What Do General Procedures Include?
General dentistry covers a broad spectrum of procedures, including dental exams, and diagnostics, such as CAT scans and x-rays. We offer wisdom tooth removal, dentures, dental bonding, dental hygiene and cleaning, root canals, dental bridges, dental sealants, tooth extractions, fluoride treatments, dental implant restorations, dental mouth guard and night guards. At Georgian Dental, we take a holistic approach to dentistry which takes your oral and overall health into consideration when treating you. We make use of cutting-edge dentistry techniques to give you a beautiful smile and a healthy mouth.
Dentures are replacements for your missing teeth. You can remove the dentures and put them back in your mouth. While they do take a little getting used to, they are natural looking and more comfortable today than ever before. The acrylic base, which is flesh in color, is designed to fit snugly over the gums, and the base of the higher denture will cover your palate, while the lower denture is shaped in a horseshoe style to accommodate the tongue. It is important to look after your dentures with the help of a gentle cleanser. Always keep the dentures moist when you are not using them.
There are two types of dentures: partial and full. The partial variety is attached to a metal frame that will be connected to your natural teeth and fill in where your teeth have been removed. Full dentures are used when all your natural teeth have been extracted.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Before a wisdom tooth is removed, you will be given a local anesthetic that numbs the area. If more than one wisdom tooth is removed, you may be given a general anesthetic to prevent pain in your entire body and help you sleep through the procedure. During a wisdom tooth removal, we will open your gum tissue over the tooth and then remove bone that may be covering your tooth. We then separate the tissue that connects the tooth and bone and remove the tooth.
Once the tooth has been pulled, you may experience slight pain and swelling, and during your recovery, you should avoid solid foods, hot or fizzy beverages, and alcohol. You may even have to avoid brushing your teeth during your first recovery day. Typically, it takes three to four days to recover from wisdom tooth removal.
Dental bonding involves the application of a tooth-colored plastic to repair chipped, decayed, fractured, and discolored teeth. Bonding can also make your teeth look longer. You don’t need several dental exams for dental bonding as it can be done in a single visit.
Once a color has been chosen, your dentist will etch the surface of your tooth to roughen it slightly and then lightly coat it with a conditioning liquid. Once your tooth is ready, the resin is applied and molded until it is the precise form. The material is then hardened with a laser or ultraviolet light. Once the material hardens, it is further trimmed and shaped and then polished to match the rest of your tooth surface. Dental bonding is an affordable cosmetic procedure that can sometimes be used as an alternative to fillings or to protect the root of a tooth.
No one is immune to dental problems. Besides maintaining a proper care routine at home, you should schedule regular dental exams and a dental cleaning every six months. Good dental hygiene includes keeping teeth free of debris, keeping bad breath at bay, and keeping your gums pink and strong. If your gums bleed and hurt when you brush or floss, you should visit your dentist as it could indicate a deeper problem.
Maintaining good dental hygiene is one of the most important things for teeth and gums. Healthy teeth ensure you look good, feel good, speak properly, and make it possible to eat all the things you enjoy. Daily care should include brushing and flossing to stop problems before they develop.