Our goal is to provide the full range of dental procedures for our patients so they can achieve optimal oral health.
- Gentle cleaning by registered dental hygienists
- Pit and fissure sealants
- Tooth coloured fillings (composite)
- Root canal therapy
- Bonding and Veneers
- Crowns and Bridges (on both natural teeth and implants)
- Bone grafts, gum grafts
- Dental implants (place and restore)
- Tooth Removal – Extractions (including wisdom teeth)
- Dentures (partial and complete)
- Sedation (oral)
- Whitening (take home kits only)
- Sports guards and night guards
- Full orthodontic treatment including Invisalign with our orthodontist Dr. Janet Gordon
Introduction to Tooth Removal (Extraction)
Teeth Extraction– is a procedure whereby the tooth or teeth are removed from the jaw bone. If a tooth is badly damaged, cracked, infected or decayed, it may need to be removed if the future health of that tooth is hopeless.
Wisdom teeth extraction is a common procedure in dentistry. Most people have four wisdom teeth, located in each corner of the mouth. These teeth are often impacted, stuck in the jaw, and don’t erupt through the gums. The theory behind this is that our ancestors needed larger jaws and more teeth for their diet. Today, our diet is much softer and our jaws are smaller with the same number of teeth so often the wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to fit in our mouths properly.
Oral Sedation is a prescription medication that you can take one hour prior to treatment. For many patients the prospect of having a tooth removed can be traumatic. With the help of medication we can make the patient feel calmer and make the procedure easier to tolerate. Ask your dentist if you are interested in this.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
By a dental hygienist, is the process where plaque and calculus is removed from your teeth. Regular teeth cleanings, usually every 6 months, aid in the prevention of gingivitis, periodontitis and dental cavities.
Regular and frequent brushing (minimum 3 times per day) and flossing (at least once a day before bed) help to prevent the build-up of plaque and calculus but cannot remove it all. A regular professional teeth cleaning by your hygienist will remove the remaining plaque and calculus. Polishing and fluoride treatment is usually completed at the end of your appointment.
At your professional teeth cleaning, your hygienist and dentist will go over any concerns that you have about your oral health. Instruction or demonstration of proper brushing and flossing techniques can also be explained or shown by your hygienist.