General Dentistry Bankstown
Did you know that regular dental check-ups are an important part of staying on top of your general health?
Six-monthly appointments are recommended so that your dentist can identify and fix any emerging problems – not just for your teeth but also for you gums, jaw and general oral health.
Why is going to the dentist important?
While it can seem tempting to put off going to the dentist until something starts to hurt, the reality is that neglecting your oral health can cause more significant problems in the long run.
When caught early, problems such as tooth decay and gum disease can be simple to fix.
Tooth decay can lead to fillings, crowns, bridges, and tooth extraction.
Gum disease, which is simple to treat in its early stages, can also become much more significant if left for too long. It can need interventions across multiple appointments and even require surgery. Gum disease has also been linked to serious outcomes such as heart disease and stroke.
How does general dentistry help?
A general dentist can provide services including professional cleans and other preventions to help you stay on top of your oral hygiene.
• Identifying tooth decay (often through X-rays)
• Gum care
• Wisdom teeth
• Denture fitting
• Crowns and bridges
• Cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening
• Dental implants.
A dentist can also play a key role in providing information and education on how to take care of your teeth and gums and how to prevent oral health problems in the future.
What happens at a check-up?
When you go to your dentist for a check-up, you can expect the appointment to start with a check of every tooth for decay or damage. As part of this process, your dentist may take x-rays of your mouth to ensure that your gums and the roots of your teeth are free of infection and other issues.
Depending upon the findings of this initial examination, your dentist will discuss their recommendations with you. This may be as straightforward as providing you with some advice around your dental health routine or discussing the impact of diet on oral health. It may also involve a discussion around treatments that are required now to protect your long-term dental health.
If this is the case, the dentist will talk to you about any problems they found and will explain what your treatment options are. In some cases, small treatments may be carried out at that appointment.
In most cases, however, the dentist will ask you to book in a subsequent appointment (or appointments) to carry out the recommended treatment.
What about cosmetic dentistry?
If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry, you will need to start by visiting your general dentist first. A dentist will need to do a thorough check up and a professional clean to make sure there are no existing problems that could interfere with your cosmetic procedure.
This is recommended regardless of what type of cosmetic procedure you’re having done.
Why choose Centre Court Dental?
Choosing the right dentist is important. After all, you need a dentist whose experience and expertise you can trust. At Centre Court Dental in Bankstown, Dr. Larry Coleman and his team have been helping Sydney residents for over 25 years, so you know you can expect compassionate, expert care.
Skilled dentists will take the time to understand your needs and concerns, and to develop an oral health plan that will suit your situation.
If you have concerns about your oral health, or if you are due for a check-up, don’t put it off any longer.
Contact Centre Court Dental in Bankstown on 02 9790 4998 to book your appointment today. You’ll be glad you did.