General & Family

Emergency Dental Care

If you have chipped or broken a tooth, or had a tooth knocked out as a result of an accident or injury it is very important that you see a dentist as soon as possible.

Here are some of the steps an emergency dental appointment will cover:

  1. A thorough examination of the injured area will be undertaken. This may include dental x-rays to determine the extent of the damage.

  2. Depending on the severity of the pain, the area will be numbed with local anaesthetic.

  3. The injured area will be sterilised to reduce the risk of infection.

  4. The damaged teeth will be restored temporarily or permanently, depending on the case.

  5. In severe cases the affected tooth may require extraction and implant treatment will be discussed.


If you require emergency dental treatment, you should ask to see a dentist as soon as possible. At our practice we offer appointments for all dental emergencies from toothache to lost or broken crowns, chipped teeth and fillings to abscesses, trauma, avulsed teeth and facial swelling. We can take care of your injuries to ensure you heal quicker and helping to minimising additional dental problems.

Benefits of Emergency Dental Care

  • Preservation of as much of the remaining tooth structure as possible.

  • Reduced risk of infection.

  • Helps long-term oral health overall.


Routine Dentistry

Routine dental appointments are essential to maintain good oral health and a happy smile. A standard dental check-up is carried out by an experienced, qualified dentist and is the best way to spot any problems with your mouth before they become serious. Both adults and children require routine dental appointments on a regular basis because preventative dentistry is the key to keeping your mouth healthy.

Routine dental appointments are usually carried out every six month, although some patients may require more frequent visits, while others may need to come into the practice less often.  Your dentist will advise you on how often you need a regular check-up.

What happens at a routine dental check-up?  If it is your first appointment at the practice, your dentist will take a full dental and medical history. They will also:

  1. Thoroughly examine your teeth, gums and mouth.

  2. Take x-rays if necessary.

  3. Discuss any dental problems you may have had since in the past.

  4. Discuss general health and dietary issues that can affect your teeth and gums, such as alcohol consumption or smoking.

  5. Discuss your teeth-cleaning habits, such as yout brushing technique, and recommend any improvements if required.

  6. Explain any further treatment you may need, such as fillings, root canal treatment or hygienist appointments.

  7. Provide you with a full treatment plan if required.

  8. Answer any questions you may have regarding your treatment and what options are available.

  9. If you require no other treatment, your dentist will let you know when you should come for your next routine check-up.


Benefits of Routine Dentistry

  • Helps to maintain good oral health

  • Early detection of problems 

  • In many cases, prevention of problems before they start






Children's Teeth

As dental professionals we believe in preventive dental care and encourage our patients to bring their children to the practice from an early age. Regular check-ups from an early age will ensure children don’t suffer from untreated dental decay, which can have devastating effects to their growing dentition. Regular check-ups can also help to spot potential developmental issues with children.

There are a number of preventive treatments that our team can provide for children:

  1. Fluoride applications are a proven way to protect your child’s growing teeth from developing decay. The fluoride is painted onto the surface of the teeth, helping to mineralise them. 

  2. Tooth-coloured fissure sealants can be applied to the biting surfaces of children's teeth to prevent decay.

  3. Studies have shown that the younger your child is when attending their first dental appointment, even if just for a check-up, the more likely they are to have a positive experience and to grow up unafraid of the dentist. Our team will take special care of your child to make them feel cared for.

  4. Treating a child from a young age also allows the dentist to spot early signs of underbites, cross bites or overbites developing. As with most dental problems, the sooner you can start to treat it, the quicker it can be resolved. 


Prevention is always better than cure, so call the practice today to make an appointment for your child.


Benefits of Child Dentistry

  • Helps with the development of healthy teeth and gums.

  • Reduces the risk of developing tooth decay and reduces need for fillings.

  • Helps reduce fears or phobias of the dentist by becoming accustomed to visiting the dentist at an early age.

Child Benefits Dental Scheme (CDBS)

This is funding provided by the Australian Government Department of Health. Its recipients are children and teenagers eligible for government assistance.

The treatment can be provided through a private dental clinic.

All eligible children aged between 2-17 years of age will have access to a benefit capped at $1,013 over a two calendar year period.

The CBDS has a means test. Families can check whether their child is eligible for CDBS by contacting the Australian Department of Human Services.

The CDBS provides individual benefits for a range of services including

  • examination, 

  • x-rays,

  • cleaning,

  • fissure sealing, 

  • fillings,

  • root canals, and

  • extractions


Benefits are not available for orthodontic or cosmetic dental work.

Mouth Guards

Sports mouthguards are custom-made rubber coverings worn over your teeth to protect them from damage in contact and ball-based sports. They cushion the teeth and gums and help to avoid chipped and broken teeth.

You should wear a professionally-made sports mouthguard at all times when playing any sport involving either moving objects or physical contact. 

Being hit in the mouth by a ball in such sports as football, cricket or hockey can lead to serious damage to your teeth, including broken and lost teeth.  Contact sports, such as rugby and boxing, can also lead to damaged, broken or dislocated jaws.  Sports mouthguards provide cushioning to protect against such injuries. Professional sportspeople can often be seen wearing mouthguards for this reason.

Your dentist can provide your mouthguard:

  1. First, your dentist will measure and take impressions of your teeth and gums and send these to a laboratory so your mouthguard can be made to fit you perfectly.

  2. The laboratory will make up the mouthguard to your dentist’s specifications.

  3. Your dentist will check the mouthguard fits properly. You should then wear it at all times playing or training for sports.


Mouthguards should be worn by adults and children. Children’s mouthguards will need regular replacement as their teeth and jaws grow. You should check regularly that your child’s mouthguard still fits, and see your dentist for a replacement if it has become loose or tight-fitting.  Adults will also need to replace their mouthguards periodically due to wear and tear. 

Benefits of Wearing a Mouthguard

  • Helps with protecting teeth from damage or loss due to trauma.

  • Bespoke to fit your mouth perfectly.

  • Helps with preventing jaw damage.


General and Wisdom Teeth Extractions

In cases of advanced gum disease and tooth decay, teeth may need to be extracted. Some patients may also develop impacted wisdom teeth, which can cause intense pain and need to be removed. This is alleviated by having them removed surgically.

One area in which it is possible for dentists to specialise is ‘oral surgery’, an umbrella term for all dental procedures involving surgery, such as the extraction of teeth or wisdom teeth. It is always important to get the advice of a dental professional if you are worried about any of your teeth. Never attempt to pull out your own tooth at home as this could cause a more serious problem for you.

Tooth extractions typically involve the following:

  1. Before the procedure you may require an x-ray of your teeth.

  2. Depending on your particular case and the severity of your problem, you may be given a local anaesthetic and offered sedation if you are anxious.

  3. Dentists have the right equipment and sterile environment to extract teeth with the utmost care and your recovery can be surprisingly quick. 

  4. In the case of wisdom tooth extractions, you may have some swelling after the procedure and discomfort that can be eased with over-the-counter painkillers. 

  5. In cases of advanced gum disease or periodontitis, antibiotics will be prescribed to reduce the risk of further infection.


Benefit of Extractions & Oral Surgery

  • Reduced pain levels

  • Helps to maintain good oral health.


Nervous Patients

Many patients feel self-conscious about dental treatment or are nervous about visiting the dentist. We offer special care to our anxious patients to make their appointments more comfortable and relaxing. Our team of dentists and nurses are trained to make sure that you feel comfortable at all times during your visit.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal treatment (also called ‘endodontics’) is needed when the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected through tooth decay or is damaged by an injury to your mouth. Infection may spread through the root canal system and could eventually lead to an abscess, causing a great deal of discomfort. If root canal treatment is not carried out, the tooth may need to be taken out. 

Root canal treatment involves the following:

  1. Local anaesthetic will be administered to ensure no discomfort is felt during treatment.

  2. The tooth will be prepared with a drill, allowing access to the root canal system.

  3. The root canal system will be thoroughly cleaned out to remove all infection and pulp.

  4. The root canal system is then filled and sealed temporarily with a crown.

  5. The tooth is checked at a later visit and when all the infection has cleared the tooth is permanently filled.

Root canal treatment is a skilled and time-consuming procedure and most courses of treatment will involve two or more visits.


Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

  • Preservation of remaining healthy tooth structure.

  • Prevention of infection spreading any further.

  • Restoration of tooth to its natural look and feel.