Dentistry Illawarra has been providing general dentistry to the Illawarra region since 1964. Our services comprise of the majority of dental areas utilizing the most advanced evidence based dentistry and latest diagnostic equipment.
Gum disease is also known as periodontal disease. The main cause is bacteria from plaque and tartar that builds up under the gums and proceed deeper affecting the bone and tissues supporting the tooth.
The third molar is usually called “the wisdom tooth” and appears in the mouth in the late teens but it can appear any time after. They are often removed when there is no space in the mouth to avoid them from becoming impacted, infected or decayed.
Tooth extraction is when a tooth is removed from the mouth. The most common reasons for tooth extractions are heavily damaged teeth (broken down, decayed), a gum diseased affected tooth beyond treatment, a tooth with a root fracture, failed and non-retreatable root canal and before orthodontic treatment etc.
We understand that a parent’s dental history can sometimes impact on their child’s perception of “the dentist”. To help understand any dental issues or concerns the first appointment is important to get to know you and your child.