General Dentistry Near You
At Riverside Dental Centre, our priority is to provide every patient with exceptional dental care. Your oral health is directly related to your overall wellbeing. That’s why our team strives to provide the tools and knowledge needed to achieve optimal oral health. From quality dental cleanings to oral exams, we have all the services necessary to maintain your oral health.
Our dental clinic in Red Deer is proud to provide our community with the comprehensive dental care they can trust.
Comprehensive Oral Exam
Oral exams are key to detecting and preventing oral health problems from progressing. We will examine your teeth, gums, lips, soft tissues, and tongue for any abnormalities. X-rays will also be taken to check for cavities, bone loss, and other oral health issues that cannot be seen with the naked eye.
Dental cleanings are vital to preventing gum disease and tooth decay. After plaque has turned to tartar, it is no longer removable with at-home brushing. Our hygienists will thoroughly remove the tartar and plaque buildup on your teeth, polish your teeth, and provide fluoride to protect and strengthen your teeth.
Gum grafting is a procedure performed to prevent gum recession from progressing further. Our dentist will take healthy tissues from other parts of your mouth to attach to your gums. This procedure helps protect your tooth’s roots and prevents further exposure.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer screenings are painless and take a few minutes to complete. Our dentist will check for signs of abnormalities and lesions of bacterial growth or oral cancer development. Early detection can significantly increase your survival rate and prevent the cancer from progressing.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canals are performed to prevent extractions. When tooth decay is left untreated, it eventually spreads to the roots and nerves of your tooth. Once the nerves and roots die, your tooth will also begin to die. During a root canal, we will remove the decay and clean your tooth.
Dental sealants are applied to the difficult-to-reach pits and grooves of your molars. The sealants act as a barrier, preventing bacteria and food particles from sticking to your teeth. This helps prevent cavities and tooth decay in children. However, adults who are cavity-prone can also benefit from sealants.
Tooth extractions are required when teeth are excessively decayed, extra teeth, or to make room for orthodontic treatment. Our dentist will always try to preserve your natural teeth. However, in some cases, a tooth extraction is the only viable option. In these cases, extracting a tooth will help improve your oral health.
X-rays are included in a comprehensive dental exam. The X-rays help our dentist identify cavities, decay, wisdom tooth growth, and bone loss that is not visible to the naked eye. They are also useful to check on previous dental restorations.