Dental pain is commonly caused by tooth decay, gum disease and infection. Although we
aim to prevent the onset of disease, things do go wrong, so we repair with fillings, treat
gum disease and perform root canal therapy where necessary.
Of course sometimes pain can start quickly and at any time, so we do have allocated
emergency slots every day so that we can see any emergency quickly. We also endeavour
to see non-regular patients if time and availability permits.
Our team of skilled practitioners provide the highest-quality dental care
The problem that we most commonly see is the broken tooth. These can usually be
repaired with either a filling or a crown and we tend to use modern tooth-coloured materials which whilst pleasing to the eye, are also very strong.
Unfortunately, it will sometimes be necessary for a tooth to be removed but modern
techniques in anaesthesia (numbing) means that this will be a completely painless process.
Where there is or are gaps, there are a number of methods of filling the spaces. Dentures
(either plastic or metal-based), bridges and implants are all available at the practice
although where specialist advice is required, we do refer to one of our more experienced
colleagues in the Bath area.
In recent years we have seen an upsurge in the interest of cosmetic dentistry, in which we
use techniques to improve the way teeth look. This can be anything from teeth whitening
or replacement tooth-coloured fillings to crowns, veneers, bridges and implants.
All aspects of cosmetic dentistry can be arranged at Coleman & Starkey.
Most people get nervous going to the dentist. In the majority of cases, treatment can be
completed using a caring and sympathetic approach and allowing you, the patient, to communicate your fears and concerns to us.
Some people are unable to cope even with this type of approach, so we are able to offer, in
conjunction with Tim Milton at BOSC, intravenous dental sedation. This is a technique
which involves an injection of a sleep-inducing drug so that the treatment can be carried
out comfortably and safely. The cost of treatment under sedation reflects the increased
complexity and staff levels which allow us to act strictly to national guidelines and therefore would expect to be between £300 and £400 per treatment session.