Five Popular Treatments in Comprehensive Dentistry

Five Popular Treatments in Comprehensive Dentistry

May 10, 2021

You may not be familiar with the types of care that a comprehensive dentist provides to patients of all ages, so we’re happy to outline the five most common treatments that our Scarborough dentists perform. Keep in mind that this list is not inclusive of all services, so if you have an inquiry about specific care that is not listed, we invite you to call Finch East Dental Care to learn more.

Routine Exams

As one of the most common treatments in comprehensive general dentistry, exams are the foundation of every patient’s oral health. Regular examinations allow our dentist to detect small oral health concerns before they become larger (and often more complicated) ones, such as gum disease, tooth loss, and more.

Professional Teeth Cleaning

Professional cleanings are just as important as routine exams since our dentists and hygienists will remove tartar and plaque buildup that not only affects the freshness of your breath but can affect the health of your teeth, gums, and jawbone if left untreated.

Dental Fillings

Suppose you suspect that you need a dental filling to repair a cavity but are hesitant to seek treatment because you don’t want the appearance of metal in your mouth. In that case, you’ll be pleased to learn that our dentists at Finch East Dental Care provide tooth-colored fillings. We also use the latest equipment, technology, and materials to ensure an anxiety-free procedure with natural-looking results.

Oral Cancer Screening

You may not have considered the need for oral cancer screening before reading this, but studies show that since this form of cancer is on the rise, regular screening is paramount in preventive care. Even if you’ve never smoked or haven’t smoked in years, oral cancer can develop (sometimes without symptoms) anywhere in a patient’s mouth.

Root Canals

Root canals are most commonly performed to repair a damaged tooth by removing the nerve and pulp that is either currently infected or at risk of becoming infected if left untreated. Without receiving root canal therapy, the tooth will become increasingly compromised and could lead to an abscess or the spread of infection into other areas of the body.