Preventive & General Services
Consult, Check-Ups, Oral Hygiene, X-Rays,
Sealants, & Night / Mouth Guards,
Extraction, Home Care Tips
First-Time / Existing Patient?
are welcome to contact us
In the initial consult, the dentist will find out about your health, both oral and general, any medical background and information to consider when treating and diagnosing issues i.e. diabetes or the need for suitable anaesthesia. Also, the dentist will like to discuss any dental phobias – for some patients, fear of the dentist starts in childhood after a bad experience. The dentist will take this on board – in fact, just talking about these issues can actually help relieve them.
Sealants are an excellent preventive treatment option for preventing tooth decay.
Night Guards help protect the dentition and the Temporomandibular Joint too especially in patients who have a grinding or clinching habit. The night guard is custom made and is worn at night to protect the teeth and supporting structures from damaging forces; it also positions the jaw in a more relaxed position so it can also help with TMJ or jaw muscle pains.
Mouth Guards – Sports mouth guards can help prevent damage to the teeth, the supporting bone and soft tissues in high impact sports like football, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, hockey, softball, even snowboarding and skateboarding. More and more athletes everywhere are realising the benefits and, hence, the importance of sports mouth guards.
A check-up, which involves a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and mouth, will prevent minor problems from becoming major ones. a regular examination uses both modern technology and the dentist’s up-to-the-minute knowledge and skills, all in a virtually pain-free environment. he dentist will find out about any pain or issue you are experiencing since your last visit and perform a check-up, scaling and polishing.
The dentist will check for cavities and to see if there’s any plaque or tartar on your teeth, then the gums to see if the spaces between your teeth and gums are shallow. The dentist also checks the tongue, throat, face and neck, looking for any signs of trouble or swelling as well as detecting any signs that might indicate oral cancer.
The dentist, after teeth cleaning, will adequately examine the teeth again and look for softening enamel, gum swelling, and mouth sores, which can tell them a lot about the health of your mouth for a final check-up.
Depending on the examination of your teeth, dental history and any risk for developing cavities, a dental X-ray may be required to give the dentist a good view of your jaw alignment, any decay between teeth as well as identifying any impacted teeth, abscesses, or cysts on the roots of your teeth. Thus, the dentist will have a clear picture of what’s going on in your mouth, and will be able to prescribe the next step in your oral health care.
The dentist will remove the plaque or tartar build-up by using the latest instruments and provide deep cleaning above and below the gum line. Then, will polish all the teeth surfaces to remove stains and polish the teeth. The dentist will perform and show you flossing between and around every tooth to remove plaque and clingy food particles.
The dentist will provide professional fluoride treatment in the form of a highly concentrated rinse, foam or gel. The treatment may be applied with a swab, brush, tray, or mouthwash. The fluoride is a natural mineral that builds strong teeth and prevents cavities. It’s been an essential oral health treatment for decades. Thus, the fluoride treatment will support healthy tooth enamel and fights the bacteria that harm teeth and gums especially helpful if the patient is at high risk of developing dental caries, or cavities.
Tooth extraction is usually done by a dentist. Sometimes, people need to have a tooth pulled out. There are various reasons why you might need to have a tooth pulled because of severe gum disease or a deep infection in a tooth or a broken tooth or crowded teeth or problems with one or more wisdom tooth/teeth.
Home Care Tips
The dentist will fully understand the condition of your mouth and oral health post on complete examination and will be able to advice on how to improve or maintain your oral health.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I get my teeth checked?
Continuing care visits are usually every 6 months and include a dental cleaning and check up. These visits are extremely important for maintaining oral health and will dramatically reduce the risk of developing dental problems like periodontal disease, gingivitis, tooth loss and tooth decay. Coming in for regular visits also helps prevent any un-diagnosed or new pathology from progressing.
Why sealants are important?
Often time, the grooves on teeth can be very deep and narrow, to narrow to reach with a tooth brush. When sealants are done these grooves are cleaned and, then, sealed with a composite material to prevent food and bacteria from accumulating and therefore preventing tooth decay.
Why use custom made night guards?
Store bought mouth guards do not provide the level of protection that a custom made tray requiring impressions would. Improper fit or imbalance of the night guard can produce enough force to move teeth while the guard is worn and, thus, store bought or smaller mouth guards available are not recommended.
Why use custom made mouth guards?
Custom made guards provide better the fit and are made of better materials which better the protection. The custom fit mouth guards also help facilitate better breathing during physical activities because they are less bulky and stay on the teeth more securely.
Why do wisdom tooth/teeth need removal?
Sometimes your jaw can be too small to accommodate all your teeth. If there is not enough space for a wisdom tooth to come through properly, it may erupt at an angle. Before too long, it can start pushing against an adjacent tooth, causing pain and irritating the cheek and gums. Subsequently, can lead to gum infection, tooth decay, damage to other teeth and even jaw cysts. Sometimes lymph glands under the jaw become swollen and sore as a result of recurring infections. Extraction of the wisdom tooth or teeth may be the best solution.
Does removal of tooth/teeth happen in a dental chair or at a hospital?
The dentist will recommend the appropriate option suitable to your individual case. If your dentist decides that a wisdom tooth needs to be extracted, they may use a local or general anaesthetic. Your dentist may be able to remove the wisdom tooth with the aid of a local anaesthetic while you’re sitting in the dental chair.
However, if it’s a complex case due to the position or shape of the roots, your dentist may refer you to a specialist oral surgeon. Surgeons perform these procedures while you’re asleep under general anaesthetic in the hospital.
Book An Appointment
Call: (02) 9451 3186
607 Warringah Road, Forestville, NSW, 2087
Monday – Friday 8:00am-7:00pm
New and existing patients are welcome to contact us.