As professional health care providers, we see our role as helping you develop and implement effective care routines to keep you healthy, smiling and looking good for life. As a patient, your wellbeing is our highest priority. Modern dentistry can offer you a vast range of options so that your smile is both healthy and also attractive. With new developments in dental medicine, treatments can be conducted with little to no associated pain, from routine oral hygiene examinations, professional cleaning and comprehensive proactive treatment, to joint pain relief and the brilliance of cosmetic dentistry, we can help you enjoy a natural, healthy smile that will last a lifetime.
When necessary, high quality tooth coloured restorations can be placed to restore a defect from decay or other damage.
We go to great lengths to ascertain the correct diagnosis to provide the appropriate treatment for your specific needs. We are happy to explain our findings so that you understand what is being recommended and why.
Where your tooth has been damaged because of dental decay a restoration (filling) is often the best treatment. Our in-house hygienists can help you establish an ongoing program to maintain optimal oral health.
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to erupt, usually between the ages of 17 and 25. Wisdom teeth generally cause problems when they only partially erupt through the gum or when they position themselves improperly.
Bacteria and food particles often collect around an impacted wisdom tooth, causing it, or the next tooth to decay. It is very difficult to remove such decay and infection and pain will usually result.
Pain may also be caused by the pressure of the erupting wisdom tooth against neighbouring teeth. In some cases, this pressure may cause the damage of these teeth.
A cyst (infected fluid-filled pockets) can develop from the soft tissue around an impacted wisdom tooth. Cysts cause bone destruction, jaw expansion and damage or displacement of nearby teeth. The removal of the tooth and cyst is necessary to prevent further bone loss. In rare situations, tumours may develop within these cysts or the jaw may fracture spontaneously if the cyst grows very large.
Incompletely erupted wisdom teeth commonly lead to problems if left untreated. This is particularly true of the lower wisdom teeth. Such problems may occur suddenly, and often at the most inconvenient times.
At Integrity Dental we can assess your situation during a consultation which will include an X-ray to determine the exact nature of your wisdom teeth if they have not yet protruded. As you can see in the images below, these teeth can grow irregularly and as explained above, can cause numerous oral problems. Our experienced dentists will recommend a course of action which can mean extraction at a later date. Extraction will often incorporate the use of numbing injection in the general immediate area and removal of problematic wisdom teeth followed by healing promotion techniques. Our dentists will like to phone you to make sure you are comfortable, and that healing is on course.Book Now