Helping GPs get to the root of problem teeth
However, when it comes to dental pain, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) believes it is most appropriate for this pain to be diagnosed and treated by a registered dentist.
It is understood GPs face the daily challenge of assessing and diagnosing patients’ symptoms, and that patients often delay visiting their GP until the point when symptoms, especially pain, may become quite severe.
By this time patients may be anxious that their GP should provide something to address the pain and discomfort as quickly as possible. While