FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do I have to have AN exam first before I see THE hygienist?

It is not necessary; we recommend our ‘Dental Hygiene and Exam Appointment’ a clean and thorough exam carried out during one appointment. However, if you have not seen a hygienist for more than six months, we recommend our ‘Dental Hygiene and Exam Appointment’ – a clean and through exam carried out during one appointment

Can I see a Hygienist if I’m not registered at your practice?

We would be pleased to book an appointment once you have registered at Fulham Dental Clinic – Registering with us is a simple process which our team is happy to guide you through.

Are you a family friendly practice?

We are very proud of managing the dental care of families in the community. Our team have children in local schools, and we are regularly involved in nursery and school activities.

I’m really scared of the dentist. Can you deal with anxious patients?

Yes, Justyna is UK’s only Dental Phobia Certified dental therapist & hygienist and is highly qualified to manage nervous and anxious patients. Our dental care professionals are trained in managing patients’ anxiety about dental treatment. Our friendly, caring receptionists will welcome you and make you feel at ease.

Do you take new patients?

We would be pleased to welcome you to FDC. Our welcoming receptionists will guide you through the registration process.

What services do you offer?

Our key areas of expertise are Dental Hygiene, Teeth Cleaning and the management of Periodontal Disease. To patients with stable oral health, we offer all dental services, including implants, crowns, veneers, and teeth whitening.

Do you use Guided Biofilm Therapy?

Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) is included in all our Dental Hygiene services for adults and children.

Do you do Airflow?

The original Airflow® is used during Dental Hygiene appointments as it is clinically proven to be the most effective method of controlling biofilm (pathogenic dental plaque), as well as removing staining.

Are you an NHS practice?

We are a private practice offering affordable private care. Our caring team is happy to guide you through our registration process.

What are the charges?

The fees are listed here (link to fee guide once uploaded on website). Feel free to contact us to request a price list sent or emailed to you.

Can I have hygiene, filling while pregnant?

It is recommended to have regular hygiene visits during pregnancy as the hormonal changes taking place during this time may result in changes in your gums. Tooth sensitivity develops when the enamel providing coating to the inner part of the tooth is lost. The need to have fillings during pregnancy is assessed individually during examination.

Why are the teeth sensitive during menopause?

Significant changes in women’s hormones during perimenopause and menopause, make you more susceptible to conditions affecting your oral health, such as dry mouth, gum recession, tooth pain, and more. Tooth sensitivity develops when the enamel providing coating to inner part of the tooth is lost. This can lead to pain and discomfort when you have cold, hot, or acidic foods.

Can peri menopause cause gum disease?

Decreasing levels of oestrogen and the significant changes in women’s hormones, make you more susceptible to conditions affecting your oral health, including gum disease. You may have gum swelling and pale, shiny, or deep-red gums that bleed easily. It’s important to see a dentist or a dental hygienist if you’re experiencing any unusual changes in your oral health, such as dry mouth, tooth sensitivity, or pain.

Do you have emergency appointments available?

We offer emergency appointments Monday to Saturday, and we will always endeavour to see you as soon as possible. If you have reached us after hours, please follow this link to find nearest emergency service.

Do you have A paediatric dentist?

We are a family dental practice. Our clinical lead Justyna is highly qualified and experienced in managing children’s dental care.

I have sensitive teeth, what do I do?

We would recommend you book a dental health exam with one of our team for an assessment as often sensitivity is an early sign of gum disease. We will assess your gums, level of inflammation, gum recession and periodontal pocket depths.

What will happen during dental exam?

During a dental health examination, we will perform soft tissue check including oral cancer screening, assessment of your teeth and gums, and we will take digital radiographs and intraoral photographs if required. We will then discuss our findings with you and formulate a treatment plan.

What will happen at periodontal consultation?

We will assess your gums, levels of inflammation, gum recession and gum pockets with the use of a microscope and then we will have a discussion with you about our clinical findings.

What will happen at orthodontic consultation?

We will assess the alignment of your teeth, the way you bite and how this affects your oral tissues. If required, we may take x-rays.

Are x-rays included in consultation?

Two small x-rays are included in a general dental health examination. For specialist services the consultant may request additional x-rays such as an OPG (Panoramic X-ray) or CT scan (3D image).

What is your cancellation policy?

An appointment can be rescheduled at any point, so long as you give us 48 hours’ notice if you need to rearrange. We are very accommodating, so you need not to worry.
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SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

To book an appointment you can contact the clinic or book an appointment online. Our friendly team in the clinic are always delighted to hear from new patients. No matter your dental history or oral health we welcome you to Fulham Dental Clinic.