What is Dentistry, and are There Different Forms of Dentistry at my Local Dentist in Mackay?

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There are a wide array of dental treatments that come under the general title of ‘dentistry’ one of the most common is general dentistry.

What is general dentistry and why may I choose to undergo general dentistry at my local dental surgery in Mackay?

General dentistry is essentially a broad term for small, and non-severe dental treatments that may be undergone during an initial dental consultation, or a regular and routine dental check-up. General dentistry can cover scales and polishes (which may be undergone during a dental check-up). Scale and polish aims to remove some of tartar on the surface of the patients teeth, this in turn, can help to reduce the development of dental disease such as gum disease.

Individuals who may choose to undergo a form of general dentistry may simply be in need of a routine check-up. A cavity may require a filling.There are two forms of fillings, one of which is a composite filling. Composite fillings are preferred due to the fact that they can be adhered directly to the tooth, as well as to the side of the tooth. Composite fillings also have an extremely natural looking appearance, and are usually preferred in terms of cosmetically. Another example of general dentistry that is also known as ‘endodontics’ is called root canal therapy.

Root canal therapy is essentially the treatment of the inside of the tooth (also referred to as the ‘pulp) in order to attempt to prevent further damage to the tooth, and surrounding teeth. Dentures are also a form of general dentistry, and are a form of dental treatment used to create a perfect smile. Tooth removal is also considered a minor dental procedure and may be done within a minor appointment or consultation.

What is cosmetic dentistry, and why may I choose to undergo cosmetic dentistry at my local dentist in Mackay? 

Cosmetic dentistry is essentially a form of dentistry that aims to improve the aesthetic appearance of a patient’s teeth. One example of cosmetic dentistry is teeth whitening. Teeth whitening has risen dramatically in popularity within recent years, and can even be administered at home, as well as at your local dental clinic.

This non-invasive process is unfortunately not available on the national health service, however interest free and monthly payment plans are available. One other example of a form of cosmetic dentistry are crowns, and bridges.

All forms of cosmetic dentistry aim to improve the appearance of the teeth whilst maintaining an individual’s natural smile. 

What if I feel nervous about visiting my local dental surgery in Mackay?

 If you are an individual who suffers from anxiety when visiting your local surgery, this may be due to a variety of reasons, one of which being an irrational fear or phobia that may have been triggered by a negative experience as a child, your local dentist surgery or orthodontist clinic should make you feel at ease.