Here at Parkhill we offer a full range of dental services to our patients, from dental checkups and hygiene visits to cosmetic dental treatments such as dental implants and teeth whitening.
General dentistry encompasses an outstanding array of services and procedures at Parkhill Dental all with a common goal: to help you to preserve your natural teeth as long as possible, making sure of your oral health and its maintenance, and keeping you looking and feeling great throughout life.
Does oral health really affect the well being of other aspects of your life? You would be surprised, good oral health actually contributes to an overall healthier body. In fact, medical research has revealed links between common oral infections and serious general health conditions including cardiovascular disease. Therefore maintaining the health of your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues contributes more than just to help keep a bright smile.
Ideally this should start as soon as your teeth erupt as a child, so that health-promoting habits can develop early. Even toddlers can benefit from a trip to Parkhill Dental to be examined for early signs of tooth decay and to become accustomed to the place where many important preventive visits will be performed throughout childhood and beyond. Every stage of life carries with it particular oral health concerns, and your dentist at Parkhill is trained to address every one of them.
General Dentistry Procedures
Modern dentistry offers a complete range of services to make sure your teeth remain healthy, function as they should and look great. These procedures include:
- Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease
- Crowns & Bridges, to replace lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth keeping your smile whole
- Dental Implants, for replacement teeth that last forever
- Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that unfortunately cannot be saved
- Fillings, to restore decayed teeth
- Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early
- Orthodontics, to give you the straight teeth you’ve always wanted
- Removable Dentures, to help you smile again
- Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth
- Sealants, to help prevent cavities
- TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing
- Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible
When to Visit the Dentist
Just like how you wouldn’t only take your car to the garage when something was wrong you shouldn’t just go to the dentist when there is a problem. Unfortunately that is usually the time most people pay a visit to their Dentist.
This is a shame, because they are missing out on the many preventive services that can save discomfort, expense and complications down the road. Regular dental visits are essential to make sure oral health problems — from tooth decay to oral cancer — are detected and treated in a timely manner. Everyone is different and some may need to see the dentist more often than others to stay on top of problems like plaque buildup and gum disease, but everyone should go at least once per year.
Your regular dental visits will include a thorough oral exam to check the health of your teeth and gums; and oral cancer screening to spot any suspicious signs early; and a professional cleaning to remove stubborn deposits and make your teeth look and feel great. So don’t miss out on the many benefits general dentistry at Parkhill could offer to you and your family!
What happens at a Dental Check-Up?
During a dental check-up at Parkhill your dentist will start by carrying out a thorough assessment of your oral hygiene routine. This includes not only a discussion about how you take care of your teeth at home (which we can offer advice on) but will also take into account your regular dietary habits, lifestyle and general health issues. Together we can identify whats going right and what could
For instance, we will discuss how much sugar you consume in your diet in the form of sugary food and drinks which will help us assess whether you’re at risk of tooth decay. We may discuss general health issues and how this can affect your mouth disease risks and impact your oral hygiene measures. For example, gum disease and infections have a strong association with diabetes and heart-disease. Arthritis in the hands may be affecting your ability to clean all your teeth adequately. Your dentist is able to offer advice on how best to manage your mouth with such conditions.
Smoking and alcohol consumption is a known factor in the development of oral cancer, this will also be discussed as part of your dietary and lifestyle choices. We are also able to signpost you towards effective smoking cessation help. Regular dental check-ups allow the dentist to screen for mouth cancer and ensure any suspicious lesions are managed appropriately.