& Snoring Appliances
If you clench or grind your teeth at night while you are sleeping, you may need an appliance called nightguards. This type of appliance custom fits over your teeth to protect them from wear caused by clenching and grinding. There are two common types of guards available and your dentist can help you determine which nightguards will work best for you.
A sports mouthguard is a removable dental appliance that fits over the upper teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injuries such as tooth loss or fracture and lacerations to the mouth and gums.
If you experience a direct blow to the jaw or teeth, a sports mouthguard acts as a shock absorber so that the force is distributed and absorbed throughout the appliance.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a serious medical condition characterized by collapse of the airway while sleeping causing a stoppage of normal air flow into the lungs and is often (but not always) accompanied by loud snoring. As the body is no longer able to breathe normally patients will experience episodes of wakefulness as they struggle to breathe throughout the night, the loud snoring can also be irritating to their bed partner who may also be awakened by the snoring or loud gasping for air. This chronic condition can have a number of serious health consequences and if you are concerned about sleep apnea or snoring please discuss the matter with your physician or mention it to your dentist or hygienist at your next checkup.
OSA is normally treated with a device designed to keep the airway open while sleeping called a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine. However, many patients cannot tolerate this device or prefer something more discrete/portable.
If you suffer from sleep apnea and cannot tolerate your CPAP device you may be a good candidate for a sleep apnea appliance. These appliances, while not suitable for every case of OSA, can help you to maintain an open airway while you sleep improving the quality of your sleep and also reducing the volume and frequency of snoring episodes.
Please contact our office if you wish to schedule a consultation to determine if a sleep apnea appliance is right for you.
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.