General dentistry

At our practices, general dentistry is the foundation of what we do. Whether you’d like a routine check up, are interested in hygienist services, or need an emergency appointment, we can help. 

Every smile is unique. Regular check-ups are advised to complement a good daily oral health routine and to provide a preventative approach to dental issues.  


What does a check-up include?

1. Oral Care Professionals

Two oral health care professionals – your dentist and the dental hygienist – will likely see you. Your dentist will conduct an initial oral exam of your mouth (for signs of oral cancer or other diseases), gums, and teeth; ask about changes in your overall health or medicine use; review the cleaning done by the hygienist; diagnose any oral health problems; and make treatment recommendations. The hygienist will also conduct an oral exam of your gums and teeth, document any changes in your overall health and medicine use, clean and polish your teeth, talk to you about caring for your teeth and gums, and answer any questions you might have about home care products.

2. Cleaning

Although home-based tooth brushing and flossing help remove plaque, only a professional cleaning – provided by your dentist or dental hygienist – can thoroughly clean your teeth and remove the hardened plaque (called calculus or tartar) that builds up on teeth. Most hygienists use a series of metal hand instruments to clean your teeth. Some are using ultrasonic scalers, which provide deep cleaning above and below the gum line.

3. Polishing 

After your teeth have been cleaned, they are polished to remove plaque and stains on the tooth surface. The polish contains an abrasive substance and fluoride, and is applied using a small rotating rubber cup or brush attached to the dental hand piece. 

4. Prevention

Your hygienist might offer additional instructions for you to follow at home, based on the results of your exam. Don’t hesitate to ask your hygienist for instructions about brushing or flossing, or general care questions about your teeth and gums. 

5. X-rays

X-rays might or might not be taken during your check up. Your dentist will consider your clinical examination, dental history, and risk for developing cavities in determining the frequency for X-rays.


Treatment Recommendations

If any oral health problems are identified during your examination, your dentist will make recommendations for the best next steps. These might include referral to another oral health care specialist, additional diagnostic tests, or advice to return for restoration work or additional oral health care.

If you’re in pain or discomfort, and you need to see a dentist urgently, we can help you. We will make sure that you’re seen by one of our dentists as soon as possible.

Emergency dental Appointment

If you’re in pain or discomfort, and you need to see a dentist urgently in the Isle of Man, we can help you.


Treatment within 24 hours

As a registered patient we attempt to treat all EMERGENCIES that day (which we typically can and will do) or within 24 hours

  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Severe pain


Treatment within 48 hours

As a registered patient we attempt to treat urgencies on the same day, however in any case within 48 hours.

  • Broken teeth
  • Lost fillings
  • Lost crown

Regular visits to your hygienist puts you in the best position for detecting any oral health problems. Our hygienists are trained to clean your teeth and gums.


Hygiene services

We provide top-class hygiene services to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums. Our resident hygienists provide advice on teeth care, perform high-level cleaning services and help to spot signs of problems such as plaque build-up and gum disease before they become serious issues. The hygienist will explain very clearly to children how best to clean their teeth. Orthodontic patients must ensure they have regular hygiene visits to care for their teeth and gums whilst they have braces.

Even if a person is not a Regent Dental Care patient, they can make an appointment with our hygienists. We offer Air-Flow which is the latest in hygiene technology. This polishing technique uses high pressure air and water and a specially-formulated powder which can help restore teeth to their natural colour by removing external stains such as those caused by coffee, tea, red wine and daily living. If you want a change in the whiteness of your smile then our dentists also offer teeth whitening.


Dental therapy

All our dental hygienists are dual qualified, they not only offer hygiene services but dental therapy to our patients. 

Dental Therapists diagnose dental decay and gum disease in children and adults. They are also involved in oral health education with children, parents and the community. They perform routine dental treatment, including examination, cleaning, scaling and filling cavities. They can also take x-rays and take impressions for mouth guards. All work under the supervision of a dentist. More complex dental problems are referred to the dentist.