According to the World Health Organization, dentistry is “the science and art of preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries and malformations of the teeth, jaws and mouth.” Here at Riverside Dental, we are proud to provide services that cover every facet of this definition. One of our main focuses, however, is preventative dentistry. This includes educating our patients on how best to maintain their oral health in their own time, ensuring they see us regularly so that we are able to catch any small issues before they become bigger problems, and addressing these issues swiftly so as the preserve and ensure the longevity of the natural teeth. Our General Dentistry options include root canal treatment, tooth fillings, hygiene & care, children’s dental care, and orthodontics & clear aligners.
Root Canal Treatment
Patients need root canal treatment when the pulp inside the tooth is infected or dead. In the past, teeth with infected pulp could not be saved and were routinely removed in order to keep the infection from spreading. Today, however, we can save the tooth by cleaning out the diseased pulp, re-shaping the canal and re-sealing the tooth.
A dental filling is used when a patient has a tooth that has been damaged by decay. The decayed tooth material is removed, the affected area is cleaned, and the cavity is then filled with a tooth filling material. At Riverside Dental we use either porcelain or amalgam for dental fillings. This treatment effectively closes off the cavity from bacteria, helping to prevent further decay.
Hygiene & Care
Coming in for your six-monthly check-up-and-clean is one of the most important steps you can take towards maintaining your oral health and preventing any serious issues. We have a hygiene team that is highly trained, gentle and friendly, and they will work with you to make sure that your experience at Riverside Dental is a positive one.
Children’s Dental Care
We are proud to offer dental care to even the youngest members of the Sunshine Coast community! We know that a trip to see the dentist can be anxiety-inducing for some children, and we will do everything we can to ensure that your child has a positive experience. From your child’s very first dental appointment we will give them a gentle introduction to dentistry and teach them to care for their oral health so that they will have a healthy, beautiful smile throughout their life!
Orthodontics & Clear Aligners
It used to be that orthodontics was synonymous with ugly, bulky metal braces and adolescence. However, not everyone had the opportunity to have their teeth straightened while they were growing up. Thankfully, today there are several options available for straightening your teeth almost invisibly.