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Frequently Asked Questions

Your Questions Answered…

Who looks after the teeth when treatment is finished?

As treatment is by referral, you will see your own dentist for checkups. Of course, if you have any problem with any of the treatment provided by us, then you can contact us directly and we will see you. Often in cases of gum disease treatment, review appointments are necessary.

My teeth are healthy but I don’t like their appearance. Can this be treated?

Yes, there are several possible methods of improving the aesthetic of your teeth, and we can discuss the relative merits of each with you.

Can anyone attend the practice?

Yes, but if we are to provide treatment then we will need to liaise with your own dentist, as we work by referral.

Can I get a second opinion?

Certainly, we are happy to provide a second opinion, in confidence if required.

What do you charge?

As the very nature of the work we do tends to be unique to that patient, it is difficult to give exact costs. However, we list some basic fees on our basic pricelist, and all patients are given a written costing before treatment starts

When do I pay for my treatment, before or after?

Treatment is paid as and when it is provided, so the treatment costs are spread out over the appointments.

Do you have a long waiting list?

This varies. We like to offer patients an appointment within about ten days.

Can I choose which specialist practice I am referred to?

Yes, the patient has the ultimate choice to which they are referred.

Do you have a complaints policy?

Yes, please click here.

Important - Clinics now closed

In line with the national effort to fight the Coronavirus epidemic we at Argo Dental Practices, Oracle and Dentale Clinics will be closed for routine dental care. All appointments will be postponed until further notice. In case of an emergency/advice please contact your clinic;

We will be open by appointment only for urgent emergency dental care only. We kindly ask you do not attend the practice unless you have spoken to a member of the team over the telephone.

Urgent dental problems include the following conditions;

  • Dental and facial swellings and infections
  • Severe dental and facial pain: that is, pain that cannot be controlled following self-help
  • Fractured teeth or tooth with nerve exposure

Dental emergencies include the following conditions;

  • Trauma of the face or teeth
  • Swelling of the face or mouth that is significant and worsening
  • Post-extraction bleeding that cannot be controlled

We thank you for your cooperation, understanding and patience during these uncertain times. We would like to reassure all our patients that we are available for advice, help and support over the phone during working hours. We wish you, your families and the community the very best.