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A Coorparoo Family Dental Revelation

A Coorparoo Family Dental Revelation

It makes sense to have a dentist who can take care of the whole family, educating parents and children alike in the rudimentaries of oral hygiene. By having the whole family using a Coorparoo family dental it gives them the chance to all follow the same dental advice. In addition the dentist can identify problems at an early stage allowing for timely intervention to correct the problem. Dental technology and science have improved treatments and procedures and many dentists believe in embracing those advancements using both traditional and laser procedures. By introducing patients, especially younger patients, to laser treatment it is easier to convince them of the many benefits.

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Family dentistry is all about trust!

It is important for a family dentist to gain the confidence and trust of patients at an early stage of the relationship. Building on that trust is a vital part of ensuring that oral hygiene and preventive dentistry does its job. Part of preventive dentistry is educating patients on the part that they must play in the fight against tooth decay and gum disease. Correct brushing and flossing routines and regular six-monthly visits to a surgery are all key to success. In most practices the entire dental surgery staff are trained to play their part in achieving the ultimate goal of reducing tooth decay and gum disease.

Proud to be innovative

All good practitioners have identified that part of being a family dentist is providing patients with treatment that is as pain and stress free as possible. Seeing the benefits of using laser technology in dental care has become a passion. Patients are the number one priority of a dental practice and they are at the centre of everything that happens.

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Treatments available

Providing traditional treatments alongside laser treatment allows the patient the option to decide. By explaining in depth the differences and the benefits, the patient can understand and discuss from an informed position. A simple procedure like teeth whitening can be done with a laser and a special gel, the duration is about an hour. The most common treatment is filling teeth; this can also be done by laser. The patient is given the option of anaesthetic by needle and removal of the tooth decay by drill. Alternatively none of those instruments is required when a laser is used. The amount of bleeding is reduced, and swelling and infection is diminished. Gums can heal faster and in many cases no sutures are required. Even complex root canal treatment can be aided by the use of a laser which provides sterilisation.

Family dentistry without the drama

A calmness prevails in the family that has become used to this new method of dentistry where they can decide if they want traditional or laser treatment. After a few years of having the option it becomes normal practice for members of a family to select laser treatment whenever possible. It makes perfect sense, because who would not choose less pain, less blood, less healing time and less swelling. Being able to have treatment without the discomfort of a needle and a drill is something that would not have been envisaged thirty years ago. But remember there is no substitute for regular brushing and flossing and those six monthly dental visits!

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.