All the Dental Services You Need For A Beautiful Smile
Oral health is an essential part of our general health. Maintaining the health of your teeth, gums and oral tissues can help prevent some of the most severe health conditions such as cardiovascular disease. For this reason, general dentistry is a vital procedure with an array of services that can assist you in preserving your natural teeth and avoiding other health conditions.
At Pacific Dental Smiles, we pride ourselves on our general dentistry services aimed at improving the quality and confidence of our patients’ lives.
From as early as childhood, visiting a dentist is crucial so that you can develop health-promoting habits throughout your life. Ensuring that you go for regular dental examinations to avoid tooth decay and ensure that you’re aware of preventative measures and services available to you is a worthwhile investment. Throughout our lives, there are oral health concerns that arise, and a dentist, like the ones we have at Pacific Dental Smiles, are qualified to help you address them at every stage of your life.
Learn more below about our general dentistry services so that you can improve the quality of your life, starting today:
We all dread the thought of losing our teeth. Some will say that this is inevitable, but have you ever wondered how you can preserve the state of your teeth and gums for as long as possible? Well, cleaning your teeth is one way to go about it.
Because we go about our days eating and drinking all sorts of things, experiencing toothaches is not uncommon. Taking a trip to the dentist every six months is recommended to keep your oral health in check. Our dentists will examine your teeth and gums to see if you have any build-up of plaque, tartar, the condition of your gums and whether you have any bone loss and bone disease and will then recommend the cleaning you require.
Here are our top two treatments
- Prophy: Most commonly done on healthy mouths, prophylaxis teeth cleaning is ideal for treating plaque build-up in teeth and at the gum line.
- Deep Cleaning or Gum Treatment: For more severe cases such as periodontal disease, or inflammation of the gums, deep cleaning and gum treatment is ideal. It is a pain-free procedure that will help get you back to your oral health.
What to Expect?
During the cleaning treatment, a full oral examination will be completed to check oral cavities through visual inspections. Once our dentists have completed the exam, all surface areas of your teeth and roots will be cleaned of bacteria and deposits. Should our dentists deem it necessary, localized antibiotics and irrigation with prescribed medicines will be suggested.
You’ll then be booked for regular check-ups so that your teeth remain in good condition.
Cavities, broken or cracked teeth, worn down teeth and unattractive metal fillings all have a solution to them. Through natural fillings, you can avoid worsening teeth conditions.
But which is the best route to take? Well, for any of the above-mentioned problems, going for a white filling or tooth-colored filling is most ideal. This is because you want your teeth to remain the color they’ve always had. These filings are made to match your natural teeth, and what’s more, they are durable and last a long time.
When you want to restore the structure and function and integrity of your teeth, trusting in the capabilities of Pacific Dental Smiles dentists, who use state-of-the-art technologies and world-class material, is the only way to go.
Mainly thanks to the internet and popular culture, misconceptions are never far from reaching us. But we’re here to clear things up for you. You may have been told that root canal treatment is painful, but here we take extra care to ensure that this isn’t the case. We ensure that we minimize any pain, and we’re also trained to reduce the recovery time of root canals.
Root canal aims to repair a damaged tooth. It is the space where the tusk contains the pulp, and if the pulp layer is infected, you will need this treatment. The interior is cleaned of the pulp, filled with a paste and the tooth then recovered with a crown. The benefit of root canal is that it can prevent the formation of abscess and any spreading of the infected area to the surrounding tissue.
Rotten apples spoil the barrel. At Pacific Dental Smiles, we know this best, and that is why we always urge our patients to remove bad teeth before they ruin their smile. Our oral surgery has specialists who are advanced in tooth extractions.
Teeth that are badly damaged and wisdom teeth are the most common ones requiring removal. When you need either of these removed, our trusted oral hygienist will be there to take you through the procedure, every step of the way.
Extraction helps relieve any pain from damaged teeth
There are two types of removals:
Any professional general dentist will be able to perform a simple extraction for teeth visible in your mouth, whereas a surgical extraction is for more complex cases. When a tooth is broken off at the gum line, or cannot be seen in your mouth yet, but causes you pain, this type of extraction will be performed.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Wisdom teeth generally get extracted before or once they’ve come in. Most commonly seen in teens and adults in their early 20s, wisdom teeth need to be removed once they start decaying if they cause any pain or if they push other teeth from their original alignment.
When this happens, book a consultation with us at Pacific Dental Smiles for the best treatment. We’ll take you through every step so that you’re prepared and comfortable for the procedure.
Crowns are made to restore, protect and align teeth. A crown is a tooth-shaped cap placed over your tooth for a better and aesthetically pleasing finish. They also help repair damaged teeth and tooth decay. What’s more, they will help restore shortened teeth as well as reduce sensitivity and improve the appearance of your teeth.
Here at Pacific Dental Smiles, we use some of the most durable cosmetic material for dental crowns that won’t have you breaking the bank. They are made from either gold metals, porcelain or a combination of these, to match your natural teeth.
What sets us apart from the rest is our use of the latest technologies with modern-day techniques that provide the best oral solutions.
Here we recommend a dental crown for the following:
- When there isn’t much tooth remaining
- Protecting weak and fractured teeth
- To attach a bridge
- Covering dental implants
- Covering poorly shaped teeth and discoloring
- Root canal treated teeth
Bridging gaps in your teeth is essential because it helps improve your smile by replacing missing teeth, gaps and helps with eating. Bridges are also a permanent solution.
Did you know that missing teeth can cause your teeth to shift from their original place? This is one of the causes of bad bites. They can also cause periodontal disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
Once you’re ready to get bridges, you can speak to our staff about which you can choose from. We offer porcelain and ceramic bridges. It is also important to remember that the location of your missing tooth or teeth, and their function play a huge role in which bridges you can get.
Want a brand new smile that can withstand the test of time? Implants are an increasingly popular choice. With the progression of technology, oral health and dental procedures have leapt forward into a new age. At Pacific Dental Smiles, we are fast keeping abreast of these developments in the dental field.
When you want to replace missing teeth, dental implants are one of the most popular procedures to undergo.
Why Are They So Great?
Implants are joined to your jawbone to provide the needed support for your teeth. They are robust, comfortable and a secure way of having perfect teeth. Another advantage of implants is that no adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth/teeth in place.
Don’t waste any more time; get in touch with our specialist to speak about your dental health so that you can have the smile that you deserve. Call us today!