General Dentistry Hervey Bay
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General Dental Services Hervey Bay
Do you need a root canal treatment to get rid of a dead or infected tooth? Are you looking for a professional to extract a tooth that has been bothering you?
At Master Dental & Denture Centre, we are licensed, skilled and experienced in providing general dentistry services. We welcome patients from Hervey Bay & beyond and use modern equipment and the latest techniques to ensure optimal treatment of your teeth.
We offer the following general dentistry services:
- Tooth Extractions
- Wisdom Tooth Extractions
- Regular Check-Ups
- Including Scale, Clean & X-Rays if needed.
- Children’s Dentistry
- Root Canal / Endodontic Treatment
Is your tooth turned at a weird angle or decaying? Is it affecting your ability to chew and bite properly? If that is the case, a tooth extraction may be the right solution.
Our skilled dentists will assess your situation and decide if your tooth needs to be extracted. That might be for aesthetic or functional reasons, or as a way of preparing you for further orthodontic work.
If you believe it is time to extract a tooth, give us a call to set up an appointment.
Wisdom teeth removal
The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common forms of extraction – but there are still far too many people that are happy to ignore the warnings their mouths are trying to give them. Almost everyone has wisdom teeth at the back of the jaw in each quadrant of the mouth, and these can become impacted if the struggle to erupt from the gums.
In many cases, they painlessly and easily erupt naturally over the course pf your life – but if they are leading to bleeding gums or consistently causing pain and discomfort, it might be time to have at least one of the wisdom teeth removed. Sometimes, they grow at an improper angle and push against your other teeth. An Xray will determine the position to diagnose what treatment is necessary.
Wisdom teeth are much harder to clean when they are impacted in this way, making them a haven for tooth decay – this is yet another reason why you should not delay in seeing a dentist before the damage can spread.
General Dental Check-ups
Sometimes, people can go for months without noticing a cavity or another dental health issue. By the time they feel pain, the problem has developed into something much worse.
We offer family-friendly dental check-ups designed to spot dental problems early and help you maintain a sparkling smile. Generally speaking, we recommend that our patients book a dental examination and hygiene appointment at least once every six months. This timescale may be adjusted depending on your age and the state of your oral health.
Every examination and hygiene appointment includes:
- An assessment of your physical health and history
- An intra- and extra-oral examination
- X-rays (if necessary)
- A gentle clean to remove plaque and any unsightly stains
After your check-up, we’ll discuss potential further treatment options if deemed necessary and offer helpful information about maintaining your oral health. Please give us a call on (07) 4124 8569 or book online!
If you feel pain when chewing or biting down on food, tooth filling might be the solution. The treatment starts with numbing your teeth so you don’t feel any discomfort during the process.
The dentist drills the tooth decay and adds a filling instead. That improves both the aesthetics and functionality of your tooth. The duration of a filling varies from one person to another.
We accept patients of all ages and enjoy helping children develop healthy habits. After all, maintaining proper oral hygiene practices from an early age can help prevent serious problems in later life.
We recommend that you book check-ups for your children at least once every six months. During the appointment, we’ll assess whether their adult teeth are developing properly and offer helpful advice about how to care for baby teeth. Rest assured we’ll make the experience as fun as possible for your child and will be as gentle as possible during all treatments.
Root Canal & Endodontic Treatment
Root canal treatment is a procedure that involves treating the infected or dying nerve of a tooth. Pain might be a sign of infection, but that is not always the case.
Tooth trauma and deep decay are common causes of infected nerves. The treatment involves removing the damaged nerve, disinfecting the canal and saving the tooth by using a filling.
If you noticed infection or decay, give us a call today to schedule an appointment. The sooner you react, the better the chances of saving your tooth!
Root Canal Procedure
The entire root canal treatment might take 3-4 patient visits:
Accepting New & Existing Patients
At Master Dental & Denture, we understand that some of our patients may feel a little apprehensive about visiting us. Phobias surrounding dentists and dental surgery are very common and can prevent people from getting the treatment they need.
As such, we’re committed to creating a warm and relaxing environment to help support nervous patients and make their experience as pleasant as possible. If you’re feeling worried about your appointment, please ensure you highlight your concerns with your dentist. They will do everything they can to make you feel comfortable and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.
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It is your responsibility to care for your teeth in between check-ups. Every basic oral hygiene routine should include brushing teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and flossing at least once a day.
If you struggle with issues such as halitosis (bad breath) or gingivitis (bleeding gums), please don’t hesitate to reach out so that we can discuss potential solutions during your regular appointments. As well as offering general dentistry services, we also offer cosmetic dental procedures and dentures.
If you’re on the hunt for a dentist in Hervey Bay, please reach out to our friendly and experienced team. We love accepting new patients and helping them on the road to cleaner, brighter smiles.
Frequently asked questions
This is a concern felt by many, to the point where some people delay vital extractions and treatments so they can avoid it.
We use an anaesthetic gel to numb the affected areas or any parts of the mouth that we will be working with so that you do not feel a thing – and we will always check that the anaesthetic is working for you before going any further, so you can rest assured the procedure is completely painless.
When you have a procedure completed, it is always important that you appropriately care for the affected region. You must avoid hot food or beverages as well as mouthwash and mouth rinses for 24 hours after the operation.
Afterwards, it is recommended that you gently rinse your mouth with salt water after meals, and you must brush your teeth very gently. You may also want to take painkillers as advised by the dentist, as there will be some discomfort.
You will have to avoid smoking for the duration of your recovery, as the innumerable health effects can only be worsened after oral surgery. After a week or two, most of your mouth functions will be back to normal, though it may take another couple of weeks on top of this for your stitches to naturally fall out.
Until this happens, it is beyond important that you treat your teeth with sensitivity and the best dental hygiene that you can.