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General and Preventative Dentistry

General dentistry and preventative dentistry are the cornerstones of a healthy smile. Our dedicated team is committed to providing comprehensive care to help you maintain optimal oral health. From routine cleanings and exams to personalized treatment plans, we prioritize prevention to keep your smile bright and healthy for years to come. Trust us to be your partners in achieving and maintaining a beautiful, healthy smile.

Comprehensive Dental Check Up and Clean

Keeping your smile healthy and beautiful is our number one priority. One of the most important ways you can help do good by your mouth is to visit us for twice-yearly checkup and cleans.

At Dentist @ Westleigh, we’re proud to welcome patients of all ages and walks of life to schedule a general clean with us to ensure your oral health is in tip-top shape.

What Happens During a Checkup and Cleaning?

During these important visits, we have the chance to:

  • Take x-rays to look for changes or problems

  • Scale and thoroughly clean your teeth

  • Perform a fluoride treatment (if necessary)

  • Make recommendations for further custom treatments

Screen your mouth for problems before they turn serious, including infections, tooth decay, oral cancer and more. Checkup and cleans are designed to keep your smile beaming for years to come, and give our dentist a chance to provide their expertise when it comes to your oral health.

At Dentist @ Westleigh, we’re happy to welcome nervous or anxious patients, and always take measures to ensure you’re comfortable and relaxed in our care. When you’re with us, we see you as a part of our family, and hope you’ll feel at home in the practice with us.

Tooth Extractions

Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, but most commonly to remove teeth which have become unrestorable through tooth decayperiodontal disease, or dental trauma, especially when they are associated with toothache. Sometimes impacted wisdom teeth (wisdom teeth that are stuck and unable to grow normally into the mouth) cause recurrent infections of the gum, and may be removed when other conservative treatments have failed. In orthodontics, if the teeth are crowded, healthy teeth may be extracted to create space so the rest of the teeth can be straightened.

How long does it take to recover from tooth extraction?

How long does it take to recover from a tooth extraction? It depends on the complexity of your case. However, most people feel back to normal in just a few days. While you'll be able to return to routine activities within 48 to 72 hours.

How painful is a tooth extraction?

As your tooth is removed, you shouldn't be able to feel any pain. However, you may still feel some pulling or pressure in the extracted tooth area.

Dental Sealant

Dental sealants are applied onto teeth to help prevent tooth decay. Sealants fill up the small grooves and pits on your teeth that are hard to clean, making a smooth, easy-to-clean surface.

Dental X-Rays (Radiographs)

We invest in modern digital dental x-rays to get a complete image of your teeth and mouth and view the images immediately.  Our dentists can then identify problems and custom treat the problem.

If you’re a new patient, you’ll probably undergo dental X-rays so that we can get a clear picture of your dental health. This is especially important if you don’t have any X-rays from your previous dentist. 

Periapical Radiography

A periapical radiography shows your entire tooth, from the crown to the root tip. This type of X-ray helps us detect decay, gum disease, bone loss and any other abnormalities of your tooth or surrounding bone.

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OPG (Orthopantogram) X-Ray Machine

Our practice uses the OPG machine to scan 2D panoramic dental x-rays of your upper and lower jaw. Panoramic x-rays allow images of multiple angles to be taken to make up the composite panoramic image, where the maxilla (upper jaw) and mandible (lower jaw) are in the viewed area.​  Our dentists can also inspect the number, position and growth of all the teeth including those that have not yet surfaced or erupted through the gum using OPG.

CBCT (Cone-beam computed tomography) Systems

Dental cone beam computed tomography (CT) is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. Your doctor may use this technology to produce three dimensional (3-D) images of your teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan.

This procedure requires little to no special preparation. 

How does the procedure work?

During a CBCT examination, the C-arm or gantry rotates around the head in a complete 360-degree rotation while capturing multiple images from different angles that are reconstructed to create a single 3-D image.

What will I experience during and after the procedure?

You will not experience any pain during a CBCT exam, and you will be able to return to your normal activities once the exam is complete.

What are the benefits?

  • The focused x-ray beam reduces scatter radiation, resulting in better image quality.

  • A single scan produces a wide variety of views and angles that can be manipulated to provide a more complete evaluation.

  • CBCT scans provide more information than conventional dental x-ray, allowing for more precise treatment planning.

  • CBCT scanning is painless, noninvasive and accurate.

  • A major advantage of CBCT is its ability to image bone and soft tissue at the same time.

Dental check up, scale and clean, fluoride treatment
Tooth Extractions
Dental Sealant
Dental X-Rays

How can we help you achieve great oral health? Contact one

of our teams today.

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