Tamworth Dental Care
A Great Dentist

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): General Dentistry

How can we help you?

We believe that patients who are educated about their oral health are better equipped to make good decisions about their teeth and gums. Our dental team is always happy to spend as much time as needed during scheduled bookings to answer your questions. Before you come in, please take a look at some of our most commonly answered questions, listed below.

General Dentistry

We recommend visiting the dentist twice each year for routine check-ups and cleans. Because preventive care is so crucial to your oral health, seeing us every six months means our dentists can detect small issues with your teeth and gums before they become big problems. When we spot dental issues earlier rather than later, treatment is almost always less invasive.

Putting off routine dental examinations is often the cause of an emergency visit to our Tamworth, NSW dental clinic. For example, without a dentist checking the health of your teeth and gums, a small cavity that can easily be resolved with a filling might get so large that bacteria gets into the root of your tooth. What could have been a routine filling now becomes a painful toothache that needs a root canal.

Our dental surgery is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, and we are open through the lunch hour.

We accept all major health funds, as well as the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA) and the Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS) government schema. When paying your portion for treatment, we accept a variety of different types of payments, including

  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Debit card
  • Cheque
  • Cash

Yes, we are. As long as you are eligible and we have the sighted letter, we accept all children under the CDBS schema.

It’s crucial that children start coming to the dentist while they are still young to help them establish good habits for the future. Kids who start visiting the dentist regularly tend to grow up to be adults who do the same. This means a lot for the future of your children’s oral health.

We recommend children come to the dentist on the same schedule as their mums and dads: twice a year for check-ups. As kids get older, we will also clean their teeth and take the appropriate dental x-rays.

We offer preventive dentistry for children at our Tamworth, NSW dental clinic, including fluoride treatments and dental sealants. Both of these can help prevent the formation of cavities.

As your family dentist, we welcome your entire family, and we are experienced in dealing with dental issues that impact every age group. Starting your little ones off on the best path to oral health by taking them to the dentist early is a good way to establish good habits right from the start.

The dentists in our clinic— Dr Raghu Vangala, Dr Steve Massey, Dr Shabana Vangala, Dr Andrea Fenwicke and Dr Joshua Kim—all have their own specialties. These range from general six-month check-ups all the way to more complex dentistry such as dental implants and grafting—and everything in between. This means our patients can receive the most comprehensive dentistry all under one roof. We can also see every member of your family, from the oldest to the youngest.

We offer the following general dentistry treatments:

  • Preventive care
  • Tooth-coloured fillings
  • Root canal treatment
  • Extractions
  • Crowns and bridges (including same-day CEREC crowns)
  • Dental implants

If your oral health is already good but you don’t like the way your smile looks, we also offer cosmetic dentistry:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Veneers
  • Dental bonding
  • Dental crowns

We recommend coming in twice each year for routine examinations and dental cleans. This enables our experienced team to help you stay on top of your oral health. Seeing us regularly means we can detect small issues while they are in their earliest stages—before they become big problems. It also means we can check your gum health and screen for oral cancer.

We warmly welcome new patients to our Tamworth, NSW dental clinic.

We accept all major health funds, as well as the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (DVA) and the Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS) government schema.

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