Reduce the Risk of Having Dental Problems With General Dentistry
General dentistry is the branch of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of oral diseases and disorders. It involves dental procedures which aim to protect and maintain good oral health. Some of the most common treatments include cleanings, dental fillings, crowns and others. By regularly visiting a dentist, patients can significantly reduce their risk of developing serious oral health problems.
If you need general dentistry services, call Hills Family Dental Centre for an appointment, and our team of dentists will provide you with the quality dental care you need.
Our General Dentistry
Scale and Clean
Scale and clean is a professional dental cleaning that helps remove plaque and tartar from teeth that patients cannot remove on their own. Both plaque and tartar can cause tooth decay and gum disease. A scale and clean helps remove these substances, keeping the teeth and gums healthy.
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. There are many reasons a tooth needs to be extracted, including decay, infection, or crowding. Most people fear tooth extraction, but with better anesthetic procedures and less traumatic techniques, patients can return to their normal routine within a few days.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a procedure that involves the removal of the infected tissue from the canal inside the tooth, disinfecting the canal and sealing it to prevent reinfection. This procedure aims to save teeth that would otherwise be extracted.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Wisdom teeth removal is the extraction of the wisdom teeth or third molars. Some wisdom teeth come out with no problems. However, some erupt partially, while some can't erupt at all because they are impacted. When this occurs, there is a risk of pain, infection and damage to other teeth. For these reasons, many people opt to have their wisdom teeth removed.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease treatment addresses the infection of the gums and tissues that support the teeth. It involves several procedures, and the severity of gum disease will dictate the treatment needed. With proper treatment, gum disease can be controlled and, in some cases, reversed, preventing further damage to the teeth and gums.
Bruxism refers to the grinding and clenching of teeth, which can lead to tooth sensitivity, worn down teeth, jaw pain, earache, headache, neck pain and TMJ disorders. Bruxism treatment may include using mouthguards, stress management, and using muscle relaxants or Botox. Although bruxism cannot be cured, bruxism treatment can help manage its symptoms and reduce its episodes.
Custom mouthguards are oral appliances placed over the teeth. They protect the teeth from injuries and prevent them from grinding over each other when a patient bruises. Custom mouthguards are made from an impression of the patient's teeth resulting in mouthguards that snugly and comfortably fit the teeth and provide more protection.
Dental check-up refers to routine examinations given by dentists to patients to determine their oral health status. Routine dental check-ups can help prevent dental problems, saving you from pain and expensive treatment costs in the future.
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Why Choose Hills Family Dental Centre
Hills Family Dental Centre is committed to providing its patients with top-notch dental services. Here are just a few reasons why we believe you should consider us for your next dental visit.
Hills Family Dental Centre is proud to have a team of highly experienced dentists who are dedicated to providing gentle and excellent dental care.
At Hills Family Dental Centre, we are proud to offer our patients the latest in dental technology.
At Hills Family Dental Centre, we understand that dental care can be expensive. That’s why we offer various payment options to suit every budget.
As part of the commitment to promoting oral health and empowering dentists to provide high-quality care, the ADA holds dental practices to strict standards of excellence.
We understand that dental anxiety is one of the most common reasons why patients delay and fear dental treatments, which is why we strive to create a welcoming and relaxed environment. Our dentists are gentle and ensure that every patient is comfortable throughout the appointment.
Our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to provide quality dental services, including rotary endodontics, implantology, and children’s dentistry. We believe that by investing in the latest technology, we can provide our patients with the dental treatment they need.
We accept all major health insurance cards, including NIB, HBF, CBHS and Medibank. For those without insurance, we offer a convenient payment plan through Fund My Dental. We also accept Supercare, DVA, and CDBS cards. No matter your financial situation, we can work with you to find a payment option that suits your needs.
To become accredited, a practice must undergo a rigorous evaluation process and meet strict criteria for quality and safety. Hills Family Dental Centre is proud to be an ADA-accredited dental practice. This designation is a testament to our dedication to providing outstanding patient care.
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Frequently Asked Questions
About General Dentistry
Depending on your individual needs, your dentist may recommend you come in for a cleaning and check-up every six months or once a year. However, if you have any concerns about your oral health, it is recommended to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.
Even if you are not experiencing pain or problems, it is still advised that you visit the dentist regularly. Regular dental visits and check-ups will prevent you from needing to visit the dentist when you are in pain or having dental problems because you will rarely encounter them. Regular visits to the dentist can help identify potential issues early on before they become more serious, promoting good oral health and a beautiful smile.
A common concern that patients have is bad breath. This can be embarrassing and affect one’s self-confidence. Here are a few things you can do to reduce bad breath.
- Brush your teeth twice a day. This will help remove food particles and bacteria that can cause bad breath.
- Floss daily. This will help remove plaque and debris between your teeth, which can also cause bad breath.
- Visit your dentist regularly. Your dentist can identify any underlying dental problems causing bad breath. If you have any dental treatments recommended by your dentist, it’s important not to delay in getting them done. For example, delaying a tooth extraction can significantly affect the odour of one’s breath. Having it extracted immediately will reduce the number of bacteria in the mouth which causes bad breath.
If you’re still experiencing bad breath despite taking these measures, consult your dentist to find other possible causes and treatments.
Grinding your teeth at night, also called bruxism, is a common condition that can occur at any age. Although it is often related to stress, it can also be caused by misaligned teeth, an abnormal bite or sleep disorders. If you think you may be grinding your teeth at night, you must visit a dentist for evaluation and proper treatment. Left untreated, bruxism can lead to serious oral health problems, such as tooth loss, gum disease and jaw pain.
Most dental professionals recommend that you floss your teeth at least once a day. This helps remove plaque and bacteria between your teeth, which brushing alone cannot reach. Flossing also helps to prevent gum disease by keeping the gums healthy and free of inflammation. When choosing a floss, look for one that is woven or braided to avoid shredding the delicate tissue of your gums. You should also use gentle pressure when flossing to avoid damaging your teeth or gums. With regular flossing, you can help keep your smile healthy and bright.
Taking care of your teeth and gums is important to maintaining your overall health. Brushing twice a day and flossing daily are good habits, but it’s also important to see your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and check-ups. Your dentist can help you develop an oral care routine tailored to your individual needs. For instance, if you have sensitive teeth, your dentist may recommend using toothpaste for sensitive teeth. If you are at risk for gum disease, your dentist may suggest using interdental brushes or chlorhexidine rinses. Working with your dentist ensures that you are taking care of your teeth and gums.
General dental treatments are important for maintaining oral health. These treatments help remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and reduce the chances of developing cavities. In addition, regular dental check-ups can help identify problems early on before they have a chance to cause serious damage. While it is possible to take care of your teeth at home with regular brushing and flossing, only a professional dentist can provide the comprehensive care necessary for optimal oral health. For these reasons, visiting your dentist regularly for general dental treatments is important.