Prevent further damage
If teeth are damaged by decay, our focus is to prevent further damage to affected teeth, with the use of treatments like sealants, fluoride treatments and fillings. Attending regular dentist visits, including thorough oral exams, scales and cleans, together with practising a good daily dental routine are highly effective in preventing decay and further damage.
Be aware of symptoms
If you are suffering from symptoms like toothache, sensitivity, persistent bad breath, and even snoring, visit our practice as soon as possible to identify the problem and to prevent further damage to your teeth and gums.
Maintaining oral health
- Having a good oral hygiene routine is an important aspect of maintaining the health of your teeth and gums.
- Brushing twice a day for at least 2 minutes at a time is one way you can keep things like tooth decay and gum disease at bay.
- Flossing is also important, as you are able to remove plaque and bacteria build up that cannot be reached by brushing alone.
- Lastly, having a tooth-friendly diet is important. Foods and drink that are sugary or acidic can break down the hard-outer layer of your teeth (the enamel). This can make your teeth vulnerable to tooth decay as plaque and bacteria can build up on your tooth. If left untreated this decay can cause cavities, infect the gums and the inside of the tooth as well.
To minimise the risk of serious restorative work, it is recommended that you have regular check-ups to ensure that your teeth are as healthy as possible. We can recommend ways in which you can improve your specific dental health.
What’s considered a dental emergency?
A dental emergency is an issue that requires immediate attention or treatment.
Incidents that are considered dental emergencies are:
- A knocked-out tooth
- Severe pain, swelling, or bleeding
- Severe infection
- A wobbly adult tooth
- Chipped tooth exposing the nerve
Incidents that are not considered dental emergencies are:
- A cracked or chipped tooth that is not causing pain
- A toothache or sensitivity
- A lost filling or crown
- Mild infection
Where do I go for emergency dental care?
If you find yourself in a dental emergency, contact your dentist as soon as possible to make an urgent appointment. We can be reached at 07 3367 1122.
If your dentist is unavailable, locate and contact the nearest dentist, clinic, or hospital.
Preventive Treatments Brisbane Rosalie | Crookes & Jenkins Dental
If you have any questions about the preventative treatments we offer or want to book in for your check-up, contact us today at Crookes & Jenkins!