Dental Frequently Asked Questions Armidale
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Frequently Asked Questions
If you are suffering from a painful toothache or something is wrong that requires attention, contact us immediately to organise an appointment as quickly and conveniently as possible for you.
In the meantime, we advise you to take painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol. DO NOT exceed the maximum dose.
Fractured teeth can usually be restored so there is no need to panic.
If the tooth is painful, avoid hot or cold food or drinks, and avoid eating or biting on the side of the mouth that is most painful. In other words, try to do everything you can to relieve the tooth from extremes of temperature and pressure.
Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol are recommended. Pain-free treatment is usually available by getting in touch as soon as you can.
In the instance your crown comes loose or falls out, contact us immediately.
In the meantime, keep your crown safe, if you still have it, so it can be re-cemented as soon as possible to avoid damage or the need for root canal (endodontic) treatment.
- 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.
If you find yourself in this situation, please contact our team immediately.
Broken dentures can usually be repaired relatively easily. Please resist the temptation to glue them together yourself as this often makes a repair very difficult.
Contact us to organise the repair as soon as possible.
You should try to see your dentist every six months.
This is the optimal time for your dentist to assess anything that has taken place in your mouth since your previous visit and also take the time to professionally clean signs of plaque build-up or debris build-up that you’ve been missing.
Armidale Dental Care is a Provider Practice for HCF, NIB, Medibank, CBHS and Bupa. This means that if you are a member and you choose to be seen by us, then you will receive more from your benefits and 100% back on your check-ups!
We also accept all other major health funds, as well as the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA) and the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) Medicare scheme.
For more information on this, visit our Health Funds page or call our practice on (02) 6772 9386.
Yes, we are. As long as you are eligible and we have the sighted letter, we accept all children under the CDBS schema.
Certainly! The team at Armidale Dental Care always look forward to welcoming new individuals, their families and friends.
Our team looks forward to welcoming you into our state of the art dental practice!
If you are a new patient at Armidale Dental Care, our team advises you to come in about 15 minutes before your appointment time.
During this time, our receptionist may require some details about you and have you fill out a New Patient Form if you haven’t already online.
Clarifying all your personal and medical information we have for you is correct will ensure your appointment will run smoothly and our dentists are aware of any important information for your first visit, as well as future appointments.
No, our team are not open on weekends for general appointments. Armidale Dental Care is open from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30am to 5pm.
If you find yourself requiring immediate dental attention during weekend hours, we advise you to present yourself to the emergency department as soon as humanly possible. This immediate medical attention should temporarily reduce the risk of infection or uncontrolled bleeding until you can see us during the week.
Our team strongly advises you still visit our practice for dental check-ups and cleans during your pregnancy.
Dental treatment during any trimester of pregnancy is safe however, it’s best to get your clean out of the way in the first or second trimester as some women find it difficult to lay back in the dental chair for extended periods of time during the third trimester.
It’s also a great time to get your dental cleaning done while you are pregnant as it may be a little harder to put your newborn baby to sleep or look after them while having your teeth cleaned.
To stop bleeding gums, apply ice to the affected area that is bleeding or causing pain and ensure you maintain good oral hygiene practises by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing regularly. We also recommend using mouthwash after every brush to use as an extra layer of prevention and protection.
If bleeding persists or starts to occur every time you brush your teeth, make sure to mention this to one of our dentists at your next appointment.
While we all experience bleeding gums once in a while, whether it’s from brushing too hard or flossing a little too vigorously, persistent bleeding of the gums or gums that are red or swollen is not a good sign and should be assessed by one of our qualified dentists.
At Armidale Dental Care, we accept all major health funds and we are preferred providers for Bupa, HCF, NIB, HICAPS and Medibank Private.
We also accept payments via Mastercard, Visa, American Express, debit cards, cheque, cash, Zip Pay or by presenting a Veterans’ Affairs card, if eligible for dental services.
If you have any questions or are wondering about another form of payment that may not be listed, contact our team online to check it with us or call us on (02) 6772 9386 for a more immediate response.
During your appointment or if you are a new patient at Armidale Dental Care, we may suggest taking a dental x-ray of your smile.
Dental x-rays help assist our team to see beneath the surface of the gums and teeth and help detect underlying conditions that may not be visible to our naked eye simply through a visual examination.
Our team are always trying to educate and communicate with our patients to the best of our abilities so, rest assured, we will always let you know why we will be performing a particular treatment or examination before we proceed.
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If your question isn’t listed above, do not hesitate to call our team on (02) 6772 9386 or leave an enquiry online. Our team are always trying to educate and communicate with our patients to the best of our abilities so we endeavour to answer any questions you may have as quickly as possible.