At 5th Ave. Dental Clinic, we provide quality general dentistry services to Lethbridge patients. We can perform routine procedures such as dental checkups and teeth cleaning along with complicated procedures such as wisdom tooth extractions. Dr. James Evanson will help you prevent any potential threats to your teeth or oral health and recover from any discomfort you may be facing.
We focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking X-rays when necessary. We also advise you to consider routine cleanings, flossing, sealants and fluoride treatments as they are helpful in preventing dental diseases.
The root canal procedure includes cleaning up and treating an extremely decayed or infected tooth with fillings instead of extraction. The decayed pulp is removed, and the canals are cleaned to avoid bacteria buildup. The cavity is covered with a temporary filling while your crown is being prepared. During your second visit, the crown is then placed on top of the treated tooth to help restore the function of your tooth.
Fillings can be used to fill cavities, repair broken teeth and correct worn down teeth as well. They restore stability to the structure of your teeth. After cleaning the affected teeth, our dentist will apply the filling material as required. The filling can be made of composite resin, amalgam, gold or ceramic. Our dentist will discuss your options with you and check if you prefer teeth-coloured fillings for cosmetic reasons.
Our dentist recommends regular checkups. Even if you don’t have serious dental problems at the moment, you may not be aware that you could have decaying teeth or infections that may lead to gum diseases. Our checkups come with a complete examination of your teeth and X-rays if necessary. We can help you detect any problems early on before they escalate and result in painful teeth extractions.
If you want to avoid tooth and gum problems altogether, it is better to schedule a teeth cleaning session with our dentist regularly. Professional teeth cleanings are different from brushing and flossing. The process includes scaling and root planing to remove tartar buildup, polishing to get rid of minor stains on your enamel, and finally, a fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth. You can also avoid periodontal diseases with regular teeth cleaning sessions.
Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars that erupt at the ages between 18 and 26. When your jaw doesn’t have enough room for the growth of the wisdom teeth, the surrounding teeth are affected, causing mouth pain and bite problems. In these cases, the best solution is to extract your wisdom teeth. We’ll do our best to make you comfortable during the procedure.