Regular dental exams are an important part of preventive health care,During a dental exam, the dentist or hygienist will clean your teeth and check for cavities and gum disease. The dentist or hygienist will also evaluate your risk of developing other oral health problems, as well as check your face, neck and mouth for abnormalities. A dental exam might also include dental X-rays (radiographs) or other diagnostic procedures.
Preventing oral disease is more cost-effective and brings better health outcomes than treating it. If treatment is necessary, the earier it commences, the more effective it will be.Our Dental Hygienists provide thorough cleaning treatments and they consult with you about your oral hygiene, plaque control, oral nutrition; guiding you to your optimal oral health, in accordance with your current situation.
It's great news that the incidence of tooth decay has significantly diminished over the years due to the use of fluorides and an increase in patient awareness. However, teeth are still susceptible to decay, infection, and breakage and sometimes need to be restored back to health. Through improved techniques and modern technology, we are now able to offer more options for restoring a tooth back to its normal shape, appearance and function. Should your teeth ever require a restorative treatment, you can rest assured knowing we will always discuss with you the available options, and recommend what we believe to be the most comfortable and least invasive treatment. Providing you with excellent care is our number one priority when creating your beautiful smile.
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. Many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution, but what is not realized is that extracting (pulling) a tooth will ultimately be more costly and cause significant problems for adjacent teeth. Root canal treatment if followed by placement of a crown is highly successful and usually lasts a lifetime, although on occasion, a tooth will have to be retreated due to new infections. A root canal procedure requires one or more appointments and can be performed by a dentist or endodontist (a root canal specialist).
Gum disease can become a very serious problem. Affecting millions of people each year, the disease usually appears innocuously as a minor bleeding gum or bad breath. In fact, many people are not aware of this dangerous ailment until they undergo a professional oral exam performed by a dentist. If gum disease is allowed to develop into a full blown periodontal disease, it can lead to severe tooth and other detrimental health problems.
Gum diseases are difficult to spot without professional help. They appear in the form of a colourless and sticky substance known as plaque – a combination of bacteria, mucus and other elements which breeds within the crevices of our teeth. Although regular brushing and flossing can help to reduce the growth of plaque, only regular and professional cleans at the dentist’s office can eradicate the hardened form of plaque known as tartar.
At Goulburn Dentist Clinic your child’s dental health is a priority. We have a professional children’s therapist who will guide your children through their three main stages of dental development; giving advice on teething, oral hygiene, and preventative measures such as diet and fluoride supplements.
Good oral health for your baby should start even before they receive their first tooth by wiping their gums gently with a soft damp cloth. Every baby will develop teeth at different ages, but generally they will begin to emerge between four to seven months of age. Usually the first teeth to appear are the two front lower teeth (central incisors), and by around age three they should have all twenty of their primary teeth
Pain is the most common symptom of any dental emergency. We provide exceptional emergency dental treatment in Goulburn , our helpful team are able to assist if you have any inquiries or are experiencing any major symptoms.
We will do our best to deal with the emergency situation at hand in the quickest way possible, in order to relieve you of any pain. The expertise and professional opinion of our team is made available to you at the moment you arrive at our clinic, or even earlier if you are able to place a call to let us know that you are on the way to our centre. From treating the problem immediately by relieving the pain, drawing up an immediate course of treatment to identifying and treating the root cause.
The method for removing an impacted tooth will depend on how many roots it has and its location under your gum. Patient sedation is often used in addition to the application of an anesthesia to the impacted area.
A gum tissue flap is created to access bone tissue, and a small opening is made in the bone that covers the impacted tooth. The impacted tooth is then cut into small pieces (sectioned) and removed through the opening. The gum tissue flap is then repositioned and sutured in place.