General Dentistry in Mouth Waverley, VIC
At Mount Waverley Smiles, we are committed to providing quality dental care in Mount Waverley, VIC. We offer a safe, welcoming environment and take the time to understand your dental needs and desires. Additionally, we help you make informed decisions about your dental care to ensure that you maintain good oral health for life.
Mount Waverley Smiles is built on integrity, empathy, quality, longevity and long-term relationships. We also believe that the best oral health starts with prevention and is sustained through general dentistry services.
Preventive Dentistry in Mount Waverley
Prevention is the foundation of excellent dental health. Our Mount Waverley, VIC dentists, Dr Austin Rhee and Dr William Huynh, recommend exams and cleans based on each patient's needs along with brushing and flossing. If you have specific oral health concerns, we can address those at your regular dental visits, too, and come up with a plan to help you regain your oral health.
Exams help our dentists spot emerging dental issues before they become more significant problems. They also screen for oral cancer, and early detection can make all the difference. Professional teeth cleanings in Mount Waverley, VIC are designed to remove stubborn bacteria and tartar from teeth and gums, which may help decrease your risks for cavities, gum infections and periodontal disease.
Good preventive care may help you avoid costly and tooth-risking issues down the road.
General Dentistry Services to Maintain Your Oral Health
When something is amiss, general dentistry provides the services and procedures you need to repair your smile and restore your oral health.
General dentistry may include:
Our fillings are made of quality resins and are always coloured to match your smile.
Root Canal Therapy
Root and pulp infections of the tooth can be painful. If you have this type of infection, your Mount Waverley dentist will gently but thoroughly clear away the infection, temporarily seal the area while it heals and restore your tooth with a tooth-coloured filling or a dental crown during a follow-up visit to our dental clinic.
Signs you may need a root canal include:
- Tooth sensitivity
- Jaw pain
- Jaw swelling
- A blister on the gums
Extractions are sometimes necessary if a damaged tooth compromises your bite or oral health. An extraction for troublesome wisdom teeth is also a possibility. Dr Rhee or Dr Huynh may also extract a tooth or teeth before orthodontics or Invisalign therapy.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection of the gums. If caught early—in the gingivitis stage—this condition can sometimes be reversed. Treating periodontal disease can slow the progress of these infections and possibly save your teeth.
Symptoms of periodontal disease include:
- Bleeding gums, especially when brushing and flossing
- Loose teeth
- Pain or swelling
Some studies and evidence have linked periodontal disease to:
- Tooth loss
- Heart problems
We Look Forward to Meeting Your Family
If you’re looking for quality dental care, we invite you to contact Mount Waverley Smiles to book an exam and clean.