General dentistry

At Meadowbank Family Dental, our goal is to help our patients to achieve healthy beautiful smile. We offer a wide range of service to ensure to maintain normal function and aesthetic of your teeth and mouth.

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Checkup and clean

Even if you have an enviable set of teeth and a bright smile, you are still advised to undergo a comprehensive oral examination and clean twice per year. The accumulation of plaque and calculus can cause a dental problem including gingivitis, periodontitis, halitosis, tooth decay, and tooth loss. For every routine checkup and clean we conduct:

Thorough comprehensive oral examination: Evaluate each tooth to check if there is any underlying decay present, assess tooth and bone structure, and existing restoration such as fillings, inlay or onlay, crowns and bridges. We also assess your oral health including oral cancer screening, TMJ, nocturnal bruxism and sleep apnea.

Radiograph and photo: High quality digital radiographs including 3D CBCT, OPG, intra-oral X-rays, lateral cephalogram can be done in Meadowbank Family Detnal to create tailored and precise treatment plan to each individual patient

Scale and Polish: accumulated plaque, calculus, and stain will be removed. One of our dentist perform a scaling your teeth with both ultrasonic scaler and handheld instrument to provide you with smooth and clean teeth when you leave our clinic

Photo: Intra-oral camera is equipped in our dental chair to take photo to show you to help explain any treatment and to create a comprehensive record of your teeth and dental work.

Fluoride Treatment: sensitivity can be reduced and remineralised to improve strength of your teeth.

Fillings

Dental fillings are one of the most common dental procedures that our dentist undertakes.

A filling are added to the infected part of a tooth where the decay is located. Our dentists offer amalgam free dental fillings which are free of any harmful substances. The tooth decay is removed and a range of different composite materials (white tooth colour filling materials) are chemically bonded to the tooth to restore its function and aesthetics.

Composite fillings generally last 5-7 years. So, it is important that you have routine dental visits to check if there is decay present or recurrent decay underneath an existing filling. If the decay is left untreated, it can progress deeper into the tooth and may cause pain and lead to abscess. Early detection of decay and treatment can prevent possible invasive or costly dental treatments later on.

Extractions

At Meadowbank Family Dental, our team will ensure you keep your smile healthy and beautiful, by providing comprehensive dental solutions. In certain cases, however, it may be necessary your natural tooth to be extracted.

A tooth extraction is suitable when your tooth is weakened and broken to the point where it can’t be restored. In this case, we may recommend extraction and provide all possible replacement options for the missing tooth.

During the extraction, your comfort is our priority. We will use local anaesthetic agents to numb your tooth and gum, and ensure your procedure to be as pain free as possible.

Afterward, all the guidelines and instructions you need to have a quick recovery will be given at the completion of the procedure.

Post-extraction instruction:

  • Bleeding: Keep gauze in place for 30 minutes by remaining a firm pressure and replace them as needed.
  • Pain: you may given a prescription for pain medication and/or antibiotic. To best manage your discomfort, you should take the first pill before local anaesthetic has worn off.
  • Swelling: cold ice pack applied firmly to the cheek to the extracted area.
  • Dry socket: a painful condition that result from premature loss of blood clot. contact our surgery for further treatment
  • Emergency Contact: call us for any emergency or dial 000

Important:

  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol for a week
  • Do not spit or drink through a straw for 24 hours after extraction
  • Avoid Physical activity or exercise for 24 hours of extraction
  • Eat soft food and avoid extremes such as very hot, spicy, or hard crunchy foods

Gum Treatments

Gum treatments may be required if a damaging bacterial infection is present in the tissues responsible for keeping your teeth in place.

In the early stages, it is called gingivitis. This condition, which is characterised by red, swollen and bleeding gums, is caused by bacteria from a build up of plaque and calculus. It can progress into a more severe condition called periodontitis which is initiated by bacteria that has accumulated below the gum line. If the infection is left untreated, it can eventually form a gum disease and can lead to loss of teeth.

Subgingival debridement, or deep clean, can help improve the tooth supporting tissues by removing soft and hard deposits under the gum line. During the procedure, a periodontal chart, with full mouth pocket depth, is assessed and recorded before and after the treatment. We normally recommend to split the procedure in two appointments. Dr. Park will provide a full description about periodontal status, benefit and possible complications concerning your specific case.

If you have questions before your visit please contact us on 02 8057 1086or using the form below