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Experiencing Toothaches? Here’s Why!

Severe toothaches can give way to excruciating amounts of pain if you don’t opt for professional help. The causes behind your toothaches, however, can vary depending on the severity of your issue and the symptoms you’re displaying. Here are some of the most common reasons you’d experience a toothache: Receding gums Gum recession tends to expose the roots of your tooth. The roots don’t have a protective layer such as the enamel covering them, so they’re much more sensitive to external elements. Any change in temperature or even a substance touching an exposed root is enough to cause immense pain. … Continue reading

3 Reasons You’re Experiencing Cold Sensitivity

Sensitivity to cold foods and beverages is quite a common issue in oral health. While sometimes this condition is fleeting and easily fixable, there are times that your cold sensitivity is an indication of a more serious issue that needs professional help. When you come for your checkup at Port Melbourne Dental, we can help you identify the cause of your cold sensitivity and how to best fix it! Here are 3 common reasons as to why you may be experiencing cold sensitivity: Gum Recession Your roots are highly sensitive since they aren’t covered by a protective enamel like the … Continue reading

3 Reasons Why You Might Need a Dental Crown

Unsure of whether you need a dental crown or not? We understand not wanting to go through the hassle of a dental procedure unless absolutely necessary but we recommend getting a dental crown in the below 3 situations! An Unstable Filling Getting a filling for your tooth often depends on having a strong supporting structure to hold the restoration. As such, we don’t use fillings for large areas or to build teeth as the moment a large amount of pressure is put on it, it’ll likely break. So, in the instance a large filling is used on a tooth with … Continue reading

Whitening Vs Veneers: Which is the Best Choice For You?

Have you been looking for ways to get that perfect smile? If you’re looking for a brighter, whiter smile, there are two options in particular that are quite popular. Teeth whitening and porcelain veneers are often common choices when looking to improve smiles. Teeth Whitening Are your teeth already the right size and shape? If you have a well-aligned set of teeth with no gaps, whitening is definitely the option to be rooting for. You can either come to our clinic or we can even give you instructions to carry this out at home! Essentially, the whitening process in the … Continue reading

Have Crooked Teeth? They May Cause These Problems!

We don’t recommend receiving orthodontic treatment for crooked teeth merely based on the appearance of a misaligned smile. Crooked teeth are actually responsible for a number of problems that can be quite costly and painful to fix if you don’t catch them early on! Here are just a few problems you can expect: Gum Disease When your teeth are crooked, it can be really hard to clean the entire surface of your mouth properly. This means there is a lot of bacteria left untouched that accumulates over time. Gum disease is caused by a buildup of plaque left on the … Continue reading

Fillings or Crowns: Which is the Best Choice?

Are you dealing with a tooth that is broken, worn down or has a cavity? You might be wondering which dental treatment would work best for your situation. You can either opt for a traditional filling or for something more comprehensively restorative like a dental crown! At PMD, we easily offer both options but which one you need will depend on the following factors: Severity of Damage In either case of a cavity or a cracked, worn down tooth, the severity of the damage plays a big role in deciding whether you need a filling or crown. Crowns are used … Continue reading

Why do Bone Levels Matter?

man getting his bone levels checked

Have you ever heard our Port Melbourne dentists discussing the bone levels around your teeth? You may have wondered if bone height and quantity is important when it comes to your teeth. After all, your gum tissues help hold them in, too.   But your bone is foundational to a healthy, stable smile. You could compare it to setting a post down into cement. The deeper and more coverage there is around the pole, the more secure it will be to support a fence. But if the cement base is shallow, the post can start to rock or lean when … Continue reading

Top 3 Causes of Tooth Pain

woman with tooth pain

Not all toothaches are created equal (or due to cavities.) If you’re experiencing tooth pain, the type of discomfort and how frequent it is can be a good indication as to what’s causing it. Although this isn’t a comprehensive list of toothache causes, here are the top three sensitivity issues that we see in our Port Melbourne dentist office.   Receding Gums When your gumlines recede — or pull back down the tooth — your roots become exposed to the external environment around them. They weren’t made for that. In fact, they’re covered in tiny pores and nerve endings, which … Continue reading

Benefits of Getting a CBCT Scan

woman after 3D cbct scan

In years’ past, basic dental X-rays were all that your Port Melbourne family dentist had to diagnose issues like bone loss, abscesses, and tooth decay. That meant using two-dimensional images to plan treatments like fillings and dental implants. Simply put, it was only a piece of the diagnostic puzzle. Today, we’re fortunate to have access to 3D imaging where we can virtually capture a multi-dimensional image of your teeth, jaws, and surrounding oral anatomy. It’s all possible with a ten second scan called a CBCT. If you’ve ever had a pano (full-mouth X-ray) taken, the process of getting a CBCT … Continue reading

Autologous Somatic Cell Jaw Repair

Jaw damage, bone fractures, and extensive osseous loss because of periodontal disease (or missing teeth) can affect everything from your oral function and speech to your facial profile and tooth retention.   With a process called “autologous somatic cell” treatment, we use innovative research to harness the healing properties of natural cell tissue to aid in the regeneration of bone.   Autologous somatic cells use your body’s own blood cells, platelets, and growth factors to help regenerate bone structure so that there’s a steady foundation available to anchor new dental implants into your mouth.   When key proteins are incorporated … Continue reading