The team at Rye Family Dental Care will listen, advise and guide you in making the best decisions to achieve optimal oral health. Below are some of the common issues we treat and services we offer.
Should you require ongoing or more extensive dental care, our team will consult with you and discuss all the possible treatment options and outcomes.
White Fillings and Old Amalgam Fillings
White Fillings do not contain mercury and are an ideal choice for achieving long term strength in filled teeth. Teeth that are heavily filled with large silver amalgam or mercury fillings are at risk of fracturing because the tooth is spread apart by these traditional filling materials. These teeth can be rebuilt with porcelain inlays, which holds the tooth together as opposed to spreading it apart, preserving the remaining healthy tooth structure allowing teeth to be safely and aesthetically restored achieving a more attractive smile.
In the past:
Silver amalgam or mercury fillings clearly visible and aesthetically unattractive.
White Fillings achieve an aesthetic and natural looking finish whilst avoiding the use of mercury. They also serve to hold the filled teeth together rather than spreading them apart.
At Rye Family Dental Care our aim is to retain your natural tooth whenever possible. However there are times when removing a tooth, that poses a significant risk to your oral health or adjacent teeth in your mouth, is recommended.
We have highly trained and skilled dentists who specialise in tooth removal, making the procedure as comfortable and gentle as possible. Most tooth removal procedures are done in the practice, under local anesthetic. When medical conditions require, or more complicated extractions are needed, a general anaesthetic can be organised in conjunction with the hospital.
If you need to have a tooth extracted, it is important that it is replaced as soon as possible to prevent your other teeth from moving out of alignment. We offer a wide range of tooth replacement options including dental crowns, bridges and dental implants.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
When your wisdom teeth align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not always happen.
The removal of wisdom teeth is necessary when your wisdom teeth are prevented from properly erupting within the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge from the gum and even remain trapped (impacted) beneath the gum and bone. Impacted teeth may take many positions in the bone as they attempt to find a pathway that will allow them to erupt successfully.
Most dentists and oral health specialists will recommend the removal of wisdom teeth, as early extraction will help to eliminate the problems associated with impacted wisdom teeth, such as:
- Bacteria and plaque build-up.
- Development of cysts.
- Tumor development, infection and jaw and gum disease.
- Crowding of the mouth and pushing straight teeth out of alignment.
Emergency treatment and pain relief
We understand that dental pain can be very extreme and debilitating and can occur without warning. We are here to help you now! We have emergency dental care options available to treat dental emergencies promptly and professionally.
If you have a dental accident, or are suffering from a toothache, simply call us now to book in an appointment. We will endeavour to have one of our dentists see you as soon as possible - on the day you call.
If you are currently suffering from a dental emergency or dental pain, please contact us immediately.
At Rye Family Dental Care recommend regular dental examinations every 6 to 12 months. This is vital for your overall oral health, allowing for the detection of any potential complications in their early stage. Regular visits are the key to ensuring your dental treatment is efficient and effective. It allows our dentists and dental hygienists to conduct thorough examinations and a complete review of your overall general health.
What we examine?
- health of your teeth
- condition of your gums and surrounding soft tissue
- your jaw position and occlusion
- how your teeth fit together when you bite
- overall aesthetic look of your teeth
During the examination, we may also schedule a full set of x-rays should they be deemed necessary.
Our expert team at Rye Family Dental Care will be happy to answer any questions you have and to advise you of how to best achieve optimum oral health. Call us today to book an appointment.