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Merrylands Men’s Health Specialist

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Men's Sexual Health is often a delicate process and many men at some point in their lives will experience problems such Erectile Dysfunction or Ejaculation Dysfunction.  The ongoing inability to achieve sexual satisfaction can often result in significant problems in a relationship or cause a significant amount of emotional stress.

Erectile Dysfunction (Impotence) and Ejaculation Dysfunction, are common problems with a large effect on men's sexual health and are significant impediments to achieving sexual satisfaction. Problems with male sexual arousal can be caused by either physical or psychological issues, or a combination of both. In some instances, the initial problem could be physical and then cause significant mental and emotional stress. This stress can in turn, exacerbate any existing erectile problems.

Ejaculation and erection problems can occur from time to time without any underlying problems. However if these problems are consistent, we highly recommend seeing your Merrylands doctor or GP. Treatments are available, and in some instances, these problems could be a sign of heart disease, or caused by some underlying health condition in urgent need of attention. 

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Book an appointment with our Men's Health Specialist:

Dr Basavaraj Vastrad

Causes of Sexual Dissatisfaction

  • Erectile dysfunction or Impotence is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex. This can often be a high risk factor for heart disease
  • Ejaculation Dysfunction refers to premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, no ejaculation and retrograde ejaculation. It is the inability to efficiently ejaculate semen during sexual climax and is one of the most common forms of male sexual dysfunction

Our Men's Health Specialist

There are many solutions available to treat Male Sexual Dysfunction. However because male sexual arousal is a process that involves the brain, muscles, nerves, emotions and blood vessels - the treatments available are equally varied. If you are experiencing any recurring problems with sexual arousal, we highly recommend speaking to your doctor or GP.

At Woodville Road Medical Centre we will respect your discretion. Dr Basavaraj Vastrad is a specialist in Men's Health available to assist with any problems relating to Sexual Dysfunction. Call the number below to book an appointment or book online.

 


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Veneers in Merrylands

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Have you ever been self-conscious about your smile? Or have you ever wanted an extra pearly white smile for a formal event? Our Merrylands Dental Clinics has got you covered with Veneers. Our Dentists recommend Veneers for a myriad of issues including chipped, crooked, discoloured, spaced, unevenly or misshaped teeth with various options that match your preference.

Dental veneers are often referred to as porcelain veneers, or dental composites. They are wafer-thin pieces of porcelain that cover the teeth for both aesthetics and protection. Think of veneers as fake nails for your teeth. Veneers come in several colours that you can choose to sharpen your smile.

Ask your dentist for a full range of veneer options at our Merrylands Clinic today! Our veneers are offered as a resin composite or porcelain material. Our Dentists will always recommend a material that best matches your natural teeth to ensure you get an organic-looking smile.

 

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Book an Appointment with your Merrylands Dentists and fit your Veneers

Types of veneers

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are ceramic veneers that have excellent colour and look. However, the issue is they require the tooth to be cut, are expensive and usually take 2 appointments.

Porcelain veneers are prone to chipping and cracking and are quite delicate. Although they look great, it isn't the usual choice we would recommend.

Composite Veneers

Composite veneers look amazing and the technology that goes into them is very advanced. They are significantly cheaper, are less prone to chipping/ fracturing but also take 2 appointments.

Composite veneers may or may not require some tooth shaving, depending on the case. Composite veneers are very easy to fix if they chip and as a long term strategy is quite optimal.

Book a consult with your Merrylands Dentists and discuss in detail!

 

Veneers at Woodville Road Dental Clinic Merrylands

The problems that our dentists routinely fix through the use of veneers:

  • Discoloration of teeth
  • Excessive fluoride
  • Resin filling
  • Worn teeth
  • Crooked or broken teeth
  • Irregular bulges in teeth
  • Gaps in teeth

The procedure of getting a veneer at our Merrylands Dental Clinic has been optimised by our expert dentists. Book a consultation any time to have a chat and see what our veneers can do for you.

Benefits of Veneers

There is a vast number of potential benefits for getting dental veneers at our Merrylands Dental Clinic. Our dentists offer a customized range of dental veneer solutions designed to suit the exact nature of your smile.

  • Providing a naturally appearing, and healthy smile
  • The tolerance level of the porcelain wall becomes even stronger with veneers
  • Veneers increase the stain resistance of your teeth
  • Variety of colour selection can conceal dental work and match the rest of your teeth
  • Veneer doesn’t even require the shaping and pre-work required by a crown

 

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All New Invisalign Treatments in Merrylands

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Invisalign is the new alternative for straightening your teeth straightened without the use of traditional braces. Our Merryland Dental Clinic now offers Invisalign as an orthodontic treatment in addition to wire and bracket braces. You can book a no-commitment Invasalign consultation with one of our Merrylands Dentists today, and start your journey to a brighter smile.

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Our Clinic has acquired the latest machinery and software in order to provide Invisalign treatments from a central location to patients in the Merrylands, Guildford and Granville. The brand new scanner at our Merrylands Clinic is able to digitally recreate your smile in-house, and show you the true capabilities of the treatment right away. This means less waiting for data to be sent to and from third-party labs.

If you aren't happy with the results, you can extend your treatment period with no added cost.

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Digital Smile Before Invisalign & After Invisalign

Book a free Invisalign Consultation and have your teeth digitally scanned by one of our Merrylands Dentists

 

How Invisalign Works

Invisalign treatments use a set of clear, removable and a custom-made aligners intended to straighten up teeth over time. The Invisalign Treatment is painless and easy process that leads you down a path for a healthier smile.

1. Get a smile test:

During your first consultation, your Merrylands dentist can scan your teeth and show you how the Invisalign treatment will affect your smile over time. Using a new technology known as the iTero Element scanner, our Invisalign Consultants can digitally map your teeth and bite with fast precision. This 3D recreation can be used to show you the parts of your teeth that will receive the most benefit from the treatment. Unlike many dentists, this process occurs entirely in-house, so you can get your information faster than ever!

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Before Invisalign & After Invisalign Treatment

2. Custom Made Aligners

Once your digital Invisalign treatment plan is approved, the digital recreation of your smile is sent to a manufacturer to print a set of custom aligners.

3. Starting your Invisalign treatment

Congratulations, you have recieved your very own, custom made Aligners. You will receive a unique set for every week of your treatment. These aligners will need to be worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day. Failure to wear your Aligners for the required amount of time will only reduce the effectiveness of your treatment. Our Dentists recommend you only remove your Aligners while you eat and clean your teeth.

 

Invisalign vs Braces

Braces and Invisalign are both effective orthodontic treatments that align your teeth and improve your smile.

Traditional braces work by using a metal wire with a metal bracket adhered to each individual tooth. A wire is then connected that your dentist will keep tightening over time with the use of small rubber bands, until your teeth reach the desired position.

In contrast, Invisalign straightens your teeth with without the use of any "permanent" fixture. The treatment uses a series of clear, customized aligners that are easily adjustable as well as removable during its application. The effectiveness of Invisalign is dependent the users ability to maintain the usage of aligners, and unlike tradition braces, leave no stains on the teeth when the treatment is removed.

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Dental Extraction Care (with Arabic instructions)

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After your dental extraction, it’s important to take care and let a blood clot to form, to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. Bite on a gauze pad (place over each surgical site) changing it for 30-60 minutes until the bleeding stops completely. Light oozing is normal throughout the day of surgery and the following day. When the surgical site(s) are not visually/actively bleeding, remove the gauze and discontinue its use. You may eat and drink between gauze changes. 

If you are experiencing heavy bleeding at any time after your surgery (consistent with a bad nosebleed) call our office as soon as possible. If after 48 hours you have any numbness of the lip, teeth or chin (this is usually temporary) please call our office if it persists after 48 hours.


Apply ice packs to the outside of your face for a minimum of 24 hours after your surgery.

Pain can peak after 48-72 hours. If after 72 hours you are still experiencing muscle soreness apply heat (towel soaked in hot water, warmed gel pack or heating pad wrapped in a towel). Practice opening and closing. It is important to keep your jaw muscles moving. Continue heat as long as you have swelling and/or muscle soreness. It is not uncommon to develop bruising on the face after oral surgery.

 

Do not vigorously rinse or spit for 24 hours.

Brushing is important for the healing process. Brush gently around the surgical sites as bleeding and tenderness are common the night of your surgery. After 24 hours, please gently swish with warm salt water, do this after meals and before bedtime. You may resume normal oral hygiene (brushing & flossing) 24 hours after surgery. You can drink water, just be very gentle and use the other side.

Small bone chips are normal to come out after extractions and it is the body’s normal way of repairing. The dentist will always check if any tooth is remaining and will let you know if there are any issues.

 

Do not drink through a straw, drink alcohol or smoke for 1 week.

These actions are the main cause(s) of dry socket. A dry socket is formed when the blood clot is dislodged prematurely from the socket causing pain to your neck, head and/or ear(s). This will usually occur 3-5 days after your surgery. If you experience these symptoms, you will need to schedule an appointment with our office.

 

A soft diet is recommended for at least one week (anything that you can cut with a fork).

The day of the surgery foods such as yogurt, pudding, smoothies, shakes (not using a straw), ice cream and mashed potatoes are recommended. You may resume a normal diet when it’s comfortable for you.

 

Take all medications as prescribed.

If you have any side effects from taking any medications, discontinue use and call our office immediately. Please refer to the Medications List you received from our office to review instructions.

 

Please avoid any physical activity (such as school sports) including lifting and bending for at least 3-5 days.

Ease back into exercise when ready. Throbbing at the surgical site is normal and will subside, but take it slow.

If sutures were used, they should dissolve in 5-7 days. We will advise if you need to be seen for suture removal if dissolvable sutures were not used. If no post-op appointment was scheduled, but you have concerns, we are here to help. Contact us today with any questions you may have about our dental extraction care guide. For Arabic instructions for dental extraction care please view here.


 

Arabic Instructions for Dental Extraction Care

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Dental Crown in Merrylands

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One of the common dental procedures available at the Merrylands Dental Clinic is the dental crown. A Dental Crown is actually a “cap”, which is shaped like a tooth, and it is placed over a compromised tooth so that it not only gets size, shape, and appearance back, but it also becomes stronger. At Merrylands Dental Clinic, our dentists take a mould of your tooth and send this off to a lab. Your Dental Crown is then custom made for your tooth using rare materials such as porcelain and zirconia that have a nice tooth coloured appearance.

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Why you need a Crown

Our Merrylands Dentists will recommend a Dental Crown in one or more of the following situations:

  • When you have a weak tooth, which may be due to various reasons like due to tooth decay, or it has cracked or broken, then you may need a dental crown. In these scenarios, you may also need a Root Canal Treatment before the Crown is placed.
  • If a tooth is worn down, or it is broken and has lost its shape, then you can regain its shape with a dental crown.
  • When a tooth has been severely damaged, or it is discolored and you are unhappy with its appearance, you may request a dental crown to restore the color and beauty of your teeth. If this is the case, you may also ask our Dentists about Veneers, which fulfill a similar role.
  • If there is a need for cosmetic modification or when the purpose is to cover a dental implant, a dental crown is the way to deal with it.

Book an Appointment with one of our Merrylands Dentists if you think you need a Dental Crown

Benefits of Dental Crown

It is mentioned earlier that dental crown is a great way to get back the appearance, shape, functionality, and strength of your teeth. Here are a few other considerable benefits to look at:

  • Damages teeth can hinder your ability to eat or chew. With a dental crown properly placed over a damaged tooth, you will be able to chew again without concern for the damaged tooth
  • Your damaged tooth is vulnerable so long as it is exposed. A dental crown keeps it safe from further damage and infection
  • Dental crowns are vital to maintain and restore the structural integrity of your mouth.  If you think of your tooth like a house, and then every filling is like a renovation. Each renovation breaks the house a little, including the structural walls, which weakens the tooth. A crown is a cap that strengthens the tooth by replacing all the structural walls. Its the strongest thing we have in dentistry.

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Root Canal Treatments in Merrylands

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Is your tooth causing you consistent pain? Do you suspect you may need a Root Canal Treatmet? If this is the case, Woodville Road Dental Clinic offers one of the best root canal treatments in Merrylands. Book now with one of the best clinical and dental professionals to handle root canal procedures.

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What is Root Canal and why it is needed?

There is distinctive internal anatomy contained within human teeth. The tooth has an internal structure which is called “pulp”. This pulp consists of blood vessels, nerves and lymph material. When the pulp comes face to face with an infection due to an injury or cavity, the damaged tooth makes an effort to heal this with natural processes, but when your body is not able to fight the infection, then the infection can further damage your teeth in a wide variety of ways.. The infected pulp can be extremely painful and prevent you from eating of chewing properly. It is at this point that we recommend a root canal treatment or RCT.

At our Merrylands Dental Clinic, the root canal treatment typically takes 2-3 appointments to complete. Our expert dentists are so confident in their abilities, if you experience any lasting pain after your first appointment - the remaining appointments are free.

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Signs you may need a root canal

Keep an eye out for the following signs that you may need a root canal:

  • Persistent pain, especially when you eat or touch the tooth
  • Sensitivity to temperature, both hot and cold
  • Swollen gums
  • Discoloration in the tooth
  • Visible cracks or chips in the tooth

Benefits of Root Canal Treatment versus Tooth Extraction

  • As dentists we always say to keep your teeth. We recommend using an RCT, keeping as much of your original teeth as possible and delaying the need for dentures or false teeth.
  • Tooth Extraction can have a severe effect on the adjoining capabilities of your teeth.  When a tooth is lost, the teeth next to it will move into that area, leading to crooked teeth
  • While an extraction requires only one visit and is initially cheaper, patients will incur long term costs that include dentures or implants which cost considerably more than an RCT

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Ear Vacuuming Services In Merrylands

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Are you looking for Ear Vacuuming services in Merrylands as an alternative to traditional Ear Irrigation? If you suffer from the common issue of ear wax buildup then you may need your ear wax removed properly and safely by a medical professional. Fortunately Woodville Road Medical Centre now provides Ear Vacuuming services in our Merrylands Clinic.

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How Does Ear Vacuuming work?

Ear vacuuming is a quick and easy procedure, and it is suitable and safe for majority of people. Ear Vacuuming is also significantly different from traditional Ear Irrigation, wherein warm liquids are used to soften and remove ear wax lodged in your ear canals. This process can result in some discomfort and liquid in the ears for some time after the procedure.

Ear Vacuuming does not use warm jets of and as a result is considered safer and easier than traditional irrigation. It is also significantly safer than the use of ear buds, which often exacerbate the problem by pushing wax further into the ear canal.

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Ear Wax Cleaning at our Merrylands Clinic

Here are the primary features and benefits of the Ear Vacuuming process done by the GPs at Woodville Road Medical Centrre:

  • Our ear vacuuming service is covered under Medicare, so you won’t incur any extra expenses from the procedure
  • The procedure is completed under a microscope to ensure that wax removal is done with safety and precision.
  • The procedure can help to uncover various potential infections or ear problems, which may be lying deeper in the ear
  • The unclogging of your ears in instantaneous, improving your hearing right away without the need to wait for water to leak out over time
  • We have a specialist team to handle all parts of the procedure, certainly certified to handle the ear vacuuming process.
  • We believe in the quality of service delivered with utmost safety. This is to ensure that above all else, you can have a safe and comfortable experience.
  • NOTE: There are strict criteria to bulk bill for Ear Vacuuming. The doctor will advise on the day. If you do not meet the bulk billing criteria, you can either pay privately for ear vacuuming or have ear syringing completed instead. The private fee is usually about $70 for both ears.

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