Treating tooth decay at your dental Coorparoo
You must visit your dentist regularly to make sure that your teeth and gums are clean, healthy and free of disease. The longer you avoid your dentist, the more complicated any dental issues may become. Tooth decay and gum disease are common issues that are presented here at our dental Coorparoo. The more these issues are allowed to progress without medical intervention, the greater the impact it will have and the more complicated the treatment will be.
If you are suffering from tooth decay, then you may need a filling to remove or replace the decayed part of your tooth. Here at Brisbane Laser Dentist, we can offer different types of fillings depending on your personal preferences and dental requirements. The most common type of filling is dental amalgam, which is made from a mixture of different metals and is strong and hard-wearing. This type of filling has a silver appearance and may be visible in the mouth. If you are looking for a more discreet option, then you may wish to find out about composite fillings, which are tooth-coloured and, therefore, much more difficult to notice.
Root canal therapy
If left untreated, tooth decay can progress quite rapidly, and root canal treatment may need to be carried out if the decay has affected your nerves. However, rest assured that this is a popular treatment here at our dental Coorparoo, and we will ensure that any process is carried out with your comfort and ease in mind. Root canal treatment involves removing bacteria from inside the tooth, filling the root canal and sealing the tooth; this can help repair your tooth and prevent further complications. With good dental hygiene, a root canal can increase the life of your tooth by approximately 10 years. We are here to help you achieve better dental health and a happier and more beautiful smile.
Unfortunately, we are sometimes not able to save a tooth regardless of whether it was affected by tooth decay or gum disease, and you may need to undergo a tooth extraction to prevent further damage and complications. If you have had to undergo a tooth extraction or you have lost a tooth, then you need to speak to our dental Coorparoo and find out about tooth replacement options.
Here at Brisbane Laser Dentist, we are proud to offer you dental implants at our clinic. Dental implants are the gold standard of tooth replacement therapy, and they can provide a permanent solution to your missing teeth. Dental implants can take time, ranging from approximately 3 to 4 months, before you have a permanent fixture for your missing tooth. They are designed to be embedded directly into your jawbone, and depending on your dental requirements, you may choose to have a crown, bridge or a full set of dentures to replace your missing tooth. Speak to our team at Brisbane Laser Dentist today, and let us assess your dental health and find out what treatments are necessary for you.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.