General & Preventive Care

Oral examinations here at Allard Station Dental include a clinical checkup, documentation finding, periodontal inquiry, analysis and treatment propositions. We will check for plaque and tartar buildup and initial signs and symptoms of periodontal disease.

We will also take an x-ray to check for cavities in between teeth, as well as dental radiographs and lab observation. All of these methods are necessary to provide a level of care that is precise to the needs of every individual patient.

We at Allard Station Dental highly suggest for patients to have a routine dental cleaning every six months or as recommended by our dentists. While we do encourage patients to regularly floss and brush at home to maintain good oral and overall well being, a dental cleaning helps remove plaque and tartar buildup which can’t be removed by brushing or flossing.

Additionally, dental cleanings helps check for initial signs of periodontal disease and possible oral cancer and also check for cavities..

Within the teeth, under the dentin is a layer of tissue called the pulp. This is necessary while the teeth are still growing since it nourishes the teeth as they grow but teeth can still survive without the pulp when they are fully grown.

The pulp can get infected for a number of reasons, one of them being tooth decay. Infected pulp can infect the surrounding gums and neighbouring teeth, so if your dentist recommends a root canal treatment, consider getting one as you could potentially be saving all of your teeth.

In a Root Canal Therapy, the infected pulp is removed from the tooth by drilling a hole through the crown to access the pulp. The pulp chamber is cleaned with very small instruments, after which it is shaped and filled to seal the pulp chamber. Your teeth will function just like any of your other teeth after the procedure, although it may feel different for a few days afterwards.

Cavity can be very unsightly and confidence-lowering, especially if they’re on the front set of teeth. They can also cause sensitivity which makes eating very unpleasant. Tooth-coloured fillings are here to help with that.

Tooth-coloured fillings are used to fill up the gaps caused by bacteria, preventing any further damage as well as eliminating your sensitivity. Their colour will also make your teeth look like they were never damaged in the first place.

The filling process starts with an anaesthetic to numb the area of the tooth to be filled. A drill, abrasion instrument or laser is used to clean out decay, followed by another cleanup of bacteria and debris. If the area to be filled is close to the root, liner of glass ionomer, composite resin, or other material is used to protect the nerve. The tooth is then filled, finished and polished.

Cavity can be very unsightly and confidence-lowering, especially if they’re on the front set of teeth. They can also cause sensitivity which makes eating very unpleasant. Tooth-coloured fillings are here to help with that.

Oral Cancer screening helps with detecting mouth cancer and precancerous lesions that may lead to mouth cancer at an early stage, when there is a greater chance of curing the cancer.

Our team of dental professionals can help detect minor changes in gum tissue that may indicate the presence of cancerous or precancerous cells.

Wisdom teeth are the last four teeth to erupt and they appear around the ages of 18-26 years old. By that time, there’s a possibility that there’s not enough space in your mouth for these teeth, causing them to erupt while pushing against neighbouring molars, causing intense pain. They may also erupt partially or stay beneath your gums (impacted).

If your wisdom teeth do not erupt properly, you will most likely experience a lot of pain on one side of the face. Impacted wisdom teeth can also become breeding ground for infectious bacteria, which can damage healthy molars, the gums and other neighbouring teeth, and if left untreated, a section of your jaw may become damaged. Your dentist may recommend getting them extracted to prevent infection.

The wisdom tooth surgery procedure starts with an anesthetic to numb the area of extraction and a sedative so you’ll be unconscious during the whole procedure. The type of anaesthesia to use depends on your oral surgeon. The oral surgeon then makes an incision on your gums to reveal the tooth and the tooth is cut into sections to make extraction easier. After all of the pieces of the tooth are extracted, the socket is cleaned of any debris and the surrounding gum is stitched, and gauze is placed over the extraction site to promote healing.

For the next week or two after the procedure, it is best to eat only soft or liquid food and to stay away from cigarettes and tobacco if you’re a smoker to prevent the blood clot from being dislodged; should this happen, you will experience intense pain and a foul taste when eating. Consult your dental professional as soon as you experience these after the procedure.