Swansea Family Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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We want you to feel confident in your choice of dental practices when you choose Swansea Family Dental to care for your family’s smiles.

If you do not see your specific question listed here, you can receive an answer by calling one of our practice locations. Our friendly and professional team is always willing to help.

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We recommend dental visits from three years of age unless there are any problems or concerns. We dedicate a lot of time to make sure kids have a great first experience at the dentist and encourage parents to bring them along their check-up and clean appointments in preparation for their first visit. 

When children see parents relaxed and receiving care at the dental clinic, they take note that there is nothing to worry about.

At their first visit, we will give children a ride in the chair, demonstrate brushing and flossing and have a look to make sure that their teeth and gums are healthy and developing as expected.

As with adults, every child is different. What one kid can tolerate might send another into a panic. Our team is experienced in reading children’s signals so that we never push them beyond their tolerance level.

Perhaps the most integral aspect of your child’s first visit is the partnership we create with parents and caregivers in looking after their children’s teeth and gums at home.

  • Proper brushing and flossing techniques
  • Products and tools to motivate kids
  • Inspiration to help kids develop healthy habits
  • What to expect with kids’ development over the coming months and years

We look forward to helping you and your children maintain healthy, comfortable smiles. Contact us to book your child’s paediatric dental appointment.

Cosmetic Dentistry

We take x-rays in the first visit to be able to diagnose properly. We advised x-rays to be taken every couple of years to detect any decays, bone level changes and to compare to your previous radiographs. 

Each type of x-ray serves a purpose to ensure the health of our patients and to diagnose any oral conditions. While routine dental x-rays every few years are part of our preventive dentistry protocol, some situations warrant additional radiographs.

Emergency dental appointments – A dental emergency or a toothache will require additional x-rays to diagnose the condition.

Dental implants – Planning dental implant surgery requires precise planning and evaluation before embarking on surgical procedures. Individual x-rays along with a panoramic x-ray are part of the treatment planning process.

Crowns and bridges – Ruling out any underlying conditions before proceeding with restorative dentistry provide patients with superior results. We will use digital dental x-rays to rule out bone loss or instances of decay.

Wisdom teeth evaluation – Young adults are candidates for wisdom teeth (third molar) removal if their teeth become symptomatic. Panoramic x-rays show the position and presence of third molars.

At Swansea Family Dental, located in Swansea, we utilise digital dental x-rays, which emit 80 per cent less radiation than film radiographs. Digital x-rays produce high-resolution images for our dentists to use in diagnosis and treatment planning options.

Wanting a beautiful smile is something many of our patients have desired and achieved at Swansea Family Dental. Getting started on the path to your dream smile is easy. Let our staff know that you are interested in discussing this treatment with your dentist. 

An oral examination, x-rays and a series of photos and an oral digital scan will be taken at your first appointment. From there, your dentist will design your ideal smile taking into consideration your facial features. In a second appointment, you will be able to try in your smile without any dental treatment or commitment. 

Your ‘practice smile’ will give you a realistic image of what your final treatment will look like. It is also a perfect opportunity to make any adjustments to the colour or shape of restorations to your liking. Your dentist will ensure that in addition to looking beautiful, your smile functions properly for comfortable chewing and healthy jaw joints.

Digital Smile Design takes the fear of the unknown out of full smile makeovers since patients have the chance to preview the results before any work is completed.

Contact our Swansea dental clinic to book a consultation with one of our experienced cosmetic dentists.

With the technology that we have at our practice with our CEREC ceramic restoration machine, we are able to offer our patients the comfort of one-visit crowns, bridges and veneers. What that means for our patients is no more temporary crowns and no return visit for cementation. It all gets done in a single appointment. 

CEREC technology does not compromise on quality or aesthetics. Your dental restorations will result from milling small pieces of ceramic based on the digital scan we have taken of your tooth or teeth.

Your dentist will provide the final colour, shading and polish for the restoration to match your surrounding teeth for seamless results. In the case of teeth veneers, ceramic CEREC veneers can completely change the appearance of the smile, adjusting the spacing between teeth, the size and shape of teeth and improving the colour.

CEREC technology eliminates the need for impressions by replacing imperfect impression paste with high-quality digital scanning technology to improve results and ensure a comfortable and aesthetic result.

If you want to learn more about innovative CEREC same-day dental crowns, bridges and veneers, contact our Swansea dental surgery to book a consultation with one of our dentists.

Dental Emergencies and Root Canal Treatment

We take x-rays in the first visit to be able to diagnose properly. We advised x-rays to be taken every couple of years to detect any decays, bone level changes and to compare to your previous radiographs. 

Each type of x-ray serves a purpose to ensure the health of our patients and to diagnose any oral conditions. While routine dental x-rays every few years are part of our preventive dentistry protocol, some situations warrant additional radiographs.

Emergency dental appointments – A dental emergency or a toothache will require additional x-rays to diagnose the condition.

Dental implants – Planning dental implant surgery requires precise planning and evaluation before embarking on surgical procedures. Individual x-rays along with a panoramic x-ray are part of the treatment planning process.

Crowns and bridges – Ruling out any underlying conditions before proceeding with restorative dentistry provide patients with superior results. We will use digital dental x-rays to rule out bone loss or instances of decay.

Wisdom teeth evaluation – Young adults are candidates for wisdom teeth (third molar) removal if their teeth become symptomatic. Panoramic x-rays show the position and presence of third molars.

At Swansea Family Dental, located in Swansea, we utilise digital dental x-rays, which emit 80 per cent less radiation than film radiographs. Digital x-rays produce high-resolution images for our dentists to use in diagnosis and treatment planning options.

Not usually, as we use a local anaesthetic for all our treatments. The pain associated with root canal treatment is caused by the infection in the root of the tooth, not by the root canal treatment itself.

Our dentists provide gentle treatment for our patients, no matter the procedure they are performing. We understand that some people have more difficulty feeling completely numb than others. We leave adequate time for patients to feel comfortable so that their treatment is completely comfortable and stress-free.

If you begin to experience the signs and symptoms of a root canal that requires treatment, please contact our Swansea dental clinic to book an emergency dental appointment. We reserve time in our daily schedules to treat dental emergencies quickly – often on the same day.

Common symptoms associated with the need for root canal therapy include:

  • Swelling around the tooth or on the face
  • Painful jaw
  • Discoloured tooth
  • Small pimple-like fissure on the gums
  • Sensitivity to hot food or beverages

At the emergency dental visit, our team will take an x-ray of the area to assist our dentists in an accurate diagnosis. Root canal treatment typically requires more than one appointment to complete the procedure.

Paediatric Dentistry

We take x-rays in the first visit to be able to diagnose properly. We advised x-rays to be taken every couple of years to detect any decays, bone level changes and to compare to your previous radiographs. 

Each type of x-ray serves a purpose to ensure the health of our patients and to diagnose any oral conditions. While routine dental x-rays every few years are part of our preventive dentistry protocol, some situations warrant additional radiographs.

Emergency dental appointments – A dental emergency or a toothache will require additional x-rays to diagnose the condition.

Dental implants – Planning dental implant surgery requires precise planning and evaluation before embarking on surgical procedures. Individual x-rays along with a panoramic x-ray are part of the treatment planning process.

Crowns and bridges – Ruling out any underlying conditions before proceeding with restorative dentistry provide patients with superior results. We will use digital dental x-rays to rule out bone loss or instances of decay.

Wisdom teeth evaluation – Young adults are candidates for wisdom teeth (third molar) removal if their teeth become symptomatic. Panoramic x-rays show the position and presence of third molars.

At Swansea Family Dental, located in Swansea, we utilise digital dental x-rays, which emit 80 per cent less radiation than film radiographs. Digital x-rays produce high-resolution images for our dentists to use in diagnosis and treatment planning options.

Preventive and General Dentistry

We take x-rays in the first visit to be able to diagnose properly. We advised x-rays to be taken every couple of years to detect any decays, bone level changes and to compare to your previous radiographs. 

Each type of x-ray serves a purpose to ensure the health of our patients and to diagnose any oral conditions. While routine dental x-rays every few years are part of our preventive dentistry protocol, some situations warrant additional radiographs.

Emergency dental appointments – A dental emergency or a toothache will require additional x-rays to diagnose the condition.

Dental implants – Planning dental implant surgery requires precise planning and evaluation before embarking on surgical procedures. Individual x-rays along with a panoramic x-ray are part of the treatment planning process.

Crowns and bridges – Ruling out any underlying conditions before proceeding with restorative dentistry provide patients with superior results. We will use digital dental x-rays to rule out bone loss or instances of decay.

Wisdom teeth evaluation – Young adults are candidates for wisdom teeth (third molar) removal if their teeth become symptomatic. Panoramic x-rays show the position and presence of third molars.

At Swansea Family Dental, located in Swansea, we utilise digital dental x-rays, which emit 80 per cent less radiation than film radiographs. Digital x-rays produce high-resolution images for our dentists to use in diagnosis and treatment planning options.

We recommend that patients have an appointment at least every six months for a check-up and hygiene appointment. During this appointment, patients will receive an examination of the teeth and gums, as well as an oral cancer screen. 

Your dentist is often the first to notice suspicious lesions or precancerous cells inside the mouth. Oral cancer is highly treatable when detected early. Your oral cancer screening could mean the difference between life and death, which is why we recommend that patients with dentures maintain their twice-yearly check-ups as well.

Our hygienist will evaluate your gums and will do a clean. Every dental clean is designed to meet your oral health needs – whether you are right on schedule with your clean appointment or you have some catching up to do.

Our hygienist is knowledgeable and will share vital information to help you control and prevent gum disease. 

In some cases, we may recommend that patients have more frequent visits to the dental clinic. Patients with medical conditions or prescription medications that increase the risk of developing gum disease or decay can sometimes benefit from dental cleans 3-4 times per year.

At Swansea Family Dental, we always base our recommendations on your current oral health needs.

Same-Day Crowns and Restorations

We take x-rays in the first visit to be able to diagnose properly. We advised x-rays to be taken every couple of years to detect any decays, bone level changes and to compare to your previous radiographs. 

Each type of x-ray serves a purpose to ensure the health of our patients and to diagnose any oral conditions. While routine dental x-rays every few years are part of our preventive dentistry protocol, some situations warrant additional radiographs.

Emergency dental appointments – A dental emergency or a toothache will require additional x-rays to diagnose the condition.

Dental implants – Planning dental implant surgery requires precise planning and evaluation before embarking on surgical procedures. Individual x-rays along with a panoramic x-ray are part of the treatment planning process.

Crowns and bridges – Ruling out any underlying conditions before proceeding with restorative dentistry provide patients with superior results. We will use digital dental x-rays to rule out bone loss or instances of decay.

Wisdom teeth evaluation – Young adults are candidates for wisdom teeth (third molar) removal if their teeth become symptomatic. Panoramic x-rays show the position and presence of third molars.

At Swansea Family Dental, located in Swansea, we utilise digital dental x-rays, which emit 80 per cent less radiation than film radiographs. Digital x-rays produce high-resolution images for our dentists to use in diagnosis and treatment planning options.

With the technology that we have at our practice with our CEREC ceramic restoration machine, we are able to offer our patients the comfort of one-visit crowns, bridges and veneers. What that means for our patients is no more temporary crowns and no return visit for cementation. It all gets done in a single appointment. 

CEREC technology does not compromise on quality or aesthetics. Your dental restorations will result from milling small pieces of ceramic based on the digital scan we have taken of your tooth or teeth.

Your dentist will provide the final colour, shading and polish for the restoration to match your surrounding teeth for seamless results. In the case of teeth veneers, ceramic CEREC veneers can completely change the appearance of the smile, adjusting the spacing between teeth, the size and shape of teeth and improving the colour.

CEREC technology eliminates the need for impressions by replacing imperfect impression paste with high-quality digital scanning technology to improve results and ensure a comfortable and aesthetic result.

If you want to learn more about innovative CEREC same-day dental crowns, bridges and veneers, contact our Swansea dental surgery to book a consultation with one of our dentists.

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