General Dentistry

Dental Exam

A comprehensive dental exam will be performed by your dentist at your initial dental visit.  At regular check-up exams, your dentist and hygienist will include the following:

  • Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
  • Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
  • Gum disease evaluation: Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
  • Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.
  • Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc.

Dental Cleaning

Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are usually performed by Registered Dental Hygienists.  Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:

  • Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
  • Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease!
  • Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.

Fillings & Crowns

Teeth damaged by decay or a crack is repaired by using composite (tooth-coloured) filling at Cochrane rise dental. Composite fillings may blend in with the natural shade of teeth. When cavities form in the teeth, we simply remove the decayed material and fill the space with white filling material. When a tooth has suffered more damage than a filling can handle — or if there are multiple fillings present — a crown covers the tooth to protect it from further damage.

Cochrane dental filling


Stress-induced teeth grinding and clenching (also known as bruxism) is more common than you might think, and it can seriously damage your smile, cause your enamel to wear thin leading to sensitivity, or even cause one or more of your teeth to break. A custom nightguard will protect your teeth from excessive strain, and ensure that your oral health is not affected by bruxism. If your bruxism is chronic, there may be an underlying functional problem other than stress and a different type of sleep appliance or treatment may be recommended.

Root Canal

Root canal is a procedure where your dentist deals with the nerves of the teeth. When a tooth becomes infected it is usually related to the nerves in the root of the tooth. By removing the decay and infected nerves from the interior of a tooth, your dentist can help halt the spread of infection and prevent the need for an extraction. It is highly recommended that a tooth that has undergone a root canal is fitted with a crown. This will improve the appearance and bite of the tooth

Dental bridges

Missing teeth or having trouble speaking or chewing? Dental bridges are custom-made tooth replacements bonded to neighbouring teeth or dental implants to create a bridge to cross the area of the missing tooth. When you lose a tooth or teeth, it places a lot of stress on your jaw points and could affect the way you bite or chew, causing pain. Bridges can help restore the bite between upper and lower teeth. Bridges are made from gold, metal, or porcelain to ensure strength. Bridges fill the gaps with natural-looking artificial teeth


Gum disease, tooth decay, aging, and physical injuries can lead to missing teeth. We, at Cochrane Rise Dental, can make full or partial dentures that are removed and placed into your mouth to add more confidence to your smile. Those who face issues while speaking due to the lack of teeth can speak your heart out with the help of dentures.

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Cochrane, AB