A record of your current dental situation is taken . This is done by visual tactile and radiographic means. Teeth , gums , lips , tongue , cheeks , soft palate, jaw joints and muscles are reviewed and current status is recorded.
This involves thorough cleaning of all teeth and gingival tissues. Topical fluoride is applied to protect teeth and decrease sensitivity. Fissure sealants are placed where necessary to prevent decay getting into the teeth. Mouthguards are provided for those involved in sport. Instruction in toothbrush use and floss use and use of electric toothbrushes is also provided.
This would be the placement of any fillings into teeth where required. The location and type of material will be discussed where appropriate. Campbelltown Dental Surgery does not use amalgam as a filling material. Health funds consider this Minor Dentistry.
Early gum disease treatment may include tooth scaling and cleaning at three-month intervals along with use of medicated mouthwash and proper flossing.
Sometimes long term misalignment of teeth requires adjustment. Also lifestyle pressures can result in too much bite pressure being applied to teeth and jaws which can lead to pain in jaw muscles and excessive grinding away of teeth. Myotherapy and provision of pressure relieving appliances can be provided.