Services at Ottawa South Dental Office, Kitchener
We are pleased offer the following services as Ottawa South Dental Office in Kitchener, Ontario:
Our dentists are trained and experienced in a broad spectrum of treatment procedures. From routine care-fillings, root canals and extractions-to major services including crowns and bridges, and everything else in between, we would be pleased to create a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
At our dental office, we value the importance of preventative care and educating patients regarding proper oral hygiene. After all, it is healthy teeth that make you look and feel good and also help ensure that you are able to eat and speak properly. Thorough examinations and professional cleanings allow our dentists to identify problem areas and conditions while they are still in the early stages.
Cosmetic dentistry encompasses reshaping your teeth, veneers or bonding, natural-looking tooth-colored fillings and bleaching. Veneers are porcelain shells that are fabricated in a laboratory and fit over the fronts of your teeth. Composite veneers or bonding work the same way; they are made with composite (tooth-colored filling material) and can be done in a single visit. Bleaching, or teeth whitening, is usually done at home but can also be done in the office if faster results are needed.
Emergency Calls Accepted
Our office provides emergency care. If your emergency occurs during working hours you will be seen as soon as possible. We also offer same day denture repair in most cases.
Evening & Weekends Available
Our dental office is open late during the week to meet your busy schedule.
Tooth Whitening & Veneers
You are not alone if you feel anxious about a visit to the dentist. At Ottawa South Dental Office, we understand and share your concerns and strive to make every dental visit comfortable for you. In addition to topical and local anesthetic, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is available for those patients who need additional pain relief. With early morning, lunchtime and late afternoon and evening appointments, you can be seen at a time that is convenient for your busy schedule. We also offer limited Saturday appointments for those of you who are unable to make it in during the week
For patients who have crowded or crooked teeth, spaces between their teeth or misaligned teeth and jaws, orthodontic therapy can help reduce the risk of tooth decay, gum disease and trauma due to protruding teeth. Limited orthodontics are performed in the office but we will be pleased to refer you to a number of orthodontists in your area.
The goal of modern dentistry is to prevent tooth loss. When a tooth cannot be saved, extraction (removal) of the tooth may be the only course of treatment. A panorex x-ray allows us to see a complete picture of the alignment of your jaw, the positioning of your teeth and whether there is sufficient space for your third molars (wisdom teeth) to fully erupt. In addition, it is an excellent diagnostic tool for evaluating the supporting bone for possible cysts or tumors. Most surgeries, including impacted wisdom teeth, are performed at our facility; however, the doctor may choose to refer you to a maxillofacial surgeon for more complicated cases.
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If a tooth's pulp (nerve and blood supply) becomes infected or inflamed, root canal treatment may be the only way to save the tooth or relieve severe pain, short of removing the tooth. Root canal treatment consists of removing the nerve that lies within the root of the tooth. With modern techniques, this is generally a very comfortable procedure. Our practice performs root canals, when necessary, on all teeth including molars without outside referrals. In rare instances when root canal treatment does not succeed, retreatment and root canal surgery (apicoectomy) can be done in our office. Very complicated cases will be referred to an endodontist (root canal specialist) as needed.
An integral part of maintaining your teeth for life is the removal of plaque and tartar on a regular basis. The frequency of your visits is based upon your individual needs and oral health. During each visit we will update your medical history, perform an oral cancer screening exam, check your teeth for cavities, review oral hygiene instructions and monitor your periodontal (gum) condition. Fluoride treatments are provided for children up to the age of 16 and for adults when appropriate.
A nonremovable bridge can restore your teeth to normal function by replacing missing teeth. It will improve the entire health of your mouth by keeping the surrounding teeth in position and can also help maintain the structure of your face and jaw.
Highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic "coating" is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively "seals" the deep grooves where decay is most likely to start.
A remarkable procedure, implants can replace any or all of your teeth. The implant becomes integrated with the bone and acts like an artificial root, which ultimately supports a new tooth. The advantages of implants for patients with dentures are denture stability, increased patient comfort and confidence.
Crowns can strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure and improve the appearance of your teeth. A "cap," "jacket" or "crown" will restore a broken, heavily filled or cracked tooth to an ideal size and shape. This may also be recommended after root canal therapy has been completed, as the tooth is more apt to fracture.
Tooth Decay and Repair
Often a tooth will not start bothering you until there is significant loss of tooth structure. With the help of routine x-rays, problems can be detected earlier-before you experience a toothache.
While seldom painful and frequently free of any obvious signs or symptoms, periodontal disease can progress, undetected, to the point where supporting bone is destroyed. Early treatment and prevention is essential. While periodontal disease is caused by plaque, a number of other factors, including poorly fitting bridges, badly aligned teeth and defective fillings, contribute to the development of this condition.