On account of the corona virus pandemic we are closed for routine treatments. We regret this action but it is essential for the safety of our patients and staff.

We are expecting the Government to modify its position on this unsustainable situation soon and are currently working on procedures that will allow us to deal with dental emergencies without risk to our patients or staff.

However reception is open and we are still providing a service for patients in pain.

You can speak to a receptionist on 01 730 812 022 between the hours of 09:30 am and 1 pm.

Or at other times please email: reception@stoswalds.dental giving us your name and phone number and we will call you back.

Under exceptional circumstances between the hours of 2 pm and 5:30 pm please telephone 07850201259.

There is no charge for this service.

Please do not arrive at the surgery without an appointment.

Outside of working hours and at weekends if you are a regular patient of this practice, and have an acute dental emergency, please telephone our Independant Dental Rota on 01 243 958 900.

This service can offer free advice, issue prescriptions and possibly more.

An additional service, run by the NHS in Chichester can be accessed by phoning 01 243 793 697.

The NHS have also issued an email address: southeastdental@nhs.net

If you are experiencing a continuous cough and temperature, please click here for the latest government advice.

If you are suffering from severe uncontrollable pain, bleeding or swelling which is resulting in difficulty breathing, please go directly to your nearest accident and emergency hospital.

And from all of us at St.Oswald’s please stay safe

For the latestinformation on COVID-19 please click here
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Fillings generally fall into two types, metallic or white. Metallic fillings can be longer lasting whilst white materials are more aesthetic. Your dentist will explain the differences whenever this type of restoration is recommended.


White (composite) fillings can offer a natural looking way to support the remaining structure of a damaged tooth and prevent further breakage or discomfort. They can also be used to replace unsightly amalgam fillings.

Their chief advantage is the way they blend so well with your natural teeth. They are made of durable materials and can offer a long lasting solution in an appropriately chosen case. Composite fillings can be more difficult to place than their metallic alternatives so your dentist longer may require a longer appointment time.


  • The mouldable resin is bonded into the cavity in thin layers.
  • This resin is carefully shaped and then hardened with a special light.
  • A final polish completes the look and feel of your newly restored tooth.


Dental amalgam is the traditional silver-coloured filling we are all familiar with. Whilst composite (tooth coloured) fillings are becoming more popular, amalgam fillings can offer a durable and long-lasting solution, especially under adverse circumstances. Fillings can also be made out of gold, but this practice has been largely superseded by white ceramic alternatives.