Dental FAQ’s

I have an intense toothache, can I be seen right away?

Our doctors at Bondi Dental will try their best to provide same day treatment if you have a dental emergency.

We are here to assist you with dental emergencies 24 hours per day, 7 days per week in our modern, comfortable, and professional dental centre.

For more information, visit our dental emergency page.

I’m pregnant. Should I still visit my dentist?

In pregnancy, there is increased blood flow to the periodontal tissues due to changes in hormone levels. This causes gum inflammation in some cases. Thus, you must pay extra attention to your oral hygiene during pregnancy. You also need to visit your dentist for examinations and routine cleaning.
Ideally, dental treatment is done before conception or after the first trimester.

Is it true that bad teeth can lead to bad general health?

A significant number of research studies show that there is a link between gum disease and heart disease. It is suggested that local gum inflammation can cause wider immune response in the body, leading to a response in the lining of the arteries that facilitates atherosclerosis and heart disease.

What causes dental cavities?

Tooth decay occurs when bacteria in the mouth produce acid, which then dissolves the tooth. Bacteria produce this acid every time they are exposed to sugar. With poor dental hygiene, the tooth is even at greater risk for cavities.

How can I prevent cavities?

Sensible diet, good saliva flow, healthy dental habits and appropriate fluoride exposure helps prevent the development of tooth decay. In addition, you should be careful with how often you consume sugary foods and drinks.

For more information on how you can prevent cavities, visit our Active Maintenance Dental Program page.

Why are X-rays needed prior to a tooth extraction?

Dental professionals are required by law to take X-rays before the extraction procedure. X-rays help your dentist to show the location of the nerves to avoid lone term numbness, and to see if the tooth has curved root, or if it’s infected. Skipping X-rays may cause multiple complications, which could have been avoided in the first place.

Why are crowns more expensive than fillings?

The preparation and procedure for dental crowns is more complicated than for fillings. Laboratory costs are incurred in preparing the crowns and the materials used are more expensive than tooth fillings. Also, the crown procedure requires 2 to 3 dental appointments to prepare the tooth and attach the dental crown.

What information should I give my dentist regarding my medical history?

Inform your dentist about your health problems and allergies. You also need to disclose any medications you are currently taking.

Do you use digital X-rays?

Yes. Bondi Dental only uses the latest technology and is equipped with state of the art equipment such as digital X-rays.

Do you treat children?

Yes. Bondi Dental caters to patients of all ages, including children and teens. Diagnostics, preventative care and restorations as required are offered for our young patients.

When is the best time to visit your dental clinic?

Bondi Dental is open to serve you seven days a week from Monday to Sunday between 8:00AM to 8:00PM.
For more information, go to our contact us page.

Do you have more questions about your oral health or our dental services? Don’t hesitate to phone us! Call Bondi Dental (02) 9365 7187 or book your appointment online.

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