ORAL HEALTH EXAMINATION
Regular dental check-ups are important for maintaining good oral hygiene and health. By going for regular check-ups, your dentist will be able to help you detect any dental problems ahead of time. We always ‘inform before we perform’ so you don’t get any surprises.
During a routine exam at the Dental Care Group, your dentist will:
- Evaluate your overall health and oral hygiene
- Take a full dental base chart of your teeth
- Assess your need for tooth restoration or tooth replacement
- Check your bite and jaw for problems
- Take dental X-rays or, if necessary, do other diagnostic procedures
- Create a treatment plan listing any treatments required and costs involved
DENTAL X-RAY (PLAIN X-RAY AND CBCT)
New technology is available to allow monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment of dental problems.. Today, 3-D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is one such advancement and is available at the Dental Care Group.
During a routine Scale and Polish at the Dental Care Group, we will thoroughly clean all deposits and stains from teeth, scale away tartar build-up from tooth surfaces and polish your teeth. Our clients with heavier stains can opt to try our Prophy-jet air polishing system to achieve a cleaner and whiter look beyond what a conventional polishing can do.
There are a variety of different materials that can be used for filling teeth. The most common type of filling is dental amalgam, composite or white fillings. Sometimes porcelain, metal or composite inlays or onlays are used.
ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
Root canal treatment (also known as endodontic treatment) is necessary when the inside of the tooth (pulp) and surrounding area becomes infected as a result of cracking, decay or injury.
Symptoms of infection include:
- Sensitivity to hot or cold food or drinks
- Pain when biting or chewing
- Swelling of the gum near the affected tooth
- Oozing from the affected tooth
- Facial swelling
- The aim of RCT (root canal treatment) is to save the tooth and prevent it from future infection. If RCT is not carried out, the infection may spread and the tooth may need to be extracted.
During treatment your dentist will:
- Remove infected or damaged tissue inside the tooth
- Clean and disinfect the area
- Fill and seal the space using advanced materials
Depending on the strength of the remaining structure post treatment, the tooth will require either a filling or a crown. Root canal treatment may take multiple visits to your dentist depending on the individual case.
llustration of root canal treatment:
We always aim to save the tooth and prevent it from future infection. However in certain cases where a tooth may be too damaged or too loose to be saved, extraction may be required. Your dentist will take an X-ray of the area to determine the best way to extract the tooth and the appropriate anesthetic technique required to ensure your comfort and care. When your extraction is complete, your dentist will give you guidance on what to do at home. It is important that you closely follow the post-extraction aftercare instructions to promote a
A denture is an appliance that is worn over the gums to replace missing natural teeth. Dentures are normally removable and are usually made from lifelike resin teeth bonded to an acrylic or chrome base. Dentures improve chewing ability, speech and provide support for facial muscles filling out your face and improving confidence.
Complete denture (a full set) replaces your upper or lower natural teeth. Partial dentures replace one or a few teeth and are held in place by metal clips.