Family Dentistry

Your Pascoe Vale, VIC dentist is dedicated to your oral care. For this reason, we offer the dental services you need most—treatments designed to help prevent dental issues and maintain your teeth and gum health for life.

We are a family dental practice, which means we treat patients of every age. And your family dentist would love to welcome you to our dental practice.

Whether you're looking for a routine dental exam and professional teeth clean or tooth replacement options for optimal oral health, we welcome your call to arrange an appointment.

We also encourage you to continue reading if you would like to learn more about family dentistry—our services and philosophies—in Pascoe Vale, VIC.

Preventive Dentistry with Your Family Dentist in Pascoe Vale, VIC

Preventive dentistry lays the groundwork for your healthy smile. It is proactive and considers the services you need to help prevent oral health issues going forward.

Our preventive dentistry services include:

  • Dental exams
  • Teeth cleans
  • X-rays
  • Dental sealants
  • Fluoride treatments

Each of these services is designed to prevent oral health complications.

Dental exams help your dentist diagnose dental health issues before they turn into costly and time-consuming problems.

Teeth cleans help lower your risks for periodontal disease, infections, and tooth decay. A member of our friendly dental team, specifically our hygienist, can give you brushing and flossing tips as well.

Dental sealants lock bacteria away from your tooth enamel.

Fluoride treatments strengthen your teeth against cavities and breakage.

Your family dentist in Pascoe Vale, VIC also recommends a thorough brushing and flossing regimen at home to complement your dentistry and help preserve your smile.

We schedule your dental appointments based on your oral health profile. If you have a specific issue—periodontal disease, for example—you may find yourself in the dental chair more often.

General Dentistry and Tooth Restoring

While preventive dentistry is proactive, general dentistry is in the moment. It is here that your family dentist restores your oral health when something goes awry.

General dentistry services in Pascoe Vale may include:

  • Fillings and tooth-coloured fillings to treat tooth decay
  • Root canal therapy to treat trauma and restore tooth health
  • Periodontal treatment to stop the progression of gum disease
  • Tooth extractions in the event of decay, troublesome wisdom teeth or before orthodontics
  • TMJ and bruxism treatment to save your teeth and restore your comfort
  • Tooth replacement to keep your bite on course
  • Orthodontics to straighten your teeth and prevent oral health issues
  • Dental emergencies to protect your smile and your overall wellness

At Lumino Smiles Dental, we want you to enjoy a comfortable and healthy smile for life, which is why we customise your treatment schedule to meet you where you are in your dental health.  

We also utilise technologies that contribute to dental treatment comfort, enhanced diagnostics and outcomes.

If you have missing teeth, we also offer tooth replacement options, including dental implants.

Your First Visit with Us

When you choose a dentist to take care of your smile, you want to find a dental clinic where a caring and approachable staff greet you. At Lumino Smiles Dental, we want to be the dentist who always exceeds your expectations.

At your first visit, you will be greeted by our friendly reception staff. They will take you through the process of getting to know you and any health conditions you might have so we can provide you with the appropriate care.

After a quick, guided tour of our clinic, your dentist or dental assistant will greet you and escort you to the consultation room for a thorough examination of your mouth. This exam might also involve taking x-rays to give the dentist an in-depth look at your oral health. If any issues are detected, these will also aid in making treatment recommendations. Your dentist will take the time to go over your options so you can make the most informed decision.

Depending on the arrangements made, you might undergo a dental clean with our hygienist during your first appointment, or we will arrange a follow-up appointment. 

Your Child's Oral Health Is a Priority

Your family dentist in Pascoe Vale, VIC sees patients of all ages, but we understand that children may need a little extra reassurance to feel safe and learn to trust the dental environment.

We take our time with children to instil this trust, and we have found that faith and positive associations with a dental clinic from an early age may contribute to healthy habits into adulthood.

We typically begin seeing children around the time of their first tooth. This helps our dentist keep track of how the teeth are coming in and if there are any looming concerns. Early visits mean a fun exam and time spent to get to know your child and help him or her feel comfortable.

As your child ages, we add additional services as needed, including:

  • X-rays
  • Teeth cleans
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Dental sealants

If your child's teeth are not coming in as straight as they should or if baby teeth are lost too early, we also offer pediatric braces and space maintainers to help correct these issues.

Throughout your child's dental journey with us, we always take the time to share information with you, offer nutritional advice, and we are always here to answer your questions.

Emergency Dentistry for the Entire Family

At Lumino Smiles Dental, we never want you to suffer through a toothache or dental emergency, which is why we provide emergency dentistry in Pascoe Vale, VIC. When you're in pain, our team rallies to get you in front of our dentist as soon as possible—typically the same day.

Examples of a dental emergency include:

  • Broken tooth or restoration
  • Lost tooth or restoration
  • Toothache
  • Jaw swelling
  • Face swelling
  • Soft tissue injuries

If you've been in an accident, we encourage you to go to the hospital and contact our dental clinic staff after your emergency assessment. Additionally, if your tooth is knocked out, your family dentist recommends keeping it moist—either replacing it to the socket or placing it in warm water—until your appointment. Your dentist may be able to reattach the tooth in some cases.

If ever you are unsure whether your situation is a dental emergency, we encourage your call.

Maintaining Smile Health

Your family dentist in Pascoe Vale, VIC recommends visiting the dentist regularly for dental exams and teeth cleans. A comprehensive exam helps your dentist spot dental issues early and also allows him to screen you for oral cancers. Teeth cleans clear away the debris that may lead to cavities and periodontal disease.

For your part, we recommend an excellent oral care regimen at home. A member of our dental team or your dentist can provide tips and advice to help you make the most of your at-home brushing and flossing.

We Look forward to Welcoming You

Your family dentist wants to welcome your family to our dental clinic. We invite you to get in touch to arrange your next booking.