Regular dental check-ups are the best way to keep your teeth in good condition. Dentists recommend that a scale and clean be done every 6-12 months depending on the individual, and high-risk individuals may require more frequent visits.
A scale and clean involves the removal of calculus build-up, which is a hard, stone-like material that can’t be removed by brushing alone. If left for too long, plaque and calculus could lead to gums receding, which in turn could result in teeth becoming unstable and more vulnerable to decay or sensitivity. Need an x-ray? We can do that onsite too.
Replace old, worn down fillings, or fill up newly developed cavities. Once the decay has been cleared out, our dentists use mercury free materials, mostly composite resin based materials or glass ionomer based materials, to provide you with quality fillings.
Extractions are sometimes inevitable and is seen as a last resort. Here at Generations Dental, we offer everything from simple extractions to more complex surgical extractions that require sectioning of the root or tooth.
Root Canal Treatments (RCT)
Teeth have a soft core called dental pulp. The pulp contains nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. When a tooth is cracked or has a deep cavity, bacteria (or bacteria by-products) can enter the pulp. If left untreated this can cause serious pain or infection. In such cases, RCT may be required.
RCT typically involves three visits:
1. Clear the infection, pulp removal (pulp extripation), and medicate the canal(s). 2. Shape (instrument) the canal(s) and re-medicate. 3. Seal the canal(s) (obturate) and restore the tooth.
Following RCT, a crown may be recommended to further protect the treated tooth/teeth, as they are more susceptible to fractures.