General dental health refers to dental health procedures which include oral exams, cleaning, dental imaging, the removal of plaque and minor fillings. General dental takes less time to recover from major dental procedures and are usually done within a few hours.
Dental examinations are an important process that should be performed every 6 months.
During this appointment the dentist will examine the teeth and surrounding tissue for oral health and also for cosmetic dental purposes.
Scale and clean refers to the process of removing existing plaque and tartar that has developed on the teeth over time. Although you may regularly practice good hygiene techniques at home there are areas you can’t access with your tooth brush.
Fillings are a procedure practiced to treat a tooth that has been affected by decay and restore it to its regular function. During restorations, dentist will remove all bacteria from the area, clean and fill the tooth.
Fissure sealants are a preventative measure generally performed on children or teenagers. The seal is placed on the biting surfaces of your back teeth which generally attract tooth decay and are difficult to clean with your tooth brush.
Dental implants involve replacing missing teeth or teeth that cannot be saved by conventional means. You can choose to have the dental implant procedure in the dental chair under local anaesthesia or using our in house General Anaesthesia facility.
The dental pulp is the soft tissue which comprises of blood vessels, tissue fibres and nerve fibres. These are confined in channel/s that runs through the crown and roots of a tooth. The most common course of pupal damage is deep tooth decay which leads to bacteria invading the pulp.
The pulp may then become inflamed or infected, in which products of the infection may not only spread through the tooth pulp it can also affect the surrounding bone. An abscess may result that’s leads to swelling and discomfort. Not all abscessed teeth become symptomatic and many are diagnosed at clinical and radiographic examinations.
Other causes of pulp damage include trauma, leaking fillings, extensively worn and cracked teeth, periodontal (gum) disease. The options are two, root canal therapy or extraction of the tooth. Root canal therapy is a safe procedure to saving and restoring your tooth to its original shape and function, after all there is no real substitute for your own tooth.
At SDG our dentist employ the latest technology to help make your root canal treatment and experience as comfortable as possible.