General dentistry

General dentistry

Through the professional care of our skilled dentists and hygienists, general dental treatments ensure optimal oral health, by:

  • Treating disease
  • Restoring tooth health and function
  • Repairing cavities, using modern white fillings
  • Removing badly damaged and infected teeth

Your comfort is always our priority:

  • We offer ceiling-mounted TVs, Apple TV and DVD players with noise cancelling headphones so that you can listen to the radio, play a CD or watch a movie to help you relax during treatment. We have a well-stocked DVD library, a Netflix and Stan subscription or you can bring your own favourites!
  • A range of sedation options is available for more complex treatment or for anxious patients - we will discuss your needs and any concerns in advance so that we can tailor appropriate solutions for you. You can read more about sedation options [here] [link to section 2, anxious patients]

Our skilled professionals offer a comprehensive range of general dentistry for every member of the family. Please click on each for more details:

The starting point is always a comprehensive dental exam, which usually takes about an hour and involves so much more than just looking at the teeth! 

  • We examine all the hard and soft tissues of the mouth and face, as well as the jaw joints, and perform a routine oral cancer check
  • Diagnostic photography and low-dose x-rays allow us to obtain a detailed understanding of your current dental health and identify any treatment priorities
  • We will listen to any concerns you may have and discuss your expectations in terms of time and costs involved, setting out honestly and realistically all achievable benefits
  • We will then agree a treatment plan together, designed to attain and maintain long term dental health through preventative care

Please contact our friendly team on (07) 5477 0889 for further information or advice.

If fillings are recommended, we use a strong tooth-coloured filling that is bonded to your tooth.  If the area in question covers more than 60% of the biting surface of your tooth, or if there are visible cracks, your dentist may recommend a bespoke crown or inlay as a more effective restoration.  You can read more about these [here] [link to section 5.3.1 Crowns and bridges]

At Diamond Dental Care we do not use mercury-silver fillings (amalgam)

Amalgam fillings contain mercury and thus expand and contract with heat.  The surrounding tooth is brittle, and so over time small, painless cracks may appear and split your tooth without warning – much like a shattering windscreen or breaking tile. When this happens, your tooth can sometimes be repaired, although it may require the expense of root canal treatment if the split extends to the nerve inside your tooth.  However, when teeth split down the roots then they cannot be saved, and the shattered tooth fragments have to be removed.

If any such cracks are identified during your regular examinations, we will discuss options to protect your tooth before it shatters.

Please contact our friendly team on (07) 5477 0889 for further information or advice.

Unfortunately there are occasions where we have to extract teeth.  We aim to make these procedures as comfortable as possible for you, using powerful local anaesthesia and a sympathetic approach.  

A range of sedation options is available, and we will discuss your needs and any concerns in advance so that we can tailor appropriate solutions for you. You can read more about sedation options [here] [link to section 2, anxious patients]

 Naturally, important factors affecting the long-term success of tooth extraction are after-care and ongoing maintenance to prevent further extractions.  We will discuss these fully with you, in order to speed your return to problem-free teeth.

 Please contact our friendly team on (07) 5477 0889 for further information or advice.

Wisdom teeth do not usually appear until you are in your late teens, or older.  Not everyone has them, but they often need to be removed as they can cause problems such as:

  • Pain - due to pressure on the other teeth or because of infection
  • Pushing other teeth out of line, causing crowding of the front teeth
  • Damaging the tooth in front, resulting in both teeth being lost
  • Cheek biting and painful ulcers

Removing troublesome wisdom teeth often requires a surgical procedure. We offer a choice of anaesthesia and pain relieving options and we will discuss these fully with you before your treatment:

  • Powerful local anaesthetic
  • Sedation [link to section 2, anxious patients]

Unlike many dental practices that have to refer their patients for surgery, our dentists are all highly experienced in surgical dentistry, with Tarek possessing advanced skills in this area. Should you require the removal of any or all of your wisdom teeth, you can rest assured that at Diamond Dental Care you're in the safest of hands.

Please contact our friendly team on (07) 5477 0889 for further information or advice.

Healthy teeth are the key to a healthy childhood - children need their teeth not just for chewing, but also for speaking clearly and having a bright smile.  At Diamond Dental Care we want all children to get off to a good dental start - it's vital to teach them how to develop a regular dental care routine to prevent problems before they occur.

Each of our team works hard to provide a positive dental experience so that our young patients develop trust and confidence in going to the dentist as a normal, natural, fun thing to do.

For anxious kids we also have happy gas available. 'Happy gas' (nitrous oxide) is delivered through a face mask and suitable for almost everybody, regardless of age and general health; 'happy gas' will ensure that your child's treatment is a pleasant experience.

Please contact our friendly team on (07) 5477 0889 for further information or advice.

If you are very anxious, or having more complex surgery, we offer twilight sedation - your visit will be relaxed and you will have no memory of it. This service is provided under the supervision of a visiting anaesthetist, adhering to the strict guidelines of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and using all necessary monitoring and safety equipment.

The fee attributed to intravenous sedation may be applicable for a rebate from Medicare

Please be aware that regardless of the sedation method used:

  • You will not be able to drive home or operate machinery after your procedure
  • A responsible adult must accompany you home and there needs to be a friend or family member who can stay with you for 24 hours after sedation
  • Local anaesthetic and numbing cream will still be administered to your mouth
  • We ask that you provide us with details of all medications you may be taking, whether or not your doctor prescribes them and including any health supplements or natural remedies

Please contact our friendly team on (07) 5477 0889 for further information or advice.

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