Your Questions, Answered.

Root Canal?

Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, becomes inflamed .There are many clinical reasons for needing root canal treatment, but there are also countless practical reasons why saving the natural tooth is a wise choice. Endodontic treatment helps you maintain your natural smile, continue eating the foods you love and limits the need for ongoing dental work. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime.

Amalgam Fillings?

We do not place mercury fillings in our office. One disadvantage of silver amalgam tooth fillings is that they don't match the color of your teeth, so they may be more noticeable than composite resin fillings, which are tooth-colored. In addition, more of your natural tooth must be removed in order to place an amalgam filling than a composite resin filling. Amalgam fillings also shrink and expand at a different rate than teeth do, which can cause stress fractures and eventual breakage of the tooth. Teeth are weaker to compressive chewing forces when they are restored with these fillings.

What Type of Cray Equipment Do You Have?

Cerec. We are able to provide a crown/ veneer/ bridge in one day. The machine is also used to take a digital scan of your teeth to have invisalign done, which is a form of orthodontics.  

Zoom. You will have noticeable whiter teeth in two hours.

Digital Xrays.

Are you a holistic dentist?

No, I am not a holistic dentist. In our practice we have a holistic approach to dentistry which includes alternatives to amalgam/ mercury fillings. We are aware of the proper protocol to remove mercury fillings. We also provide our patients with nutritional information and how diet and proper at home care can be very beneficial to the health of your teeth and gums which affects the entire body.  

At what age should I bring my child to the dentist?

It is best to bring in your child before their first birthday, or six months after their first tooth makes an appearance.  Introducing them to their dentist early in life reduces fear and anxiety that can accompany a visit to the dentist.

Why do you take so many x-rays?

A complete set of dental x-rays is necessary to give us the whole picture so we can develop your personal dental plan. There are several things that a dentist can’t see just by looking in your mouth.  They include:

  • Tiny cavities
  • Some types of tumours
  • Bone loss from gum disease
  • Damage from trauma
  • Developmental defects
  • Small areas of decay between the teeth
  • The placement of unerupted teeth
  • Bone damage caused by tooth infection
  • Decay that occurs below existing fillings
Why does my son have two rows of teeth?

No, he’s not part shark, but he does have what is known as paediatric shark teeth. This happens when the permanent teeth decide to come through before the baby teeth have fallen out.  We are born with 20 baby teeth. They usually break through the gums around six month of age. Around age four to six, the adult teeth push them out. When the baby teeth don’t give the adult teeth room to come out, a second row appears behind the baby teeth. 

This often does not require anything but patience. If a baby tooth refuses to come out, we can remove it, giving the new tooth plenty of room to move into place.

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