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Advanced Treatments

Children's Orthodontics

Treat early. Treat easily. Treat far cheaper.

CHILDREN’S ORTHODONTICS / EARLY ORTHOPAEDIC FUNCTIONAL TREATMENT is so much more than just straightening the teeth. It has been “my hobby” and my    principle interest within Dentistry for many years.

You do not have to wait until your child has all their permanent teeth. So many things can be treated as early as 7 – 8 years old.

I believe passionately in giving “mother nature” a gentle helping hand as early as, practically possible.I can treat children from the age of 7 – 8 years.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT until the teenage years. You do not need to extract teeth to create space. There is so much that can be done earlier, easier, and far more cheaply than conventional full fixed orthodontics.

Adult Orthodontics

You can have the smile you have always wanted!

There is no age limit to orthodontic treatment. If there is something that worries you, I can fix it.

Orthodontic Treatment is the alignment of the teeth and far more importantly, the functional position of the jaws.

DO YOUR JAWS CLICK? Does it hurt when you try and open wide or when you chew hard food? Do your jaws threaten to lock when you yawn? That can be treated. It does not have to be ignored.

DO YOU SUFFER FROM HEADACHES, MIGRAINES AND NECK TENSION?  Tempero- Mandibular Joint Dysfunction, Commonly referred to as TMD or TMJ – Dysfunction, is the root cause of many problems. Headaches, migraines, neck tension, tension headaches, and facial aches and pains. The correction of the way your jaws fit together can help tremendously and has been my major interest in Orthodontics for 28 years.

You would be very welcome to come in for an examination and a discussion. How? What? Why? How Long?  How much? I will answer all your questions and enjoy explaining the options to you.

 

Endodontics

Endodontic treatment ie Root Canal Treatment, is the removal of infected or damaged nerves inside the tooth. The entire nerve chamber and the root canals are cleaned, disinfected, filed and sealed. This treatment can save a tooth which would otherwise have to be extracted.

Endodontic therapy can be completed in one appointment but normally in 2 – 3 visits. It does not matter how many visits it takes – the price remains exactly the same, however – they should never be necessary! Do not wait for pain. Please let me treat your problem long before there is the need and the expense of root canal therapy.

Prosthodontics is the repair, replacement and restoration of damaged, missing or unsatisfactory teeth to create healthy natural–looking restorations

The intention is to restore aesthetics, function, and comfort of the teeth, your smile, and your comfort when chewing. This has been covered during the explanation of fillings, inlays, crowns, bridges, veneers, dentures and dental implants.

Periodontics

The single biggest reason for tooth loss.

As time goes by, our focus of attention shifts from the teeth, to what is happening below the level of the gums. “Periodontal” literally means “around the tooth”. Periodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting tissues of the teeth.

Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums caused by bacteria in the plaque that destroys the gums and supporting bone that holds your teeth in your mouth.
You will need periodontal treatment if your

  • Gums are red and swollen
  • Gums bleed while brushing
  • Breath smells bad
  • Teeth feel loose
  • Teeth are drifting apart and spaces are appearing

Do not stay away.
Periodontal disease is the primary reason for tooth loss.
The earlier we discover problems, the more effectively we can treat them.
Pain is not the criterion.
A full mouth x-ray shows us exactly what is happening and we can then discuss your options.

Oral Surgery

Oral surgery is the diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and defects involving hard and soft tissues of the mouth, teeth, gums, jaws, head and neck. I can take care of all minor oral surgery such as the surgical removal of fractured teeth and the surgical removal of impacted wisdom teeth.

Frenectomies (the surgical modification of lip frenum)
Apicectomys (the removal of a chronic abscess and peri-apical granulomas)

You will not need to be referred. There will be no delay in your treatment and no extended discomfort. If you have a problem, I can solve it.

I was the resident GP Surgeon for the Reading Sedation Clinic for 13 years and prior to that, I had the benefit of working with very experienced Oral Surgeons for 14 years in South Africa .
You will be referred for all pre-prosthetic restorative surgery for dental implants and anchored dentures.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that replaces the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Titanium is very biocompatible and the dental implant fuses with the bone and becomes a secure anchor for the replacement tooth.

Dental implants can be used to replace single or multiple teeth in both the upper and lower jaw. They can also be used to anchor full dentures, which is a wonderful contribution to modern dentistry.

Dental implants are “the top of the range”. They have revolutionised restorative dentistry and are the most advanced technological treatment option available. They offer permanent replacement of loose and missing teeth and can be an alternative to wearing dentures. They are the best possible option to rebuild confidence with a secure smile and wonderful function.
Dental implants are not always possible. Not least because they may not be affordable, but they are an option and we can discuss them with pleasure

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