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Do I Need Dental Radiographs?

woman getting a dental X ray

Getting dental X-rays makes some people feel uneasy. After all, it’s radiation, right? Yes, it is, but the levels of radiation used in dental X-rays are far lower than you would expect! In fact, you’ll get more radiation exposure from doing things like taking a 3 or 4-hour long airplane ride, or spending a day out in the sun at the beach. Now that digital equipment is being used in dentistry, the levels are drastically lower than ever before. The benefits of getting routine radiographs make the tiny exposure amounts far more than worth it. Here’s why: We Can Screen … Continue reading

What to do During a Dental Emergency

Man with dental emergency

If you’re experiencing a dental emergency, one of the first things you should do is call PMD Dental Care in Port Melbourne. Even if you’re not a current patient, we’ll make arrangements to see you as quickly as possible. In the meantime, here’s what you should do to make yourself as comfortable as possible:   Stop the Bleeding Bleeding inside of the mouth can sometimes seem very heavy. Use clean gauze or a washcloth to bite down on if possible. Apply pressure to the area for a few minutes, until the bleeding has stopped. If the bleeding does not stop, … Continue reading