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General Dentistry

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General Dentistry

General Information

We offer a range of general dental services such as:

  • Oral Health Examination (Routine Check Up)
  • Dental X-rays
  • Prophylaxis (Scaling and Polishing)
  • Oral Hygiene Instruction
  • Fluoride therapy
  • Gum treatment
  • Dental Fillings
    • Direct restorations (composite and amalgam)
    • Indirect restorations (inlays and onlays)
  • Root canal treatment
  • Extractions
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dentures
  • Mouthguard and splints

As a rule of thumb, everyone should visit the dentist for a routine check up at least twice a year. Patients who are at a higher risk of dental disease or who suffer from active dental disease (e.g. dental decay, gum disease) may benefit from shorter intervals between visits (e.g. 3-6 months).

The dentist will examine your teeth, gums, underlying jaw bone, and other soft tissues for signs of disease. This includes checking your teeth for decay, your gums and jaw bone for periodontal (gum) disease, and soft tissues (e.g., tongue, cheeks, palate) for signs of oral pathology. Where indicated, dental x-rays may be taken in order to ensure a thorough examination and accurate diagnosis of your dental condition.


Dental X-rays are needed in order to ensure a thorough dental examination and accurate diagnosis of your oral condition. They enable the dentist to see areas not visible to the naked eye. Without x-rays, it may not be possible for your dentist to diagnose and treat dental disease that you may have.

Dental x-rays are very safe.

At our clinic, we use digital x-ray films which result in a much lower radiation exposure compared to traditional film x-rays. Additionally, protective equipment such as lead aprons are used to protect patients from radiation exposure. Our x-ray equipment is regularly monitored to ensure that it remains safe to use for all patients.

Where children are concerned, the x-ray machine settings are adjusted to ensure that the child receives as little exposure to radiation as possible.

The following diagram gives a useful reference on the amount of radiation from a dental x-ray for the average adult.


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