Acacia Dental Group, a dental practice in Phillip, ACT, Australia, wants to inform patients that they will make every effort to fit an emergency appointment even if there isn’t any availability. Nevertheless, they would like to advise people who usually don’t think of going to the dentist until there is an emergency, to have a regular dental check-up. They want people to realise that if their dental problem is not detected during regular check-ups, it will likely be much worse when they have a dental emergency.
Sirisha Yalamanchili, one of the dentists at Acacia Dental Group, says, “At our Woden dental clinic, we prioritise emergency dentistry and aim to see patients as quickly as possible to relieve their pain and resolve their dental emergency.”
There are a number of indications for a dental emergency, which means that the patient should not put off going to the dentist. These include: swelling of the gum, face, or cheek that is spreading; severe pain that results into lack of sleep or concentration; uncontrollable bleeding; and a knocked out or broken tooth that results into a lot of pain. When in doubt on whether there is a need to see a dentist, people are advised to call the dental practice as soon as possible. And for those who have lost consciousness, have difficulty breathing, or have rapid serious bleeding, their loved ones are advised to bring the patient directly to the accident and emergency (A&E) department.
At Acacia Dental Group, booking an appointment with an emergency dentist can easily be done through their online booking system. In addition, patients may also use the telephone to talk to one of their receptionists. They will do everything possible to see the patient promptly. Those who will be visiting the Woden dental practice for the first time can book an appointment just like one of the practice’s existing patients. They don’t want anyone to be suffering in pain so they’ll prioritise the treatment of people who have a dental emergency.
To fully comprehend what is the patient’s immediate problem, they will ask the patient a number of questions, including his or her oral health and medical history. They will also consider the patient’s concerns regarding the issue and will do everything possible not just to relieve the pain but also to ensure that the dental treatment provided is suitable for the patient’s needs.
It should be noted that initial consultation at Acacia Dental Group is free. However, there are a number of unpredictable factors in a dental emergency, which means the cost could vary by a wide range. Fortunately, there are a number of payment options to help patients manage their cost of treatment.
First of all, they offer weekly or fortnightly payment plans through MacCredit, GEM Visa, and HUMM. These are often interest-free and flexible payment plans. Acacia Dental Group also offers discounts of up to 15 percent on a number of treatments for both students and pensioners. For those who have a child with age between 2 to 17 years and get a Family Tax Benefits Part A or any relevant Australian Government payment, the child could be eligible for a range of dental services up to a maximum of $1,000 over two years. And lastly, they accept all kinds of health funds. Acacia Dental Group is a preferred provider for HCF, Medibank Private, and CBHS. They also have a HICAPS terminal to help the patient make on-the-spot claims and make sure that the patient isn’t out of pocket, even during a dental emergency.
Sirisha Yalamanchili says, “At Acacia Dental, we prioritise dental emergencies, which means that even in the worst of circumstances, you’ll be in safe hands. At our practice, we ensure we treat emergency patients with the utmost care at what can be a stressful time. We talk through all of the procedures and the costs, so patients fully understand the treatment that is needed and know that they can afford it.”
Those who are looking for dentistry in Woden may want to check out the website of the Acacia Dental Group, or contact them through the telephone or via email. They are open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, from Monday to Friday, and from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturdays.
For more information about Acacia Dental Group, contact the company here:
Acacia Dental Group
(02) 6281 2222
Suite 14, Level 2, Gadal Chambers, 48 Corinna St, Phillip ACT 2606