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Outpatients Level 2
Tel: 01803 656321
Fax: 01803 655011
Restorative Dentistry is concerned with the care of patients who require restoration of the oral and the dental tissues. This involves the disciplines of periodontics (gums), endodontics (root canal therapy / removal of dental nerve) and prosthodontics (crowns, bridges and dentures), which includes dental implants.
The service provides advice on diagnosis and treatment planning for the patient's dentist to undertake as well as treatment of those who require complex dental care that is considered too specialised for the patient's dentist.
Periodontal, endodontic and prosthodontic treatment is provided, however, the priority for treatment undertaken within the department is for patients with congenital and acquired defects of the oral and dental structures. For example; patients with Cleft Lip and Palate, Oral Cancer, children who fail to develop teeth and those with conditions (such as diabetes or blood disorders) who are prone to dental infections. For examples (pictures) you are referred to the ACSRD website.
Unless exempt, patients pay standard NHS charges for dentures and bridges only.
There is one Consultant in Restorative Dentistry.
Your dentist must refer you to the consultant.
There are leaflets available for each speciality via National Bodies/Groups which are listed here.
The following information is must be included on the referral letter: