A philosophy of treatment of Caries Management by Risk Assessment has recently been implemented. This aims to classify your risk of dental caries (commonly known as tooth decay) by using a questionnaire of risk factors and clinical observations as well as …
Conservative Periodontal Treatment
A percentage of people are susceptible to gingivitis and periodontal (gum) disease. Oral hygiene instruction, regular scaling and polishing, and deep cleaning in the case of gum disease, can help to maintain our gums and the bony support…
A full range of cosmetic dental care is available here at Alstonville Dental. This includes treatments such as bleaching, recontouring of teeth, composite bonding, veneers, crowns and bridges.
Cracks / Fractures in Teeth
Over a lifetime, our teeth work hard for us, slicing, grinding and pulverising our food. Over time, this force gradually wears away our teeth, but in the shorter term it can be destructive and cause internal damage. This can be exacerbated by day and night grinding as well…
Dental Tourism: Do Your Research
Complex dental treatment can sometimes come at a high cost. Depending on the circumstances, some Australians consider getting their treatment overseas to get a ‘free’ holiday out of their dental treatment instead of having it done at home.
Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of the dental pulp, which is the living part of the tooth that contains the nerve and blood supply. The dental pulp can become diseased when bacteria have entered it, and this can result in death of the tooth,
Extractions and Minor Oral Surgery
On occasion, teeth are unable to be restored and need to be removed. This can be for a variety of reasons, such as gross decay, infection, structural weakness, fractures or at an orthodontist’s request.
Implant dentistry is a growing field that offers patients a good alternative to dentures and bridges in many cases. Implants can be used to replace single teeth, or to support bridges and dentures, without the need to sacrifice healthy tooth tissue.
Joint Pain, Muscle Pain and Headaches
Our masticatory system is a complex system involving our teeth, muscles and jaws. Each part of this system can suffer from trauma, stress or weakness. Grinding and clenching of teeth during the day and night can cause pain,..
Dentists routinely check the soft tissues of your mouth at each examination. Sometimes this can show a lesion that is suspicious and requires review or urgent care if a mouth cancer is suspected. There are a great many medical issues that have oral side effects or sometimes…
Rehabilitation and reconstruction
Once disease is controlled it is possible to use a variety of techniques and approaches to rehabilitate and reconstruct the dentition, to help it to function better and strengthen teeth that have become weakened.
At Alstonville Dental, treatment is customized for each patient, according to the individual’s circumstances. There are a number of materials and techniques that we can use to restore teeth to optimum health and function.
Snoring / Mild Sleep Apnoea
Oral appliances can be effective in helping to alleviate snoring, ensuring a better nights sleep for you and your partner. They are a mouthful and do take time to become accustomed to, but they can certainly help.
Mouthguards are constructed utilising an exact impression of one’s mouth, which makes the appliance fit and feel more comfortable. Most health funds do cover for the construction of mouthguards so it is unwise to play a contact sport without one.
Trauma to our teeth and jaws can occur in an instant from a fall, bump, sporting accident, assault, work or vehicle accident. It can have long term consequences to teeth involved, especially if they are developing in a child.