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Dental Tooth Filling - Maroubra

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What Is A Filling?

Once a tooth has been damaged by decay, the decay will continue to spread if not treated. A filling is a pain-free way to repair any damaged tooth, restoring it back to its normal shape and function while stopping any more bacteria from attacking the tooth.

During your dental check-up we use a small mirror to examine the surfaces of each tooth and X-rays help us to determine if you have a cavity that needs to be filled.


What Is The Tooth Filling Procedure?

Before we give you a filling, we numb the area, remove any decay from the tooth and give the affected area a thorough clean - disinfecting and then drying the tooth before adding the filling.

Once the cavity of the tooth is cleaned, we fill the cavity with a special material. After a few minutes the filling has hardened, then we shape the material so that it looks and feels like a natural tooth.


Oral Care and Fillings

If you want your dental fillings to last a long time, you need to take care of them. A visit to the dentist for a check-up and clean must be scheduled at least once a year.

Good oral hygiene and regular dental exams are necessary to prevent further problems.


Call Today – Maroubra Dentist

No referral is required. Simply make an appointment.
Our goal at Total Dental Care Maroubra is to give you a beautiful, healthy and confident smile.
Call us at the surgery today on (02) 9344 4433, or you can contact us online



Dental Root Canal – Maroubra Dentist

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What Is Root Canal Treatment

Root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. Millions of teeth are saved every year through root canal treatment.

You would need Root Canal treatment if the dental pulp in the root canal has been damaged or diseased. The pulp is a soft thread-like tissue in the centre of the tooth that contains blood vessels and nerves.


What Does Root Canal Treatment involve?

Root Canal requires a few dental appointments.

The first stage involves clearing out the dental pulp from the root canal. This is done by making an opening through the back of the tooth.

The root canal is then cleaned and enlarged in preparation to be filled.

A special material is inserted into the root canal and sometimes that includes a rod for structural support. Then the root canal is sealed with cement.


How Long Will the Restored Tooth Last?

A root canal treated tooth usually lasts a lifetime with proper care. It depends primarily on the quality of the individual’s oral hygiene.

Good oral hygiene and regular dental exams are necessary to prevent further problems.


Call Today – Maroubra Dentist

No referral is required. Simply make an appointment.
Our goal at Total Dental Care Maroubra is to give you a beautiful, healthy and confident smile.
Call us at the surgery today on (02) 9344 4433, or you can contact us online



Gum Disease – Maroubra Dentist

What is Periodontal Gum Disease?

Gum disease is an infection of the gum tissue. It is commonly referred to as periodontal disease. If not treated, it can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth.


What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease is caused by plaque build-up and bacteria due to a lack of effective brushing and flossing. The plaque and bacteria lead to toxins and poison.

By scheduling regular dental check-up (preventative dentistry), gum disease can be avoided. If you do have early stage gum disease it can be treated before it leads to a much more serious condition.


What Are The Stages Of Gum Disease?

The early stages of gum disease are called Gingivitis. If you have Gingivitis you would probably notice some bleeding during teeth brushing. If you notice bleeding when you brush, make an appointment to see us straight away, at this early stage it is easy to treat as the bone has not yet been affected.

Think about it; if your hands bled every time you washed them, you would not ignore it. So if the problem happens in your mouth, don’t ignore it. Make an appointment.

If the gum disease is not treated it can progress to the next irreversible stage called “Periodental”. The infection damages the bone and the tissue that connects the gum to the roots of the tooth.

If gum disease is not treated, the infection will get worse and in time the bone anchoring the teeth in the jaw dissolves, making the teeth loose. Eventually the teeth will fall out or need to be removed.

If your gum disease progresses to Periodontal disease it is irreversible. Regular dental check-ups are important.


Call Today – Maroubra Dentist

No referral is required. Simply make an appointment.
Our goal at Total Dental Care Maroubra is to give you a beautiful, healthy and confident smile.
Call us at the surgery today on (02) 9344 4433, or you can contact us online



Sensitive Teeth – Maroubra Dentist

What Is Tooth Sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity is very common. It’s estimated that one in three adults suffer pain due to sensitive teeth forcing them to avoid consuming cold foods and hot drinks.

Sensitive teeth (Dentin Hypersensitivity) are usually caused by the erosion of enamel (the hard outer layer of the tooth), which leaves the dentin less protected. The dentin contains tiny nerve endings that run down into the tooth root. Also, receding gums can leave the dentin and tooth root exposed.

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

  • Hot or cold foods and drinks.
  • Grinding teeth and clenching.
  • Aggressive brushing, too much brushing.
  • Poor oral hygiene, allowing bacteria to destroy the enamel.
  • Brushing with abrasive toothpaste or teeth whitening paste.
  • Receding gums due to aging or improper brushing and oral care.
  • A chipped or damaged tooth, exposing the dentin and nerves.

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How To Treat Tooth Sensitivity?

The first thing is to identify what has caused your enamel erosion, creating your sensitivity. So make an appointment with us. At Total Dental Care Maroubra, we are professionals and we’ll identify the cause and offer the best solution for your situation.

If you are suffering from dental pain make an appointment to see us immediately. Also start using a very soft-bristled brush and use toothpaste specifically designed to help lower teeth sensitivity.


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Wisdom Teeth Specialist – Maroubra Dentist

Problematic Wisdom Teeth Should Be Removed

Most adults have 4 wisdom teeth. These are molars, positioned at the very back of the mouth. They are usually the last to come through the gum, appearing during the late teens or early 20s (17-to-25 years of age). Some wisdom teeth don’t cause any issues and erupt normally.

If wisdom teeth come through and there is enough room, there will be minor discomfort and they will likely end up in a useful position. If they are causing pain, then they are usually doing damage and a dentist should be seen immediately.

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Problems Wisdom Teeth Can Cause

There are many common problems with Wisdom Teeth. They can develop a cyst, an infection, or the most common issues are caused when there is not enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to come through (erupt).

When there is not enough room in the jaw, wisdom teeth can damage the next tooth by grinding on it and causing tooth decay and gum infections.

Another common problem with wisdom teeth pushing their way through when there isn’t enough room, is the overcrowding of the teeth. Pushing the other teeth closer together affects a person’s bite and creates crooked teeth, ruining a person’s smile.

Removal Of Wisdom Teeth

During an examination we will take X-rays to make an assessment of your Wisdom Teeth and determine the best treatment plan. In some situations, just a small amount of the gum needs to be cut to allow the Wisdom Tooth to come through correctly.

If the wisdom teeth have to be removed, sometimes it’s as straightforward as removing any other tooth. During your consultation with us we’ll be able to determine what treatment plan is best for you. This can include having the procedure done under local anaesthetic or under intravenous sedation in our dental chair. In some extreme cases the wisdom teeth are removed under general anaesthetic in a hospital.

NOTE: The younger you are when having wisdom teeth removed the better, as the surrounding bone is softer and the tooth roots are not fully developed.

It’s normal to have some minor swelling for a few days after the extraction. You can apply a cold pack to your cheeks and take painkillers, but do not exceed the maximum dose.


Call Today – Maroubra Dentist

No referral is required. Simply make an appointment.
Our goal at Total Dental Care Maroubra is to give you a beautiful, healthy and confident smile.
Call us at the surgery today on (02) 9344 4433, or you can contact us online



Dental Grinding Appliances - Maroubra

What Is Grinding (Bruxism)?

Teeth grinding and clenching is common and it is involuntary. It usually happens during sleep, so most people are completely unaware that they are grinding and only come to realise it when they are told by a friend, partner or parent of the noise the following morning.

Common causes are stress, anxiety, drug use (particularly amphetamines), having an imperfect bite, pain and extreme mental concentration.

The bad news is that clenching and grinding cause damage to your teeth. The good news is that we can help. If you think you grind your teeth, make an appointment and we’ll assess the damage and prescribe a solution.


Treatment for Teeth Grinding

As most grinding occurs during your sleep, the most common solution is the use of a special mouth guard to wear at night so that the guard is worn down instead of your teeth.

Other common treatments provided for grinders are the repair of a damaged tooth and the fixing of fillings that are too high and causing an incorrect bite.

If your grinding is the result of suffering from psychological stress you should consider speaking to your doctor or undertaking exercise, stress management and practising relaxation techniques.

Our goal at Total Dental Care Maroubra is to give you a beautiful, healthy and confident smile.


Call Today – Maroubra Dentist

No referral is required. Simply make an appointment.
Call us at the surgery today on (02) 9344 4433, or you can contact us online



Dentures Specialist - Maroubra

Dentures Can Rebuild Your Smile

If you’ve lost your teeth due to age or an accident, dentures can revive your smile providing healthy, natural looking teeth.

Here at Total Dental Care, we provide a complete denture service. If you’ve lost some or all of your teeth, we can help you regain your natural smile.

Our goal at Total Dental Care Maroubra is to give you a beautiful, healthy and confident smile.


There Are 2 Types Of Dentures

FULL DENTURE

Replaces all teeth in the upper jaw, lower jaw, or both. A full set of dentures supports the facial structure so lips and cheeks don’t sag, resulting in a confident and natural smile.

PARTIAL DENTURE

Replaces one or more missing teeth and is clasped to the existing teeth. This makes eating easier. Replacing missing teeth significantly improves your smile and confidence.


Custom Fit For A Perfect Smile

During your personalised consultation with us, we will examine your suitability for dentures.

Each set of dentures is individually designed by our dentists and our dental technician so they are perfect for your individual needs. You’ll get the exact dentures that you want and need, including your choice of tooth style and colour.
The service will require 3-to-4 appointments as the dentures are made and improved in stages.

NOTE: Dentures should not cause pain or interfere with your speech and eating. But for the first few days you will be getting used to your new dentures so be patient. This could include gum soreness, and may affect your speech for a few days, but it will soon pass. If any discomfort persists, let us know so we can make adjustments.


Call Today – Maroubra Dentist

No referral is required. Simply make an appointment.
Our goal at Total Dental Care Maroubra is to give you a beautiful, healthy and confident smile.
Call us at the surgery today on (02) 9344 4433, or you can contact us online

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