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dentist in South Lake
Today, dental technology has improved that help dental professionals use more advanced dental treatments that can enhance the appearance and health of your teeth.
Our General Dentistry Services at South Lake Smiles
Scale and clean
Extractions can take just a minute or two depending on the roots of the tooth. In some cases, including those with roots spread out or those who need a surgical extraction, the procedure may take longer.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure that extracts one or more wisdom teeth, which are the four permanent adult teeth situated in the top and bottom back of the mouth.
Teeth Grinding Treatment
Gum Disease Treatment
The goal of each treatment is to remove the infection from the spaces surrounding the teeth and prevent additional bone and tissue deterioration.
Dental fillings can be used to treat teeth that have worn out, decayed, or damaged.
Dental fillings are a hard material used to restore teeth by filling in holes caused by tooth damage.
Why Choose South Lake Smiles
As Your Next Dentist
South Lake Smiles provides you with all of your general dentistry needs. General dentists provide preventive and restorative dental services, including teeth cleanings, fillings, root canals and crowns. We also offer more complex procedures such as wisdom tooth removal or jaw surgery.
If you’re looking for a dental service for your needs, our team we’ll be glad to work with you and discuss the treatment option that is suitable for you. Contact us at (08) 6495 4004!
Frequently Asked Questions
Here at South Lake Smiles, we want to ensure all of your questions are answered and you understand your treatment before we begin.
Below we have included some of the more frequent questions we receive in the practice.
During your dental appointment with us, you can expect an oral examination where our dentist will check your teeth, jaws, bite, gums, and oral tissues to ensure proper growth and development. If necessary, a light cleaning will be performed, followed by polishing teeth and removing plaque. The dentist may give a brief demonstration on how to properly use floss and fluoride.
If any oral health issues are detected during your checkup, the dentist will prescribe the best next steps and determine the necessary treatment plan.
You need a mouthguard to protect your teeth from sports-related injuries or if you grind or clench your teeth while you sleep. Mouthguards can also prevent snoring and relieve obstructive sleep apnea symptoms.
We often recommend root canal therapy to save and preserve your original tooth. During the procedure the dentist will remove the infected tooth pulp and other dead tissues. Most common early signs that you need root canal therapy may include the following:
- Severe pain while chewing or biting
- Tooth sensitivity
- Loose tooth
- Deep oral cavity
- Tooth discolouration
Most individuals should visit the dentist twice a year or every six months. During a dental check-up, patients are examined by a dentist. They will talk to you about dental care, and answer your questions. Check-ups are essential not just for cleaning, but also for detecting any problems early.
Regular dental checkup ensures your dentist can detect early signs of decay, check for problems you cannot see or feel, and address any other oral health issues you may be experiencing. Early interventions can save you from undergoing more intensive dental procedures.
The costs at the dentist may vary since there are no fixed fees that clinics must follow in Australia for treatments such as a general exam, x-ray, or cleaning.
According to the Australian Dental Association, an average regular dental check up may range from $215 to $400. This may include the scale, cleaning, and flouride treatment. There may also be additional costs for other dental treatment.
Factors that can affect the cost of your dental procedure
Some factors that can affect the cost of your dental procedure may include but are not limited to the following:
- The location of the dental clinic
- Required dental treatment.
- The severity of the dental problem.
- Other laboratory fees.