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.