FAQs

Q?

Everytime I brush my teeth my gums bleed, what can I do?

A.

Bleeding gums can be caused by a number of things such as

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Gingivitis
  • Orthodontics
  • Improper placement of restorations or appliances
  • Trauma from brushing and flossing

To ascertain what is causing your bleeding issues a check-up appointment is recommended to provide you with some information and necessary treatment if required.

Please contact us to arrange an appointment (03) 9887 0888

Q?

I’ve woken up with a swollen face, can I get some antibiotics to fix the problem?

A.

In most cases a swollen face is due to an infection or underlying issue involving one or more teeth. Any type of facial swelling needs to be seen immediately by a dentist or health professional to aviod any complications that can arise. Antibiotics will only be prescribed if the swelling has been fully examined and a diagnosis has been achieved that requires the aid of antibiotics.

For all facial swelling issues please contact us immediately on (03) 9887 0888 and an appointment will be made as soon as possible.

Q?

I’ve had a tooth completely knocked out of my mouth, what can I do?

A.

This dental emergency is usually associated with trauma. If the tooth has been completely knocked out including the root(s) this is known as an avulsed tooth. In some cases the tooth can be saved. It is important that the tooth is taken care of appropriately until a visit to the dentist can be arranged.

The following steps should be taken to maximise the possibility of this tooth being saved.

  • Pick up the tooth by the crown (biting surface), avoid touching the roots
  • If the tooth is dirty gently rinse the tooth with milk, or have the patient use their saliva to clean it
  • If the tooth can be replanted on the spot please do so, If not wrap the tooth in glad wrap or place the tooth into a container of milk (any type of milk can be used including flavoured) and head to your Dentist.
  • Contact us immediately on (03) 9887 0888, to arrange an emergency appointment
  • Bring the Patient and the tooth into the clinic and further treatment will be conducted.

Time is critical for successful tooth replanting.

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I’ve recently had a tooth removed but I’m in more pain than before it was taken out, what can I do?

A.

More often than not these symptoms represent a condition known as "dry socket". This occurs when the blood clot is disrupted from the socket of the extracted tooth. This can be very painful and a visit to the dentist is required. At this visit a medicament will be placed to relieve your symptoms and general advice will be given to ensure this problem will not be repeated.