Frequently Asked Questions
At Thames Street Dental we understand how important your dental care is, and we appreciate that you will have questions. We have compiled some Frequently Asked Questions below, along with some answers from our experts. If you have a question which is not covered here, please feel free to send your question to us using the form to the right of this page:
If you have a swollen mouth and are in pain you could be suffering from an infection. We advise that you book in for an emergency appointment so that your condition can be assessed and treated as soon as possible.
Our team at Thames Street Dental are very friendly and caring. We understand that dental treatment can be very difficult for some patients so we do our best to make your visit as relaxed as possible. We will ensure everything is explained to you before carrying out treatment and welcome any questions you may have.
Why not come early to your appointment to have a cup of tea and a chat with our receptionist to help put you at ease. We have treated many nervous patients over the last 30 years and we hope to continue to do so for many more years to come!
For the majority of people it is advisable to see your Dentist for a routine examination every 6 months. This may vary if you are at higher/lower risks of certain dental diseases. Having a professional clean every 6 months will help remove the build up of bacteria under the gums and remove tartar which is most common around your lower front teeth. It will leave your mouth feeling fresh and healthy!
Patients shouldn’t need X-rays every time they visit the Dentist – we recommend that each new patient has X-rays when they join Thames Street Dental, and then has another every few years. If your dentist feels that there is a reason to have more X-rays in between those periods, the Dentist will let you know.
Teeth can be sensitive for a number of reasons. For example, it could be due to decay, broken or lost fillings leading to an exposed surface of the tooth or gum recession. The treatment will be dependent on what is specifically causing the problem.
Root Canal Treatment involves removing the infected nerve from the tooth, disinfecting the root canal system and filling it back up again. You may need a root canal due to decay reaching and infecting the nerve or due to previous trauma. Further information can be found within the Treatments page of our website, however, a detailed consultation with one of our dentists will provide more information specifically for your case.
Thames Street Dental is located on Thames Street (near Clarence Street) in the heart of Kingston-upon-Thames in Surrey. The practice can be found near TK Maxx store, opposite Halfords. The practice is located on the first floor and second floors.
We do offer emergency care and appointments. We understand that toothache is not pleasant – Therefore, we will do our very best to ensure you are seen as soon as possible. Please do call our friendly reception team for an appointment.
Of course! Many of our patients have dental insurance and we are happy to help you fill out the forms if needed. We advise you check with your dental insurance company to see how much cover you are eligible to receive.