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General and Family Dentistry

We offer a wide range of general dental services in Fitzroy so that you and your family can maintain your natural teeth, gums and oral health for a lifetime.

What is General Dentistry?

General dentistry covers a broad range of treatments aimed at preserving and restoring teeth whenever possible, or removing them when there is no other viable option but this is always our last resort. Every treatment provided by Dr Schlen and his team will give you the very best possible chance of enjoying good dental health. Every procedure is specifically designed with your dental needs in mind and we take extensive steps to ensure it will proceed in a smooth and trouble-free manner and with minimal stress. Procedures offered at St Vincent’s Dental Centre include:

  • Fillings
  • Dentures
  • Root canal treatment
  • Tooth Extractions
  • TMD and bruxism
  • Sleep dentistry
  • Treatment for fresh breath

Some of these treatments are likely to already be familiar to you, while others such as TMD and bruxism are less well-known. Bruxism is the correct term for clenching and grinding, a relatively common but potentially destructive condition that can often be diagnosed and treated in a way that is minimally invasive. We know some people have anxiety or dental fears and although we will always go out of our way to help, this might not always be sufficient which is why we do offer options for sleep dentistry. Lastly, fresh breath is something everyone would like to have and it is easily achievable with the correct dental care.

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How Does Children’s Dentistry Differ from Adult Dentistry?

We all have different dental needs at various ages, and during childhood the focus is largely on preventative dental care. At this stage in life, we try to ensure children grow up with healthy teeth and gums by providing a range of preventative dental care treatments combined with good oral hygiene education.

Our dental team very much enjoys treating children especially as this is the ideal age to instil healthy habits that we hope will last a lifetime. We do everything possible to help anxious children relax and our practice has a range of child oriented videos to help keep them entertained. Our children’s dentistry treatments include:

  • Regular check-ups
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Fissure sealants
  • Oral hygiene education
  • Mouth guards

We will also identify any possible orthodontic problems in children as young as age 6, as often these can be more easily treated with the use of early interceptive orthodontics. Regular check-ups are particularly important and are the perfect opportunity to get a young child used to visiting the dentist.

Everyone here is particularly gentle when treating young children and special needs children and we go out of our way to try to ensure every visit is a pleasant and positive experience. Our friendly dental team are always more than willing to talk to parents or caregivers about dental care so please just ask if you have any questions regarding your child’s oral health.

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Fluoride

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Fluoride helps increase resistance to acid attacks by hardening your tooth enamel and speeding up remineralisation.

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Check-Up

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Here at SV Dental Centre, we like to see children by age 2. While this might seem very young it’s the ideal opportunity to get a child used to visit our practice. These initial check-ups are just a gentle examination to make sure everything is okay and to chat to you about your child’s dental care and to answer any questions you may have.

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Dentures

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Also known as false teeth, can be either complete, where all the teeth are missing or partial, when some teeth remain. Dentures are not as effective as dental implants but more affordable.

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Root Canal

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Root Canal Therapy is the control of infection by removing dead pulp from inside the tooth. A successful root canal procedure will generally save the infected tooth where it is then cleaned, sterilized ad reshaped.

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TMD & Bruxism

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Bruxism is the technical term for clenching and grinding, a subconscious condition that often occurs nocturnally. As a result, patients may be unaware they have this habit until they begin to experience symptoms, receive complaints from sleeping partners as grinding can be noisy, or it is diagnosed by a dentist.

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Dental Fillings

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The fillings used in our practice are colour coded to your natural teeth so that any cavities we restore are totally unnoticeable.

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Extractions

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The dentists here at SV Dental Centre regard tooth extraction as being the last resort but sometimes it can be the best option. This may be the case if the tooth is too badly damaged, for example if it has fractured right down through the tooth root, or where it is so badly infected that we need to remove it to clear up the infection.

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Fresh Breath

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Everyone hopes to have fresh breath and while occasional halitosis will affect us all, more persistent bad breath does require investigation. We know this problem can be embarrassing, but we are here to help you and take a very caring and sympathetic approach to this problem as it is important to find out the cause.

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SV Dental Centre St Vincent's Dental Centre (Building B)
Level 3, 55 Victoria Parade
Fitzroy 3065 VIC
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