Dental care is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. By protecting your natural teeth, you can enjoy a smile that’s strong, radiant, and aesthetically pleasing.
Looking for a new dentist in Winnipeg? At Affinity Dental, we aim to meet all of your oral health needs at our dental clinic. We treat our patients with care, compassion, and respect. A few of our general dentistry services in Winnipeg include:
It’s hard to know what’s really going on with your teeth just by looking at the surface. To get a clearer picture of your oral health, your dentist may take x-rays. These images are used to diagnose underlying issues. We can use them to screen for oral cancer, periodontitis, bone loss, and/or issues with your wisdom teeth.
We only take x-rays as needed (usually once a year) or when we see a new patient. Radiographs emit very low levels of radiation, which means that they’re safe for children and adults.
When a tooth becomes infected, broken, or decayed, your best option may be to have it extracted. Our dentists aim to make tooth removals as comfortable as possible for you. We also offer restorative solutions for missing teeth, including dental implants, bridges, and dentures.
Tooth extractions are often required for wisdom teeth. Since the third molars emerge later in life, you might not have enough space in your mouth for them. If they are impacted, they can cause issues with your surrounding teeth.
There are two main types of tooth extractions. The first is a simple extraction. This is where the tooth has already emerged above the gum line, so your dentist can remove it relatively easily using dental forceps.
But what if the tooth is in a difficult position? The tooth may have curved roots or be in close proximity to nerves. The jaw bone may be too dense to remove the tooth with dental forceps alone. In these cases, a surgical extraction is more suitable.
If the wisdom tooth hasn’t fully erupted yet, a surgical extraction may be required; your dentist will need to make an incision in the gum line to remove the tooth.
We’re always happy to welcome new patients to Affinity Dental. If you’re new to our clinic, we will examine the current state of your oral health. You can inform us about any concerns you might have, such as:
Once we finish the exam, we can identify solutions for these common issues. You may require a root canal, dental implants, or dental crowns.
You might have heard that it’s important to visit the dentist twice a year. But why is that?
Firstly, it allows your dentist to detect any potential issues early on. It’s much easier (and less expensive) to fill a small cavity than to get a root canal procedure.
Secondly, your dentist can remove any tartar. Tartar, or calculus, is a hardened mineral deposit that can only be removed using specialized toots. Its sticky surface attracts bacteria and makes your teeth more prone to cavities.
Finally, you get to enjoy the feeling of a clean smile! After receiving a polish and fluoride treatment, you’ll love how strong and smooth your teeth feel.
Has it been a while since you’ve visited your dentist? Let us know! We’ll take the time to remove any built-up plaque that may have accumulated on your teeth. We can also teach you more about how to take better care of your teeth. This includes brushing techniques, dietary guidelines, and what products may work best for you.
Are you looking for a team of experienced dentists to look after your oral health? We offer comprehensive dental care to address all of your concerns. Our services include cosmetic dentistry, cleanings, emergency dental care, and more.
With preventative dentistry, you can avoid complications like cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. Let us help you restore your smile. Contact Affinity Dental today to book your next dental appointment!