Total Health Dentistry
We know that mouth health and the health of the entire body are intimately connected. In fact, oral diseases are connected to numerous disease processes like heart disease, diabetes and infant prematurity. Our experience brings proven results in treating gum disease, removing silver amalgam fillings, treating headaches as well as eliminating snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea. We have not only restored the appearance of our patients’ smiles, but have also contributed to improving their overall health.
One example of Total Health Dentistry is oral cancer screening. This year, over 1200 Australians will be diagnosed with oral cancer. That is 4 new cases each day and the rate is continuing to rise. Survival rates for oral cancer remain low despite advances in treatment. According to the Australian Dental Association, this can be attributed to late detection. At our clinic, every time you have a cleaning, check-up or dental treatment, your dentist will perform a visual oral cancer screening for you. We are also one of the very few practices in the country that does additional screening with a VELscope® Vx at no charge. This device has distinctive blue-spectrum light that gives us the ability to detect soft tissue abnormalities before a lesion is even visible to the naked eye. It’s completely safe, involves no unpleasant rinses or stains, only takes a minute and can play a crucial role in saving lives.
Another example is an NTI-TSS device. If you or anyone you know suffers from headaches and migraines, the solution might be as simple as a tiny removable device placed between your teeth at night. The Paddington Dental Surgery is proud to offer the latest advancement in dentistry for the prevention and cure of headaches – we have had great success for many years alleviating intense pain of migraines, jaw pain and neck pain, where drugs have failed. It’s just another example of how we use the latest technology and computer-aided diagnostic tools to provide you with state-of-the-art dental care.
We treat snoring and sleep apnoea with a unique approach. For example, we can provide you with a home sleep monitor to assess whether or not sleep apnoea should be a concern. Being members of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the Academy of Craniofacial Pain gives us unique insight that, while being under-diagnosed and frequently dismissed as harmless snoring, obstructive sleep apnoea is a very dangerous condition and should be treated.
In addition to treating teeth, we provide an oral wellness centre where our skilled dentists offer optimal health as well as a beautiful smile.
The Paddington Dental Surgery dentists and team prioritize the care, comfort, and results of our patients. To help achieve these goals, our office follows hospital-quality standards of sterilisation. In fact, we protect our patients by using some of the highest sterilisation systems available, including the MELAG Premium-Plus-Class sterilisers. These are recognised throughout the world as the best in biological sterilisation and a benchmark for safe dental care. We believe in exceeding hospital standards to preserve and enhance your health while providing exceptional treatment.
Disease prevention has never been more important, and we take the responsibility of sterilisation very seriously. We follow state-of-the-art Australian and international guidelines for sanitation, including working with either single-use dental instruments or fully sterilising each device prior to use. Everyone deserves a clean, decontaminated chair and treatment room, and we sanitise all surfaces between patients. Furthermore, we hyper-filter our water and monitor its quality to better ensure you receive the safest experience possible.
Just as essential as sterilisation is the quality of our treatment and our dental team’s training in infection containment. Our dentists and hygienists have undergone comprehensive instruction in the latest techniques for proper sterilisation. You can rest assured that our entire team is dedicated to employing these methods consistently and with the highest care. Additionally, our cutting-edge technology is designed to support our decontamination efforts and give you the healthiest and most pleasant clinic experience.
For more information on total health dentistry or if you’d like to make an appointment, please contact us today.