Cobbins Brook Smile Clinic

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Treatments

Oral Surgery

Tooth decay and advanced periodontal (gum) disease can cause a lot of pain and degrade the quality of a natural tooth so much that extraction is the only real option. Other reasons for removal include impaction, which occurs when teeth are unable to grow into the proper position because of other teeth, irreparably broken, bone structure, or other gum issues. This is the primary reason why wisdom and other teeth are removed. Left untreated, a broken, infected, or impacted tooth can cause escalating pain and serious health issues.

If your teeth are infected or otherwise compromised to the point that they should come out, our dentists at Cobbins Brook Smile Clinic will relieve your pain and get you back on the road to good dental health.

How are teeth extracted?

Before commencing treatment we will X-ray the tooth or teeth to review the extent of the issue and determine how to best proceed. Then, after using local anaesthesia to numb the area, we remove the tooth. If it is broken or not yet erupted, a more intricate surgical extraction will be necessary, but we will ensure that you are comfortable and pain-free the entire time. You may experience some swelling and tenderness afterwards, but cold compresses and over-the-counter pain medication will manage these symptoms until they subside.

Extracting wisdom teeth

When wisdom teeth become impacted, problems result. Partial eruption leaves openings around the teeth that allow bacteria to infiltrate and infect the tissue, which in turn can cause:

  • Swelling and pain
  • Pressure that could cause other teeth to shift about
  • Tumours and cysts that destroy healthy teeth and bone tissue

Early removal of wisdom teeth is strongly recommended to avoid such problems and minimise surgical risk.

Prior to your surgery, your sedation options will be reviewed, to help you decide on a method that’s best for your circumstances. After the teeth are removed, your gum is sutured and you will rest in our office under supervision until you are ready to be taken home. We will provide you with a postoperative kit that includes aftercare instructions, a prescription for pain medication, and antibiotics. We will also schedule you for a follow-up appointment to see how you are progressive and remove sutures.

However, added care will be necessary during the first few days after your tooth extraction. Commonly recommended steps include:

    • Eating softer foods
    • No smoking
    • Extra care when brushing near the extraction site.

If you have any questions or concerns after your wisdom tooth extraction, please call us. Your health and well-being are extremely important to us.

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WRINKLE REMOVAL

At Cobbins Brook Dental Practice we are pleased offer clients a choice of non-invasive treatments that safely minimise the signs of ageing and leave you looking brighter and younger. Our dentists, who

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DERMAL FILLERS

As we grow older, our skin dulls and loses a lot of its youthful texture and volume. Dermal fillers, available at Cobbins Brook Dental Practice, erases the damaging effects of time by plumping up fine

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TEETH WHITENING

Having a beautiful smile may be even easier than you think. At Cobbins Brook Dental Practice many of our patients achieve the look they have always wanted by going for one of our popular Teeth Whiteni

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DENTAL VENEERS

Porcelain Dental Veneers are one of the most effective and aesthetically pleasing methods of correcting stained, chipped or misaligned teeth. They are a common component in high-profile Smile Makeover

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ADULT BRACES

There is a common misconception that braces are only young children, but it’s never too late to use orthodontic treatments to straighten your smile. Many of our orthodontics patients are adults who lo

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INMAN ALIGNER

What is the Inman Aligner?

Inman Aligner is a type of orthodontic appliance that aligns crowded or crooked teeth into a more aesthetically and functionally desirable position. It is offered

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SIX MONTH SMILES

What is 6 Month Braces / Smiles?

6-Month Smiles is an effective, cosmetic brace system designed to straighten your teeth in approximately 6 months. It provides a fixed, tooth-coloured altern

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INVISALIGN INVISIBLE BRACES

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign has been regarded as an innovative way to straighten misaligned teeth and redefine a patient’s smile, and in many cases provides a clear alternative to the tra

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ORTHODONTICS

At Cobbins Brook Smile Clinic, our orthodontists offer a range of treatments to help straighten teeth. Adult braces are becoming more and more popular, especially if patients have had previous orthodo

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DENTAL SEDATION

We want you to have a pleasant and comfortable experience each time you come to Cobbins Brook Smile Clinic, so reducing dental anxiety is one of our most important services. Sedation options are avail

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PERIODONTAL SPECIALIST

An estimated 50% of UK residents have some form of periodontal, or gum, disease. Left untreated, it can loosen the tissues surrounding your teeth, causing tooth loss and increasing your risk of diabet

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PROSTHODONTICS

Prosthodontics is a form of dentistry that restores natural teeth after they have been damaged by decay, disease or injury. If a tooth cannot be salvaged, a prosthodontic specialist will replace it wi

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ENDODONTIC TREATMENT

Endodontic Treatment, more commonly known as Root Canal Therapy, removes infected pulp from a tooth, and, in the process, both relieves painful symptoms to save the tooth. Common causes of infection i

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INLAYS AND ONLAYS

When more than half of your tooth’s biting surface is damaged, we will often restore it using an inlay or onlay. Made of porcelain, gold, or composite resin, these pieces are bonded to the damaged a

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DENTURES

Dentures are a popular and non-invasive dental restoration that helps patients with missing teeth get a complete and functioning smile. The traditional and implant supported dentures available at Cobb

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BRIDGES

Are broken, flawed or missing teeth preventing you from feeling great about your smile? Do you wish you could eat whatever you’d like without pain or difficulty? At Cobbins Brook Smile Clinic we have

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GUM HYGIENE TREATMENT

Gum Disease is alarmingly common, with an estimated 8 out of 10 people displaying symptoms of varying severity. Gum disease occurs when the gum tissue becomes infected and it is the leading cause of n

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FILLINGS

If you are highly

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MISSING TEETH

Losing a natural tooth is a distressing experience. You don’t want to show off a disfigured smile, and whatever caused you to lose the tooth may be leaving you in severe discomfort. Let our clinicia

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ROOT CANALS

Do you have a toothache that throbs day and night? Does it hurt when you consume something hot or cold? Is the gum tissue surrounding a certain tooth painful and swollen? These are all signs that a ro

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PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY

Preventive dentistry focuses on preventing the onset or progression of dental diseases. Under ideal circumstances it is a team effort between you, the patient, and your support team here at Cobbins Br

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MOUTH CANCER SCREENING

At Cobbins Brook Smile Clinic, we take a proactive position in your health and well being by screening you thoroughly for mouth cancer as part of your routine dental examination. Using a combination o

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AIRFLOW TOOTH POLISHING

Technology has transformed all aspects of our lives, including the way we clean our teeth. The leading-edge and innovative airflow tooth polishing process uses a combination of water, compressed air,

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NERVOUS PATIENTS

At Cobbins Brook Smile Clinic we understand that some of our patients are anxious about visiting the dentist. For some people, it’s a fear of needles. Others worry about post-proc

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CROWNS

Dental Crowns are a type of restoration that protects and preserves the remainder of an affected tooth, preventing further damage and restoring its appearance & function. Available in a variety of

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GENERAL DENTAL CARE

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DENTAL IMPLANTS

When you lose a natural tooth, the complications are more than just cosmetic. Chewing becomes painful and when adjacent teeth start shifting into the gap, tooth decay and periodontal problems can occu

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