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Reasons to Consider Getting a Root Canal

Woman getting a root canal treatment

Once nerve damage occurs in a tooth, your dentist at PMD Dental Care in Port Melbourne may decide that the most appropriate way to restore it is to undergo root canal therapy.  During this procedure, the infected nerve tissue will be removed from inside the nerve canal.   Why Not Just Pull My Tooth?  You should consider root canal treatment because it will ensure salvation of your natural tooth.  It is the only way to eliminate the infection other than permanently extracting it.  However, the latter treatment leaves a large space between your teeth. Occasionally the structural tooth is so … Continue reading

Do I Have a Cavity?

Woman checking for cavities

The second you feel a toothache or “twinge” coming from your mouth, the first thing that usually pops into your head is “do I have a cavity?” Find out if there is a Cavity While not all cavities can cause pain or uncomfortable symptoms, there are several common signs that you can look for. If you notice any of the following, be sure to let our Port Melbourne dentists know: Sweet Sensitivity. A soda, flavoured coffee, or after dinner dessert that causes tooth sensitivity is a red flag for tooth decay. Teeth usually are not sensitive to sweets unless there’s … Continue reading

Gum Disease Symptoms and Treatment

Woman flossing teeth

Did you know that periodontal (gum) disease causes more adult tooth loss than cavities do? Our Port Melbourne dentists are committed to helping you and your family reduce the risk of gum disease and save your smile through therapeutic and preventative techniques. Signs to Look For The following symptoms are all classic signs of an active periodontal infection. Gums that are swollen and tender Bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth Receding gumlines (“long teeth”) Tooth sensitivity or mobility Soreness when you chew Bad breath Problems with food getting stuck between teeth Visible tartar buildup and staining across the … Continue reading

Denture FAQ

couple with dentures

Are you thinking of getting dentures or wearing your first pair? Although simple and straightforward, dentures do require some special care and maintenance to ensure they last as long as possible. Here are some of the most common denture questions we get at our Port Melbourne office. Do I need to take my denture out every night? Yes. Sleeping in your denture could lead to accelerated bone shrinkage and infections on your gums. Let your mouth rest each night as you soak your denture in an approved cleanser or water.   What should I clean my denture with? Use lukewarm … Continue reading

Dental Crowns vs. Bridges

Dental Crowns

You rely on your teeth for everything from talking to being able to eat a balanced diet. But when your smile is affected by decay or missing teeth, you’re not always sure what the next best approach is to return your oral health back to optimal levels. Our Port Melbourne dentists offer comprehensive restorations like porcelain crowns and bridges; but which is right for you? Crowns Cover and Protect Sometimes called “caps,” dental crowns are a protective restoration that covers a tooth all the way to the gum line. They are not for replacing missing teeth, as there needs to … Continue reading