Comprehensive Exam & Cleaning
Maintaining good oral hygiene requires professional dental cleanings to keep your smile healthy. Regular dental visits with your hygienist and dentist provide an opportunity to address any questions or concerns you may have. Your cleaning and appointment will involve removing plaque, a sticky and harmful film on your teeth, and calculus or tartar, which is hardened plaque that can only be removed with special dental instruments. Teeth polishing removes stubborn plaque and stains that cannot be removed by brushing alone.
A complete dental exam includes examining diagnostic x-rays to detect decay, tumours, cysts, and bone loss. Oral cancer screening, gum disease evaluation, and checking for tooth decay and existing restorations are also conducted. Our dedicated staff at Tooth Port Dental Centre provides customized x-ray scheduling and ensures that your teeth are the cleanest and healthiest they can be. Good oral health is connected to your overall health, and we are here to help you keep your teeth for life.
Amalgam & Mercury Free Dental Fillings
Replace old metal fillings with natural tooth-colored resins for a more attractive smile. Tooth Port Dental Centre offers safe removal of old mercury-containing fillings for replacement with natural tooth-colored alternatives. Amalgam fillings are metal-colored fillings traditionally used for fillings, but white fillings are now available and can be natural-looking and functional. New materials for white fillings are comparable in longevity to silver amalgam. It is best to replace fillings only when necessary, and some dentists may not recommend white fillings for back teeth. Tooth-colored fillings are made of glass particles, synthetic resin, and a setting ingredient. Adhesive dentistry is a less invasive alternative to traditional fillings. Crowns, inlays, and veneers are other options but can be more expensive.
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last four of 32 teeth to emerge and typically appear between the ages of 17 and 25. Due to lack of space in the mouth, they often get stuck in the gums and bones, which can lead to infections, damage to other teeth, and even tumours or cysts if left untreated. There are three types of impaction, soft tissue, partial bony, and complete bony impaction. If one or more wisdom teeth are impacted and not treated, they can cause damage to nearby teeth, disease, infection, and tooth crowding.
To determine whether wisdom teeth should be removed, a dental specialist will conduct a thorough examination of the wisdom teeth and surrounding teeth, and take x-rays to assess their position and the possibility of future issues. Early evaluation and treatment are recommended to avoid potential problems.
Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure that can be performed with local anaesthesia, IV sedation, or general anaesthesia. The surgery does not require an overnight stay, and post-operative instructions and medication may be given to help manage any swelling or discomfort.