Preventative Dentistry in Mississauga

What Is Preventative Dentistry?

Our preventive program is a cooperative effort by the patient, Dr. Glenn McKay, and our dental staff to preserve your natural dentition and supporting bone structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases. Gum disease and tooth decay and trauma are the primary reasons why adult patients lose their teeth. Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and emergencies.

 

Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued in the dental office by the efforts of your family dentist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health.

Tooth Extractions

Dr. Glenn McKay at Rockwood Dental performs simple tooth extractions on teeth that are visible in the mouth, usually under local anesthesia and require only the use of instruments to elevate and/or grasp the visible portion of the tooth.

 

Surgical extractions involve the removal of teeth that cannot be easily accessed, either because they have broken under the gum line or they have not erupted fully (such as impacted wisdom teeth). Our office would refer you to an oral surgeon in these cases for specialty dental care and would follow-up with you at a future appointment.

 

Learn about Wisdom Teeth

Sportsguards and Nightguards

  • The Custom-fitted Nightguard

Wearable day or night, a custom-fitted nightguard acts as a bumper guard, absorbing the force of the clenching or grinding. While horseshoe-shaped, over-the-counter night guards are also available, they tend to be uncomfortable and are so soft that they may get chewed away. In addition, over-the-counter night guards do not account for occlusal discrepancies that may be the source of your bruxism problems, thus making your grinding and clenching problem worse. Custom-fitted nightguards, made of hard acrylic, can help bruxers avoid such problems.

  • Custom-fitted Mouthguards Protect Your Teeth from Trauma!

A single blow to the mouth or jaw can cause serious dental damage that is very painful and expensive to treat. You can minimize the risk of this type of injury by using a mouthguard when you take part in sports and other recreational activities. Mouthguards are resilient appliances that fit over your teeth. When worn during sports activities, mouthguards help protect against injuries to the teeth and other areas in and around your mouth.

 

The risk of this kind of injury is commonly associated with contact sports, such as football, rugby, hockey, and boxing and even basketball, soccer, squash, gymnastics, skateboarding, and taekwondo. Depending on the type and extent of dental injury, a single blow to the mouth may result in months or even years of treatment, with costs ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars.

Rockwood Dental Associates

For over 25 years, we have served Mississauga, Toronto and Brampton residents with general, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and sedation dentistry. This year, we are growing yet again to enhance your dental experience and provide additional dental services by our in-house periodontist and dental surgeon.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Rockwood Dental Associates
4141 Dixie Road, Unit #22B
Mississauga, ON

L4W 1V5

Phone: 905-624-8917

Email: rockwooddental4141@gmail.com

 

HOURS

Monday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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