A real family dentist in Southgate

What does it mean to be a family dentist in Southgate? Does it mean that you treat the whole family, that you can cater for people’s dental needs no matter what their age? If so, we do that here at Adams Dental.

And if being a family dentist also means that the dental practice is run by a team of family members, then Adams is a family dentist in Southgate in every sense of the phrase.

Dentist in SouthgateWho is in the family?

Adams Dental was started by dental couple Alexander and Anne Adams more than 30 years ago. Sadly, Anne died in 2005, but since then the Adams children have grown to adulthood and Alex is pleased that they chose to align their careers with those of their parents and have joined Adams Dental on Chase Side in Southgate.

Dr Alexander Adams

Since founding Adams Dental in 1981, Alex has gone on to create a clinic where the caring and friendly atmosphere encompasses excellence in dentistry. As a dentist, he has clocked up on more than 30 years in general and cosmetic dentistry, taking on some of the most challenging cases a dentist will come across in their career.

Dr Ricky Adams

Ricky graduated as a dentist in 2008 and in the last 10 years has gone on to pursue his interests in cosmetic dentistry and non-surgical facial aesthetics. He also works with nervous clients, using his skills in hypnotherapy and neurolinguistic programming (NLP) to create a sense of calm in them.

Brothers Christopher and Andrew Adams are also part of the team here at Adams Dental, where we also have the services of a great team of providers, to create a team that feels like a family.

We have Dr Antonis Pisiaras as our implant surgeon and Deepti Katechia as our dental surgeon. Dr Nikolaos Mardas does our gum disease work and Natalie Turner is our hygienist.

Treatments

Our treatments cover every aspect of family dentistry, from preventive dentistry for children and adults to cosmetic dentistry to brighten smiles. We also offer dental implants for lost teeth and work as an emergency dentist serving the local area.

There’s no need for your crisis to turn into drama

Even though you have got a horrible feeling of shock, mixed with generous doses of fear and panic, and the pain is starting to set in, if you are well prepared, there is no need for your accident to overwhelm you. Being prepared is the key when you suddenly need an emergency dentist in Southgate.

Emergency Dentist in SouthgateThe trouble with having an accident where your teeth get knocked out is that for a while, it’s hard to be rational and together. That’s why being prepared is key to getting through the accident with the best outcomes. Now is not the time to waste precious minutes trying to remember the address or phone number of your dentist here at Adams Dental. You need to have our number already in your phone, preferably under something like ‘emergency dentist in Southgate’ so someone else can easily look it up if you are too busy spitting teeth and blood and picking teeth up off the pavement, sports pitch or court.

Also, if you are a sports coach, it’s a good idea to look up the local emergency dentist whenever your team is playing away, just in case you need to rush someone to the dentist to get their teeth put back in.

If what you do for fun could possibly end up with you and your teeth parting company, there are things you can do in advance to make sure you are reunited:

Whenever you are off to do that thing you love, take a clean handkerchief and a small pot of milk with you. And make sure that you and your fellow players know what to do when teeth start flying.

Here’s the drill:

  • Fish out the clean handkerchief. Bite down on it and try to stop any bleeding
  • Carefully pick the tooth by the crown, being very careful not to touch the root. If it’s filthy dirty, give it a rinse in milk or saliva, and then try to put it back into the empty socket
  • Or store it inside the mouth, tuck it inside the cheek, or put it in that pot of milk.
  • Get yourself to the emergency dentist in Southgate within 2 hours to get it put back in.

Don’t let anything stop you going to the dentist in Southgate

Sooner or later, the time comes around when you need to go for your check-up at the dentist. As you probably have been told, these check-ups are important not to skip, here’s why:

  • We can check for early signs of gum disease and oral cancer, which when spotted early, should be easy to treat
  • We can thoroughly clean the teeth, getting rids of bits that you’ve missed and helping to prevent plaque build-up
  • We can advise you on where to improve your oral hygiene
  • You can tell us if you have experienced any unusual sensations in the mouth
  • We can see if you need treatment, and tackle any problems as soon as possible.

Dentist in SouthgateThe number of visits to the dentist in Southgate varies from person to person, but we will advise how often we need to see you for a check-up.

It’s important to take the time to see us if you do have any dental problems, as the sooner they are tackled the better. If they are left untreated they will become more costly and trickier to treat over time.

We offer a broad range of treatments, ranging from dental implants, restorative dental treatment such as crowns and dentures, general treatment such as root canal therapy, and preventive dentistry. We also provide a range of treatment for those looking to improve the aesthetics of their smile.

What about nervous patients

It is not uncommon for people to be slightly anxious of their trips to the dentist in Southgate. Maybe it is the fear of the unknown, or they’ve heard of someone who’s had a bad experience. We at Adams Dental deal with many nervous patients, providing a non-judgemental, relaxing atmosphere to discuss their treatment and voice their concerns. We believe that fear of treatment should not stop people from the experiencing the necessary benefits of going for a dental-check-up, which is why we do our best to accommodate nervous patients so they can get the attention they need.

We provide a range of options to help distract you during treatment and help you feel at ease. We can also offer sedation or hypnosis if you are comfortable and we think it’s a good option for you.

Use us as your emergency dentist in Southgate

It’s easy to remember the number for the emergency services, but what if you have a dental emergency? Dialling 999 won’t help. The operators can’t put you through to the emergency dentist in Southgate.

But in an emergency, it can be hard to think straight, especially if the emergency is an accident. People are in shock, or panic. Brains don’t work so well. And if you are on the floor, spitting blood and teeth, then do you really want to try and remember the name of Adams Dental so you can look us up on the internet, provided you haven’t run out of data, of course? Or do you want to look for ‘emergency dentist in Southgate’ in your contacts list?

Emergency Dentist in SouthgateStore our number

If you store our number now, then if you do have an accident, maybe while you are playing sport, or out cycling, then you will save valuable time in getting an appointment and getting to us.

Spitting teeth?

Time is of the essence if you have lost some teeth. You have about 2 hours to get them and you to a dentist and see if they can put them back in again. Depending on where you are, that might not be very long. So, store our number. Call us and tell us you have had your teeth knocked out and we will do our best to get you an appointment within 2 hours so that we can try and put your teeth back in again.

How to transport your teeth

Now that you have that appointment with us as your emergency dentist in Southgate, the next thing is to get your lost teeth to us in as good condition as possible.

You need to pick them up by the crown and not the roots. Don’t touch any fibres on the roots as you need this to be in as good condition as possible as they will reconnect your tooth root to your jawbone.

If you can, try and put the tooth back in the socket. If you can’t, tuck it inside your cheek or store it in a jar of milk. Do not store it in tap water or let it dry out.

Stay healthy with the dentist in Southgate

As dental research advances, it is becoming increasingly clear that what goes on in the mouth plays an important part in what goes on in the rest of the body. The mouth is the gateway to the digestive system, which feeds the rest of the body, and it is also a gateway to the respiratory system, which fuels the body with oxygen.

Dentist in SouthgateA healthy mouth helps keeps the rest of the body healthy, and vice versa. Diseases that are associated with oral health include:

  • diabetes (it increases your chances of gum disease and decreases your ability to heal)
  • heart disease (the theory is that inflammation in the mouth causes inflammation in the blood vessels)
  • osteoporosis (bone loss in the body usually means bone loss in the jawbone too).

There are also links to rheumatoid arthritis, lung conditions and obesity.

Keeping healthy can help keep the mouth healthy, and keeping the mouth healthy may also help keep the body healthy too.

Get those check-ups at the dentist in Southgate

Knowing the links between oral health and overall health is one reason why we want our patients at Adams Dental to have regular check-ups. If you are in good nick, this means coming in twice a year for us to give your teeth, gums, jawbone and other parts the once-over. If you have problems, or are pregnant, you may need to come in more often.

The two big issues, of course, are gum disease and tooth decay, neither of which can be spotted in their early stages unless you visit the dentist in Southgate, and both of which can lead to tooth loss and may affect your overall health.

Spot them early, treat them easily

Both problems are caused by the build-up of bacterial plaque, which gives off acids. They attack tooth enamel, creating holes through which decay can get in and attack the inner tooth. The acids also attack the gums, inflaming them and lifting them away from the tooth so that acids can get underneath to attack the tooth root and jawbone.

Treating both is easy in their early stages: fillings and good cleaning will sort you out. But as they advance, the treatment becomes more invasive and more complex.

What to do in a dental emergency

We have a comprehensive range of solutions to relieve pain or restore your smile if you have a dental emergency. We always try to offer you emergency treatment on the same day, so please call us at Adams Dental as soon as your dental emergency occurs. If your dental emergency happens outside of our usual practice hours, we can still help. Listen to the message on our telephone answering machine and follow instructions for out of hours emergencies.

Emergency Dentist in SouthgateThere are many situations that can arise that require an emergency dentist in Southgate:

  • Chipped or broken teeth as a result of an accident or injury
  • Knocked out teeth
  • Severe toothache
  • Dental abscesses.

Do not delay visiting our emergency dentist in Southgate

In any kind of dental emergency, the sooner you can get to us the better. In cases such as knocked-out teeth, please keep and bring them to your emergency dentist in Southgate; it is possible they can be re-implanted. Leaving yourself in pain can lead to infection, and in some cases, long-term damage. No matter what has happened, whether it be an accident or a sudden painful toothache, please do not delay calling us.

What happens during an emergency dental appointment?

We will carry out a thorough examination of your mouth. We may need to take x–rays or scans to be able to see the extent of damage in your mouth. If you are in pain we can offer you a local anaesthetic to numb your discomfort. If you have had an injury, we will thoroughly clean and sterilise the affected area to minimise any risk of infection. Then, if you have damaged teeth, we will restore them, either temporarily or permanently, depending on the situation. If you have a severe injury or infection we may need to make an extraction. In this case we will discuss your restoration options.

We want to help you keep a healthy mouth

Getting your dental emergency seen to as quickly as possible is the key to protecting your oral health for the future. If you have a toothache, lost or broken crown, chipped tooth, knocked out tooth, abscess, or another dental trauma, we can take care of you.

Why choose Adams Dental?

There are thousands of dental practices in the UK. Even in one local area, there are many different surgeries to choose from. It’s one of the first things we do when we move somewhere new, isn’t it? Find a new dental practice and get a check-up. So, how can you make the choice?

As with anything in life, different people have different needs, so it’s great that there are a variety of clinics to choose from. Let us tell you a bit about how we work at Adams Dental, so you can decide if we are the dentist in Southgate for you.

Dentist in SouthgateOur philosophy

We’ve been established as a dentist in Southgate for nearly 40 years. In that time, we’ve built-up many long-running relationships with our patients, sometimes serving many generations of the same family. We are ourselves a family-run practice, so we know the value of a personal, tailored approach to care. We believe in continuity of care and long-term connections, with our staff, who tend to stay with us for many years, and with our patients.

Our patients tell us it’s like being part of a family and that sums up the heart of our approach. We see all our patients as individuals and treat each and every one of them with compassion and understanding.

Fear of the dentist in Southgate

Because we are so patient-focused, we specialise in working with nervous patients. Fear of the dentist is very common, and we have many tools to help ease that anxiety. We are so practised at working with this group, that other dentists even refer their nervous patients to us.

There are many ways we can help: first up is by providing a comfortable and soothing environment: this includes our friendly and helpful reception staff, and our modern and clean waiting area.

We will also listen to your concerns and give you space to air your fears. This, along with gently and carefully explaining the details of your treatment plan, helps to allays worries about what will happen next.

And if you need help during the treatment, we can offer sedation or hypnosis to help put your nervous system at ease.

Don’t get caught out by a dental emergency

Life is full of surprises. However much we want to keep everything under our control, events rarely work out the way we thought they would. This can be wonderful, such as when we get an unexpected job offer or an old friend turns up out of the blue.

And, it can also be a challenge, such as when we slip, trip or fall, and end up in A&E. This may not always come in the form of an accident: it could be that we are out enjoying ourselves, engaging in our favourite sport, such as BMXing, skateboarding or hockey, and we face plant off our bike or board or take an elbow to the face. An accident of this type could mean a trip to the emergency dentist in Southgate.

Emergency Dentist in SouthgateWhen do I need to visit the emergency dentist in Southgate?

At Adams Dental, we’ve seen every type of dental emergency you can think of: knocked out, chipped, cracked and broken teeth, severe toothache, abscesses and even objects lodged in the mouth. As well as daredevil sports people, we’ve seen patients who like to play fast and loose with their teeth by using them to open a bottle or tear a package. So, however you’ve damaged your teeth or gums, or if you’re experiencing dental disease, don’t worry. Chances are you aren’t the first and our emergency dentist in Southgate will be more than happy to help.

What happens at an emergency appointment?

Unlike a routine dental check-up that focuses on examination, treatment is our priority. Our emergency dentist in Southgate may take x-rays or photographs, but their aim is for you to leave pain-free. It may be all we can do is give you pain relief, but if we can we will carry out treatment to resolve the issue. If further work is required, we will get that booked in for you as soon as possible.

Save our number today

You never know when you might need the emergency dentist in Southgate. Whether or not we are your regular dental practice, save our number in your phone today, so you can easily call us up if you do find yourself surprised by a dental emergency.

Feel confident after facial aesthetics

Nowadays, it is not so uncommon for people to find Botox in North London at their dental practice. Here at Adams Dental, we have made it an intrinsic part of our treatment menu.

It makes sense to go to the dentist to receive your treatment as dentists have studied the facial muscles and nerves inside out.

Botox in North LondonBotox is a great option if you are becoming increasingly aware and self-conscious of unwanted lines appearing on the face. No matter how much you’ve tried to remain calm and collected, life’s stresses may be beginning to show themselves.

Instead of frowning in disgust at the lines on your face, and then stressing about deepening the lines, and then stressing about the stress causing more wrinkles, you can smooth your worries away by coming for Botox in North London.

Botox gets rid of lines such as:

  • Frown lines, wrinkles on the forehead or just between the eyebrows;
  • Crow’s feet, lines that form around the corners of the eyes caused by squinting and lifestyle factors;
  • Eyebrow raising and re-contouring, balancing the muscles that control the position of the brow.

How does it work?

Botox is a non-surgical procedure that uses a purified protein of the Botulinum toxin to block the nerve activity of the muscles. It is injected into the skin to smooth unwanted wrinkles and help the skin appear more youthful and soft.

It usually lasts for about three months, but before we get ahead of ourselves, the first stage of receiving Botox in North London is coming for consultation with us.

We offer a completely non-judgemental environment, and understand that lines can appear at different ages, beginning in our 20s. You know better than anyone what you feel comfortable with, and we are here to listen and offer our advice.

You can look forward to the benefits of Botox straight away, as the effects can usually be seen within the first few days after your treatment.

Alongside feeling more comfortable in your skin mentally, Botox can help you to feel more physically comfortable. It has been known to help ease migraines, and reduce acne.

Botox may be your answer to feeling young, confident, and calm.

Trusting your teeth

When it comes to breaking a fall, you cannot rely on your teeth to catch you. Accidents happen, but sometimes tripping and falling can lead to greater problems for your smile. If your teeth have been badly affected by a clumsy mistake, then it is likely that you will need an emergency dentist in Southgate.

At Adams Dental, we try to see you as soon as possible if your smile is in need of an urgent fix. We also need your help when it comes to emergency appointments; ringing us as soon as you can after your accident can mean getting your teeth seen to earlier. Depending on the severity of your injury, it could be that a re-implantation of a tooth is necessary.

Emergency Dentist in SouthgateComing to an emergency dentist in Southgate

While we like to think that you won’t need an emergency dentist in Southgate, it’s good to be prepared just in case. Knowing what’s what could just save your smile the trouble of further complications after an unfortunate injury.

After an accident, the dentist will examine your teeth up close to spot any problems that have occurred or could develop. Sometimes an x-ray needs to be taken of your teeth, so that any damage can be observed in detail. If your injury has caused you discomfort, the pain will be numbed with anaesthetic to keep you as relaxed as possible.

To avoid the possibility of infection, the affected area of your teeth will be sterilised by the dentist at Adams Dental. This can prevent other conditions that arise from infection, such as tooth loss. This is why we would encourage you to see an emergency dentist in Southgate as soon as possible, so that your smile can be restored earlier.

Your future smile

Healthy teeth are essential to a confident and happy smile, which is why it is important that you look after them. At times, it might be hard to distinguish an emergency treatment from a procedure that is needed in the near-future. If the problem with your teeth is causing your discomfort, such as in cases of broken teeth, toothache, avulsed teeth or facial swelling, you are probably in need of an emergency dentist in Southgate.