January 22nd, 2020

NEDS (Nottingham Emergency Dental Service) has been informed by Simplyhealth (Denplan), that Denplan will no longer reimburse NEDS for Denplan patients after emergency visits.

NEDS will of course see any patient, but the full charge of £60 will be payable instead of the previous £20.

This will take effect from 25th January 2020.

We hope we are able to cover all our patients’ emergencies, but we do use NED Services for week end cover and Bank Holidays etc. so please be aware.

Tavistock Drive Dental Care.


January 15th, 2020

From 1st February we are going to ask for a £20 payment up front before booking your next appointment of 20 minutes, £30 for a 30 minute appointment and £40 for a 40 minute appointment.

This will be deducted from the appointment fee when you attend so the overall charge will not change. However, if you do miss your pre-booked appointment without giving us any notice the charge will not be refunded.

This is common practice with other dental surgeries where the hygienist is self-employed and this change has been requested by our hygienists.


December 18th, 2019

Happy Christmas to all our lovely patients.

We hope not to see you with an emergency over the festive period, but here is what to do if you do need us;

Monday 23rd December – the practice is open as usual.

Tuesday 24th  08.00 – 13.00 emergency cover only, please ring the practice on 0115 9602717 for advice.

Christmas Day and Boxing Day – please ring N.E.D.S. 0115 9420 878 – there will be a charge for this service.

Friday 27th  08.00 – 13.00 – please ring the practice for advice.

Monday 30th 08.00 – 13.00 -         ”         ”           ”

Tuesday 31st 0.800 – 13.00            “        “             ”

New Year’s Day – please ring N.E.D.S.

We look forward to seeing you next year.

Tavistock Drive Dental Care.


December 6th, 2019

We would like to wish all our patients a very Happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you in the New Year! (I expect you will not look forward to seeing us!)

We will be closed from Tuesday 24th December until 2nd January 2020 when we will re-open.

There will be emergency cover in place during this period, so please ring the practice on 0115 9602717 for information.

Tavistock Drive Dental Care.


November 18th, 2019

Periodontal disease is inflammation of the tissues which support teeth and attach them to the jaw. The disease occurs in 3 stages Gingivitis, Periodontitis and Advanced Periodontitis.

Gingivitis – plaque and bacteria cause the gums to become red and swollen and bleed easily. Small pockets occur where plaque gets into the space between the tooth and the gum. Good oral care and visits to the hygienist are usually enough to restore healthy gums.

Periodontitis – over time if left untreated the disease spreads below the gum line and the inflammation reaches the bone causing deeper pockets and bone loss. Treatment at this stage is aimed at preventing further damage.

Advanced Periodontitis – as the bone is destroyed teeth become loose and the pockets become deeper, abscesses can occur. Sometimes the gum shrinks and part of the root is exposed. Periodontitis may reach the advanced stages without causing pain.

Visit us at Tavistock Drive Dental Care regularly, for advice on how to look after your teeth and gums.


November 13th, 2019

We offer hygienist appointments every day except Tuesdays and alternate Thursdays.

Cleaning our teeth thoroughly is an essential part of a healthy daily routine and our experienced hygienists will be able to explain the best way for every person’s teeth.

Everyone’s teeth differ and there are many inter dental brushes, flosses and mouthwashes on the market.  Make the most of your appointments and get advice from the horse’s mouth!

We look forward to seeing you soon. Don’t forget to book in for a lovely clean before Christmas!


November 6th, 2019

If you are putting off visiting a dentist because your are nervous it is advisable not to.

Maybe you have had a bad experience in the past or because you know your dental health is not up to scratch you are worried about coming.

Make an appointment with Tavistock Drive Dental Care and let us put the smile back on your face.  Our dentists are used to people being worried about treatments and will make every effort to put you at your ease.

We are here to help you maintain or improve your smile and to offer the best guidance on cleaning and products available to ensure you are able to keep your mouth clean, healthy and fresh at all times.


October 28th, 2019

At Tavistock Drive Dental Care we take cross infection prevention very seriously, we undertook our training on 25th October 2019.

It is impossible to completely sterilise the whole practice, but we adhere to strict regimes in the decontamination of instruments and all clinical areas.

We aim to keep our policies and procedures up to date and carried out to the best of our ability.

Please inform us if you have any concerns. Tel 0115 9602717


October 21st, 2019
It’s school holidays so children will be riding their bikes and running around enjoying themselves – but accidents do happen.
Here is what to do if your child loses a tooth accidentally :-
  1. Stay Calm.
  2. Find the tooth and gently rinse with clean water or cold milk to remove any large dirt particles.
  3. Avoid scraping or touching the root and hold the tooth by the crown – the top bit that sticks out of the gum.
  4. Replace the tooth as quickly as possible with the root going into the socket first and the crown pointing into the mouth. (Place as far into the socket as possible until level with the other teeth, a child will normally stop you as it will be sore before it is fully seated into place.)
  5. Keep the tooth in place by asking the child to bite on a piece of cloth.
  6. Seek immediate dental treatment with your dentist, the Emergency Dental Service (NEDS) or go to the Accident and Emergency Unit as soon as possible.

If you cannot replace the tooth at the site of injury:

  • Avoid scraping the root, put the tooth in a moist environment (preferably some cold milk) and arrive as soon as possible at the dentist for consultation and treatment.

Tavistock Drive Dental Care, 0115 9602717.


October 8th, 2019

Root Canal Treatment is a routine dental procedure. (RCT)

RCT is needed when the nerve of a tooth is damaged.  This can happen because of decay, infection or injury and may lead to a dental abscess.

If RCT is not carried out the infection could spread and the tooth could be lost.

Treatment usually involves  local anaesthetic and will feel no different to having an ordinary filling, although it will involve two or more visits to your dentist.

At the first appointment the dentist cleans out the root canal (the space in the centre of the tooth) and shapes it in preparation for the filling.  The dentist will place a temporary filling in the tooth and then leave it to settle down.

At the next appointment the dentist will check whether the infection has cleared and may clean the canals again if there is any infection remaining.

When the infection has completely cleared the dentist will replace with a permanent filling.

You may need to have the tooth restored with a crown to give it extra strength and support.

There may be some tenderness in the area afterwards and this will usually subside within 7 to 10 days.

Root treated teeth should be looked after in exactly the same way as other teeth.

Ask your dentist to explain your options fully, before deciding upon the right treatment for yourself.  You need to understand the pro’s and con’s.

At Tavistock Drive Dental Care we provide you with all of the treatment options and give you a full written estimate for the cost.

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