Dr Khumo Tlhalerwa, your dentist in Tumut, NSW, offers appropriate dental care to patients of all ages. He relies on high-quality diagnostics and time spent with patients to provide dental care that considers long-term oral health. We also like to educate patients so that they can make informed decisions about their dental care.
When it comes to your general and preventive dentistry in Tumut, NSW, Dr Tlhalerwa and his dedicated team of dental professionals are always here for you.
Your dentist in Tumut, NSW believes that preventive dentistry lays the foundation for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
Further, our preventive dentistry relies on age-appropriate services to keep your family smiling.
Dr Tlhalerwa recommends yearly dental exams but may prescribe a more customised schedule if you have a specific oral health concern like periodontal disease.
We also suggest yearly teeth cleans with our hygienist and oral health therapist, Homayon Haidary. Again, if we find specific oral health conditions at your exam, you may require a more customised clean schedule.
Preventive dentistry in Tumut, NSW may also include dental sealants and fluoride treatments, specifically if you are prone to cavities. These treatments help lock debris and bacteria away from your tooth enamel and strengthen your teeth against decay.
For your part, Dr Tlhalerwa recommends brushing and flossing at least twice per day. If you run out of dental floss, he suggests a mouthwash rinse before bed.
The team effort between your dentist and you are the first step to a healthy smile.
Dr Tlhalerwaoffers CEREC same-day crowns if you require a tooth crown following a complex filling or root canal therapy. He also makes sure you’re relaxed, comfortable and thoroughly numb before beginning treatment.
We pride ourselves on providing dental care to patients at every stage, everyone from children to seniors—and all ages in between.
Our dental team is also always here if you have questions or concerns about your preventive and general dentistry in Tumut, NSW.
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:
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.