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GENERAL DENTISTRY

Untreated dental decay can cause a lot of discomfort and can even lead to more serious health problems. The build up of plaque and tartar can lead to dental decay and tooth loss.

Depending on the amount of decay present, your dentist may recommend any one of the following treatments:

Comprehensive Exams

The Australian Dental Association recommends you see your dentist at least twice a year for a comprehensive dental exam. Maintaining your oral health is crucial in avoiding pain, tooth loss and expensive restorative dentistry procedures. Denatal Annex Care will provide a complete checkup to determine any potential problems such as tooth decay, cracks and gum disease. We will also happily replace older, worn-out dental work, such as metal fillings and discolored crowns.

With a comprehensive exam every six months, we can manage small dental problems before they grow into larger, more complicated issues. Untreated cavities can grow rapidly and destroy an entire tooth, a cracked tooth may break off if not discovered and corrected, and gum disease can advance if not detected early. Advanced gum disease can cause tooth loss and lead to serious health issues such as oral cancer, which causes more than 7,500 deaths each year. Catching these problems early is essential in controlling them.

Call us now to schedule your comprehensive dental exam at 08 9459 0003. By keeping up on regular checkups, you can avoid costly dental problems, stay healthy and continue to enjoy your smile!

Digital X-Ray

How do digital x-rays work?

Similar to traditional x-rays, we place a sensor that is about the size and shape of a normal x-ray film inside your mouth. After a quick x-ray, a scanner sends signals to a computer that are translated into electronic pictures of your teeth, supporting bones, and gums.

Why do we use digital x-rays?

  • The patient receives approximately 50% less radiation than with traditional x-rays.
  • We get larger, more detailed images to help diagnose more accurately.
  • We can share the x-ray image with patients on our in room monitor to explain areas of concern or answer questions.
  • There is no developing involved, so no harmful chemicals are used.
  • The digital x-rays can be enlarged for clarification, and are stored in your file for future reference.
  • Immediate results from digital x-rays means less time developing x-rays and more time spent with the patient.
  • Digital x-rays can be submitted along with dental insurance claims to expedite the reimbursement process.

Emergency Dental Care

If in need of emergency dental care, please don’t hesitate to call Dental Annex at 08 9459 0003! No one should suffer through constant, excruciating pain, so we are available to assist you if oral pain becomes too much to handle. If dealing with one of these situations, we can help. Several factors can cause the need for emergency care, including:
  • Swollen gums
  • Infected gums
  • General tooth decay
  • Abscessed teeth
Damage such as broken dentures, lost crowns, chipped teeth, loose fillings, etc. should be addressed as soon as possible. Leaving issues such as these untreated can progressively contribute to poor oral health, which can cause serious health issues. So if facing a dental emergency, give us a call at 08 9459 0003 and Dental Annex will address your needs as quickly as possible.

Extractions

Sometimes trauma, gum disease, cracked or broken teeth and tooth decay can be too significant, and despite our best efforts to save the tooth, extraction may be the only option.  No one wants to lose a tooth, but here at Dental Annex, we will make the process as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Just because extraction may be necessary doesn’t mean you have to live with  missing teeth.  We can provide restorative dental options to replace the extracted tooth.
  • Single Impants
  • Multiple Implants
  • Bridges
  • Implant Retained Dentures
  • Standard Dentures
To learn more about extractions or restorative dental options, contact your Dental Annex dentist at 08 9459 0003 and we will address any questions or concerns you may have.

Gentle, Professional Cleanings

People over the age of four or five should visit their dentist for a professional hygiene cleaning at least twice a year. To maintain oral health, it's very important that you stay up to speed on the condition of your teeth, so that if problems are detected, they can be treated early to avoid developing more serious issues. At Dental Annex, we provide comfortable, gentle hygiene cleanings, specifically to detect, deter and prevent gum disease. If we find a cause for concern, we may recommend a deep gum cleaning to remove tartar below the gum line, smooth out surfaces where plaque builds up and eliminate bacterial infection.

Important Reasons to Get Professional Cleanings

  • to detect possible health risks such as oral cancer and gum disease
  • to prevent tooth loss
  • to maintain good physical health
  • to eliminate bad breath
  • to have a brighter, whiter smile
In order to maintain good oral health and a bright smile, please call us today at 08 9459 0003 to schedule a professional hygiene cleaning.

Intraoral Camera

X-rays are an excellent way to diagnose oral health issues; however, with the intraoral camera available at Dental Annex, we can assess your dental needs to an even greater extent. Using the intraoral camera, we can examine areas of your mouth that x-rays cannot show.

What is an Intraoral Camera?

The intraoral camera is small, roughly the size of a standard dental mirror, and features a built-in light source. With this small camera, we can easily identify problems such as tooth decay, cracked or broken fillings, cracked teeth and signs of gum disease among others to help us create an effective treatment plan.

Take a Tour of Your Mouth

Dental Annex also uses the intraoral camera in conjunction with a computer monitor, allowing you to view what’s going on inside your mouth as we examine.

By directly observing the examination, you can now be an active partner in your treatment. Clearly seeing your oral condition will help you make confident treatment decisions.

For more information on the intraoral camera at Dental Annex, call us at 08 9459 0003 today!

Mouth Guards

Custom mouth guards provided by your Dental Annex can be an excellent way to protect your teeth while playing sports. Unlike uncomfortable, bulky traditional boil and bite guards, our customized mouth guards offer a comfortable fit and superior protection. The Australian Dental Association estimates that over 2 million teeth are knocked out from sports related trauma. Our mouth guards can prevent serious injury and save you a lot of pain.

Benefits of Mouth Guards

  • reduces the risk of concussion from lower jaw impacts
  • protects teeth from being knocked out or fractured
  • provides a comfortable fit allowing for natural breathing and speaking
  • prevents jaw fractures by acting as a cushion between upper and lower jaw
  • meets all High School and Collegiate regulations

For more information on customized mouth guards, please call your Dental Annex dentist at 08 9459 0003 today.

Night Guards

If you're experiencing chronic headaches and migraines by involuntary night-time teeth clenching, let Dental Annex dentist help you with a night guard. A night guard is a thin transparent device that is worn over the biting surface of your teeth while you sleep to prevent contact between the upper and lower teeth.

The Night Guard Fitting Process

  • Impressions are taken of your upper and lower teeth to confirm an accurate fit
  • Using your impressions as a mold, the night guard is crafted out of strong, durable plastic
  • When the guard is finished, it is properly fitted to your mouth
  • Simply wear the guard while you sleep every night

Benefits of a Night Guard

  • prevents migraine pain
  • prevents tension-type headache pain
  • can help prevent jaw disorders by relieving pressure
  • prevents teeth grinding and the development of TMD (temporomandibular disorder)

Don't live with painful migraines and headaches. Contact Dental Annex at 08 9459 0003 and learn how a night guard can help you.

Periodontal / Gum Disease Treatment

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, affects number of Australians. It is a painless infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth and is the largest cause of tooth loss. Often, patients do not even know they have periodontal disease.

Since it can lead to serious complications like tooth loss it is important that it is diagnosed and treated. Recent studies also suggest possible relationships between periodontal infection and heart disease, diabetes and increased incidence of pre-term, low-birth weight babies. Recent studies have even indicated a relationship between periodontal disease and pancreatic and oral cancers.

Signs and symptoms of periodontal disease include bleeding, swollen or tender gums, bad breath that doesn’t go away, loose teeth, pus between your teeth and gums, or a change in the way your teeth fit together.

The good news is that detection of periodontal disease is relatively simple, utilizing diagnostic procedures which we will perform.

We have found the most effective treatment for slight to moderate cases of periodontal disease is to perform scaling and root planning (deep cleaning above and below the gum line) in conjunction with a locally administered antibiotic treatment.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is the most feared dental procedure of all. That’s not surprising; in our society, root canals have been characterized as being excruciating and unbearable. Despite this stigma, root canal therapy is actually a pain-free, quick and relatively comfortable procedure. In fact, it relieves your pain and can prevent more complicated oral issues down the road. Here at your Dental Annex dentist, we can put your fears at ease.

What is a Root Canal?

A “root canal” is a term used to describe the natural cavity in the center of a tooth. This area contains a soft area known as the pulp chamber that houses the nerves. If this area becomes irritated or infected due to cavities, trauma or decay, root canal therapy is necessary. If left untreated, the infection can cause an abscess, which can lead to swelling of the face and neck and bone loss around the roots of teeth. Root Canal Therapy

Symptoms of a Root Canal Problem

  • Severe tooth pain and sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Tooth becomes discolored
  • Swollen, tender gums
  • A reoccurring pimple that forms on the gums

Root Canal Therapy Procedure

In years past, root canal treatments would take multiple long visits.
In the treatment:
  • The area around the target tooth is numbed, isolated and sterilized from bacteria
  • The infected tissue is removed, and replaced by a rubber filling material
  • The tooth is then built back up and prepared for a crown

Don’t continue to live in pain or let your fears get the better of you. Call your Dental Annex dentist today, and receive relief in a comfortable, pain-free environment. If finances are an issue, we can work within your budget as well.