Category: General Dentistry
Having a sore tooth is never a fun experience for anyone. It can cause you to avoid your favourite foods, lose sleep and can even be the cause of bad breath. The longer you leave a painful tooth, the worse it can get. So we advise that the minute you feel tooth pain, that you make an appointment with us at Deakin Dental in order for us to diagnose the source of the problem and help you along the path of undergoing the correct treatment for your issue. At Deakin Dental it is our aim to take away your pain, not hand it out, which is why getting good, general dentistry in Deakin is so important. Coming in for regular check-ups, or as soon as you feel pain, can prevent more serious issues arising. But what happens if you’re reading this and you’re in pain? What could it possibly be?
In order to put your mind at ease about any procedures you may need to fix a sore tooth, we want to explain two procedures that many may find scary in the hope that by shining a light on exactly what we do, we can remove any misgivings you may have.
Cavities and Fillings – a cavity is a small hole in your tooth or between two teeth that have exposed some of the roots which is why you have pain, this inner section of the tooth is full of nerve endings. In order to fill up a cavity, we need to first check if there is any major infection in the tooth. This is done at your initial appointment where we conduct an investigation of all your teeth and possibly take X-rays to see what’s going on inside the cavity. Once we know more about what we are dealing with we may book as the second appointment for you to have that cavity filled.
At the filling appointment, we will first numb the side of your face that we will work on, then using tiny drills and jets of water we will clean the cavity of any debris. The cavity is then filled with a tooth coloured composite bonding material which is shaped to look like the rest of the tooth that needed to be filed away, once we have set this material with a special light you are good to go. The numbing sensation will last for a few hours.
Root canal – this is a very common therapy practised by dentists almost daily and it doesn’t hurt like the movies would have you believe, remember our promise? We aim to take away your pain. A root canal is needed when the inside of the tooth (the pulp) becomes infected, this is incredibly painful and you will be glad of a treatment that fixes it. We will drill the tooth open and flush out all the infected pulp, then we fill the tooth with a synthetic substance and cap it off with a temporary crown until we have a more permanent one made for you. The treatment lasts about 90 min and like with the fillings you won’t feel a thing.
If you’ve any concerns about the health of your teeth, or just want to schedule a routine check up, get in touch with our friendly team at Deakin Dental.
Disclaimer: All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.
There’s no escaping the difficulty in finding a general dentist in Deakin Canberra you can trust. It’s like finding a good doctor, or a decent hairdresser that doesn’t have you walking out with a short back and sides, regardless of what you asked for! Finding a great dentist is important and, here at Deakin Dental, we know this and have made it our mission to treat all our patients like they are one of the family, in our relaxed and fun atmosphere. Read on to find out what we have to offer.
The first step
Locating a general dentist in Deakin Canberra might seem like a guessing game with search engines ready to offer you a myriad of practices. But if you come to Deakin Dental, we won’t treat you like another number. We care about you and your specific needs and we will treat you accordingly. On your first visit, we will take a full medical history, asking you any relevant questions we need to get a full picture. We will also carry out a new patient examination, which is comprehensive and will enable us to understand your dental requirements. We are QIP accredited, so you know we have the seal of approval to take great care of you!
With a range of treatments available we can have a chat about what your options are, based on your wishes and requirements. Most importantly, our friendliness and warm reception should be an experience unlike any other. We also run an eco-friendly practice, using biodegradable products wherever possible, and we recycle paper, cardboard and plastics used. Mercury is filtered out of our water and we go even more green by putting any food waste in our compost. Deakin Dental really is an experience like no other and we’d love you to be a part of it!
What treatments do you offer?
We have an extensive range of treatments including general comprehensive care. We will check your mouth, teeth and gums are healthy with thorough examinations, scaling, advice on flossing and X-rays; we will keep an eye on your general oral health. We also offer sleep dentistry for nervous patients and emergency dental care. To improve the appearance of your teeth if they have been stained through drinking or smoking for example, we have teeth whitening, and we do cosmetic work with veneers, crowns and bridges. Alongside this, we also offer oral surgery, oral cancer screening, paediatric dentistry, mouthguards for sports, and root canal treatments. We even have TMJ therapy. If you have pain in your neck or ears, a tight jaw and maybe headaches and poor posture, we can protect your teeth from grinding or clenching in the night and help you to get an improved quality of sleep with a better posture. Not bad for your local dentist, right?
What to expect
Upon arrival, there will be some forms to complete, but there’ll also be some TV to watch or music to listen to in our relaxing waiting areas. Coming to visit Deakin Dental will be an experience that you will want to have again and again – bring your friends and family along too! So, come and join us; relax, unwind, meet new people and leave smiling your best smile.
*All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.
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