General dentistry covers a wide range of procedures. This includes the initial consultation and diagnostics such as x-rays, CAT scans and wax moulds for replacement teeth, Scaling and Polishing, Fillings, Root canal treatment, Dental cleaning, Inlays and Onlays.
Scaling and Polishing
Root canal treatment
Inlays and Onlays
Scaling and PolishingRegular hygiene sessions are a must for good oral health. To keep your gums in optimum condition, it is advised to have a quick Scale and Polish every 6 months at least. We believe the best way to achieve a happy, healthy smile is by regular dental appointments and regular oral hygiene appointments with a Scale and Polish cleaning session. Following your dental examination, your dentist may suggest that you have a routine hygiene session to maintain your oral health. Hygiene sessions with your Dentist protect your oral health by cleaning your teeth thoroughly and removing any plaque, stains and spots. They unconver the enamel surface from any layers of building plaque and delve into the gumline to leave teeth looking and feeling great!
Root canal treatmentRoot canal treatment (also called ‘endodontics') is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth (called the ‘pulp') is infected through decay or injury. You may not feel any pain in the early stages of the infection. In some cases your tooth could darken in colour, which may mean that the nerve of the tooth has died (or is dying). This would need root canal treatment. If the pulp becomes infected, the infection may spread through the root canal system of the tooth. This may eventually lead to an abscess. An abscess is an inflamed area in which pus collects and can cause swelling of the tissues around the tooth. The symptoms of an abscess can range from a dull ache to severe pain, and the tooth may be tender when you bite. If root canal treatment is not done, the infection will spread and the tooth may need to be taken out.
White FillingsWhite fillings have always been considered less long-lasting than silver amalgam fillings. But there are now new materials available that are comparable to silver amalgam, and these are proving to be very successful. The life expectancy of a white filling can depend greatly on where it is in your mouth and how heavily your teeth come together when you bite. Your dental team can advise you on how long your fillings should last.
Inlays and OnlaysDental inlays and onlays are restorations used to repair rear teeth with mild to moderate decay or cracked and fractured teeth that are not sufficiently damaged to need a crown. Ideal candidates for inlay or onlay work typically have too much damage or decay in the tooth structure to be successfully treated using a filling, but have sufficient healthy tooth remaining to avoid the need for a crown. This allows the dentist to conserve more of the patient’s original tooth structure.
X-RaysX-rays are the most common type of dental x-ray taken. These x-rays provide a lot of detail and allow your dentist to find cavities, check the health of the root and bone surrounding the tooth, check the status of developing teeth, and monitor the general health of your teeth and jawbone. Most intraoral x-rays are either Bite-Wings (showing details of the upper part of the tooth, its crown, they help your dentist find any decay and/or initial periodontitis) or periapical (showing the entire tooth, these x-rays are useful for the root examination for example in endodontic diseases and treatments).