Yes, this is the best way to prevent future dental issues. By coming once every six months, we are able to monitor any changes or problems with your teeth and mouth if they arise. Regular check-ups identify problems before they arise, meaning they can be dealt with quickly, reducing the likelihood of extensive future treatment and higher costs.
Dental emergencies can happen at any time. It’s incredibly important to seek care when you encounter a dental emergency, and we are available for responsive emergency care every day including weekends.
If you have a dental emergency contact Martin Vale Dentistry immediately on (03) 5443 5006. The faster we are able to identify and treat the issue quickly, it improves the likelihood of saving any damaged or injured teeth, as well as preventing potential damage to blood vessels or nerves. If you are calling during our standard opening hours, please let our team know it’s an emergency on the phone so we can attend to your issue urgently.
Your child should see visit the dentist for the first time 6 months after their first tooth comes through, or when they reach 12 months.
This allows us to carefully examine the development of their mouth and identify any problems early, such as baby bottle tooth decay, teething irritations and prolonged thumb-sucking.
Pain is always the strongest indicator that you have an issue with your teeth or mouth. We advise you to make an appointment as soon as possible so we can investigate and begin treatment. The earlier we can commence treatment, the less chance there is that it will develop to something extra painful (and expensive).
If you have missing or damaged teeth we have a range of restorative dentistry options that may help you.
We offer in-clinic treatment, and an at-home tooth whitening system with Philips Zoom.
We strongly advise against using any cheap at-home whitening products as they can erode your tooth enamel and result in irreversible damage.
A Free Initial Consultation at Martin Vale Dentistry is the waiving of the fee usually applied to an initial consultation appointment. During an initial consult, we assess your dental concerns, identify any risks attributed to your current dental conditions and provide advice and recommendations of what action (if any) should be taken. Where suitable we may provide photographs or additional printed information for reference. This value of an Initial Consultation is the equivalent of the standard fee for a consultative appointment, which ranges between $60 and $90.
Free Initial Consultations do not include radiographs of the teeth or associates structures. This process can be undertaken at your request, with applicable fees quoted for your approval, and payment required at the time of appointment.
Initial consultations can vary in duration depending on each patient’s needs and concerns, ranging from 15 to 45 minutes, at the discretion of our Dental team. We are committed to answering all of your questions, and providing easy to understand, efficient and effective advice on the option available to you, and costs applicable.
The ongoing provision of Free Initial Consultations is at the discretion of Martin Vale Dentistry.