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Trembath Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): General Dentistry

How can we help you?

Dr Paul Trembath and his team firmly believe that patients who are well informed about their oral health make better decisions about recommended treatments—and enjoy better overall oral health. We will never rush you through dental appointments while you are here; we want to take as much time as needed to thoroughly explain proper oral care and available treatments. We love talking about oral health—and we enjoy answering your enquiries.

There are some questions we hear from patients over and over, and we’ve compiled some of those below for your convenience. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions that are not listed.

General Dentistry

The best way to find out if your teeth and gums are healthy is to visit your dentist every six months for check-ups and cleans. Many times people are unaware of dental issues in their earliest stages because there are no symptoms present.

For example, a small cavity in the tooth may not even be visible to the naked eye. It probably won’t cause you any problems while it’s still small. But left untreated, a small cavity will grow into a large cavity. If you continue to put off treatment, bacteria could ultimately get inside all the way down to the tooth root. Suddenly, you wake up with an unbearable toothache and discover you need a root canal.

Gum disease is another condition that develops quietly, often with no symptoms. By the time your gums are bleeding, and pockets of pus have formed, it might be too late to spare your teeth from extraction.

The best way to improve your oral hygiene is with routine visits to the dentist. Dr Paul Trembath usually recommends coming to our Mount Gravatt, QLD dental clinic every six months, although he may suggest a different frequency based on your oral health.

It’s not uncommon for people to view routine dental visits as a ‘waste of time and money.’ After all, if you are not experiencing dental pain, why bother going to the dentist?

The reason it’s important is that preventive care is the foundation of good oral health. This means preventing problems or treating issues while they are still in their earliest stages. A tiny cavity that goes unfilled can easily turn into a decayed, infected tooth in need of a root canal. This is what can happen when people skip routine dental visits.

The cost of professional dental cleans is much less than getting a root canal—or worse, having to have a tooth extracted then replaced with a dental restoration.

Another reason to visit the dentist regularly is to keep gums healthy. Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss among adults. The problem is that you can’t know if your gums are healthy without seeing the dentist. Gum disease often develops without any signs or symptoms—until suddenly, gums are bleeding and receding, and the possibility of tooth loss looms in the near future. Gum disease can also be linked to other health problems. By maintaining your oral health you can reduce the risk and impact of many other health concerns such as pre-term pregnancy, diabetes and heart disease to name a few.

You only get one set of teeth. We recommend taking good care of them—and the team at Trembath Dental would love to help you with that.

When you first enter our Mount Gravatt, QLD dental clinic, you’ll be greeted by one of our friendly team members. We will ask that you come a few minutes early to complete your new patient paperwork while you are here. Alternatively, you can complete the paperwork ahead of time. In that case, you’ll simply check-in to reception on arrival and wait a few moments until one of our team members brings you to the treatment area. We run appointments quite promptly, so you’ll seldom have to wait for more than a moment or two.

Dr Paul Trembath will go over your oral health, reviewing your medical history and finding out if you have any questions or issues you would like to discuss. Then he’ll conduct a tooth-by-tooth examination to assess your teeth and gums. Also included is an examination of the soft tissues of the mouth, looking for anything that looks outside of the norm.

Dr Trembath may recommend x-rays to see beyond what he can see in a visual exam. An x-ray will enable him to spot issues while they are still small and easy to treat.

In most cases, you will also be scheduled for a dental clean, so we will provide a scale and polish. If, however, Dr Trembath has detected signs of gum disease, he may recommend you come in at a later time for a deep cleaning.

If you have questions, or if you feel anxious, we welcome your call to our Mount Gravatt, QLD dental practice. We look forward to seeing you.

We understand that visiting the dentist can be an anxiety-producing experience for many of our patients. We believe that one of the best ways to help reduce dental fears to build trust. At our Mount Gravatt, QLD dental clinic, you’ll see Dr Paul Trembath for every dental appointment. He prides himself in taking the time to build solid relationships with each patient.

We allow plenty of time for each dental appointment, so you’ll never feel rushed. We want you to feel comfortable asking questions and talking to us about your smile goals. Your comfort, while you are here at Trembath Dental, is very important to us.

As a general dentist, Dr Trembath can provide nearly all the dental services you and your family need. He has extensive experience in general, cosmetic and restorative dental procedures, including:

  • Dental implants
  • Extractions
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Preventive care
  • Root canals
  • Teeth whitening
  • TMJ/bruxism

Our Mount Gravatt, QLD dental clinic is well equipped with modern dental technology to help ensure you have a comfortable experience.

We warmly welcome new patients. If you have any questions about treatments or about anything relating to our dental clinic, we invite you to give us a call on (07) 3849 2711. One of our friendly team members will be happy to answer any enquiries you might have.

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