If your child develops a toothache, book an appointment with your dentist straight away. In the meantime, rinse your child's mouth with salty water and/or use paracetamol for pain relief. If facial swelling is present, your child needs to see a dentist as soon as possible. These recommendations do not apply to babies who are teething. *Ref Australian Dental Association.
If your child knocks out a 'baby' tooth, remain calm and follow the steps listed below:
NOTE: The crown is the part of the tooth visible inside the mouth while the root anchors the tooth to the jawbone and is not normally visible. Depending on your child's age, the baby tooth may not have much root structure remaining. This is because the root resorbs for the tooth to become loose before falling out.
Remain calm and act quickly, ideally try to see your dentist within 30 minutes:
NOTE: The crown is the part of the tooth visible inside the mouth while the root anchors the tooth to the jawbone and is not visible normally.
Alternate forms of trauma to the teeth can include injuries causing a tooth or multiple teeth to become:
For any of these types of trauma, it is best to visit your dentist as soon as possible.
Fillings vary in cost from small chip repairs to complex reconstructions. We recommend patients come in for an examination that will include a full treatment plan and costing if additional treatment is required. Our friendly receptionist will help you further with any queries.
Booking for in house teeth whitening is a great way to get an instant result! Your appointment will include a clean prior to treatment, impressions for your own customised take home bleaching trays and the 1 hour treatment session.
At the end of the appointment you will take home a kit with some relief gel, bleaching syringes and your bleaching trays to 'touch up' your whitened teeth and keep your smile bright. Including the scale and clean, the cost is $700.00.
Our practice now offers Afterpay.
It will vary depending on the person's need. For most people it will 12 months, however some people may need a clean, for example, every 6 months.
It is recommended that children have their first visit to the dentist at approximately 12 months of age.
Medicare covers some eligible patients under the Oral Fee for Service Scheme for those patients with a health care card, Commonwealth Dental Benefits Scheme for children under 17 and Veterans. Please see below for details.
Our practice accepts NSW Health OHFFSS treatment vouchers. These vouchers entitle the healthcare card holder to free treatment at our practice and cover 3 main areas:
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) provides eligible families with children aged 2-17 years old with access to a benefit of $1,000.00 for eligible dental services over a 2 calendar year period.
The CDBS provides benefits for a range of dental services including
A gap fee will apply to the following services as quoted prior to treatment:
Benefits are not available for orthodontics or cosmetic dental work and cannot be paid for any services provided in a hospital.
The CDBS continues to be means tested, which requires of Family Tax Benefit Part A or a relevant Australian Government payment.
Your child is eligible when:
We welcome Veterans. As a holder of a Gold Card or White Card with the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA), you are eligible to receive treatment at our practice through the Medicare Benefits Scheme.
Depending on the level of private health cover you have, dental treatment is usually covered if you have 'extras' included. Our receptionist can supply you with the relevant item codes so you can contact your fund to find out how much you incur in out-of–pocket expenses.
Our practice has the HICAPS in house claims system. We will process your claim on the spot so you only need to pay the gap.