The purpose of emergency treatment is usually to provide pain relief and eliminate infection in the tooth or mouth.
This can vary from medication to scaling / cleaning (see periodontal treatment), root canal therapy (see endodontic treatment), extraction, to splinting and stabilisation following traumatic injury.
This involves determining which tooth is the problem (which can be assisted by the patient’s own symptoms), appropriate examination and diagnostic tests, radiographs if required, followed by medication and treatment.
Restoration of teeth damaged due to dental decay, traumatic injury, fractures or other pathology. Materials used include tooth coloured compounds such as porcelain or composite resin as well as metallic compounds for strength and durability.
We can provide you with a comprehensive exam involving diagnostic models, digital full mouth x-rays and digital charting including periodontal measurements. From this information we can offer you a comprehensive treatment plan and quote involving short term and long term treatment goals as well as all treatment options available.
Crowns cover over and encase the tooth on which they are cemented. Crowns are used when rebuilding broken or decayed teeth, as a way to strengthen teeth and and as method to improve the cosmetic appearance of a tooth.
Crowns are required when there is little or no remaining tooth structure (where the tooth is mostly filling) or where the tooth has been treated with Root Canal Therapy. Root Canal weakens the tooth structure considerably and a crown is needed after the treatment to help protect the remaining tooth.
A porcelain veneer is a thin facing that is bonded to the surface of your tooth or teeth to improve the appearance of your smile. Veneers are normally most effective when done on 2 or more teeth. You can discuss the shade selection with us for the best result.
In surgery bleaching or take home kits are provided for tooth whitening which is usually preceded by a thorough scaling and prophylaxis to remove staining. Internal bleaching of endodontically treated teeth is also possible.
For more about teeth whitening see the Australian Dental Associations information site at:
This is a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen or ‘laughing gas’ which helps reduce your anxiety. Patients will often experience a feeling of well-being and euphoria.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation involves placing a mask over your nose, and then breathing through your nose.The dentist will adjust the percentage of nitrous oxide to oxygen to suit you.
The technique has a number of advantages:
Unfortunately the technique is not suitable for all. Some anxious and phobic people require a deeper form of sedation and specialist care. Please let us know when you book your appointment if you would like to request nitrous oxide sedation.
Extractions are an available option at our surgery. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to render the tooth non-restorable, problematic wisdom teeth or extraction of teeth to make space for orthodontic treatment.
After your initial examination we can also provide you with digital radiographs and referral to a Specialist Oral Surgeon if required.
Following a tooth extraction there are many replacement options available including dental implants, bridgework and dentures which can be discussed in detail at your next visit.
Removal is the most successful treatment to combat the problems such as infection, pain, cysts, ulcers, cavities and damage to nearby molars associated with Wisdom Teeth.
No referral for x-rays is required as we have the required digital x-ray equipment in our surgery.
This procedure can be done in our surgery but we can also provide specialist referral if required along with copies of your radiographic records.
The purpose of Root Canal Therapy is to try to preserve a tooth that is in poor condition because of dental decay, traumatic injury and fractures or other pathology.
Root canal is a process whereby inflamed or dead pulp is removed from the inside of the tooth, enabling a tooth that was causing pain to be retained.
Periodontal treatment involves scaling & cleaning to clean the tooth surfaces of calculus and bacteria which result in loss of attachment, bleeding gums and bad breath.
Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria. Bacteria form a ‘plaque’ which is a sticky, colourless film that forms on your teeth, particularly around the gum line. Other bacteria thrive deep in the gap between the gum and the tooth (the ‘pocket’). Some people are much more at risk of developing periodontal disease — smoking is one of the major risk factors. Other conditions such as diabetes, stress, pregnancy and various medications can all be contributing factors.
We can also provide specialist referral to a Periodontist where required along with appropriate digital records.
A mouthguard is a removable rubber or polyvinyl shield worn over your teeth, most commonly the upper teeth, to protect the teeth and jaws from traumatic injury during sporting activities.
This mouthguard is constructed directly from a mould taken of your teeth in the dental surgery and fits tightly and comfortably over your teeth. This type of mouthguard is the type recommended by the dental profession and is the most effective in preventing injuries to the teeth and jaws.
A denture is a removable dental appliance that replaces missing teeth. A full denture replaces all the teeth in one arch and a partial denture replaces only some teeth.
Denture Repairs & Maintenance
All dentures require regular maintenance such as relining and cleaning which can be done at our surgery. We can also repair your dentures including replacing broken teeth or clasps where a new denture is not required.
If you have a referral from your sleep clinic or GP for a snoring appliance we are happy to provide it for you. Diagnosis and treatment is normally decided by your GP / clinic including discussing the treatment options best suited to your lifestyle. If the snoring appliance has been recommended it normally takes two appointments, the first involving taking measurements and impressions then pickup and adjustment at the second.
If you require treatment or would like a consultation with a specialist we can provide you with inital examination, necessary xrays and a referral letter to a dentist specialising in the relevant field.
These include referrals to Orthodontists (Braces), Periodontists, Oral Surgeons, Paediatric Dentists, Prosthodontists & Endodontists.