Frequently asked questions

General Dentistry

What counts as a dental emergency?

  • A toothache
  • Facial pain with fever
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Knocked out teeth
  • Broken dentures
  • Soft tissue trauma & bleeding
  • Any facial or tooth pain associated with fever could be life-threatening, contact our clinic today.

    We are open 7 days a week. Monday to Saturday 9:00am 6:00pm and Sundays 9:00am– 5:00pm.

    We will see you on the same day. We always allow spare appointments throughout the day in case of emergencies. Simply call our clinic 0449 262 768

    Every 6 months, unless instructed otherwise by your dental surgeon or hygienist.

    You wouldn’t let a surgeon operate without taking scans, dental surgery is no different. We can’t see what’s going on under the surface of your mouth without x-rays.

    Eftpos and direct claims on health funds are available (HICAPS).

    If you still have the tooth, it may be able to be saved. Contact us immediately for instructions and an emergency appointment.

    Dry socket is caused by dislodging a blood clot (usually after a tooth extraction). Irritation can be caused by food or tobacco smoke. Any severe pain which shoots to your ear should be investigated immediately.

    Dry socket may require antibiotics and a special medicated dressing. If you suspect you may be experiencing symptoms, contact us immediately.

    Zoom whitening is the fast way to get your teeth brighter looking than any toothpaste or a doit yourself kit. Get instant results up to 8 shades whiter in less than an hour in the dental chair.

    Yes, but the results are worth it. Essentially, it’s like getting your own teeth back. No need to worry about getting dentures relined or foods you can’t chew.

    Visit our clinic to discuss your implant options. Sometimes if you have a receding jawbone, you may require a bone graft to build your jaw to support the implants and it can be a long process. There are alternative avenues we can explore if you require a bone graft but don’t want to undergo surgery.

    Sedation

    If you are particularly anxious, happy gas can help you relax. The gas is administered through inhalation. This can be combined with oral sedation for a virtually pain-free experience.

    Not if you are planning to have IV sedation. We recommend nil by mouth for 6 hours prior to undergoing dental surgery.

    Afterward, you may experience a dry mouth and feel drowsy. You will not be released from our care unless a responsible person can collect you from our clinic. We advise against using public transport or signing any legal documents for 24 hours following sedation, as it may impair your judgment.

    About Us

    For painful toothache or trauma, Mittagong’s emergency dental surgery is only a call away. We’re open 7 days a week by appointment. Conveniently located on Main Street, you’ll find our relaxed and fun practice will keep you coming back. Our dental care caters to the whole family—from baby teeth through to wisdom teeth and dentures. Book now !

    Contact us

    Phone:  0449 262 768
    Address: 45 Main St, Mittagong, NSW 2575

    Opening Hours:
    Monday to Saturday: 9:00am–6:00pm
    Sunday: 9:00am–5:00pm

    About Us

    For painful toothache or trauma, Mittagong’s emergency dental surgery is only a call away. We’re open 7 days a week by appointment. Conveniently located on Main Street, you’ll find our relaxed and fun practice will keep you coming back. Our dental care caters to the whole family—from baby teeth through to wisdom teeth and dentures. Book now !

    Contact us

    Phone:  0449 262 768
    Address: 45 Main St, Mittagong, NSW 2575

    Opening Hours:
    Monday to Saturday: 9:00am–6:00pm
    Sunday: 9:00am–5:00pm

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