Happy gas or laughing gas has been around for a long time and still has it's place in dentistry today - click here to learn how?
Humility and wisdom usually come with age and maturity and so too do wisdom teeth. You can expect your first molars to appear from age six, your second molars around age twelve and then your third molars, commonly called ‘wisdom teeth,’ emerge anytime between the age of seventeen to twenty-five.
Are you one of those people who put off going to the dentist, sometimes for years due to the fear of possibly having to undergo painful dental procedures?
There are times when even the excellent forms of sedation we can offer in the practice are not suitable. We understand that each person’s phobias and medical conditions are unique, after our initial consultation with you (and your medical physician if required) we may recommend that a general anaesthetic might be the most suitable way to complete the majority of your dental work.
Tooth pain? Don’t wait!! We see all too often people in pain. Today I will give you symptoms and some possible causes of tooth pain. In all cases it would be best to pop in and see our experienced team for us to take a look or possibly an x-ray as early detection can save you emotionally, physically and financially in the long run. The best time to treat dental problems is BEFORE they cause any pain. Both types of dental disease we commonly treat (cavities and gum disease) are PAINLESS in the early stages! That's why we stress the importance of regular preventative hygiene appointments. Sensitivity to hot or cold foods and liquids may indicate a dental problem that we can catch early. Such sensitivity may be due to gum recession, teeth grinding, a loose filling or an area of active decay.
We are a 1-stop-shop for your wisdom teeth troubles. We can do the X-rays, we have the right practitioner and 'twilight' sedation.
We are the only practice in the Gold Coast that offers the in-house services of an anesthetist. If you find the idea of the dentist frightening, this will be for you.
Tooth pain can take many different forms, but you don't have to put up with it. Neither should you ignore it. If it is really bad, we make time to see you ASAP.
We generally strive to keep most teeth, However, if we have to remove a tooth, we make the process pain-free and can even offer sedation.
TMJ is the jaw joint. TMJ disorders may cause pain or restless sleep. Come in and talk to Dr Kate if you feel you could be suffering from a TMJ disorder, we can help.