Gawler Dental Clinic
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

At Gawler Dental Clinic, we realise that patient education is key when it comes to maintaining good oral health. We are always happy to answer your questions when you are at our dental clinic. You will never feel rushed while you are here. To help promote the essentials of both prevention and maintenance, we've included a list of frequently asked questions. We also welcome your phone calls if you have additional enquiries.

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At Gawler Dental Clinic, we always have room in our schedule for new patients, and we would be honoured to be the dentist of choice for you and your family.

We offer the dental services you need to keep smiles healthy and happy. Because we believe the foundation for good oral health starts with effective preventive care, we recommend that patients come in regularly for examinations and cleans. Most people benefit from appointments every six months, but we might have different recommendations for you after we review your current oral health.

We also provide the general and cosmetic dentistry treatments you might need, including:

  • Dental crowns and bridges. We offer same-day CEREC dental crowns.
  • Dental implants. Restore your ability to chew and speak properly with dental implants for tooth replacement.
  • Emergency dental care. Don’t panic if a dental emergency comes up; we can answer any questions you might have, and we will do our best to see you that same day.
  • Root canal therapy. If toothache pain is bothering you, you might need a root canal to eliminate a tooth infection.
  • Cosmetic dentistry. If your smile is healthy but has flaws, we can talk to you about cosmetic treatments to improve the look of your smile.
  • Sleep apnoea treatment. Oral appliance therapy is often an effective alternative to CPAP.

We invite you to call our Gawler, SA dental clinic to arrange for a booking.

We understand that many family budgets are tight, but we don’t want that to keep you from taking care of your family’s oral health. Regular exams and cleans can ultimately save you money because they help keep dental expenses lower. The earlier we discover a dental issue, the easier it is to treat it—and it almost always costs less too.

We have tried to make it easy for you to pay for the dental care your family needs, and that includes our acceptance of most insurance methods, including HICAPS. We are also a BUPA preferred provider. You can also pay with cash or with credit cards—MasterCard, Visa —and EFTPOS.

If you would like additional information about paying for dental treatment, we invite you to contact our dental clinic on (08) 8522 1223. Our friendly team is very knowledgeable and will be able to help.

At Gawler Dental Clinic, we offer preventive treatments as well as general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry for the whole family. We warmly welcome children, seniors—and everyone in between. If you have not been to the dentist for a while, please know that we will not make judgments. We will simply do our best to get your oral health back on track.

As part of the community since 1922, we have a long history of building trust within our community. We are proud of our humble beginnings as well as where we are now—a state-of-the-art modern dental facility. With eight dentists, three dental hygienists and a dedicated support staff, you can count on getting an accurate assessment of your oral health and treatment options that are customised for your needs. With our focus on continuing education and leading-edge technology, we work hard to ensure that our patients have the best experience possible when they are here.

Many of our patients and their families have been with us for decades, and we pride ourselves on the solid relationships we have created. Patients of Gawler Dental Clinic find that they always receive fair treatment with the utmost consideration of their needs and goals for their oral health.

We all enjoy what we do very much, and we are committed to providing our patients with a lifetime of care.

We would be honoured to be your dentist of choice in the Gawler, SA area, including the surrounding communities of the Barossa Valley, Elizabeth, Clare, the Mid North and Yorke Peninsula. If it’s been a while since your last dental appointment, we warmly welcome you to Gawler Dental Clinic.

General Dentistry

The only way to know for sure if you have healthy teeth and gums is with a dental examination. Routine check-ups at our Gawler, SA dental clinic will reveal not only whether your gums are healthy but whether any other problems are lurking, such as tooth decay.

Patients often wonder why they should visit the dentist when their teeth seem to be just fine. After all, there are plenty of other things that seem more fun to spend money on. But if you want to save money in the long run, routine dental check-ups can do that.

When you skip dental visits, no one notices the small problems that can easily grow into big ones. A small cavity can become a tooth that develops an infection and needs a root canal. If you don’t have your teeth cleaned, the plaque that your hygienist can remove during a routine clean might worsen until you find yourself with gum disease.

Many dental issues have no signs or symptoms in their earliest stages. By the time you realise you have a problem, you might need more expensive or more invasive dental treatments. It’s best to protect your oral health with routine dental care, and it would be our pleasure to welcome you to our Gawler, SA dental clinic.

The cost of your treatment will depend on what is needed and the current state of your oral health. It’s difficult to predict costs before you come in for a thorough dental examination.

Once you are here and our dentist has conducted a thorough examination, we will give you an accurate estimate of the cost of any recommended treatment. You have many different options for paying for dental care, including HICAPS and insurance; we are also a BUPA preferred provider.  

We understand that fitting in dental treatment into the family budget can be difficult. This is one of the main reasons we emphasise routine visits to our Gawler, SA dental clinic. Although it might seem like a waste to come to the dentist when you are not experiencing any type of dental issue, these visits enable your dentist to treat small issues before they become bigger problems. The earlier we can provide treatment, the less invasive it usually is—and the less expensive. Routine dental visits can actually save you money in the long run.

For questions about the financial options available for needed dental treatment, we welcome your call. One of our experienced team members will be happy to help.

If it’s your first appointment at our Gawler, SA dental clinic, we will ask you to fill out our new patient forms. These can be accessed online so you can fill them out before you come in, or you may fill them out in our dental clinic. If you opt for the latter, we recommend you come in about 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment.

Your dentist will go over your medical history, asking about health conditions and medications. Rest assured that we will keep your health records completely private. With our electronic record-keeping system, we keep your information protected.

If you have come in for a specific dental issue, your dentist will conduct a thorough examination. We may recommend dental x-rays to detect problems that might not yet be visible. Then your dentist will go over treatment options to address your concerns.

For routine dental examinations, one of our dental hygienists will conduct a thorough dental cleaning.

Regardless of the reason for your appointment, there will be plenty of time to talk about your oral health. We can also make recommendations for improving home care.

If you have questions before coming in, we welcome your call. One of our friendly team members will be happy to provide you with the information you need.

Preventive Dentistry

The only way to know for sure if you have healthy teeth and gums is with a dental examination. Routine check-ups at our Gawler, SA dental clinic will reveal not only whether your gums are healthy but whether any other problems are lurking, such as tooth decay.

Patients often wonder why they should visit the dentist when their teeth seem to be just fine. After all, there are plenty of other things that seem more fun to spend money on. But if you want to save money in the long run, routine dental check-ups can do that.

When you skip dental visits, no one notices the small problems that can easily grow into big ones. A small cavity can become a tooth that develops an infection and needs a root canal. If you don’t have your teeth cleaned, the plaque that your hygienist can remove during a routine clean might worsen until you find yourself with gum disease.

Many dental issues have no signs or symptoms in their earliest stages. By the time you realise you have a problem, you might need more expensive or more invasive dental treatments. It’s best to protect your oral health with routine dental care, and it would be our pleasure to welcome you to our Gawler, SA dental clinic.

If it’s your first appointment at our Gawler, SA dental clinic, we will ask you to fill out our new patient forms. These can be accessed online so you can fill them out before you come in, or you may fill them out in our dental clinic. If you opt for the latter, we recommend you come in about 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment.

Your dentist will go over your medical history, asking about health conditions and medications. Rest assured that we will keep your health records completely private. With our electronic record-keeping system, we keep your information protected.

If you have come in for a specific dental issue, your dentist will conduct a thorough examination. We may recommend dental x-rays to detect problems that might not yet be visible. Then your dentist will go over treatment options to address your concerns.

For routine dental examinations, one of our dental hygienists will conduct a thorough dental cleaning.

Regardless of the reason for your appointment, there will be plenty of time to talk about your oral health. We can also make recommendations for improving home care.

If you have questions before coming in, we welcome your call. One of our friendly team members will be happy to provide you with the information you need.

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