Beeliar Dental Clinic FAQ
Dental problems can exist without you having any discomfort or even knowing. We recommend a comprehensive examination to eliminate the need for emergency care.
We recommend at 2-3 years of age that your child has a positive first experience at the dentist. This allows them to have a fun ride in the chair, this gets them used to our surgery and staff. It allows us to make sure everything is developing normally.
In order that your examination can be considered comprehensive, an x-ray taken each side of your mouth will enable the dentist to see cavities (decay) which often starts between your teeth. These cannot always be detected through visual examination.
Professional cleaning will minimise your risk of gum disease which can have an effect on your general health. Removal of calculus (plaque build-up) will keep your gums and bone healthy. Did you know that 80% of bad breath comes from teeth, gums and the tongue. Tooth decay, gum disease, bacteria on the tongue and trapped food are the most common causes.
Please call the practice immediately so that we can arrange an appointment as quickly and conveniently as possible for you.
If you are suffering from a painful toothache, something is wrong that requires attention. Contact us immediately to organize an appointment as quickly and conveniently as possible for you. Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol are recommended; do not exceed the maximum dose.
Swellings are caused by an infection. Contact us immediately to receive treatment or antibiotics.
Fractured teeth can usually be restored so there is no need to panic. If the tooth is painful, avoid hot or cold and avoid eating or biting on that side i.e. relieve the tooth from extremes of temperature and pressure. Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol may help. Pain-free treatment is usually available by contacting us quickly.
Keep your crown safe so it can be re-cemented as soon as possible to avoid damage or the need for root canal treatment. Contact us immediately.
- The tooth needs to be re-implanted into its socket immediately.
- Try not to handle the tooth root to protect the fibres around the root surface.
- If possible, place the tooth back into the socket and splint in place with silver paper.
- DO NOT place the tooth in water.
- DO place the tooth in cold milk or on one side of your mouth between your teeth and cheeks
- Contact us immediately
Broken dentures can usually be repaired relatively easily. Please resist the temptation to glue them together your self as this often makes a repair very difficult. Contact us to organise the repair.