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Missing a tooth: What are the options – Dental Implant

Options for replacing a missing tooth Few things have greater impact on dental health and appearance than loss of a tooth.  When teeth are lost the remaining teeth can drift out of position, cause a change in the bite, develop decay or gum disease and have a higher risk of fracture.  At Riverside Dental we offer options for replacement of…

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Clear Braces: Making crooked teeth straight

I was on the plane coming back from Melbourne with my family when my wife said that the steward had something on his teeth. When I looked I saw he was wearing an aligner or clear braces used to straighten his teeth. Though I have known about aligner technology for many years I thought I would do a quick blog on…

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Cosmetic Dentistry 2

Cosmetic or aesthetic dentistry is comprehensive oral care that combines science and art to optimally improve dental health, aesthetics and function. Whitening we addressed in the last artcle but what are the other options to having a great smile. Enamel Re-contouring. This is ideal for small chips, uneven edges of a tooth or a sharp looking vampire tooth. These areas…

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic or aesthetic dentistry is comprehensive oral care that combines science and art to optimally improve dental health, aesthetics and function. People want their teeth to be white and bright below are a couple of options that can help you achieve those results. Whitening A great way to start getting brighter smile is through whitening, either an in office or…

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Emergency Dental Treatment and Appointments in Noosa

A dental emergency in Noosa is never a planned event and is always an inconvenience. At Riverside Dental Noosa we totally understand that these events cannot be planned whether it is a toothache, lost filling fractured tooth or lost tooth . We have a dedicated weekend telephone service emergency number 0432 907559 Please call and if not answered please leave…

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Payment Options

Riverside Dental Payment Options

We offer a full range of payment options including cash, cheque, EFTPOS, and major credit cards.  Further, if you are with a private health fund, we have the HICAPS facility available so bring your card on the day of your treatment. If you are eligible to use our HICAPS service, then your health insurance claim can be processed for you…

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Periodontal Surgery Noosa

Periodontal Surgery Noosa

Post-Operative instructions following Periodontal Surgery 1. Do not eat anything or drink hot fluids until the numbness has worn off to avoid injury from accidental biting or burning. 2. No vigorous rinsing, drinking through a straw, or spitting for 3 days so the blood clot will not be disturbed. 3. Today, rest as much as possible with your head elevated….

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Post Implant

Post Implant

Diet After your surgery, you will want to eat nourishing food that can be eaten comfortably. Temperature of the food does not matter, but avoid extremely hot foods and liquid. We recommend that you only consume soft foods during the first 6 days to avoid food particles contaminating the wound. After each meal, the mouth should be thoroughly rinsed with…

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Post Extraction

Post Extraction

Post Operative Instructions to Patients Regarding Oral Surgery It is important that you carefully read and adhere to the following postoperative instructions. Leave the gauze pack(s) in place for 15 minutes after you leave the surgery. If after removing the gauze pack(s) there is still some bleeding, replace with the fresh gauze pack(s) and bite down firmly for a further…

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After Root Canal

After Root Canal

Root Canal Post OP Instructions The canals inside the roots have been cleaned, irrigated, medicated and permanently sealed. The opening in the tooth through which root canal treatment was done has been sealed with a filling. Delay in obtaining final restoration (crown) may result in fracture and/or possible loss of the tooth What to Expect It is not uncommon for…

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After Crowne or Bridge

After a Crown or Bridge

Patient Home Care Following Crown or Bridge Appointment If you have had anesthetic, please be careful not to bite your tongue or the inside of your cheeks. Avoid eating chewy foods until the numbness has worn off. It is important that the temporary crown (or bridge) stay in place until the permanent crown is inserted. If the temporary crown becomes…

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After a Filling

After a Filling

Keep your tooth filling in good shape as the day you first chomped on it. If you feel any discomfort with a new filling, or one you’ve had for awhile, see your dentist right away. Brush and floss regularly to keep your teeth and fillings healthy. Read on to learn more. Expect a new filling to be sensitive to hot…

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Infection Control

Infection Control

We take infection control very seriously at The Riverside Dental. In keeping with the current guidelines we maintain the highest standard of infection control within all of our practices. Our sterilization protocol is second to none and we welcome you to inspect our rooms and discuss our program with any of our team members. We constantly monitor changes within the…

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Childrens-Dental-Noosa

Our Hygiene & Oral Health Therapist for Children

Professional, gentle and fun place for both you and your children to address your dental health concerns with Barbara Oral Health focus on the examination and treatment of teeth in pre-school, primary and secondary school children on the Sunshine Coast as well as preventative therapies and education for adults. Routine dental treatment with your Oral Health Therapist will include dental…

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Hygiene For Preventive & Periodontal Care

Hygiene For Preventive & Periodontal Care

A visit to our hygienist will leave your teeth polished to perfection. A dental hygienist is licensed by the Dental Board of Australia to perform oral hygiene with an emphasis on gum health through the cleaning of teeth. Your hygiene appointment normally consists of having your teeth professionally scaled, polished, a topical fluoride gel application, oral hygiene instructions as required…

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Noosa Dentist

Dr Patrick J. O’Rourke – Dentist Noosa

Dr Patrick J. O’Rourke BChD MFGDP RCS Dr. Patrick is a graduate of Leeds University in the North Eastern Part of the United Kingdom. He is originally from Derbyshire with strong family roots in the West Coast of Ireland. He lives in Peregian Springs with his Wife, Mary from Long Island , New York and their three children Tiernan, Shamus…

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Orthodontics Noosa

Orthodontics & Clear Aligners

Is getting the perfect, beautiful smile you have always desired still very important to you? Have you always wanted straighter teeth without the looks of metal braces? Well look no further because now you can with the latest technology called clear aligners. Clear aligners are a way of straightening teeth that is nearly invisible. This amazing straightening product is custom…

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Root Canal Treatment Noosa

Root Canal Treatments Noosa

If you have been told you need root canal treatment to save your tooth, it is important that you understand why this procedure is necessary and what happens during root canal therapy. Root canal treatment (endodontics) treats disorders of the nerve of the tooth. Inflammation or infection of the tooth can be caused by Deep decay in the tooth Trauma…

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Dental Implants Noosa

Dental Implants Noosa

Dental implants are an ideal way to replace missing teeth. Whether it’s to replace a single tooth, or to create a full mouth of secure stable new teeth, implants are a proven, long lasting alternative to bridges and dentures! Replacing the root of your natural teeth, implants bond with the bone to form a stable foundation for permanent replacement teeth…

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Bridgework Noosa

Bridgework Noosa

Bridge work is the traditional way of replacing missing teeth. There are several varieties, depending on the site in your mouth, your bite and also the aesthetic and functional considerations. A bridge will: Keep teeth from drifting into the space created by a missing tooth. Help preserve normal function and a normal bite for the jaw joint. The most common…

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Veneers Noosa

Porcelain Veneers Noosa

Veneers are a custom-made shell like material, specially prepared to make your teeth look and feel natural. They are permanently bonded directly to the tooth, offering an aesthetically pleasing finish to your smile, with outstanding durability and strength. By choosing veneers, you will have a great, straight new smile you can be proud of.

Crowns

Porcelain & Gold Crowns

When a tooth requires more than a filling, a crown may need to be considered. A crown is an artificial covering that fits over the existing natural tooth. Crowns are used to repair badly decayed, broken, root filled or severely discoloured teeth. Today, we offer both porcelain and gold materials for your crowns, taking into consideration the area where the…

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Fillings

Porcelain & Composite Fillings Noosa

If you require a filling, we offer sophisticated and gentle procedures using state of the art materials. Fillings are available in tooth coloured resin or porcelain. Tooth coloured resin or composite works really well in smaller holes or cavities but once you have a large cavity from a fracture or replacement of an old amalgam filling porcelain can have significant…

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Teeth Bleaching Dentist Noosa

Teeth Whitening Dentist Noosa

What is KöR? KöR® Whitening Deep Bleaching™ is the most effective whitening system in the world today. KöR Whitening is the only system recognized to significantly whiten even difficult tetracycline stained teeth within a short time. Just imagine the results with your average whitening patients. KöR Whitening is available for at-home only whitening, and Deep Bleaching systems including one or…

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Cosmetic Dentistry Noosa

Cosmetic Dentist Noosa

What is Cosmetic Dentistry Cosmetic or aesthetic dentistry is comprehensive oral care that combines science and art to optimally improve dental health, aesthetics and function. At Riverside Dental our goal is to help you achieve optimal dental health and look your finest. Many procedures can be undertaken to improve your smile. In a study by the American Academy of Cosmetic…

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Noosa Dentist Experience

The Riverside Dental Experience

Our practice is like no other you have ever been to you will feel the difference as soon as you walk in.   We are a comprehensive care dental practice, and our staff are trained in latest aesthetic, cosmetic and implant dentistry.  Our aim is to provide the highest level of patient care, promoting dental wellness and wellbeing through oral health….

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Dentist Noosa Experience

Dental Clinic Noosa – The Service

At Riverside Dental we offer luxury services and facilities to our patients as part of their standard treatment experience. Our brand new dental clinic Noosa offers a comfortable patient lounge area furnished with lounge chairs, a large flat-screen T.V, refreshments and complimentary seasonal fruit. During your appointment you have the option of listening to music with wireless headphones or watching…

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Dr Patrick Orourke

Dentist in Noosa

Riverside Dental Noosa offers a premium dentist experience in a ‘spa like’ atmosphere with great value treatments and friendly advice. Your local dentist in Noosa. We use only the best dental materials and state-of-the-art technology to provide you with quality care you can trust. We believe in long term, comfortable and comprehensive care for patients of all ages. We want…

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