Did you know that Greenvale Dental Group is open on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm? We are open on Saturdays because we understand the diverse and hectic schedules of our patients. We believe that dental care should be accessible and convenient for everyone, regardless of their work commitments and daily routines.
Saturday appointments provide a valuable opportunity for individuals to address their dental needs without disrupting their workweek. We are dedicated to ensuring your oral health is a top priority, even on the weekends.
What kinds of dental services can I get on Saturday?
The short answer is: The same as on any other day!
The long answer includes the following:
- Comprehensive Oral Examinations: Our thorough oral examinations are designed to assess the overall health of your mouth, including the detection of any underlying issues. We prioritise preventive care to ensure potential problems are identified and addressed promptly.
- Routine Dental Check-ups: Regular check-ups are the cornerstone of maintaining a healthy smile. Our routine dental check-ups include professional cleanings and a comprehensive evaluation to keep your teeth and gums in their best condition.
- Scale and Clean: We provide professional scaling and cleaning services to remove stubborn plaque and tartar buildup, preventing the onset of gum disease and maintaining your oral hygiene.
- Children’s Dentistry: We understand the unique needs of young patients. Our children’s dentistry services are tailored to create a positive and comfortable environment for kids, emphasising the importance of early dental care.
- Fillings: Our expert team offers a range of filling options to restore and strengthen damaged teeth, preserving your smile’s integrity.
- Teeth Extraction: Whether it’s a simple extraction or a more complex procedure, we perform teeth extractions with precision and care to alleviate pain and prevent further complications.
- Single Tooth Implants: If you’re missing teeth, we provide single tooth implant solutions that look and function like natural teeth, restoring your smile’s aesthetics and functionality.
- Crown & Bridge: Our crown and bridge treatments are meticulously crafted to replace missing teeth, providing both aesthetic and functional benefits.
- Veneers: Achieve a stunning smile transformation with our custom-made veneers, designed to correct imperfections and enhance the appearance of your teeth.
- Teeth Whitening: Brighten your smile with our professional teeth whitening services, offering safe and effective options for achieving a radiant, white smile.
- Dentures: We offer personalised denture solutions to restore your ability to eat, speak, and smile comfortably.
- Emergency Dentistry: Dental emergencies can happen at any time. We provide prompt and effective emergency dental care to address unexpected issues and relieve pain.
- Root Canal Treatment (Endodontics): Our skilled endodontists perform root canal treatments with precision, saving infected or damaged teeth and relieving pain.
- Gum Disease (Periodontics): Periodontal health is essential. Our periodontal services address gum disease and help you maintain healthy gums for a lifetime.
- X-rays: We employ advanced X-ray technology to provide accurate diagnoses and treatment planning, ensuring the highest quality of care for our patients.
How can I manage a dental emergency until I can reach your clinic?
Managing a dental emergency at home until you can reach a dental clinic is important to alleviate pain and prevent further complications. Here are some steps to follow for common dental emergencies:
Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it.
Use dental floss to remove any trapped debris between teeth.
Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or paracetamol can help manage pain. Follow the dosage instructions.
Avoid placing aspirin directly on the gums or tooth, as it can cause irritation.
Handle the tooth by the crown (the part you normally see in your mouth) and avoid touching the root.
Rinse the tooth gently with water if it’s dirty, but do not scrub or remove any attached tissues.
Try to place the tooth back in its socket if possible, making sure it’s facing the right way. If this isn’t possible, store it in a cup of milk or your saliva to keep it moist.
Get to the dentist within 30 minutes for the best chance of saving the tooth.
Chipped or broken tooth
Rinse your mouth gently with warm water.
If there’s bleeding, apply a piece of gauze to the affected area until it stops.
Save any broken pieces.
Use a cold compress on the outside of your mouth to reduce swelling.
Visit the dentist as soon as possible.
Lost filling or crown
If a filling or crown falls out, you can use dental cement (available at most chemists) to temporarily reattach it.
Avoid chewing on that side of your mouth.
See the dentist as soon as possible to have it properly repaired or replaced.
Abscess or gum infection
Rinse your mouth with warm saltwater to help reduce discomfort.
Do not try to pop or drain the abscess yourself.
Take over-the-counter pain relievers if necessary.
Seek immediate dental treatment to prevent the infection from spreading.
Broken braces or wires
Use orthodontic wax or a small piece of gauze to cover any sharp or protruding wires.
Avoid cutting the wire yourself, as you might accidentally swallow it.
Visit your orthodontist for adjustments.
Remember that these are temporary measures to manage the situation until you can get to our clinic. Dental emergencies should be treated by one of our dental professionals as soon as possible to prevent complications and ensure you get proper care.
Tips for maintaining good oral health
Maintaining good oral health is crucial for your overall well-being. Plus, it means less emergency trips to the dentist. Here are some tips to help you achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums:
Regular dental check-ups
Visit your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings, typically every six months or as recommended by your dentist.
Brush your teeth at least twice a day, in the morning and before bedtime.
Use a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.
Brush for at least two minutes, making sure to brush all surfaces of your teeth.
Don’t forget to brush your tongue as well to remove bacteria that can cause bad breath.
Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles from between your teeth and along the gumline.
Make it a daily habit to floss to prevent gum disease and cavities.
Consider using an antimicrobial or fluoride mouthwash to help reduce bacteria and strengthen enamel.
Follow the instructions on the mouthwash bottle.
Maintain a healthy diet
Limit sugary and acidic foods and beverages, as they can contribute to tooth decay.
Consume a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and dairy products.
Water helps rinse away food particles, bacteria, and acids that can lead to tooth decay.
Drinking fluoridated water can also strengthen your teeth.
Limit tobacco and alcohol
Smoking and using tobacco products increase the risk of gum disease, oral cancer, and other dental problems.
Excessive alcohol consumption can also harm oral health.
Protect your teeth
Wear a mouthguard if you participate in contact sports to prevent dental injuries.
Use a nightguard if you grind your teeth (bruxism) while sleeping.
Replace your toothbrush
Change your toothbrush or toothbrush head every three to four months or sooner if the bristles are frayed.
Address dental issues promptly
If you experience tooth pain, bleeding gums, or any oral health problems, don’t delay seeking dental care.
Early intervention can prevent issues from worsening.
Where can I find you?
If you’re looking for a dentist in Greenvale, contact us and we will provide you with a modern, caring approach to your dental health.
We are so renowned for our high quality dental services, that we have patients visit our clinic from Greenvale and surrounding suburbs like Craigieburn, Tullamarine, Pascoe Vale, Airport West, Melbourne Airport, Mickleham, Oaklands Junction, Attwood, Roxburgh Park, Meadow Heights, Westmeadows, Campbellfield and Donnybrook.
Dr Soraya is the principal dentist and owner of Greenvale Dental Group with over 25 years’ experience in the field of dentistry.
Soraya’s areas of treatment include general dentistry, dental emergencies, dental implants, endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and crown and bridge dentures.