The Dentist will carefully look at the science and current knowledge of the disease processes and use techniques and technology that is current and proven.
Biology involved in the decay process, gum disease and bite schemes need to be evaluated in order to determine treatment programs that will provide our patients with a predictable result, and a life-long outlook.
By identifying the specific factors involved with the problems and making suitable alterations to treatment and home care programs including diet and lifestyle, we can create an environment that prevents future major dental work and enhancing ones well-being. Our programs are aimed at minimal intervention dentistry, and this is shown in the other sections in this category.
Preventive Dental Care is all about preventing and halting decay and gum disease. Preventive Care can be defined as detecting problems at an early stage before invasive dental treatment is required. To do so, a systematic approach to dental care is essential.
Modern technology and systems are able to make such a big difference. Digital X-Rays. Diagnocam. CBCT. Caries Free Bacteria testing.
Essential components of preventive dental care are required at home:
As soon as we identify you have a moderate to high risk of forming future decay, our Dentists begin thinking, how can we prevent the decay from progressing to need a filling?
At this point in time you will be referred to our Hygienist for a personalised Decay Management Program, which may be as simple as modifying your diet, or as complex as identifying physiological reasons for the decay and recommending medical tests to check for stomach issues.
Your Personalised Decay Management Plan and Report will detail many areas including:
Your Decay Management Report will be discussed and will make recommendations in regard to preventing future problems through good diet, saliva substitutes, oral home care, mouth-rinses and adjunct treatments. It will make a recommended period for follow-up to ensure the program has been effective at preventing decay.