CONTACT : 0113 282 2238
GILLETT DENTAL SURGERY
Mr P. S. Jeavons
We provide private care and advice based on our hourly rate. The cost of your care depends on the time spent with the dentist or dental therapist and the cost of any laboratory work or materials. Generally, the charge for the treatment will be a reflection of the surgery time.
As a guide, the costs of some private treatments are given below. You will be given an estimate of proposed costs and a treatment plan after your examination and will be advised of any proposed changes during a course of treatment.
Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff or the dentist. Please also ask about the practice’s payment policies and the different ways of paying for your treatment.
New Patient consultation - £78
Regular examination - £38.95
Hygiene appointment: including - £40.95
a scale and polish.
Periodontal treatment - From £78 per visit
Tooth coloured filling - From £91
Root Canal Treatments - front tooth from £240
- Molar tooth from £450
Extraction - Simple £85, more difficult from £105
Porcelain Crowns - from £495
Set of complete dentures - from £600
Partial Denture - From £350
Sport Gum Shields - From £70
Bite Raising Appliances - Soft from £60, hard £350.
Children's Dental Care – how to brush
Establishing good oral hygiene routines at a young age is the first step towards healthy teeth, throughout life. Children need help and supervision to brush from the first tooth until the age of 10-12. A small child does not have the manual skills to brush properly and is not able to understand the consequences of not brushing correctly.
Give the teeth time to recover
•Every time your child eats or drinks, bacteria starts producing acids that corrode the teeth.
•After about half an hour the saliva has helped neutralise the acids.
•Let the teeth rest avoid eating between meals. If your child is thirsty between meals or at night time, serve water.
•Always go to bed with clean teeth. During the night, there is less saliva in the mouth, which makes the teeth more vulnerable to cavities.
Keeping your mouth healthy
Bacterial plaque constantly forms between your teeth and is impossible to reach with a regular toothbrush. The plaque must be removed regularly, or it can cause gingivitis, cavities and bad breath. Don't stop cleaning between your teeth if your gums are sore and bleed. Bleeding gums are often a sign of gum inflammation. If you don’t notice an improvement within a few weeks, contact your dental professional.
A common disease
Around 40% of all adults suffer from periodontitis – often without knowing it. The disease develops slowly and often without pain or visible signs. The sooner it is diagnosed and treated, the better.
Healthy gums are pale, pink and firm. The gum tissue covers the bone and fits firmly around the tooth like a collar. There is no bleeding when you brush or clean between your teeth.
A sticky film, bacterial plaque, constantly forms on your teeth. If you don't clean properly, plaque will be left behind, especially between the teeth and along the gum line. When plaque accumulates in these areas it causes gingivitis. Inflamed gum tissue will look red and swollen. The gums may bleed when you clean your teeth.
If the plaque is not removed, it grows in the crevice between tooth and gums (the gingival sulcus). On the root surface of the tooth, the plaque hardens into tartar which has a rough surface where bacteria attach even easier.
As the supporting bone gradually breaks down, the tooth loses more and more of its attachment. The gingivitis has developed into periodontitis. It is a slow process which often goes on unnoticed and without pain. In time the tooth will become loose and in the worst case may be lost.
Prevention and treatment
You can do a lot yourself to prevent and reverse periodontal disease through proper oral hygiene. Brush your teeth twice a day. Once a day, also clean between the teeth using interdental brushes dental floss ask your dentist or dental hygienist for advice and instruction.