Dr Matthew Kinsella General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

We are happy to answer questions about our services and procedures.

These are a selection of some common questions that patients have. If your question isn't answered here, please contact our dental clinic. It's important to us that our patients understand their dental care.

Emergency Dentistry

emergency dentistry services in west perth, waIf you are in pain, then you are having a dental emergency. Call us so that we can examine you, diagnose the problem, and create a treatment plan. Other signs that indicate the need for an emergency appointment include:

  • A pimple-like lesion on your gum
  • A broken or cracked tooth
  • A foreign object lodged between your teeth
  • Swelling in the gum
  • A broken or lost dental restoration such as a filling or a crown

Cosmetic Dentistry

cosmetic dentistry in west perth, waWe provide a number of different services that are designed to address your unique dental needs. Our dedicated team of professionals will work with you to develop a treatment plan that ensures your continued oral health and leaves you with a beautiful smile you can be proud of.

Crowns & Bridges

girl smiling with dental crowns in west perthDental crowns are designed to be durable and to function much like your own teeth. You need to use common sense, however, and avoid biting down directly on foods like hard candy or nuts. A broken crown not only requires replacement, but you may also damage underlying healthy tooth structure.

Dental Implants

woman smiling with dental implants in west perthDental implants are intended to blend in among your natural teeth.

One of the advantages of this is that you can brush and floss them the same as you would with your regular teeth. Although implants never get cavities (or need root canals), you still want to continue brushing and flossing to keep your natural teeth and your gums healthy.

Root Canal Treatment

woman during root canal exam in west perthThe techniques used to perform root canals have advanced considerably, making this routine procedure no more uncomfortable or inconvenient than a filling.

Many people who need a root canal are currently in pain, and a root canal will help to relieve your pain and save your tooth. After your procedure, you may experience some swelling and discomfort, but this will soon go away as you heal.

Teeth Whitening

It shouldn't. 

man smiling after teeth whitening in west perthMost professional whitening products contain an added desensitising ingredient that protects even sensitive teeth and keeps you comfortable during the process. Additionally, the customisable nature of professional whitening treatments prevents the product from coming into contact with soft tissues like your gums, lips, and tongue. 

If your teeth are very sensitive, please talk to us so that we can help you determine whether whitening is appropriate for you.

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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Level 3 restrictions have been lifted and we are now able to provide routine dental maintenance.