Dentist Perth WA

Access Dental Care has three convenient locations across Perth: the CBD, Bull Creek and Perth East

During your initial consultation our reception staff will ask you to complete a medical form.

Our dentist needs to be aware of your general state of health as this can often impact upon the condition of your teeth and gums and may effect medication such as anaesthetics and antibiotics we may use for you.

At your consultation you will have the opportunity to discuss any dental concerns you may have, or how you would like your teeth improved.

Your dentist will give you a full oral assessment to help accurately plan which treatments would be best for the health of your mouth. During this examination we will be looking at:

Teeth and the way you bite

  • Original restorations: fillings, crowns, veneers etc.
  • The health of your gums and surrounding bone around each tooth
  • Your tongue, throat, cheeks & lips for signs of oral cancer
  • Jaw joint evaluation

Dental X-rays will also be taken of your teeth to check for –

  • Decay inside the tooth or between the teeth
  • Abscess or cysts on the roots of your teeth
  • Root positions
  • Bone loss

Once the examination is complete the dentist will discuss the findings with you.

Oral Hygiene

In order to maintain good oral health you need to remove the daily build-up of plaque from all surfaces of your tooth:

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day, for two minutes each time. Ask your dentist which type of tooth brush is best for you, as many of us use brushes are too hard or too large.
  • Floss your teeth: flossing reaches the 30% of the tooth that a toothbrush cannot reach.

Healthy gums:

  • Are pink in colour
  • Have no areas of redness or inflammation
  • Have no bleeding when brushing or flossing
  • Have no tenderness or discomfort

If you don’t look after your teeth properly it can lead to the first stage of gum disease known as gingivitis. If left untreated gingivitis can lead to periodontal disease, the chronic form the disease.

Periodontal disease

Gum disease comes in two stages: gingivitis and periodontist.

What is gingivitis?

Gingivitis is caused by plaque that collects in the small gaps between the gums and teeth. Symptoms of gingivitis include:

  • Bleeding when brushing or flossing
  • Soreness or discomfort of gums
  • Gums appearing red in colour, puffy or swollen

Unlike periodontal disease gingivitis is reversible. It should also be noted that not all gingivitis leads to periodontal disease.

What is periodontal disease?

This is the later stages of gum disease, and is when the bacterial infection under the gums progresses deeper and affect the bone and tissue supporting the tooth. Your gums will:

  • Bleed when brushing or flossing
  • Will be red swollen and tender
  • Cause bad breath
  • Pus may be seen in the pockets around the tooth.

The infection damages the tissue connecting the gums to the roots of the tooth. Once this tissue has been destroyed the gums pull away from the teeth, which forms pockets where the bacteria thrives in. Over time the bone anchoring the tooth in the jaw will dissolve, making the tooth loose. Eventually, your tooth will fall out.

Periodontal disease is irreversible. All you can do is slow the progression with regular visits to Access Dental Care.

One of our friendly dentists will give you a full oral assessment to help accurately plan which treatments would be best for the health of your mouth. During this examination we will be looking at:

  • Your teeth and bite
  • Any restorations you might have (for example, fillings, crowns, veneers)
  • The health of your gums
  • Your tongue, cheeks, throat and lips for signs of oral cancer
  • Jaw joint evaluation

We also carry out dental x-rays to check for:

  • Decay inside the tooth or between the teeth
  • Abscess or cysts on the roots of your tooth
  • Root positions
  • Bone loss

Once the examination is complete your dentist will explain the findings with you as well as a treatment plan. This plan will include all the benefits and risks of each procedure and the cost.

Our general dentistry treatments include:

Dentist Perth

For more information on our range of general and cosmetic dentistry treatments, please contact us today.

Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

We always:

  • Promote prevention – we encourage good oral health care habits and routines to prevent the onset of tooth decay and oral diseases.
  • Offer the highest level of care to ensure you receive the most effective and sustainable dental treatments for you and your lifestyle.
  • Provide safe and comfortable dental treatments by utilising the best dental technologies and the most advanced treatment methods.
  • Explain recommended treatments to ensure you understand your options so you can make the most informed decision for your health.