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PARKWOOD GREEN DENTAL
EDUCATION

Common problems arising from wisdom teeth

Infection of the gum tissue surrounding impacted wisdom teeth, called ‘pericoronitis’. This can be a painful and recurring condition. It is encouraged to remove such teeth to prevent recurring infections.

Food packing between wisdom teeth and second molars can result in bad breath and decay starting in the wisdom tooth that can potentially involve the adjacent molar in front.

Pressure from wisdom teeth can cause front teeth to become crowded.

For routine cases, we recommend a consult with our in-house Dentist, whose practice is limited to removal of wisdom teeth.

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What is a Root Canal?

Each tooth has tissue containing nerve fibres that run through the centre of each tooth, called “root canals”. When this tissue dies from trauma or deep decay, root canal therapy is required.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy removes the dead tissue from the tooth. After numbing the area around the tooth, the tooth is isolated and sterilised to protect it from bacteria in the mouth. A rubber filling is then placed inside the canal/s.

Why Philips Zoom?

We make your experience as pleasant as possible with gentle, quality care and a no surprises approach.

Up to date techniques and technology ensure that discomfort is minimised or eliminated Focus on preventive dentistry to keep your mouth healthy for life we understand anxieties arising from previous dental experiences and take special care to change your perception of dentistry.

Intra-oral camera allows you to see what we see, enabling you to be informed about treatment choices and have peace of mind. Treatment plans are discussed with you focusing on the priorities for your oral care within your budget and time-frame.

We are a mercury free practice; we will remove amalgam fillings safely when needed and replace them with bio-compatible white fillings.

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All x-rays are digital – up to 90% less radiation than conventional film.

Hot towels and freshen up room. Neck cushions, warm blankets and heat packs for your comfort.

Children are especially welcome and receive a helium balloon and stickers.

Finance is available through Denticare.

Philips Zoom is not only proven to whiten teeth up to eight shades, it’s also safe. While other whitening products can harm teeth and gums, using Philips Zoom with Relief ACP actually gives you greater lustre and protects enamel.

Philips Zoom is only available at a dentist’s office to ensure optimum safety, and comes in different treatment types and strengths to fit your lifestyle and sensitivity.

Does the health of my mouth impact on my overall health?

Good oral health is integral to general health. Overall, research data indicates that chronic gum disease may contribute to the development of heart disease, the nation’s leading cause of death in both men and women.

Missing teeth due to gum disease also impacts your ability to chew, crunch and digest your food thus impacting your body’s ability to assimilate nutrition. Because gum disease is a bacterial infection, it can enter the bloodstream and may be a factor in causing other health complications such as diabetes, stroke, poor pregnancy outcomes and respiratory complications such as pneumonia.

The good news is that this can all be reversed with the care of a Dentist!!

Why should you see a Dentist?

Education

  • To have all plaque, tartar and calculus removed from above and below the gum line
  • To help prevent tooth loss and decay
  • Deep cleaning of teeth and gums
  • Oral health education for our younger patients
  • Keep youthful smile and sweet breath
  • Remove active infection
  • Personalised dental care plan
  • Learn how to keep teeth for life

Why should my child have fissure sealants?

One of the most important preventive treatments your child could need is fissure sealants. These are a protective, plastic coating that fills the fissures or grooves in the biting surface of teeth, to prevent the invasion of bacteria that causes tooth decay. These can help protect your child’s teeth for life from fillings.

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