General Dentistry is the cornerstone for maintaining good dental health and function.
Here at ConfiDental Care we always recommend patients attend regular examinations to ensure continued dental health and general health. Our check-ups include the following 5 points:
- Examination of soft tissues inside and outside the mouth
- Detailed examination of the teeth
- Examination of the gums
- Mouth cancer screening
- Dental Xrays as appropriate.
Strong teeth need healthy gums and bones for support; gum disease affects our ability to enjoy and live life to the full.
At ConfiDental Care we feel that Professional diagnosis and treatment of Gum Problems is fundamental as it governs the outcome of all Dental Procedures . Successful management is through communication as well as active treatment; we will ‘walk’ you through the whole process.
After care and maintenance is part of the process of improvement and change – we want your ‘newly-treated’ Gums to be a long term success !
Oral Cancer Screening
As part of your examination the Dentist can detect early changes in the mouth which need further investigation. Mouth cancer has a high mortality rate with over 1700 deaths/year. The main problem is lack of early detection. Regular dental checks (especially if you notice a problem) minimise risk.
Tartar build up
Dental causes relate to build up of plaque which contain bacteria which in turn produce undesirable smells. Lifestyle choices like smoking add to this problem. Eating certain foods ( e.g. garlic , onions) can make the breath more pungent. Identifying non-dental causes like certain nasal and gastric conditions are sometimes important to be aware of and may require referral for further investigation.
Power brushing technique
Cleaning under bridges using superfloss
Your Dentist will discuss your wishes and assess the tooth to ensure it is suitable for such treatment first. In some cases where the root canal system is very complicated your Dentist may advise on specialist referral.
Treatment of this is essentially by cleansing and shaping the root canals.
Root Treatments are time-consuming and usually painless; they are associated with a high degree of success and in many cases preferable to losing the tooth.
RCT will weaken the tooth and if successful the Dentist will need to strengthen the tooth afterwards ( usually with a crown) in order to preserve the remaining tooth tissue.
An abscessed tooth can managed with antibiotics however it is important to remember that this is only a temporary measure and the problem will recur without dental treatment.
Many experienced denture wearers are able to cope the level of function it gives them however loose or ill-fitting dentures can cause many dental problems (and even mouth cancer). Your Dentist can discuss the most suitable way forward to improve the fit and stability ( see below)
Always bring your old dentures along with when considering replacement as this will help us with designing your new ones.
Loose Denture problems ?
a) Partial dentures can be stabilised via a number of design features as well as by using the surrounding teeth in various ways.
b) Full Dentures are notoriously loose and while we can ensure an accurate fit stabilisation with ‘mini-implants’ offer an improved outcome. Many of our patients have benefited from the freedom it brings. They are simpler and less costly than traditional ‘full-size’ Implants. Please ask your dentist or book in for a FREE Consultation.