Welcome to Homebush Dental Practice! If this is your first time, we hope you have a pleasant experience and we look forward to seeing you regularly.
At your first appointment, we will discuss both your medical and dental history with you in order to ensure there is no interactions between any medicines you may be taking and our treatment. Knowing your medical and dental history also allows us to monitor your dental health and identify any contributing factors and solutions aimed at your individual dental needs.
We will also be taking X-rays of your teeth and gums to ensure there are no hidden cavities between your teeth that we can’t see with the naked eye. We will also fill out a dental chart and make notes on each of your teeth so we can identify what needs to be done and what areas need to be monitored in the future.
Please discuss any concerns or questions you have with us. Any conversation will remain strictly confidential within the practice staff and if we need to discuss your condition with an outsider such as a specialist we will get a verbal consent from you first.
If you request a clean with your check up, we will use an ultrasonic scaler to remove any hard deposit on your teeth and finish up with a polish and some fluoride foam to strengthen your teeth.
If there is a lot of hard deposits, we may need to see you for a second appointment to remove those, if not, and if there are no other concerns about your oral health, then we would like to see you for regular checkups every six months.
If you are a fearful or anxious about visiting dentists, there are somethings our friendly and gentle dentists can try to make you feel more comfortable.
Verbally explaining the treatment to you may help to alleviate your anxiety and fear. Our dentists will take the time out to explain procedures in detail and answer any questions you may have before they begin.
An oral sedative could be taken prior to treatment. If you think you may benefit from this, please discuss this with our dentists at your first appointment and they may be able to prescribe something for future appointments.
Nitrous oxide sedation (or ‘laughing gas’) has been used for years to relax patients. This involves getting you to breathe in a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide through a hood placed over your nose through out the procedure. This will help you feel relaxed and sleepy and you will be comfortable for the duration of the dental procedure.
In some cases we may recommend general anaesthesia. If this is the case, we will refer you out to a day-care facility where you can get your treatment done.