Pond Square Dental


What is non-surgical periodontal therapy?

Good question. If you have gum disease, you will need remedial treatment. After checking precisely which teeth the gum disease is effecting and to what degree, our periodontal specialist or one of our hygienists cleans your teeth below the gum line, usually after your mouth has been numbed, in the areas that have been identified as having gum disease. This is usually done over one, two or four appointments.



Yes, we work with 'direct access' to the hygienist - you'll simply have to fill out a short form when registering.

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.

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.