Visiting your local Mt Druitt dental centre, Oral Dental Health is the best way to keep your teeth healthy and happy.
Why come in for a check up if my teeth aren’t bothering me?
Regular dental checkups can catch problems such as cavities and gingivitis.
These problems can start before you are able to feel them, but your Mt Druitt dental centre can catch these issues in advance.
Regular checkups are also important to stop problems from developing in the first place.
How often should I see the dentist?
We recommend that you make an appointment once every six months for a general check up and teeth cleaning.
Having a professional tooth cleaning done twice a year at our Mt Druitt dental centre promotes good oral health and can prevent other problems from arising.
How do I know if I should visit in between the recommended check ups?
There are several reasons that you may need to visit us in our Mt Druitt dental centre more often, or in between check ups. These reasons may include:
Tooth pain– difficult to ignore and often a sign of a cavity that needs to be addressed.
Swelling in your mouth– this is not normal and can be sign of a number of problem.
Inflamed or painful gums– often a sign of oral health issues, including gingivitis.
A missing, chipped, or crooked tooth- you shouldn’t need to hide your smile! We can help address and repair these issues.
Pregnancy or other changes in health conditions– this can lead to increased risk for oral health problems.
Difficulty with chewing or swallowing– this is a sign of oral health problems that should be addressed.
Jaw pain– if opening and closing your mouth is painful, you should see your dentist.
Increased sensitivity to hot and cold– often a sign that a tooth or teeth may be damaged.
Sores in your mouth– this can be a sign of disease that needs to be treated.
Dry mouth– if your mouth is constantly dry, this can be a sign of a deeper health condition that your dentist can help you with
What treatments might I need aside from my regular dental check up?
Treatments in addition to your regular dental check up will depend on what oral health problem you are facing.
One common treatment is filling cavities. It’s important that this be done in a timely manner, to prevent the cavity from worsening.
If the cavity has spread to the pulp, the soft tissue in the root of your tooth, you will need a root canal to remove the infection.
This can often be prevented by making a habit of good oral health habits, such as a regular brushing and flossing, and visiting for a check up at least twice a year.
Are you are facing a chipped tooth? A crown or veneer can be applied to replace the missing portion of the tooth. A missing tooth can be remedied through the addition of a dental implant.
Regardless of the oral health issue, here at Mt Druitt dental centre are committed to offering you the best treatment to keep you smiling.