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SERVICES PROVIDED

We provide comprehensive dental care for the whole family.

Every healthy, beautiful smile starts with regular dental check ups to monitor the teeth and gums. By coming in for regular dental check-ups we aim to prevent small problems becoming big ones. We can work together to create a plan for at-home and in-office care that will allow you to achieve your dental goals.

 

DENTAL CHECK-UP

Every healthy, beautiful smile starts with regular dental check ups to monitor the teeth and gums. By coming in for regular dental check-ups we aim to prevent small problems becoming big ones. We can work together to create a plan for at-home and in-office care that will allow you to achieve your dental goals.

 

CONSCIOUS SEDATION

We understand dental work can sometimes be unpleasant and some patients may have anxiety with certain treatments. We offer in office conscious sedation to help reduce dental anxiety. Patients breathe in a safe and odourless gas that may help relieve any stress the dental office may bring.

 

FILLINGS

Sometimes, when food and debris have not been cleared away effectively from the tooth surface, the bacteria in the mouth will consume the residual carbohydrates and release an acid as their waste product- this acid demineralizes the tooth surface and creates a cavity. Once the cavity has progressed into the dentin of the tooth, it can begin to grow quickly and can cause discomfort or structural damage. In order to arrest this process, we will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and place a filling to replace it. By taking regular x-rays we can identify these smaller cavities and repair them before they become a painful and bigger problem such as an infected or broken tooth.

 

DENTAL SCALING AND ROOT PLANING

Several factors contribute to periodontal disease: plaque buildup, genetics, and lifestyle. Very often, the easiest and most frequent controllable factor is bacterial plaque — the sticky, colourless film that builds up on the tooth surface and beneath the gums. This is produced by normal bacteria found in the mouth. The bacteria release substances  that destroy the attachment between the gums and the teeth leading to "pockets" in between the tooth and the gum. These "pockets" break down the natural fibers that bond gums to teeth.
When this occurs, the pockets can deepen and more bacteria and toxins flourish, destroying your gums, supporting bone and teeth.

 

IMPLANTS

When a tooth is lost due to infection, cracked tooth syndrome or if it was congenitally missing, we will sometimes opt to replace it with an implant. These are hollow titanium screws that are placed in the bone to replace the missing tooth. The bone actually grows into the implant and integrates with the screw. A crown can then be screwed into the hollow implant an effectively replace the missing tooth, restoring form, function and esthetics.

 

CROWN AND BRIDGE

Crowns- sometimes a tooth is so severely broken down as a result of large cavities, the need for root canal therapy or a crack in the tooth, that we will opt to place a crown to provide circumferential coverage to better protect the tooth from the occlusal forces in the mouth. This is done by preparing the tooth for the crown, taking an impression of the tooth and opposing teeth and making the crown in a laboratory so it is fit exactly to the preparation. 

Bridge- When a tooth has been lost due to infection, cracked tooth syndrome or for some other reason, sometimes we will prepare a bridge to replace this missing tooth. A bridge is prepared by prepping the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth, taking an impression and having a lab fabricated set of teeth that are all connected, supporting the new replacement tooth.

 

EXTRACTIONS

Unfortunately, sometimes a tooth just can't be saved and needs to come out. We will ensure you are as comfortable as possible throughout this procedure and help you along your recovery.

 

ROOT CANAL

Occasionally a tooth's nerve will die or become irreversibly inflamed. When this happens, sometimes a root canal is the best option to save the tooth. These are done by opening a little hole in the top of the tooth and using little files to remove the necrotic or inflamed nerve tissue, the tooth is disinfected and then filled with a rubber material to seal the area in and prevent future infection.

 

INVISALIGN

We can use clear plastic trays (barely noticeable when in the mouth) to correct malalignment, crowding or spacing of the teeth

 

TEETH WHITENING

Years of coffee drinking, smoking or eating and drinking darkly staining foods can take a toll on the brightness and whiteness of a smile. Our easy in office or take home whitening trays offer a simple way to brighten your smile.

 

VENEERS

Dental Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are placed on the front of your tooth. They act as a corrective cover, hiding various cosmetic issues such as chips, cracks, stains, and irregular shapes.

 

BRUXISM GUARDS / NIGHTGUARDS

Occlusal Guards, often called night guards are oral appliances that protect the teeth from bruxing (teeth grinding) or clenching. We are trained to examine teeth for signs of bruxism and treat patients with custom-fit night guards.
An occlusal guard is called a night guard because it is usually worn overnight when nighttime clenching most commonly occurs. In addition to helping relax the muscles involved in the process, a guard also protects against damage done to the surface of the teeth such cracking and chipping.
People who grind their teeth can sometimes develop a serious problem with their jaw called Temporomandibular Jaw Disorder. Night Guards helps a jaw relax, which lessens the occurrence of clenching or grinding teeth.
Patients with periodontal disease may want to consider occlusal guards to stabilize their teeth.
The occlusal night guard is made with clear acrylic resin that is custom-fitted so that the teeth fit perfectly in the guard. It is common that patients are fitted for either the top or the bottom teeth. Dr. Woods takes time to make sure the fit of your night guard is right.