With our Family and General Dentistry, we can help ensure the best oral health for all members of your family. Preventative general dentistry is essential to maintaining the health of your teeth and gums. Regular checkups also allow for early detection of potential problems and give us the chance to share oral hygiene tips and best practices. Our family and general dentistry services include:
A regular dental check up is extremely important because it helps to keep your teeth and gums healthy. You should have a regular dental visit at least every 6 months or as recommended by your dentist depending on your oral condition. During an exam, the dentist will check for cavities and may take x-rays to take a closer look in between your teeth. During a cleaning with your hygienist, we remove any plaque or calculus (tartar) buildup that can contribute to gum disease.
Used to treat a cavity, our Whitby dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then “fill” the same area of the tooth. A filling is a way to restore a damaged tooth back to its normal function and shape. When Dr. J gives you a filling, he first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material. Using white colour filling material, it will perfectly match the colour of your tooth.
Patients typically need a root canal when there is inflammation or infection in the roots of a tooth. During root canal treatment, your dentist carefully removes the pulp inside the tooth, cleans, disinfects and shapes the root canals, and places a filling to seal the space. It is a very common procedure and one that shouldn’t be feared.
There are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be needed including: trauma, decay, or a crowded mouth. Before pulling the tooth, your dentist will give you an injection of a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. Patients may also receive nitrous oxide if they are feeling anxious about their treatment.