How can I avoid a dental emergency?
At Martina Lavery Dental & Skin Studio, we do our best to help patients avoid dental emergencies with personalised preventive dentistry. By staying current with your regular check-ups, cleans and diagnostic x-rays, you can often avoid serious oral health issues that cause pain or tooth loss.
The Importance Of X-Rays
Diagnostic x-rays are an important tool used by Dr Lavery to help you stay healthy and comfortable. Dental decay often does not feel painful until it progresses deep within the tooth, near the nerve. Without dental x-rays, it is challenging to guess the size and depth of the decay and whether a filling or crown would be advised.
As decay develops near the nerve, root canal therapy may become necessary.
We also provide preventive treatments such as fluoride application and fissure sealants to add extra protection against sugary foods and beverages.
To learn more about preventive dentistry and to obtain a personalised recommendation to keep your smile feeling and looking its best, contact our Hills District dental clinic. We welcome new patients of all ages – from toddlers to grandparents and everyone in between.