What Is A Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency is when you experience structural damage to your teeth, such as those caused by accidents, or when you have severe pain that may involve swelling or bleeding. The sooner you see your dentist, the sooner we may be able to assist and alleviate your discomfort. If you require an emergency dental appointment, you should call us on (02) 9644 1499.
If you are experiencing any of the below issues, you may require an emergency dental appointment:
- A tooth that has broken, chipped or been detached
- Pain or swelling in your teeth or gums
- An infection
- Broken dentures
- Injuries inflicted as a result of sports
What Is The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights?
The Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights is a crucial set of outlines that determine the rights of patients and all those who access the Australian health system. All of our LN Dental Centres are compliant with Australian infection control legislation and regulations to ensure that patients are safe and secure when they visit the dentist.
We have strict protocols throughout the entire Centre surrounding infection control, sterilising, and cleaning. When you enter an LN Dental Centre, you’ll feel confident knowing that we uphold the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights to the highest standard.
Do I Have To Pay If I Have Private Health Insurance?
At LN Dental Centre, we partner with all of the major health funds in Australia. As a private health insurance patient, you’ll gain benefits if you have extras or ancillary cover. We recommend consulting your health fund prior to booking an appointment to confirm what benefits you are entitled to.
Does LN Dental Offer A Payment Plan?
We’re happy to offer flexible payment plans on a range of our dental services and treatments, allowing you to access tooth fillings, braces and even implants sooner. Contact the friendly team at LN Dental Centre by calling (02) 9644 1499 or by filling out a contact form and we’ll be more than happy to discuss a payment plan.
How Much Are The Fees At LN Dental?
As some procedures can be shorter or more involved than others, fees are determined by the dentist based on the needs of each patient. We recommend booking an appointment by calling us on (02) 9644 1499 or filling in our contact form so we can discuss the best treatment for you.
Are You In Pain Now ?
Mild dental pain can become serious if left untreated. Discomfort while eating or drinking hot or cold food or water, or while brushing your teeth, can escalate without a proper check up and treatment. If you are experiencing dental pain now and need an emergency dentist in Sydney, call LN Dental Centre immediately on (02) 9644 1499.
Our primary concern is your wellbeing, and we can organise an immediate appointment to get you the treatment you need. Oral health issues can strike at any time – that’s why we’re available when you need an emergency dentist in NSW.
Why Do I Need To Have X-Rays Taken?
During a visual examination, it’s not always possible for the dentist to detect oral health issues. These include cavities under existing fillings, bone or tissue loss, and any issues with your facial bones or jaw.
X-rays can also reveal hidden dental structures, such as wisdom teeth, which do not present themselves until they have pierced the gum. An x-ray can help your dentist identify and treat issues sooner.
I Don't Like Needles, Can I Have Dentistry Sedation For My Treatment?
We understand that needles can be uncomfortable for some. At LN Dental Centre, we offer a few different options to make your dental treatment more relaxing. With all our options, you will need a friend or family member to transport you home following your procedure.
Oral sedation involves taking a pill roughly an hour before your procedure. While under the influence of the medication, you should be able to respond to directives, but you may not remember the procedure afterward.
IV sedation, or sleep dentistry, involves the delivery of medication intravenously. This option is only presented in consultation with your dentist, who will go through your health history and current medications to determine if sleep dentistry is suitable for you.
When I Get My Teeth Cleaned, Will They Be Whiter?
The goal of teething cleaning is to improve your overall gum health. Your dentist will thoroughly clean your teeth and gums to remove bacteria that can cause bad breath.
While a clean can help remove most of the surface stains on your teeth, such as cigarette, alcohol, or coffee stains, it does not change the internal color of your teeth. At LN Dental Centre, we offer teeth whitening services that can help restore your brightest smile.
Why Should I Use A Soft Toothbrush?
For many people, a soft toothbrush is the safest and most comfortable way to brush your teeth. This is because toothbrushes with medium or hard bristles can damage your gums and the surface of your teeth. Choose a soft toothbrush with angled or multi-layered bristles for the most effective clean.
Do Your Teeth Need Cleaning?
Regular oral care is important. You should brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. This keeps your mouth healthy and prevents bacteria and plaque from building up. However, other dental health issues can arise, even with regular brushing and flossing.
Schedule a checkup with your dentist so they can ensure your oral health is on track, and provide early treatment for any issues. LN Dental Centres are conveniently located throughout NSW so you can find a local dentist in Sydney.
Do You Have Bad Breath?
Halitosis, otherwise known as bad breath, affects more than half of the population. The main causes of bad breath are tooth decay, dryness of the mouth, and gum diseases such as gingivitis. Bad breath can affect your daily life by impacting your confidence in work and social situations and cause overall discomfort from symptoms.
You can minimise bad breath by regularly brushing and flossing your teeth, but it’s also important that you book a checkup with your dentist in case there are underlying health issues.
Do Your Gums Bleed When You Brush?
Regular bleeding while brushing your teeth is not normal and you should book an appointment with your dentist immediately. Gingivitis, or the inflammation of the gums, is the most common cause of bleeding. Almost anyone is susceptible to gingivitis, which may present itself as swollen or loose gums, bleeding while biting into foods, or spontaneous bleeding while you are asleep.
If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to other areas of your mouth, damaging your roots and bone attachment, and may lead to tooth loss.
Are Your Teeth Yellow?
Yellow teeth can be caused by your lifestyle, diet, or genetics. Discoloured teeth can have a negative impact on your confidence, as well as cause potential oral health issues down the track. At LN Dental Centre, we have professional teeth whitening treatments in Sydney to bring out your brightest smile.
DIY, at-home teeth whitening products that claim to make your teeth whiter can harm your teeth and gums and are not recommended by dentists. Our professional teeth whitening is safe, comfortable, and can drastically improve the appearance of your teeth in just a few sessions.
Does Your Smile Need A Makeover?
We can help you achieve that glowing, healthy smile that you’ve always dreamed of. Our services and treatments include teeth whitening, cosmetic veneers, orthodontics, implants, dental crowns, and more. Improving the appearance of your teeth can give you a confidence boost, as well as increase your overall oral health. Our qualified dentists are experienced in providing dental services throughout Sydney.
Do You Have Missing Teeth?
Whether you’ve lost a tooth recently or have had teeth missing for some time, LN Dental can help. Losing a tooth can create long-term problems, including the movement of other teeth, issues with mouth movement, or even infections.
This results in a poor appearance of your smile due to movement, and your oral function may also be affected. Additionally, missing teeth can negatively impact your quality of life, preventing you from enjoying your favourite food or smiling confidently.
Book an appointment with an experienced dentist who will walk you through our services and treatment options available to you. Your treatment may include dentures, implants, or a dental bridge, or we may suggest a temporary or preventative solution. Call us immediately on (02) 9644 1499 to find out how we can assist you.
Are Your Teeth Crooked?
LN Dental Centre can help align crooked teeth, close gaps and ensure your teeth are in the right position. We offer a range of orthodontic treatments for children and adults, such as braces and Invisalign clear aligners.
Orthodontic treatment works by applying pressure to your teeth over a period of time, gently nudging them into place. Clear aligners are a popular choice when it comes to correcting crooked teeth as they can be removed while eating, are easy to maintain, and are almost invisible, unlike traditional braces.
Our experienced dentists can advise you on suitable treatment options for crooked teeth, as well as the timeframe that will be required to achieve your best smile.