General Dentistry Hervey Bay
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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.
General Dental Services Hervey Bay
We offer the following general dentistry services:
Don’t hesitate to give us a call to schedule an appointment!
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.
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.
Root Canal 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.
Frequently asked questions
Will I feel any pain from oral surgery?
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.
How do I look after my mouth post-surgery?
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.
What are composite fillings?
A composite tooth filling uses a special resin to help your oral health, filling cavities and repairing any sites of fracturing. They are matched to the colour of natural teeth, making them an attractive option for many. After these special fillings are installed, you can usually begin eating again as soon as the anaesthetic wears off.
The entire root canal treatment might take 3-4 patient visits:
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!