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General Dentistry

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6 month check up and clean

We believe that Prevention and Early Disease Detection are the key to stable oral health, that’s why we highly recommend to have your teeth and gums professionally cleaned by a dentist every 6 months. That way, no problem goes undetected and is treated at the earliest stage. We don’t like waiting for things to get worse. For each patient, our immediate goal is to detect and cure existing problems, and our long-term goal is to reach that level of stability where no active disease exists and everything is healthy and “under control”…..and that includes your Oral Hygiene practices!

Special Promotion Package: 

            $ 150 for FULL check up, Teeth cleaning, Polishing, and Fluoride treatment

$ 199 for FULL check up, Teeth cleaning, Polishing, and Fluoride treatment, including either 2 bitewing X-rays or an OPG X-ray.

Myths and Facts about Professional teeth scaling and cleaning:

  • “Scaling grinds and thins out your teeth”. – We use instruments and tools like Ultrasonic scalers that are not powerful enough to grind a tooth. Ultrasonic scalers work by vibrating to dislodge plaque/debris adhering to your teeth and by flushing them out with continuous spray of water. Absolutely NO CUTTING involved!
  • “If I brush my teeth very well, I don’t need to see a dentist every six months”. – Only a dentist has the skill and equipment to be able to thoroughly check your individual teeth condition, and to treat them as needed. You may not feel any problem, but it doesn’t mean that nothing’s wrong. Many cases of root canal treatment and dental extractions are a result of patient’s “ignorance” that something’s wrong in their teeth. By coming to the dentist every six months, we can pick out any problem in your teeth/gums at the earliest stage, before it gets worse. Also, not all plaque can be removed just by tooth-brushing, but only by a professional clean. Remember, Prevention is alsways the BEST.
  • “Gums sometimes bleed during scaling”. – TRUTH. Bleeding is one sign of inflammation, not a direct result of scaling. A normal gum usually doesn’t bleed during routine scaling, but an inflamed gum can bleed, even with the slightest poke by an instrument! If you do scaling strictly every six months and brush and floss well at home, you’ll find your 6-monthly cleans bloodless!

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Before and after a good clean. Note the accumulated plaque at the back side of this patient’s bottom teeth.

OTHER GENERAL DENTAL SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Fillings/ Restorations
  • Root Canal Treatment
  • Crowns
  • Dentures

Fillings

Dental fillinfs are used to repair worn, decayed or damaged teeth.  It is important to remember that cleaning your teeth regularly and enjoying a wide variety of nutritious foods can help prevent tooth decay and avoid the need for fillings.
Dental check-ups can help to make sure any problems are found and treated early. Ask your oral health professional how often you should have a dental check-up.

Spilint/Mouthguard

If you grind your teeth while you’re asleep, you may need to wear a mouthgard or mouth splint at night. These even out the pressure across your jaw and create a physical barrier between your upper and lower teeth to protect them from further damage. They can also reduce any grinding noises you make at night.
Mouth guards are similar in appearance to those used in sports such as boxing. They’re made out of bendy rubber or plastic and can be made to fit your mouth.
A mouth splint (also known as an occlusal slpint or bite plate) is made from harder plastic and fits precisely over your upper or lower teeth.
Mouth splints are more effective than mouthguards in reducing the symptoms of bruxism.

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Snoreguard

Usually, snoring, breathing disorders and sleep apnoea involve degrees of obstruction or blocking of the upper airway. the extent of the obstruction and resultant symptoms and impact to someone’s lifestyle, are the reasons people seek treatment or not.

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Snoring alone does not involve a serious medical disorder and may seem harmless enough on the surface, however it may cause an unhappy bedtime environment and place siginificant strain on relationships. The good news is that it can be easily and successfully treated with an oral appliance such as a snoring mouth gaurd.
Oral appliance therapy uses a dental device fitted in the mouth to prevent the airways from collapsing during sleep.

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Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of the tooth has been exposed or irreversibly damaged, usually through decay, fracture or very deep filling. Tooth decay is not often painful until it has reached the nerve, at which point a continuous pain is usually felt, until it is treated by your dentist through extraction or root canal therapy.
Root canal therapy is very successful treatment that is more successful the earlier it is started, so if you are in pain, please call us ASAP.
After a root canal treatment, a crown is necessary yo add strength, seal, and protect the tooth as root canal treated teeth are more likely to fracture.

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Teeth Extraction / Oral Surgey ( Wisdom Teeth )

Most people possess three permanent molars, which progressively develop in each quadrant of the mouth — upper, lower, right and left.

Ultimately, wisdom teeth are your third molars. Wisdom teeth can be impacted, meaning that they are enclosed within the gum and/or the jawbone. Sometimes they only partially break through or erupt through the gum creating an opening for bacteria to enter around the tooth and cause an infection. Wisdom tooth infection, commonly known as pericoronitis, results in pain, swelling, jaw stiffness, abadtaste and general unwell feeling.

Partially erupted teeth are also more prone to tooth decay and gum disease because they’re hard—to—reach location and awkward positioning makes brushing and flossing difficult.

A 6 monthly check up gives your dentist the opportunity to check all areas of your mouth and taking a full mouth, OPG X—ray can evaluate any wisdom teeth that have not erupted yet.

Denture

Affordable Dentures are offered in a variety of denture styles that include full and partial dentures. Experienced dentists will help you find the best match for your needs.

Full Denture

Each affiliated Affordable Denture practice wants you to have the best dentures you can afford. That’s why we offer several styles of full dentures, each with its own distinct advantages.

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Partial Dentures

We offer several types of partial dentures – cast metal, flexible and acrylic. The cast metal and flexible partials are our best partials. Please check with the practice nearest to you to learn which partials they provide.

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