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Dental check-ups and general dentistry in Halifax

Everything you need for a healthy smile!

My visit is always very comfortable, all staff are very skilled and inspire confidence in the patient. Neil is the best dentist ever.

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Dental check-ups and general dentistry, at-a-glance:

GENTLE

Relaxed and unhurried visits

Everything you need for a comfortable appointment

PROFESSIONAL

Patient-focused and informed care

All of your treatment options fully explained

BESPOKE ROUTINE CARE

Monitor your oral health

Regular check-ups to keep your smile healthy

HIGH-QUALITY

Tooth-coloured restorations

For durable and aesthetic results

TRUSTED EXPERTISE

Since 1996

Decades of experience behind every treatment

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Included in your treatment cost.

  • x-rays and a cleaning

    Included during your first visit with the dentist

  • Consultation with a dental professional

    Always meet with a dentist or hygienist

  • Home care advice

    Personalised suggestions and recommendations for improved oral health

  • Treatment plan recommendations

    Bespoke treatment suggestions based upon your unique dental health needs

Is it time for a dental checkup? Do you have a toothache in need of treatment? Whatever your dental treatment needs may be, our team of qualified dental professionals are ready to help.

A modern Halifax general dentist.

We offer a complete range of general dental treatments in a relaxed yet professional atmosphere.

You will never feel rushed or pressured when you visit us. Instead, we take the time to listen to your concerns, and we prioritise addressing the oral health issue that bothers you the most. 

Your smile is in great hands when you entrust us with your dental care. We use the latest dental technologies including digital X-rays to provide you with accurate diagnoses and comfortable care. From your very first visit with us right on through to your follow-up appointment, you will have our support and guidance every step of the way.

Our team has been serving the Halifax area since 2015, but our experience dates back to 1996. We look forward to using our extensive dental experience to help you discover a healthier and more beautiful smile.

Dental check-ups

Each dental check-up is an opportunity to gain valuable insights into your oral health.

We take seriously our responsibility to provide you with a comprehensive and informative dental examination so that you can enjoy optimal dental health and make educated decisions about your dental treatment.

Your routine dental check-up at our practice will include:

At each visit, we will take a moment to speak with you about your daily oral hygiene routine to see if there are any areas we can help you improve in. 

Besides recommending dental treatment, we will also let you know which hygiene or gum care treatments you may need to have a healthy mouth.

Regular dental check-ups are an invaluable part of your health and wellness, so we will provide you with a recommended check-up schedule that suits your oral health needs. For example, we may advise you to come see us two, three or even four times per year so that we can monitor your dental health.

Learn more about what you can expect to experience during your first check-up at Skircoat Green Dental Practice by visiting our New Patient Journey page.

Dental fillings

If you have a tooth that is damaged or decayed, then a filling can make it whole again and keep it healthy.

Left unrepaired, your tooth can continue to break down or the decay can spread and develop into an abscess. Getting a filling could prevent the need for root canal treatment or a dental crown and it could even help you avoid losing your tooth to extraction.

Dental fillings can be made from either a silver-coloured amalgam, or a tooth-coloured composite resin material.

Here at Skircoat Green Dental Practice, we also offer inlays made from gold or porcelain. An inlay is made separately outside of the mouth and then later fitted to the tooth in one solid piece. Inlays can repair large areas of decay inside the grooves of molars.

Dental crowns

A crown is a dental restoration that covers your entire tooth.

Your tooth will first be prepared by carefully removing its outer layer, and then the custom-made crown will be placed over your tooth to strengthen it and seal it off from infection.

Crowns are ideal for teeth that are:

Our dental crowns are made from durable and aesthetic materials such as porcelain, zirconia and gold. In addition to classic dental crowns, we also fashion partial crowns called onlays. Onlays are indirect restorations that are designed outside the mouth and placed on prepared teeth, just like full dental crowns. An onlay may be indicated if you have a tooth that needs a large restoration, but does not need one as large as a whole crown.

We make the process of getting crowns and dental bridges easier by using a digital scanner to take impressions. This technology eliminates the need for messy impressions and saves time.

Root canal treatment

Are you suffering from dental pain?

Root canal treatment could help you find relief. Many people mistakenly believe that root canal treatment causes pain, but that is the opposite of the truth. Root canal treatment removes the infected or inflamed nerve from inside a tooth in order to stop or prevent severe dental pain.

If you have a toothache, a severely damaged tooth or a dental abscess, then you may need root canal treatment.

During root canal treatment, your dentist will numb the treatment area before working. Next, the dentist will create a small opening in your tooth to access the inside and then clean it out using slim dental instruments. After sterilising and medicating the inside of your tooth, the dentist will close it off to seal out bacteria. The goal of this treatment is to help you hold on to your natural tooth for as long as possible. You may need a dental crown to keep your tooth strong after root canal treatment.

Tooth extractions

When it becomes evident that no restorative measures are likely to work, removing your tooth may be your last option for restoring your oral health.

A damaged or diseased tooth can cause you pain and embarrassment, and any existing infections can spread to other teeth.

If your Skircoat Green dentist recommends extraction, this is because taking out the problem tooth will give your mouth a fresh start and open up the possibility of replacing it with a bridge or dental implant.

We offer routine dental extractions here in our Halifax dental practice and we are also equipped to perform surgical extractions. In either case, we will ensure that you are comfortable at all times during your treatment.

Are you ready to book an appointment with a Halifax dentist and start your journey to a healthier smile?

Request an appointment online or call us today.

Frequently asked questions about dental check-ups and general dentistry:

  • What happens if I don’t get a cavity filled?

    Dental decay is a bacterial infection. Leaving a cavity untreated can allow the infection to spread to other teeth, and the original cavity can also grow until it turns into a painful dental abscess. 

    If your tooth becomes abscessed, the tooth will likely have to be extracted or treated with root canal treatment. An abscess can potentially cause dangerous health complications if it spreads to your throat or brain. 

    Fortunately, our team is able to treat tooth decay at any stage. We can help you treat a cavity or abscess and we can help you avoid dental decay, altogether.

  • Are dental X-rays safe?

    Yes, modern dental X-rays are absolutely safe! At our practice, we utilise digital X-ray technology which produces less radiation than traditional film X-rays. 

    We only recommend X-rays when they are absolutely necessary to making an accurate diagnosis or planning your treatment, and we will take added precautions to avoid unnecessary X-ray exposure to any other part of your body.

  • Does it hurt to get a dental crown?

    No, you won’t feel any pain when we fit you for a dental crown. We will make sure that you are comfortable and that your tooth has received an adequate supply of local anaesthetic before we begin your treatment. It will feel no different from getting a small dental filling.

  • Is there an alternative to getting root canal treatment?

    If getting root canal treatment is not an option, then your best alternative is to remove the tooth and replace it with an implant, bridge or denture. Root canal treatment is generally indicated as a last-resort to save a damaged or infected tooth, so if you do not take this step, then the tooth in question could develop a painful infection and require extraction. Sometimes, even a dentist may recommend extraction if it appears that root canal treatment is not likely to succeed.

  • What are my options for replacing a tooth after extracting it?

    After removing a diseased, damaged or loosened tooth, you can replace it with a bridge or denture or even a dental implant. Contact our team to schedule an appointment where you can explore your options.

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Skircoat Green Dental Practice
341 Skircoat Green Road
Halifax
West Yorkshire
HX3 0LX

opening times

Monday

8:30am - 5:30pm

Tuesday

8:30am - 5:30pm

Wednesday

8:30am - 5:30pm

Thursday

8:30am - 5:30pm

Friday

8:00am - 1:00pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed