Routine Dental Services
We provide a range of routine dental services for Victoria residents
Keeping up with everyday oral health is extremely important when it comes to maintaining a healthy mouth. At Cedar Tree Dental, we provide a range of routine dental services for Victoria residents. From regular dental cleaning services to routine extractions, our team provides compassionate, dedicated and informed care for patients of all ages.
Complete Dental Exams
Our comprehensive Adult New Patient Exam typically begins with a thorough medical and dental history, so that we can understand you and your concerns. We take photos, update any necessary x-rays and complete your dental charting.
At this time, the dentist can determine any required treatment and prioritize your needs. Once our full evaluation has been completed, we can discuss your options with you and arrange for any estimates to be sent to your insurance provider on your behalf.
Children get a complete exam for their first visit as well, along with a complete cleaning. We also check how their adult teeth are coming in and make any referrals to specialists that may be needed. For more details, check out our Resources page.
Full Suite of Dental Cleaning Services
Even when individuals practice good dental hygiene, there’s still a chance that gum disease and tartar build-up can occur. Professional dental cleaning services provide teeth with a thorough cleaning, removing plaque and helping to keep teeth and gums and oral health in top condition.
Scale and Polish
Following your initial examination, we will schedule an appointment with one of our skilled Dental Hygienists.
Our professional dental hygienists do more than just clean and polish your teeth! They also provide comprehensive dental hygiene programs tailored to suit your needs, as well as offer oral health instruction on brushing and flossing and apply protective fluoride as needed.
Our dental hygienist will use different scaling instruments to descale the teeth, removing any tartar build-up. This is followed by a thorough polishing with a paste used to remove any last traces of plaque.
They also record specific periodontal gum measurements to assist them in determining your gum and bone health. This helps ensure that you receive the highest quality care at each visit. Each patient is evaluated individually and their maintenance frequency is based on each person’s oral health needs.
Studies have shown that there is a direct link between gum health (periodontal disease) and medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, stroke and cardiovascular disease. We carefully monitor any changes to ensure that your oral health supports your overall health.
Our dentists are also part of your preventative care by performing an exam to check for any cavities, review your digital x-rays, assess your gums and monitor your bone health.
Dental sealants are a great option for kids and young people to keep cavities at bay! These thin plastic coatings are applied to the back teeth, along the pits and deep grooves (or fissures) that can’t be cleaned fully with a toothbrush.
By sealing up the deep, unreachable areas, teeth are protected from bacteria and cavities and make brushing easier. Dental sealants can last for many years, even into adulthood.
If you clench or grind your teeth, that’s bruxism. Your teeth become worn, leading to biting issues and sensitivity. Your jaw muscles will also become fatigued.
A bruxism guard (or night guard) is an orthotic device that prevents your teeth from grinding against each other, thereby preventing early and damaging wear and helping to relax your jaw muscles. The device is worn nightly and should be brought to every dental appointment to be cleaned, adjusted and checked.
If you live in Victoria, we offer dental extraction near you — for both emergency and routine matters. Routine extraction is usually carried out when a tooth has become too decayed or damaged to be viable. It may be carried out as a preventative measure, to reduce the chance of infection or an abscess developing.
In some cases a child may require dental extraction during orthodontics due to overcrowding, or if they have a wobbly tooth causing discomfort.
Extraction is a fairly common dental service we offer when other, more conservative measures have failed to achieve a long-term solution.
Looking for a dental clinic near you to help you restore your smile? At Cedar Tree Dental, Dr. Tina Alexander and Associates offer restorative services in Victoria to help patients feel confident about their smile again.
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These are general office hours, subject to change.
At Cedar Tree Dental, we are dedicated to helping you care for and promote a healthy smile. Our team strives to make your experience with us a positive one by providing personalized, progressive oral care in a compassionate and thoughtful manner.
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