How can we help you?
We believe that the best dental outcomes can be achieved when our patients are an active part of the process.
Every question you ask is an opportunity for us to explain things to you in a way that helps you feel confident about the care you're receiving and how a particular treatment affects the future of your oral health care.
We've shared a few of the questions we hear most often below. You probably have plenty of your own, though, so please don't ever hesitate to contact our dental office, and we'll find the answers you're looking for.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
The general rule of thumb for dental visits is twice a year for both cleanings and exams.
Dental exams allow us to monitor the state of your oral health, which in turn helps us resolve small problems before they become big problems. Routine cleanings keep your teeth healthy and are your best defense against problems like gum disease.
What to Expect at a Dental Exam in our Barrie Clinic
Periodic exams – Having your routine exam twice yearly allows Dr. Joo to identify any potential conditions early so that we can treat them right away. In most cases, when we catch a condition in its early stages, it is both less invasive and less costly to treat.
Professional dental cleanings – Even if you brush and floss, you still need a professional dental cleaning at least twice yearly to remove tartar and bacteria that build up between your teeth and beneath your gum line. The dental cleanings we offer vary based on your health. For instance, if you develop advanced periodontal disease, we will often recommend a deep cleaning to eliminate the infection.
Panoramic x-rays – We use panoramic x-rays to diagnose and treat such problems as dental infection, decay, and bone loss. Panoramic x-rays can even help us identify cysts and tumors that might have otherwise gone undiagnosed.
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Whatever the current state of your oral health, our goal is for you to enjoy the benefits of a healthy smile. If you’re due for an exam and cleaning, please give us a call.
It is very important to see a dentist when you notice you may have an abscess.
What is an abscessed tooth?
An abscessed tooth is a very painful infection. It is most commonly caused by severe tooth decay. Other causes may include, trauma to the tooth, and gingivitis or gum disease.
Abscesses are usually located at the root of a tooth or in between the gum of teeth. Often times it will look like a bubble or swelling on the gums usually filled with pus (a thick yellowish fluid). In most cases, you will need a root canal or extraction right away to relieve the pain of the tooth in question. However, sometimes it is necessary to complete a course of antibiotics to clear the infection prior to starting treatment.
Contact Our Barrie ON Dental Clinic
If you can't get to a dentist right away, going to the hospital or walk-in clinic for a prescription for antibiotics is always ideal! As the antibiotic fights off the infection, the pain will start to go away. However, it is recommended that you see a dentist as soon as you are completed with your prescription, as antibiotics will only clear the infection temporarily. Your abscess will return unless the tooth gets the treatment it needs. Call our Barrie, ON dental office today!