While general dentistry treatments are generally all that is required, it is not unusual to need more specialised services every so often. Should the need arise it is reassuring to be able to visit Bongaree Dental to receive these treatments from a dental team you already know and trust, and there is no need to worry about travelling further afield. Our specialised services include but are not limited to:
- TMD and bruxism diagnosis and treatment
- Digital x-rays and we have a cone beam scanner on-site
- Wisdom tooth removal
TMD and bruxism (tooth grinding and clenching) both require a prompt diagnosis and treatment to alleviate discomfort and damage to teeth and jaws. Our digital x-rays and CT/ cone beam scanner help us diagnose any problems and to plan suitable treatments. These diagnostic tools are particularly helpful if you have TMD or bruxism, or if you have wisdom teeth that require attention.
Problems with TMD and bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching) are surprisingly common but can be straightforward to treat when diagnosed early. Bruxism often occurs during the night but symptoms include waking up with a painful jaw or aching teeth, noticing your teeth look more worn than before or feel sensitive to hot and cold. Bruxism can cause facial pain and problems with the jaw joints (TMD) and this may lead to chronic headaches which do not respond to conventional treatment.
Bongaree Dental can examine your teeth and jaws and we will want to take digital x-rays and possibly a CT scan to gain a clearer picture of your teeth and jaw joints. Often these conditions can be treated with a simple night splint or night guard that is custom-made and which prevents the teeth from contacting. Also botulism toxin Type A (Botox) can be used on its own or in combination with a mouth guard to relax the muscles that cause us to grind our teeth and lead to facial pain.
Bongaree Dental has up-to-date digital dental x-ray equipment and a CT scanner. These are essential in enabling us to provide the highest level of care. This equipment is used to help us make an accurate diagnosis and to recommend the most suitable treatment.
Digital dental x-rays emit low levels of radiation and are extremely safe. Our on-site CT scanner is particularly useful for diagnosing more complex problems and means there is no need for you to travel to another location for this test.
We use the images obtained to plan your treatment, ensuring it is carried out as smoothly and comfortably as possible.
Wisdom teeth can cause problems as there is frequently insufficient room for them to erupt properly. As a result, wisdom tooth removal is a very common procedure. Regular dental x-rays will have helped identify any potential issues with wisdom tooth development and if it is clear they cannot erupt fully then we will recommend their extraction.
We plan all oral surgery very carefully to ensure it is comfortable and problem-free. It is very rare for any complications to develop as a result of this treatment. Usually this procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic or intravenous sedation (sleep Dentistry) however for straight forward cases a simple local anaesthetic can be considered.