At Edens Landing Dental we are particularly passionate about preventative care as we firmly believe that prevention is always better than cure.
6 monthly check ups assist us in catching any signs of early decay, periodontal disease (gum disease) or any other oral health problems. As part of your initial check up, we recommend taking 2 standard X-rays and an OPG. The standard X-rays allow us to diagnose any problems which exist between your teeth and under any existing fillings or crowns. The OPG allows us to check the wisdom teeth orientation and growth, general health of your teeth, your upper and lower jaw bones, sinuses, nasal region and cheek bones.
Using proper techniques when brushing twice a day and flossing once combined with regular dental check ups should prevent any destructive gum diseases and the need for fillings or any other restorative work in the future. Ensuring the maintenance of a healthy mouth and smile.
Tooth coloured/White Fillings
At Edens Landing Dental we only place tooth coloured or white fillings. When decay forms, it is necessary for us to use our special tools to remove the decay. We then place a tooth coloured filling into the area where the decay was once present. The sooner the filling is done, the less chance it has of becoming infected. We can also replace any old and ugly amalgam fillings with the newer tooth coloured fillings.
At Edens Landing Dental, tooth extraction is seen as a last resort and we will always strive to provide alternative options to save the tooth. However, if you request for it or it is the only option available in your circumstance, our highly experienced dentist will remove the tooth in a quick and relatively painless method.
Extractions or root canal treatments are normally needed due to the tooth becoming infected and decay developing inside the nerve tissue. When symptoms of infection start showing in a tooth, it is generally too late to do a simple filling. Other factors that can contribute to infection include severe gum disease and grinding, which can cause cracks allowing bacteria to enter the nerve.
Wisdom tooth pain is normally caused by the wisdom tooth becoming infected and thus in most cases requiring extraction. Delaying wisdom tooth removal can result in adjacent teeth becoming infected or damaged due to the infection spreading and causing the jaw to become sore, sensitive or ache due to referred pain. Wisdom tooth removal is done routinely at Edens Landing Dental with minimal side effects. X-rays are available on-site allowing the dentist to pinpoint the exact location of the wisdom tooth and provide you with the most effective resolution to your pain.
Fissure sealants are a inexpensive and preventative measure which help to prevent tooth decay from occurring. This is normally done by filling in the deep pits and fissures that form on your molar teeth making it easier to clean. Typically this procedure is done in children as the first molars are particularly susceptible to decay and damage.
Mouthguards are made of durable and resilient materials designed to distribute and dissipate forces from impacts. Thus reducing the severity of the trauma to the teeth and soft tissues. Our custom made guards help prevent any accidental injuries which occur during contact sports which can be quite traumatic, painful and costly occurrences. Our mouthguards are made of much stronger and durable materials then those on offer from your local convenience store or chemist.
Night splints for clenching and grinding
Clenching or grinding can occur periodically or in some cases occur throughout our entire lives. It mainly occurs during our sleep and can cause headaches, jaw aches and broken teeth. A night splint helps to protect your teeth from further damage and evenly distribute and reduce the forces applied to the jaw and teeth.
Root canal treatment
Root canal treatment is generally a pain free procedure which involves the removal the infected nerve inside the tooth and replacing it with a filling. Allowing you to keep your own tooth! Infection of the tooth can become infected from either decay, deep fillings or cracks, trauma or gum disease.