Ongoing pain or sudden shooting pain that does not respond to regular pain killers. Usually caused by broken tooth, big cavity or infection around a tooth. Examination is done with aid of radiographs, to help diagnose the source of pain. Immediate measures can be taken like placing a temporary filling. Antibiotic and/or a stronger pain killer is prescribed to help control the pain before actual treatment commences in few days.
Correction of teeth malalignment with braces, both metal or ceramic. Malalignement can be in the form of crowding, spacing( gaps), rotations, deep bite, open bite or cross bite. Treatment starts with bonding brackets to teeth. Teeth movements is produced through the combination attachment of brackets, wites and elastics. Follow-up visits to adjust, add or remove elastics and other auxiliaries to enhance outcome. Treatment time varies depending on the case, patient compliance and age of the patient. Discomfort is expected especially during the first few days but is manageable.
Clear aligners are definitely the new trend in orthodontics, especially if you don't like to show metal in your mouth but still want to have a great smile. After scanning teeth and sending it to specialized labs, a digital treatment plan is set up. Once approved, treatment trays are made. These trays are numbered from start to finish. Every tray creates little movement which is then followed by the next tray to continue until teeth are well aligned. Movement is created with the help of bonded attachments and measured reduction of enamel if needed. The discomfort is less than with braces, but it's not for every case. Usually it's for mild to moderate cases.
Growing children can have many problems with their new dentition, ex: no enough space to accommodate new permanent teeth, or crooked teeth due to early childhood habits. Early treatment is necessary to create space for the coming adult teeth. More complicated problems in childhood involve jaw discrepancies (jaws forward or back) . Jaw orthopedic appliances can change direction of growth to correct jaw discrepancies.
Fillings, provide the most reliable repair where the dentist has detected signs of decay. Our practice uses composite restorations also known as tooth-coloured fillings.
Applying composite tooth bonding is a restorative procedure that uses tooth enamel-coloured composite resin (plastic) to repair teeth that are decayed, chipped, fractured or discoloured. Tooth gaps can also be closed.
Unlike veneers, which require laboratory work, bonding
is done in the dental office.
Often when a tooth has become infected or abscessed as a result of decay or an injury, it is possible for the dentist to save your tooth by performing root canal treatment. During the root canal treatment, an opening is made in the tooth to access the infected nerve, which is then removed. The canal is then, cleaned and filled with root canal filling material to seal the canal and prevent future reinfection.
Most teeth that have root canal treatments will require a crown to support the remaining tooth structure.
When maintaining healthy teeth and gums is so critical to your overall health, it’s easy to recognize how important it is to make regular hygiene care a priority.
Over 60% of Canadians suffer – many unknowingly – from periodontal disease. There is clear evidence that this condition is linked to many serious health conditions including stroke, autoimmune disorders, heart disease and more. Prevention begins with proper dental care that includes a regular checkup and cleaning from your dentist and hygienist team.
When a tooth has been damaged by decay or through an accident, rather
than remove the tooth completely, it may be possible to fit a cover known as a crown or cap over the remaining tooth.
A fixed bridge can often be a perfect solution to restoring one or more missing teeth. The replacement tooth is anchored to crowns placed on both sides of the missing teeth to restore a proper bite, function and beauty to your smile.
Zirconia crowns are the strongest dental crowns. They are made of zirconium. There are two types of zirconia; solid and high translucent. Both of them can be made using the CAD CAM technology. These technologies give you a precise fit and unmatchable look.
Nitrous oxide sedation dentistry, is the most commonly used method for patient relaxation in dental offices. Dentists use nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas”, to provide more comfortable and painless dental treatments to their patients.
Nitrous oxide sedation is the lightest form of dental sedation, but it can provide adequate level of relaxation for most people and for the majority of dental procedures. It involves breathing a mixture of nitrous oxide gas in combination with oxygen which can help anxious patients to become more relaxed and co-operative during treatment without experiencing pain.
Teeth grinding not only affects your mouth, but other body systems as well. Anxiety or stress can play a role in teeth grinding, which can contribute to headaches, facial muscle pain and spasms, jaw and neck pain and insomnia. Many people who grind their teeth are not aware that they are grinding.
A night guard can be used to prevent damage and injury to the teeth during nighttime. It is a small device that is worn over the surface of the teeth and is designed to eliminate tooth on tooth contact. They are constructed from either flexible plastic or hard, rigid materials, depending on the level of grinding the patient is experiencing.
Teeth naturally darken with age, however staining may be caused by various foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, berries and smoking. Whitening teeth is basically bleaching them . Gum is protected during procedure. Some sensitivity may follow for a few days especially for weak teeth. The results are faster and better than take- home whitening. To maintain the beautiful result, we recommend using whitening tooth products, like whitening tooth paste, whitening mouthwash and whitening chewing gum.
Laser dentistry is a minimally invasive option when you’re facing gum surgery, cavity treatment, or other oral issues. Dentists use lasers in a variety of procedures involving the inside of the mouth, be it to remove overgrown tissue, to reshape the gums, or to whiten teeth. Most issues laser dentistry treats are related to the gums. Some of these include: