General Dentistry

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General dentistry focuses on managing and treating common dental problems which includes cavities, toothache, gum disease and tooth wear. Our general dentistry services includes:

Restorations

When there is a decay found in the tooth (a hole in the tooth) it will most probably need to be cleaned before a filling is placed in the tooth to restore the shape of the tooth. Composite Resin material are used to fill the hole which is closely matched to the shade of your tooth and forms a strong bond with the tooth. These composite resins fillings once completed look almost identical to your natural tooth and are very strong and resistant to wear. A metal called Amalgam can also be used for fillings but we prefer not use Amalgam as it can cause cracks in teeth over the medium-long term.

Dentures

Should you have unfortunately lost a number of teeth, dentures (sometimes called plates) are a good option for restoring your smile and your bite/chewing. There are two broad types of dentures: metal/chrome and acrylic/plastic. Both have their pros and cons, which are associated with your individual mouth and personal preferences.If you wish to know more, please contact us and make an appointment. We can look at your mouth and suggest the best way to address any teeth you may have lost.

Extractions

If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, our dentists’  first instinct is to try and save the tooth. But when there’s too much damage for the tooth to be repaired, the tooth may need to be extracted — or removed — from its socket in the bone.

Sleep Apnea/ Anti Snoring Devices

Normally during sleep, air moves through the throat and in and out of the lungs at a regular rhythm. In a person with Sleep Apnoea, air movement is periodically diminished, or stopped. Sleep Apnoea is a serious condition that can affect a person’s ability to safely perform normal daily activities and can affect long term health. Devices — A dental device, called an Oral Appliance or Mandibular Advancement Device, can reposition the jaw (mandible), bringing the tongue and soft palate forward as well. Side effects of dental devices are generally minor but may include changes to the bite with prolonged use.

Root Canal Treatment

Endodontic or Root Canal Therapy, may be required on a tooth if the dental pulp (consisting of the nerve and blood supply within the centre of the tooth and its roots) is infected or inflamed. Inflammation or infection can be precipitated by a deep cavity, large deep fillings, trauma, cracks in the tooth, extreme wear, or gum disease. In the root canal treatment, the pulp is removed from the pulp chamber after the maturation of the tooth.

Have an Emergency?

Accidents happen and tooth ache can sneak up on you. For an emergency appointment, call us on 03 5332 6411 and we will try to accommodate you between appointments or after hours.