Regular dental cleanings performed by a professional dental hygienists, along with your at-home care routine, are fundamental to maintaining your oral health. Plaque and tooth decay are often not seen by the naked eye, yet are the primary causes of tooth loss in adults. Getting a dental cleaning every six months is recommended to keep plaque and tartar in check.
If you have not seen a family dentist for over a year, a new patient exam is recommended. This will give our dentists the opportunity to assess your current state of oral health and to recommend preventive and restorative dentistry that is necessary to keep your teeth healthy and beautiful. Very often, x-rays are required to be able to see below the gumline and inside the tooth for problems not visible to the naked eye. A new patient exam is recommended, once every 3 years, depending on your oral health.
Dental Examinations, Dental Cleanings and Topical Fluoride
We offer the utilization of nitrous oxide for restorative treatment and extractions here in the office.
Not only do our Toronto family dentists understand how children’s teeth change with age, but they also recognize that children may fear going to the dentist. Our family dentists have a gentle approach so that children will develop positive associations with regular dental checkups and build good oral hygiene habits for life.
Dental Fillings And Root Canals
Tooth Decay is an Infectious Disease
What is the difference between
having a cavity and needing a root canal?
First we need to understand the difference between a cavity and a root canal. Cavities are extremely common and caused by plaque buildup that eventually causes tooth decay. While cavities can range in severity, the tooth is not as damaged as it is when needing a root canal. Cavities can be fixed in one single visit by applying a filling made of either white composite resin or silver amalgam. Decay on the surface of the tooth, not in the root, can easily be fixed with a dental filling.
When a root canal is needed, there is severe decay and an infection deep in the tooth pulp that will become worse over time. Needing a root canal is a more involved procedure, and the difference for many begins with the amount of pain they experience. This is because needing a root canal means there is an infection deep in the canal of the tooth and the nerve is severely inflamed and infected. It is important to note that not all teeth that require a root canal cause pain, and this is why many are confused as to why their Toronto dentist suggests a root canal versus a dental filling. Call our Toronto family dentistry office for an appointment today!
If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms,
don’t hesitate to visit us at Eringate Dental for a root canal therapy consultation.
Sensitivity to hot and cold
Sharp, acute and intense pain
Throbbing and sharp pain while biting down
Tenderness and swelling in the nearby gums
Gum Disease Therapy
Periodontal disease is one of the most common diseases of humans. Not only can gum disease cause oral pain, discomfort and tooth loss, it can also seriously affect a person’s overall health. The connection between oral infections and other diseases in the body is becoming understood and accepted within the health-care community. Periodontal disease is a contagious, chronic bacterial infection that affects the gum tissue, bone and attachment fibres that support the teeth and hold them in place.
Gum disease starts slowly without any pain and may not be apparent until there are serious side effects, like bleeding gums. If left untreated, gum disease can result in abscesses or the complete destruction of the tooth supporting tissues and, ultimately, tooth loss.
Signs and Symptoms of Gum Disease:
Red, swollen or tender gums
Gums that bleed when brushing or flossing
Deep pockets (the space between the gums and the teeth)
Tooth sensitivity for no apparent reason
Loose or shifting teeth
Pus around the gums and teeth
Chronic bad breath
With regular and proper oral care, gum disease can be prevented, controlled or even reversed in the early stages by one of our Toronto family dentists. Book your appointment today!
Do you or your child grind or clench your teeth?
Book a Dental Appointment Today!
If you are ready to find out how our experienced Toronto family dentists can care for the oral health of your entire family, please visit Eringate Dental Clinic today, or call (416) 695-9372, or click on the button below to fill our online form to schedule an appointment. We proudly serve patients in the Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton areas.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- (twice a month)
Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- (twice a month)