General Dentistry

General Checkup

A check-up, which involves a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and mouth, will prevent minor problems from becoming major ones. At Smile-Hub, we recommend a dental check up every six months with Dr. Essack, which when supported by a good at-home routine, will help to keep your mouth healthy.

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Fillings

Once decay has taken hold in a tooth, it will continue to damage more and more of the tooth, becoming more painful until it is treated. A filling repairs the damage caused by decay and stops any more bacteria from entering the tooth.

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Inlays and Overlays

Here are times when a tooth suffers damage (from decay, for example) that is too extensive to be treated with a simple filling — but not extensive enough to need a full-coverage crown. In these cases, the best option for restoring the tooth may be an inlay or overlay.

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Root Canal

Root canal treatment — also called endodontics — is a set of specialized procedures designed to treat problems of the soft pulp (nerve) tissue inside the tooth. While some mistakenly think of it as an unusually painful treatment, in most cases the procedure is no more uncomfortable than getting a filling. It's actually one of the most effective ways of relieving some kinds of tooth pain.

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Wisdom Teeth

In most people, the third set of molars, generally called “wisdom teeth,” start coming in around age 17-25. However, the arrival of these teeth is often far from trouble-free. The extraction (removal) of one or more third molars is a relatively common procedure, performed on some 5 million patients every year. After a thorough examination and diagnostic tests, you may be told that you should have your wisdom teeth extracted. Here are some typical reasons why:

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