FACT : Did you know that toothaches can be one of the most severe pain a person can experience?
Here at the dental club, we aim to address the source of your pain efficiently to get you out of trouble and plan for the future management of this tooth.
We understand the stress and frustration that a dental emergency can cause so we will always do our best to accommodate you as soon as possible. Our various clinics are open 6 days a week with early morning and late nights to suit your busy lifestyle
I’m terrified of seeing a dentist! What should I do?
It’s important to know you’re not alone! Dentophobia – the fear of seeing a dentist, is one of the most common fears in the world, affecting more than 26% of people. That’s one in every 4 people that walks through our doors!
Our number one tip, if this describes you, is to have a chat with our friendly receptionists over the phone or face to face about your concerns. Our lovely staff will talk to you about what to expect and inform our dentists about any needs or worries you may have. Know that there have been various advances in dentistry – particularly in the area of sedation and sleep dentistry. These optional tools aim to make your appointments more pleasant and we can discuss your options if you are interested.
Finally, it is important to realize that you are in absolute control of your visits and that we will accommodate visits to be done at your own pace. A lot of people feel pressured that they need to get in the chair, get the dental work done right away cause everyone else does it that way. This just puts unrealistic pressure on themselves when they come in. Everybody is different and it’s important you feel comfortable through the whole process, in your own time, in your own way.
My toothache has gone away! Should I just leave it?
Definitely not! While toothaches can come and go in waves, the root cause of the toothache – whether it’s a broken tooth or an infection – would not have gone away. In many cases, pain can come back worse than before, and become not just a dental problem but cause major health issues – making you very, very ill.
In addition, the best time to treat a dental issue tends to be when you are not in pain. This is because the tooth will respond better to treatment – making the overall dental experience easier, more pleasant, and potentially cheaper.
In short – don’t leave it alone!
Do I see my doctor or a dentist for a toothache?
It is understandable that many people prefer to see a trusted GP or medical specialist whom they have a good rapport with. While they can provide temporary relief for your dental issues, they are often unable to address the root cause of toothaches.
As dentists, we specialise in the field and can sort our definitive treatment for your dental issues while providing advice about how we can avoid a similar incident in the future.
I’m worried about the costs of dental treatment. What options do I have?
We know that dental treatment can be a costly endeavour. To help every Australian access the dental care they deserve, we offer various payment plan options and have partnered with various health funds to get the most out of their dental care.
The Australian Government also offers various dental programmes such as the Child Dental Benefit or the Queensland Dental Voucher system to improve community oral health. Check out the Payment Options section for more information.