On your first appointment we will spend time listening to your needs and concerns regarding your dental health. We conduct a thorough examination of the teeth and gums, together with an oral cancer screen. Our radiographs are taken with the safest of dosages and are ready to view instantly. You can then be assured of receiving the best of advice with a printed estimate of any fees.
Diet advice and oral hygiene instruction will be given.
Fissure sealants may be recommended and/or Fluoride treatment.
Periodontal care is a specialised type of treatment that allows us to care for and look after your gums enabling us to keep them healthy and save teeth that would potentially be lost due to gum disease, periodontal disease and infection.
In the past, we never got too excited about the presence of gum disease unless it started to destroy the supporting bone around the teeth. There is now strong evidence that the toxins and inflammatory mediators that are released by the gum cells in response to bacteria can get into the bloodstream daily. These toxins can then go anywhere the blood flows. We are now aware of a strong link between gum disease and an increased risk for heart disease. We know that eliminating gum inflammation can reduce your risk for heart disease. We are no longer content saying, “Well if it doesn’t hurt, let’s just keep an eye on it.” Since we now know that your overall health is affected, we are taking a more aggressive approach. By eliminating any gum inflammation, we can help your teeth and your overall health as well. Find out if you have gum disease. It’s more important than you think.
The letters, TMJ, are a commonly used abbreviation of the words temporo-mandibular joint. This is the joint that is found in front of the ear and connects the jawbone to the skull. Proper function of the TMJ is dependent on the maintenance of healthy teeth with a properly balanced bite. When the TM Joint is not working properly, you may experience noise and/or discomfort as you open and close your mouth. You may experience discomfort in your jaw muscles as you chew and even when at rest. You may suffer with headaches and migraines. Treatment involves a thorough examination both intra-orally and extra-orally to determine the cause of the problem. The goal is to bring the TM joint and the muscles of the jaw into a comfortable and healthful balance using soft or hard splint therapy.
SCI – Sleep Clench Inhibitor (previously known as NTI-tss)
The SCi is the most clinically effective FDA approved treatment for TMD, bruxism, chronic tension headaches and medically diagnosed migraines.
The SCi works by reducing the parafunctional intensity of the temporalis, masseters and lateral pterygoid muscles.
Endodontics, or Root Canal Treatment, is a common dental proceedure involving cleaning out the internal contents of the tooth - the pulp tissue. This may be required if the nerve has been damaged or the tooth has become infected. Following the mechanical cleaning and disinfection of the root canal system the tooth is filled with a material called Gutta Percha.