What Dental Procedures Can You Have While Pregnant?

You shouldn’t stop going to the dentist while you’re pregnant, in fact, it’s actually more important to stay on top of your oral health. When you’re pregnant you’re at higher risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral issues. There’s still a widespread belief that visiting the dentist while pregnant can harm your unborn baby, this is completely false. While some dental procedures should be delayed until after pregnancy, many procedures can still be undertaken at certain times throughout your pregnancy as delaying dental care could lead to more serious problems.

Dental health has a big impact on your overall health, which in turn can have a big influence on your baby too. When you’re dealing with hormone changes and cravings, make sure to take care of your oral and overall health. There’s nothing to worry about when visiting the dentist while pregnant, as your dentist will only proceed with procedures that are safe. The only time not visiting the dentist is advised, is for pregnant people who are told to stay in bed due to medical reasons, such as hypertension.

Can You Have Dental X-Rays While Pregnant?
One of the most common concerns about visiting the dentist while pregnant is about being exposed to radiation from x-rays. In the past this was a valid concern, but as x-ray technology has evolved the way x-ray machines emit radiation has changed and modern dental x-rays emit a very low level of radiation. A single dose is not usually strong enough to cause any adverse effects to your growing baby. However, an x-ray will still only be taken if absolutely necessary for emergency procedures or if you’re experiencing extreme pain. Even though x-rays are safe, it’s still recommended to avoid them during the first trimester if possible. During the x-ray you’ll be given a lead apron and a neck guard for added protection against the low level of radiation.

Can You Have Anaesthetic While Pregnant?
It is safe to have anaesthetic while pregnant to help you relax and numb the pain during dental procedures. Do inform your dentist about your pregnancy or if you are trying to conceive, as they will ensure to choose a suitable anaesthetic and set the appropriate levels as certain anaesthetics should still be avoided. The lowest concentration will be used to help you feel comfortable so you and your baby will avoid added stress. Local anaesthetics have been found to be safe to use during pregnancy and have no adverse effects.

Can You Get A Tooth Pulled While Pregnant?
Tooth extractions are a last resort for dentists and are avoided at any stage in your life if possible. But sometimes, if the tooth is badly damaged or causing pain, they cannot be avoided – even during pregnancy. The extraction can be performed at any time during pregnancy, but the second trimester is recommended as the ideal time. This helps avoid x-rays during the crucial first trimester and also the discomfort of having to lie on your back for an extended period of time during the third trimester.

Can You Have A Root Canal While Pregnant?
It is safe to have a root canal while pregnant, but just like tooth removals, it is recommended during the second trimester to avoid low level radiation during the first trimester and discomfort during the third. Root canal treatments stop pain caused by tooth decay that has reached inside the tooth by removing the infected tissue and restoring the tooth with a crown, avoiding a removal. The consequences of suffering through severe pain from a tooth infection far outweigh any risks from a root canal during pregnancy.

Can You Get Braces While Pregnant?
If you’re already undergoing orthodontic treatment, whether braces or Invisalign, you shouldn’t stop because of your pregnancy. Ensure to speak with your dentist as the treatment will be tailored to factor in your pregnancy. For new treatments, you can have new braces fitted during pregnancy, but your dentist may recommend to wait until after birth to avoid any complications. Getting braces requires x-rays, which are best to avoid during the first trimester. During pregnancy your face and mouth might change shape, meaning your braces would need to be adjusted or a new impression would need to be made to create a new set of clear aligners.

Can You Get Dental Fillings While Pregnant?
During pregnancy, you have a higher risk of developing cavities due to cravings for sugary snacks, morning sickness and the increased acidity in the mouth, and less attention placed on oral health. Putting off treatment can make the problem worse, so it’s good to know that cavities can be treated safely at any time during pregnancy. As with many procedures, it is recommended to schedule fillings during the second trimester. There are different types of fillings, some safer than others for you and your baby. Your dentist will advise what is the best option to proceed with.

Can You Whiten Your Teeth While Pregnant?
While teeth whitening is safe enough to be performed during pregnancy, your dentist will still likely recommend waiting until after birth as it’s not an essential procedure. Cosmetic treatments should particularly be avoided during the third trimester as you may feel discomfort from having to lie back for the extended amount of time. If you’re using an at home teeth whitening kit, ensure that you check the concentration of hydrogen peroxide is no more than 6%, as higher concentrations can potentially cause tissue damage if not applied by a professional.

Can You Get Dental Cleaning While Pregnant?
Yes! Dental cleanings are not only safe while pregnant, they are encouraged. A common problem during pregnancy is Pregnancy Gingivitis. This can be prevented or treated with regular dental cleanings. Once again, the second trimester is the ideal time to schedule the appointment.

Choose Carrum Downs Dental Care
Our friendly and experienced team at Carrum Downs Dental Care can help guide you through dental care throughout your pregnancy. If you’re looking for a dental clinic in Melbourne, contact us here to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services.

10 Tips For Good Everyday Dental Hygiene

The best way to ensure healthy teeth is to maintain a good daily oral health care routine. Here’s some helpful everyday tips to keep your smile bright and strong.

1. Wait After Eating To Brush
Acidic foods and drinks like citrus fruits & juice, tomatoes, soft drinks, and wine have a low pH level that temporarily softens the enamel of your teeth. If you immediately follow up with brushing your teeth, you could end up removing some of the enamel, making your teeth more susceptible to decay. It’s best to wait between 30-60 minutes after eating and drinking to brush to save your enamel.

2. Use A Soft Bristled Brush
Along with changing your toothbrush every two to three months, make sure you’re choosing a soft bristled brush. Medium and firm bristles can be very abrasive and damaging over time. The bristles on a soft toothbrush bend easily, making it gentler on your teeth and gums and make it easier to reach parts of your teeth that hard bristles cannot.

3. Brush Daily and Nightly
This is the most well known recommendation for healthy teeth. Yet many still neglect to brush before bed. Make sure you’re brushing morning and night to get rid of germs and plaque that build up. Take your time while brushing. Move in gentle, circular motions for at least two minutes.

4. Don’t Forget Your Tongue
Plaque can also accumulate on your tongue. This can lead to oral health problems and bad breath. Everytime you brush your teeth, gently brush your tongue with circular motions. Alternatively you can use a piece of floss to gently scrape down your tongue.

5. Use A Fluoride Toothpaste
Fluoride is an important part of dental care. When choosing your toothpaste, make sure it contains fluoride. It’s the leading defence against tooth decay. Fluoride works by fighting germs that lead to decay and provides a protective barrier for your teeth.

6. Make Sure To Floss
Toothbrushes can only clean so much of your mouth, it’s difficult to reach in between your teeth, which is why flossing is important. Not only does flossing get that piece of spinach out from between your teeth, it also stimulates the gums, reduces plaque, and helps lower inflammation. Make sure to floss at least once a day and ensure you include the teeth at the back of your mouth.

7. Use Mouthwash
The final step of your dental care routine should be mouthwash. It reduces the amount of acid in your mouth, cleans hard to brush areas, and remineralizes the teeth. Mouthwash is especially helpful for children and the elderly, where flossing may not be ideal. Swish around the mouthwash for at least 30 seconds and spit into the sink.

8. Drink More Water
Water is great for your overall health, and particularly good for your oral health. After eating it’s important to drink and swish some water around your mouth to remove any lingering sticky and acidic foods between brushes. Australian tap water also has the added benefit of fluoride within it.

9. Each Crunchy Fruit & Vegetables
Raw, coarse, and fibrous foods such as apples, celery, carrots, celery, and lettuce help scrub at tooth surfaces and remove accumulated plaque. This will make your teeth healthier and make them appear whiter. As these foods require more chewing, they also stimulate saliva, which helps to neutralise acids that cause your teeth to erode.

10. Limit Acidic And Sugary Foods
Acid and sugar erode the enamel of your teeth and lead to cavities. Acidic fruits and tea & coffee can also wear down enamel. You don’t have to avoid them altogether, but do be mindful of your intake and make sure to clean your teeth after. In a similar fashion, limiting alcoholic drinks and avoiding tobacco use are very important in maintaining good oral hygiene.

Bottom Line
Maintaining good oral hygiene is important to your overall health and comfort. Take care of your teeth and they’ll take care of you. Along with everyday care, make sure to visit your dentist at least once every six months for a check up. If you need to book in your appointment, make sure to contact us at Carrum Downs Dental Group today.

How To Prep For Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth removal can be a daunting thought, but there’s nothing to be worried about. Carrum Downs Dental Care can do impacted, surgical, and wisdom teeth extractions in Melbourne. We remove your wisdom teeth in a caring way and ensure you’re prepared for before and after your procedure.

What happens in removal?

Wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth to appear in your mouth. They usually show up between the ages of 17 and 25. For some people wisdom teeth erupt normally and cause no problems, but for many, the teeth develop impacted and don’t have enough room to erupt into the mouth, therefore needing removal.

There are a few different types of wisdom teeth removal depending on the circumstance. There’s straightforward wisdom teeth removal if the tooth is straight and not impacted. A minor surgery is needed for impacted and horizontally grown teeth. And in very few cases, the removal may be incredibly complex and you’ll be referred to a specialist oral surgeon.

There are quite a few reasons why you might need your wisdom teeth removed:

  • Pain
  • In line with orthodontic treatments to straighten teeth
  • Infections
  • Damage to nearby teeth
  • Tooth decay in a partially erupted tooth
  • Development of a cyst around the tooth
  • To prevent likely future dental problems

How to Prep For Wisdom Teeth Removal

Ask your dentist questions

If knowing how something works makes you feel comfortable, make sure to ask your dentist questions. Example to ask are:

  • How many wisdom teeth are being removed?
  • What type of anaesthesia will I receive?
  • How long/complicated do you expect the procedure to be?
  • Will I need follow up treatments?
  • How long will it take to heal?

Take time off school or work

After your wisdom teeth are removed you may feel some pain after the anaesthesia wears off. You should plan ahead for this and book off at least two days in your calendar for recovery. From there, your mouth will usually take 1-2 weeks to heal. So even if you return to school or work, refrain from intense activities for a little while.

Wear comfortable clothing

You’ll want to be comfortable throughout and after the procedure, so wear comfy clothes like trackies and t-shirts. Remove any jewellery and make-up.

How To Care For Yourself After Wisdom Teeth Removal

Have medication on hand

You may be given some pain reliever medication by your dentist or prescribed something, so make sure you have that on hand. But also purchase some over-the-counter pain medicine for if you’re still experiencing pain once you stop taking the prescribed medication.

Eat soft foods

Your mouth will feel sore and the place where your wisdom teeth were will be tender, so avoid hard food after your surgery. Stock up on food like:

  • Yoghurt
  • Soup
  • Pudding
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Smoothies
  • Ice cream

And make sure to drink plenty of water!

Follow your dentist’s instructions

You may experience some bleeding, swelling, and bruising after the procedure, so make sure to follow any instructions your dentist gives you in relation to healing. You may be given gauze to place over the extraction site and be instructed to use an ice pack to reduce swelling.

Choose Carrum Downs Dental Care

Carrum Downs Dental Care will help you be prepared for your wisdom teeth removal in Melbourne. If you have any more questions or would like to book an appointment, contact us to schedule in and we can help you achieve a confident, pain free smile.

Top 9 Benefits of Invisalign Treatment

Advancements in dentistry have made it much easier for you to get your perfect smile. At Carrum Downs Dental Care we offer Invisalign treatments. Invisalign straightens your teeth while being virtually invisible, easily removable, and very comfortable.

The Invisalign retainers are a clear, smooth, durable plastic customised for your teeth and treatment. They need to be worn for 20-22 hours a day and are replaced with a new set every 2 weeks to keep your teeth moving slowly into position. There are many benefits of using Invisalign:

They Look Good
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign retainers are practically invisible! No one will notice your dental treatment unless you point it out to them.

They’re Comfortable
Gone are the days of sharp corners and wires stabbing and scraping the inside of your mouth or placing wax on the corners just for it to fall off. Invisalign has no sharp corners or edges, so you’ll barely know they’re there.

They’re Removable
You can remove Invisalign retainers for eating, brushing, and flossing your teeth. This means you can enjoy your food and don’t have to worry about the foods you eat damaging them.

They’re Easy To Clean
Because Invisalign is removable it makes them a snap to clean! Brush them with toothpaste and warm water. Rinse them out and reinsert into your mouth. Do make sure to not use too hot water to avoid damaging the plastic.

The Treatment Works Fast
It usually takes between six months and two years to achieve desired results with Invisalign. But you do start seeing the beginning of results within just a few weeks! Overall treatment time will depend on the complexity of the issue you’d like to address.

They’re Not Invasive
Anyone who’s had braces remembers the pain of having to take traditional impressions of your teeth with a mouthful of goo on a tray. But no longer! Advances in technology mean the process of detailing your teeth is much easier. For most treatments a 3D scanner will be used and translated into 3D prints that will be used to create your custom aligners.

Less Visits
You won’t have to visit the dentist as frequently as you think. You’ll only need to visit between every four to six weeks. Multiple sets of aligners are preplanned and supplied for you that need to be switched every two weeks.

They Fix Many Dental Issues
Invisalign can correct an array of different dental problems such as: Crowded Teeth, Overbite, Underbite, Gap Teeth, and Misaligned Teeth.

They Are Better Than Other Aligners
Invisalign has been available for quite some time now and the experience shows in the quality. Though Invisalign may cost more than at home kits, the dental monitoring from a professional is worth it. Regular dentist visits ensure the aligners are working and make sure no other issues arise.

Bottom Line
Invisalign Aligners are an incredible way to straighten your teeth and create your perfect smile. Carrum Downs Dental Care are experts in Invisalign. Give us a call on (03) 9783 0600 to begin the journey to a smile you’ll love.

How To Overcome Dentophobia

For many just the thought of visiting the dentist strikes fear. Maybe you had a bad experience in the past, or the thought of someone being so close to your mouth freaks you out. The fear of the dentist can also stem from other fears such as: fear of pain, fear of needles, fear of doctors, or fear of being touched.

It is important to note the difference between fear and phobia though. Fear is a strong dislike of a thing that you may not think about until presented with it. A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder which is known to cause extreme distress or avoidance. Both can be overcome.

Visiting the dentist is a necessary part of life and here at Carrum Downs Dental Care we aim to make you as comfortable as possible during your visit. Depending on the severity of your fear, the techniques will take different lengths of time. These techniques may help you on your journey, but if the fear persists, make sure to talk to a professional.

Here’s 8 tips to help you overcome dentophobia and book in your next appointment:

  • Talk to your dentist about it. They will gain an understanding of your fears and be able to calmly and clearly explain the procedure to you to reduce the fear of the unknown.
  • Create a ‘pause’ signal. While talking to the dentist and dental assistant, establish a physical or vocal signal to ‘pause’ the procedure at any point in the case it becomes too overwhelming.
  • Exposure therapy. Begin by attending smaller appointments. Build up with partial exams, x-rays, cleanings, until you feel confident enough for any procedures you need done.
  • Distract yourself. Create a story in your head. Or ask your dentist if you can listen to some music, We also have the additional comfort of a TV on the ceiling to keep you occupied.
  • Breathing techniques. In the lead up to your appointment and in the waiting room try some breathing exercises and meditation to relax.
  • Ask a friend or loved one to attend with you. That way you’ll have somebody to support you the whole time.
  • Nitrous Oxide This is a safe and effective way for those with high levels of anxiety at the dentist to feel more comfortable. It can also come in handy for those with sensitive gag reflexes or back and neck problems.
  • Find the right dentist for you. At Carrum Downs Dental Care, we make sure our patients are comfortable and at ease throughout the appointment.

Book an Appointment today with your dentist in Carrum Downs.
It’s not a short process, and working through it is the best way to overcome your fear. Start small and work your way up. Our dental clinic in Carrum Downs is ready to ease your mind and help you through your visits. Give us a call on 9783 0600.

COVID-19 Announcement

Providing Safe Dentistry During COVID-19

Carrum Carrum Downs Dental Care will only be open for urgent care during current lockdown restrictions in Melbourne, as per August 2021. We’ll be seeing patients on an urgent care basis from 8am – 6pm Mondays to Fridays, and from 8am-1pm on Saturdays.

As we provide an essential health service, we’re happy to continue providing the same high standard of dental care to our patients during this time. Trust that our staff will also be practising additional COVID-Safe measures to ensure a safe and hygienic visit for all our patients.

The extra precautions we have taken include:

  • Enhanced cleaning procedures and routines that see staff actively using antibacterial hand sanitiser, and wipedown procedures of our practice common areas
  • Screening for patients and rescheduling their appointments if they are unwell, possess flu-like symptoms or are suspected to have been exposed to COVID-19
  • Contactless temperature screening for both staff and patients
  • Using antiseptic mouthwash for patients before their treatment

We are taking all the necessary precautions to ensure you are in a safe, clean environment.

Please call our friendly staff on 03 9783 0600 to book your next appointment with us, or if you’d like to clarify how we can assist you during your next visit.

Getting to Know the Importance of Our Children’s Dentistry Services

You may often read or hear about how we’re known as being a family dentist. But have you considered what this means when it comes to helping your children find the right type of dental services they need?

Children’s dentistry is a specialist segment of dental health that we are proud to provide at Carrum Downs Dental Care. Beyond just helping your kids ensure that their teeth are healthy, or helping them when they need orthodontics support to improve their smile, our children’s dentistry services are provided as a way to encourage the uptake of good, lifelong dental hygiene habits among children. It is done by keeping an attentive mindset when it comes to providing any sort of dental service for children.

For starters, we always go the extra mile when it comes to ensuring that all children receive a safe and gentle experience no matter the reason why they’ve come to visit our dental clinic. This no doubt creates positive experiences among our younger patients, and in some cases, instils a healthy curiosity within them that may result in their wanting to actively play their part in ensuring their own dental health and hygiene.

Safe and Gentle Dentistry that is Comprehensive, No Matter Their Age Going back to the term ‘Family Dentist’, our team at Carrum Downs Dental Care keeps a meticulous understanding of exactly what your family may need when it comes to finding reliable dentistry. We keep a lifelong perspective when it comes to helping your child find good dental care, and this means being able to anticipate their dental needs according to the stage of life they’re in. Whether they need help with tooth removal or want to learn more about good brushing techniques, we always make it a point to ensure they never have a reason to worry about visiting our dentists.

Helping to Ensure Good Foundations for Great, Lifelong Dental Hygiene Great dental habits should always stick with them throughout their lives, and we keep the understanding that this can be formed when every one of our younger patients has a positive experience of our dental clinic. No matter if they should need:

  • Orthodontics support like braces,
  • Regular tooth cleaning and polishing, or
  • Advice on how to care for their teeth at home,

You can always trust that our dental team keeps in mind that their experiences will often result in the amount of attention they will pay towards keeping their teeth and gums healthy for life.

Carrum Downs Dental Care is Your Family Dentist You Can Always Call Upon Whether your child needs braces or routine cleaning, our family dental clinic is always there to help. Be sure to call us on 03 9783 0600 to ask about whether your child is eligible to claim their next dental treatment under the Child Dental Benefits Schedule!

Is a Home Teeth Whitening Kit the Right Choice for You?

Teeth whitening kits and treatments have fast become a popular way for many adults to get a brighter smile. Especially with home teeth whitening kits, this means that plenty of individuals have found direct access to improving their dentistry, from the comforts of their home. While plenty of these kits and treatments have proven harmless and effective, we still receive plenty of our patients who would still prefer to visit our dentists in Carrum Downs, to receive their treatment while in-chair at our clinic. So what’s the difference between paying your dentist a visit to receive professional home whitening, and bringing him a home teeth whitening kit that in many ways could produce the same results?

The truth is, whichever way you’d prefer to receive your teeth whitening treatment, there are chemicals used in whitening strips and gels that can damage the enamel on your tooth – especially if it’s still in its developing stages. This is why we recommend considering in-chair teeth whitening, especially for younger adults. Regardless of whether you’d prefer to get your teeth whitening done at home or in our clinic, you would still have to visit our dentists for a first-time consultation, so we can provide the right advice for your next steps.

Getting Whiter Teeth without the Fuss of Regular Visitations

Convenience is often the main benefit when it comes to understanding why some of our patients prefer opting for home teeth whitening kits. Apart from having a very busy schedule, some patients may even feel that a home teeth whitening kit can help them with slight discolouration to their teeth. This can happen more commonly than thought, especially when considering daily habits that involve consuming coffee or red wine. However, did you know that professional cosmetic dentistry can provide you with much brighter results, if you are facing a more serious discolouration of your teeth? Our professional assistance can also help to ensure:

  • More natural looking appearances to your teeth
  • No damage is done to your enamel and gums, and
  • That any other pre-existing dental restorations are taken care of.

Carrum Downs Dental Care Provides Comprehensive Cosmetic Dental Solutions

If you’ve been wanting to find ways to improve your smile, consider how our team of dental professionals is always ready to help. We can provide expert teeth whitening in-chair, or via a take home kit that you can use conveniently. Just call our dental clinic today on 03 9783 0600 to book a consultation with our dentists soon.

Understanding Dental Implants – How they Work and Why They Might Suit You

Thankfully, it can be said that most of our dental patients will go through their lives not really needing to experience the pains and trauma associated with damaging or losing a tooth due to mishap. Without getting too much into detail, it’s plainly understood how most people would try to avoid such a predicament as far as possible. But can it really be helped for such an accident to happen, especially to those who live more active, sporting lifestyles that could see a potential for accident or injury? In some cases, unfortunately not.

However, there are most definitely professional means through which a patient may be able to complete their smile, and fill the gap left by a lost tooth. Among these is through getting dental implants, which provide a permanent means for patients to regain their smile, and proper function of their teeth once more. Even if not because of an accident, damaged and cracked teeth can sometimes require replacing. With dental implant surgery, patients now have a way to safely replace their damaged teeth, while not having to worry about whether their implant will last.

Consultation is Always the First Step

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when considering the prospect of needing a dental implant. Most patients may find the details of this procedure to be absolutely terrifying, and complicated. Regardless, a consultation will not only help you better understand the procedure, but also determine your suitability for dental implants. At Carrum Downs Dental Care, our friendly dental team is always ready to help you identify your suitability for dental implants and make helpful recommendations to ensure a safe and comfortable procedure. Among the considerations we can help with are:

  • Whether a patient has sufficient bone mass for the procedure, and
  • Whether bridges or dentures might suit the patient’s needs better.

Bridges or Dentures May Not Complete Your Bite

While it is true that there’s more than just one way to fill a gap left by a missing tooth, returning your teeth to their full functionality is among the most important considerations to be made, when deciding on the feasibility of getting dental implants. With bridges or dentures, some patients may not feel a completeness of their former bite, prior to missing their teeth. Dental implants, however, will provide a firm and secure fixture that helps patients feel more confident with having the full use of their teeth.

Carrum Downs Dental Care is Ready to Help with All Your Family Dental Needs

Be it for a check-up or for dental implant surgery, our family dental clinic in Carrum Downs is always ready to help you find the reliable dentistry that you need. Regardless of your considerations, our friendly dental team is always just a call away. Contact us by calling 03 9783 0600 to see what we can do for you and your family today.

Getting to Know Nerve Pain: When is it More than Just a Toothache?

Toothaches might seem like common occurrences, but seldom are we immediately aware of what causes our teeth to ache. Some patients may experience sensitive gums, for instance, while others could have recently suffered trauma as a result of an accident or sporting activity – leading to the toothache. But one underlying cause that we often help our patients with at Carrum Downs Dental Care is nerve pain. Interestingly enough, it’s what causes plenty of our patients to want to come in for a check-up, even if they may not always realise that it’s their nerves that are causing them pain. Sometimes, the sensitivity that some of our patients get from consuming hot or cold foods is related to exposed tooth nerves. With this article, we hope you’ll be better able to understand and identify tooth nerve pain, so you’ll know right away to give our clinic a call if you need treatment for the pain!

What Causes Tooth Nerve Pain, and How is It Treated?

That stabbing or sharp sensation of pain that a person sometimes feels in their teeth is often related to nerve pain, caused by an exposed nerve. This can happen if the outer enamel layer of a person’s tooth has become damaged or exposed due to injury. Understandably, leaving this exposed nerve untreated will result in unwanted difficulty consuming or enjoying certain foods – especially if they are hot or cold.

However, nerve pain in a person’s teeth can also be caused by a less-common event known as necrosis. What happens here is that a dying nerve within a tooth could be causing a build-up of bacteria and white blood cells to exert pressure on the nerve endings around your tooth. This infection process can also come with a number of unpleasant side-effects, including:

  • Swelling,
  • Unpleasant tastes,
  • Unpleasant odours, and
  • Discoloration of the affected area.

If you can’t immediately schedule a visit to our clinic to receive treatment, we recommend proceeding with your regular dental hygiene routine, but with special attention taken in using a soft-bristled toothbrush. It also helps to completely avoid consuming hot or cold food for the time being. There is simply no sense in prolonging the pain by putting off your next visit to see our dentists.

Carrum Downs Dental Care is Always Ready to Help You Treat Nerve Pain

Teeth can often heal themselves in the event of mild or non-severe inflammation. However, more serious conditions may require root canal procedures to be done. Regardless, you should always call our friendly staff on 03 9783 0600 to consult with us if you are experiencing nerve pain in your teeth.