Our dentists can offer complete dental care, including:
Preventive dentistry is the modern way of helping you keep a healthy mouth. It helps you to keep your teeth, and means you need to have less dental treatment. The two main causes of tooth loss are decay and gum disease. The better we prevent or deal with these two problems, the more chance people have of keeping their teeth for life.
Restorative dentistry is concerned with the care of patients who require restoration of the oral and dental tissues. In the simple population, remaining dentate into later life, increasingly issues concerning the most appropriate, relevant dental management assume a high priority for the individual. The specialty involves contributing to the care of the elderly and those with special medical needs together with those with learning difficulties for whom appropriate management is important, in addition to providing treatment for those who require complex dental care. Restorative Dentistry includes all aspects of Periodontics, Endodontics and Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, including Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry.
Do the words “root canal” send shivers down your spine? Many people possess an inexplicable fear of root canal treatment. Actually, the fear probably stems from the distant past when root canals were performed without modern tools or anesthetics. Today’s root canal treatment is a safe, effective, comfortable, and often completed in just one visit.
So what is a root canal? A root canal is a treatment to remove the infection from inside the tooth. The infection can occur after a deep cavity, large crack, or fracture leaves the inside of the tooth susceptible to bacteria. The result is often pain and swelling, which can be alleviated with root canal treatment. The good news is that you get to keep your tooth! After root canal treatment has been completed, your restored tooth can potentially last you for a lifetime.
Follow-up care involves thorough home hygiene and regular dental visits for cleanings and checkups.
Chewing, smiling, speaking… teeth allow us to do the daily activities that we often take for granted. If you’ve lost a single tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth, then you probably know all the hazards that can result. Headaches, tooth decay, gum disease, shifting of remaining teeth, inability to chew, stomach problems, limited social interaction… the list goes on. Revolutionary technology now allows us to replace not just missing teeth with Dental Implants in Dubbo , you can get back to eating the foods you love and stop worrying about the physical discomfort.
Benefits of replacing missing teeth with dental implants include:
- Greatly improved eating
- Greatly improved health
- Greatly improved aesthetics…better social life, increased self-esteem
A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Two types of dentures are available — complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures are used when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.
Complete dentures can be either “conventional” or “immediate.” Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about eight to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.
A removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A fixed (permanent) bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them. This “bridge” is then cemented into place. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from changing position. A precision partial denture is removable and has internal attachments rather than clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns. This is a more natural-looking appliance.
The removal of wisdom teeth, or third molars, is one of the most common procedures carried out.
The wisdom teeth grow at the back of your gums and are the last teeth to come through. Most people have four wisdom teeth, one in each corner.
Wisdom teeth usually grow through the gums during the late teens or early twenties. By this time, the other 28 adult teeth are usually in place so there isn’t always enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to grow properly.
Due to the lack of space, the wisdom teeth can sometimes emerge at an angle or get stuck and only emerge partially. Wisdom teeth that grow through in this way are known as impacted.
Why are wisdom teeth removed?
Wisdom teeth that have become impacted or haven’t fully broken through the surface of the gum can cause dental problems.
Food and bacteria can get trapped around the edge of the wisdom tooth, causing a build-up of plaque, which can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, or other problems.
If your wisdom teeth are impacted but they are not causing any problems, they don’t usually need to be removed. This is because there’s no proven benefit in these cases, and there is a risk of complications.
If carried out by a trained dental professional, whitening is perfectly safe. Based on their knowledge of your oral health we will discuss with you the options available, decide if teeth whitening is appropriate for you and develop an overall treatment plan that gives the desired result.
You’ll get to see on a chart what shade your teeth are before the treatment and what shade you’re likely to achieve. At the end of the treatment we will show you the actual result so you can understand how effective it was. You will also see when you look in the mirror!
This well proven technique is the least invasive method of changing your smile. However, it will not change the color of existing restorations and they may need replacing.
Treatment under General anaesthetic is performed at Dubbo Private Hospitals Day surgery unit. Both Dr Jackson and Dr Halpin have visiting rights to the hospital. We offer this service once per month.
The general anaesthetic used in Dentistry will render you totally unconscious and unable to feel any pain during dental surgery. In this unconscious state, there is also an abscence of fear and anxiety, this can make dental treament under general anaesthetic a better option for those children and adults who experience acute dental anxiety.
Though the majority of dental procedures can be performed without its use, general anesthesia has been an important part of the world of dentistry since the 1840s. That said, the general anesthesia that’s used in dentistry is typically less invasive than its use in the rest of the medical world; unlike with other types of surgery, oral surgery does not typically require the use of paralytic drugs and consequently can be administered without the additional use of an intubation tube that facilitates breathing. There are also similarities between medical and dental general anesthesia — like its medical counterpart, the use of this anesthetic method in dentistry will render you totally unconscious and unable to feel pain during dental surgery.
In this unconscious state, there is also an absence of fear and anxiety; it’s for this last reason, in fact, that general anesthesia is sometimes used not only for complex dental treatment, but is also occasionally recommended for children and adults who experience acute dental anxiety.
During office hours call 02 6889 1699, outside of office hours please listen to the message, leave your name, phone number and pertinent information. Narromine Shire Dental Surgery will return your call as soon as possible
The Accident and Emergency service is limited to pain relief for people who have had a dental accident or who require emergency treatment to deal with:
- Bleeding / Hemorrhage
- Serious infection
- Visible swelling in or around the mouth
- Severe pain
- Injuries as a result of a recent trauma / accident
Anti-snoring mouthpieces or mandibular advancement devices (MAD) as they are also called are generally designed to gently position your lower jaw forward to create a free airway through your throat thereby eliminating the vibrations that cause snoring. While there are plenty of brands offering anti-snoring mouthpieces, features, designs, and materials vary to ensure efficiency and user satisfaction.
Mouth guards are important for the protection of the teeth and can help reduce some concussion.
Your Child’s First Visit to the Dentist
When should your baby go to the dentist?
The Narromine Shire Dental Surgery encourages parents to bring their children for their first visit to the dentist within six months of getting their first tooth or by the time they have their first birthday. If their first birthday has already past, a dental visit when they have all their baby teeth, usually when they are two or three is also a great time. Being seen by a dentist at an early age ensures that the cleaning you are doing at home is working and to identify any early dental issues to prevent them from getting worse.
How to prepare the little one for the dentist.
A great way to introduce the dentist to your child is to read your child a story about going to the dentist. It is also good to be open and tell your child what the dentist is all about.
What to expect at the dentist’s office.
When you bring your child to our office, we will introduce our young patient to all the gadgets and gizmos. Your child will have the opportunity to sit in the dental chair, see the suction and water.
How often should your child go to the dentist?
After your child is three years old, we generally recommend they come to the dental office two times a year for a check-up. This way we can monitor cavities in the early stages before they become more serious problems. And also, regular cleanings and flouride help children remain cavity-free. When you child is used to seeing the dentist regularly, this will set them up for a life of good dental hygiene.