Shell Cove Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

We are happy to answer questions about our services and procedures.

These are a selection of some common questions that patients have. If your question isn't answered here, please contact our dental clinic. It's important to us that our patients understand their dental care.

 

Children's Dentistry

We know that convenience is important for today’s busy families. That is why we offer dentistry for the whole family including your children. We begin seeing kids at a young age to make sure they have a healthy dental foundation.

Root Canal Therapy

When the interior of your tooth is infected, it can cause a lot of pain and is likely to damage the nerve. If left untreated, the infection could spread to other teeth. Root canal therapy removes the infection and relieves the pain, restoring the tooth and allowing us to save it.

*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner

The techniques used to perform root canal treatment have advanced considerably, making this routine procedure no more uncomfortable or inconvenient than a filling.

Many people who need root canal therapy are currently in pain, and a root canal will help to relieve your pain and save your tooth. After your procedure, you may experience some swelling and discomfort, but this will soon go away as you heal.

*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner

Periodontal Disease

Coming in for regular cleanings will help keep your gums in great shape, but what you do at home matters as well. Brush twice daily and floss every evening. Our team will be happy to show you proper brushing and flossing techniques.

Other steps you can take to prevent gum disease include:

  • Don't smoke or chew tobacco.
  • Eat a healthy diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Use an antiseptic mouthwash. We'll be happy to recommend one.
  • If you have a health condition that can affect your dental health such as diabetes, heart disease, or cancer, please let us know so that we can take extra steps to help keep your gums healthy.

Extractions

Wisdom teeth have no impact on your ability to chew food or to speak correctly. Wisdom teeth, located at the back of your mouth on the upper arch and lower jaw, don't always erupt correctly, may crowd adjacent teeth and can cause pain and discomfort. 

We invite you to book an exam if your wisdom teeth are causing problems. 

*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner

Smile Makeover

We offer a range of cosmetic dentistry services such as veneers, porcelain crowns, bonding using tooth-coloured composite and even Invisalign.

All our of dentistry is done with an eye toward aesthetics. We know that it's important that your teeth are both healthy and attractive. We also provide smile make overs using Digital Smile Design (DSD) so that you can see your new smile before you decide to proceed with the treatment

If you'd like to find out which of our services can help you meet your goals, call our dental practice to book your consultation.

*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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