Treatments to ensure your teeth stay healthy At Chartwell - Rototuna Dental Centres we believe with good dental hygiene, you can greatly reduce your risk of getting cavities, gingivitis, periodontitis, and other dental problems. This, in turn, can reduce your risk of secondary problems caused by poor oral health. Here are some of the preventative dentistry treatments we offer. ORAL HYGIENE Our Hygienists work together with our Dentists to detect, treat and prevent gum disease MOUTHGUARDS A custom fitted mouthguard offers a high level of protection to the entire mouth and is tailored to suit your mouth. ROOT CANAL TREATMENTS Within the root canal is the dental pulp which, if it becomes infected, may form an abscess. TREATING GUM DISEASE Periodontal disease in its early stages is known as gingivitis and is characterised by sore, red or inflamed gums. TMJ PAIN TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint, these are the joints which connect the lower jawbone to the skull. TOOTH EXTRACTION There are various reasons as to why a tooth may need to be extracted. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with a surgical or invasive procedure, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.