Your First Dental Consultation at Larkham House

NHS waiting room

Our Goal

Our goal is to provide high quality and effective dental treatment in safe, regulated surroundings, making your visit as comfortable and effective as possible. We are very experienced in treating nervous dental patients so we will take good care of you and treat you as an individual, listen to your concerns and expectations at every step of the way.

We will carry out your oral health assessment

  1. We will ask you first to complete a short Medical History Form giving information about yourself before you are taken through to meet your dentist.
  2. Your dentist will start by asking you questions regarding your health and teeth
  3. They will then examine your teeth, gums, face and neck.
  4. You will have an extra-oral and intra-oral examination to check for any abnormalities which could lead to mouth cancer.
  5. Your dentist will assess decay levels and problem areas, these will be recorded by their dental nurse for the dentist to discuss with you.
  6. You may have X-rays taken to enable your dentist to see what is happening beneath the gums and under fillings etc.


Private patient waiting room

We discuss your wishes and requirements

Once we have gathered all the information, your dentist will discuss and explain treatment options and solutions to provide you with a bespoke treatment plan for your journey to a lifetime of healthy teeth, gums and mouth.

For simple routine checks the hygienist or filings may be all that is needed. For more complex issues, further tests and investigations may be carried out before a treatment plan is agreed with you. Prior to any treatment commencing you will receive a written plan and cost estimates.

We treat all our patients with dignity, understanding and respect. We are equipped to deal with treatment ranging from general dentistry to specialised procedures whilst taking into consideration any pain or anxiety you may experience.

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Why are regular dental check-ups important?

  1. Oral Cancer Detection
    Your dentist is highly trained to recognise these signs and symptoms of Oral cancer, and with regular dental check-ups, the likelihood of catching oral cancer in time is dramatically higher.
  2. Prevent plaque, Tartar, and Dental Cavities
    There are still small areas in the mouth that are missed by a regular brushing and flossing. When plaque builds up it becomes hard turning into tartar which is difficult to remove without a hygienist’s help and could lead to cavities.
  3.  We spot problems before they get worse
    Our dentists check for cavities or other problems. Tooth decay is easier to treat at its earliest stages.
  4.  You establish good communication between you and your dentist
    We want to ensure that you have a healthy smile, communication is key to a successful partnership, so speak with your dentist about your concerns, and we will come up with a treatment plan to make you as comfortable as possible.
  5.  You can keep your body healthy
    Poor dental hygiene can lead to other diseases and conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and endocarditis (the infection of the heart lining. ) Gum disease has also been linked to low birth weight and premature birth.
  6.  Set an example to your children
    Children’s dentistry is so important, children should start seeing a dentist as soon as they have their first tooth. so bring them in to your appointments so that they can get used to the dental surgery.

What do our patients say about treatment at Larkham House?

Friendly and welcoming

Just wanted to say how impressed I was with the manner of the dentist I saw this morning with our kids. She explained everything she was doing and showed the kids the tools, the practice was friendly and welcoming.

Happy patient

Delighted by the service

I attended this morning and was delighted by the service I received. Dr. Matthew Sadd was both clear, concise and very helpful and I wanted to put my gratitude in writing.


Very friendly and supportive staff

Very friendly and supportive staff – they always think of patients needs and treat all patients as individuals, not the same.


Extremely Caring

Extremely caring, I have been made to feel at ease.

Dental implant patient December

Happy Implant Patient

I had a tooth taken out and an implant done to replace the gap. I would 100% say to go for it, the whole experience, start to finish has been amazing, and all the questions asked were answered and more. I’m a nervous patient, but everyone made me feel so much better and my implant… Read more “Happy Implant Patient”

Implant patient

Professional Treatment

Dentist Dr Vivek Giddani makes you feel at ease – had confidence in his ability to make the procedure as pleasant as possible and not have any adverse outcomes.

Implant Patient

A very professional and welcoming team.

A very professional and welcoming team. Clinic very modern and equipped with the latest technology. Would highly recommend a visit.

Amanda H.

Fabulous dentist

As a very very nervous patient and I haven’t visited a dentist for a long time, I took myself and my son here. Fabulous dentist who kept me very calm thank you

Claire F.

Warm welcome

Warm welcome. Friendly professional team. I am nervous of the dentist but was made to feel at ease immediately. Thank you.

Diane B.

Lovely practice

Lovely practice, never run late and never rushed by dentist, feel like the checkup we have is always thorough and honest.

Lyndsey W.

Would recommend this practice to anyone

My families teeth are in safe hands! Would recommend this practice to anyone

Joanna C.

Excellent service

Excellent service , they really care about you as a person and your family well being.

Abigail R. S.

Excellent service

Excellent service and jolly good hygienists too!

Debbie C.

Excellent practice

Excellent practice. Hygienist brilliant!

Donna E.
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