Routine Dental Check Up
At BDC, we believe in preventive dentistry. This means that you should visit one of our highly experienced dentists twice a year for a dental check up for early detection of cavities, gum diseases and even oral cancer.
You may need more frequent visits, depending on your dental needs and lifestyle. That is, smokers, diabetics, or people with weak immune systems or people prone to gum disease or cavities should visit more than the average person.
It is always best to consult one of our dentists to determine how many dental check ups you require for the year, as it may differ from time to time due to lifestyle factors.
Our General treatment options include :
Wisdom Tooth Extraction
It is important to have your teeth professionally cleaned by a dentist, as daily brushing cannot remove all hard deposits on your teeth.
Even brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day will not remove plaque in hard to reach areas such as between your teeth and gums. As a result, cavities and gum disease may occur.
The main reason for tooth loss over the age of 40 is due to gum disease. Preventive measures are best by booking a dental cleaning at least twice a year to ensure a bright and healthy smile!
Dental fillings are used to restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay and to prevent further decay. Basically, the dentist removes the decay, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cavity with a dental filling material such as porcelain, composite (plastic) resin (tooth color), gold or amalgam (silver). The type of filling material depends on the extent of the damage to the tooth, the area, allergies and cost.
In some cases, a crown may be required if the decay has affected a large portion of the tooth. If the decay has reached the nerve, then a root canal treatment will be necessary. Only one of our dentists can detect if you need a dental filling during your routine check ups and usually by checking with special instruments and a dental x-ray.
Tooth extraction is necessary when a tooth is broken, damaged beyond repair, or very loose. The dentist will only remove the tooth from the socket if the tooth cannot be fixed with a filling or crown. There are two types of extractions – simple and surgical. Simple extractions are performed by loosening the tooth and removing it with forceps.
Alternatively, surgical extractions are performed by making an incision into the gum and removing the tooth. Basically, the patient should feel only pressure, but no pain during the treatment. If stitches are necessary, usually the dental surgeon will use dissoluble stitches.
Tooth extractions are also necessary in the following cases:
- Extra teeth that obstruct other teeth from coming in
- Baby teeth that don’t fall out, which obstruct permanent teeth to come in
- Wisdom teeth if they cause pain or are infected.
Our certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons are highly qualified and experienced in the removal of impacted wisdom teeth. Whatever your particular case, we would discuss a treatment path appropriate to your needs.