Prevention is our starting point with every patient. We want to help you keep your natural teeth in shape for as long as possible, and to do this, we provide comprehensive dental care targeted at preventing plaque build-up, decay and other oral health issues. Whether it be a root canal, extraction or oral cleaning, we can assist you with your basic dental care needs all in one convenient location.
Your routine dental visits are the most essential part of preventative dental care. The dentists at Dr SG Jauch Dental Practice firmly believe that regular dental check-ups are the key to lifelong oral health. These routine check-ups allow us to monitor your oral health every few months, do a pick up on any issues and provide a thorough cleaning. And the best part? You can bring the whole family along for one visit.
During your visit, you can expect a warm welcome from our team and a comfortable environment that caters to patients of all ages. First, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums to check for any build-up or decay. We also take X-rays to assess the internal structure of the jaw and teeth. Next, the oral hygienist will perform a complete cleaning to remove any surface build-up and bacteria lurking between the teeth.
Should we discover anything of concern, we will do further testing and establish a full treatment plan to clear up any issues. Tooth decay and gum disease progress quickly, so we recommend patients visit us every 6 months for a check-up and cleaning so that we can catch problems early on.
Scale and Polish
Dental cleanings with Dr SG Jauch Dental Practice will make your smile feel brand new! Professional scale and polish cleanings can reach places your toothbrush can’t, as well as remove more debris and surface stains. Our friendly oral hygienist uses modern dental equipment to remove build-up effectively and give your teeth a healthy shine.
First, we scrape away any plaque from between the teeth and along the gum line. The teeth are then rinsed and polished with special dental cleaning material. Finally, we apply a fluoride treatment to the teeth. Fluoride is a mineral that helps strengthen the enamel and prevents decay.
You’ll also be informed of the best methods to maintain your oral care at home, and our staff will be happy to assist if you have any questions.
Root Canal Treatment
If one of your teeth is forcing you to eat soup instead of steak, you might need a root canal. Fortunately, it’s not nearly as scary as you think! The live portion of the tooth, known as the pulp, extends into the root and contains nerve endings and tissues. When the pulp becomes infected, you may experience pain and swelling. If left untreated, you can lose a tooth and experience more gum and jaw concerns.
Root canal therapy treats and preserves teeth with badly infected roots by removing the damaged part of the tooth and infected pulp. At Dr SG Jauch Dental Practice, our root canal treatment is simple and performed in one sitting. We start by numbing the tooth and surrounding gum to ensure a pain-free experience. We will then gently cut into the infected tooth and scrape out all the infected tissue before cleaning the inside of the tooth and using a durable material to seal it and prevent further infection.
Depending on how severely the tooth was impacted, we may just a filling to restructure the tooth or a porcelain filling and crown. We may prescribe an antibiotic to prevent further infection within the tooth.
We will always try our best to preserve your natural teeth, but sometimes a tooth extraction is the only option to remove decayed or damaged teeth that are causing problems. This procedure is performed at our practice, and depending on the tooth being removed, it may be replaced with a dental implant or oral prosthetic.
Tooth extractions are often the last resort for protecting your oral health, but when necessary, we always strive to provide a comfortable experience. Our highly skilled staff will numb the tooth and gum surrounding it with local anaesthesia, so you should not feel anything during the extraction.
There are two ways we can extract teeth:
- Simple: When a tooth is still fully intact, we use forceps to gently rock the tooth loose before pulling it from the jaw socket.
- Complex: If a tooth is damaged and has severe decay, we will need to cut the tooth into smaller pieces and remove each piece.
Once the tooth is out, we will place a cotton ball on the area and ask you to bite down so that a blood clot can form. This clot is essential to the healing of the extraction and must not be disturbed. You may experience some pain in the days following the extraction, but some hold/cold compression and over-the-counter painkillers can help ease the process.
Dental fillings allow us to treat cavities, cracks and damage that occurs to the teeth due to wear and tear, poor oral hygiene and accidents. These are durable restorative materials that protect the natural tooth and prevent further damage.
You may need a filling if you:
- Have a cracked tooth
- Have a cavity
- Have tooth decay
- Had a root canal treatment
We use porcelain fillings to restore our patients’ teeth. Porcelain is not only tooth-coloured and stain-resistant, but it is also extremely durable and can last for up to 15 years. First, we need to remove any decay or dead tissue from the tooth, clean the area, and then bond the porcelain filling to the tooth.
Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that can be taken out and put back into your mouth. In the past, dentures were sometimes uncomfortable and awkward, but today’s dentures are natural looking and more comfortable than before.
You can get either partial or complete dentures depending on how many natural teeth you still have. Partial dentures are false teeth attached to pink plastic that connects to a metal framework in the mouth, whereas complete dentures are full devices with top and bottom teeth that fit into the mouth.
We create your dentures using x-rays and impressions for the perfect fit. First, we’ll fit a model of your potential dentures to check the comfortability before having your final pair made.