Dental Exams, Cleaning
A dental exam is critical to your ongoing oral health. The dentist looks in your mouth for things that can affect your oral health as well as your overall health. The dental exam can catch problems early when they are much easier and less expensive to treat, possibly before you even see or feel them.
Here at Circle Drive & 8th Street Dental, during your exam (check-up), one can expect a routine soft tissue exam. Typically, this will entail a gum tissue health assessment, oral cancer screening and checks for any other soft tissue abnormalities.
As well as a visual inspection of your mouth, the exam will also include a complete medical history. This allows our dentists to find any health conditions that may affect the success of the dental treatments or procedures or that may be associated with oral health problems. Dental radiographs (x-rays) taken at your exam will show problems such as cavities (decay) under existing fillings, fractures, impacted wisdom teeth and even bone loss caused by gum disease.
Dental Cleanings (Hygiene)
During your dental hygiene appointment, our hygienist will provide an annual periodontal screening examination in which measurements are taken to provide an overview of the health of the ligament and bone support around your teeth. An assessment of the color, texture, recession, bleeding and amount of deposits on your teeth is provided. Our hygienists will recommend a treatment plan that is individualized based on these findings and the needs of our patients.
Gum disease (periodontal disease) is a chronic infection that is most often caused by the build-up of dental plaque. Gum disease rarely shows symptoms before it is well advanced. It is an infection that can wreak havoc on your teeth and your overall health.
The primary focus of modern dental hygiene is inflammation reduction. There is current research to support the role that oral inflammation directly correlates to heart disease, diabetes, dementia, low weight pre-term babies, kidney disease and some cancerous tumors. As your Saskatoon dental clinic, we are committed to educating and providing dental hygiene services that will help you to manage and reduce or eliminate inflammation in your mouth.
The Canadian Dental Hygiene Assocation recommends that you clean your teeth every 4 to 6 months. Visit www.cdha.ca for more information on dental hygiene.
“Dental Care for Children.” Canadian Dental Association Inc.,
Dental Exams, Cleaning & Prevention
A dental exam is critical to your ongoing oral health. A dental exam is the first step in determining overall oral health and allows your dentist to detect any early dental problems that might require oral surgery or other interventions later on.
Children’s Dentistry – Family Friendly
Good habits are formed early in life. Here at Circle Drive & 8th Street Dental in Saskatoon, we know that bringing your child in at an early age starts them on a path to proper dental hygiene and health for the rest of their lives. And we are always happy to welcome new patients!
Emergency Dental Care
Are you experiencing a persistent toothache? Or perhaps a filling has broken and you need it repaired? Don’t worry, we are here to help! We provide a full range of emergency dental services for Saskatoon and accept emergency appointments on short notice.
Fillings, Bondings, Root Canals & Extractions
Cavities are one of the most common dental problems that our patients experience. Bonding is a painless way to make minor repairs to teeth. Root canal treatment is an effective and safe treatment for teeth whose pulp has become inflamed or infected. In some cases, an extraction is needed when a tooth cannot be restored.
Crowns, Veneers, Bridges & Implants
If your tooth is damaged, a crown can be used to restore its shape, appearance and function. You may need a crown if you have a root canal, a large filling or a broken tooth.
Nightguards, Sportsguards & Snoring Appliances
Here at our Saskatoon dental clinic, we provide fittings for nightguards, sports guards, and other equipment that protects your teeth against nighttime clenching and grinding, sports injuries and snoring.
If the thought of a dentist’s appointment makes you anxious, we have options that can make your visit more comfortable. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is one option. Another form of sedation we offer at our clinic is oral sedation, for adults only.
Your smile is one of your best selling points, and no first impression is complete without one. Our clinic offers teeth whitening services to keep your pearly whites looking their best.