Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Choosing a family dentist in Randwick is an important decision, and having questions about the services we provide and what to expect when you visit the surgery is natural.

We want you to feel confident in your choice of trusting Randwick Dental Care with your family’s oral health. We have gathered some of our most common questions here, and welcome you to get in touch with any other enquiries you have.

Dental Crowns and Bridges

At Randwick Dental Care, we always present all treatment options available, along with what you can expect from each, to help you make a confident decision for your smile. If one of our dentists has recommended a dental crown, they will also discuss why a crown would work better for your situation rather than a filling or other type of restoration.

Common Uses for Dental Crowns

Broken tooth – If you break or crack a tooth, a dental crown will protect the compromised structure by completely covering it.

Root canal therapy – When we remove the infected tissue and nerve fibres from tooth canals, it makes the tooth more susceptible to breaking down. A dental crown will add many years of reliable protection and comfort.

Rebuilding teeth – Chronic teeth clenching and grinding eventually wears down teeth, which can make them sensitive and damage the bite. Rebuilding worn teeth with dental crowns restores the function and appearance of the teeth.

Cosmetic dentistry – Covering teeth with tooth-coloured dental crowns can improve the appearance of your smile by altering the shape and shade of the tooth.

To find out if a dental crown will work for you, contact Randwick Dental Care to book an appointment.

General Dentistry

As a general guideline, twice-yearly dental cleans will help keep teeth and gums healthy. Every person is different, however, and we often face new challenges with oral health as we age. General overall health also has an impact on oral health - especially the gums. 

Hormonal changes, such as those during pregnancy, often cause gingivitis and require adjustments to professional dental routines to protect both the mother and her unborn baby. Other health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease are closely linked with oral health.

A dedicated home oral hygiene routine is vital to prevent periodontal (gum) disease. Brushing twice daily and flossing at least once per day is excellent insurance for a lifelong healthy smile. 

If gum disease develops, our Randwick dentists may recommend more frequent dental cleanings until it resolves. For patients with advanced gum disease, we commonly clean teeth 3-4 times per year, following a deep cleaning, to remove calculus and bacteria from the area between the teeth and gums.

We customise our treatment plans to meet patient needs and make adjustments to ensure that we are always delivering precisely the dentistry you need to stay healthy and smiling.

If it’s time for your next dental clean, contact Randwick Dental Care to arrange an appointment.

Just as technology advancements have changed the way we communicate and share information, dentistry is constantly improving as we discover and design better ways to care for our patients. Many of our patients avoid dental treatment because of anxiety or fear about their treatment. You will be happy to know that the techniques we use to deliver anaesthetics have also improved dramatically. 

Before we deliver an injection, our Randwick dentists apply a powerful topical anaesthetic to eliminate discomfort. If it has been a while since you have required dental anaesthetic, we are confident you will be pleasantly surprised that we have reduced and often eliminate discomfort that was common with dentistry just a couple of decades ago.

Our entire team is compassionate and friendly. If you have any fear or anxiety associated with your dental treatment recommendations, please let us know. We can help you to remain comfortable and relaxed so that you can achieve good oral health and a smile that gives you confidence. Putting off your treatment may ultimately result in more complicated treatment and additional time in the chair.

For gentle dentistry in Randwick and the neighbouring communities, give us a call. We look forward to helping you have the healthy smile you deserve.

We predominantly use tooth-coloured restorations that complement your smile, rather than distracting away from your teeth’s natural appearance. We select the correct shade, so the filling perfectly matches your tooth. 

Our dentists are gentle, and we will ensure that you remain relaxed and comfortable throughout your visit. 

After removing the decay from the tooth, we apply a bonding agent to the tooth that will seal the filling to your tooth structure. A final polish to the surface of your filling will improve the shine and shape it to your tooth structure.

Composite fillings are made of microscopic glass particles and plastic blended together for a natural-looking translucent restoration. 

We can also use composite filling material to make small repairs to teeth. Called dental bonding, composite material provides a conservative alternative to dental veneers by reshaping teeth and filling in chips or small gaps between teeth.

Composite will not whiten like natural teeth, so if you want a brighter and whiter smile, teeth whitening can remove stains from natural teeth before choosing a shade for your fillings or bonding.

For tooth-coloured dental fillings in Randwick, we invite you to contact our dental clinic to arrange an appointment.

Paediatric Dentistry

Kids love to learn and are naturally curious. We aim to help them develop a positive attitude regarding their dental visits by alleviating any fears associated with the unknown. Our friendly dentists love welcoming kids to the practice and make it a positive experience we hope your child will look forward to.

We invite children to come with parents to their appointments right away, and we follow the recommendation of the Australian Dental Association, which advises that kids have their first dental appointment around the time their first tooth comes in.

It is important that they have their teeth and dental development checked so that if any issues do arise, we can address them quickly. 

Because dental decay is the most common preventable childhood disease, much of our focus will be on educating kids and parents on useful home care routines and protecting teeth by arranging regular dental cleans and check-ups. We also offer fluoride treatments and sealants for kids who are at a higher risk of developing cavities.

Children's energy and presence brighten our day, and it also feels satisfying knowing that we are playing a role in your child’s healthy smile by teaching good oral hygiene habits that can last a lifetime.

If you are searching for a children’s dentist near Randwick, we invite you to get in touch. We welcome the whole family.

Root Canal Treatment

Many people associate root canal treatment with pain because the symptoms can be severe. Toothache and pain may keep you awake at night and cause missed time at work. In reality, root canals save teeth that would otherwise require extraction. Our dentists at Randwick Dental Care provide root canals with minimal discomfort.

We use the latest techniques to ensure all procedures are performed comfortably and efficiently. We will anaesthetize the area, and the root canal therapy procedure will feel similar to a standard filling. We use modern, titanium rotary dental instruments making root canal treatment faster and with superior results. The flexible tips clean tooth canals thoroughly without damaging the roots.

You will likely feel dramatic improvement immediately after your appointment. Though some residual sensitivity will remain for a few days, you should gradually feel better each day until your tooth heals completely.

When you come back for your follow-up exam, we will discuss a permanent restoration to protect your tooth. We typically recommend a dental crown, which will add stability to your tooth and protect it from fractures or breaking down.

If you suspect you need a root canal and live in Randwick or the surrounding communities, we invite you to arrange an appointment where we will help you regain your oral health. We strive to treat dental emergencies on the same day.

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