General Dentistry

General Dentistry Treatments

Mint St Dental offers a comprehensive range of general dentistry treatments to treat a wide range of requirements. If you’re dealing with emerging wisdom teeth, require paediatric dentistry for your children, have never been to the dentist, need an extraction of root canal, we offer it all.

 

Book an appointment for any of our general dentistry treatments, which include:

 

White Fillings

Dentistry has moved on from metallic fillings, which was proven to weaken the teeth and look less appealing, to new white dental fillings which are stronger, safer and appear more natural. We offer two types of white fillings, these include porcelain for the molars and composite direct mixture for decayed teeth. Both fillings are mercury free, making them the healthier option.

 

Extraction

An extraction means to have a tooth removed, usually because of decay, infection, trauma or crowding. When a tooth cannot be repaired with a filling or a crown because of an extensive decay or other reason or teeth that aren’t supported by enough bone due to periodontal disease an extraction may be the best alternative. Infected (abscessed) teeth that don’t respond to root canal treatment may need to be taken out, as well.
If you need an extraction, your dentist will first numb the area to lessen any discomfort. After the extraction, your dentist will advise you of what post extraction regimen to follow and provide you with “Extraction After-care Instructions”.

 

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to come in, or erupt, through the gums. Sometimes a wisdom tooth becomes impacted, or stuck below the surface of your gums (when does not have enough space to erupt normally), and grows at an odd angle, you’ll likely need to have it pulled.

Dentist may suggest you to have the small and/or full-mouth x-ray to know the exact situation beneath the gums. Afterwards, the dentist will advise you all of your options regarding wisdom teeth and sometimes, they may refer you to the specialist, depending on the tooth condition.

 

Root Canal Treatment

An infected or extensively decayed tooth is usually what causes tooth pain and/or infected tooth pulp can cause a tooth abscess and can destroy the bone surrounding it, if left untreated for a longer period of time. Root canal is the solution for such problems.

At Mint St Dental, we do everything to ensure you are comfortable with our endodontic treatment procedure by ensuring your experience is a good one. We clean out the infected tissue under local anaesthesia, place in the medicine for sometime, if required and seal it, ensuring no additional complications occur. This procedure do require 2 to 3 visits and dentist will explain and provide you with a treatment plan so that you can arrange your appointments, accordingly.

 

Crowns & Bridges

Dental crowns and bridges are used to cover broken teeth, when your tooth is discoloured, cracked or to prevent further cracking, for heavily filled teeth, fillings have been lost, for missing teeth and recommended after the root canal treatment.

Strong and aesthetically appealing, crowns are the preferred choice for covering unsightly back teeth and replacing missing teeth. Made from advanced materials (porcelain/Zirconia/gold), designed for longevity.

 

Inlays & Onlays

Dental inlays and onlays are restorations used to repair back teeth with mild to moderate decay or cracked and fractured teeth that are not necessarily damaged to need a crown.

A dental inlay is similar to a filling and fits inside the top edges of the tooth. A dental onlay is more extensive and covers the cusps of the treated tooth.

Made from a tough material, are natural-looking same as natural colour of the teeth; considered the more aesthetic option. Easy to clean and reinforce the tooth, ensuring longevity. Dentist will assess your teeth and provide you with the best dental filling options.