The dental hygienists at Dental Excellence are available to help maintain and improve the overall health and hygiene of our patient’s teeth and oral care.
At Dental Excellence, patients are encouraged to improve the care of their teeth and oral health at home. As part of this journey, we recommend that our patients see dental hygienists on a regular basis. They are highly trained to provide tailored oral health care advice and start you on your path to preventative care.
A dental hygiene appointment at Dental Excellence will involve an examination of the teeth and gums – to assess for the presence of gum disease and to measure the current oral hygiene regimen.
Gum disease is a fairly common occurrence and is the leading cause of tooth loss. It has also been linked to other health issues such as heart disease and diabetes. It is ,however, very easy to prevent and treat, especially with regular visits to the hygienist. Our trained hygienists can help build a bespoke, at-home care routine that is designed around each patient’s healthcare needs.
As part of your hygiene visit, you will receive a thorough cleaning of accumulated plaque and tartar on your teeth using the most suitable technique for each patient.
Patients can also receive Airflow Tooth Polishing during hygiene visits to gently and effectively remove plaque, tartar, and superficial staining.
At Dental Excellence, our dentists, dental hygienists, and patients alike all love Airflow Tooth Polishing.
This highly effective Airflow tooth polishing treatment can help remove the build-up of plaque and staining. This helps to prevent further issues such as gum disease from developing. This makes airflow a highly effective method of brightening your smile and leaving the teeth feeling cleaner and fresher than ever.
Better yet, Airflow is so gentle it can be used on even the most sensitive of teeth. It also works well on teeth with restorations and patients with orthodontic appliances in place. It uses a unique formulation of a controlled jet of air, water, and sodium bicarbonate which works gently and effectively. While Dental Excellence’s highly trained hygienists ensure patients are comfortable throughout.
Our team of dentists and hygienists are here to provide preventative dentistry care to ensure the long-term maintenance of your oral health.
At Dental Excellence, preventative dentistry is about providing patient-centred care that works at the individual level. Our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive general dental care. Including regular check-ups and hygiene treatments as part of your preventative care journey.
Such care and attention help maintain patients’ oral health, allowing any issues to be detected early on, treating them in a minimally-invasive manner. This should also help prevent further issues from arising, which could entail more invasive treatment. However, should this need arise, our comprehensive care and highly skilled dental team will ensure patients receive the care and treatment needed.
At Dental Excellence, our skillful, gentle dental team is highly experienced when it comes to placing tooth fillings.
Tooth Fillings are used to help return full function to a tooth that has become damaged in some way. This is often a result of decay, but can also come about due to injury, or simple wear and tear. When left without treatment, the disease develops and over time can lead to further dental health issues. This is why regular check-ups and preventative care at Dental Excellence are important.
Thanks to regular check-ups, there may not be any symptoms present before receiving a filling. Increased pain or sensitivity, or difficulty biting down can be an indication that a filling is needed. If this is the case, make an appointment with us at Dental Excellence as soon as possible.
At Dental Excellence, we use the latest materials and techniques to restore your teeth back into function and leave your oral health improved. Our highly experienced clinicians will discuss all the options available and will provide each patient with the treatment that is most suitable for their individual needs.
At Dental Excellence, our specialist team of dental professionals can provide patients with Endodontic care, including root canal treatments.
Dental Excellence’s Endodontic specialist can perform root canal treatments to treat and remove infections found at the root of a patient’s tooth.
Such infection can cause inflammation and irritation in the patient’s tooth, and can even cause an abscess. Other symptoms that might indicate the need for a root canal treatment include increased pain or sensitivity, especially when chewing or biting down, or a loose tooth.
During the treatment, any damage to the tooth will be removed before fully removing any infection present. The tooth will then be sealed back up, to protect it from further damage. At this point, it may also be advisable to apply a crown/onlay to the tooth. This is to ensure the tooth is returned to full function. However, this may not be necessary in every case, and is decided on a patient-by-patient basis. Working with a surgical microscope, our Specialist is able to provide the most effective and efficient root canal treatments available. Re-root canal treatments can also be provided in situations where a prior treatment has sadly failed.
Dental Excellence understands that root canal treatments have something of a misleading reputation for many patients. In some cases, they can be a serious cause of anxiety. The team will always ensure patients feel as confident and comfortable as possible when receiving treatment. Our highly trained and dexterous team has great experience when it comes to performing this treatment. Patients are placed under local anaesthetic so they are comfortable throughout the treatment and there are sedation services available for those who need it.
At Dental Excellence, mouth cancer screenings are provided to patients as part of the practice’s commitment to preventative care.
The team at Dental Excellence is committed to providing patient-centred preventative care. Mouth cancer screening is included during all dental examinations and check-ups. As with most cancers, it is imperative that mouth cancer is detected and diagnosed as early as possible. As dental health professionals, the team here are on the front lines of diagnosis.
During a mouth cancer screening – The mouth will simply be checked for red or white patches, sores, abnormalities, or swellings with gloved fingers. If there is anything that causes concern, the team will discuss this with the patient if necessary, making arrangements for a follow-up appointment or appropriate referral.