Warilla, Shellharbour, Shell Cove most popular family dentist
At Daniel Wong Dental Surgery, we treat all types of dental conditions and provide routine check-ups and emergency treatment as required. Working with children and adults in Shellharbour, Warilla, Shell Cove, Mt Warrigal, Oak Flats, Barrack Heights, Albion Park and Warrawong, we can fit dental bridges and fillings as well as provide teeth whitening and oral hygiene services, amongst much more. We’ve included the answers to some frequently asked questions below for your information, but please get in touch if you’d like to speak to our team.
How often should I have a dental check-up?
We advise visiting your dental surgery for a routine check-up and teeth clean every six months, although if you require ongoing treatment, you may need to visit more frequently for this.
Why are my gums bleeding?
Gums bleed when there is a build-up of bacteria beneath the gum line. Red or swollen gums can be an early indicator of gum disease. If your gums are bleeding, please contact us as soon as possible and we will provide the intervention you need.
Why do I get toothache?
Toothache occurs when plaque and tartar accumulate on the surface of your teeth, leading to cavities and dental decay. If bacteria get under the gum line, this can also cause pain. If left untreated, it can ultimately damage the tooth nerve, resulting in the need for root canal therapy.
Why are X-rays required?
X-rays are used from time to time as they pick up hidden dental problems not visible to the naked eye, which would be missed during a routine oral examination. This ensures early intervention should you need it and will save you money in the long run, if treatment is required.
What happens during a routine check-up?
When you come for a check-up, your dentist will carry out an oral health check to examine your teeth and gums and will ask you about any previous treatment.
We will also clean and polish your teeth and will recommend any treatment if you have a dental problem.
At what age should I bring my children to the dentist?
To ensure your children not to be anxious, it is best to bring them to the dental surgery as early as possible so they can get used to the clinic. From age two, most children will have their baby teeth, so this is the ideal time to bring them along for a check-up.
Why do I need regular check-ups?
Regular check-ups will ensure that any dental issues are spotted early on, so treatment is minimal and more expensive intervention is avoided.