Important Covid-19 information

We are gradually re-opening our services for some appointments.

We have completed a risk assessment to keep you and our clinical teams safe if you visit our clinics.

The clinic

Clifton Cornerstone Health Centre

Dental Department
Southchurch Drive
Clifton
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG11 8EW

Opening times

Monday8.30am – 4.30pm
Tuesday8.30am – 4.30pm
Wednesday8.30am – 4.30pm
Thursday8.30am – 4.30pm
Friday8.30am – 4.30pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Parking

Parking

For information on parking please contact the clinic.

Public transport

Public Transport

For details of public transport links please visit Transporting Nottinghamshire

Our services

Additional Needs

We know that some patients can have difficulties in accessing dental care. We’re here to give high quality treatment and a caring, understanding approach to children and adults with additional needs.

What services do you offer?

We are experienced in treating patients with a wide range of additional needs, supporting them and their families and carers through dental treatment.

We have ground floor clinics that are accessible to wheelchair users.  Some of our clinics have wheelchair recliners, hoists and bariatric dental chairs.

We provide a caring, understanding environment for patients with learning disabilities.

We build long-term relationships with our patients. We pride ourselves on our good communication with hospital services, social services, specialist learning disability services and special schools.

We provide dental care with:

  • Behaviour management techniques
  • Inhalation sedation
  • Intravenous sedation
  • General anaesthesia

Do you accept referrals?

We are a referral only service.

Dental Anxiety

Patients with very severe dental anxiety may be referred in to our services. Fear of dental treatment is common and can stop someone from seeking dental care.

If you have a low level of anxiety some simple methods work such as building a rapport with your dentist and feeling that you are being listened to. You may find that it helps to have a stop signal which you can use to let the dentist know when you would like to take a break, or distraction with music through headphones which can be brought in.

Relaxation techniques can work very well and your dentist will be able to help you with these.

If you have a much higher level of anxiety and this is preventing treatment your dentist may refer you to our services.

 

General Anaesthetic

For some patients, because of their age or special needs, they are unable to undergo routine dental care such as extractions or fillings in the usual way and they may need to have a general anaesthetic to receive their dental care.

If your dentist believes this is the best option for you, they will refer you to our services. Following this we will offer you an assessment appointment.

Assessment

At your first appointment with us you will be seen by a dentist who will assess your dental needs. You will be asked to provide information about your general health, including any medications you take and you will also be asked whether you pay for NHS dental treatment.

An assessment appointment usually takes between 20 and 40 minutes. After the dentist has checked your mouth and teeth, they will talk to you about any treatment needed. If treatment is needed the dentist will discuss the options available to you which may include treatment under local anaesthetic (numbing the mouth), treatment with sedation or treatment under general anaesthesia.

General Anaesthesia Treatment

Treatment will only be carried out in agreement with you and in a way that you are happy with. If you require dental treatment under general anaesthesia, the dentist will book you an appointment and give you instructions on what to do before that appointment, on the day of appointment and after your treatment. All your dental treatment will usually be done in one appointment under general anaesthesia.

Bariatric Services

We have clinics in all our services that can accommodate patients who require bariatric facilities.

If you find a standard dentist chair uncomfortable, please contact us to find out more.

Root Canal

Root Canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is carried out when the soft pulp tissue (nerve and blood vessels) normally contained in the centre of the tooth becomes diseased or dies. This may lead to inflammation or infection (an abscess) in the surrounding jaw bone causing pain and swelling at the end of the tooth root, although it can sometimes remain pain-free.

An Endodontist is a dentist who specialises in Endodontic treatment. Our service is consultant led but is delivered by Specialists, Specialists in Training who are at the end of their training programme and dentists with enhanced endodontic skills.

Assessment
At your first appointment with us you will be seen by a dentist who will assess your dental needs. You will be asked to provide information about your general health, including any medications you take and you will also be asked whether you pay for NHS dental treatment.

An assessment appointment usually takes between 20 and 40 minutes. After the dentist has checked your mouth and teeth, they will talk to you about any treatment needed. If treatment is needed the dentist will discuss the options available to you.

Treatment
Treatment will only be carried out in agreement with you and in a way that you are happy with. The dentist may also offer you an appointment with our Oral Health Promotion Team to help you keep your teeth and mouth healthy to try to avoid further treatment.

Sedation

We sometimes provide treatment using inhalation or intravenous sedation for patients referred in to our services. We will discuss if this is appropriate and the options available with you during an appointment.