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Frequently Asked Questions
When are your Opening Times?

Mooroolbark Dental Clinic

Mon: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tues: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wed: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thur: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sat & AH: By Prior Arrangement

Yea Dental Clinic

Wed: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thur: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Where is the practice located?

124 Manchester Road, Mooroolbark VIC 3138
7 The Semi Circle, Yea VIC 3717

Is there car parking available?

Ample free parking is available at Your New Dentist. Nearby street parking is also available.

How long will my dental appointment take?

When you call in to book an appointment, our team will ask you details about your condition and will take you through what you need to know, including how long your appointment is expected to take. Keep in mind that this is an estimate, and the exact duration will depend on your specific issue. It’s always ideal to allow for a little extra time at your appointment to be on the safe side.

What should I do if I’m experiencing a dental emergency?

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, contact Your New Dentist as quickly as possible. Our team members will get as much information as they can from you, so that they can find the best possible solution for your needs. We try to ensure that a dental emergency case is seen the same day, on the spot, or at least within the next 24 hours depending on the specific situation. Call as soon as possible so we can schedule you in for an appointment.

How much do the dental services cost?

We try to keep our costs as affordable as possible because we believe that everyone should have access to good quality dental care without feeling the pressure of price. Some of our costs are below:

  • Comprehensive examination – $65
  • Consultation – starts from $45 and can go up to $75 depending on the situation
  • X-ray – $40
  • Regular professional cleaning – $130
  • Extractions – basic extraction of permanent tooth starts from $180

Procedures such as fillings will vary in pricing depending on the material, location and specific requirements. During a consultation, we will assess the situation and offer budget options to meet your particular needs. Interest-free payment plans can also be made available to you. If you would like to know about all the costs before any treatment, just let us know.

Do I really need an Xray?

We generally recommend undertaking a dental x-ray so that we can accurately assess and offer advice for your situation. An x-ray allows us to properly diagnose your condition – without which we wouldn’t be able to offer the right solution. X-rays take away guesswork so you can rest assured that the right problem is being treated without any accidents along the way. Your New Dentist uses cutting-edge, digital x-ray technology that minimises radiation exposure and is ready within a minute.

What do I do when I lose a tooth?

Losing a tooth can be extremely worrying, especially if it’s been knocked out by blunt force. Your first step is to stay calm. If possible, try to hold on to your lost tooth and store it in milk. Control the bleeding by applying gauze to the area. If you’ve been hit, make sure you get medical help in case of a concussion or loss of consciousness. If the knock has only resulted in tooth loss, save the tooth and visit us at Your New Dentist as soon as possible to restore it. Follow these steps:

  • Handle the broken tooth as carefully as possible. Only hold it by the crown if you can because the surface contains millions of re-generating cells that need to stay alive if you have any chance of getting your tooth re-implanted.
  • If the root is dirty, clean it carefully using lukewarm water but take care not to scrub too hard because you could cause irreparable damage. Avoid cleaning with alcohol at any cost.
  • Store the tooth in milk and seek dental help as quickly as possible.
  • Take Panadol if you are in pain. You can also use ice to relieve any pain.
How do I improve my smile’s appearance?

If your teeth get damaged or if they crack or break, there are plenty of dental solutions you can access to help treat the problem. For instance, dental implants, bridges and dentures may be viable options for lost teeth. If you need to re-build your tooth, then inlays or crowns might be ideal. If you’re looking to make cosmetic changes to your appearance, veneers and tooth whitening are common considerations. During your consultation with us, we will assess your dental condition and work closely with you to establish the best treatment solution for your needs.

How do I manage my oral health after root canal therapy?

In the first 48 hours after you go through root canal therapy, you may experience some mild discomfort. This is nothing to worry about and it will naturally go away as the area begins to heal. In some instances, if there is an active infection or swelling, then antibiotics may be required. Antibiotics are only used as a supportive treatment. We are responsible for ensuring that they are used appropriately without being misused.

We assess all cases and determine whether antibiotics are needed or not. In most cases, they are not required as they are not painkillers. For pain relief, we recommend an Ibuprofen or Paracetamol as effective solutions. After your root canal therapy, we will provide you with a comprehensive and personalised post-op care plan to help speed up your recovery.

Can I restore a tooth that has already had root canal therapy?

Some patients may have experienced a situation where their tooth has crumbled soon after root canal therapy. This can happen if the tooth is beyond repair and even root canal therapy cannot restore it. At Your New Dentist, we undertake a comprehensive examination to establish whether a tooth can be restored before recommending a root canal. If we establish that your tooth cannot be restored, we will advise you to remove it completely instead of spending your money on a wasted root canal. In some instances, we may suggest restorations like crowns, which are also durable.

What aftercare is needed after a tooth extraction?

If you’ve had to have your tooth removed because of an infection, it’s important to give the area the best chance to heal to avoid any further infections in the area. Once the tooth is extracted, it usually takes between 4 to 6 weeks to properly heal. But if you have a medical condition or are a heavy smoker then the healing process may take longer.

We will give you a detailed after-care plan that includes tips like no eating and drinking for 24 hours after the extraction, rinsing with saltwater, no smoking, no alcohol, apply pressure to the socket in case of bleeding and placing an ice pack on your face in case of swelling. It’s important to follow these tips to speed up your healing process after a tooth extraction.

How do I maintain good oral health in general?

Good oral health is important to help you avoid major dental treatments if possible. For this, routine dental visits are important. When you visit your dentist every once in a while, you will be thoroughly examined and assessed. This visit can help to detect any underlying dental problems in its early stages, which can help to limit its seriousness through early intervention. Apart from this, you must always brush at least twice every day and floss once. This goes a long way in helping to prevent gum disease and tooth decay.

Does smoking affect gums and teeth?

Many people know that smoking poses a serious health hazard, but did you also know it has a strong impact on your oral health? Smokers are at higher risk of developing oral cancer and at some point will likely suffer from periodontal or gum disease. Heavier smokers may even suffer from teeth decay because of the strong effects of nicotine.

If you’re a smoker, we advise you to stop as soon as possible to maintain your oral and overall health.

Should everyone get their teeth whitened?

Teeth whitening is an effective way to brighten your smile and clean your teeth. While the results will vary depending on your particular situation, it is a widely credited whitening solution. For example, red wine and coffee drinkers may have darker stains on their teeth, which may require more than one sitting to tackle.

If you have bridges, veneers, crowns and fillings, then they cannot be whitened. Make it a point to visit your dentist for a pre-whitening consultation to help you choose the best option that fits into your particular needs.

Can stained teeth be whitened?

The good news is that teeth whitening treatments can tackle most stains – even those caused by alcohol, smoking and medication. While some stains may not be concealed completely, they can be significantly improved. But keep in mind that the treatment time may differ based on the stain. It’s important to first understand the cause or source of the staining so that we can identify the best teeth whitening treatment for your needs.

What should I do if I have severe tooth pain?

If you have persistent tooth pain that refuses to go away and keeps you awake most of the night because painkillers are ineffective, then you may need immediate dental intervention. There could be a major infection that is causing the problem. Try not to rub the area with hot packs. Instead, use cold compresses on the outside of your cheek near the painful region. You can also get some temporary relief by rinsing your mouth with salt water. If you have a fever or some type of swelling in your mouth, notify and visit your dentist immediately.

What are the benefits of getting dental treatment?

Optimal dental health has more benefits than you can imagine. It not only helps to boost your health in general, but it also helps to improve your self-esteem and confidence. When you’re more confident with your appearance, you’ll be happier and more positive. Regular dental treatment can also help to improve speech, dietary habits, facial appearance and much more.

When should my child visit the dentist?

Children have sensitive teeth compared to adults, which is why it is important to care for them from as early as possible. Start visiting the dentist from when your child turns two years to detect any dental problems early. We take extra care to make young children feel comfortable when visiting our practice.

What kind of infection control practices is followed at your clinic?

We take great care to prevent the spread of infections and diseases by ensuring the premises are cleaned regularly. All our equipment is sterilised and infections are controlled to the highest standard. We make sure only the best hygiene standards are followed at Your New Dentist.

Family Friendly Dentist

Your New Dentist is a family-friendly dental service owned and operated by Dr Monica O’Malley

Dental Education & Support

We are passionate about quality, gentle dental care with a focus on the prevention through education

Positive Dental Experiences

We are committed to providing positive and personalised dental experiences for ALL our patients

Caring Dentists

The staff at Your New Dentist proudly cares for the person attached to the tooth