When you find a good dentist, you will want to stay under their care for life. At Smilemakers dental practice in Southampton, we appreciate the importance of a strong dentist-patient relationship. We believe that it is based on trust, which can take time to establish. Our highly qualified dentists and the rest of our team will always go the extra mile to ensure you enjoy the best quality treatment at all times.
We welcome new patients at our Southampton dental practice for general, preventative, restorative, family, and cosmetic dentistry. Whatever you need, your Southampton dentist will work closely with you to ensure that you feel fully involved at all stages of treatment, and remain in control at all times. Smilemakers’ new patient examinations cost just £30, and children will benefit from free examinations.
Below are some common scenarios we see at our Southampton clinic, along with how your dentist can help:
I have toothache
Toothache always requires a visit to a dentist. If it is severe you may need to book an emergency appointment at our Southampton clinic, whilst if it is mild you should book the next available regular appointment. Never ignore it, because it will only get worse, and usually indicates an underlying problem – tooth decay or infection.
Your Southampton dentist can usually remove all decay and permanently fill the tooth in a single visit, but if infection is behind the pain then you may need two or more appointments for root canal treatment. The priority will be getting you out of pain.
I’m not sure if my baby’s teeth are coming in normally
We offer full family dental services at Smilemakers, and welcome young children as soon as their teeth start to appear.
I’ve lost a big metal filling
Your Southampton dentist can safely replace lost or worn fillings with tooth-coloured alternatives. In the case of a big filling, it may be a better option to have a porcelain onlay fitted. These are strong and tooth-coloured.
I’ve got bad breath
This is often caused by dental plaque and gum disease. We will perform a thorough health check and may refer you to our hygienist.