High quality personalised dental care
Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment)
Symptoms of damage:
- A diseased tooth may cause inflammation or infection.
- The symptoms of a damaged or diseased tooth may include:
- Sensitivity to hot and cold drinks and foods
- Pain when biting or chewing
- Loosening of the tooth
- Swelling of the gum near the affected tooth
- Oozing of pus surrounding the affected tooth
- Facial swelling
- Sometimes, a tooth may become damaged or diseased without presenting any symptoms. In these cases, the problem is usually diagnosed by x-rays during a dental assessment or treatment for other dental concerns.
However problems can commonly arise with this joint resulting in headaches, back and neck pain, facial pain and stiffness. Often these symptoms are caused by the grinding of our teeth and in many cases this occurs during our sleep so we don’t even realise we are doing it.
One of the ways that we treat problems with TMJ at The Dental Practice in Bathurst is through the implementation of special night guards or splints. These are designed to be worn throughout the night and help to reduce the effects of TMJ pain is by fixing your jaw in the optimal position.
If you are experiencing any pain or stiffness in your jaw, please contact The Dental Practice in Bathurst to arrange a consultation.
Some of the most common reasons for oral surgery include:
- Wisdom teeth extraction if the teeth are severely impacted
- Bone or soft tissue grafts to enable the placement of implants
- Severe endodontic (root canal) treatment
- Oral cancer removal
- Treating Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJ)
- Apicectomies – where a portion of the root of a tooth is removed to combat infection or trauma
- Tooth Exposure and gold chain placement for orthodontic treatment
Contact our friendly team at The Dental Practice in Bathurst to find out more about our oral surgery procedures or to arrange a consultation.
Gum disease (periodontal disease) damages the gums and limits their ability to protect teeth. This is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Sufferers of gum disease are also at higher risk of developing a variety of other conditions which can affect your overall health as bacteria from the gums can enter the blood stream and travel to major organs, starting new infections.
Research shows that people with inadequate oral health are more likely to develop numerous other fatal conditions. The risk of cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease or experiencing a fatal heart attack is doubled, if you also suffer from periodontal disease (gum disease).
Oral hygiene and routine dental assessments are essential for good dental and overall health. Dental consultations should be scheduled six monthly for a thorough oral assessment and clean.
If you feel that you may be experiencing issues with your gums or are suffering from periodontal disease, contact our team in Bathurst to arrange a consultation and stop if before it spreads.
Stop Snoring / Sleep Aponea
Snoring occurs when the muscles in our mouth and throat fail to function normally. This can lead to loud vibrations in our air passage and the noise we know as snoring. However, despite being annoying to ourselves and anyone sharing a bed with us, snoring can also be a sign of the more serious condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA.). This occurs when there is a blockage in our throat so severe that it causes our muscles to spasm, which temporarily awaken us until we resume normal breathing and fall asleep again. This process can occur multiple times throughout a single night without us even realising.
At The Dental Practice in Bathurst our dental team can assess your situation to determine if you require a dental appliance to help your jaw stay in the optimal position while you sleep, in order to prevent snoring and OSA.
If you are a snorer (or someone else thinks you are) contact our friendly team in Bathurst to discuss your snoring.