Forest Dental keeping the community healthy

At Forest Dental Loughton we believe in helping the community to become healthier by encouraging proper dental hygiene. We believe that we are contributing to the overall well being of the community that we serve. Our team of dedicated staff provide patient care that can detect possible future health concerns early, that otherwise might only be diagnosed much later in other practices. Tooth decay and gum disease have been linked to more serious illnesses. Bacteria from the mouth can lead to infection of the heart lining or cardiovascular disease and the resistance to infection caused by oral bacteria can increase the probability of becoming diabetic. In women who are pregnant the increase in oral bacteria during pregnancy can also cause a number of other complications.

Providing care and treatment for the whole family

Forest Dental Loughton provides a full range of treatment for the entire family. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to the dental surgery from an early age to acclimatise them and make the surgery a secure and pleasant place to visit. A welcoming and caring team approach helps our patients to confide in us and trust us with their dental concerns. From reception to dentist our philosophy and approach is the same – that you are our focus. Children we treat now are the future adult patients of our dental practice and a reputation for care and attention to detail is what makes a dental practice successful.

Preventive dentistry

Proper routine dental hygiene and six monthly visits to the dentist are a part of the overall regime required to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. By starting to visit a dentist at a young age correct advice on brushing and flossing will become routine.

Latest technology and training

The latest dental equipment allows Forest Dental Loughton to offer exceptional diagnostic and treatment results. The use of a laser detector pen allows for the detection of tooth decay that can be accurately pinpointed effortlessly. In addition we use equipment that uses oxygen converted into ozone to safely and effectively remove harmful bacteria. Detecting the problem early allows treatment to occur before it is necessary to drill and remove the decay and then to fill the cavity created. Dental technological advances are rapidly changing dentistry and staff training on the latest equipment and techniques is ongoing. This allows for the provision of long-term, permanent dental care rather than temporary fixes.

Solving patients’ dental issues

As a dentist the primary goal is to provide patients with first class service and excellent dental care. The result of doing this well will build a good reputation leading to a successful dental practice and happy patients.

Reviews bring patients

Technology today exposes us all to the world especially on social media and positive reviews mean that patients are satisfied. It is an immediate measure of how well a dental practice is doing. It is vitally important that dentists pay attention to the concerns of their patients and seek to address those concerns quickly and efficiently. A dental practitioner now not only has to be good at providing top class dental care, but customer service to match. This is the ultimate goal of our practice each and every time a patient comes through our doors.

Welcome to forest Dental a innovative single partner practice

As a key pillar of the local community, Forest Dental in Loughton is a caring Family Practice. It has won awards for care and standard of treatment whilst being highly flexible and progressive but how do we do it?

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Many factors have contributed to our success. One of the things that has kept us apart (literally and metaphorically) from other dental surgeries has been being a single partner practice. This may fly under the radar of most of our patients who find our clinic professional and well organized, yet extremely observant of care needs. Not only does it seem improbable that all of this could be orchestrated and maintained by a single practitioner, but the action of operating as a single practitioner allows Forest Dental in Loughton to take on the complex roles that it does.

With only one key individual responsible for the management of providing care and all aspects of recruitment, procurement  and regulatory compliance, there is a great deal of agility to Forest Dental that you simply would not be able to find in a multi-practitioner clinic, and is completely absent from large corporate dental chains.

Simply, Forest Dental has escaped the trap of decision by committee simply by having no committee. This has allowed decisions to be made faster and more effectively than many organisations could achieve. A good example of this is Forest Dental recent commitment to reducing its use of plastics and avoiding single use plastics as much as possible in its supply chain; this is a rarity in medicine and even more so in dentistry but the commitment to do so is heavily based on the passion of Dr Sab Rana Principal, an only dentist who has driven the clinic to the point of receiving parliamentary level accreditation for its excellence.

And although much of this operates behind-the-scenes and is therefore unobserved by my Forest dental abundant patients, it is a business model that is well worth highlighting and receiving a little credit for and the resulting experience and excellent level of care our patients receive.

Flexibility in care

This flexibility is what has allowed us to operate so consistently throughout the recent lockdown as the implementation of any changes could be carried out immediately in our clinic. Due to the high emphasis in dentistry on hygiene, there were little modifications that had to be made to spacing out our appointments. We are very grateful for our regular patients who we have managed to serve with a minimal of delays.

This flexibility also extends to patients who may suffer from an aversion in dentistry, allowing us to amend treatment schedules in order to make any necessary procedures as pleasant and tolerable as possible. This includes providing booking appointments at precise time allowing you to minimise the amount of time you spend with ys, making the waiting process less strenuous.

If you have any further questions on how Forest Dental in Loughton can meet your dental needs, or are interested in registering as a new patient, please feel free to get in contact with us via our website or call the surgery.

What is the root canal therapy treatment?

At Forest Dental Loughton we provide many dental treatments and cosmetic procedures which are an available option for most patients. One of our most popular endodontic treatments is the root canal therapy treatment. This treatment is designed to treat the infected pulp that has developed in the mouth area. The pulp of the tooth can get infected due to tooth decay or any injury to the mouth. This damage can spread towards the area of the root canal causing great difficulty and discomfort in the area. It is important to get a root canal treatment done before other extreme measures are needed to be taken- such as removing the tooth. If you are worried about this dental issue do not hesitate to book an appointment with Forest Dental in Loughton.

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What happens in root canal therapy treatment?

There are many steps when undergoing a root canal therapy treatment this is to ensure that safety precautions are being taken. In the initial phase a local anesthetic is used. This is done to make sure that a patient does not feel any discomfort or less pain during the treatment. The next step consists of the dental professional will prepare the tooth with a drill. This is so that the professional will have easy access to the root canal area. The area of the root canal will be cleaned and the dental professional will ensure that there is no residue of infection or a pulp. The treated area is then filled with a filling which will then be enclosed for a period of time. A patient will then have to go to a follow up appointment where their tooth will be checked. In this later appointment the dental professional will check if the infection has cleared up which will allow them to then permanently fill the area. This treatment is time consuming, however it saves the risk of the full permanent removal of a tooth.

What are the benefits of root canal therapy treatment?

There are various life benefits when proceeding with a root canal treatment. A major dental benefit that comes from this treatment is that it stops further infections developing to neighbouring teeth. Usual toothaches that occur are usually a result of an infection that is on the tooth cavity. This endodontic treatment ensures the removal of bacteria that develops the infection. After the infection is treated the remainder of the tooth will be cleaned free of bacteria. This should help stop the deterioration of the tooth and toothache. Once the tooth is treated there is a less likely chance of bacteria spreading to the neighbouring teeth. This comes as a benefit as root canal therapy acts as a protection against other additional infections.

Another benefit of root canal therapy is that it improves an individual’s oral hygiene and health. Tooth decay can have a heavy impact on an individual’s oral health. The discomfort caused by the infection can discourage a patient to keep up with their oral hygiene.This is an issue as those with bad oral health are at risk of having health complications. These health complications can range from most commonly heart disease and diabetes and many more other health conditions. By getting this treated at Forest Dental in Loughton we can help improve your oral health!