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Achieve Healthier & Brighter Smile With Our General Dentistry Services

You have been putting off seeing the dentist for years. It’s time you had a check-up, but you’re afraid of what will happen when you go in.
Imagine walking into your local dental clinic and being greeted by friendly staff who make you feel at ease with their warm smiles and gentle touch. They take care of everything from cleaning your teeth to fixing cavities, so all that’s left for you is to enjoy your clean and healthy teeth.
At Gateways Dental Centre, we offer general dentistry services for all ages. Our team of dentists are committed to providing high-quality dental care in a warm and comfortable environment where patients can relax, knowing their beautiful smile is our top priority. The personalised treatment plan for every patient is created based on their individual needs.

Our Dental Services at Gateways Dental Centre

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Scale and clean

At Gateways Dental Centre, we offer professional cleanings with our experienced dentists. Our advanced cleaning technique removes all dental plaque and tartar from your teeth, so they feel smooth and clean again.
 
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Dentures

At Gateways Dental Centre, we offer a wide range of dental health services for patients who have lost teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease, facial trauma, or other reasons. Our goal is to provide high-quality dental care with a personal touch so that each patient feels comfortable during their visit and confident about the dental treatment advice recommended for them.

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Tooth Extractions

If you are experiencing tooth pain, don’t wait to get help. Call Gateways Dental Centre today and we will take care of your dental needs. Our team is highly trained in the area of dentistry and can perform an extraction on you that will cause minimal discomfort. We have been serving the community since 1998, so call us today!

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Root Canal Therapy

Do you have pain when biting down? Do you feel like your teeth are loose? Are your gums red or swollen? If so, it’s possible that you may need a root canal treatment! At Gateway Dental Centre we offer this service as well as other dental treatments to help relieve your tooth ache.

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Custom Mouthguards

The dental professionals at Gateways Dental Centre can create a custom-fitted, comfortable, durable protective mouthguard that will keep your teeth safe and healthy for years to come. We’ve been creating these since 1998, so we know how important they are.

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Wisdom Teeth Removal

Do you have wisdom teeth that are bothering you?

If so, we can help. At Gateways Dental Centre, we offer wisdom tooth removal procedures that can help you to alleviate your pain and discomfort. Your mouth is in good hands at our dental clinic.

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Dental Fillings

If you’re looking for a dentist specialising in dental fillings in Western Australia, visit Gateways Dental Centre if you want high-quality care and excellent service. We provide a wide range of dental services, ranging from routine check-ups to procedures such as dental fillings for both children and adults.

Take the first steps toward your perfect smile today!

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Common Dental Problems Regular Dental Visits Can Fix and Prevent

There is a wide range of dental problems that regular dental checkups can fix. Some of the most common problems include cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease.

 

General dentistry can also treat more complex issues such as TMJ disorder and sleep apnea. If you are experiencing any dental problems, it is vital to seek treatment from a qualified family dentist.

1.) Cavities

Cavities are a common problem that general dentistry can fix. Cavities are caused by bacteria that eat away at the enamel of your teeth. If left untreated, cavities can lead to tooth decay and even the loss of teeth. General dentistry can treat cavities by removing the infected tissue and filling them with a dental compound.

2.) Tooth decay

Tooth decay is another common problem that is easily treated by general dentistry. When you eat sugary foods, bacteria produce an acid that dissolves the tooth enamel. Once the tooth enamel has been dissolved away, your teeth become painful. General dentistry can treat this condition by removing the bacteria and treating the pain symptoms with over-the-counter medication.

3.) Periodontal disease

Gum disease is an infection caused in between your gums and teeth when dental plaque accumulates in these areas. Left untreated, gum disease can lead to bone loss around your teeth, severely weakening them and making them susceptible to decay or loss of teeth altogether. Treating gum disease early can stop it before it gets bad enough to cause permanent damage to your teeth.

4.) Tooth Root Infection

To cure a tooth infection, you will need root canal treatment. These treatments have a bad reputation but are perfectly safe in reality. Cavities, cracks, and fractures of the tooth usually lead to root infection. To protect your teeth, you should have a good oral hygiene routine that includes regular dental appointments.

Frequently Asked Questions About General Dentistry

If your teeth are in good shape, you only need to have them examined every six months. The frequency of your check-ups depends on whether you have gum disease or other dental problems. You should consult your dentist about the frequency of your check-ups depending on your dental health needs.

Children and adults might benefit from mouthguards. Some dentists will recommend wearing a mouth guard even if the risk of injury is low.

The following conditions may warrant a mouthguard recommendation from your health provider:

  • Grinds or clenches their teeth.
  • Engage in a contact sport like basketball, football, lacrosse, hockey, or soccer where there is a greater chance of getting hit in the face.
  • Participating in non-contact sports like ice skating, gymnastics, or biking can lead to a high risk of falling.

A dentist may take an X-ray of the root and conduct a pulp vitality test to determine whether the tooth requires root canal therapy. Testing a tooth’s response to a cold stimulus is one of the most common pulp tests. It involves testing several teeth at the same time.

If you exhibit any of these symptoms of tooth pulp damage or infection, you may need root canal therapy:

  • Chewing or biting causes severe pain
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Loose teeth
  • A deep cavity in a tooth
  • Teeth discolouration

The Australian Dental Association (ADA) surveys dental practitioners to determine the average costs for treatment of more than 120 dental services. According to ADA data from 2019, the average dental check-up cost, including an examination, scale and clean, and fluoride treatment, is around $215 (dental item numbers 012, 114, and 121).

There is, however, a wide range of costs among dental offices; the least expensive dentist will charge you $156 for those items, while the most expensive dentist will charge $296.

The average cost of dental services charged by a general dental practitioner:

Procedure (dental item number)Average cost
General Check-up 
Comprehensive oral exam (011)$49–$90
X-ray (022)$30–$56 (per exposure)
Scale and clean (114)$93–$165
Fluoride treatment (121)$22–$55
Fissure sealing (161)$40–$88 (per tooth)
Simple tooth extraction (311)$144–$280

Restorative

Filling – anterior tooth (521) $110–$215 (1 surface)

Filling – anterior tooth (522) $142–$255 (2 surfaces)

Filling – posterior tooth (531) $122–$220 (1 surface)

Filling – posterior tooth (532) $161–$280 (2 surfaces)

Endodontics / Root Canal Therapy

Prep for root canal (415) $200–$425 (one canal)

Prep for root canal (416) $93–$220 (addtional canal/same tooth) 

Prosthodontics

Full crown (615) $1051–$2000 (veneered) – indirect 

Denture (complete) (711) $950–$2000 (complete maxillary) 

In some cases, wisdom teeth don’t need to be removed at all – they may need to be cleaned and monitored. But sometimes, wisdom teeth may need to be removed because they can cause problems like tooth decay, gum disease, and even infection.

If your wisdom teeth are impacted and causing problems, your dentist will likely recommend removing them. A wisdom tooth extraction is a relatively common process, so you can be sure that you’ll be in good hands. And remember, it’s always better to remove wisdom teeth before they cause problems.

Dentures may be the right choice for you if you show a few symptoms:

  • When a patient loses all of their teeth: Many people gradually lose their teeth as they age due to illness or injury. Dentures covering both the top and bottom of the arch are an excellent option for these patients.
  • A patient with several missing teeth, but not all: It is possible for denture patients not to receive a full set of teeth. People who have lost some teeth but not an entire row of teeth can also use partial dentures. They look like a natural and healthy smile because they blend in with the surrounding teeth.
  • An unhealthy, broken, or damaged tooth: The use of prosthetic teeth may benefit those who have lost all of their teeth due to an accident, gum disease, or other dental issues. The process of replacing missing teeth and providing dentures may prove more effective in some cases than repairing them.

The treatment for cavities involves dental fillings. A cavity is caused by bacteria destroying parts of your teeth’s enamel. The inner layers will eventually be damaged by the decaying process inside the enamel, the dentin, the pulp, the blood vessels, and the nerves. It will cause considerable discomfort to the entire tooth structure since all parts of a healthy tooth structure will be harmed.

Cavities can be detected by several symptoms, including:

  • Cold and hot foods cause sensitivity in your teeth.
  • High-sugar foods and beverages are often the cause of sugar sensitivity.
  • Your teeth hurt constantly.
  • A hole or pit in the tooth
  • There is a dark or white stain on the teeth.

Various factors can affect the cost of a dental procedure. The type of dental procedure, the dentist performing the procedure, and clinic location are the most common factors that impact the cost.

Dental Procedure: The type of dental procedure is one of the most significant factors that affect the cost. Procedures like root canals or crowns tend to be more expensive than procedures like teeth cleanings or fillings.

Professional Fee: The dentist’s level of experience is also a factor that impacts cost. Dentists who have more experience typically charge more for their services than dentists just starting their careers.

Clinic Location: Geographical location is another factor that affects cost. Dental procedures tend to be more expensive in big cities than in more rural areas.

Overhead Expense: A dental practice’s overhead is another factor that impacts cost. Dental practices with lower overhead costs typically charge less for their services than those with higher overhead costs.

Insurance Coverage: The dental insurance coverage a patient has also affected the cost of procedures. Some plans only cover a portion of the total cost, if any expenses at all. Not having any coverage increases the out-of-pocket expense for the patient.

Take the first steps toward your

perfect smile today!