Patient FAQs

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We have covered some of the most frequently asked questions about dentistry. If you have any other comments or questions about your treatment options, please feel free to contact us.

I belong to another dental practice – why can’t my existing dentist or hygienist do specific treatments?

We are a specialist practice, each of the dentists having undergone very extensive postgraduate and specialist level training accompanied by many years’ experience in practice. This enables us to perform certain treatments to more sophisticated levels of technique and understanding. As a result, we can achieve greater levels of success and predictability in more complex cases. Some dentists simply do not have the qualifications or experience to be able to offer specific treatments.

Is the treatment I need available on the NHS?

It is extremely unlikely that your treatment is available on the NHS, especially in the case of dental implants or adult orthodontics. Within our practice, we can offer more solutions and efficiency of service.


Will my treatment hurt?

We use the latest techniques and highly effective anaesthetics to make treatment as comfortable as possible for you. We also use sedation in the practice to calm the nerves of patients, although we advise the careful and selective use of these procedures.

How much will my treatment cost?

We provide 3 levels of pricing for dental implant treatment whether you are seeking expert specialist care for 10-year guarantees, wonderful clinician care for 5-year guarantees or affordable implant dentistry provided in a teaching environment. Costs do vary according to the exact treatment you receive and each individual dental implant case for a patient is bespoke with no two cases ever the same. Here you can find out more about the cost of undertaking dental implant treatment. 

Alternatively, you can find a full list of our treatment prices here.

How many appointments will my treatment take?

Each treatment is individual to you, so we can only truly answer this question when we have completed our treatment plan. With complex procedures, we advise that it may take a number of visits but also to build in some flexibility where required. It is clearly in everybody’s interest to get the treatment completed as efficiently as possible but without compromising the quality.

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a titanium insert designed to replace missing teeth. The insert is usually made out of titanium and is surgically placed into the jaw where the tooth is missing. Onto the implant, we can then attach secure natural-looking and feeling teeth. A dental implant is designed to act as the tooth root and anchors an artificial tooth or teeth such as a crown, bridge or denture. At The Campbell Clinic, we use the Straumann Dental Implant system.

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What is periodontal (gum) disease?

The word ‘periodontal’ literally means ‘around the tooth’. Periodontal (gum) diseases are bacterial gum infections that destroy the gums and supporting bone that holds your teeth in your mouth. Periodontal (gum) diseases can affect one tooth or many teeth. The main cause is a bacterial plaque, a colourless film that forms on your teeth. If the plaque is not removed, it can turn into a hard substance called calculus or tartar. This can only be removed by a dentist or dental hygienist. The bacteria in plaque infects the gums causing redness and inflammation which can cause destruction of the tissues that support the teeth, including the bone. The inflammation and the poisons cause destruction of the tissues that support the teeth, including the bone. When this happens, the gums separate microscopically from the teeth, forming pockets that fill with even more plaque, causing further infection.

What are the signs of periodontal (gum) diseases?

Periodontal (gum) disease can often go undetected. Symptoms may not materialise until significant bone loss has occurred. That said, common symptoms and signs of periodontal (gum) diseases include:

  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Bleeding while brushing or flossing
  • Gums pulling away from the teeth making them appear longer
  • Loose or separating teeth
  • Pus between the gum and tooth
  • Persistent bad breath
  • A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • A change in the fit of partial dentures
I have been told that mine is a difficult case. Will The Campbell Clinic be able to help me?

Our team is comprised of hugely experienced Dental Specialists, and we bring together expertise in most treatment areas. The breadth of our experience means that we’re the ideal people to take on difficult multidisciplinary cases and provide the best outcome.

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I have mobility issues. How accessible is The Campbell Clinic?

Click here to see our accessibility statement.

How do I access the data you hold about me?
You have the ‘right of access’ to any personal data which has been collected during your treatment at the Campbell Clinic. To make a Subject Access Request click here to see our process

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