General questions

  • Can I contact the Dentists personally (email, mobile)?

    Unfortunately, enquiries in regard to diagnostics, examinations and treatments can only be answered in person due to the high time commitment of such communication as well as the high work load of the team
    Please read the rest of this page and watch the Induction videos as they may answer all your questions.

    Alternatively to arrange an in person consult please contact 08 8362 3744.

     

  • Can I have a telephone consult with the Dentists?

    All consultations need to be held in person to ensure access to diagnostic tools, if
    required, to assist with providing an accurate assessment and treatment plan.

    If you have any questions about billing and estimates, please contact our office on info@restorestudio.com.au

     

  • How do I cancel my appointment?

    If you cannot keep your appointment, please contact us by PHONE only as soon as possible. either by answering the confirmation text you received or by calling our office on (08) 83623744.
    Please note cancellations made within 24 hours of your appointment will incur a fee of 75$ or 10% of your proposed treatment whichever is higher.

     

  • Does Restore Dental Studio accept health funds?

    Yes, here at Restore Dental Studio we accept all health Insurance companies. We are however not considered preferred providers as we have not entered into any contractual agreements with them.

     

  • Why is there a $200 deposit for the Initial Consultation?

    The deposit serves as reservation confirmation.

    Our Services in Biological Dentistry and health optimisation is proving to be in great demand and the fact that our initial consultation appointment can take up to 2 hours, is designed to deliver individualised care and accurate clinical findings, the deposit serves as reservation confirmation.

     

    This allows you to start treatment at your very next appointment instead of coming back for required diagnostic appointments first. Your deposit contributes to the total price of your initial consultation appointment.

     

  • What Happens in the Initial Consultation appointment?

    The following services usually occur during your initial consultation

    • Examination of the entire oral, jaw and dental structures
    • Vitality test of all teeth
    • Periodontal Attachment status / pocket depth measurement
    • Photographic documentation of all teeth
    • Impressions for study models
    • TMJ joint assessment.
    • Periodontal microbiome assessment
    • Discussion of the results and creation of a therapy plan.
    • OPG/3D CBCT radiographs

     

  • What is the average waiting period for a new patient consultation or treatment? and can I get in quicker?

    Our current average wait time is 2-3 months( however we do get patients rescheduling from time to time and so appointments may be brought forward)]

    We do offer emergency appointments and aim to see real emergencies same day or as soon as practical.

     

    There are a few things we need in order to get your appointment in as soon as possible.

    1. an OPG(panoramic) radiograph
    2. current (within 3 months) blood tests showing at minimum LDL cholesterol and Vit D3 levels

    As soon as you have all the necessary documents together, please call or email the practice, sending us your documents in digital form. Once received, they will be examined and your preliminary plan generated and emailed back for your acceptance. An appointment can then be made and locked in with a deposit.

     

  • Why are the waiting times so long?

    Due to the very high demand for biological dental services specifically immediate implantation of ceramic implants.

Medical questions

  • Is the operation also carried out under general anaesthesia or conscious sedation?

    All of our procedures are performed under Local anaesthesia only. This allows you to feel your body and the changes taking place as chronic health triggers are removed. it also allows us much closer monitoring of you during your procedure.

     

  • Are local anaesthetics tainted with graphene, hydrogel, mRNA?

    No, or at least not yet, According to all research and data I have found and been presented with there seems no significant evidence to suggest that any rumours of this nature are factual and I have not found any anaesthetic used in Australia for dentistry at this time to contain any of these compounds.

     

  • Is mild pain normal after surgical treatment??

    Yes.
    After surgery, some swelling, restriction of mouth opening and difficulty swallowing can sometimes occur, which will usually subside after 3 to 4 days. From 7 days, initial wound healing is usually complete.  If the pain or swelling is severe is severe, please call us immediately.

     

  • When can I eat again after treatment?

    Generally when the anaesthesia has worn off, it is safe to eat.

    Ceramic implants must not be subjected to any load during the healing phase (3 months). If you have a temporary restoration on your implant, it is only for aesthetics, not function. Please adhere to the information in the information sheet given at the time of surgery.

     

  • Why is it so important not to put any strain on the ceramic implants during the healing phase?

    When placing an immediate implant, it is imperative that it is not placed under pressure or (loaded) for successful osseointegration and final results.

    If it is loaded during the healing phase of 3 months, the implant will not heal into the bone.

    Despite doing everything correctly and adherence to best practice and precautionary measures, an implant sometimes does not heal in individual cases.
    If the bone situation permits, a new implantation will be carried out again in the same review session. If this is not the case, then approx. 6-8 weeks later.

     

  • Is immediate implantation with ceramic implants always possible?

    In the area of single-rooted teeth, especially the incisors, immediate implantation is 99% possible. In the posterior tooth area, the decision can only be made during the procedure, and you will be informed of this.

     

Biological Dentistry?

  • Why are teeth so important for the body?

    Just other organs of the body such as your kidneys, liver, lungs; teeth are also organs. They have their own blood supply, venous and lymphatic drainage and nerve supply including parts of the autonomic nervous system. They are also some of the closest organs anatomically to the brain. We need teeth to be functional to allow us to chew our food, articulate our words, breathe correctly support
    sinuses and facial development and enable optimal general health.

     

  • Why do you call root-treated teeth dead teeth?

    It is the blood, nerve and lymph supply to a tooth that maintains its life, and provides it with oxygen, nutrients and waste disposal. The fact that Root Canal Therapy is in fact a taxidermical procedure designed to maintain a dead tooth in the mouth is not disputed by any Dentist worldwide. It is simply the way a dead organ maintained in the body is viewed as safe that is disputed. If any other organ in your body died you would have it removed. Root-treated teeth can represent chronic inflammatory foci that can lead to chronic problems both locally and usually elsewhere in the body. Weston Price coined the term focal infection over 100 years ago. Without life a tooth due to its internal microscopic anatomy represents the perfect cavity for pathogenic microorganisms and makes your body very susceptible to them.

     

  • What do teeth have to do with chronic inflammation in the body?

    Unnoticed by conventional X-rays, chronic inflammation in the jawbone often occurs, usually as a result of old, not optimally healed tooth extraction wounds, ungerminated tooth buds, dental structures or foreign bodies. Similar to root-treated teeth, toxins and inflammatory mediators form here, which can cause a variety of symptoms elsewhere in the body – neuralgia inducing cavitational osteonecrosis (NICO) or joint problems, chronic fatigue or intestinal problems, fatty degenerative osteonecrosis of the jawbone (FDOJ) are particularly common. If suspected, these can be easily diagnosed using three-dimensional cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). Despite numerous scientific publications, the FDOJ/NICO is not yet accepted in conventional medicine.

Questions about Cavitations, NICO/FDOK?

  • What does NICO/FDOK stand for?

    NICO stands for “Neuralgia Inducing Cavitational Osteonecrosis” a term frequently used in the united states. The correct clinical diagnosis is FDOJ, which stands for fatty degenerative osteonecrosis of the jawbone. This refers to chronically inflammatory areas in the jawbone which can be classified as ischaemic bone, which are also referred to as interference areas. Chronic activation of the immune system and increased release of the immune cytokine RANTES/CCL5 which can often lead to systemic effects.

  • How are NICOs/FDOJ's treated?

    The treatment of NICO/FDOK consists of the complete, minimally invasive surgical removal of these inflammatory areas and subsequent disinfection with ozone application of neural therapy and resolution using PRF grafts. Ozone only kills bacteria, viruses and fungi, but not the body’s own cells. This treatment is often referred to as interference field remediation.

     

  • How can I find out if I have a NICO/FDOJ?

    These osteolysis in the jawbone can be easily diagnosed using 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography. We offer this technology in our practice.

     

  • What are the consequences of a NICO/FDOJ?

    The metabolism changes, fungi, viruses and other microorganisms colonize. Similar to root-treated teeth, toxins and inflammatory messengers (RANTES/CCL5) form here, which can cause a variety of symptoms elsewhere in the body. These toxins can be transported to the brain via the trigeminal nerve and from there throughout the body (retrograde axonal transport). This can cause systemic and localised symptoms in your body.

     

  • Who should particularly get checked for NICO/FDOK?

    Patients with chronic fatigue (CFS), skin and intestinal problems, as well as joint pain and immobility without a clear cause should always suspect dental lesions. Diagnosis of these areas can also be useful preventatively in the sense of optimizing health, especially if the body is still chronically stressed despite all the preventative measures (such as lifestyle changes, etc.). The cause can often lie in the oral cavity. In a study by Lechner and Baehr from 2014, FDOJ is already discussed as a trigger for chronically inflamed breast tissue and even the development of breast cancer.

Questions about ceramic implants

  • What material is used for ceramic implants?

    We use the latest technology of ceramic implants from Switzerland. which were developed from a material that has remained stable, neutral and compatible for decades: the high-performance ceramic zirconium (di) oxide. Zirconium oxide meets the highest standards in terms of compatibility, health and aesthetics. It is completely metal-free and 100% biocompatible.

     

  • What advantages do ceramic implants offer me in everyday life?

    Because ceramic allows completely new and effective surface structures, the formation of bacteria or plaque and thus the risk of gum inflammation is significantly reduced – the risk of inflammation is even lower than with your own teeth. And your smile is at least as beautiful.

     

  • Do ceramic implants look like real, natural teeth?

    Ceramic implants are completely white and come very close to the natural tooth colour. Even if the covering gum tissue is thin or receding in some areas, the implant remains completely white – ideal for use in the area of the front teeth.

Questions about amalgam fillings

  • Are old amalgam fillings dangerous?

    Dental amalgam on average contains 50% elemental mercury. Each filling releases around 2-3mcg of mercury vapor every day, which can be inhaled and absorbed into the lungs. Mercury is the most toxic non-radioactive element and although it is a great long-lasting filling material, amalgam should be viewed critically from a health perspective.

     

  • Can mercury leak from amalgam fillings?

    Yes, mercury can escape from amalgam fillings in the form of mercury vapor. This is odorless and colourless and passes through any barrier being skin, bone - even dental gloves, unhindered. These fumes are highly toxic, which is why we remove amalgam using the highest safety measures for our patients as well as for the dentist and assistants. 

     

  • Is it dangerous to remove amalgam fillings?

    Not if the amalgam filling is removed using total protection and safety procedures.

    At Restore Dental studio we are certified S.M.A.R.T practitioners ensuring the utmost safety and protection for both ourselves and you during your mercury removal.
    We use latex free dental dam, specialised suction units, iQAir filters, chlorella, activated charcoal, specialised removal techniques to ensure maximum safety and minimum exposure if any. Traditional drilling releases much more mercury vapour and particles than simply leaving the filling in place. It is therefore important to only have amalgam removed by a trained, biological dentist under maximum protective measures. If all protective measures are adhered to, ingestion of toxic mercury vapours is 99% avoidable and not dangerous to health.

     

  • How much does it cost to remove amalgam fillings?

    The cost of removing an old amalgam filling and replacing it with natural, non-toxic options can vary greatly depending on the condition of the tooth, size and depth of the filling and is best estimated on examination.

     

  • Can amalgam fillings cause headaches?

    Heavy metal exposure (e.g. mercury from amalgam dental fillings) is often identified as a possible cause of chronic symptoms such as persistent fatigue, headaches and migraines. 

     

  • What should the amalgam filling be replaced with?

    Depending on the state of health of the tooth and dental diagnosis or treatment necessary, the teeth are permanently restored (ceramic or composite) or temporarily filled with cement (glass ionomer cement filling).