Having your teeth and gums examined regularly is essential to monitor your oral health. Dental exams are vital as a preventive health measure for your teeth. At North Bramalea Dental, we understand the importance of regular dental exams. Our team takes their role seriously in reviewing the state of your teeth, providing cleanings, and identifying any potential problems before they develop into something worse.
Having a dentist who can treat and monitor budding teeth problems brings great comfort to patients. It also can help save a lot of pain and money in the longer term and prevent unwanted invasive treatment.
At North Bramalea Dental, we take all of these factors into consideration and practice in providing the best quality service for our patients.
What Can You Expect During a Dental Exam?
If you are a new patient, you may be required to inform the dentist of your medical history and current medical issues.
It’s also important to let your dentist know of any current problems you may be experiencing, big or small. This way, we can provide advice and examine your problem areas thoroughly.
The dentist will proceed to examine your dentition and soft tissues, identifying any abnormalities within the mouth, and inspecting the general health of your teeth.
As part of your dental exam, our hygienists can provide a cleaning procedure for your teeth. This gentle procedure will clean tartar build-up, remove debris from the crevices of the mouth, and polish the teeth.
After the cleaning, you can leave the clinic with a fresh-feeling mouth and a smile you won’t want to hide.
Fillings repair cavities so that your dental hygiene no longer continues to suffer as a result of their presence. Depending on the type of filling, we can restore your teeth to their original appearance and function. Here at North Bramalea Dental, we can help no matter the size or placement of your cavity.
What To Expect
Our dentist will numb your mouth (teeth, gums, and the surrounding area). It helps to prevent any discomfort for you during the procedure.
Next, we will clean out the decay within the tooth and replace the cavity with a filling. The timing of this procedure could vary due to the size and location of your cavity.
After the procedure has finished, another thing to be aware of is that your mouth and the surrounding area will probably remain numb for up to a few hours.
Our colleagues here at the North Bramalea Dental Practice will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this service during your appointment.
Types of Fillings
We offer white esthetics fillings at North Bramalea Dental
Composite fillings can resemble your tooth’s original colour, making them well suited to the more visible places within your mouth.
Composite fillings can also require removing less of the tooth structure when bonding, and they provide extra support after the bond has set.
Glass Ionomer fillings are also able to resemble the original colour of your tooth. They consist of acrylic and powdered glass that forms a chemical bond with the damaged tooth.
They are often for fillings below the gum line and high caries risk areas and release fluoride to prevent the tooth from decaying further.
Emergency Dentistry Services
We know that a dental emergency can be agonizing and not something you want to wait to address. Whether it’s a painful or broken tooth or mouth injury, we offer emergency dental services to help alleviate your pain and protect your teeth and gums from further trauma.
How Can I Schedule Emergency Dental Care?
If you are experiencing dental pain during our regular hours, call our main line at 905-793-5900, and we will do our best to schedule your appointment the same day. Our experienced team can diagnose your condition and help manage your symptoms and reduce your pain.
Our Emergency Dental Services
We offer emergency dental services to alleviate pain and lessen the chance of long-term issues. You can find some of our urgent care options below.
Treatment of damaged or broken teeth
Care for oral/tooth infections
Pain management for toothaches
Treatment for damaged fillings and crowns
Care for swollen wisdom teeth
How Do I Know If My Dental Pain Is an Emergency?
If you are experiencing severe dental pain that could worsen if not treated, you should call us to request immediate care. Some common conditions are below:
Pain or Sensitivity in Teeth, Gums or Jaw
Broken or Loose Fillings
Severe Sinus Pressure
When there’s no other option but to extract a tooth, you can trust us at North Bramalea Dental to provide a comfortable, efficient treatment to support a healthy mouth.
Professional Tooth Extraction
Dental extractions are standard procedures used in dentistry when one or more teeth can no longer be salvaged. While there is nothing better than preserving your natural teeth, there will always be situations when tooth removal is necessary to maintain your teeth and gums’ overall health.
For those times, seek out the gentle care of North Bramalea Dental for a comfortable procedure and supportive aftercare to ensure a quick recovery.
Reasons for Dental Extractions
There are many cases in which extractions are necessary for the health of the mouth, including:
Tooth decay — Wheen tooth decay progresses from a cavity to an extensively decayed tooth, there may not be enough healthy structure left to support a crown or a filling.
Tooth damage — Deeply cracked or chipped teeth that are beyond repair may need to be extracted.
Dental abscess — An abscess infects the tooth root and tissue. When root canals are unsuccessful, extraction may be necessary.
Misalignment or crowding — Crooked or poorly misaligned teeth may require an extraction before alignment procedures.
What You Can Expect
Dr. Ibrahimli is well versed extracting teeth and will do everything he can to guide you through the process and make it as comfortable as possible. If you are anxious, we can also administer mild sedation such as Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) to keep you comfortable during the procedure.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
Not all wisdom teeth might need to be extracted. However, a good number of them might pose potential issue to your dental health. When there isn’t enough space for wisdom teeth to erupt normally in the mouth, they might need to be extracted to prevent any cavities or periodontal issues to your adjacent teeth. Sometimes they erupt partially and might cause pericoronitis and severe pain.
What is the Extraction Process Like?
Before we start the extraction process, we’ll conduct a consultation. We’ll discuss the specifics of your procedure and answer any questions you may have.
The extraction procedure for 4 wisdom teeth typically takes about an hour or a little longer depending on the complexity of the procedure. You will receive local anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) and we will make sure you are completely numb before we touch your tooth.
The Recovery Process
It is up to you whether you would like to take time off from school or work following the procedure. Most people experience a mild discomfort/pain and swelling for a few days afterward. We will prescribe you necessary medications and painkillers to make the healing process more comfortable.
Non-surgical periodontal therapy is the first solution for controlling symptoms of gum disease. Our periodontal therapy services help patients eliminate pain, stop bleeding, and live a happier and healthier life.
What Is Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease (also called gum disease) is very common and affects the smiles and health of more than half of the population. It is caused by harmful oral pathogens that damages the soft and hard tissues inside the mouth. If left untreated, it can lead destruction and resorption of the jawbone around teeth and eventual tooth loss. Symptoms include swollen, red and tender gums, bleeding, bad breath, painful chewing, and loose teeth.
Several risk factors can increase your risk of periodontitis:
Poor oral health habits
Medications that cause gum changes
Diabetes and other medical conditions
The best way to prevent gum disease is to practice good oral hygiene. However, sometimes gum disease happens despite our best efforts. It is nothing to be ashamed to admit, and there are treatment options.
Periodontal Therapy: The Process
Periodontal therapy is a non-surgical program consisting of several visits to control gum disease.
Our hygienists will begin with scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing is a unique procedure where we use an ultrasonic cleaner and scalers to separate calculus build-up from your teeth.
Depending on the severity of the gum disease, this may take several visits to complete. We will make these appointments every three to four months to complete therapy and return your gums to their healthiest possible state.
If you experience sore jaws or discomfort while chewing, talking, or even yawning, these could be signs of a TMJ disorder. The temporomandibular joint connects your jaw to the bones of your skull. This joint makes your mouth move up and down when you talk or chew and controls when you move your jaw from side to side.
When you encounter problems with your jaw or mouth muscles, it may be from temporomandibular joint disorder.
What Causes TMJ Disorders?
There can be numerous causes, but in general, issues originate from problems with the jaw and head muscles or with parts of the jaw. This syndrome often results from injury or inflammation to the temporomandibular joint.
Common causes of TMJ disorders include:
Grinding or clenching teeth
Injury to the face or back of the head
Movement of the disc between the ball and socket of the joint
Jaw or teeth misalignment
What Are the Symptoms of TMJ Disorders?
Discomfort in the jaw or face muscles is the most common symptom, but TMJ can have many effects, such as:
Pain in the mouth when speaking, chewing, or yawning
Pain in or around the ear or temples
Discomfort in neck and shoulders
Jaws that “pop” or gets stuck when opening or closing
Grinding or grating sounds when chewing
Swelling of the face
Teeth do not fit together correctly when biting down
Headaches, toothaches, earaches, or ringing of the ears
How to Treat TMJ Disorders?
First, you will need an examination to determine where the problems lie. We will check for signs of discomfort during the physical exam, listen for pops or grating sounds when you open or close your mouth, and check teeth and jaw muscles alignment.
Depending on your condition, treatments might include custom made nightguards or dental splints.
Our team at North Bramalea Dental is ready to help you! We will determine the cause of your TMJ disorder and walk you through the best treatment options for your case.
We want you to have a healthy, pain-free smile. Make an appointment with us today!
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