Kidsgrove Dental and Implant Centre Wed, 23 Oct 2019 22:18:04 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Looking for a local dentist who can remove wisdom teeth? Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:00:55 +0000

Looking for a local dentist who can remove wisdom teeth?

Are you finding it hard to find a local dentist who is happy to remove wisdom teeth? If you have persistent problems and pains with your WISDOM TEETH and you cannot wait any longer for your referral to have them removed then call us now. We do not have any waiting lists at present.

We are happy to treat patients from all over Stoke-on-Trent including Cheshire such as Congleton, Sandbach, Crewe and Macclesfield. Call us on 01782 782 520 to arrange a consultation.

Why do I need my wisdom tooth removing?

  1. The most common reason is recurrent infection of the gum overlying a wisdom tooth that is part way through the gum (pericoronitis).
  2. Decay (caries) in the wisdom tooth, which your dentist cannot restore.
  3. Infection of the tooth (abscess) due to advanced dental decay.
  4. When the adjacent molar tooth is affected by gum (periodontal) disease or dental decay due to the impacted wisdom tooth.
  5. Progressive cystic (fluid filled sac) formation around the tooth.
  6. As part of other surgical procedures involving the jaw.
  7. There may be other less common reasons that your surgeon will discuss with you.

The removal of wisdom teeth

  • There is great variation in the difficulty of removing wisdom teeth.
  • The procedure can be carried out under local anaesthesia (injection in the gum to numb the area), with or without intravenous sedation (injection in the arm or hand to reduce anxiety), or under general anaesthetic (completely asleep in a hospital).
  • Your surgeon will discuss with you which method is most appropriate.
  • The degree of difficulty of the surgery, any underlying medical conditions and other personal circumstances will be taken into account choosing the method.
  • The procedure can involve an incision (cut) in the gum close to the tooth.
  • Sometimes some jaw bone or the tooth needs to be drilled down in order to remove the tooth.

Need a new dentist near Alsager in Stoke-On-Trent? – Kidsgrove Dental Centre Sat, 21 Jul 2018 14:33:04 +0000 Where are we?

We are based in Kidsgrove, which is only 3 miles from Alsager in Stoke-On-Trent. We are currently registering new patients and you will benefit from our wealth of experience, the quality in care and also our modern practice. We have recently refurbished 2 surgeries and have fitted the latest in dental technology. We are the only practice near Alsager, Stoke On Trent to have a CBCT 3D scanner.

How much do we really need to worry about our teeth and gums?

When we consider serious medical issues, we tend to think of our hearts, lungs etc.

Too few of us will think about our teeth as being essential for good health and this could potentially, lead to some people paying less attention to their oral health care than they should.

In today’s blog, our Kidsgrove Dental & Implant Centre team  will take a look at some very good reasons why we should not ignore this aspect of our health, from the social aspect through to our overall health.

Social Life

It is widely thought that one of the first things that we notice about a person is their smile. Although getting to know someone over a longer period of time is important, we often do, especially in today’s rapidly moving society, make an instant judgement when we meet someone for the first time. A warm and attractive smile is likely to mean that we find it easier to make those connections that can lead to friendships, relationships or even a good job.

It isn’t just the appearance of our teeth though. Gum problems such as gingivitis or periodontitis can present other problems such as halitosis and anyone who has ever experienced this, will understand why it may be more difficult for those people who suffer from it, to make connections with others.

Pain and inconvenience

Aside from the social aspects of having nice looking and healthy teeth though, none of us want to experience toothache and other painful problems such as abscesses, which can occur when our mouth is unhealthy.

Broken or missing teeth can also mean that we find it more difficult or that we find ourselves being more selective about what we eat, avoiding harder or very chewy foods and opting for softer foods altogether. Toothache and dental abscesses can be extremely painful and it is important things are detected early before it gets painful.

Medical conditions

Finally, there is a great deal of research being carried out at the moment into the links between oral health issues and general medical conditions. Whilst there is still much work to do before any final conclusions can be drawn, there appears to be an overwhelming body of evidence that some oral health issues, and in particular, gum disease, may contribute to conditions such as heart disease, strokes and even forms of dementia.

Whilst the reasons for this have not been definitively determined, the amount of evidence indicates that this is something that we should be prepared to take very seriously and remember that ignoring our oral health may not mean only unsightly teeth and smelly breath, but could have much more serious implications for our overall health too.

If you do not currently see a dentist on a regular basis, or perhaps acknowledge that you have ignored your oral health somewhat for a while, why not make an appointment to see one of our dentists by calling Kidsgrove Dental & Implant Centre on 01782 782520 for general, specialist or cosmetic dental care.


Professional Teeth whitening Offer in Stoke-On-Trent – Only £199 Sat, 30 Jun 2018 08:28:21 +0000




For a limited period, we are offering professional teeth whitening at a cost of only £199

You will receive 1 set of whitening trays and 5 syringes of professional whitening gels.

Call us now on 01782 782 520 to book your initial consultation.

1) Book a check-up

To make sure your teeth and gums are suitable for the whitening treatment, you’ll need to have a check-up with us first. If everything’s in good shape, we’ll take impressions of your teeth so we can make the custom-made trays which you can use for top ups at home.

2) Whiten your teeth

Terms and conditions:

*Teeth whitening treatment is not suitable for every patient and is subject to the patient’s oral health as determined at Kidsgrove Dental & Implant Centre’s discretion. Patients must be 18 years old or over. Prior to whitening treatment commencing, patients will need a dental examination from a Kidsgrove Dental & Implant Centre dentist to confirm their teeth and gums are healthy and fit for the whitening treatment. This dental examination is a separate charge in addition to the cost of the whitening treatment. Appointments subject to availability.

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Dentist for nervous patients in Stoke-On-Trent Fri, 08 Jun 2018 19:52:13 +0000

Are you looking for a dentist who knows how to deal with nervous patients in Stoke-On-Trent?

There are many reasons why you might be scared of the dentist. Either from a previous traumatic experience or you’re worried of the unknown. The good news is that we deal with many nervous patients on a daily basis so we are experienced and will try our best to make sure you’re comfortable with our team before we begin. All treatment will be explained thoroughly with you and this will ensure you know what to expect next. We will listen to what you have to say and try and adapt a treatment plan to your needs. Also we understand you’re nervous, therefore we will respect that you might need more time to settle down, therefore don’t feel embarrassed because we’re here to help.

Are you scared of needles?

Luckily we can use some numbing cream on the gum before the needles goes anywhere near your mouth. If you feel this is necessary then please let the dentist know before he begins. It is very important that local anaesthetic works fully on you to ensure the procedure is painless.

Looking for a sedation dentist in Stoke-On-Trent?

Fortunately, we have one of the most experienced sedation dentist in Stoke-On-Trent. Dr Gary Wu has treated over 900 patients using IV and RA sedation and you will be closely monitored by an adequately trained sedation nurse as well. Sedation works well because it creates a state of relaxation, which some patients describes a similar feeling of having a few glasses of wine.

At Kidsgrove Dental & Implant Centre, We’d Like to Make You as Comfortable as Possible, Contact Us Today for Dental Care

We believe in healthy smiles, happy bodies, healthy lives! Our team is committed to providing the best in dental care in the most comfortable setting for you. If dental anxiety has kept you from getting the dental care you need, we want to help. We offer conscious sedation and pride ourselves on curating a warm, personal experience for every patient. Contact us today at 01782782520 to learn more.


Need advice or an appointment?

Call us on: 01782 782520

Renovations for 2018 Sat, 14 Apr 2018 18:09:47 +0000

In the next couple of weeks, the builders will be coming in to do further work to the practice. Our office will be gutted and refitted with a new surgery. The downstairs surgery will also be completely renovated once the new surgery has been completed. The practice will continue to open as usual, but we may have some builders coming in and out the building to do some work and make noises.

In order for us to become one of the best dental practices in Staffordshire, we have decided its time to make another major investment to complement the state-of-the-art facilities we already have.

Once all renovations have completed our new dentist should be starting in about July time and he will be registering new patients.


Top 6 risks to your oral health from smoking Sun, 25 Feb 2018 19:39:15 +0000 Here are the main reasons why you should stop smoking as it may affect your oral health


Gum disease

This is a serious problem and can result in the loss of teeth if not managed correctly. Nicotine in tobacco, narrows the blood flow of your gums, and reduces its ability to fight infection in the gums. Smoking can cause a dry mouth which, in turn, often leads to an increase in harmful bacteria in the mouth. Over time, this can damage the gums and bone in which your teeth are held.

Infection healing

Smoking narrows the tiny arteries in the gum, slowing down blood flow to this area. This can cause minor abrasions etc, of the gum, to heal more slowly, potentially leading to infections.

Receding gums

Infections that are not healed sufficiently can lead to your gums receding. Not only does this mean that your teeth look longer, but also exposes the less protected dentin part of your tooth. This softer material is then at a greater risk of decay as it is not protected by the harder enamel that the rest of your tooth is. Increased sensitivity can also result.

Oral cancers

This is the most serious risk of all, which can even prove to be fatal. Smoking (and heavy drinking) are both well known causes of this particular type of cancer. Whilst our leading Stoke-On-Trent dentists will always monitor your mouth during your six monthly check ups, and recommend you see a doctor if we are concerned, it is far better to stop smoking and thereby minimise the risk.


Not the most dangerous problem that smoking can cause, but one that may well lose you a few friends. No one likes to stand close in conversation with someone with smelly breath, and smoking means that this may well happen to you.

Yellow teeth

Aside from any discolouration caused by other means, it is almost certain that if you smoke to any extent, you will find that your teeth become quite yellow, or even brown in the case of heavy smokers.

We believe in preventative care for our Stoke-On-Trent patients, and, in addition to good cleaning and regular professional dental care, we believe that stopping smoking is one of the best things that you can do to improve your oral and overall health.

To discuss smoking and the effect it can have on your oral health, with our dental hygienist, please call Kidsgrove Dental & Implant Centre on 01782782520.

Going abroad for dental implants may not be a bargain Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:41:20 +0000

We often hear about people going abroad for cheap dental treatment such as dental implants due to the savings in costs, but have people  considered that it might actually cost more money if complications are factored in?

We had a patient who came in for a dental emergency 2 weeks ago because one of her dental implants was mobile. She had 4 implants placed in Hungary 8 months ago because it was cheaper than in the UK. The mobile implant was subsequently removed, and there was no bone around it. She will now have to travel back to Hungary to have a consultation, then arrange a date to have a bone graft and wait for the bone to grow back before she can have a new implant fitted. Then she will have to go back and have the denture completely remade.This will take possibly another 12 months to complete and she has already waited 6 months to have the last set of denture fitted!

When I saw her, I did not know who manufactured the implants and what components were used, so she is going to have issues maintaining her new teeth if we need to source new parts. Not only that but but because of bone loss to the remaining 3 implants, I honestly don’t think the remaining implants will last long!

There are a number of things that you should consider if you are thinking of having your treatment abroad.

Is the dentist suitably qualified?– In the UK, an implant dentist or implantologist requires to complete extensive training to place dental implants and must be registered with the General Dental Council. It can be very difficult to ascertain the degree of a dentist’s skills in some countries and regulations may also vary.

Are they using high quality dental implants?– This is one way of cutting costs and that is to buy material cheaply from unbranded manufacturers. Using poorly made materials can mean the risk of failure is much higher.

Aftercare?– Who is going to look after you if you develop complications immediately after surgery? In the UK the dentist will want to see you regularly after implant placement to ensure that the implant is healing properly. Once the treatment has finished, we would have to inspect and monitor the implants usually every 6 months just like your own teeth.

If you are considering having your dental implants placed locally then look no further because our prices are very competitive in Stoke-On-Trent.


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Chewing gum. Good or Bad? Tue, 09 Jan 2018 22:10:49 +0000 Is chewing gum bad for my teeth?

Chewing gum is ok as long as it is sugar free. Research has shown that chewing gum can prevent tooth decay in two ways. It helps stimulate salivary flow and helps to neutralise plaque acid. Moreover it has been found that gum containing the sweetener, xylitol, such as Wrigley’s Extra prevents bacteria from growing in plaque.

The only case where I would suggest no gum are young children that might choke on the wad of gum. I would also suggest a teenager who has bad TMJ problems to lay off the constant chewing of gum so as not to aggravate the problem.

Learn about the benefits of Dental Implants Tue, 26 Dec 2017 13:15:56 +0000

Advantages of dental implants are fairly well known to dentists but the average patient may not know them. Dental implants are metal screws that we place into the jawbone and are used to anchor onto the false tooth. The false tooth can either be in the form of a crown, bridge or even a denture.

Implants provide a solid foundation for replacement teeth and can have a very natural look to them. Dental implants also provide functionality similar to your original teeth and they feel almost completely natural. We expect dental implants to last and they may have a longer longevity than a crown or bridge.

The fact that dental implants look and feel more natural will give you a higher sense of confidence on many levels. You can now enjoy your meals knowing that you will be able to chew and taste your food properly. It is also thought that dental implants will prevent further bone loss and will the volume to your jaw.

Advantages of dental implants at Kidsgrove Dental & Implant Centre

Like anything, experience makes all the difference and you will be glad to know that we have treated hundreds of patients with dental implants at our practice. Due to the vast amount of knowledge we have accumulated, we are able to treat many complex cases including ones, which your own dentist may say you have no bone. We also have our very own CBCT 3D scanner so we have all the best equipment to treat you with.

We provide dental implants to patients all over Stoke-On-Trent and Newcastle-Under-Lyme in Staffordshjre.

Gill’s experience with “All-on-4” Dental Implants Sun, 24 Dec 2017 18:23:14 +0000

Gill came to our practice because after years of dental neglect, she finally gave up and wanted to improve the appearance of her teeth. Not only did she not like the appearance of her teeth and made her stop smiling, but she found it very difficult to eat because she was missing a lot of back teeth. She tried wearing false teeth and found them very uncomfortable and they moved when she was eating and speaking. Gill lacked confidence and would never smile in photographs.

After a thorough consultation we decided that the best way forward was to remove the rest of her teeth and provide her with a full set of teeth anchored by dental implants.

We removed all of Gill’s teeth and placed the dental implants on the same visit. The teeth were anchored to the dental implants from the surgery visit to ensure she did not have to walk about without teeth at all.

Kidsgrove Dental & Implant Centre is situated in Stoke On Trent and very close to Congleton and Newcastle Under Lyme.


Need advice or an appointment?

Call us on: 01782 782520