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Frequently Asked Questions
Your dentist will assess the need for X-rays based on factors such as your symptoms, age, and dental history. Typically, individuals with good oral health and minimal tooth decay require fewer X-rays. At Winthrop Village Dental Centre, we use digital X-rays, which pose minimal risk of radiation exposure. Our dentists will only recommend X-rays when the benefits outweigh any potential risks.
It is advisable to keep records of your X-rays from previous dental visits. If you’ve had X-rays taken elsewhere, it’s a good idea to obtain copies. Similarly, if you’ve had X-rays taken at our practice and plan to visit another dental clinic, we are more than happy to forward your records.
X-rays are valuable in diagnosing various dental conditions, including decay, infections, impacted teeth, bone loss due to gum disease, cysts, and oral cancer.
As per the Australian Dental Association, all new patients, as well as regular patients on an annual basis, are required to complete a comprehensive medical history form. This form includes detailed questions about your general health, contact details, and medication intake.
Understanding your overall health is vital for our dentists, particularly in cases where certain medications like Bisphosphonates, Warfarin, and Anti-Depressants may impact the dental treatment process. We encourage you to provide information about all prescribed and over-the-counter medications. If you possess an updated list from your GP, kindly bring it along to your appointment.
Additionally, we will inquire about your height and weight, as this information is relevant for medication prescription and ensures compliance with the recommended weight limit on our dental chairs. If your weight exceeds 130kg, please reach out to us for further guidance.
Assessing the cost of dental treatment can be challenging without a preliminary examination by the dentist. While we can provide pricing details over the phone for routine check-ups, consultations, and X-rays, the overall treatment cost is determined after an in-person assessment by the dentist.
During your check-up or consultation, your dentist will create a tailored treatment plan if further dental work is needed. This plan will closely reflect the anticipated procedures.
Please note that adjustments to the treatment plan may be necessary once the treatment commences. For instance, although the presence of decay can be detected from an X-ray, the full extent of the issue may not become apparent until the dentist begins treating the affected tooth.
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What our patients say
“Love this practice. I visit Jake who is always very understanding of my nervousness about visiting any dentist. He talks me through each process and makes me feel at ease ensuring I am comfortable each time. This is my preferred Dentist, I won’t go anywhere else!”
“We have seen multiple dentists at this practice and we are always very pleased with the service from them. The team are kind and gentle, with good attention to detail. Even though my wife had a tricky case, the dentist explained the treatment very patiently and worked hard to help her fix her problem. I highly recommend coming here for your dental needs!”
“I booked in to have my wisdom teeth removed and was super happy with the whole process. I was very nervous to have it done but Dr Jake Mitra and all the staff were really great and made me feel very comfortable. Won't be going to any other dentists for now on!”
“Thanks again Jake for once more restoring my teeth to as new condition. The work you do in my case is close to magic and I am making the effort here to record same.Your continued search to keep up with the most modern of dental approaches has certainly been to my advantage and will be of benefit to all your patients.”
“I’ve been coming here for several years to see Dr Jake Mitra and the service and expertise is exceptional. Very friendly staff and great atmosphere. Highly recommended!”