Basic Dentistry

Basic Dentistry

Exam/Dental Cleaning/Radiographs: A comprehensive intra and extra oral exams and radiographs will be performed at the initial appointment. The clinician will examine for tooth decay, gum disease, signs of cancer, general condition of your face, mouth and jaw. They will screen for any sleep disordered breathing and will chart any pre-existing restorative work. The team will then discuss treatment options so you can make an informed consent to the choice of treatment you want and need. A professional cleaning will include scaling (removal of harden tartar above and below the gumline), polishing (removal of plaque & stain from the teeth), flossing and oral hygiene instructions for tooth brushing.

Regular dental cleanings are very important for early detection of oral health problems.

Dental Emergencies: are always welcomed. Most times emergencies will be fitted into our schedule to access the problem and control pain. We may need to ask you to return for a more permanent treatment depending on time constraints. We do hope you take into account already schedule patients.

Fillings: Dental composite / amalgam are used to repair a damaged or decayed tooth. The effected portion of the tooth is removed and filled with one of our restorative material.

Night Guard / Snore Guard: Grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw play havoc on your teeth, muscles and jaw joint. A guard is needed to protect your teeth from wear, relax your muscles and /or prevent collapse of your jaw joint (the condyle). We offer a number of solutions for your discomfort. If you or someone in your family snores – we have a relief for you. Our office screens for sleep apnea and will refer you for a sleep test (they are absolutely free). Our knowledgeable clinicians will walk you through a series of solution to prevent or aid in the treatment of snoring or in the worse case scenario OSA (Oral sleep apnea).

Root Canals or Infection: Root canals are indicated when the nerve tissue is exposed due to fractures, deep decay, trauma to tooth. Infection can be due to an abscessed tooth, bone loss, deep decay (cavity), or a broken tooth. The nerve tissue is removed and replaced with a packing so you do not need to have tooth extracted. Signs and symptoms may include: pain to touch, discolored tooth, sensitivity to hot or swelling of surrounding tissues. Sometimes it may only be seen on an X-ray.

Denture Repair: A minor repair to an existing denture or partial. This could include: a broken tooth, chip tooth, stained teeth, broken clasp or ill-fitting denture or partial.

Extractions: The removal of a tooth due to: bone loss, trauma, failed root canal, badly broken-down tooth, fractured tooth, deep decay leading to infection, or when there is not enough room for permanent teeth (i.e. orthodontics or wisdom teeth).

Tongue & Lip Tie Release: A tie is a band of tissue connecting one structure to another (tongue to floor of mouth or lip to the alveolar ridge) that restricts the movement or range of motion because it is too short, tight or too long as in the upper lip tie.

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