General Dentistry services at our Joondalup, Cockburn & Armadale clinics
General & preventative dental services at Perth clinics
As daunting as is seems, a regular visit to the dentist is vital to ensuring a healthy smile. They say, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” but all you really need is a good daily teeth care routine, a professional cleaning and a check-up every six months.
There are instances where prevention is not enough. No matter how thoroughly we clean our teeth, bacteria can still cause infections and or misalignment can still cause impact issues. Our dental services cover all facets of common dental problems. General dentistry involves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of conditions, disorders and diseases affecting the oral cavity, especially the teeth, gums and maxillofacial (jaw and face) region of the body.
For all general and preventative dental care requires, contact St John Dental or book an appointment.
Dental Check Ups
Prevention is better than cure, right? You’d rather build up the courage to visit the dentist for a check-up twice a year than to get a root canal.
A dental check-up includes:
- A professional cleaning to remove plaque and tartar build up between teeth
- A thorough assessment of your gums
- An examination of teeth movements and the start of a cavity
- A dental check-up is a necessary exercise, get into this habit to prevent long-term damage to your teeth.
Once we hear the sound of a drill coming from a dentist’s room, the first thought is usually to bolt out the door.
At St John Dental, you can put your mind at ease as we try to ensure that the process is comfortable and pain-free.
We try our utmost to prevent fillings where possible but if there is a slight inclination of a growing hole in your tooth, it has to be filled.
Gum Disease Treatment
There are various ways to treat gum disease.
The warning signs are fairly common, look out for constant bad odour, bleeding after brushing, inflammation and redness.
If you experience any of these symptoms, book an appointment to have your gums examined. The sooner the situation is assessed, the sooner we can treat it.
Oral hygiene should become a lifestyle just like going to the gym or getting a manicure. If the basic health of your teeth is maintained, there is less of a need for oral procedures. However, there are circumstances out of your control such as teeth movement causing impacts and fractures causing exposed nerves – for this reason, we have dentists who specialise in maxillofacial surgery.
Mouthguards and Splints
For sportsmen who play high-impact sports on any level, a mouthguard or splint is required to prevent nasty damage to your teeth. Whether it’s rugby or hockey, never underestimate the need for teeth protection. Book an appointment, and the professional will create a customised guard to suit your mouth.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Depending on the position of your wisdom teeth, they could be removed surgically or under general anaesthetic. The consensus is that, if it doesn’t cause you trouble, you can leave them there but as soon as they start growing out and causing discomfort, it’s time to have them removed.