General & Preventive Dentistry in Gordon, NSW

General and Preventive Care in Gordon

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General & Preventive Dentistry Gordon

General dentistry is the part of dentistry that deals with common dental issues that people of all ages can face. These problems range from simple to more complex, requiring different preventive, cosmetic, or restorative treatments.

On the other hand, preventive dentistry focuses on doing things to stop dental problems before they happen. It encourages regular dental check-ups, usually twice a year, and taking care of your teeth daily.

Periodontal Gum Treatment

Lifestyle, diet and genetics can predispose us to periodontal disease. Bad breath, gum bleeding, swollen or painful gums, and tooth loss are a few indications and symptoms of gum disease.

Prevention is better than cure when maintaining healthy gums. Brushing twice a day, regular flossing and 6 monthly visits to the dentist are the keys to preventing or treating gum disease.

Periodic scaling and teeth cleaning remove stains and disease-causing plaque and calculus, which have been proven to significantly slow the progress of periodontal disease.

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Our practice offers tooth-coloured fillings. The fillings are bonded to your teeth to improve your smile and well-being by changing the colour and look of a tooth, building up lost tooth structure & closing up unsightly spaces between teeth.

These white fillings can also be placed instead of amalgam fillings, which detract from an otherwise beautiful smile.

They are light-cured and are sufficiently hardened for immediate chewing. Porcelain fillings are also available and offer a highly realistic look.

Root Canal Therapy (RCT) or Endodontic Treatment

Root canal treatment helps save a tooth damaged by decay, sickness, or injury affecting the tooth’s nerve or pulp.

You might not always see clear signs, but if you feel pain, sensitivity to hot or cold, see a change in tooth colour, or notice swelling or soreness in the gums around the tooth, these could be symptoms. When the pulp inside the tooth can’t heal itself, it can get inflamed. If not treated, it might die and get infected, causing an abscess in the gums. To rescue the tooth, you need root canal treatment.

Starting root canal treatment early improves the chances of success. All the root canals in the affected tooth need attention. Front teeth usually have one or two root canals. Premolars typically have one or two root canals. Molars usually have three or four root canals.

We carry out RCT using modern and up-to-date techniques, including endodontic motors to clean and shave the root canal system and digital apex locators to calculate the root length accurately.

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Oral Surgery & Wisdom Teeth Extractions

The most recognised form of oral surgery is tooth extraction.

Reasons for tooth extractions include:

  • impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth
  • teeth decayed beyond repair
  • fractured or broken tooth
  • trauma or damage caused by accident
  • baby teeth that have failed to fall out, preventing eruption of permanent teeth
  • to optimise orthodontic treatment

Following careful examination and planning, we take every measure to ensure that little pain is experienced and a speedy recovery.

Mouth Guards

We provide custom-made mouthguards for children or adults to suit various purposes. The most common reason is for safety in contact sports.

Our custom-formed mouthguards are tailor-fitted to your mouth via impressions (also better known as ?moulds?) of your teeth being taken. This enables a perfect fit and proper protection for the teeth and gum.

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Pain and Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)

The temporomandibular joints are places where the lower jaw (mandible) connects with the skull’s base. Commonly called jaw joints, they sit just in front of the ears.

Injury, stress and changes in the bite or occlusion can affect the internal joint mechanism, leading to symptoms such as clicking noises, headaches, neck and jaw pain and, in severe cases, pain with opening or chewing.

Many treatments are available for TMJ problems, including using night guards or splints. Please talk to us for further details.

General & Preventive Dentistry in Gordon

Our family-friendly general and preventive dentistry procedures and services are made to support you in maintaining good oral hygiene and creating long-lasting oral health.

At Northern Dental Gordon, we’re not just about treating teeth; we’re here to make your dental experience comfortable and keep your smiles healthy for years to come.

Visit your Gordon dentist today!

Call us at (02) 9498 8290 or book an appointment online.

We are located at Suite 3, 2 St Johns Ave in Gordon.


What does preventive dentistry treatment mean?

Preventive treatment in dentistry refers to guidance, care, and the habit of maintaining a good routine for oral hygiene.

What advantages does general dentistry offer?

A general dentist can address various dental problems and support your oral health at every stage of life. They examine your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues to ensure your smile remains healthy and beautiful for a lifetime.