If you have old fillings or other restorations and prostheses in your teeth, our specialists will examine their integrity. A meticulous examination of all of your existing fillings, crowns, bridgework, dentures, other dental materials and natural teeth will be performed. Magnification is used so not to miss any fractures, cracked teeth or deterioration.
Occasionally we use intraoral cameras to record significant areas of concern. Sometimes diagnostic models will be required to accurately and completely record significant findings. Many dental restorations can last for number of years, but unfortunately, many do not. A close examination of each restoration in the tooth will be done to evaluate if the restoration is still holding strong or if replacement is deemed necessary. We will also evaluate the aesthetics of your smile and colour of your teeth.
Although having a tooth pulled is usually very safe, the procedure can allow harmful bacteria into the bloodstream. Gum tissue is also at risk of infection. If you have a condition that puts you at high risk for developing a severe infection, you may need to take antibiotics before and after the extraction. Before having a tooth pulled, let your dentist know your complete medical history, the medications.