FITZ PARK DENTAL PRACTICE FAQs
Below are a small selection of the most frequently asked questions at our practice. Please feel free to contact us if you require further clarification before your visit or a simply a reassuring chat.
Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface or damaging it. Usually the original shade of the tooth is whitened to a lighter colour, rather than being turned completely white.
A dental implant is used to support one or more false teeth. It is a titanium screw that can replace the root of a tooth when it fails. Just like a tooth root, it is placed into the jawbone.
Dental occlusion is another name for the way your teeth meet when your jaws bite together.
The letters TMJ are short for of ‘temporo-mandibular joint’, which is the joint connecting your lower jaw and your skull. The movement in this joint lets you open and close your mouth and chew from side to side.
Being ‘afraid of the dentist’ may mean different things to different people. It will probably help if you work out just what it is that worries you most. Maybe the sounds and smells bring back memories of bad experiences as a child, or the thought that having treatment will hurt. The good news is that more and more dentists now understand their patients’ fears, and with a combination of kindness and gentleness can do a great deal to make dental treatment an acceptable, normal part of life.
Root canal treatment (also called endodontics) is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (known as the pulp) is infected through decay or injury. You may not feel any pain in the early stages of the infection. In some cases, your tooth could darken in colour, which may mean that the nerve of the tooth has died (or is dying). This would need root canal treatment.
Orthodontic treatment is a way of straightening or moving teeth, to improve the appearance of the teeth and how they work. It can also help to look after the long-term health of the teeth, gums and jaw joints, by spreading the biting pressure over all the teeth.
Early tooth decay does not tend to show many physical signs. Sometimes the tooth looks healthy, but your dentist will be able to see from an x-ray (radiograph) whether you have any decay present under the enamel, any possible infections in the roots, or any bone loss around the tooth. X-rays can help the dentist to see in between your teeth or under the edge of your fillings. Finding and treating dental problems at an early stage can save both time and money. In children, x-rays can be used to show where the second teeth are and when they will come through. This also applies to adults when the wisdom teeth start to come through.
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We offer the latest in modern dentistry to give you a healthy, happy smile. This site offers detail on all treatments offered.
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Principal Dentist - GDC 75410Simon is the Principal dentist and owner of the Fitz Park Dental Practice.
Associate Dentist - GDC 77567Robert has been living and working as a dentist in Cumbria since graduating in the year 2000.
Practice Manager - GDC 121378Lindsey has been a dental nurse for over twenty years and is qualified in Dental Radiography.
Implant Surgeon - GDC 72150Richard is a highly skilled dental implant surgeon and has placed over 5,000 implants.
Hygienist - GDC 4171
Hygienist - GDC 3242
Dental Nurse - GDC 255104
Dental Nurse - GDC 253373
Dental Nurse - GDC 197374
Dental Nurse - GDC 200545
Receptionist/Dental Nurse - GDC 126039
Trainee Dental Nurse
How many people can say that they like going to the dentist? I know this isn’t the norm but I actually look forward to my appointments. Our dentist has inspired me to want to take more care of my teeth and helped to banish all the age old fears associated with the reluctance to see the dentist and stepping into the dentist’s chair.
I take more care of my teeth than ever before as my dentist has helped me to understand how good oral hygiene can affect other areas of your health. Regular visits to our dentist ensure that we are doing the right things and looking after our teeth correctly which is good insurance for our overall health for the future.
Couldn't recommend Fitz Park Dental Practice highly enough.
I actually enjoy going to the dentist now. They make me feel at ease from the moment I arrive from the friendly response at reception to the highly professional relaxed manner of the dentists which all works towards helping me feel at ease and assured I am in good hands.