Tooth Loss

Managing Dental Fear and Anxiety

Despite considerable advancements in dental techniques and the modern idea of pain-free dentistry, a recent Australian study found that 85% of the adult population still experience dental fear and anxiety. Patient anxiety towards dentistry is one of the great challenges facing the modern dental practitioner and as a result, remains at the forefront of every practitioner working at Gentle Dental Care (GDC). We are fortunate to offer various options…
General Dentistry

Antibiotics Help in the Treatment of Gum Disease

Periodontal or gum disease is characterised by inflammation of the gums and progressive bone loss around the teeth. Symptoms include red, swollen and bleeding gums, receding gums, bad breath, loosening teeth and subsequent loss of teeth. Some risk factors for periodontal disease include smoking, poor oral hygiene, genetic predisposition and diabetes. The successful treatment of periodontal disease is important not only for the health of your teeth and gums…
Paediatric Dentistry

What to do if your child won’t tolerate dental treatment.

Many patients will require dental treatment during their childhood, this may range from a simple check-up and clean to more extensive work. Taking your child to the dentist early on can, not only prevent serious dental problems, but also reinforce positive attitudes towards the dentist and thereby increasing the chance that they will be cooperative should treatment be required. Unfortunately some child patients will be uncooperative, the days of…