Ogilvie Dental Centre

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

We are happy to answer questions about our services and procedures.

These are a selection of some common questions that patients have. If your question isn't answered here, please contact our dental clinic. It's important to us that our patients understand their dental care.

Cleans and Exams

For most patients, we recommend twice-yearly visits for cleans and exams. If you are currently being treated for a particular concern, we may recommend that you visit us more often. 

Cosmetic Dentistry

Sometimes, a simple teeth whitening procedure is all it takes to put the sparkle back into your smile.

If your staining or discolouration is resistant to whitening, however, we have other ways of improving the appearance of your teeth using cosmetic dentistry procedures such as veneers, bonding, or porcelain crowns. Call us to find out which of our services is right for you.

Crowns and Bridges

A dental bridge is a dental restoration that usually includes two dental crowns and a replacement tooth (pontic) that fills the empty space left by a missing tooth. The dental crowns are secured to adjacent teeth on either side of the empty space and provide support for the artificial tooth.

Family Dentistry

X-rays are one of a dentist's most important diagnostic tools. Often, problems start inside your teeth or beneath the gumline. By the time the problem is visible to the naked eye, it can be painful and more difficult to treat. Using x-rays taken on a regular basis, we can catch problems early and treat them quickly and comfortably.

Periodontal Disease Prevention & Treatment

In its earliest stages, we can reverse periodontal disease by improving your hygiene routine and adding in an antimicrobial treatment. Once gum disease has progressed past a certain point, however, the disease is not reversible. We can still provide treatment that will stop the disease and prevent further deterioration of your gum and bone tissue.

Root Canal Treatment

Understanding the process can often remove a great deal of the fear surrounding dental procedures. During a root canal procedure, the goals of treatment are to stop the infection, prevent further damage, and relieve pain.

We begin by making sure that you are numb and comfortable. The next step is to open the tooth. We then use special instruments to carefully and thoroughly clean out the infection from the tooth and remove the infected or damaged nerve. If necessary, we may place an antibiotic treatment to prevent re-infection.

The access point in the tooth will be filled and sealed, and a crown may be placed. You may experience some soreness following the procedure as part of your body’s natural reaction to any perceived injury, but this will soon fade, and you will feel much better.

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COVID-19 UPDATE  | WE HAVE REOPENED!
We have reopened our practice and are now available to provide all dental services. Our team will be implementing additional precautions to continue Australia’s success in the fight against COVID-19 and to keep our staff, patients, and community safe. To view the additional precautions that we are taking please visit our COVID-19 page
We welcome you to make an appointment. Please call us today 0431 600 260.