General Dentistry

General and Preventive Care in Brantford, ON

Our experienced team here at Pearl Dental Centre believes in providing the best possible dental care to our patients in Brantford through general and preventive dental care. It’s extremely important to detect oral health concerns and conduct appropriate treatment as early as possible. Aside from maintaining a structured oral hygiene routine at home, we also recommend regular oral exams in order to identify signs of tooth decay, disease, or infection so that we can develop a treatment plan to prevent advancing dental issues.

 

The most successful way to detect and prevent serious damage and reduce potential health risks is to ensure you have routine care like annual oral exams and cleanings. We understand that your oral health is an integral part of maintaining your overall physical well-being, as many illnesses can form from untreated issues inside the mouth. Here at Pearl Dental Centre, we offer a variety of comprehensive general dentistry options in Brantford to help meet your dental needs.

Oral Exams

Routine oral exams are essential to detect existing and potential problems with the health of your teeth and gums. We recommend you have an oral exam twice annually to ensure that any concerns with your oral health are caught early. Here at Pearl Dental Centre, we use the latest technologies, including digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, to give you convenient, effective, and comfortable oral exams in Brantford. If we do find any problems during your oral exam, a customized treatment plan can be created to meet your needs. We recommend cleanings every six months and encourage good daily dental hygiene between your visits to ensure healthy teeth and gums.

 

We are equipped with advanced technology to give your mouth an extensive examination and provide you with the most accurate diagnosis of your oral health. During your examination, we will thoroughly evaluate your teeth and gums and detect any current or potential oral health issues that will need to be addressed.

 

To schedule a consultation with the dentist or to book an oral examination, please feel free to contact our office and one of our experienced staff members will gladly assist you.

Dental Cleanings

In order to retain overall good oral health, routine professional dental cleanings can be immensely effective by removing buildup of plaque and harmful bacteria from your teeth and gums. Reduced risk of developing serious oral health issues, including tooth loss and gum disease is another added bonus of obtaining routine dental cleanings. We utilize advanced techniques to clean areas that might be hard to reach or easily missed with at home brushing and flossing techniques. To ensure the highest level of oral health, it is recommended that you receive a dental cleaning at least twice annually, allowing the hygienist to get to those hard-to-reach crevices between your teeth and along your gum line to help you preserve a healthy, sparkling smile.

 

In addition to oral exams, professional dental cleanings are indispensable to maintaining good oral health and prevent the development of serious dental complications. To schedule a professional dental cleaning in Brantford, contact us. Our pleasant team members look forward to answering any questions you may have.

Family Dental Care

Here, at Pearl Dental Centre, we offer a variety of comprehensive dental care treatments for children, teens, and adults. Good dental care to ensure a healthy smile is essential for patients of all ages. Our team members are highly qualified to treat patients of any age, and our office is designed to ensure you and your family are comfortable and relaxed during each and every visit.

 

Our compassionate team of dental professionals understands that the little smile of a child has unique needs so we utilize gentle techniques designed to provide a strong foundation for oral health at a young age. We aim to administer a high level of safety and comfort while still providing the most effective dental care treatment to address your child’s dental needs. It’s our top priority to make you and your family feel completely at ease every time you visit our office in order to build long-lasting relationships with our patients and maintain optimal oral health for generations to come. Feel free to contact us for quality family dental care in Brantford.

Oral Cancer Screening

Research has shown that if detected early, patients diagnosed with oral cancer can have an 80 to 90 percent chance of survival. Sadly, the early stages of oral cancer tend to go unnoticed as symptoms are not visible until the disease advances. Our oral cancer screening test can help identify potentially carcinogenic abnormalities at their earliest stages and provide you with a greater chance for cancer treatment with successful results.

 

During your oral cancer screening in Brantford, we will examine your gums and oral tissues to detect early warning signs and symptoms that are not always visible to the naked eye. It is also important to note that oral cancer may not always display symptoms in its earliest stages. This is why we feel it is crucial that you receive routine screenings to help ensure early detection.

 

If you would like to learn more about oral cancer screening or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Pearl Dental Centre today. Our experienced and friendly staff will be happy to answer any of your questions and schedule you in.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canals are nothing to fear anymore. Here at Pearl Dental Centre, we employ advanced dentistry technology to ensure faster and more comfortable root canal procedures. Root canal therapy, or endodontic therapy, is necessary when the nerves inside the tooth become infected. To address this concern, we will sterilize the infected nerves inside the tooth that has been severely damaged or decayed. Following the extraction of bacteria from inside the tooth, the nerve chamber of the tooth will be sealed with a durable filling material and the tooth will often require a porcelain crown to provide long-lasting protection.

 

The entire root canal therapy process takes approximately two hours to complete, eliminating the need for multiple appointments and temporary restorations between visits. If you feel this is a procedure you need, please call our office and schedule a consultation for root canal therapy in Brantford with our dentist.

Periodontal Care

Periodontics is the area in dentistry that focuses on caring and maintaining the gums and other soft tissues of the mouth. If your gums are unhealthy, that can be a threat to not only your oral health, but also your overall physical health. And a healthy smile isn’t complete without healthy gums. Gum disease does not have a cure, and as it progresses, it can lead to severe oral problems, including tooth loss and even increased risks to your overall physical health.

 

Fortunately, with the advanced technology and techniques in today’s field of dentistry we are able to offer our patients efficient treatments designed to reduce the effects of gum disease and strop its advancement. It’s important to get treated for gum disease because when left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to a number of issues, including habitual bad breath, tooth loss, and bite alignment complications. And in some intense cases, heart disease or stroke. At Pearl Dental Centre, we offer quality periodontal care in Brantford so that your oral health is maintained.

How Do I Know If I Have Gum Disease?

If you’re experiencing gingivitis, the earliest stages of periodontal disease, you will notice red, swollen, or bleeding gums. If the disease advances, other symptoms that may occur, include:

  • Loose teeth

  • Gum recession

  • Sensitive gums

  • Tooth loss

  • Bone loss

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom tooth is the name given to the last or third molar in your mouth, which usually develops in your late teens, or early adulthood – hence the name “wisdom” teeth. At Pearl Dental Centre, we recommend wisdom teeth be removed when there is a risk of damage to nearby teeth, disease, infection, or tooth crowding. The dentist will first examine your wisdom and surrounding teeth to determine the best course of action for resolving any complications. Prior to extracting one or more wisdom teeth, our seasoned dentist will give you a local anesthetic to numb the area the tooth will be removed from. If several or all of your wisdom teeth will be removed at the same time, the dentist will then administer a general anesthetic which will prevent pain and will cause you to sleep through the procedure. Contact us for expert wisdom tooth extraction in Brantford.

Why It Is Done

Wisdom teeth are extracted to correct an actual problem or to prevent problems that may come up in the future. Some of the problems that can occur when wisdom teeth come in are:

  • Your jaw may not be large enough for them, and they may become impacted and unable to break through your gums.

  • Your wisdom teeth may break partway through your gums, causing a flap of gum tissue to grow over them. Food and germs can get trapped under the flap and cause your gums to become red, swollen, and painful. These are signs of infection.

  • More serious problems can develop from impacted teeth, such as infection, damage to other teeth and bone, or a cyst.

  • One or more of your wisdom teeth may come in at an awkward angle, with the top of the tooth facing forward, backward, or to either side.

If you are looking for a no-obligation consultation regarding wisdom tooth extraction in Brantford, please give our office a call and one of our friendly staff members will gladly answer your questions or schedule a consultation with the dentist.

Oral Surgery

With advanced dental technology, we’re able to offer our patients a faster and more comfortable oral surgery procedure. This procedure can be a necessary component of several reconstructive treatments, and it can also be used to perform more intricate dental procedures, including tooth extractions and bone grafting. Here, at Pearl Dental Centre, we utilize contemporary surgery techniques which are designed to solve your oral concerns and restore proper function and aesthetics to your smile.

 

Additionally, oral surgery can be combined with dental sedation in order to alleviate any discomfort or anxiety you may have and ensure a relaxed and comfortable dental experience. If you are interested in a specific treatment that may require oral surgery in Brantford, please do not hesitate to contact us and schedule a consultation with our seasoned dentist.

Tooth-coloured Fillings

With advancements rapidly growing in dentistry technology, we are able to offer our patients tooth-coloured fillings in Brantford to restore and strengthen teeth that have been damaged from cavities and decay. Unlike the amalgam (metal) fillings of the past, tooth coloured fillings blend in with the colour of your teeth and provide not only a more durable solution but also maintain natural-looking results making your fillings virtually undetectable.

 

Metal fillings of the past are often associated with potential health risks due to mercury content. With tooth-coloured fillings, those health risks are eliminated, and the composite resin used today is safe, strong, and can be used on patients of all ages, which makes it a superior alternative. If you currently have metal fillings and would like to replace them with tooth-coloured fillings to enhance the look of your smile, please feel free to contact our office.

Sedation Dentistry

We understand that fear of the dentist is extraordinarily common. Maybe you’ve had a bad experience with another dentist or a particular treatment in the past. Whatever your reason is, we want to make your visit to our dentistry a comfortable one. At Pearl Dental Centre, we offer sedation dentistry in Brantford to help ease any worries you may have and also provide additional comfort to see you through your treatment. Don’t let dental anxiety prevent you from receiving the care you need. Here, at Pearl Dental Centre, we have a number of dental sedation options to help you overcome your fears and discomfort and calmly achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you’ve always desired.

 

Our approach to keeping our patients comfortable and calm includes nitrous oxide and oral medication. These methods are designed to keep you in a relaxed state of mind prior to undergoing a dental treatment. If you’re feeling concerned, give us a call and one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members will be happy to discuss your concerns or answer any questions you may have regarding your treatment.

Benefits of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry offers anxious dental patients a way to reduce stress and achieve a more comfortable treatment. Sometimes referred to as “sleep” dentistry, these techniques can help patients who:

  • Are nervous at the thought of needles and dental treatment overall

  • Are uncomfortable with the sights, sounds, tastes, and smells associated with a dental office

  • Have sensitive teeth and gums

  • Have difficulty getting numb

  • Have a sensitive gag reflex

  • Are anxious about having dental conditions that may require an extensive treatment process

Sedation dentistry can also be very beneficial for patients who are having multiple treatments performed in combination, such as that with smile makeovers or full mouth restorations.

Sleep Apnea & Snore Guards

We all know that snoring can be an inconvenience and not only to you, but to your partner or others around you by interrupting their sleep. Sleep apnea can also lead to serious health risks, including hypertension, cardiac arrest, stroke, and depression. If you, or someone you know suffer from severe snoring or breathing pauses during sleep, contact Pearl Dental Centre to schedule an appointment. We offer reliable solutions to sleep apnea and provide snore guards in Brantford.

 

Our dental professional will examine you and recommend you go for a sleep study to diagnose the condition. After sleep apnea diagnosis is confirmed, our dentist at Pearl Dental Centre will then discuss with you a variety of treatment options like snore guards that are available at our dentistry.

TMJ

Severe jaw pain shouldn’t prevent you from enjoying life. Temporomandibular joint disorder or more commonly known as TMJ or TMD – is a condition that affects the area where the jawbone attaches to the skull. Natural motions of the jaw when chewing or speaking can cause severe pain and discomfort if you have TMJ. Common symptoms of TMJ include headaches, jaw and facial pain, dizziness, and popping sensations. More severe cases of TMJ can often spread pain throughout the body, sometimes causing back and shoulder pain.

 

Here, at Pearl Dental Centre, our seasoned professionals are experienced in diagnosing and treating TMJ in Brantford. They utilize contemporary and custom oral appliances such as nightguards to properly align the jaw, relieve pain, and reduce stress on the jaw joint.

Causes of TMJ Disorder

There can be many reasons an individual develops TMJ, but the more common list includes:

  • Teeth grinding and clenching

  • Arthritis in the jaw joint

  • Stress

  • Jaw imbalance / misalignment

  • Simple overuse

  • Movement of the joint cushioning (TMJ disk)

  • Injury to the jaw joint or jaw

  • Injury to the tendons and musculature of the head and neck

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