General Dentistry in Waterdown
General dentistry is everything you need from A to Z for the prevention and maintenance of your oral health. It is the most basic form of dental treatment that keeps the gums, teeth and all other structures of the mouth healthy. General dentistry in Waterdown diagnoses an oral disease early enough to prevent a complicated and painful dental treatment later.
Since general dentistry in Waterdown is geared toward disease prevention, it is frequently said that the doctor you see most frequently is the dentist. In fact, close to 70 percent of all dental procedures are thought to be either preventive or diagnostic. Untreated dental diseases eventually cause pain and absences from work or school, leading to a yearly cost estimated to be in the billions of dollars.
What does general dentistry in Waterdown offer ?
Periodic dental checkup:
Your head, neck, jaw joints, mouth, teeth, and gums will all be checked during a routine examination. It can identify early symptoms of disease. This is crucial because many problems with oral health are “silent” and go unnoticed.
General dentistry will typically examine your mouth and take X-rays to further evaluate your oral health during routine checkups. This is done to check for tooth decay, gum disease, and any progressive bone thinning. X-rays will give you a more comprehensive picture of your condition.
After that, the dentist creates a treatment plan and makes the required referrals.
Teeth cleanings :
Restorations or fillings / crowns:
These dental procedures clean and rehabilitate teeth with infections and cavities, to revamp the smile and protect against further oral health issues.
- Fillings: early signs of decalcification of the enamel or a tooth cavity should be cleaned and filled immediately to prevent pain and swelling at a later stage.
- Root canal treatment (RCT): when a tooth cavity is deep enough to involve the nerves of the teeth, it elicits pain. The treatment choice is a RCT that sterilizes the tooth and permanently fills it. Usually antibiotics are prescribed for such a procedure.
- Dental crowns: a root canal treated tooth or an extensively filled tooth is prone to fracture with time. A dental crown encases the tooth 180 degrees and enhances its longevity.
- Tooth extraction: a painful tooth that is beyond repair or a wisdom tooth that is partly erupted are subjected to removal under local anasthesia.
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