Preventative Dentistry

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Gum disease

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Custom Mouthguards

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Wisdom Teeth

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General Dentistry

General dentistry at Figtree Family Dental encompasses a full selection of dental treatments, including regular hygiene, teeth cleaning, general check-ups, and wisdom teeth removal. Our approach is based on a ‘prevention is best’ philosophy, and we aim to educate and raise awareness in our patients about the value of taking good care of their oral health. As people who belong to the local community, we’re committed to providing affordable dentistry in the broader Wollongong region; and care that is based on trust and confidence.

If you are seeking experienced and affordable general dentistry treatments in Wollongong, we are here for you.

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Regular hygiene cleans

While daily brushing and flossing are vital, a regular hygiene clean performed by a professional hygienist or oral health therapist is just as important. We recommend a minimum of two hygiene visits annually, however depending on your individual needs, this may be adjusted up or down. Chronic health conditions can impact on the health of teeth and gums, as can certain medications. Regardless of your age and stage in life, one of our experienced hygienists will remove plaque and calculus from teeth and allow any indications of disease to be detected early before they become more complex and expensive problems to fix. Education is an important aspect of a hygienist’s role and you can be sure to gain new knowledge and skills through their guidance. Why not book your hygiene appointment today and start experiencing your best oral health.

Gum disease

Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, is a serious condition. What’s surprising is many people are not even aware gum disease is an issue for them. Nor do they realise that if ignored, it can result in other serious oral health conditions, some of which are irreversible. As with all dental conditions, prevention is best, and a regular hygiene visit will help ensure gum disease is detected and treated early.

Gum disease is often called a ‘silent’ disease, however it can present as sore gums, bleeding when brushing teeth, and bad breath. During your regular hygiene check we’ll tell you whether you have gum disease, and if you do, we will present an effective treatment plan, which may include medication. Surgery may also be required, particularly if there is a need to rebuild gum structure and if tooth decay is present. It is never too soon to get on top of gum disease, so reach out to our friendly team today.

Wisdom teeth removal

Between the ages of 17 and 25, wisdom teeth may emerge in the upper and lower gums. Causing gum infections, crowding and chewing problems, wisdom teeth may need to be removed if there is inadequate space in the jaw, a problem which can result in a cyst developing. Swelling, pressure and stiffness in the jaw are indications wisdom teeth may need to be removed. If you experience symptoms, one of the Figtree Family Dental clinicians will do a thorough evaluation and provide guidance on next steps.

Wisdom teeth removal has earned a negative reputation, however advances in techniques and dental technology mean the procedure is more manageable than it has been in the past. To help allay concerns and anxiety, we will explain the procedure to you and advise on measures to be taken during recovery. Don’t let your wisdom teeth prevent you from enjoying life. Book your appointment today.

Custom mouthguards

Whether you're a professional athlete or weekend sporting warrior, if you are involved in contact sports, a custom mouthguard is an essential part of your amourary. Apart from protecting teeth from trauma and injury, mouthguards have also been shown to assist with correct breathing that supports optimal performance, while a poorly fitted mouthguard can impact breathing and balance.

Not all mouthguards are created equal. Unlike an off the shelf product, a custom mouthguard offers more protection as it is fitted to your teeth and mouth. Our goal is to support your best oral health and protecting your teeth is very much a part of our preventive approach. Before the sporting season starts, get in touch so we can help protect your teeth.

Why choose Figtree Family Dental for general dentistry treatments?

Figtree Family Dental is Wollongong’s largest dental practice, which means we can meet all your dental needs under one roof. We have a team of experienced clinicians who can advise and guide orthodontic treatment for children, teens, and adults. We are proud of our beautiful practice and would love to welcome you and provide the kind of care you deserve.