When it comes to dental care, acting sooner is always better. At Sidney Centre Family Dentistry, we provide a range of preventative dental services, like routine dental exams in Sidney that will help you keep your smile healthy. Through regular checkups and cleanings, you can prevent future dental problems that may result in large expenses if not taken care of. We also offer same-day emergency dental services. Contact us right away!
During your new patient examination, we collect the required information to determine your concerns and how we can best solve them. This visit includes:
Medical and dental histories are collected to ensure a proper dental assessment.
A comprehensive head and neck examination are performed including oral cancer screening, periodontal (gum) assessment, occlusal (bite) analysis and recording of both teeth present and previously placed restorations (their location and stability).
Digital radiographs are taken, which reduce your radiation exposure by 95%. They are then displayed on computer screens attached to our dental chairs. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words!
Digital intraoral photographs and study models are taken, as needed.
The purpose of collecting all of this information is to provide you with a diagnosis of any concerns you have or problems we have found. We can then discuss all the treatment options available, and determine together what the best treatment plan is for you.
Before any treatment begins, we will provide you with an overall estimate for the proposed procedures. If you have dental insurance, we will predetermine the treatment plan for you, in order to ascertain what your insurance will pay towards the treatment. After completing the treatment, we will accept assignment of your insurance benefits on your behalf. This means you only have to pay the patient portion of your treatment, as we will bill your insurance company directly for their portion.
Periodontal (Gum) Treatment
Periodontitis is a serious infection of the gums, caused by bacteria that have been allowed to accumulate on your teeth and gums. Your gums play a huge role in your overall oral health. They are a part of the foundation which supports your teeth and are important in the aesthetics of your smile. Unhealthy gums can result in tooth loss and have also been linked to heart and stroke problems. Such damage can be prevented if proper oral hygiene is maintained. Regular appointments with our hygienist are recommended to remove plaque and calculus and to monitor gum health. At your appointment, your oral hygiene techniques can be evaluated, and we can give you tips on ways to do a more thorough job.
Children are fun to treat, especially when we can make the experience fun and send them off with a smile. We achieve this by proceeding slowly, explaining each step and empowering them with the ability to let us know when they are uncomfortable or concerned. One tool which has become very popular with the younger crowd is the ability to play a DVD while treatment is being done. We have a selection of child-friendly DVDs in the office, or you can bring your own! We recommend your child have a dental visit by age 3.