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Frequently Asked Questions

We have put together a list of frequently asked questions relating to our dental services. If you have any questions or need further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.

1. I’m very nervous about visiting the dentist – can you help?
2. What costs are likely to be involved for my treatment?
3. Why do my gums bleed when I brush my teeth?
4. How often should I visit the dentist?
5. I have broken a tooth – what should I do?
6. I’m pregnant – should I still visit the dentist for treatment?

1. I’m very nervous about visiting the dentist – can you help?

We completely understand that a visit to the dentist may be a cause of worry and nerves. But we at Cosmetic Dental, you can relax knowing that you’re in good hands. We have a comprehensive ‘tool kit’ to help manage any pain, discomfort and nervousness. When you see Dr Kan for your initial appointment, he will discuss various options with you and create a plan to ensure you feel as comfortable as possible throughout your treatment.

2. What costs are likely to be involved for my treatment?

The cost of treatment is based upon a number of factors including time, materials required and the complexity of treatment. You will however receive a cost analysis before your treatment so that you will know exactly how much to expect to pay.

3. Why do my gums bleed when I brush my teeth?

Bleeding gums may indicate some level of gum disease and should be assessed immediately by your dentist or hygienist. Left untreated, the level of disease may progress and result in significant health consequences and loss of teeth.

4. How often should I visit the dentist?

We recommend a regular check-up every six months to maintain your teeth in optimal condition. However, if you have any concerns about your teeth in between check-ups, then please contact us for an appointment as soon as possible.

5. I have broken a tooth – what should I do?

If you have broken, cracked or chipped a tooth then you need to see us as soon as possible. If this happens on a weekend or during a time when we are closed, you can clean around the tooth with warm water and cover with sugar-less gum if the edge is sharp and may cause damage to surrounding tissue.

6. I’m pregnant – should I still visit the dentist for treatment?

Pregnancy can be a demanding time on your body – teeth included! Yes, you should definitely maintain your regular visits and ensure your teeth are kept as healthy as possible throughout your pregnancy. However, you must advise your dentist that you are pregnant before receiving any treatment as there will be some procedures that are not advisable during this time.

To talk to us about creating a beautiful smile, phone us on 09 524 2515

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