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DISCOVER MYHM DENTIST – WHERE TRUST MEETS QUALITY DENTAL SERVICES

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Discover MyHM Dentist near Glenwood, where we offer customised dental care for families. Our aim is to provide treatments that ensure your smile remains healthy and beautiful.

At the helm is Dr. Matsuoka, a dentist with 20 years of experience and a reputation for gentle, effective care. In our practice, you’ll find a comfortable and reassuring experience, tailored to meet the dental needs of every family member.

Advanced Technology

Our commitment to advanced technology transforms dental care into a faster, smoother, and more effective experience.

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We Listen

Our dentist values patient input, ensuring every treatment plan reflects the patient’s specific needs and wishes.

Flexible appointments

Need to fit your dental appointment around work? Seeking a family session? We’re here to assist.

DISCOVER MYHM DENTIST – WHERE TRUST MEETS QUALITY DENTAL SERVICES

glenwood dentist

Discover MyHM Dentist near Glenwood, where we offer customised dental care for families. Our aim is to provide treatments that ensure your smile remains healthy and beautiful.

At the helm is Dr. Matsuoka, a dentist with 20 years of experience and a reputation for gentle, effective care. In our practice, you’ll find a comfortable and reassuring experience, tailored to meet the dental needs of every family member.

Advanced Technology

Our commitment to advanced technology transforms dental care into a faster, smoother, and more effective experience.

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We Listen

Our dentist values patient input, ensuring every treatment plan reflects the patient’s specific needs and wishes.

Flexible appointments

Need to fit your dental appointment around work? Seeking a family session? We’re here to assist.

DENTAL SERVICES – WHAT WE OFFER 

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GENERAL DENTISTRY

From check-ups, cleaning, and fillings to gum care and education, we ensure comprehensive oral health care for you.

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Cosmetic dental services

Achieve the smile of your dreams with our cosmetic dentistry, offering whitening, veneers, crowns, and more.

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DENTAL IMPLANTS

Leverage the benefits of digital dental implants for quicker, safer, and more comfortable treatments at our clinic.

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Kids Dentistry

We create a positive and fun dental experience for children, focusing on gentle care and easing dental anxieties.

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Root canal treatment

Expertly providing pain relief with modern endodontic therapy, our dentist ensures your comfort and well-being.

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Teeth Grinding

At MyHM Dentist, we offer solutions to stop teeth grinding and protect your smile with preventative and curative care.

Need help with any of these dental treatments/services? Give us a call today!

about dr. Matsuoka

about dr. Matsuoka

Dr. Hiromi Matsuoka adopts a gentle and reassuring approach to dentistry. She has the instant ability to be able to alleviate patient fears and make them feel both calm and relaxed. As such, although she has only been practising in the area for a short period, she has over 20 years of dental experience under her belt, previously practicing dentistry on the Gold Coast. 

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dr. Matsuoka

Dr. Hiromi Matsuoka adopts a gentle and reassuring approach to dentistry. She has the instant ability to be able to alleviate patient fears and make them feel both calm and relaxed. As such, although she has only been practising in the area for a short period, she has over 20 years of dental experience under her belt, previously practicing dentistry on the Gold Coast. 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How are dental implants fitted?

Initial Assessment and Planning

The journey towards fitting dental implants begins with a thorough assessment by dental care professionals. This initial stage involves a comprehensive examination of the patient’s oral health, including X-rays or CT scans to assess bone density and the condition of surrounding teeth.

Preparatory Procedures

In some cases, preparatory procedures are necessary before the implant can be placed. Tooth extractions are performed if damaged or decayed teeth are present, while bone grafting is undertaken to enhance the jawbone’s density, providing a solid foundation for the implant. These steps are critical in ensuring the success of the dental treatment and the longevity of the implant.

Implant Placement Surgery

The actual dental implant placement is a surgical procedure conducted under local anaesthesia, minimising discomfort for the patient. The dental care professional carefully inserts a titanium screw into the jawbone, acting as the root for the new tooth. This part of the procedure requires precision and expertise to avoid damaging surrounding tissues and to ensure optimal placement for the implant.

Healing and Osseointegration

After the implant is placed, a period of healing ensues, during which osseointegration occurs. This process involves the jawbone growing around the implant, securing it firmly in place. This phase’s duration can vary from a few months to half a year, depending on individual healing rates and the quality of the bone. During this time, patients may be fitted with a temporary crown to maintain aesthetics and functionality.

Abutment Placement

Once osseointegration concludes, an abutment is affixed to the implant, acting as a link between the implant and the eventual crown. The placement of the abutment may require a minor surgical procedure to expose the implant if it is covered by gum tissue. After attaching the abutment, a short healing period is allowed for the gums to heal and shape around it.

Fitting the Final Crown

The last step in the tooth implant process is fitting the crown, which is the visible part of the tooth. Utilising patient mouth impressions, a crown is crafted to precisely mimic neighbouring teeth in colour, shape, and size, guaranteeing a harmonious, authentic blend. Following this, the crown is firmly attached to the abutment, marking the culmination of the dental implant procedure.

How are root canals performed?

Initial Assessment

The process commences with a thorough examination by a dentist. They will assess the extent of the infection using X-rays to view the shape of the root canals and determine whether the surrounding bone shows signs of infection.

Anaesthesia and Preparation

To ensure patient comfort, the area around the affected tooth is numbed using local anaesthesia. The dentist proceeds by placing a rubber dam around the tooth to segregate it and maintain cleanliness and dryness throughout the procedure.

Removing the Infection

The dentist makes an opening in the crown of the tooth to access the pulp chamber. Using special instruments, they remove the infected or inflamed pulp, carefully cleaning out the root canals to eliminate bacteria and debris. This cleaning process may involve the use of antiseptic and antibacterial solutions to disinfect the area thoroughly.

Shaping and Filling the Canals

After cleaning, the canals are shaped with tiny instruments to prepare them for filling. A biocompatible material, usually gutta-percha, is then used to fill the empty canals. This material is placed with an adhesive cement to ensure complete sealing of the canals, preventing any future infection.

Restoring the Tooth

Following the root canal, the tooth needs to be restored to its full function and appearance. This may involve placing a filling or a crown, depending on how much of the tooth structure remains. A tooth that has had a root canal often requires a crown to provide strength and protection against fracture.

Aftercare

Recovery from a root canal is typically straightforward, with patients able to return to their normal activities the next day. Experiencing sensitivity or discomfort in the treated area is normal and can usually be eased with over-the-counter pain relievers. Follow-up visits ensure the area is healing correctly and the infection has been fully resolved.

Is teeth whitening safe?

Teeth whitening is generally safe when conducted under the guidance of dental care professionals. However, it’s important to have a thorough dental assessment before undergoing whitening treatments.

What is a dental emergency?

A dental emergency involves unexpected situations requiring immediate dental procedures to alleviate severe pain, stop bleeding, or save a tooth. It’s crucial to seek prompt attention to prevent further complications.

What are composite veneers?

Composite veneers are a type of dental veneers made from a tooth-coloured resin applied directly to the teeth to improve their appearance. They offer a minimally invasive smile makeover option, enhancing the shape, colour, and alignment of the teeth.

In search of a reliable family dentist who truly prioritises your overall dental well-being? MyHM Dentist is here for you. To schedule a comprehensive visit, simply dial (02) 9158 6379 today.

Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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