Our Services

Ceramic Crowns and Veneers

A proven method for restoring teeth and improving appearance, ceramic crowns and veneers have become the standard of care for broken down teeth. We work with the best Australian dental technicians to achieve a tooth that replicates the ideal in your mouth as closely as possible. Ceramic crowns or caps are extremely strong and will protect your teeth from further breakdown.

Popular amongst many people, and often seen on makeover television shows, are porcelain veneersfor the front teeth. This is a great way to provide an “instant” makeover for your smile.

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Cosmetic Dentistry

With the ever improving range of dental materials and services available, it is always the aim to achieve the highest level of function and aesthetics for all of our patients. This is achieved through the most advanced white fillings, ceramic and porcelain crowns and veneers, implants, gingival contouring or “gum lifts”, and tooth whitening. We will also provide education to you to allow you to take the best possible care at home. We want your mouth to be as healthy as it can be.

Find out more about our Smile Makeovers to improve your confidence and brighten your smile.

Dental care Just For Kids

Like you, our practice places great importance on the health of your child’s teeth. If problems are not solved early, this can lead to a lifetime of dental issues for your child. Our dentists have much experience in the treatment of children, and we run specialChildren’s Clinics each week. We offer a complete range of preventative services such as fissure sealants, hygiene appointments and fluoride treatments, and mouthguards.

We offer a range of orthodontic services through our practice, as well as working closely with specialist orthodontists. If it is your child’s first time at the dentist, or if your child is fearful, we offer a relaxation package designed to help your child gain a high level of confidence in our staff, and to be comfortable in the dental chair.

To give your children a great, pain-free introduction to dentistry, book in for our regular Children’s Clinics on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Find further information about dental care for your child from Jorgensen Mutzelburg Dental.

Dental Health for Mothers

The birth of your child is a wonderful and exciting time for your family, yet for the nine months of pregnancy leading up to birth, as well as the year after the arrival of your baby, your dental health is at increased risk. Our dentists have a great understanding of the unique challenges you face during this time and have created a page specifically for you. It provides information for mums prior to pregnancy through to after the arrival of your baby.

Looking after Mum – Your Dental Health During Pregnancy and Once Baby Arrives

The birth of your child is a wonderful and exciting time for your family, yet for the nine months of pregnancy leading up to birth, as well as the year after the arrival of your baby, your dental health is at increased risk. Changes in hormones increase your risk ofgum disease, and a change in priorities means that often your needs are put after your baby’s. With a change from your regular sleeping pattern to what can only be described as sleep deprivation , your entire routine is thrown out. Mum’s mealtimes may suffer, with an increased tendency to snack, as well as the chance that daily brushing and flossing are missed in the search for an extra few minutes sleep.

This article will look at exactly what mums can be doing to take care of their dental health at each step in their pregnancy and also once baby has arrived, as well as answer some commonly asked questions.

Prior to Pregnancy:

If you plan to start a family, have a thorough dental examination including necessary radiographs prior to becoming pregnant. Complete all recommended treatment so that your mouth is in great health.

Pregnancy:

During your pregnancy, you may experience increased appetite, an increased gag reflex when brushing, morning sickness, andsore and bleeding gums. All of these things can have effects on your dental health. There is increasing evidence to show that mums who have gum disease are seven times more likely to have a baby born too early and too small. It is also well understood that if parents of newborns have poor dental health, their baby is more likely to have dental problems as they grow. Good home hygiene practices and regular attendance at your dentist throughout your pregnancy minimise damage to your teeth and risks to your baby. If you are finding difficulty brushing your teeth during pregnancy due to an increased gag reflex, try using a milder tasting tooth paste, or no tooth paste at all. It may be worthwhile using a neutral fluoride mouthrinse to help prevent decay if you are unable to tolerate toothpaste. Most importantly, take the time to visit your expert dentist. The ideal time to visit Jorgensen Mutzelburg Dental is in the second trimester when you and your baby will be most comfortable. The dentist will ask about your pregnancy and will discuss ways to ensure the best health for mum and baby.

The Baby Arrives:

At last, the nine months is over, and your beautiful bundle has arrived. Just when you thought the hard work was over… well, maybe you were wrong. Your baby is totally reliant on you. Whether it’s a feed, a burp, a nappy change, your baby needs your help. It can become overwhelming, and taking a few minutes for yourself is hard to imagine. The most important thing to realise is that your baby needs you, and needs you to be healthy.

As a dentist I often hear mums comment, “My teeth were great until I had my child, then they became chalky and fell apart,” and the reason proposed is “my baby sucked the calcium out of my teeth.” Now the first comment may be an accurate description of the situation, however the second comment is not. Yes, the birth of your child can be the marker of when your teeth have gone from healthy to decayed, however your baby is not the cause. Your body provides everything for your developing child, and your baby does need calcium for its developing bones and teeth. The fact is, this calcium will be from your diet, or your own bones, but definitely not from your teeth.

With all the busy-ness associated with having a new baby, your normal hygiene routine of brushing after breakfast, and brushing and flossing before bed suddenly doesn’t seem to work anymore, as you spend less time in your own bed, and more time waking up every few hours for the next feed. Your own mealtimes become very erratic and the tendency to take quick snacks between baby’s feed times increases. As you can imagine in these conditions, your teeth which may have been perfect before you became pregnant, can be deteriorating fast.

Dentists often hear the words, “bad teeth run in my family.” This is often put forward as an excuse for having decayed teeth, with the person resigning themselves to the fact that they can never have a healthy mouth. The good news is, that while the decay forming bacteria can be passed on from parents to babies, the damage that the bacteria cause iscompletely preventable. There is likely a genetic component that affects the way we deal with these bacteria, and this is something that dentists are continually researching. My three-month-old twin daughters are currently taking part in a long term study in Australia looking at exactly this – how genetics affects the eruption of teeth into the mouth, and how the timing of this eruption may affect the growth of decay forming bacteria.

So how do I ensure I keep my smile in top condition?

Here are the points to remember.

  • Tooth decay is a bacterial disease, modified by saliva, diet and lifestyle.
  • The bacteria you have in your mouth are largely the same as those that colonised it soon after birth. This has huge implications not only for your own mouth, but your baby’s also.
  • By practising the best methods in hygiene, as well as regular attendance at your dentist for maintenance, you can minimise the number of “bad bacteria” that you pass on to your baby, and so reduce the rate of tooth decay in your child. As tempting as it may seem to drop into bed whenever possible once your baby has arrived, never forget to brush your teeth on the way.

While lifestyle change is inevitable with the birth of the baby, we also have an opportunity here to improve our diet. Sugary foodshave long been known to lead to tooth decay. Bacteria feed on these sugars and produce acid that damages your teeth. The good news – you can still enjoy chocolate, just not all the time. It is not so much the quantity of sugar that we consume that leads to decay, but the consistency of consumption. So if you are having snacks every couple of hours while you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it is most important that these snacks aren’t sticky and sugary or acidic, like sweet biscuits, dried fruits or certain muesli bars. Try snacking on cheese or sugar-free alternatives like fresh vegetables. Cheese is a great choice as it will help stimulate saliva flow, as well as deliver some much needed calcium to your body. Don’t forget to consider what you are drinking. Increasing your water consumption will naturally maintain good saliva flow, which in turn neutralises acids in your mouth and stomach. Milk is another good choice for your overall health. Restrict fruit juices to main-meal times, and check the label to make sure they have no extra sugar added. Finally, chewing sugar-free gum after meals is a great way to mechanically clean your teeth and stimulate saliva flow.

Looking at all of your own teeth is difficult at the best of times, and if your toothbrush or toothpaste is causing you to gag, then things are even harder. Make a point of visiting your dentist before, during and soon after the birth of your baby. Regular dental visits will keep your mouth in top condition, and allow early identification of any oral health problems. Your dentist at Jorgensen Mutzelburg Dental will be able to provide the best advice for your situation, and make recommendations to keep you smiling into the future.

An old wives’ tale suggests that “You lose a tooth for every child that you bear.” This emphasizes the difficulties you face during pregnancy and following the arrival of your child. Fortunately though, thanks to our better understanding of the science of tooth decay, it need not be true any longer.

My wife and I recently welcomed twin daughters to our family, and understand that there are many questions regarding what is the right thing to do for mum and baby during these changing times. If you have any questions about how to look after your teeth during and after pregnancy or with regards to your dental treatment, emaildrmutzelburg@jmdental.com.au.

Our team at Jorgensen Mutzelburg Dental place great importance on introducing kids to dentistry in a comfortable environment. The practice is located at 730 South Pine Road, corner Old Northern Road, Everton Park, Brisbane. Telephone: 07 3354 1077 or visit online at http://www.jmdental.com.au.

Jorgensen Mutzelburg Dental

Our gentle, caring dentists at Everton Park provide a full range of quality dental services and regularly attend continuing education courses with staff to ensure the highest quality of patient care and best practices. Our dentists have special interests in paediatric dentistry, cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry, reconstructive dentistry for missing and worn teeth, implants, temporomandibular joint disorders, sleep disorders, Invisalign orthodontics for straight teeth, and endodontics. Jorgensen Mutzelburg Dental maintain a patient focus and will design a care plan to meet your needs.

We have the latest, cutting edge technology, and deliver the highest quality care, service and exceptional dentistry at an affordable price.

Emergency Dental Care

At Jorgensen Mutzelburg Dental, we understand that dental emergencies can happen to anyone at any time. We will endeavour to help you to the best of our ability, and have time dedicated each day to deal with these occurrences.

Our practice has extended opening hours to cater for your busy schedules, and from our practice location at Everton Park, also provides emergency dental services to our surrounding communities of Pine Rivers, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coasts including surrounding suburbs of Mitchelton, Bridgeman Downs, Everton Hills, Albany Creek, McDowall, Oxford Park, Gaythorne, Stafford, Gordon Park, Upper Kedron, Bunya, Ferny Hills, Arana Hills, Warner, Eatons Hill, Keperra, Enoggera and Chermside West.

What to do:

Knocked out tooth:

If dirty, rinse the tooth in milk, being careful to hold it by the crown only (not roots). If milk is not available, use water (few seconds only) or have patient gently suck it clean, then put the tooth back in the socket. If the tooth cannot be replanted, wrap in Glad Wrap or place it in milk or in the patient’s mouth inside the cheek.
Contact our clinic as soon as possible, as time is critical for successful replanting.

Broken tooth:

Try to clean debris from the injured area with warm water. If caused by a blow, place a cold compress on the face next to the injured tooth to minimize swelling. Try to find all the bits that are missing and bring them to the dentist, keeping them moist. Some broken pieces can be bonded back onto the teeth almost invisibly.
Contact our clinic as soon as possible.

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Implants

The standard when it comes to replacing teeth, and supporting dentures, dental implants have proven themselves for more than 35 years to be a highly successful method to restore natural tooth function. Implants can return your ability to chew all foods, and improve your confidence in your overall appearance, and ability to speak.

Dental implants are made from titanium, the same biocompatible metal used in other orthopaedic plates throughout the body. When placed in the jaw, your bone accepts the material and bonds to it through a process called osseointegration. Dental implants can be used to support dentures, bridgework or single teeth.
Implant supported dentures are a superior option to conventional removable dentures due to the anchor they provide.

Implants show several advantages over conventional replacement procedures, providing the strongest anchor, as well as conservative treatment of your surrounding teeth. Patients of our dentists who have received this treatment in the past are very satisfied with the results.
If you have any questions, please call us or just drop in to arrange a convenient time for further discussion.

Invisalign Orthodontics

Invisalign is the new way to straighten teeth without using metal braces. Our Invisalign dentists use a series of clear, removable Aligners to gradually straighten teeth, without metal or wires. Being nearly invisible, you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. Invisalign aligners also have added comfort, without the metal brackets or wires to cause irritation, and are able to be removed when you eat or drink.

A Clear Alternative…

Being made of clear material, Invisalign is a virtually invisible solution so you can smile during as well as after treatment. It’s likely no one will know you’re wearing them unless you tell them. By using a series of clear, removable aligners, Invisalign straightens your teeth right before your eyes. Change them about every two weeks and your teeth will move toward the smile you have always wanted.

Invisible. Removable. Comfortable.

Invisalign is comfortable to wear and it doesn’t require you to change your busy lifestyle. You visit your dentist at Jorgensen Mutzelburg Dental every month or two to check your progression and to get your new aligners. Average treatment time is about one year. A very important contrast to metal braces relates to your oral hygiene while completing your orthodontic treatment: Because aligners are removable, you are able to continue to eat your favourite foods while brushing and flossing normally to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Ask your Dentist…

Your dentist at Jorgensen Mutzelburg Dental has undergone extensive training, and continue to attend courses to ensure you have the best treatment available today. Please ask if Invisalign can help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of, and check out examples of cases that have already been completed.

To discuss Invisalign Orthodontics with one of our accredited dentists, please contact our lovely staff to make an appointment.

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IV Sedation

Sleep and Sedation Dentistry – Pain-free Dentistry

At Jorgensen Mutzelburg Dental, we offer varying levels of sedation to assist our patients in achieving a most comfortable state during treatment. Our facilities and specialist anaesthetist allow these sedation techniques to be used safely and conveniently in our practice at Everton Park on the north-side of Brisbane.

Sedation Dentistry

There are several safe techniques we use to help our patients achieve the most comfortable dental treatment.

  • Light sedation through inhalation sedation
  • Light sedation through oral sedation
  • Advanced sedation through IV sedation – also known as Twilight Sedation or Sleep Dentistry

Methods of IV Sedation

Sleep dentistry (also known as Sedation Dentistry, Conscious Sedation or Twilight Sedation) is the most advanced form of dental sedation. It uses a combination of sedative and pain relieving drugs given intravenously to create a dream-like state of deep, calming relaxation for the entire duration of your dental procedure.

When your appointment is complete, you will usually have no memory of the noises, smells, injections or dental treatment, and feel like no time has passed at all. You will feel like you have had a deep and satisfying sleep. No pain, no discomfort, and no fear. You will go home with a sense of well-being and the satisfaction of having attended to your dental health. Make an appointment today to discuss how our dentists at Jorgensen Mutzelburg Dental can create a new smile while you sleep.

Many patients take advantage of sleep dentistry to complete treatments and procedures that might normally take multiple visits, in one comfortable appointment.
A qualified specialist anaesthetist stays by your side for the entire procedure to ensure your safety and comfort, and you are afforded state of the art safety and monitoring equipment.
Whether you have had a bad dental experience in the past or dread going to the dentist for any reason, have difficulty keeping your mouth open, need lengthy or extensive treatment, require a surgical procedure such as wisdom teeth removal or implant placement, or are just short on time, sleep dentistry is your solution.

Why do people choose Sleep Dentistry?

One of the most common reasons is fear or anxiety. One of the most common reasons people site for avoiding going to the dentist is their fear. Some may have heard frightening stories and some have had horrible experiences as a child or adult. That fear is very difficult to overcome, and often is amplified by many years of avoiding the dentist and knowing the situation in your mouth is not healthy. So if you would agree that you don’t want to know what is happening, even if you have one of our friendly dentists who could offer pain-free treatment using local anaesthetic only, then sleep dentistry is an excellent option for you. Some people elect to have sedation dentistry because they have an exaggerated gag reflex which makes regular dental treatment very difficult. Sedation for some is the only way they will have their dental needs addressed. Other patients are not necessarily afraid, but they have extensive treatment needs. Under a regular dental setting, numerous appointments may be needed to complete their treatment. Due to the busy lifestyles of so many of us these days, organising 5-10 appointments could mean treatment might take months to complete. With sedation, treatment can usually be completed in one visit. It is also great for surgical procedures or those that are potentially uncomfortable such as wisdom teeth removal or implant placement. Patients are pleasantly surprised when they have their treatment without realising it ever happened.

Will I be asleep during IV Sedation?

During sedation in our practice, you will be in a relaxed state where you can snooze or sleep through the procedure. The difference between sedation at the dental practice and general anaesthetic, is that your body remains conscious and in control of its own breathing. During general anaesthetic, you become completely unconscious and your breathing is aided by a machine. This must be done in a hospital setting, while sedation dentistry can be carried out in the comfortable rooms of Jorgensen Mutzelburg Dental.

A wonderful effect of the medications used in IV sedation is amnesia. Patients remember little or nothing of their dental appointments. This can be very appealing to those who are highly fearful or anxious.

What does it cost?

There is a fee for the sedation dependent upon the duration of the appointment and type of sedation you require. During your initial examination and treatment planning session, our staff will provide you with a complete estimate of fees for your sedation appointment. Medicare will contribute towards the aneasthetist’s fee only – at this stage, Medicare does not contribute anything towards dental treatment fees in Australia.

The advantage of sedation over a general anaesthetic is that it does not require you to be booked into a hospital, allowing the procedure to be completed in the convenience and comfort of your dental practice saving you considerable time and money. It is also far safer as your body maintains full control of its own breathing.

What do I need to do?

The first step in towards attending to your dental health is to visit one of our caring team for a consultation. During this visit, your dentist will discuss with you your treatment needs and outcomes as well as answer any of your questions. With your help, we will choose which sedation method will work best for you. Our dentists use the latest techniques to give you the most effective dental treatment modern dentistry can achieve.

To discuss how the skilled team at Jorgensen Mutzelburg Dental can help prepare your smile for use for a lifetime, call Kathryn on 3354 1077 to arrange an appointment to speak with our caring dentists today.

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Preventative Care and Dental Hygiene

At Jorgensen Mutzelburg Dental we are committed to offering you comprehensive dental care.  The most important service we provide is that of preventative care. Your own teeth are nearly always the best component of your mouth, and we can provide every solution to maintain them.

Our dental hygienists, Genevieve and Amanda, are focused on achieving and maintaining oral health for our patients.  They will assist you to prevent gum disease, tooth decay and tooth wear.  This includes hygiene appointments for professional cleaning and tooth strengthening treatments, and consideration of your health history, lifestyle and dietary habits which may be affecting your oral health, for most on a six-monthly basis; fissure sealants to prevent decay in the most commonly decayed parts of your teeth,mouthguards, and instruction for all patients on how best to look after your teeth at home.

Our dental hygienists work in conjunction with your dentist to develop individualised care ensuring all of your dental needs are addressed.

Research now supports the long held belief that poor oral health has a direct impact on your general health. Please ask our Dentists or receptionist how our Dental Hygienists can be involved in your oral care.

Our dentists are also able to provide the best treatment solutions for bad breath or “halitosis”. You can contact our team now on 3354 1077 to arrange a consultation and take the step to avoid this embarrassing problem.

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Replace Missing Teeth

Jorgensen Mutzelburg Dental is able to offer all methods of replacing your missing teeth. While it is usually better to maintain your own teeth, in some circumstances this is not possible. Once your own tooth has been removed, it is extremely important to replace that missing tooth to prevent further damage to your surrounding teeth and occlusion (bite).

The services available to replace teeth are through implants, ceramic or gold bridges, or removable dentures or plates. For those who are missing all of their teeth, implant supported full dentures will provide you with the strongest possible option, without the fear of loose dentures.
Contact us to discuss which of these options is best for you.

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Rotary Endodontics

Root canal therapy (RCT) has been available for many decades and has allowed many of our patients to retain their teeth for a lifetime. Previously the teeth would have just been removed, leading to a lifetime of additional expensive problems. With advances in technology, root canal therapy has become very comfortable for our patients, and means that a tooth that has been extensively infected can be retained for life pain-free with the right restoration.

At Jorgensen Mutzelburg Dental, we use the latest in rotary endodontic technology to ensure the best result for our patients as well as minimising any discomfort. For our patients, the Root canal therapy treatment is no more remarkable than having a normal filling. Many of our patients take the opportunity to watch a movie or have a snooze.

Sleep Disorders and Snoring

If you are a person who often wakes from sleep still feeling tired, needs naps during the day time, falls asleep in front of the tv, in meetings or when reading a book, or have been told that you snore, then this is important to read.

Sleep Disordered Breathing is characterised by sleep disruption caused by an airway obstruction. As you fall asleep, you experience a loss of muscle tone called airway patency. The soft tissues in your airway relax against the tongue, partially or completely cutting off air flow to your lungs. Levels of Sleep Disordered Breathing can range from mild to severe, and includesnoring, upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS), and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Snoring is always indicative of the development or existence of a sleep breathing problem. UARS is more common amongst younger women, and is often accompanied by headaches, gastric reflux and asthma. OSA is characterised by brief interruptions to breathing during sleep, with repeated periods of no breathing for at least 10 seconds at a time. It occurs when the airway collapses and prevents air from getting into your lungs. These apnoeic events can last longer than one minute and represent a serious risk to your health. Fortunately, this condition can be easily identified by your sleep dentist in collaboration with a specialist sleep physician, and effectively treated.

Symptoms include:

  • Excessively loud snoring
  • Gasping for breath or choking during sleep
  • Frequent awakening during the night
  • Daytime sleepiness or fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Limited attention spans
  • Memory loss

Sleep disordered breathing has been linked to:

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • High Blood Pressure or hypertension
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Depression
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Gastric Reflux
  • Increased Mortality

At Jorgensen Mutzelburg, our dentists have a keen interest in this area and will work with you and Brisbane’s expert Sleep Physicians to diagnose any existing condition. Treatments are available for all conditions and the best option for you will be discussed at your consultation.

Teeth Whitening

Tooth whitening has become one of the quickest, easiest and safest methods to improve your smile. We can offer an entire range of advanced tooth whitening services that are designed to maximise your whitening result. When attending our “In-Chair Whitening Session” you will achieve bright white teeth in your lunch break alternatively, you can whiten your teeth conveniently in your own home. Our patients who have had their teeth whitened are really happy with the results and their naturally bright white smile.
To discuss which method is best for you, make an appointment to speak to our helpful staff.

TMJ Disorders

Problems in the jaw joint often occur in people who are under increased pressure, as they will often deal with this stress and tension subconsciously by clenching and grinding their teeth while asleep. Often unaware of the cause, people suffering TMD, may experience muscular pain in their jaws, temples, back of their necks and shoulders which may lead toheadaches; as well as ringing in the ears and earache amongst other commonly found symptoms. Dentists will often detect other signs of clenching and grinding that patients are not always aware of until shown with our intra-oral camera.

Grinding and clenching your teeth for any prolonged period can be very harmful to your teeth and lead to damage to your jaw joint, as well as fractured teeth and restorations. Apart from stress, TMD has been associated with changes in bite, poor posture and sleep positions. Our dentists have a particular interest in this area, and have successfully treated hundreds of patients with this condition.
If you feel that you may have this condition, feel free to make an appointment with one of our dentists to have it managed and lose a lifetime of tension and pain.

Smile with confidence

We are greatly honoured and appreciate the trust you have placed in us by choosing our practice. Please take the time to study the information provided for you, and familiarize yourself with our team and web site. Our mission is to gladly offer exceptional oral health care to our patients, promoting dental wellness and well being through oral health.