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Early Orthodontic Intervention for Kids

For years, most orthodontic experts and families waited until a child was in their teens to start wearing braces. Today, we understand that orofacial anatomy is significantly affected by the way children’s mouths develop at an early age. With strategies such as early orthodontic intervention, it’s possible to help children’s mouths develop in a more proper manner, significantly lowering their risk of extensive treatment later on. Sometimes referred to as “growth modification” or “Phase I” braces, early intervention encourages proper orofacial development so that a child’s adult teeth come in at a proper alignment. When would you want to consider … Continue reading

How to Treat an Abscessed Tooth

Woman having Root Canal Treatment

Dental abscesses typically mean one thing: an infected nerve inside of your tooth. If you don’t treat it soon enough, you may lose the tooth entirely. In extremely rare situations, abscesses can spread to other parts of the face or even into the brain. Although this is not extremely common, it does re-emphasize the importance of timely care for our Wantrina South patients. Because an abscess is inside of your tooth, it’s important to access the nerve and remove the dying tissues inside of the hollow chamber that extends through the root. Generally, this endodontic procedure is referred to as … Continue reading

Do My Wisdom Teeth Need to be Removed?

Wisdom tooth pain

Wisdom teeth usually start to erupt into the mouth during the late teen years to early 20’s. By around age 30, they’re fully developed. Although it may seem a “rite of passage” into adulthood to have them pulled, it isn’t always necessary. When Wisdom Teeth Cause Pain Perhaps the biggest reason why people ask our Wantrina South dentist if their wisdom teeth need to be extracted, is because they’re in pain. The intermittent pressure or discomfort felt may be due to reasons such as: • Eruption cysts • Decay or infection around the tooth • Lack of space in the … Continue reading

Be Scan Smart!

Dental Imaging Radiation is a term we’re all familiar with, and some will even avoid obtaining important scans due to the “nasty potentials”. Once again, thanks to modern technology and our motivation to provide the latest, most reliable and effective methods, Studfield Dental Group now offers a breakthrough in technology – 3D Imaging (3D CBCT). What is 3D CBCT Imaging? If you didn’t read it here, you might not believe it… but, this new and improved scan only takes a short 10 seconds! Delivering a complete picture of your features, the 3D scan can be viewed from any angle, in colour, providing … Continue reading

How old should your kids be before considering orthodontic treatment?

Discover the Benefits of Integrative and Conventional Orthodontics Managing developing dentition and occlusion and its impact on the well-being of young children and adolescents involve the practice of early integrative or conventional orthodontics. At Studfield Dental Group we offer early recognition, diagnosis and the appropriate interventional treatments to impede the onset of dentofacial abnormalities. According to the Australian Society of Orthodontics, the recommended age for orthodontic treatment is between 8-10¹ years, however, early orthodontic evaluation is vital when determining developmental issues, such as misalignment of the jaws, crowding of teeth or an over or underbite. Children as young as 3, … Continue reading

Gum Disease Impacting Health and Wellbeing

According to a study carried out by the University of Melbourne, severe gum disease (medically known as Periodontitis) affects one in three adults and more than 50%¹ of Australians over the age of 65. While over 90%² of tooth loss, can be attributed to dental caries and periodontal disease.  A systemic disease process, periodontitis is causally associated with a heightened incidence of diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, dementia and certain cancers. Gingivitis (gum inflammation) usually precedes the onset of periodontitis, however, not all occurrences of gingivitis will progress to periodontitis.   Periodontal disease is the inflammation of the tissues surrounding the tooth, it impacts the … Continue reading

Full Arch Restoration with All-On-4

Fusing science and cosmetic aesthetics, the All-on-4 dental implant treatment concept was developed in the late 1990’s to provide the edentulous with full arch rehabilitation.   Transforming the lives of thousands of patients, the All-on-4 dental implant system has been designed to prevent the further loss of jawbone density and volume. Creating stabilisation, this innovative fixed full-arch prosthetic stimulates the bone around the area via the Osseo-integration and loading of the prosthetic bridge during function  A minimally invasive procedure which may or may not involve bone grafting, this revolutionary full arch treatment features 4 implants – 2 straight anterior implants and two implants tilted up to a 45° in the posterior. Offering full functionality, the All-on-4 … Continue reading

Sleep Dentistry Allaying Fear and Anxiety

Sleep Dentistry Allaying Fear and Anxiety The practice of sleep dentistry is a highly skilled area of dentistry which includes, IV sedation and general anaesthesia– for which we provide a Specialist Anaesthetist. We also provide Relative analgesia (happy gas) by our trained dental team.  A heightened sense of dental fear (dentophobia) affects one in six Australian adults and about one in ten children¹. Starkly within subgroups of the population such as middle-aged women, the prevalence of dentophobia may be as high as one in three¹. At Studfield Dental Group we offer different levels of anaesthesia sedation to enable those who harbour dental anxiety to avail of treatments in a relaxed, … Continue reading

Correct and Align with Adult Orthodontics

Invisalign

New research shows that over a third¹ of Australians are not happy with their teeth and that over 62%¹ of Australian adults would consider orthodontic treatment. Corrective orthodontics offers patients an ever-evolving, innovative selection of treatment options. Developed to correct the crowding of teeth, spacing and the malalignment of both teeth and jaws. Adult orthodontics, form an integral part of a comprehensive, fully customised dental plan. Whilst orthodontics is closely associated with early childhood and adolescence, there are various reasonings for orthodontic treatment as we age. From wisdom tooth eruption and edentulism to the misalignment of the jaw and cosmetic … Continue reading