Dental FAQ's

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Call us on 0131 665 2885 a member of staff is always on hand to take your call during working hours, and will promptly get back to messages left on the answer machine out of hours.

Or alternately email us at info@campbell-gibson.co.uk or pop by the practice 4 Bridge Street, Musselburgh,
East Lothian, EH21 6AG
 our opening times are:

Mon,Tues, Wed, Thurs 8:45-5:45pm

Friday 8:45am-4:45pm

Sat & Sun Closed

Gum disease is the deterioration of the supporting gum and bone around your teeth. It is caused by plaque releasing toxins which irritates the gums. This causes bleeding, swelling and can eventually lead to the mobility and loss of teeth.

Some people have gums that are more sensitive to this than others depending on family history and conditions such as diabetes.

Removal of plaque and tartar with regular hygiene visits and meticulous home cleaning can prevent gum disease.

In more severe cases of gum disease more in depth cleaning is required which can be done under local anaesthetic.

Appearance and function would be the main reasons to replace a missing tooth. It can also prevent movement of neighbouring teeth into the space where the missing tooth used to be.

Gum disease (gingivitis) will show itself as red, swollen gums that bleed when brushed or flossed. Many people are alarmed when they notice this bleeding and will then brush more gently, if at all. It is important that you continue to clean regularly and firmly in order to fight the condition.

Crowns are a strong way to rebuild teeth which have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. The crown fits over the remaining part of the tooth, giving it the shape and contour of a natural tooth. Crowns are sometimes also known as ‘caps’.

We work with fantastic labs that can recreate characteristics of your natural teeth beautifully. We take detailed photographs and or moulds which are then sent to these labs to custom make the crown.

The life of a crown will depend on how well it is looked after. It is very important to keep this area as clean as your other teeth, or decay or gum disease could endanger the crown. Properly cared for crowns will last for many years.

A dental implant is a metal insert placed into the jawbone. It is used to support one or more false teeth. The false tooth and the supporting insert is known as an implant.

Implants are a well-established, tried-and-tested treatment. Studies show that they are successful in over 90% of cases.

Your tooth colour is made of two layers, the enamel (see through) and the dentine (yellow/brown/grey). The bleach from the tooth whitening kit travels through the enamel into the dentine where it ‘reacts’ with the dentine changing the dark colour to a lighter one. People have different levels of dentine discolouration and different thicknesses of enamel so each individual’s results vary.

This depends on the patient’s diet as teeth naturally pick up stains from beverages and foodstuffs. The average person will require a top every couple of years. (The original trays can be re-used, saving on expense).

This procedure costs

From £210

Anti Wrinkle FAQ's

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The typical costs for botulinum toxin (BOTOX®)

Plan members receive 15% off

One area      £271.4

Two areas    £284.05

Three areas    £308.2

Our initial consultations are complimentary and commitment-free. Should your dentist determine that treatment isn’t appropriate, you won’t incur any charges for the consultation

Please call the practice at your convenience on 0131 665 2885 or book online.

Upon booking, you’ll have a consultation with one of our dentists to assess your suitability for anti-wrinkle treatment.

They’ll recommend areas for treatment. If you opt for treatment, it can be performed during the consultation, typically lasting 20 minutes.

Should you choose not to proceed or if you’re deemed unsuitable, the consultation is obligation-free, with no charges incurred.

Not everyone is suitable for this treatment. Here are some examples of contraindications for anti wrinkle treatment:
•    Infection/injury at the proposed injection site.
•    Previous allergic reaction to Botulinum toxin type A injections.
•    Those with long term diseases affecting the muscles
•    Children under the age of 18 years.
•    Women who are pregnant or breast feeding

People who are not suitable will be advised at their consultation appointment.

We use a tiny needle to precisely administer the product into specific facial areas. The injection involves a minimal amount of fluid, often causing little to no discomfort in certain facial regions.

Each dose is administered swiftly, taking only a few seconds. Following the treatment, you may experience temporary redness around the injection sites, which typically fades within an hour.

Yes you can. We recommend for the first 4 hours after having the treatment to avoid touching the area or exercise. This is to try and keep the area as germ free as possible.

(BOTOX®) is very safe and is a tried and tested product. The doses we use are well documented and examined in literature.
At your consultation appointment your dentist will discuss the risks with you and answer any questions you have.

If you are on a blood thinning tablet you may experience bruising at the injection site. This can happen in cases where you’re not on this medication but the risk is low.

Adverse outcomes of these treatments are rare.  Occasionally, the treatment may relax nearby muscle causing temporary drooping of the eyebrow or eyelids.  This may last for a few weeks but will resolve with time.

As with any medicine an allergic reaction may occur. This is very uncommon.

About Us

Our ethos is minimising problems in your mouth with careful regular checks and professional cleaning, and where issues arise providing you with advice and options followed by high-quality treatment. We take the time to develop a personal relationship and give you all the information required to plan the best way to care for your mouth.

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