Paddington Dental Practice
Anxiety before and during a dental appointment is not uncommon. We will discuss your feelings, concerns and needs to reduce your anxiety. We are committed to providing a comfortable, relaxing environment to help you feel at ease. We offer a gentle approach, relaxing music, pillows and blankets and a Smart TV to view during the appointment. In addition, we use topical anaesthetic and the INJEX needle-free system for pain relief. Please click to see our personalised care and comfort options.
We recommend a visit to Red Hill Dental every 6 months for a general check-up and clean, because early detection of dental problems results in less invasive, less expensive procedures.
Your teeth should be flossed every day, because flossing can remove plaque build-up from between your teeth and along the gum line. You should also brush your teeth at least twice every day to help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Sugar is the main cause of tooth decay. When mixed with the bacteria in your mouth it can create an acidic chemical reaction that dissolves the protective enamel and the dentin of your tooth, causing a cavity. If the cavity reaches the pulp, it can lead to tooth infection. Depending on the stage of tooth decay, you may require treatments such as fillings, crowns, root canal, or even tooth extraction.
Root canal therapy (or endodontic treatment) should be no more uncomfortable than getting a regular filling. Under local anaesthetic you should not feel any discomfort during the treatment. Over-the-counter pain relief medication can be prescribed to alleviate discomfort after the treatment.
Wisdom teeth are commonly referred to as ‘third molars’ – the large teeth at the back of the mouth. They usually erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. If you feel pain around your wisdom teeth, they may be impacted (i.e., not fully erupted because of blockage from other teeth). Please click here to schedule a visit, and our dentist will assess if your wisdom teeth are impacted and require removal.
When you have sensitive teeth, activities such as consuming hot, cold, sweet or acidic foods and drinks or breathing in cold air can cause sharp, temporary tooth pain. Teeth sensitivity occurs when enamel becomes thinner or when gum recession occurs, exposing the underlying dentin. Teeth sensitivity can have many causes such as brushing your teeth too hard, tooth decay near the gum line, gum disease, aging and cracked fillings. Please book an appointment to discuss your treatment options by clicking here.
Gum bleeding can be caused by plaque build-up around the gums. Plaque can harden over time, leading to inflamed gums and increased bleeding causing gingivitis. If left untreated, this condition can progress into a more advanced form of gum disease called periodontitis. Treatment options for gum disease include thorough and deep dental cleaning on the tooth and root surfaces, effective home brushing and flossing techniques and regular professional dental cleaning.
Cosmetic dental treatments can enhance your smile and improve your self-esteem. Through new treatments and the latest technology, our team at Red Hill Dental can makeover your smile by using dental treatments such as teeth whitening, veneers, crowns, bridges, dentures and dental implants. For more information about treatment options, please click here to ask our friendly team.
Dental implants are made from titanium, which is highly biocompatible with your jawbone. They form a permanently solid foundation for prosthetic tooth replacements and are the closest you can get to healthy, natural teeth; however, not everyone is a suitable candidate for dental implants. For more information please book an appointment with our dentist by clicking here.
There are many products that can stain your teeth. The most common causes of stained teeth are aging and consumption of coffee, tea, soft drinks, tobacco, red wine and certain antibiotics. Depending on the cause, the solutions can include thorough dental clean or teeth whitening treatment. Please visit us to discuss a solution for your particular stain.
Teeth whitening is a popular dental procedure to remove stains and discolouration on teeth, as well as to lighten the pigmentation within tooth enamel. At Red Hill Dental we use in-chair Zoom! teeth whitening or a take-home teeth whitening kit. Although Zoom! teeth whitening can lighten teeth up to 8 – 10 shades, not everyone is a suitable candidate. Please give us a call by clicking here to discuss your teeth whitening options.
There is no age limit for braces. As long as your teeth and gums are healthy, braces can be used to straighten your teeth and correct your bite. There are many different types of braces including traditional metal braces and Invisalign (invisible/clear orthodontic appliances). To find out more, call us by clicking here to arrange a consultation for braces.
Invisalign is clear orthodontic appliance. Invisalign treatment consists of a series of removable aligners that you change every two weeks for the next set of aligners. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position. For more information please give us a call by clicking here.
You can start by bringing your infant child to the dentist during your regular dental visit, because this will help them become familiar with the sights, smells and sounds of the dentist, and reduce their chance of developing dental anxiety. You can take your infant child to the dentist for their first visit after their first tooth erupts.
The joint that pivots the lower jaw is a ball-and-socket joint called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Like any joint, the TMJ can undergo arthritic degeneration, causing jaw pain, jaw clicking, bruxism (tooth clenching or grinding), headache, neck pain and difficulty swallowing or speaking. TMJ conditions can worsen if you clench or grind teeth during sleep. For more information about treatment options, please click here to ask our friendly team.