Your Dental Check-Up


Your Dental Health Starts With Regular Check-Ups

Regular visits to your dentist and dental hygienist is the best way to ensure your ongoing dental health. Your dentist and dental hygienist are qualified to identify any early or preventative problems before they become serious and painful. Your comprehensive dental exam will be carried out by your dentist and involves:

  • Checking your face, neck, lips tongue, throat, gums for any signs of mouth/oral cancer.
  • X-rays for the detection of decay, tumours/lumps, cysts, etc.*
  • Examination of all tooth surfaces for tooth decay.
  • Inspection of all existing restorations, e.g. Fillings, dentures, crowns, etc.
  • Examination of the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.

* Dental x-rays can reveal valuable information not generally detected during a dental exam. For example, bone loss, decay between teeth, and gum problems can be diagnosed with the help of x-rays. Your dentist or dental hygienist may recommend an x-ray based on the review of your medical and dental history, your age, signs and symptoms and other risk factors.


Your Comfort & Care Is Our Top Priority

If you’re anxious about a visit to the dentist, please know that it’s very common to experience dental anxiety. When you come for your appointment, please let us know. The caring and considerate staff at Worthing Road Dental Practice will endeavour to listen to your concerns and put you at ease. Please let us know if you have any questions regarding your appointment or treatment. 

 Contact us today to make an appointment or for further information.


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As you are aware the Chief Dental Officer announced on 28 May, that dental practices across England will be allowed to begin the process of reopening for all emergency and routine face-to-face dental care from Monday 8 June.

We have been clear in all our communication throughout the pandemic, that our first priority is the wellbeing of our patients and colleagues, and this continues to be the case. As a result, Worthing Road Dental Practice will only be reopening once we are satisfied that we have all of the necessary processes and personal protective equipment (PPE) in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

Rest assured, we will be working through the information as quickly as possible as and when it becomes available.  We will be communicating directly with you soon and via our website with more information about when the practice will re-open. In the meantime, please do not attempt to make a new appointment. If you experiencing a dental emergency such as severe pain or need advice you should continue to contact the surgery who will be able to help on 01403 252646 or email us at

For out-of-hours emergency appointments:

Sussex Community NHS Trust provides out-of-hours appointments. More information is available for clinics located in the Crawley, Haywards Heath, Worthing and Chichester areas.

Click here for more details on how to make appointments or receive advice.

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