The first step on your journey with York House is attending your new patient examination and consultation. This important appointment takes a little longer than usual as we fully assess your oral health and ask questions about your general well-being.
We carry out a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and surrounding tissues, as well as checking for signs of oral cancer. We also take bite wing x-rays to look for any less obvious problems, such as hidden decay. The cost of your new patient examination includes these investigative x-rays, as well as a thorough scale and polish to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth.
During your consultation, we also give you time to raise any concerns you may have about your dental health or to ask any questions.
After your initial examination, we formulate a personalised treatment plan (including an estimate of costs) and discuss your options. Whatever type of treatment you may need, you can be sure our friendly team will do everything they can to make the experience as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
Useful information about York House
- Every routine check-up includes oral cancer screening
- Specialist dental services available at affordable prices
- All our dental work comes with a guarantee
- Dedicated treatment coordinators
- Flexible appointment times including early mornings, evenings and Saturday mornings
- Wheelchair access to ground floor surgery
- Home visits available for clients who are unable to travel
- Emergency appointments during practice opening hours and out-of-hours
Making your appointment
If you have a dental emergency, please phone our practice number (01494 783 874). We set aside a number of dedicated emergency appointments, so we can guarantee to see you on the same day. Having appointments reserved purely for emergencies means we can attend to you swiftly and it gives us adequate time to resolve your problem.
Out-of-hours emergency appointments
In the event of a dental emergency, outside practice hours, please phone us on 01494 783 874 and an answer phone will give you the option of leaving a message or contacting a dentist.
NHS Direct can answer your queries and offers some limited care at weekends. We also operate a private emergency call-out system, which can offer more immediate care. Initial phone advice is free of charge and Denplan clients will be covered under their insurance for any call-out charge.
These are available on the following days:
- Orthodontist (teeth straightening) – Wednesday evenings
- Periodontist (gum specialist) – Fridays
- Dental implant specialist – Friday afternoon
- Oral surgeon – Saturday morning
Hygienist appointments are available Monday to Thursday, with late night appointments on Wednesday. We can offer some Saturday appointments too.
Appointments for wheelchair users
Appointments for treatment in our ground floor surgery are available throughout the week.
Cancelled or missed appointments
Please give us at least 24 hours’ notice if you wish to cancel an appointment. Unfortunately, we do have to charge for late cancellations or missed appointments.
Give us a call on 01494 783 874 and discover how to join York House.