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Sachi Fernando

Dentist

Dr. Sachi Fernando is a Dentist practicing in Tamahere, Hamilton. Dr. Fernando specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Sachi Fernando
  • Tamahere, Hamilton
  • University of Adelaide - BDS
  • Accepting new patients

How often do you need your teeth cleaned?

The best answer is, it depends. Depends on a host of factors like age, medical status, and level of gingival/periodontal disease. As a rule of thumb, I would say every 6 months, READ MORE
The best answer is, it depends. Depends on a host of factors like age, medical status, and level of gingival/periodontal disease. As a rule of thumb, I would say every 6 months, but this interval depends on the above factors.

Can a toothpaste help with tooth sensitivity?

Colgate pro relief or sensodyne can help with hypersensitivity. You will notice the difference in about a month with frequent use

I underwent a root canal treatment and it is in pain again. What could be the reason?

The most common reasons are: 1. Existing crack or fracture in tooth, especially if it's a vertical one 2. Missed canal 3. Recurring, persistent infection 4. Incomplete root READ MORE
The most common reasons are:

1. Existing crack or fracture in tooth, especially if it's a vertical one
2. Missed canal
3. Recurring, persistent infection
4. Incomplete root canal filling

Best thing to do is see your dentist or endodontist about this.

Regards
Dr Fernando

Did my dental x-rays harm my baby? (first trimester)

There is no harm to your baby. The X-rays are aimed at your face, not your foetus. Furthermore the dosage is so small that it's almost negligible. In regards to dental treatment, READ MORE
There is no harm to your baby. The X-rays are aimed at your face, not your foetus. Furthermore the dosage is so small that it's almost negligible.
In regards to dental treatment, try getting it done in 2nd trimester. That's the safest for dental treatment

Clicking in my jaw

This is a very normal thing to do. I refer a lot to oral surgeons for TMJ issues, especially very audible clicking.

I can't fix my teeth sensitivity. What do I do?

Have you tried using a soft bristle brush with sensitive toothpaste?

Can I whiten my teeth with baking soda alone?

I wouldn't advocate using baking soda in your mouth. My mom told me that back in her day in Sri Lanka they used to brush with charcoal & afterwards her teeth will be white. I'm READ MORE
I wouldn't advocate using baking soda in your mouth. My mom told me that back in her day in Sri Lanka they used to brush with charcoal & afterwards her teeth will be white. I'm not advocating this. I suggest getting professional bleaching trays made & using whitening gels prescribed by a dentist or hygienist