It is not possible to quote a definite fee over the telephone for unseen problems.
For example, an extraction can be simple, surgical, or require a specialist surgeon.
For this reason we have set fees as below for emergency treatment.
After a standard initial visit, we can give estimates for continuing treatment.
Each morning we release 2 vacant appointment spaces for emergencies. Priority is
given to established patients with swelling or fever. We do not inconvenience booked
patients by double booking or squeezing-in.
During normal business hours there is a maximum fee of $250 which includes 2 X-rays;
and a simple filling or extraction; or drainage of an abscess; or the start of a
root canal therapy; or a temporary sedative filling. We allow a 30 minute appointment
for emergencies and will do whatever we can in that time to relieve you of pain.
At the end of business hours
If the emergency spaces have been filled, we may offer an appointment after the last
patient of the day, depending upon dentist and assistant availability. This is only
offered to established patients who attend regularly. There is a $50 surcharge to
cover staff overtime.
After hours and public holidays
A dentist may be available for established patients who attend regularly. As the
dentist attends without an assistant, only treatment to relieve pain can be provided,
and no difficult procedures can be attempted. A flat fee of $350 is charged to cover
travelling time and treatment.