Tumut Dental Clinic

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): General Dentistry

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At Tumut Dental Clinic, we encourage our patients to ask questions and take an active role in decisions about their oral health. Below, we have compiled the questions we hear most often from patients just like you.

If you have a question not addressed here, or if you would like further details, we encourage your call.

General Dentistry

Often dental diseases are a slow, painless process, and you do not experience any symptoms until much later. By this time, the tooth structure and supporting gums may already have extensive damage. At Tumut Dental Clinic, we do not want this to happen to you. We do not want a small issue to grow into a complicated dental situation.

 So dental exams help assess your tooth and gum health regularly. Dental exams involve:

  • Comprehensive oral checks, including cancer screenings
  • Digital x-rays to uncover any lingering or evolving health issues
  • Charting
  • Professional teeth cleans
  • Clinical photography

Your dentist in Tumut can show you up-close images of your teeth and gums as well using an intraoral camera. This helps you better understand why a treatment has been ordered, and it allows you to make informed decisions about your oral care.

At Tumut Dental Clinic, it is our goal to make sure you and your family members enjoy a lifetime of healthy teeth—preventive dentistry plays a vital role in that goal.

It’s also important to remember that oral health contributes to overall wellness.

If you would like to arrange a dental exam and teeth clean for yourself, or yourself and your family members, we welcome your call.

At Tumut Dental Clinic, we offer a few dental filling types to close tooth cavities or fractures. These options include composite fillings and ceramic inlays and onlays.

Composite tooth fillings are made of tooth-coloured or white materials. This same composite material can also bond your teeth, which means your dentist in Tumut spreads the resin across a flawed tooth or teeth to conceal chips, cracks, shape issues, discolouration or small gaps between teeth. He uses a special light to set the composite and then polishes the tooth. This is a practical and inexpensive way to alter the appearance of your teeth cosmetically. Often, dental bonding requires only a single visit.

Inlay and onlays, made of ceramic go over specific parts of a tooth to close a cavity or crack. An inlay goes between the cusps of your teeth. An onlay, on the other hand, typically goes over the cusps of your teeth.

If you have a cavity, your dentist will go over your options with you and make recommendations based on exam findings.

If you suspect a tooth cavity, would like more information on dental bonding, or if you’re considering replacing your silver fillings with composite fillings, we welcome your call.

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