UOW Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

We are happy to answer questions about our services and procedures.

These are a selection of some common questions that patients have. If your question isn't answered here, please contact our dental clinic. It's important to us that our patients understand their dental care.

Cleanings and Examinations

We welcome patients of all ages to our clinic! We are happy to discuss your scheduling needs, so just give us a call and speak to someone from our friendly front desk staff!

Crowns and Bridges

Modern dental materials and technology have dramatically improved the appearance of dental crowns and bridges. The porcelain used in today’s crowns and bridges can be colour-matched to blend perfectly with the shade of your natural teeth. With proper placement, your dental restoration should be virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

Emergency Dental Care

The goal of an emergency dental appointment is to address the immediate need, resolve your problem and relieve your pain. If we believe further care is needed, we will arrange a regular appointment for you to follow up so we can plan appropriate treatment to prevent future problems.

Paediatric Dentistry

We welcome patients of all ages to our clinic! We are happy to discuss your scheduling needs, so just give us a call and speak to someone from our friendly front desk staff!

Periodontal Disease and Treatment

Coming in for regular cleanings will help keep your gums in great shape, but what you do at home matters as well. Brush twice daily and floss every evening. Our team will be happy to show you proper brushing and flossing techniques.

Other steps you can take to prevent gum disease include:

  • Don't smoke or chew tobacco.
  • Eat a healthy diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Use an antiseptic mouthwash. We'll be happy to recommend one.
  • If you have a health condition that can affect your dental health such as diabetes, heart disease, or cancer, please let us know so that we can take extra steps to help keep your gums healthy.

Root Canal Treatment

Understanding the process can often remove a great deal of the fear surrounding dental procedures. During a root canal procedure, the goals of treatment are to stop the infection, prevent further damage, and relieve pain.

We begin by making sure that you are numb and comfortable. The next step is to open the tooth. We then use special instruments to carefully and thoroughly clean out the infection from the tooth and remove the infected or damaged nerve. If necessary, we may place an antibiotic treatment to prevent re-infection.

The access point in the tooth will be filled and sealed, and a crown may be placed. You may experience some soreness following the procedure as part of your body’s natural reaction to any perceived injury, but this will soon fade, and you will feel much better.
 

Sleep Apnoea and Snoring

Snoring can sometimes be a symptom of a serious condition called sleep apnea. If you snore and also notice that you have trouble with daytime fatigue or drowsiness, mood swings, and headaches, call your physician to be evaluated for sleep apnea.

We can provide you with a comfortable oral appliance that will open up your airway while you sleep. More oxygen is allowed to enter the bloodstream, and both you and your significant other will rest easier.
 

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