FAQs

1. How often should I visit my dentist?

Our recommendation is that patients visit us regularly every six months for a dental assessment. This ensures early detection of problems and maintains oral hygiene and health.

If it is your first visit, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire explaining your dental and general health history. After that, a typical dental appointment involves a careful inspection of your mouth, teeth and gums. Looking for signs of tooth decay and cavities, loose or broken teeth, we will be able to assess the health of your teeth and gums or deal immediately with pressing problems.

Regular appointments provide us with an opportunity to maintain the health of your teeth and gums, detect problems in their early stages and recommend treatment to avoid further, more expensive damage to your teeth. A simple filling attended to at your regular dental assessment may well avoid an expensive extraction and implant later on.

Generally speaking, a dental emergency is anything involving pain. So if you are in pain, telephone our surgery immediately. We offer same day treatment for emergencies.

Indicators of unhealthy teeth are chipped, cracked or discoloured teeth; bleeding gums or pain around the teeth or jaw. Further to these signs, you may also have issues such as difficulty chewing or speaking which can be addressed with appropriate dental care.

We recommend brushing at a minimum of twice a day along with flossing once a day. Flossing is important as it ensures that the areas of your mouth that your toothbrush cannot reach are cleaned daily.

Many people have periodontal disease without symptoms. In its early stages the disease is often painless, unlike tooth decay. The best way to be aware of the health of your gums is by having regular dental assessments and periodontal examinations.

Toothache may be caused by any number of factors such as a crack in the tooth, a dental cavity or an exposed tooth root. Gum disease may also cause pain. If you are experiencing pain, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible.

For patients who suffer anxiety when visiting the dentist we can offer nitrous oxide inhalation (happy gas).

We accept a variety of payment options including cash, credit card, EFTPOS and cheques.

Yes, we offer the Health Industry Claims and Payments Scheme (HICAPS)

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Our experienced dental team is happy to answer any questions you may have about your dental health and care. Educating our patients on their dental health is important to us. Click on the link below to ask us your questions.

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