General Dentistry in Kew East, Melbourne
Helping You Have a Healthy Relationship with Your Teeth
Preventive Dental Services
In order to maintain the health of your smile, prevention of dental disease and maintaining good oral health is essential.
Regular visits to the dentist allow early detection of cavities, tooth decay, enamel wear, and gum disease. We tell you how to avoid dental problems in the future so that you have less dental treatment and keep your teeth for life.
Dental Hygiene Appointments
While a good home practise of brushing and flossing is essential, stubborn stains, plaque, and tartar can still build up. Visiting the hygienist for a scale and polish will ensure your teeth and gums are in great shape and help prevent problems such gingivitis (bleeding gums) and dental cavities.
We show you how to maintain good oral hygiene that will improve your gum health and the longevity of your teeth.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment, or endodontic treatment, is required to repair and save a tooth that’s badly decayed or infected. It involves opening the tooth, removing the damaged pulp inside, cleaning, filling, and sealing the tooth.
Our root canal treatment can save your tooth, which will remain without a living nerve, so you can be pain-free and your smile will remain cosmetically intact. Your tooth will be more brittle than a tooth that still contains a nerve. In many cases, we will recommend a dental crown to protect your tooth and prolong its function.
Involuntary clenching, grinding, and gnashing of teeth, usually at night, is called bruxism. If severe, it can lead to jaw disorders, headaches, damaged teeth, neck or shoulder pain, ringing in the ears, and other problems.
Depending on the severity of your situation, we may recommend a splint or mouthguard. In some cases, dental correction is needed, which could look like reshaping the chewing surfaces of your teeth or using crowns, braces, or oral surgery to correct your bite and properly align your jaw.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
For those who’ve been properly diagnosed by means of a sleep study to have OSA (obstructive sleep apnea), treatment may include the fitting of an oral device such as a mandibular advancement splint (MAS). Looking similar to a mouth guard, this dental appliance is placed on the teeth at night to reposition the jaw and tongue so the airway opens up, meaning less risk of vibration (snoring) or obstruction.
Quality restorative sleep is essential to the healthy function of every system in the body.
Do You Experience Dental Anxiety?
We understand that some people have a phobia about visiting the dentist. For patients who’d prefer to be sedated through the procedure, we now offer sleep dentistry with convenient appointments each month. We offer IV sedation based on your current health and your needs.
Do You Have Questions?
If you have questions about our Kew East dental clinic and the services we offer or you wish to arrange your next dental appointment, we invite you to call us and arrange an exam with Dr Baker Hamdi, Dr Nada Aboush, or one of our other skilled practitioners.