General Dentistry in Orangeville
If you are looking for a dentist to maintain and improve your oral health, visit us at Heritage Dental Centre. Our dentists perform a range of routine procedures, including comprehensive oral exams, dental hygiene, root canals, and tooth extractions.
Oral Exams & New Patient Exams
At Heritage Dental, we provide comprehensive dental care for your entire family, including general dentistry procedures and routine exams to maintain your oral health. We recommend visiting a dental professional at least once a year for routine check-ups and for teeth cleaning to ensure the continued health of your teeth and gums.
Dental Hygiene Appointments
Good dental hygiene involves more than just brushing and flossing your teeth at home. Food particles can become trapped between the gums and teeth and harden over time. Flossing can help to remove some of this plaque, but heavy buildup, known as tartar, can damage your teeth and gums over time.
The dental pulp is made of nerves and blood vessels and is found inside the hard white surface of the tooth. When holes or cavities develop on the surface, bacteria can enter the tooth, causing an infection in the dental pulp. A root canal is a common dental procedure that is used to treat an infection.
Food particles can get stuck in the crevices of the teeth, resulting in decay. Dental sealants are commonly recommended for children and adults as a preventative measure to protect the teeth from decay. The procedure is relatively quick as the sealant is simply applied to the chewing surface of the teeth.
Having a tooth extraction involves having your tooth removed from its socket. While it is always preferable to save the natural teeth, there are cases where restorative methods like dental fillings or crowns are not sufficient. In instances where your tooth is badly damaged and beyond repair, an extraction may be necessary.
Dental X-rays, which are conducted during routine appointments, are essential, as they allow your dentist to examine areas of the teeth that are not accessible during a visual exam. At Heritage Dental Centre, we use digital X-rays, which are quick and easy to perform, with minimal discomfort to our patients.
Gum grafting may be recommended by your dentist if your gums have receded, become thin, or are affected by disease. This procedure can help to prevent tooth loss, replace lost tissue, and alleviate pain and sensitivity caused by thinning or diseased gums.
Oral Cancer Screening
It is important to get regular oral cancer screenings to detect and treat the disease early. During your oral exam, your dentist will check your mouth, face, neck, and jaw for lumps or discolouration. If you notice any irregularities, schedule an appointment with your dentist.