Lackner Woods

General Dentistry

General Dentistry in Kitchener

Lackner Woods Family Dentistry provides preventative dental care focused on a cooperative effort between patients, dentists, and dental staff. This helps us preserve your natural teeth and supporting structures, preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of oral diseases and conditions.

Preventative dentistry focuses on the actions you can take at home and in our dental clinic to improve your oral hygiene and health. We can help you learn how to implement a simple yet effective at-home oral hygiene routine, as well as a balanced diet that contributes to better dental health.

You can also aid in preventative dentistry by booking regular dental exams and cleanings. Our dentists and dental hygienists will provide you with treatments such as dental sealants and fluoride treatments to keep your teeth protected and healthy.

Remember, preventative dentistry helps you avoid costly dental issues in the future. It’s the best way to achieve a healthy, confident, and beautiful smile for years and decades to come!

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that our dentists apply to the chewing surface and deep grooves (also called pits and fissures) of the molars and premolars. More than 75% of dental decay begins in these deep grooves. It can be very difficult to reach them with the bristles of a toothbrush. To ensure that your teeth are protected in these tough-to-reach areas, we can seal the grooves, creating a smooth and easy to clean surface. Dental sealant is highly durable, lasting many years. After your sealant is applied, we will keep an eye on it at your next dental appointments to check for wear and chipping.

Digital Dental X-Rays

Lackner Woods Family Dentistry uses digital radiography (x-ray) techniques to image your mouth and face for diagnostics and treatment planning. Digital dental x-rays help our dentists detect oral issues that can’t be seen visually during a regular dental exam, such as abscesses, cysts, tumours, decay between the teeth, developmental issues, or improperly positioned teeth and tooth roots. In digital x-rays, electronic sensors capture the images, sending them to a computer screen that we can enlarge and examine. Dental x-rays require very low levels of exposure to radiation, and digital x-ray technology reduces that exposure further. Our dentists and dental hygienists will determine which types of dental x-rays are necessary for your appointment and provide you with all of the information you need before beginning.

Oral Exams & New Patient Exams

Regular oral examinations with our experienced dentists and dental hygienists are an essential part of preventative dental care. During an exam, we use a variety of diagnostic tools and techniques to look for signs of tooth decay, periodontal disease, damage to current dental restorations, and other potential oral issues. We encourage you to stay up to date on your exams to ensure we can intervene before common dental issues have a chance to develop into something more serious!

Professional Dental Cleanings

Our team of registered dental hygienists is here to look after your teeth, keeping them healthy by keeping them clean. Although you may have a great at-home oral hygiene routine, there are always places that can be hard to reach on your own without the use of professional dental tools. We get into those hard-to-reach spots about twice a year (depending on your oral health and your dentist’s recommendation) to give you a fresh start!

Root Canals

As your lifelong dental professionals, the dentists at Lackner Woods Family Dentistry always strive to preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible. By offering root canal treatments for decayed or infected teeth, we ensure that you get relief from pain and maintain the look and function of your natural smile. This prevents or delays the need for invasive and costly extractions and restorations, leaving you with more time to enjoy eating, speaking, and smiling with all of your natural teeth intact.

Teeth Extractions & Wisdom Teeth Extractions

On some occasions, a tooth needs to be removed from the mouth due to decay, overcrowding, gum disease, injury or fracture, or as a preparatory step in orthodontic treatment. Although the thought of having a tooth removed can be unpleasant, our dentists in Kitchener work hard to make extraction a positive experience for patients, with gentle techniques that loosen the tooth before removing it and medications to relieve pain.

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