Orange Family Dental

Payment Options and Financing

We are a private dental practice, which means we do not accept Medicare. However, we do take: 

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Major credit cards

If you require complex dental treatment that is not covered by your health fund and you need assistance with financing, we recommend MediPay. This program allows you to finance your dentistry over time. The application process is simple, and it typically takes only a few minutes to learn whether you qualify and for how much. Visit www.medipay.com.au for more information.

Medipay

Frequently Asked Questions

If you chip a tooth and are experiencing sensitivity or pain

  • Place cold pressure to the area to minimise any swelling of the soft structure.
  • Try to find all the bits that are missing and bring them to the dentist, keeping them moist. Some broken bits can be bonded back onto the teeth almost invisibly.
  • Then visit our practice immediately.
  • If there is no pain, then contact our practice to find out if it is necessary to seek dental treatment.

Very persistent toothache is always a sign that you need to see a dentist as soon as practicable. In the meantime, you should try to obtain relief by

  • Rinsing the mouth with water and trying to clean out debris from any obvious cavities.
  • Use dental floss to remove any food that might be trapped within the cavity (especially between the teeth).
  • If swelling is present, place a cold compress to the outside of the cheek (DO NOT HEAT).
  • Take pain relief if necessary, using pain medicines that you know you are safe with. Remember, no pain relief tablets will work directly on the tooth. They must be swallowed as directed. If placed on the tooth, they can cause more trouble (especially aspirin).

There are several reasons for a toothache including, dental cavities, dental fractures, mobile teeth or even increased sensitivity of the tooth. By visiting the dentist regularly you can avoid such dental pain.

It can be very overwhelming to handle a dental emergency, particularly when you or a loved one is in pain. The most important thing to remember is not to panic. The next few tips will help you know what actions to take to minimise tooth loss.

Knocked out Tooth
Should your tooth come out completely, follow these simple steps:

  • If dirty, rinse tooth in milk holding it by the crown (not roots). If not available use water (few seconds only) or have patient suck it clean, then put the tooth back in the socket.
  • If the tooth cannot be replanted, wrap in Glad Wrap or place it in milk or in the patient’s mouth inside the cheek.
  • Visit our practice within 30 minutes if you can. Time is critical for successful replanting.

We recommend seeing children around their second or third birthday. By this age, your child has excellent awareness, which makes their first dental experience less frightening and easier for them to understand. At this age, we can better explain treatment and the various dental instruments as well.

At Orange Family Dental, it is our goal to make the dental experience easy for your child, and we always want him or her to look forward to coming to the dentist.

These early appointments allow our dentist to make sure teeth are coming in correctly and on schedule. We can also provide a check-up and start to compare oral health changes between visits.

As your child ages, we always add age-appropriate treatments to help achieve and maintain the healthiest smile as well.

Through the years, your child’s treatments may include fissure sealants and fluoride treatments to strengthen teeth and help prevent decay. And in no time, we start professional teeth cleans to promote fewer cavities and improved oral health.

Our team also encourages your questions, and we can provide tips to help you care for your child’s teeth between dental visits as well.

Please contact us to book an appointment for your child.

X-rays show us things we can't see with the naked eye.
A Bitewing x-ray is a digital x-ray used to check for decay between the teeth and to show how well the upper and lower teeth line up. They can also show if there is any bone loss due to severe gum disease.
 
An OPG' or 'Panoramic' X-ray shows a broad view of the jaws, teeth, sinuses, nasal area, and temporomandibular (jaw) joints.  These X-rays show problems such as impacted teeth, wisdom teeth, missing teeth, extra teeth, bone abnormalities, cysts, solid growths (tumors), infections, and fractures. These x-rays are also taken prior to people undergoing orthodontic treatment.