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General Dentistry

 

General dentistry covers a wide range of procedures.

Initial consultation

During your initial consultation we perform a thorough examination of teeth, gum, jaws, facial muscles and oral tissues.

Digital x-rays

Our digital x-rays have many advantages over traditional x-ray. The key benefit is reduced exposure to radiation whilst digital sensors mean that images can be previewed instantly. There’s no more need for costly and time consuming chemical development of films.

Dental Cleaning

This includes scaling and polishing and Fluoride treatment. Also known as an oral prophylaxis or hygiene service, dental cleaning is the removal of tartar (calculus) from the teeth. Specialised instruments are used to gently remove it without harming the teeth. An ultrasonic device that emits vibrations and is cooled by water is used to remove the tartar. Occasionally, hand tools are used to manually remove smaller deposits under the gum and smooth the tooth surfaces. The teeth are then polished with a special brush and polishing paste. Finally a coat of concentrated fluoride applied.

Fillings (or direct restoration)

Mercury-free fillings use a composite resin which is a tooth-coloured plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. At Smile Dental Team we don’t use amalgam fillings as they contain mercury.

Tooth extraction

Removal of teeth is often a simple procedure though complicated removals may require surgical extraction. Surgical procedures are normally undertaken with local anaesthetic. We only recommend extraction if it’s not possible to restore the tooth.

Gum treatment

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure used to treat gum disease. Special dental instruments are used to remove dental plaque and calculus from beneath the gums. Planing is the procedure used to smooth the tooth’s root after the scaling process. Root planing helps the gums heal and reattach themselves to a cleaner and smoother root surface.

Emergency and pain relief

Pain and Injuries to the mouth may include teeth that are knocked out or loosened or fractured. In addition, lips, gums or cheeks are often cut. Oral injuries are often painful and should be treated as soon as possible. Infection and swelling should be attended to immediately as prescribed medicine and/or treatment may be necessary.

At Smile Dental Team we always try to leave spaces to see patients on emergency bases. Palliative services will be offered to relieve pain and prevent possible complications.

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Shop 126, Level 1
Westfield Penrith
585 High Street, Penrith NSW 2740
Call: 02 4721 1211

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