Preventative & General Dentistry

Personalised Hygiene Visits

Oral hygiene includes but is not limited to brushing and flossing. Many tools are available for you to achieve optimal oral hygiene. iDental Surgery staff are highly trained in instructing you to have a healthy mouth. Together with your dentist you can work towards having a healthy smile.

4-6 monthly visits are recommended.

Root Canal Therapy

Have you ever noticed a bad smell from your mouth? It may not just be bad breath (halitosis)!

A tooth may require root canal treatment when a tooth is discoloured (a sign of trauma and possibly necrotic pulp) and when tooth decay cannot simply be removed and the tooth be restored with a filling. Several tests may be done on the tooth to determine whether the cause of tooth pain is the pulp. The pulp chamber is where nerves and blood vessels live. It can become necrotic, infected or exposed, causing you pain and discomfort.

Root canal treatment is an endodontic procedure that replaces the tooth’s damaged or infected and inflamed pulp with a filling. Several appointments are usually necessary to disinfect, shape and fill the canal. Digital x-rays are also taken for this procedure. A porcelain crown may be necessary to protect the crown of the treated tooth and keep it structurally strong.

Just remember that sinusitis or sinus infection can also cause sudden tooth pain!

Custom mouthguards are carefully made to suit your sporting needs. They can be coloured or clear and labeled with your name.

Visit the ADA’s (Australian Dental Association) website www.mouthguardawareness.info for more information about mouthguards.

Occlusal Splint Therapy

Bruxism (grinding) is caused by many factors such as stress. Not all bruxers are aware of grinding but tooth wear can be a clear sign that someone grinds. Occlusal splints may be helpful in protecting the teeth from being worn down.