Dental Exams and Cleaning
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.
- Tooth extractions
- 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:
- Broken Teeth
- Pain or Sensitivity in Teeth, Gums or Jaw
- Broken or Loose Fillings
- Cracked Crowns
- Tooth Sensitivity
- Severe Sinus Pressure
- Abscessed Tooth
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
- Chewing tobacco
- Drug use
- 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
- Bad posture
- 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!
At North Bramalea Dental, we love taking care of children’s teeth and gums to prevent future oral disease and dental problems. Our team take special interest in getting children started on a path to a lifetime of dental wellness and we are trained and dedicated to making your child’s dental visits as relaxing and pleasant as possible. We have children’s TV shows and cartoons available in the dental chairs. For the more anxious little patients, we also offer Nitrous oxide sedation (laughing gas) to further alleviate their anxiety.
Preparing for Your Child’s First Visit
An oral health exam is essential to analyze if your child has any issues with their teeth, jaw, gums and oral tissues. This check-up is necessary to check if your child has developed tooth decay. We will look for any irregularities in your child’s primary teeth and adult teeth that may be forming. We will also go over your child’s diet and oral hygiene habits to take preventable measures.
If you anticipate your child having a positive reaction to our office, then chances are that your child will have an enjoyable first dental visit to our office.
Please Do Not
- Make promises as to what we will or will not do
- Threaten them with work that may or may not need to be done
Try to avoid having your child hear negative stories about dentistry or have them hear anxiety provoking words such as drill, shot, hurt, needle.
Three-way communication is ineffective and mostly confusing for children. Please, be a silent observer as this allows us to maintain a better communication with your child and provide direction in order to achieve the desired outcome. Depending on whether your child will benefit from your presence during the visit, we will ask you to either accompany them into the treatment area or have you relax in the reception lounge.
Do you dream of having a white, stunning smile but feel as if you’ll never get there? Do you struggle to smile due to a chipped, discoloured, or crooked tooth?
Have you considered acquiring porcelain veneers? The inserts from North Bramalea Dental can help achieve a brighter smile.
What Are Porcelain Veneers?
Dental veneers consist of thin layers of porcelain. They can change the shape, size, and colour of your teeth. The covers go directly over your teeth, so aside from a small enamel shaving procedure, the treatment is fairly non-invasive.
Porcelain is used due to its durability, versatility, and shine. Each veneer is hand-crafted out of stain-resistant porcelain in a lab by certified dental technicians. Plus, the procedure is comfortable and less time-consuming you might think.
Why Should I Get Veneers?
These provide long-lasting protection for your smile in half the time other procedures take. Orthodontic therapy takes years to produce results, and success isn’t guaranteed. Plus, crowns require more enamel removal than veneers.
With two to three visits to the North Bramalea Dental clinic, you’ll have a perfectly straight and white smile without sacrificing much time or effort.
How Long Do Porcelain Veneers Last?
With regular dental check-ups and at-home care, your porcelain veneers should last anywhere from 12 to 15 years. Brush the covers with nonabrasive toothpaste, and be sure to floss daily.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
The process to get fitted and placed takes about 2 to 3 appointments. Here’s what you can expect:
- The first visit involves a consultation and a wax mock-up.
- The second visit includes prepping your teeth and placing temporary veneers.
- The final appointment is when your custom-made veneers are placed on your teeth.
How North Bramalea Dental Can Help
If you’re interested in getting porcelain veneers for your smile, our dedicated team at North Bramalea Dental is here to help and get you fitted. We offer friendly services, short recovery times, and a comfortable process.
Teeth Whitening by North Bramalea Dental
Teeth whitening is quickly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic dental services for good reason. Professional teeth whitening is the most effective way to transform your smile and make stained or discoloured teeth look better than ever.
Our expert service creates a long-lasting, bright white smile like no other option can provide. You’ll find that improving your smile can change your whole life for the better.
Transform Your Smile
It’s all too easy to end up staining your teeth, something that happens to most people throughout their lives. Discolouration can result from many factors: coffee, tea, soda, red wine, and tobacco.
Fortunately, it’s possible to reverse years of stains through the teeth whitening process. This treatment is a quick and easy way to give you your best smile.
Having a bright white smile can have a positive effect on many aspects of your life. Teeth whitening will boost your self-confidence, leading to a happier life overall. With stains, you may have started hiding your smile without even realizing you’re doing so. After whitening treatments, you’ll find yourself smiling and laughing more than you did previously.
Is teeth whitening safe?
Excellent question! The short answer is yes. However, we will only recommend teeth whitening after performing a thorough oral examination. It is important that cavities, gum disease and other dental problems are properly addressed before whitening. Those who have stained teeth tend to brush with too much force. It leads to wearing down the enamel from your dentin, resulting in even more discoloration and potentially severe dental problems. Our professional service will not only make your teeth look better, but it can also keep them healthier as well.
Trust the Professionals
Some people go with over-the-counter whitening kits. However, these don’t last long and lack the strength provided by a dental service. Additionally, incorrect use of these do-it-yourself kits can cause gum damage. The best way to ensure that your whitening treatment will be successful and long-lasting is through professional dental whitening services.
At North Bramalea Dental, we have the resources and expertise to restore your smile to pristine condition. Our professional teeth whitening service provides you with a beautiful new smile to make sure you leave a lasting impression.
Call today to book an appointment.
Crowns and Bridges
Don’t let missing or damaged teeth get you down. At North Bramalea Dental, we can help you take action towards a healthier and more beautiful smile!
Missing and damaged teeth can cause trouble for you over time. That’s why we recommend being proactive. Without a crown or bridge, empty spaces in your mouth can cause problems with your alignment, gum health, or bite.
If you’re looking for a more permanent fix to replace a missing tooth or strengthen a damaged one, we recommend crowns or bridges.
Dental crowns can repair or replace damaged or missing teeth. The crown or “cap” will cover the existing tooth. If it is replacing a missing tooth, it will cover an implant given by the dentists at North Bramalea Dental.
A crown may be the best option for you if you want to:
- Protect a weakened tooth
- Restore a damaged tooth
- Cover discolouration
- Cap a poorly shaped tooth or implant
If a crown is the best choice for you, it will usually only take two visits. At the first, we will prep the tooth make an impression of your mouth for sizing. We send the results to a lab where they custom-make a crown. The dentist will place it on your second visit.
While crowns can cover existing teeth, bridges are only for replacing missing teeth. Bridges go between two existing teeth covered by crowns. The crowns on either side support the bridge, which covers the missing tooth’s space.
At North Bramalea Dental, we recommend bridges for people who have healthy surrounding teeth to support a bridge. For some, this may be a better option than relying on jaw strength like crowns require.
Dental Crowns vs. Dental Bridges
Both procedures accomplish similar goals but in different ways. A crown will need to cover an existing tooth or implant. Bridges can cover a completely missing tooth but need support from two teeth on either side.
Missing teeth can impact many activities of daily living, including eating and speaking. They can also take a toll on self-esteem and confidence when it comes to your smile. Dental implants are a great solution to replace your missing or extracted teeth.
We use state-of-the-art techniques and the latest technology to restore your smile. Get in touch with us today to learn more about this procedure.
How Does It Work?
Dental implant surgery is a process of replacing missing or damaged teeth with titanium posts. These posts function like tooth roots topped with artificial teeth.
Before work can begin, we will perform an initial procedure to remove the damaged tooth or teeth.
Once this groundwork is complete, the first step of dental implant surgery is to surgically implant titanium posts into your jaw bone to replace the roots of your teeth.
After this procedure, the affected area needs time to heal while the jaw bone grows into the post. This bone growth ensures a strong base for your new artificial tooth. It can take a few months for the bone growth to be complete. Once the healing process and bone integration is complete around the implant, we will attach the artificial tooth-the crown-specially made to match your remaining teeth.
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
You’re a good candidate for dental implants if you have one or more missing teeth and otherwise healthy oral tissues. They are also a great option if you cannot or prefer not to wear dentures.
Dental implants require bone growth ability, so speak to your dentist if you have any serious medical conditions that could impact your bone healing process.
Root Canals at North Bramalea Dental Clinic
A root canal treatment can seem intimidating at first due to its bad reputation in the past as they were done without freezing a few decades ago. However, nowadays it is a very comfortable procedure, and we make sure you are completely numb before we touch your tooth! They are also crucial to saving your natural teeth, so we don’t have to extract them and replace them with an artificial tooth. If your tooth’s nerve gets infected or affected by decay or causes you pain, we will perform a root canal therapy to save the tooth.
Root canal treatments have a very high success rate and are very common. When done early the benefits can last a lifetime.
Root Canals at North Bramalea Dental Clinic
Signs You Might Need a Root Canal Treatment
- Sever Sensitivity to cold and heat. This one is among the first symptoms to note. If your tooth hurts when sipping on hot coffee or eating something frozen, you might need a root canal treatment.
- Sharp or intense pain. Look for signs of constant throbbing from your teeth or persistent pain.
- Swelling, sore gums or tenderness. The area around the symptomatic tooth can swell up and cause gum inflammation.
- Dental abscess. These are small pimples and open sores near the affected tooth and surrounding gum and skin areas.
If you notice any of these symptoms lasting for longer than a few days, see our team at North Bramalea Dental team for treatment.
What Happens in a Root Canal Treatment?
A root canal treatment saves your tooth when an infection occurs. The procedure involves removing and replacing any infected pulp and nerves in the tooth and filling and sealing it to avoid any further reinfection. The inside of the tooth gets cleaned and sealed and a filling and crown are placed on the tooth to avoid future damage.
Depending on the extent of your infection, a root canal procedure typically takes one visit. We will be able to give you an estimate for costs and a timeline after your first appointment and check-up.