General Dentistry

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Oral Hygiene

Dr Finkelstein places Oral Hygiene as the most important factor in a beautiful and distinguished smile. Oral Hygiene refers to health of your teeth and gums. It is important to see your dentist BEFORE problems occur. We highly recommend a visit to your dentist every 6 months for a general dentistry examination and oral hygiene dental cleaning.  Prevention is a far more affordable and less invasive option than dental treatment.  Click here to learn more about oral hygiene.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

If a tooth is non-functional, disrupting a person’s bite, badly rotten, involved with or at risk for periodontal disease, the dentist may suggest the removal of the erupted wisdom teeth. Dentists strongly consider each case on an individual basis, as everyone is different and requires unique intervention.  If a tooth is non-functional, disrupting a person’s bite, badly rotten, involved with or at risk for periodontal disease, the dentist may suggest the removal of the erupted wisdom teeth. Dentists strongly consider each case on an individual basis, as everyone is different and requires unique intervention.  Click here to learn more about wisdom teeth removal.

Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Clean teeth and good oral hygiene is not only important to keep your teeth clean and white, but for your general health as well, specifically to avoid problems such as gum disease, bone loss, bad breath and decay.  It is very important to keep your teeth clean to prevent gum disease. Dr Finkelstein confirms that gum disease is linked to heart disease such as strokes and heart attacks as well as other health issues such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, low birth rate and pre term births.  Click here to learn more about periodontal (gum) disease.

White Fillings

Previously, dental amalgam replacement (silver) fillings or gold restorations were the primary dental techniques used to repair teeth. However, due to the evolving and improving dental materials and techniques over time, teeth can now be repaired with a greater aesthetic look. There is an array of methods used for cosmetic fillings that are now available.  Click here to learn more about white fillings.

Porcelain Inlays/Onlays

Porcelain inlays and onlays are the most effective and suited method to treat cavities when they are less severe than a crown but bad enough to need significant support. We generally regard Porcelain inlays and onlays as a conventional choice, used to guarantee the maximum protection of your tooth. Click here to learn more about porcelain inlays and onlays.

Root Canal

Root Canal treatment is where the infected or irritated nerve tissue that exists in the root of the tooth is removed. Without the removal of this tissue, an abscess would inevitably occur. Traditionally, serious tooth infections or critically decayed teeth would always be extracted. However, today most of the teeth in these conditions can be saved, with extraction only being a last resort option. Click here to learn more about root canal.

Snoring and Sleep Apnoea

Sleep Apnoea consists of recurrent lapses in breathing throughout one’s sleep. The pauses can vary in length, from only a few seconds to minutes, and also vary in frequency, possibly occurring in some as repeatedly as 30 times or more per hour. This regular interrupted breathing pattern results in an uneven distribution of carbon dioxide and oxygen levels in the bloodstream. This is because there is an inadequate amount of carbon dioxide being emitted by the body and insufficient oxygen entering the body.  Click here to learn more about snoring and sleep apnoea.

Night Guard Splints

In order to treat patients suffering tension headaches and neck pain as a result of bruxism and temporomandibular joints (TMJ) disorders, we generally apply a custom manufactured acrylic removal occlusal splint or night guard.  Click here to learn more about night guard splints.