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General Dentistry Treatments

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Sarisa Martin Dentist Cheltenham

”Hello, I am Dr Sarisa Martin. Trust your oral health to a local private practice that wins awards for patient care, is trusted by over 100 local referral dentists and is the region’s leading specialist on minimising discomfort and anxiety”

General check-ups

It’s too easy to get complacent about oral health so don’t wait for pain. Keep your teeth and gums in tip-top condition with regular general dental check-ups and avoid unnecessary discomfort, inconvenience and cost.

General Check-up with Gill
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Oral hygiene – visiting our hygienists

Regular visits to our hygienists (Emma and Lesley pictured right) will ensure your teeth and especially your gums remain healthy. You’ll get the best up-to-date advice on preventative care including which products to use and avoid.

Emma Reeve - Dental Hygienist
Lesley Card Hygienist

Invisible fillings

If you have small cracks, cavities or holes you may need a filling. We can restore the natural appearance of your tooth with invisible or ‘white’ fillings, comprising a durable long-lasting material that will also protect the tooth from further damage.

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Invisible fillings via dental mirror


A crown is a natural-looking restoration for damaged or worn teeth that need a little more repair than a filling can offer. The damaged or worn tooth is sculpted to receive the crown or cap that is designed to fit perfectly and look natural.

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Dental Crowns Graphic


No one looks forward to having a tooth extracted so rest assured we have the experience, technique and pain-minimising procedures such as sedation to complete the procedure quickly and with minimum discomfort and anxiety. Whilst you might not be as relaxed as you would be on a desert island (patient seen with sedation dentist Leah Adams) we are specialist at minimising anxiety and discomfort.

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Teeth Straightening

Straighter teeth not only look good, they are easier to look after. Our orthodontist Goldie Songra is one of the leading orthodontist in the region and is at the forefront of a range of the very latest teeth straightening techniques including the amazing Invisalign invisible braces. For more information about our orthodontic treatment see our Cheltenham Orthodontist Page

Consultant Orthodontist Goldie Songra

Root canals

If decay has infected the nerve supply to the tooth, you may need a root canal. We will remove the infection, as painlessly as possible, and restore your teeth to full strength and health.

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Root Canal Treatment Model

What our patients say

’I can not recommend this practice highly enough and would tell anyone with a fear of the dentist to fear no more. There is a way to find pain and fear-free dentistry and it is the Arnica Dental Practice
Louise Bruce

Dear Ellie Thank you for doing such as spectacular job on John’s teeth. He has a smile to be proud of

Dear A Team. All I can say is WOW! My jaw aches because I’ve been smiling so much since my treatment on Friday. I’ve had so much food it’s amazing, no pain and not even a bruise on my hand where the needle went in. Thank you so much for your excellent work and continued reassurance

General Dentistry Q & A

What is a general dentistry?
General dentistry provides primary treatment and care required to maintain healthy teeth and gums such as routine examinations, dental hygiene, fillings/repairs, and extractions. More complex treatments such as teeth straightening (orthodontics) or dental implants might be provided by a specialist.

What is a general dental practice?
A general dental practice is one that looks after the primary dental care of adults and children with the treatment and care required to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

What are the most common procedures done by a general dentist?
A general dentist will typically carry out routine examinations, dental hygiene (in the absence of a hygienist), tooth repairs such as invisible fillings, tooth extractions, crowns, bridges and root canal procedures.

Prosthodontist vs general dentistry?
A prosthodontist specialises in prosthodontics also known as dental prosthesis or prosthetic dentistry, that restores intraoral defects such as missing teeth, missing parts of teeth, and missing soft or hard structures of the jaw and palate.

What is advanced general dentistry?
Advanced general dentistry includes treatments such as routine examinations, dental hygiene, fillings, crowns, bridges, and dentures, as well as more complex procedures such as implant restorations.

General dentistry costs at a glance

Treatment Type
New patient exam (adult) with x-rays treatment plan and quotation
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View our general dentistry fees

Affordable finance – the smart way to pay for treatment

Don’t let finance get in the way of enjoying good oral health and well-being. Spread the cost with our interest-free finance options

Benefits to you of our interest-free finance options:

  • Spreading the cost of treatment might suit your current financial circumstances making the treatment you need/want a possibility
  • Treatment when you need it most for example in time for an important life event such as a wedding
  • Having treatment sooner rather than later might minimise discomfort, stress, and inconvenience as well as cost you less
  • You do not have to dip into your savings which you might need for other important expenditures

Loans are subject to status and affordability. Finance applicant must be 18 or over, be a UK citizen, have a UK bank account and be in permanent employment. Click here to view terms and conditions.

Find out more about our interest-free finance options

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Check out the brand new Bupa Smile Plan

Bupa’s Smile Plan makes it even easier to maintain healthy teeth and gums whilst saving money. Benefits include:

  • Access to private dentistry, while helping you budget for your routine appointments
  • Alternative to NHS with reduced waiting times
  • Equal, manageable payments
  • Get expert dental advice with plenty of time to raise any concerns you may have
  • Regular preventative care
  • Avoiding future oral concerns that carry additional costs
  • 10% saving on selected private dental treatments†

Find out more about Bupa’s Smile Plan

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Book your new patient exam today or find out more

Call 01242 655554 and speak to one of our patient coordinators to book an appointment or for further information.

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Rachel – Patient Coordinator

Jennie Major Dental Receptionist


Jennie – Patient Coordinator