We are committed to being an enthusiastic dental team, excited about caring for our patients and their families by offering a wide range of General Dentistry services. Healthy teeth and gums not only help you maintain a beautiful smile, they also contribute to your overall health by preventing infection and reducing the incidence of oral decay.
Bad breath, also known medically as halitosis, is a common problem for patients. What causes it?
• Lack of Saliva
• Food Odour
• Skipping Meals
• Poor Dental Hygiene
• Gum Disease
• Medical Conditions
• Drinking Alcohol, Coffee and Tea
Dental hygiene is important because your oral health can affect your overall health. Periodontal disease (gum disease) has been directly linked to other health concerns, such as heart disease.
The good news is that periodontal disease is preventable and treatable! If caught early, it can be reversed. Good oral hygiene can help prevent gum disease, but regular dental check-ups are essential to early detection, especially in those with a family history of the disease.
Fillings are used to fix broken teeth, to fill a cavity, or to replace old fillings that might be damaged or need repair. We will first remove all of the decay from the tooth and then place the filling to prevent further infection or decay. At Spencer Dentistry, we recommend the use of tooth colored composite fillings but they may also be fabricated out of amalgam (silver filling), gold or porcelain.
Practicing good oral hygiene at home, in combination with regular visits to the dentist, can help you avoid gum disease.
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in Canadian adults. However, most cases of gum disease are actually preventable. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, results from a bacterial infection in your gums. It affects the gum tissue surrounding your teeth.
We use soft tissue management to help you prevent issues and maintain your oral health. During your routine check-up, your dental hygienist will check for signs of gum disease. Our team will then develop a personalized treatment plan based on your current status.
Root Canal Therapy
Our dentists may recommend root canal therapy for patients who have developed an inner soft-tissue infection. At the center of your tooth is the pulp. Pulp is a collection of nerve tissue, blood vessels and other cells that help to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature which leads to a toothache, or constant pain in the tooth and gums.
Since this type of infection cannot clear up on its own, a root canal might be necessary. Dr. Spencer will evaluate your oral health and in order to help prevent infections from worsening, root canals may be recommended.
Want to learn more about how we can help you or schedule an appointment? Give us a call at 519-474-2626 today!
Spencer Dentistry’s cosmetic options include porcelain veneers and dental implants.
We offer Nitrous Oxide for patients who are anxious about their dental appointments.
We pride ourselves on personal, attentive service centered around building lasting relationships. We offer a variety of dental solutions and invite you to experience the difference our amazing staff can make in both your oral and overall health.