General Dentistry

General dentistry is the foundation of our dental practice and your long-term dental health. From dental cleanings to periodontal therapy, general dental care focuses on keeping the teeth and gums healthy. At Oakridge North Dental Office in Richmond Hill, we focus on personalized general dentistry, helping patients understand their unique risk factors for oral disease and how best to care for their smile between visits.

Dental Filling

A dental filling is a procedure that repairs and preserves teeth weakened by caries or tooth decay. Caries, also known as tooth decay, are a common health issue caused by a lack of oral hygiene. Sugary foods and beverages that sit on the teeth weaken the enamel, causing tooth decay. When you have a filling, our oral health specialist can clear any deterioration with a drill and other equipment. We will ensure that you feel at ease during the procedure. If necessary, we will use a local anesthetic to guarantee your convenience.

Kids Dentistry

As soon as your child turns 6 months, he or she can see a dentist or an oral health therapist for an oral health evaluation. Dentists understand that there may be anxiety or discomfort, and they also try hard to make the visit as enjoyable as possible. Once Your child visits our dentist or oral health specialist, they will have the chance to get acquainted with our high-tech chair. This consultation consists mainly of a visual examination to ensure that the child’s teeth and gums are regular. Our dentists can also count the child’s teeth using the dental mirror, which is a fun activity that we’ve discovered typically intrigues children!

Sedation dentistry?

A considerable number of the child and adult population has an understandable mistrust of the dentist. Sedation dentistry is used to make dental care more comfortable and anxiety-free for certain patients. It allows people who are reluctant to go to the dentist to get the dental treatment they need while preventing the widespread anxiety known as dental phobia.

Crowns and Bridges

The crown covers or entirely encircles the tooth and is secured with a specialized, protective form of dental cement. A bridge is a dental device that is used to repair one or more broken teeth. The bridge is connected to an adjacent tooth on both sides, and the replacement region is filled with a new porcelain tooth or teeth. Crowns and bridges have a lovely look and provide stability to your bite, allowing you to chew food with ease.

Root canal treatment

Root canal treatment is a dental operation that heals weakened or contaminated pulp in the root canal of a tooth. Drilling a hole through a decayed tooth and scraping the dental pulp are the steps of root canal therapy. The dental pulp comprises blood vessels and nerves that provide the tooth with oxygen, nutrients, and sensation. You can expect some pressure in the area for the first few days after the surgery, but over-the-counter pain relievers may help.

Implants, Dentures

A dental implant is a screw-like anchor that is used to restore natural tooth roots artificially. A dental implant is made of components compliant with the body, such as titanium, and has been used in the upper and lower jaws for decades. They establish a secure foundation for artificial replacement teeth such as dental crowns, braces, and dentures by binding to the jawbone and gum tissue.

Oral surgery, Wisdom Teeth Removal

For most people, their wisdom teeth can develop smoothly, while some aren’t that lucky. Thus they see wisdom teeth as uninvited guests, arriving late and causing problems. Wisdom teeth usually emerge much later than most permanent teeth, typically in late adolescence or early adulthood. If there isn’t enough space in your mouth for these new teeth, or if they grow incorrectly, you may develop an infection, pain, or other problems. Our dentists keep an eye on our patients’ dental health for signs that their wisdom teeth are about to cause problems. You can have your wisdom teeth extracted in our facilities or be referred to an oral surgeon who can treat more complex issues.

Bruxism Treatment (Teeth Grinding), Mouth Guards

You could be grinding your teeth while sleeping. This is referred to as bruxism. It is also challenging to detect bruxism because the signs can be very innocuous on their own. However, waking up with sore teeth, a sore jaw, and a pain headache may indicate that you are grinding your teeth at night. You can also experience a sticky sensation when putting your teeth together in the morning. Often people don’t link headaches and jaw pain to their teeth. In some instances, bruxism patients do not seek treatment until they fear their teeth will fall out. If you have some of these signs, you must see our dentist right away.