FAQ

The following is a summary of the questions that most commonly asked but our patients. Click on any of the topics below to see the answer

About your First Visit with Minchinbury Dental Care

When you arrive for your first appointment the Minchinbury dental care team will request that you complete a medical history questionnaire. This will assist your dentist in understanding your medial history prior to commencing any dental treatment. You can download a medical history questionnaire here, complete it at home and bring it along Click to Download Form your first appointment or you will be requested to arrive 10 mins prior to your appointment to complete the questionnaire at reception.

When your dentist is ready, your dental nurse will call your name and lead you from reception through to the dental surgery room. Both the dentist and dental nurse will introduce themselves and ask if you have any specific concerns or issues with your teeth, gums or appearance of your smile.

With the help of the dental nurse, your dentist will then assess the current condition of your teeth and gums.

Our dentist will request that digital dental x-rays be taken of your teeth and gums during your check up. A dental x-ray is the only accurate way that the dentist can see between the teeth and under fillings.

There are three types of X-rays that your dentist may suggest:

*Small dental X-rays (for individual teeth)

*OPG- (a full mouth x-ray)

*3D cone beam x-ray (shows very fine detail of all structures of the jaw in the three dimensional view)

Your dentist may also offer you a scale and clean to remove tartar build-up. A professionally applied fluoride application may also be offered to assist in the reduction of tooth decay and decrease the sensitivity of your teeth.

At the end of your check up, your dentist will discuss the condition of your teeth and gums and outline any suggested treatment options with you. They will provide you with all the information required for you to make a decision if further treatment is required. Prior to any future appointments or commencement of work, your dentist will provide you with a personalised treatment plan outlining treatment options, necessary appointments and fees.

At the conclusion of your appointment your dental nurse will lead you back to reception for payment, health fund claiming and the booking of any further additional appointments.

If you do not require any additional appointments for treatment, you can either make an appointment for your next six monthly check up at this time or wait until you receive an appointment reminder.

If you have any questions regarding your first appointment with us, please contact us and our friendly reception staff will be happy to be of assistance.

Why do I need to have X-rays taken?

X-Rays allow the dentist to detect problems in areas not visible during a visual examination, for example a cavity under an existing filling.

Who is the best dentist?

All the dentists practising at Minchinbury dental care are fully qualified and registered  with the dental board of Australia, and are able to assist you with your general dental needs.

I dont like needles,can I have gas for my treatment?

Minchinbury dental care have a few different ways to make your dental treatment more relaxing. Nitrous Oxide (known as happy gas) is one of the options available at our practice.

Your dentist can discuss all available options with you.

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