A routine check-up involves a thorough inspection of your mouth, teeth and gums.
During a check-up, your dentist will clean your teeth properly. This will reduce future dental problems such as tartar buildup or periodontal concerns, and leave them feeling shiny & clean. Sometimes a fluoride treatment will be advised to treat enamel decalcifications or dental sealants to close exposed or discoloured fissures to prevent cavities.
By doing routine examinations, your dentist will be able to spot early signs of disease, tooth decay or any other irregularities before they progress further. Your dentist will also be able to build a treatment plan for you that will help prevent problems and improve your overall oral health.
Tooth coloured filling material is placed into a cleaned cavity to restore function and strength. Longevity depends on the size of the cavity. When more than 50% of the tooth requires a filling, a porcelain filling/restoration is a great option as a longer lasting alternative.
A dental abscess causes the nerve to devitalize usually due to a deep cavity in your tooth. The infection is treated & the tooth cleaned, sealed and restored with special root treatment materials. The nerve of the affected tooth is removed while the tooth is retained and restored.
When a tooth has been irreparably damaged and cannot be restored the tooth is removed and the infection treated.
Once this has healed other restoration options are available to replace the missing tooth to restore function & aesthetics.
For anxious and nervous patients we do offer sedation. This is done alongside an experienced medical professional to administer while the dental professional does the necessary treatment.