What should I expect at my regular visit to the dentist?
The Australian Dental Association recommends you visit the dentist twice a year to ensure your teeth are strong and healthy. At your visit, expect your dentist to; 1. Comprehensively examine your teeth for decay and look for unseen problems that lurk beneath the surface. 2. Professionally clean and polish your teeth. 3. Examine your gums and teeth for warning signs of gum disease and gingivitis. 4. Discuss your specific concerns including any cosmetic problems you may have.
Why do I need x-rays?
Radiographic or x-ray examinations provide your dentist with an important diagnostic tool that highlights the condition of your teeth, hidden decay, roots, jaw placement and the overall composition of your facial bones. X- rays can help your dentist determine the presence of periodontal disease, abcesses and many other abnormalities such as cysts and tumours.
What kind of services do you provide at All Smiles Dental?
We offer a cpmprehensive range of general and cosmetic dental services. We strive to provide up to date treatment based on the latest clinical and scientific evidence. We understand that each of our patients has unique and individual needs. Our treatment approach is mindful of understanding and meeting the health objectives of each every patient. With uncompromised excellence in dentistry, we have a special interest in Cosmetic Dentistry, Porcelain Veneers, Implants, Root Canal Treatment, Crowns and Bridges.
Dental Implants seem like a good idea. Can anyone have them?
Dental implants are an effective and long lasting solution to the problem of missing teeth and they are suitable for a large number of people. However, in individuals that have experienced a severe loss of core bone and strenghth in the underlying structure of their mouth, they can prove problematic to implant. This is due to the stabilising role that the jaw plays in the fundamental structure of the implant.
What causes tooth discoloration?
There are many causes. The most common include ageing and consumption of staining substances such as coffee, tea, colas, tobacco, red wine etc. During tooth formations, consumption of teracycline, certain antibiotics or excessive fluoride may also cause tooth discoloration. Talk to us about your concerns.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Yes, extensive research and clinical studies indicate that whitening teeth under the supervision of a dentist is safe. In fact, many dentists consider whitening the safest cosmetic dental procedure available. As with any whitening product, bleaching is not recommended for childrn under 13 years of age and pregnant or lactating women.
I don't like needles. Can I have Gas for my treatment?
All Smiles Dental has a few different ways to make your treatment more relaxing . Nitrous oxide (known as happy gas or laughing gas) is very safe and is one of the options available. Your dentist can discuss all options with you.
I have a toothache. What should I do?
Persistant throbbing pain that is keeping you awake at night and is not relieved by medication, with a pain level 7 and above requires immediate dental treatment. If you have swelling or fever and a prolonged reaction to heat, cold or pressure then please identify the tooth and notify your dentist. Do not rub the area or apply hot packs. Use only cold compress to the outside of your cheek. Have someone else drive you to the emergency dentist.
My tooth has been knocked out. What should I do?
A tooth lost suddenly as a result of trauma or sporting injury may be able to be saved if you can get to an emergency dentist within 30 minutes. Pick up the tooth holding it by the crown and not the freshly exposed roots. Rinse the tooth in milk. Try to replant the tooth back in the socket or keep the tooth in milk solution. (NOT water) and immediately get to a dentist. Other options are to wrap the tooth in clean material or plastic wrap. Timing is critical for successfully replanting the tooth.