Frequently Asked Questions | West Perth Dental Centre

Frequently Asked Questions

Help! I was involved in an accident and my tooth was knocked out!

Here are some quick steps to ascertain the best result:

1. TIME - Please aim to see us within 1 hour. The earlier the better the prognosis

2. TOOTH - Find your tooth. If dirty, gently rinse with clean water or milk. Do not scrub.

3. STORAGE - Very important. Please get a small clean container to store your teeth. Store your teeth in either your own saliva, HBSS (Hank's Balanced Salt Solution), Milk, or Saline. Do not store the tooth in water.

Call us NOW and inform us that the tooth has been knocked out and our office will arrange an emergency appointment for you.

Help! I have a swollen face!

Please contact us over the phone immediately and speak to us. 

What we commonly see with swollen faces is that there is some spreading of infection and may or may not have dental pain. 

Typically, we would provide an assessment, diagnosis, and treatment in our clinic. 

If the condition is severe, we may refer to GPs or local hospital.

Please contact us as soon as possible for assessment

Help! I have a terrible toothache!

Before we are able to see you, the following tips can help lower your pain:

1. Pain Killers : Try Ibuprofen (Nurofen) or Paracetamol (Panadol) as per manufacturer's instructions in the meantime.

2. Hot & cold pack : Try placing some hot and cold packs around the area you are experiencing pain

3. Keeping things clean : If you notice your gums around the tooth is painful (like a little gum boil), it is likely the tooth is heavily compromised. 

4. Contact us ASAP

Help! I have Wisdom Teeth pain!

Follow the following steps which can help lower your pain:

1. Pain Killers : Try Ibuprofen (Nurofen) or Paracetamol (Panadol) as per manufacturer's instructions in the meantime.

2. Hot & cold pack : Try placing some hot and cold packs around the area you are experiencing pain

3. Keeping Wisdom teeth area clean : Try getting a special mouthwash from the Chemist that contains a the active ingredient Chlorhexidine and follow manufacturer's instruction. If possible, try gently brushing that area with a toothbrush. Floss carefully if possible.

4. Contact us ASAP

How can Porcelain Veneers help you?

Veneers, also known as Porcelain Cosmetic Veneers, is a new front surface for your front teeth, custom made from porcelain.

Veneers are versatile and can be used to align crowding/protruding teeth, close spaces between teeth, or lighten teeth colour. 

At West Perth Dental Centre, our dental team work together with you to design the precise size, shape and colour of those teeth. 

The structural durability and opalescent appearance of the porcelain veneers rivals that of natural teeth. Commonly, celebraties use veneers to give them that long lasting changes to their smiles.

Dental Porcelain Veneers process:

  1. Digital Smile Planning 
  2. 3D Preview
  3. Trial Smile
  4. Final Reveal

For a Free Consultation, speak to one of our dentists here at West Perth Dental Centre

What Teeth Whitening do we offer?

To whiten your teeth, there are a number of different options. Depending on your needs you can take advantage of in-chair whitening, take-home whitening or porcelain veneers.

At West Perth Dental Centre, we offer In-chair Teeth whitening for our patients who wish to brighten their smile instantly.

Or we can provide you with an at-home whitening kit.

Whether you are looking for a long term fix, or just want your smile with confidence for that special occasion, we will recommend you the best course of action.

What fillings do we recommend?

At West Perth Dental Centre, we feel that patients need to make their own judgement calls about whether they want amalgam fillings or not.

At West Perth Dental Centre, we prefer to use composite or porcelain fillings for health and aesthetic reasons.

Our Fillings are BPA free and Mercury Free

How can Dental Implants help you?

When searching for a solution to replace missing teeth we are no longer limited to just removable dentures, there are now highly sophisticated dental implants available. 

- Dental implants can be used for a variety of situations:

When missing a single front or back tooth

When missing more than one tooth

To replace an entire jaw of failed teeth or both upper and lowers jaws

To replace removable dentures

For denture stabilisation

By using porcelain bridge supported onto two implants to replace multiple teeth

Do you have parking?

Yes, we offer Free Patient Parking at the back of the building.

In addition, there are plenty of parking around the premise.

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Our Preferred Partners

  • Hbf
  • Hicaps
  • ADA