GENERAL & PREVENTATIVE
At Toowoomba Dental our Dentists conduct a comprehensive dental examination which includes, charting of all teeth, oral cancer screening and periodontal disease assessment.
Our dentists explain all available treatment options along with an estimate/quotation so you leave the appointment knowing what is required to get your oral health back on track.
Plaque builds up on almost everyone’s teeth. You can’t remove hardened plaque (also called tarter or calculus) with normal brushing. If left in place, it traps food and bacteria and promotes tooth decay and gum disease.
To keep your teeth clean and protected, our dentists can remove the plaque and calculus. Most people need to have plaque and calculus removed every six months for best protection.
Dental x-rays (radiographs) of the mouth are important in the diagnosis and management of many dental conditions.
Using dental x-rays, your dentist can detect problems that may not be seen during a routine examination, and often before symptoms appear.
At Toowoomba Dental we offer 100% digital x-rays, using the latest technologies.
Fissure sealants are non-invasive plastic coatings that your dentist applies to the back teeth.
By covering the pits and grooves of the teeth with sealants, the sealant provides a barrier against decay.
Tooth decay is usually easily avoided these days, thanks in large part to the use of fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral which plays a critical role in strengthening the ability of your teeth to fight off the effects of decay.
Fluoride is crucial to combatting tooth decay. It gives your teeth extra strength when they’re developing so they’re better able to resist the bacterial acid that causes tooth decay and it slows the growth of bacteria in your mouth known as plaque which leads to tooth decay.
Your dentist can apply high-fluoride products such as gels, foams and varnishes to your teeth.
Each year, thousands of adults and children are treated for dental injuries that could have been prevented or minimised by simply wearing a mouthguard.
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) strongly recommends the use of a custom made mouthguard in any sport or activity where collision or contact is likely, and during both games and training. Custom made mouthguards manufactured and fitted by one of our dentists can provide the best protection for your teeth.
For more information on custom made mouthguards, please speak to one of our friendly dentists.
Gum (Periodontal) Disease is one of the most common causes of tooth loss in adults. It is caused by bacteria collecting underneath the gum and weakening the structures that hold the gum onto the tooth and bone.
Serious damage can be done before you notice any problems. Your dentist can pick up early signs of gum disease and treat the disease accordingly.
All invasive or surgical procedures carry risks. Some people may not be suitable candidates for this procedure. Your dentist will discuss all risks prior to commencing any treatment.
Acute Gum Infections
Sometimes we can develop localised gum infections around teeth, often associated with wisdom teeth. If you find you have excessive bleeding while brushing, you may have first stage symptoms of acute gum infection.
Your dentist can discuss various treatment options with you.