General Dentistry – beautiful teeth throughout your life
Caring for the general dentistry needs of your whole family
Our Approach to General Dentistry
At Melbourne’s Smile Solutions, we understand the importance of looking after your teeth and maintaining good oral hygiene. Working with you towards this goal, our large team of general dentists have among them a wealth of experience and a wide range of dental skills and interests, which they expand through ongoing clinical training and education. This ongoing learning is pursued in addition to postgraduate university education.
General dental care at Smile Solutions includes everything from teeth cleaning and general check-ups to root canal therapy, wisdom teeth removal and emergency dentistry.
In addition, the services of our general dentists, dental hygienists and dental specialists are all delivered under the one roof, making the referral process much simpler and therefore more convenient for you. All your dental needs are taken care of in the one location.
All members of our team of 40+ general dentists, 20+ registered specialists and 20+ dental hygienists and therapists readily communicate and collaborate with each other about your individual dental needs, guaranteeing the best possible outcome.
Our team of hygienists and dental therapists is integral to our practice. While we should all be brushing and flossing our teeth twice a day, it’s also important to schedule regular appointments for dental check-ups and oral hygiene services. Oral hygiene is not just about cleaning teeth; hygienists focus on maintaining optimum gum health and the prevention of dental conditions such as decay and erosion.
Unless you require specialist dental care (which means you need treatment more often), you should be seeing your hygienist every six months to make sure your teeth and gums stay healthy. S/he will remove any plaque and calculus (tartar) from your teeth, and if any fundamental problems are found these can be addressed by our other clinicians without delay.
To find out more about looking after your dental hygiene, visit our hygienists page.
Smile Solutions has available a large team of practitioners to cater for all your dental needs, including emergency dentistry.
Our friendly clinicians understand that accidents happen and they are therefore equipped to cater for unexpected emergency dental visits. They are skilled at handling all emergency situations such as toothache, chipped or broken teeth, infections, denture repairs, impacted wisdom teeth and more.
Our extended opening hours allow for emergency appointments to be scheduled at short notice.
To find out more, visit our emergency dentistry page.
It is important to establish a good oral hygiene routine from a young age, and at Smile Solutions we want to make going to the dentist a positive experience for all children. We believe this can prevent any future anxiety associated with dental check-ups or treatment and will set the foundation for good oral hygiene habits into adulthood.
We have a specialist paediatric dentist and a team of dental therapists on hand to address all of your child’s dental needs, as well as specialist orthodontists if your child needs orthodontic treatment.
Our children’s dentistry page has more information.
Sleep dentistry is a way for patients who may feel anxious or fearful about receiving dental treatment to undergo a dental procedure while under mild sedation.
At Smile Solutions a registered specialist anaesthetist intravenously administers a sedative combined with a pain-relieving medicine, which induces a drowsy and dreamlike state. Patients generally have no memory of the dental procedure afterwards.
Our sleep dentistry page has more information for you to read.
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth, which usually happens during your late teens to early twenties. When there is insufficient gum space for normal eruption, these teeth can become “impacted”, meaning they remain below the gum line, or only partially above it, because they cannot fully emerge.
Impacted wisdom teeth can cause numerous problems, including infection of associated gum tissue, dental decay of adjacent teeth, crowding of front teeth, and (in rare cases) cysts. Sometimes wisdom teeth will grow properly and not require treatment. When you attend your regular dental appointments your dentist will check any wisdom teeth still present and assess whether they need treatment, which could include extraction.
Visit our wisdom teeth page for more information.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is the treatment of a bacteria-infected tooth. When bacteria invade the canal of the tooth, the body stops blood supply to the tooth to prevent the infection from spreading. Then the only options for treatment are either to extract the tooth or to save it with root canal therapy.
It is always preferable to save a tooth, where possible, rather than extract it. This is because each tooth complements its neighbouring and opposing teeth and to lose one can negatively affect these surrounding teeth. At Smile Solutions, your root canal treatment will be performed by one of our endodontists (root canal specialists).
For a more comprehensive insight, visit our root canal therapy page.
We take a holistic approach to dentistry at Smile Solutions, believing that the body is best treated as a whole and any one change can have a wider effect. We take a comprehensive approach to oral care, with our clinicians focusing on prevention to ensure good long-term oral health.
We offer a wide range of treatments utilising the latest technology, with an emphasis on providing the most tranquil possible treatment setting for our patients. We’ve created a serene environment in which our patients receive their dental treatment, helping them to relax and have a more positive experience.
To learn more, visit our holistic dentistry page.
Who Will Provide My Dental Treatment?
We have an experienced team of general dentists who will look after all your general dentistry and will work in conjunction with our hygienists and dental specialists to provide you with the best possible dental care.
To find out more about our team of general dentists, hygienists and specialists, visit our team page.
Why Choose Smile Solutions?
Smile Solutions is your Melbourne dentist. Being the largest dental practice in Australia means we are well equipped to handle all your dental needs. Our general dentists have unique skills and post-graduate training. They are experienced in all areas of dentistry, from teeth whitening to root canal therapy and children’s dentistry.
The size of our practice enables us to use the best technological tools and keep up to date with all the latest advancements in dentistry, ensuring that we provide the highest quality of care for people of all ages in our beautiful and serene practice.