At Yarra Valley Dental, all toothaches are given priority service, especially if a patient has not slept the previous night.

Good toothache solutions start with a proper diagnosis. This involves taking a comprehensive history of the patient’s current and past symptoms and proceeds to special tests like pulp testing (to see whether the tooth can sense electricity) percussion testing (tapping the tooth), the use of fracture finding sticks, illumination and radiography (x-ray).


The diagnosis describes what is wrong with the tooth, a prognosis describes how badly the tooth is damaged and its chance of being restored well. It is the right of every patient to know the diagnosis, prognosis of the tooth in question and their treatment options- (including their pros and cons) plus the associated costs.

Gone are the days when the dentist tells the patient what to do and then bills them for their work!

In addition, no patient should be subjected to treatment that is painful and uncomfortable.

In rare instances, the tooth is difficult to anaesthetise and has what is colloquially known as a “hot pulp”.

The tooth usually requires antibiotics and analgesia. If there is an abscess present, it must be drained to provide relief and then the tooth extracted or root canal treatment commenced when it is more comfortable.

We, as dentists, must treat our patients the way in which we would like to be treated ourselves.

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    Yarra Valley Dental
    Yarra Valley Dental aims to provide a family friendly dental service to the people of the Yarra Valley in a calm and relaxed atmosphere. We welcome all people without prejudice to the practice – especially those who are anxious or have not visited a dentist this century!

    Shop 2, 14 Bell Street
    Yarra Glen, VIC 3775
    Phone: (03) - 9730 1572


    Monday – Thursday: 8am – 6pm
    Friday: By appointment only
    Closed on Weekends and holidays

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