At Victoria Road Dental Clinic, we provide a full range of general dental treatments at our High Street Clinic in Ruislip Manor. Sometimes referred to as everyday dentistry, we offer a comprehensive range of treatments covering preventative and restorative dentistry. These include oral hygiene, restorative fillings, dental crowns, dental bridges, teeth whitening, gum disease, dentures maintenance, teeth extractions and root canal surgery. Due to our warm friendly dental team, we are particularly successful with those patients with dental phobias. Our philosophy is to provide flexible dental care that is both exceptional and affordable.
With fixed price examinations, we aim to ensure that our dental examinations are affordable and thorough. This allows us to determine the true level of your oral health and consider your dental concerns. Our team of experts will discuss any current dental problems you may be experiencing and subsequently conduct a thorough check of the face and oral cavity. We may use a variety of different investigative procedures during the examination process, including digital x-rays, vitality testing and digital cameras. This helps us to form accurate diagnoses and communicate any findings with you in a simple and informative manner.
As a preventative dental practice, we value the importance of regular hygienist appointments. It is very important that you see a hygienist regularly to maintain healthy teeth and gums. At our practice you do not need to see a dentist before seeing our hygienist, as she will conduct a thorough assessment and carry out any dental hygiene treatment that is necessary at the time of your visit. However, to ensure the best possible care for your teeth and adhering to protocols, our hygienist may encourage a dental check up with a dentist, and radiographs (X-rays ) may be necessary. This will be your choice and fully discussed at the time of your hygiene visit.
Our hygienist can offer additional treatments such as advanced polishing using a Prophy Jet which can help to remove the staining on your teeth and this can be performed at the time of your visit.
Emergency Dental Treatment
What should I do in the event of a dental emergency?
I have a tooth ache
If you have a constant pain, this indicates there is something wrong that requires attention. Painkillers are usually necessary and if you are able to take them, ibuprofen is usually best. If you are not able to take ibuprofen, paracetamol is recommended but be careful not to exceed the maximum dose.
I have a swelling
This is usually caused by an infection and initial treatment with antibiotics may be required. You must contact us as soon as possible as the cause of the infection needs to be determined and treated appropriately.
I have fractured a tooth
Please do not panic as these can usually be restored. If the tooth is painful, avoid hot and cold foods or fluids. If there is pain, try to avoid eating or biting on that side. Painkillers can often help. An early appointment is usually necessary to avoid further damage to the tooth and possibly the nerve inside it. A temporary restoration can often be placed to ensure it is pain free whilst a permanent solution is being sought.
I have lost a crown
Please keep the crown safe, as in some instances it is possible to re-cement it for you permanently or temporarily should other treatment be required. In the meantime, if the underlying tooth or filling is painful, avoid eating near it and drink tepid fluids only. Seek our opinion as soon as possible as failure to do so can lead to further damage which may result in the need for root canal treatment or extraction.
I have knocked a tooth out
If it is an adult tooth, it ideally needs to be re-implanted immediately. Do not handle the root of the tooth and do not clean or scrub the root surface. If it appears visually dirty, rinse it briefly in water or milk before replacing it back into the socket as close to its original position as possible. Seek advice from us as soon as possible as the tooth will need to be splinted so that it remains in place and then be monitored. If re-implantation is not possible, DO NOT place the tooth in water. PLACE IT in some cold milk or on one side of your mouth between your teeth and cheeks until you can be seen either by us or a local hospital emergency dental department.
I have broken my denture
Broken dentures can usually be repaired relatively easily. Please resist the temptation to glue them together yourself as this often makes a repair very difficult. Please call us to organise the repair.
Tooth decay treatment at Victoria Road Dental Clinic
Early detection to tooth decay allows teeth to be saved. Sometimes tooth decay can cause discomfort and it is important to treat the tooth decay may or may not cause discomfort, even though it doesn’t hurt, the tooth is deteriorating.
Using higher magnification and powerful lighting, it is easier to detect decay at an early stage to prevent excessive tooth damage. When cavities are small, they are much easier and less expensive to treat.
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 whether you have any decay under the enamel, any possible infections in the roots, or any bone loss around the tooth.