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Oral Surgery under General Anesthetic
From performing intricate procedures to managing anxiety and fear, General Anesthetic has become a valuable tool in dentistry, and one not every dental practice is able to offer their patients.
With the total sedation General Anesthetic provides, pain during oral surgery is non-existent, and fear and anxiety disappear. Because of this, General Anesthetic is a successful option for young children and adults with dental anxiety, helping to maintain their oral health in a comfortable, supportive environment.
Though dental care has improved immensely over time, tooth decay, gingivitis and injury continue to cause many people to suffer tooth loss. It used to be bridges and dentures were the only solution to replacing those missing teeth, but now Dental Implants provide a more natural - and comfortable - option.
Unlike removable dentures which can move and slip out of place, Dental Implants are anchored directly to your jaw, providing a permanent replacement that fits seamlessly into your natural smile.
Made to look and function like real teeth, Dental Implants are easier to eat and speak with than dentures, are more comfortable and convenient, and durable enough to last a lifetime.
When a tooth becomes weak or broken, discoloured or decayed, Dental Crowns may be needed to restore its shape, bolster its strength, and improve its appearance. There are many ways Crowns can be used to improve oral health, from helping to save a tooth that's developed a large cavity, to providing strength after a root canal, supporting bridges and partial dentures, and cosmetically improving the overall look of your smile.
Though gold is still the most effective material for creating dental crowns, stainless steel, resin and ceramic crowns are often preferred as cheaper and more natural looking options.
Once a tooth has developed a cavity, fillings are used to replace the decayed section, restoring the tooth back to its normal function and shape. Cracked or broken teeth, and those worn down due to tooth-grinding and nail-biting can also be repaired with fillings.
By stopping bacteria from getting into those cavities and open spaces, fillings help prevent tooth decay from spreading further, aiding in your overall oral health.
Depending on the extent and location of the repair, cost and health sensitivities to certain materials, the right filling for you could be made from gold, porcelain, tooth-coloured composite resin, or an amalgam alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin and sometimes zinc.
Maintaining a healthy mouth and beautiful smile takes a team-effort between you and your Hygienist. Scheduling regular visits for examinations and cleanings is as essential to your oral health as the brushing and flossing you do every day.
During your oral examination, your Hygienist will explore every surface of every tooth, searching for new cavities, calculus deposits, gum disease and other potential troubles to address with your dentist. Once complete, your Hygienist cleans and polishes each tooth, finishing with a fluoride treatment to help protect the surface of your teeth until your next visit.
To maintain optimal oral health, a professional cleaning is recommended every 6 months. Schedule yours now by contacting our office today.
A Root Canal is a dental procedure that stops the pain of a diseased tooth while allowing you to keep that tooth - and your complete smile - in the process.
Located in the centre of the tooth beneath the enamel and dentin is the dental pulp, the vital section of a living tooth made of up nerve tissue, lymph tissue and blood vessels. When the dental pulp is damaged or diseased, the tooth begins to die and a root canal is needed to stop this painful progression and prevent tooth loss.
During a Root Canal, your dentist disinfects, cleans and shapes the affected tooth's canals, then refills the open space, leaving you with a complete tooth and preventing further pain and infection.
If you experience tooth pain, discolouration, or swelling around your gums, make an appointment to see your dentist as soon as possible.
Nitrous Oxide, or "laughing gas", is commonly used in dentistry for mild sedation during general procedures to help relieve a patient's anxieties. Simply breathing it in through a small nose-hood before and during treatment enables a patient to relax and feel calm as the dentist completes their work.
If you're considering Nitrous Oxide for your next dental procedure, it's important to tell your dentist about any current medical conditions you may have so the right medication is used.
Your oral health is connected to the overall health of your body, and a Dental Exam is an important step in ensuring everything is working as it should.
During your dental exam, your dentist will check for tooth and root decay, gum and bone disease, and check your bite and jaw for any problems. They'll also look beyond your teeth for signs of more serious medical issues, including diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis and oral cancers. Symptoms of these conditions often appear first in the mouth, making your dentist the key to early diagnosis and treatment.
There's more to your teeth than what's on the surface, and dental X-Rays are the only way for your dentist to get the full picture of what's happening in your mouth.
In addition to seeing the crowns of your upper and lower teeth, dental X-Rays show the entire tooth and surrounding bone, the way your upper and lower teeth fit together when you bite down, teeth spacing and an overall view of your entire mouth.
Radiation exposure during dental X-Rays is low, but if you do have any concerns, speak with your dentist at your next visit.