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Gum Disease

Gum Disease

Gum disease is one of the most common problems associated with the mouth and oral health. It is so common in fact that most adults in the UK have the condition to some degree and will experience it at least once in their lifetime.

There are numerous signs which indicate that you have gum disease. You may find that your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, or you may also have bad breath. These symptoms are an early sign of gum disease, which is often called gingivitis.

If left untreated this can then lead to other conditions, such as periodontitis, which can damage the bone in your jaw. This can not only cause spaces between your teeth and the gums, it can cause tooth loss too.

What causes gum disease?

Generally, gum disease is caused by a build-up of plaque on the teeth. This plaque contains certain bacteria which are harmful to teeth and gums. Brushing your teeth is a very effective way of removing this plaque, but if you don’t you risk plaque build-up, which can irritate the gums.

If untreated, you could also experience:

  • Receding gums.
  • Loose teeth.
  • Tooth loss.
  • Abscesses on the gums.

Seeing your dentist

As always you should visit your dentist on a regular basis for check-ups of your oral health. However, if your gums are swollen, painful or bleed when you brush your teeth then we’d suggest you book an appointment with your dentist to get your mouth checked.

A dental examination will reveal the cause of your dental issue and your dentist will be able to advise on the next steps to get your mouth healthy and happy again. This examination may involve x-rays to check the condition of your teeth and the jaw bone.

Preventing and treating gum disease

There are ways to treat gum disease, particularly mild cases where the patient can treat the condition by maintaining a good level of oral hygiene. This can be done by simply brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing on a regular basis. Doing this, combined with regular check-ups at the dentist should help to treat the issue.

Your dentist, or dental hygienist, can also help. Having a thorough clean done by one of these practitioners will remove any hardened plaque on the teeth, and give you advice on how to maintain your dental health.

In severe cases, you will need to have further dental treatment, which could include surgery by an expert in that area.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms highlighted here, believe you have gum disease, or simply have a question for one of our dentists then please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and professional team at Camden Place Dental Practice, Preston. You can book your FREE consultation with our dentists by contacting us or calling 01772 556 050.

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Implants and a Denture Preston

Dentures | Camden Place, Preston

Dentures are removable false teeth which can be made from acrylic, metal or nylon. They are made to fit over the gums to replace any missing teeth within the mouth and prevent issues which can be caused by the gaps, which can affect things such as a persons bite, their gums and even their confidence due to the appearance of a ‘gappy’ mouth.

If there is a gap within the teeth there is a couple of options available to patients. Not only do we provide a special interest in dental implant surgery and treatments here at Camden Place Dentist Preston, we can also give our patients the option of dentures to help relieve these issues. These can be either:

  • Partial dentures – to replace just one or a few missing teeth in the mouth.
  • Complete dentures – a full set of dentures to replace all your upper or lower teeth in the mouth.

In society there has been known to be a slight stigma associated with having a denture or dentures, and we would always advise to have dental implants over this due to the potential problem of retention caused by shrinkage of the gums. There is the possibility to reduce the health and strength of the existing teeth through the use of a denture. However, they are a fantastic way of helping with the issue, but they do not provide a resolution for those trying to solve the issue entirely.

Dentures – Why Have Them?

Dentures are just on of the treatments available to help to prevent problems associated with gaps in the teeth such as eating and speech issues. Dentures can also help to improve the overall appearance of the mouth, acting as a cosmetic treatment as well, making the mouth have an enhanced cosmetic look. This can not only help improve the health of the mouth overall, but it can also give those people wearing the denture confidence to not hide their mouths and their smiles. This treatment will also help patients to be able to eat and chew a number of foods. We at Camden Place can arrange for a free denture consultation at our Preston city centre clinic to discuss this option with you.

Why dentures might not be for you…

  • You are lacking bone in the mouth or jaw, of which would cause your denture to be loose or unstable in the mouth.
  • You have a strong gag reflex, which could be triggered or aggravated by using a denture.
  • You have decaying teeth, which are on the verge of falling out, meaning your denture could be unstable and would put pressure on them.
  • You have gum disease and it is affecting all your teeth.
  • You have previously worn a denture and have diminished oral sensation because of it’s use.
  • You do not want to wear a denture due to the cosmetic impact it could have, and general stigma about having dentures.

Patients who already wear a denture, or have dentures, who need some stability to their denture can opt to have dental implants placed instead or as well as the denture, which will provide the denture with much needed retention. However, there is also the option for patients to replace a denture entirely.

If you have any questions regarding dental implants, full or partial dentures or anything else then please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and professional team at Camden Place Dental Practice, Preston. You can book your FREE consultation with our dental implant dentist by calling 01772 556 050.

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Nervous Patients Camden Place Preston

Nervous Patients

Nervous patients are something we here at Camden Place Preston see on a very regular basis. It’s so common in fact that one in four people dread visiting the dentist.

There are varying degrees of fear involving the dentist, and it can be caused by different things for different people. The thought of a treatment hurting or the smell of the dentist can trigger fear.

However, there are ways in which we can help and some simple things you can do if you are a nervous patient and suffer from a fear of the dentist.

Many people fear the dentist due to bad memories from childhood, but the development of modern dental practices who have created a friendlier environment, and polite and helpful staff are just one of the ways dentists are making visiting them a less stressful experience.

Advancements in dentistry and technology also mean that treatments are often completely painless. Numbing gels and even computerised injection systems have all been developed to help ease patient’s minds and give them a more relaxed experience if they are uncomfortable with visiting the dentist and must receive treatments which could cause pain.

Here at Camden Place Preston our dentists, dental nurses, hygienists and other staff are all trained to be understanding of your fears and give you the support and take the necessary measures for you to feel comfortable and relaxed.

We can also offer intravenous sedation for those who have an extreme phobia and are very anxious visiting the dentist. This can also benefit you if you have a sensitive gag reflex or have difficulty sitting in a dental chair for extended periods of time.

IV sedation, together with the numbing effect of local anaesthetic, can be used to carry out any treatment, whether implant related or general dentistry and is a great way for nervous patients to relax whilst at the practice.

Nervous patients, sedation is for you if you would like the following benefits:

  • Relaxation
  • Comfort
  • Movement control
  • Co-operation
  • Control of gag reflex
  • Little or no memory of treatment
  • Saving time and inexpensive – due to fewer appointments!

If you’re a nervous patient and are interested in discussing a dental issue, want more information about how we can help you with your fear or just have a general question then please contact us, or call 01772 556 050 to arrange a consultation at Camden Place, Preston.

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Private Dentist Camden Place Preston

Private Dentist, Camden Place Preston!

Looking for a new private dentist?

Having a private dentist used to only be done by a select few, now they are much more common and one of the best way for patients to get the correct and most reliable care their mouths deserve.

If you are thinking about joining our practice and were unsure of the benefits of private dental care within the UK then here are some points we think you’d find interesting.

  1. Although the NHS offers cheaper practice plans and treatment prices, the cost can still be as high as visiting a private dental practice. This is because the NHS works by providing a subsidised cost, therefore there is still a sum of money to pay by the patient.
  2. NHS dentistry does not cover all treatments, meaning you may still have to look to a private practice for the correct care and treatment for your teeth.
  3. Appointments are hard to secure. With the budget for NHS dentistry being relatively small this can have an impact on the availability of dentists, meaning that there may not be appointments available in your local area and you may need to look for another alternative.
  4. In an emergency, the quickest and most effective form of treatment is often given by a private dentist. As mentioned, NHS dentist’ availability is incredibly limited and at short notice this can be even more strained.
  5. Private dentistry is more affordable than ever! With practice plans, low-cost finance options and cheaper treatment costs, private dental practices must remain competitive in the market, therefore costs are being driven down.
  6. Cosmetic treatments are not usually given by NHS dentists, as their sole purpose is to ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy. Teeth whitening, Invisalign clear braces and veneers will not usually be covered by an NHS dentist.
  7. The UK has very highly trained private dentists who offer the most cutting edge treatments to their patients which include teeth whitening and teeth straightening treatments.

So, there we have it, just some of the reasons why going private could be the best option for you and your teeth. If you’re interested in our price plan or would simply like to discuss the options available to you then please do not hesitate to contact us, or call 01772 556 050 to arrange a free consultation.

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Happy New Year Camden Place Preston

Happy New Year!

We would just like to wish everyone a Happy New Year, we look forward to 2017 and your continued support!

All the best,

The Camden Place Team!

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Cosmetic Dentists Preston

Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

Get your smile makeover at Camden Place, Preston!

Cosmetic dentistry or aesthetic dentistry, as it is sometimes known, is a way of improving the appearance of your teeth. Dentistry is no longer getting a filling and or having a tooth removed, patients can now choose from a multitude of treatments to help correct and enhance their teeth to give them the smile that they have always wanted.

Here at Camden Place, Preston, we offer a range of cosmetic dentistry procedures to help you achieve that all important smile. From cosmetic veneers, EMAX crowns to teeth whitening, we can even provide clear Invisalign brace technology to help improve the look and shape of the teeth within the gums.

Not only do we provide all these procedures from our Preston clinic we have also created the ‘Smile Makeover’. Made for those looking to completely transform their smile, the Smile Makeover is the perfect option. We specifically design your smile and not only treat teeth in isolation but the whole facial profile, giving you a bespoke and customised makeover.

A Smile Makeover isn’t simply putting a crown or veneer on each tooth, it may involve just one or a combination of the cosmetic dentistry treatments below:

  • Teeth whitening to help brighten stained teeth.
  • Cosmetic bonding or porcelain crowns.
  • Porcelain Veneers.
  • Dental Implants.
  • Dental Bridges.
  • Invisalign clear braces.
  • Laser gum contouring to remove excess gum which can make your teeth look small.

The cosmetic dentists and technicians at Camden Place Dental Practice, Preston, can help you improve your quality of life by transforming the appearance of your smile. If you’re interested in any of the procedures stated then please contact us here, or call 01772 556 050 and book a consultation to start your Smile Makeover journey.

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Camden Place Dental Practice

What a dentist’s website says about them

We spent a long time working with Blush Digital who built our new website earlier this year and a lot of thought went into each page.

We sat down with the designers and thought about what sort of wording should be on the page, but more importantly, where it would go on the page, and where the images would go. The reason we spent a long time looking into this is because we want our patients to find the information that they’re looking for as easily as possible.

We believe that the scrupulous effort we put into the website, shows to our potential patients that we are the same with the work we carry out on your smile. We want all of the people who visit us for help to leave happily, willing to refer our practice to their family or friends who will come for that same experience.

Does our website cover everything?

We’re not naive, we know there will be some questions left unanswered, but that’s what the phone is for! Give us a call on 01772 556 050 and our friendly staff will answer all of your queries.

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Pax i3D Machine at Camden Place, Preston

CBCT and Panoramic scanner for accurate placement of dental Implants

Here at Camden Place Dental Practice we have invested in our very own cone beam CT (CBCT) and panoramic scanner, the Vatech PAX-i3D. With this new technology we are able to provide patients and referring dentist with the highest level of clinical care, accurate planning and placement of dental Implants.

What is a cone beam CT scanner?

CBCT ScanDental cone beam computed tomography (CT)  is a special type of x-ray machine used in situations where regular dental x-rays are not sufficient. This type of CT scanner uses a special type of technology to create three dimensional (3-D) images of dental structures, nerve paths, soft tissues and bone in a single scan. Images obtained with cone beam CT allow for more precise treatment planning.

What is a cone beam CT scanner used for?

A cone beam CT scanner can be used for a variety of different reasons, we at Camden Place Dental Practice primarily use the cone beam CT scanner for:

  • Evaluation of the jaw bone, sinuses, nerve canals and nasal cavity for accurate planning and placement of dental Implants
  • Minimally invasive Guided Implant Surgery such as ‘All on 4’
  • Surgical planning for impacted teeth
  • Complex endodontic surgery

The CBCT scanner can also be used for:

  • TMJ ( temporomandibular joint disorder) diagnosis
  • Orthodontic treatment
  • Perio disease
  • Diagnosis of infection
What is a Panoramic X-ray?

CBCT Scanpanoramic x-ray, is a two-dimensional (2-D) dental X-ray that captures the entire mouth in one single image, including the upper and lower teeth, jaws and the maxillary sinuses. 

What a Panoramic X-Ray is used for?

A Panoramic X-Ray, like a CBCT scan can be used for:

  • Planning of simple Implant cases
  • Endodontic surgery
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • cavities


Camden Place Dental Practice is one of the few dental practices in Preston that offer this amazing technology.

Call now for a free Implant consultation with our experienced Implantologist Dr Hamza Sheikh on 01772 556 050.



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Smile Design

Smile Design

At Cosmetic Dentists PrestonCamden Place dental practice in Preston, we offer the very latest treatments and materials available. Due to the extensive nature of our cosmetic consultation and the subsequent diagnostic stages, this means that every patient will achieve the smile they desire.

How It’s Done:

  • A thorough consultation in undertaken, in order to understand full the present cosmetic concerns and then address these with the new smile design.
  • A diagnostic wax up is manufactured from cast of the patient’s teeth to show the shapes and sizes of the final result will be to ensure the patient is happy before even starting.
  • Once happy with this, the teeth can be prepared and in most cases will be restored with temporary crown or veneers that closely match the diagnostic wax up and therefore allow both the patient and the dentist to access the restoration for suitability. Any necessary changes can be made in the final restorations.
  • The final restorations will then be fitted approximately two weeks after the preparation.

The Benefits of a Smile Design:

  • The patient has more input towards the treatment goal.
  • The patient and dentist can agree on a desired smile design before any preparation work is undertaken.
  • The patient is guaranteed to be happy with the result.

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Root Canal Therapy (Endodontics/Root canal treatment)

Camden Place Dental Practice Implant TrainingRoot Canal Therapy (Endodontics/Root canal treatment)

Camden Place is at the forefront of root canal therapy and we pride ourselves on our expertise and professionalism and service Preston, Manchester, Liverpool and other surrounding Lancashire Areas.

Where a tooth has died off, and begins to form an abscess, root canal treatment can be used to avoid losing the tooth.

Here at Camden Place, we have top of the range equipment available to treat all teeth.

Benefits of root canal therapy:

  • The tooth is not lost, and therefore all the problems associated with gaps are avoided.
  • Pain free.
  • Toothache usually resolves within one day of treatment.
  • Removes infection and then improves overall health of patient.

Advantages of root canal therapy:

  • There is no better replacement than saving your own natural teeth.
  • Avoid the need to consider further treatments to replace the tooth.

How it’s done:

  • The tooth is numbed, and the infected is washed away with disinfection.
  • A rubber sheet is used to isolate the infected tooth from the rest of the mouth.
  • The tooth is measured, cleaned out further, and then filled right to the end of the root.
  • A filling is then placed over the top, and in most cases a crown is fitted.

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