Dental Check Ups & Treatment Planning
Regular dental check ups are valuable to the long-term health of your teeth and gums. By visiting our dentists every 6 to 12 months we can help you catch minor complaints before they become major conditions. We also recommend you have your teeth cleaned during these visits. This preventative treatment not only saves you unnecessary discomfort in painful dental complaints, it saves you money in treatment costs as well.
If your check-up reveals an abnormality that requires treatment, our dentists will discuss your treatment options with you and provide you with an estimate on treatment costs. At any stage, you are welcome to ask questions about your treatment so you have a better understanding of what our dentists are recommending.
We specialise in white fillings (composite resin), which are an aesthetically pleasing alternative to silver filings (dental amalgam). We blend together a mix of tooth-coloured ceramic and plastic to best-match the shade of our patients teeth. As dental technology has improved, so has the strength and durability of this dental treatment, with white fillings offering a visually appealing and long-term solution to cavity repair.
We carry out a comprehensive range of cosmetic dentistry to assist in both the functionality and the aesthetic appeal of your teeth. To discuss which options best suit your needs, contact our helpful staff for further information.
- Crowns - Also known as tooth caps or dental caps, they are used to rebuild broken teeth.
- Bridgework - Fill in the gaps of missing teeth by permanently attaching an artificial tooth to the remaining teeth.
- Implants - These consist of an artificial root implanted into the jawbone and a crown attached to the root post.
- Veneers - Fine porcelain covers bonded to the front surface of your teeth and used to change tooth colour.
- Bleaching - A method to whiten discoloured and aged teeth. Removes darkness and stains, making teeth whiter and brighter.
- Rapid Smiles Treatment - An inexpensive option to braces, this method can straighten crooked teeth in as little as 4 -6 months.
Root Canal Treatment
When tooth pulp (nerve) dies or becomes inflamed, we perform a root canal to alleviate pain and save the tooth. The procedure involves removing the infected pulp, cleaning out the root canal, then filling and sealing it with a biocompatible material. Sometimes a crown may be required to complete the procedure in order to avoid a future tooth fracture.
Extractions & Wisdom Teeth Removal
Sometimes there is no saving the tooth. Whether it is from infection, trauma, or space limitations, tooth extraction may be required. This is usually a simple and pain-free procedure. A numbing agent is applied to the area and the tooth is removed quickly using a specialised tool. This is a pain-free process although you will be aware of a mild pulling sensation as the tooth is extracted.
The procedure of removing wisdom teeth can be more complex, depending on the position and condition of the wisdom teeth. After a proper examination our dentist will be able to advise you of what needs to be done to remove your tooth.
Gum Disease & Treatment
Healthy gums don't bleed. If your gums bleed it is a sign they are not healthy and require attention. At our Newcastle dental clinics we can diagnose the cause of your gum problems and provide the necessary therapeutic treatment. Gum disease can be the cause of bad breath and indicative of an associated illness. Let us determine the best course of action for you and contact our dental clinic today.
Temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJ or TMD, is a disorder within the jaw joint and is responsible for causing pain throughout the joint and surrounding muscles. It can range from a mild discomfort, to life-altering pain and dysfunction. Severe cases can result in obstructed eating and drinking and negatively impact on the health of the patient.
Signs you may need to be checked for TMJ:
- Pain in the jaw, neck and face
- Stiff jaw muscles
- Pain in the jaw joint
- Painful clicking and popping in the jaw joint
- Limited movement or a locking jaw
Our dentists are experienced in treating TMJ disorders and can assist you with a level of treatment that is best suited to your individual needs. If you suspect you may suffer from TMJ disorder, contact us today to explore your options for pain relief and treatment.
Dentures are a removable set of teeth, otherwise known as 'false teeth'. These prosthetic devices are crafted to replace missing teeth. Dr Johnson has extensive experience in producing precise, well-fitting dentures that are safe, durable and complimentary to your smile.
We provide a range of orthodontic services to assist in treating alignment abnormalities and bite concerns. Following your initial consultation, Dr Johnson will clearly outline the course of treatment for you, including estimated timeframes and treatment costs. See our Orthodontics page for further information or contact our helpful staff to book your appointment.