Everyone needs the services of a general dentist to keep their teeth, gums and mouth as healthy as possible. Neglecting to properly care for your teeth can lead to cavities, decay and gum disease. What's more, any disease or infection in your mouth can cause complications elsewhere in your body.

That is why we at Holistic Dental Donvale take a holistic approach to general dentistry. Your body's various parts and systems all work together to create a cohesive whole, so it is not enough to just treat the mouth as a separate entity. To learn more about holistic dentistry, get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment.

What Does General Dentistry Include?

As you might have guessed from the name, general dentistry encompasses most standard dental procedures, including:


Dental Cleanings – To keep your mouth as healthy as possible, it is a good idea to see your dentist every six months for a standard cleaning.


Exams and X-rays – About once a year, your general dentist in Melbourne will likely conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. At the same time, they'll probably take x-rays of your teeth as well. Regular exams can alert your dentist to any potential issues before they become major problems, saving you both money and discomfort due to treatments.

Fillings – Cavities form when bacteria are allowed to grow on your teeth, often due to neglecting to brush and floss regularly. If you allow cavities to grow large enough, the bacteria can infect the root, resulting in the need for root canal therapy. To prevent this from happening to you, your dentist can fill the cavity to stop it from getting worse.

Crowns or Bridges

Root Canal Therapy – If you are experiencing dental pain, you may have an exposed and inflamed root nerve/pulp as a result of an untreated decay or crack. Your Donvale dentist can treat the root so that you no longer feel pain. After the treatment, you'll need a crown to replace and protect the damaged tooth.

Crowns or Bridges

Crowns and Bridges – Dentists often repair severely damaged teeth with crowns or bridges. These devices fit on top of what is left of your existing teeth and are cemented in place. Crowns cover single teeth, while bridges replace missing teeth by anchoring a false tooth between two crowns.


Wisdom Teeth Removal – Wisdom teeth typically grow in between the ages of 17 and 25. However, not everyone has enough space in their mouths to accommodate them. Especially if you have had orthodontic treatment, you don't want these new teeth to disrupt the rest of your mouth. If your wisdom teeth are likely to become impacted, your general dentist in Donvale can surgically remove them to prevent them from pushing your other teeth out of place.

Cosmetic dental procedures, like porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, implants, orthodontics and more may not be covered under the umbrella of general dentistry. Here at Holistic Dental Donvale, we provide all of the above general dentistry services, as well as a number of cosmetic procedures. We accept patients of all ages, so that we can care for your entire family.

We welcome you to get in touch with us to learn more about our services and schedule your first appointment. It is never too late to start caring for your teeth, so call us today to book your initial exam with one of our holistic general dentists in Donvale.

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