AUSTINS GENERAL DENTIST
WE OFFER A COMPLETE RANGE OF SERVICES
WHAT IS A GENERAL DENTIST?
Our general dentists are the primary oral health care providers for patients of all ages. As your general dentist, we are responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, and coordination of services to meet your oral health needs.
DENTAL CLEANINGS AND PREVENTION
Our teeth cleaning services go hand-in-hand with dental illness prevention. While we carry out a cleaning procedure, we will also examine your teeth for early indications of broken fillings and fractures. Our cleaning services help you prevent gum diseases and, ultimately, tooth loss.
One of the biggest causes of dental problems is plaque, which is a soft, sticky layer of bacteria that accumulates on your teeth if you don’t follow a proper cleaning routine. Plaque build-up can result in yellow teeth and bad breath.
When the bacteria in the plaque layer consumes the sugars that you eat, it secretes an acid that damages tooth enamel, causing cavities and tooth decay. If you don’t remove plaque from your teeth regularly, the layer can harden to form tartar, which can also be detrimental to your dental health.
Tartar that forms beneath your gum line can result in gum inflammation and irritation; a condition called gingivitis. If left untreated, you will start experiencing chronic pain and gum abscesses, and the bones that support your teeth may deteriorate and result in tooth loss.
Many people make the mistake of skipping tooth cleaning procedures because their teeth appear ok and they don’t experience any pain. Skipping one professional cleaning session can, however, increase your risk of poor general dental hygiene, tooth decay, and gum disease.
Contact 04 Dental to schedule a thorough and professional tooth cleaning session.
DENTAL X-RAYS AND EXAMS
If you haven’t been to the dentist for a while, or if this is the first time you are visiting 04 Dental, we may take an x-ray.
X-rays reveal problems that are not always apparent during standard examinations.
We may also take x-rays if we suspect that you may suffer from developmental abnormalities or periodontal disease, which are infections of the structures around the teeth. Although dental x-rays are relatively safe regarding radiation exposure, we will not carry out an x-ray if we don’t feel that it is necessary.
If we have good reason to believe that you may suffer from an underlying dental condition that can potentially be detrimental to your oral and general health, an x-ray will provide us with sufficient information to allow us to make a suitable recommendation regarding further tests or treatment.