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Caring for all your family's dental needs
Quality NHS & Private CARE
All patients are able to access any practice and our Urgent Dental Centres for emergency care.
Welcome, how may we help you?
If you are looking for quality and experience?
We are a well-established family-run dental practice since 1971 and aim to provide quality NHS and Private dental care to the highest standards for you and your family.
It our philosophy to promote dental health care with emphasis on prevention, education and cosmetic dentistry thereby offering you more treatment options and patient choice.
We're a part of your community
We’ve been a family dentists for generations of residents in Norfolk and Suffolk. We provide outstanding dental care for people across 10 NHS and 3 Faces & Smiles locations.
From routine checkups to dental implants, orthodontics and elective cosmetic procedures, our patients trust John G. Plummer to look after their oral health.
Interested in joining the John G. Plummer family?
Local jobs available. Join our amazing team.
Lockdown restrictions easing currently does NOT include healthcare and dental premises.
.Facial coverings must be worn.
- You will still be COVID screen on the day of your appointment.
- You will still be required to wear a face covering whilst in the practice.
- Please bring your own face covering. Do not have one? Masks will be available.
- This is regardless of your vaccine status.
This excludes children under 11 years and patients who are exempt from wearing masks (please bring proof with you)
Please do not attend unless you have been given an appointment and understand our attendance policies.
Please note if there is any change to your appointment, we will contact you. Our Urgent Dental Centres are open to all patients even if unregistered.
Can you mix NHS and treatment?
Simply Yes, you can choose to pay privately for treatments which the NHS doesn’t cover, such as dental implants, orthodontics, facial, teeth whitening, cosmetic veneers, fillings, etc. Just talk to your dentist for more information. This still allows you to receive continued NHS care.
Children & Families
We treat patients of all ages and stages of development, ….
Yes, we can block schedule appointments on the same day for optimal convenience.
All parents and guardians are advised to ensure that young children in their care are taken to see the dentist as soon as their first teeth comes through, and before their first birthday.
Gentle NHS Care
We are passionate about preventative dentistry…
We encourage routine dental examinations and hygiene visits and offer fluoride treatment, diet advice and brushing techniques… for both adults and children.
We understand that some people suffer from anxiety when visiting the dentist and we hope we can make visits less stressful. If you are anxious, please let us know, so that we can help you.
Minor Oral Surgery Service (MOSS)
Your general dentist will refer you for complex surgical treatments
You can check the status of a referral. You need to know the URN of the referral. This a 10 character alphanumeric code that your dentist will have provided you with or has been sent to you via text message. CLICK HERE>>
Background: Oral surgery referrals from dentists have increased and placing increased pressure on finite hospital resources (Secondary Care). This service has been developed by NHS England and Local Area Teams whereby Primary Care Specialist Oral Surgeons and Dentists with special interest can provide care for selected patients at reduced waiting times and similar levels of quality and patient satisfaction. These clinicians have been appointed as they have the appropriate level of training and experience. This is a non-urgent service and cannot provide general anaesthetic ( put patients to sleep).
Dentists can do a large number of surgical interventions in the mouth. The term “Minor oral surgery”refers to smaller operations and include removing wisdom teeth, impacted teeth, and severely broken-down teeth, roots, as well as apicectomies, biopsies and other procedures.
Within our service our oral surgery is largely carried out by Specialist Oral Surgeons and well as Dentists with a special interest and advanced training in Oral Surgery (DwSI). The dentists providing the treatment have gained the necessary skills and experience by receiving training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Departments in various hospitals. They are all registered with the General Dental Council.
The service provides a range of oral surgical procedures for patients referred by their general dental practitioner. Patients are usually referred for the removal of teeth which the referring dentist has assessed as having a higher complexity and requiring more advanced treatment than they could provide themselves in order to offer you the best care.
Procedures are usually carried out using routine local anaesthetic (injections) although sometimes sedation can be provided if necessary. Our service cannot provide minor oral surgery treatment under general anaesthetic (when you are put completely to sleep), only your local Hospitals can as they have the necessary equipment and support team in the building. Patients requiring this form of treatment must be referred to the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at the relevant hospital. Your dentist is able to make this referral if appropriate.
We can help you manage your gum disease. The British Society of Periodontology recommends you to “Say no to bleeding gums”.
The first stage in treating periodontal disease is the consultation appointment. which involves a detailed examination of the gums , x-rays if necessary and a lifestyle investigation to highlight risk factors. Once a diagnosis is established a periodontal plan for treatment can be devised.
Basic gum therapy involves working with you to enhance your home care, reduce risk factors and clinically involves a course of non-surgical therapy. This is intensive cleaning under the gums into the pockets (gaps between the teeth and gums), under local anaesthetic to provide a clean tooth surface and allow the gums to re-heal.
Basic periodontal is available on the NHS. Your dentist may refer you to a private periodontist if your condition is more advanced.
If you have concerns our team would be happy to offer you a consultation.
Periodontists are trained in treating periodontal disease and cosmetic gum surgery. They receive up to three additional years of additional training in periodontal disease treatment in both non-surgical treatments and periodontal plastic surgery procedures. Periodontists are also highly experienced in replacing missing teeth with dental implants.
Examples of treatments provided;
- Non-Surgical Treatments
- Gum Graft Surgery
- Laser Treatment
- Regenerative Procedures
- Dental Crown Lengthening
- Dental Implants
- Pocket Reduction Procedures
- Plastic Surgery Procedures
We are an approved training centre for Foundation Dentists on the Norwich Scheme, VTE, PVLE and Advanced Apprenticeship in Dental Nurses. We also host seminars for local GDP’s and nurses.
Root canal treatment is an attempt to save and repair teeth…
When infection reaches the centre of a tooth, root canal treatment may be necessary to treat the infection and save the tooth.
Bacteria can invade the tooth through a number of ways:
- By damage such as a fall or injury during sports
- By untreated tooth decay
- By problems with fillings
Once infection enters the tooth, it can multiply within the soft pulp inside. You’ll feel severe tooth ache, especially when eating or drinking hot or cold foods, and chewing will most likely be painful. The tooth itself may also become loose!
As the pulp dies in the tooth, the pain often subsides, leaving patients thinking that all is well again. In fact, the infection may have spread into the root canal system. This can lead to further pain, and the tooth darkening in colour as well as painful facial swelling.
Root canal treatment is usually successful at saving the tooth and clearing the infection.
Approximately 80-90% of root-treated teeth survive for 8 -10 years.
Having a crown fitted to the tooth after root canal treatment is important for improving tooth survival rates.The survival of your tooth depends on a number of factors, including:
- how much of the natural tooth remains
- how well you keep your teeth clean
- the biting forces on the tooth
But if an infection does return, the root canal treatment could potentially be repeated.
Don’t hide your smile – show it off! Our cosmetic dentistry services will reveal the true beauty of your smile. From whitening to colour-matched fillings, we can give you something to smile about.
We offer Specialists orthodontics care. It’s never too early or late to get the smile you want! From teens metal braces to Adult INVISALIGN clear aligners, there are great options for you….
NHS orthodontic assessment is available to all children under the age of 18 and treatment may be offered to those who meet the criteria set by the NHS using the IOTN scale for treatment need. This requires an orthodontic referral from your dentist.
Private orthodontic treatment is more affordable than you think and treatment is available to all patients, both children and adults. Free consultations are available with our specialist orthodontists prior to any treatment being planned or offered. Our full range of brace options available include fixed braces both metal and clear braces (Clarity), hidden lingual braces (incognito) along with removable braces and popular clear aligners (invisalign).
We can replace missing, dead or damaged teeth with implant devices that are securely anchored to your jaw. No more dentures or bridges that are awkward to maintain, this is as close as it comes to having your own teeth.
Reveal a more radiant you, with our range of non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments. Dermal fillers, chemical peels, Botulimun toxin A, hydra facial treatments, nano pen and cryogen. Expertly administered by our facial aesthetics team.
Discover our teeth whitening options for healthier-looking whiter teeth…