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Preventative Treatment

  • Regular dental check-ups
  • Professional Scale and cleans
  • Promoting good oral hygiene

Most patients require preventive dental care which entails an examination and scale and clean every 6, 8 or 12 months, depending on how healthy your teeth and gums are (the dentist will recommend which visit cycle is appropriate for you). Having your mouth checked regularly by a dentist helps diagnose any potential problems early such as gum disease, oral cancers and decay. Gum disease, if left untreated, can result in the loss of bone around teeth, which may eventually lead to tooth loss. Decay, if left untreated, can result in the need for large fillings, crowns, abscessing, root canal treatment, or extractions.

Dental Examinations and the Importance of Radiographs

At your dental examination the dentist requires a full mouth orthopantomogram (OPG) X-ray to be taken at your first appointment with us. We recommend OPG X-rays to be taken every 5 years for the dentist to determine if there have been any changes to your teeth, mouth or jaw. However, if you are having your wisdom teeth removed or implant surgery then these will need to be current and taken within the year of your treatment. The dentist may also require ‘Bitewing’ X-rays to be taken at your dental examination, these are 2 small X-rays which are placed at the back of your left and right side of your mouth to assess if your back molars have any decay present. These Bitewing X-rays are taken every 2 years to determine if any decay has been developing in between your teeth. The dentist cannot perform a thorough examination of your teeth and mouth without X-rays. Often infections and decay lesions can’t be seen with the naked eye, and X-rays are a vital tool to help the dentist correctly diagnose your oral condition.

Our friendly reception team can provide you with a quote for these type of X-rays over the phone or at the time of your appointment, and if you have private health insurance we can provide you with a health fund quote through our HICAPS machine at your appointment, however you must have your health insurance card to obtain a quote.

Cone Beam CT (CBCT) Radiographs

Our practice has an in-house CBCT X-ray machine. A CBCT scan is a 3D visual of your teeth, jaws and face. It provides dentists and dental specialists with more detailed information to help with optimal diagnosis, and treatment planning for procedures such as wisdom teeth removal and implant placement surgery. Our dentists will let you know if you require a CBCT X-ray at the time of your consultation or your specialist will let you know if you require this type of X-ray prior to having surgery with them. The cost of a CBCT X-ray is determined on what areas of your teeth, mouth and jaw are being treated and we can provide you with a quote on the same day as your consultation appointment with us, if you have private health insurance we can provide you with a health fund quote through our HICAPS machine at your appointment, however you must have your health insurance card to obtain a quote.

Scale and Cleans and Promoting Good Oral Hygiene

At Doucas Dental we have a dedicated team of dentists who provide gentle and regular care and are committed to providing professional scale and cleans whilst promoting good oral hygiene techniques to every patient. If you have private health insurance, scale and cleans maybe be partially or fully covered by your health fund depending on your level of dental cover. As we are a HBF member plus dental provider and a CBHS choice network and corporate health dental provider, these funds may cover the total cost of one scale and clean per calendar year, however this depends on your level of dental extras cover and annual limits do apply.

Call our Doucas Dental Team on 08 9274 1657 to book an appointment for your dental check up, scale and clean today or Book Online by clicking here.

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YES WE ARE OPEN DURING COVID-19

 

We are currently practicing under Level 1 restrictions as per the guidelines from the ADA and AHPPC Federal Govt. Please be patient with us while we navigate these changes and implement social distancing and continue with our high level of infection control.

New Opening Hours:

Mon 8am - 5pm

Tues 9am - 5pm

Wed 8am - 5pm

Thur 9am - 5pm

Fri 8am - 5pm

We are closed weekends and public holidays

Dentist hours:

Dr Gregory Doucas: Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm

Dr Elisia Doucas: Mon, Wed & Fri 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can still book online or call us on 9274 1657 to make an appointment.

Please do not attend your appointment if you have the following:

*Tested positive for COVID-19 or undergoing testing

*COLD or FLU Symptoms

*Travelled overseas or interstate in the past 14 days and self-isolating

If you have any of the above and have an upcoming appointment, please call us to reschedule.

Please check our website, facebook & instagram for current updates and changes to our practice.

Thank you for your consideration & your continued support!