Relief of Pain

Do you require immediate dental treatment? Call us as soon as possible on (02)6249-8551 to be seen at our next available appointment. We have set aside time each day for emergency patients. By treating the cause of your pain, our dentists can help you find relief.

Chipped or Broken Tooth

A chipped or broken a tooth can occur when you suffer an injury to your face, biting something too hard, or as a complication of tooth decay. It may leave sharp edges that can cut the tongue, cheeks or gums.

You should seek treatment as soon as possible to minimise your risk of further complications. Contact us now on (02)6249-8551.

Root Canal Treatment

When a tooth has been irreversibly infected or damaged, a root canal treatment can be considered to try to save the tooth. Extractions can lead to problems with eating and oral health. Your natural teeth will generally be more efficient for biting and chewing than artificial teeth.
During a root canal treatment, the nerve of the tooth must be removed, the root canals cleaned and filled, then a crown placed. A post may need to be inserted to secure the root of the tooth to the crown. Several X-rays are required to verify root canal anatomy and lengths.
The procedure is normally performed over 3 appointments ideally 2 weeks apart.
Following the procedure, oral hygiene must be maintained including brushing twice daily, flossing once daily and reducing sugar intake. Regular preventative care and cleaning with your dentist is recommended.

Dental Extraction

When a tooth is damaged due to trauma or decay that cannot be treated by filling or other treatment, sometimes it may be necessary to remove the tooth. There may be other reasons as well, for example wisdom teeth or preparation for braces.
You are always asked to have a panoramic radiograph (OPG) so the risks and possible complications are assessed to help you make a fully informed decision.
A local anaesthetic is used to numb the area surrounding the tooth to facilitate the removal and reduce pain. To help ease anxiety and discomfort, a Penthrox inhaler is available at your request; please inform your dentist to discuss this as an option.
After an extraction, you should rest at home. Try to arrange to be driven home by a family member or friend. You may need to take time off work, school or other activities. Use ice packs to reduce swelling and pain.
Drink plenty of fluids like tap water and milk. Avoid alcohol and limit sugary drinks like soft drinks, sports drinks, cordial, fruit juice, energy drinks, etc. Eat soft foods such as jelly, yoghurt and pureed fruit, soups (but not too hot or spicy), and blended vegetables and meat.

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are usually the last teeth to push through the gums when people are in their late teens, twenties and older.
It is common for wisdom teeth to cause problems and require removal. Sometimes the jaw does not have enough space so the wisdom tooth gets stuck or “impacted”. This can cause pain, injury to nearby teeth, or infection. Removal of wisdom teeth should be done as soon as possible to prevent further damage and discomfort.
At Central Canberra Dentists your smile is important to us. Your dentist will carefully inspect your mouth and jaws taking X-rays to determine whether the tooth should be removed and how complicated the removal will be.
During your wisdom tooth extraction surgery, a local anaesthetic will be given with a needle. This will numb the gums and parts of the face. To help ease anxiety and discomfort, a Penthrox inhaler is available at your request; please inform your dentist to discuss this as an option.
Your dentist will make an incision to open the gums and remove the wisdom tooth. A small portion of the bone may have to be removed. The tooth may have to be divided into smaller segments to be removed easily and safely. The incision in your gums may need to be closed with stitches. Some stitches dissolve while others must be removed by the dentist.
Do not drive after surgery. Arrange in advance for a family member or friend to take you home. Following the removal of the tooth or teeth, your dentist will monitor your recovery while you rest for a while before you can leave for home. You should take several days leave from work, school or other activities.
Use ice packs to reduce swelling and pain. Most swelling takes a few days to resolve.
Drink plenty of fluids like tap water and milk. Avoid alcohol and limit sugary drinks like soft drinks, sports drinks, cordial, fruit juice, energy drinks, etc. Eat soft foods such as jelly, yoghurt and pureed fruit, soups (but not too hot or spicy), and blended vegetables and meat.

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