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General Dentistry

At Dr Tran’s Dental Practice, we provide comprehensive dental care. We believe that routine 6 monthly check ups and maintaining a good oral hygiene routine is important to reducing the development of gum disease and tooth decay, keeping your teeth healthy.

Examinations

 Regular thorough dental examinations allow for any potential problems to be identified and rectified in their early stages before they become serious, painful and costly dental problems.

Scale and Clean

Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with a professional dental clean.

 

Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins that inflame the gums. This inflammation is known as gingivitis which can lead to periodontal disease.

 

Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is a mineral that helps prevent tooth decay. After a scale and clean, a high concentrate fluoride is applied to the surface of teeth. After the treatment, we will advise patients not to rinse for 30 minutes to allow the teeth to absorb the fluoride.

Xrays

Dental x-rays are essential diagnostic tools that provide valuable information, sometimes not visible during a regular dental exam. Following an examination, Dr Tran will advise you if there is a need for further examination with the use of x-rays.

Teeth Extractions

Teeth removal is a procedure carried out for various reasons, from a requirement to provide space for orthodontic treatment, or when badly decayed teeth are beyond saving and are causing pain, or when they are problematic wisdom teeth.

 

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to emerge on both sides of the upper and lower jaws. Occasionally they encounter problems due to insufficient space in the jaw, or they may grow at the wrong angle leading to only partial emergence. Partially emerged teeth create a pocket of gum that is difficult to clean, leading to infections. Impaction can also occur when a tooth pushes into another object, for example gum, bone or a wisdom tooth growing into the tooth in front. This may cause pressure resorption of the roots of these teeth, eventually leading to the loss of these healthy and functioning teeth.