What is General Dentistry?

General dentistry deals with the treatment of many different dental diseases and conditions. In short, it is all about preventing tooth decay and gum disease through regular checkups and cleanings.

Benefits of General Dentistry and What Areas Are Covered?

Having a natural-looking smile offers so many benefits. It’s not just about what you see in the mirror every morning when brushing your teeth. Your oral health has direct ties to various aspects of your physical wellbeing, from heart disease risks down to how well you age! Let’s get into these five major benefits associated with general dentistry:
Prevention:Preventative measures are essential when it comes to your teeth. It’s a lot easier to prevent something from happening than fixing an issue once your dentist catches the problem. Prevention can help you avoid cancers and gum problems, which are common dental complications that need treatment, or dentistry services like routine cleanings to remove stains and discolouration to maintain healthy gums (and fresh breath).
Better Health: You’re more susceptible to illnesses when you have oral health issues. It compromises your immune system and can lead to problems throughout the body, like infections or tooth decay. You shoud make it a priority to visit the dentist regularly so that you don’t suffer from these consequences!
Evaluation: By going in for regular checkups every six months, you can help to prevent gum disease. The dentist will look at your teeth and gums, and other soft tissue around your mouth during the evaluation. They may be looking for anything from plaque buildup or inflammation to cavities or crowding of the teeth. During this exam, they’ll let you know if there is a need for dental work that might require filling out paperwork beforehand with an oral surgeon like dental implants surgery.
Early detection of Infections: Dentists using cutting-edge technology can detect common oral health problems like infections and cavities in their earliest stages, which is better for your overall dental health. Early detection of gum disease or cavity formation means you can be treated early to avoid the more severe consequences that arise with these diseases when left untreated.
Restoration: If you have a deep infection that your dentist cannot reverse, they can perform restoration efforts. This includes treating your infection or cavity by adding a filling to your tooth and restoring it to its original condition, so you don’t need any dental work done in the future. Restored teeth are also optimal for stopping infections from spreading through decay!

Why Choose Narre Warren Dental Care for General Dentistry

Tooth decay is a serious problem. Many people don't realize that they have it until it's too late, which can lead to other problems such as tooth loss, tooth pain and gum disease.

Narre Warren Dental Care offers general dentistry in a comfortable environment where patients can feel at ease. We offer a range of treatments, including fillings, root canal therapy, dental check ups, wisdom teeth removal, and extractions to maintain a healthy smile. Our team will work with you to find the best solution for your needs.

Call us today at 03 8774 6546  or book an appointment online now!

Frequently asked questions

Do you have questions about our dental services? We’re here to help! Check out the
answers to some of our most frequently asked questions or browse through below for more information.

Let’s have a look at various types of dentists and how they can help you:-

  • General Dentist:-
    A general dentist is a doctor who takes care of all dental needs, from teeth cleaning to root canals. They work in office, hospital and school settings as well. A General Dentist is usually your first stop if you are looking for any oral health service, including routine checkups or cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers or caps on teeth.
  • Endodontists:-
    Root canal specialists are also known as endodontists. Nerves that are dead, inflamed, or infected can cause excruciating pain when they are sick, dead, or inflamed. Every tooth has a pulp, which is a collection of living cells and blood vessels!
  • Prosthodontist:-
    A dental specialist makes replacement teeth that are removable or non-removable for patients, such as those missing some of their natural teeth. These include porcelain crowns and bridges, full dentures, partial dentures and other various cases involving implants or even jaw reconstruction.
  • Orthodontist:-
    An orthodontist is an expert on crooked teeth. Orthodontists are responsible for designing and installing braces to correct a patient’s misaligned or crowded dental arches, known as malocclusion. It engages with what most people find one of their favourite features – their beautiful smile.
  • Periodontist:-
    A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the gums, teeth and jawbone.
    Periodontal disease starts when harmful bacteria build up below your gum line or on tooth surfaces where it’s not easily cleaned by brushing and flossing. This causes infections that are typically treated with antibiotics to prevent complications such as bone loss or abscesses.
  • Oral surgeon:-
    An oral surgeon is a medical professional who operates on the mouth, jaw and throat. They are a dental specialist with extensive training in wisdom tooth extractions. They are trained in all aspects of dentistry as well as surgical procedures such that they can perform any necessary procedure to ensure your comfort level during their care for you.
    An Oral Surgeon tackles everything from cavities to tumours with skilful precision and quick reaction time because they’re always ready for anything!
  • Pedodontist:-
    Pedodontist is like the pediatricians of teeth. Pediatric dentists specialize in caring for children’s teeth.
    Pedodontics is the branch of dental science that deals with a child’s primary and permanent teeth, as well as their gums’ health. Pediatricians are experts at handling kids-specific issues without making them feel like they’re being singled out or criticized.
  • Prosthodontist:-
    A prosthodontist is a dental specialist who makes replacement teeth that are removable or non-removable for patients, such as those with missing some of their natural teeth. These include porcelain crowns and bridges, full dentures, partial dentures and other various cases involving implants or even jaw reconstruction.

You should schedule an appointment and visit your dentist when any or all of these symptoms are present:

  • A toothache that lasts more than two hours after drinking a cold beverage
  • Tooth sensitivity if you touch it with anything other than water-soaked gauze; this means you might have exposed root surfaces (or even nerve endings) due to gum disease caused by plaque buildup under your gums
  • Several teeth may be sensitive at once—maybe because they’re loose from clenching at night or experiencing grinding during sleep.
  • Preventative dental visits are important to detect problems early, and the Australian Dental Association recommends 6-monthly checkups. These include a scale, x-rays (if necessary), fluoride treatment if needed, and an examination of your mouth for any abnormalities.
  • Jaw pain and constant headaches can be an indicator for a condition pertaining to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) or surrounding facial muscles. This is because it connects the lower jaw while also being a hinge that we use when chewing, eating, and talking.
  • Swelling, redness or bleeding gums are a sign that there may be an issue in your mouth. Check with your dentist if you experience any of these symptoms to determine the underlying cause and prevent gum disease.

Many people enjoy going to the dentist for a variety of reasons. In order to keep your mouth healthy and clean, dentists treat dental issues without requiring surgery, such as fillings and teeth cleanings!

General dentists play an important role in keeping you happy when it comes time for treatment. They focus on preventative care by educating patients about how best to maintain their oral health through regular visits with them.

Dental Restrictions Officially Lifted As of 22/10/21

As advised by Victoria's Chief Health Officer and Premier Daniel Andrews, it is expected that from 11.59 pm Thursday, October 21, 2021, the current COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted for Greater Melbourne.

Lockdown restrictions have now been lifted across Victoria. The Authorised Worker list no longer applies which means that dental practices can return to pre-lockdown settings with no restrictions on patient access to care.

Learn More