Want more info about how we care for our patients?
Access our Patient Care CentreIn our Patient Care Centre you can:
- Learn more about your first visit
- Download our medical forms
- Learn more about recommended infection control
- Understand care post extraction
What to expect on your first visit to Dental as Anything
Prepare to be surprised!
For the first time visitor to Dental as Anything, we go all out. We focus on you and take the time to listen to your needs, concerns and goals.
We will ask you to share your past dental experiences as they are extremely important to us in helping you achieve excellent dental health for a lifetime.
Following this preliminary fact finding, the dentist will carry out a complete and careful examination of the hard (teeth) and soft (gums) tissue in your mouth including digital X-rays, oral cancer, TMJ and periodontal screenings.
We also work our magic with our laser cavity detector and take some great happy snaps of your teeth and mouth. Cheese!
Taking your responses from the medical and dental health questionnaire you completed, we discuss the findings and recommendations and provide answers to all your questions.
- Want personal treatment? You’ll get it!
- Want to understand what’s going on? We make sure of it.
From the whole team here at Dental as Anything, we look forward to meeting you soon!
What we do
The cornerstone of a good and safe dental practice is trust.
As a patient in our care, you should feel free to discuss this topic with your dentist or hygienist and receive a straightforward answer.
You may also raise this topic with our fulltime resident Sterilisation Coordinator, Margie, who lives and breathes this stuff. Whenever you’re in the practice, stop and say ‘hi’ and Margie will let you know what we do to keep you safe and well while in our care.
The Dental as Anything team follow procedures recommended by the Australian Dental Association, including:
- Disinfectant hand soap
- Gloves and face masks
- Chemical disinfection of counter tops and surfaces
- Sterilisation of all equipment before every use
- Disposable materials
We sterilise all reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces. We use an autoclave, which is a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat, and pressure.
The waterlines for each surgery are run everyday so as to flush contaminants out. Additionally, our surgeries use self-contained units, which means that sterile water is used and we treat the waterlines with an antibacterial solution. We also use ozone to sterilise our water and have carried out independent tests with an external lab to verify there is NO bacteria present in the water used in your mouth during treatment.
We maintain the view that the best defence against disease is information.
The more you know, the better equipped you are to make wise decisions about your health care. The more you know about our daily procedures and policies, the more comfortable you will feel.
We continue to develop and improve our systems to bring to our patients the very best practice in infection control.
For more information or to request an appointment with our friendly team, contact us today at Dental as Anything and feel free to ask any questions during your consultation.
Post extraction care
What you can do
Always remember a clean and healthy mouth heals more rapidly than a neglected one. The following steps will help prevent bleeding and relieve soreness following a tooth extraction.
On the day of treatment:
- Take it easy for the rest of the day – no lifting or exercise as this will make your blood flow faster and you will bleed. Remember you have a wound in your mouth.
- No rinsing for 6 hours when you have had a tooth out.
- No drinking with a straw because negative pressure will make the blood clot come out and the wound begin to bleed again.
- Avoid hot fluids, alcohol, hard or chewy food. Choose cold drinks and minced or soft foods. E.G. scrambled eggs, yoghurt etc.
- Should the wound start to bleed apply the small compress given to you. Fold it up into a small ball. Place it on the bleeding point and bite down firmly for 30 minutes.
- It is very important that you do not smoke as this increases the risk of a dry socket occurring, which is very very painful.
- Continuing mild pain can be treated, by taking a painkilling preparation, such as Nurofen or Panadol.
On the day after treatment:
It is beneficial to use a warm saline mouth rinse to bathe the wound. This may be carried out after each meal until healing is complete. A saline rinse is made by, dissolving half a level teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water. Avoid over vigorous rinsing.
If you have any concerns regarding the healing of your mouth, please contact us directly on 07 5573 0188.
To provide you with the highest standard of dental care, this practice is required to collect personal information from you.
This information covers basic details such as your name, address and telephone number but it is also necessary for the dentist to obtain from you details regarding your general health and past medical or surgical events.
Without this general health picture, the treating dentist is unable to plan your care properly.
Naturally, some of this information is of a personal nature and some of it might be regarded as ‘sensitive’ and not the sort of information that you would wish to be unnecessarily disclosed to others. The information will not be disclosed to those not associated with your treatment without your consent.
We will take reasonable steps ensure at all times that the details we keep about you are accurate, complete and up-to-date. Our staff are trained to respect these principles at all times.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the information we collect from you and hold in your dental records, please ask us. It is our policy to act in your interests at all times.