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(03) 5177 8800

22 Kay St | Traralgon | VIC 3844

Gibson Dentistry - gentle dentists serving the Traralgon community...

We believe in people power! Any referrals from family, colleagues or friends looking for a friendly local dentist is greatly appreciated.

Office Hours

Monday : 8:00am - 7:00pm

Tuesday : 8:00am - 7:00pm

Wednesday : 8:00am - 7:00pm

Thursday : 8:00am - 7:00pm

Friday : 8:00am - 7:00pm

Extended Hours For Your Convenience!

We Are Located Here :

At 22 Kay St, near the RACV building…

Please call us for further directions!


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Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is the equivalent of an apple where one part is rotten. In the case of the tooth, plaque and bacteria touch the tooth surface and start to dissolve the tooth structure. Like termites eating apart a house. They delve deeper and deeper into the tooth until eventually they reach the nerve. It’s only once decay is close to the nerve will someone start to feel pain. By then it may be too late to save the tooth with a simple filling, or even save the tooth itself.

Tooth decay’s favourite breeding grounds are in the fissures (grooves) on top of the tooth, and also in-between the teeth where the toothbrush can’t clean. It’s impossible to see between the teeth, only x-rays can, so we recommend small x-rays of the back teeth every two years so that we can catch any nasties growing  before it’s too late.

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Interesting Tooth Tip #7

The root canal is the most misunderstood dental procedure of all-time, conjuring up many images of fear. So let’s set everything straight :

  • the root canal procedure should not be uncomfortable,
  • it only takes two appointments,
  • a tooth that has been root treated is weak, and should be crowned in future,
  • the success rate of a root canalled tooth is over 90%.

Many people have a fear of root canals, but once any questions are answered, after the root canal is finished the majority of people say “oh that was better than I thought…”

Please don’t be afraid to ask - we are here to help!