Frequently Asked Questions

Pre Operative Instructions

I have to undergo Surgery, what must I keep in mind? Get Authorisation From Your Medical Aid Please take the pre–authorisation form to your Medical Aid. You also need to take the Medical Aid authorisation number with you to the hospital. Before Surgery with General Anaesthesia Please do not eat or drink anything 6 hours […]

Post Operative Instructions

I have just undergone Dental Surgery, what must I do following the Operation ? Following an Extraction Please use and complete the anti-biotics and painkillers prescribed to you. Don’t spit blood out of the mouth, rather swallow the blood after an extraction. Bite on gauze; it will help with the bleeding. Do not rinse with […]

Side Effects

What Side Affects can I expect after Dental Surgery ? Side effects such as ear ache, temporary tooth ache of adjacent teeth, restricted mouth opening, stretching or cracking at the corners of the mouth or discolouration of the skin may occur post operative. These are temporary conditions that will improve as healing progresses. Swelling Swelling […]

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Procedures

Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping one’s mouth clean and free of disease and other problems by regular brushing of the teeth and cleaning between the teeth.

Child Friendly Dentistry

Our dentists are highly professional in treating toddlers to make their first dental experience memorable!

Microscopic Surgery

Olympia Dental Practice is proud to offer you world class Microscopic Dental Surgery.

Dental Laser Procedures

Our Practice makes use of the World Class Leading Picasso Lite Plus Laser system.

Cosmetic Dentistry

To ensure the best results, Olympia Dental Practice makes use of the Opalescence System for Professional Teeth Whitening.

Root Canal Treatment

A Root Canal Treatment is the procedure to replace infected pulp in the canal of a tooth root with an unreactive material.

Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention and correction of irregular teeth, by means of braces.

Dental Implants

A dental implant  is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor.

Extractions

A dental extraction is the removal of teeth from the dental socket in the jaw/skull bone.

Dentures

A denture is a removable frame holding one or more artificial teeth.

Tooth Restoration

Tooth Restoration  

Crowns

A crown is a type of dental restoration which completely caps a tooth or dental implant.

Bridges

A bridge is a fixed dental prosthesis used to replace a missing tooth/several teeth by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth ordentalimplants.

Fillings

A dental filling is a treatment to restore the function, integrity, and shape of missing toothstructure resulting from cavities.