Prevention is always better than a cure. Modern dentistry is aimed at the minimisation and prevention of future disease where possible through education, correcting risk factors and minimal intervention techniques. A lot of dental diseases such as tooth decay, gum disease, dental erosion, and grinding/clenching/jaw pain can be identified early and treated through minimally invasive techniques (no drilling or injections) to prevent the need for more aggressive treatment methods (drilling and filling, or even worse tooth extraction) down the track. For this reason, a regular checkup with a dental professional is very important as early signs of disease can easily be missed at home as there is often no associated symptoms until lt is too late!
Our dentists focus on prevention and treat all individuals with a minimally invasive approach. An initial thorough examination (with x-rays) should be done and a tailored treatment plan will be given depending on the findings and the relative disease risk of the individual. A review protocol will also be given to monitor your progress.