Dentists of Australia provide a range of services to cater for your general dental needs.
Going to the dentist need not be an unpleasant experience. Dentists of Australia use the latest in dental technologies and best practice, to ensure your experience with us is as comfortable as possible. We know that good oral hygiene, along with regular check-ups, lead to healthier teeth, gums and body. Regular check-ups can also avoid more costly and painful problems down the track, so it's a good idea to come in and visit us at least twice a year.
A check-up will most likely involve a scale and clean to remove tartar build-up, as well as a fluoride application to reduce dental decay and to lessen the sensitivity of your teeth. Sometimes, our dentists will ask for a digital x-ray to be performed to better assess your teeth’s condition. We will also assess your saliva health and bite patterns. We'll also of course ask you if you have any areas you would like to address with regards to your smile, teeth or gums.
We encourage children to come in for a check-up by the age of two, to ensure that any minor problems do not become major ones later on. Many of our clinics include a children’s play area, along with access to programs suitable for children, accessible on screens above our dental chairs, so the experience is as fun as possible. Our dentists will be able to give you advice on how to care for your child’s teeth, along with other preventative measures.
Fillings and Fissure Seals
Dentists of Australia use a variety of fillings to repair damage caused by tooth decay or wear. These include:
A filling is a fairly simple procedure which involves numbing the area with numbing gel, followed by a local anaesthetic to prevent any feeling of discomfort. The decay is then removed using specialised instruments and finally, depending on the type of filling chosen, the tooth is filled and will look and act like a natural tooth.
Fissure seals are white bonding materials used at the backs of teeth which are susceptible to bacteria as they are difficult to access with a toothbrush. This is a quick and painless procedure which involves cleaning the teeth, then applying a liquid sealant which then hardens. Fissure seals can prevent more serious and painful issues later on. Contact us to see whether this procedure can help you.
Endodontics is concerned with the soft tissue at the centre of each tooth, also referred to as ‘pulp’. When this tissue becomes infected or inflamed, root canal treatment is often required. Signs that root canal treatment may be needed include: severe pain in the tooth, swelling or sensitivity of the gum and sometimes, there is a discoloration or the formation of a cavity which can be seen. Treatment needs to be prompt as inaction can cause bacteria to begin eroding the bone around the tooth, leading to an abcess.
Root canal treatment involves removing the infected tissue or pulp, which is then cleaned and replaced with a filling material and finally a sealant to stop bacteria re-entering the tooth. Often times, a crown is suggested if the tooth is in danger of being re-infected or fractured. Regular assessments and x-rays are encouraged to ensure infection isn’t persisting.
Yours gums are the foundation for your teeth. It's all nice and pretty to have shiny white teeth, but if your gums are collecting bacteria and debris, it all becomes a bit meaningless. We want you to have strong healthy gums to hold your pearly whites in place. That's why we keep on hassling you to floss! Let us help you give comprehensive assessments of your gum health and sound advice on long-term care.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom teeth erupt approximately after the age of 18 and problems occur when there is not enough room at the rear of the jaw for the new teeth, therefore, causing the teeth to become impacted. This can be quite painful and affect the gum and bone, particularly when food becomes lodged between the wisdom teeth, causing bacteria to flourish. Often, removing wisdom teeth before they erupt can be easier, as the roots haven’t fully formed. Why not speak to one of our dentists, who can x-ray your child’s teeth to see if an eruption could pose problems?
Extraction of the wisdom teeth involves using either a local or general anaesthetic and will depend on the patient’s preference as well as the severity of the case. Local anaesthetic is used in the dentist’s chair and patients are awake during the procedure, feeling pressure but no pain. A general anaesthetic means the procedure is undertaken in hospital and patients are asleep during the procedure, with no recollection of it having occurred. Most procedures are over within 30 minutes to an hour.
Speak to one of our friendly dentists if you need advice on you or your loved one’s wisdom teeth.
Full dentures, partial dentures, metal dentures, implant dentures, cosmetic dentures, emergency denture repairs - we can handle it. We understand the importance of filling the gap of missing teeth - eating doesn't come easy without a solid set of chompers. We partner with some of Australia's premium dental laboratories to ensure you get the best product possible.
Sleep aponea is become an increasingly common disorder - 1 in 4 Australian adults are at risk of developing the condition. It can severely affect your health and your quality of life. The disorder is characterised by pauses in breathing or periods of shallow breathing during sleep.
Along side your GP, and possibly changes in lifestyle, we can help manage the condition with oral appliances such as a Mandibular Advancement Splint, helping to open up the airway.