Pond Square Dental


What is a cavity?

A dental cavity is usually a hole in the tooth caused by tooth decay, which in turn is caused by certain bacteria in your mouth. A dental cavity may or may not be visible and maybe hidden within the tooth. The dentist will check your teeth and let you know if you have any cavities. Most cavities will need to be fixed, with a filling or metal or ceramic material, after removal of the decayed tooth.



All our filling materials are modern composites that are tooth coloured. If you have any special request you should let our team know before coming in and we will accommodate your needs.

Nobody can tell for sure if it is a health problem to have amalgam fillings, however if you wish to have your fillings changed we provide a safe way to do that by using rubber dam, and high volume aspirators to ensure you are exposed to a minimum of mercury vapour when replacing these fillings

Yes. It is not healthy for your gums to be bleeding, however the problem will probably be something we can deal with. It is best to come in to see one of our caring and thoughtful hygienists or our gum specialist to look into the matter for you.

Bad breath is commonly a consequence of decayed teeth or unhealthy gums or both. One of our team can take all the necessary checks to find out for you and let you know how to resolve the problem.

Usually every 6 months.

Generally yes, dental x-rays are very safe. Often, dental x-rays have the same radiation exposure as eating several bananas or getting on a flight to Spain. There is always a risk, but usually this is outweighed by the benefit - the dentist should discuss this benefit with you.