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Sleep Dentistry and Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Posted by on Dec 30, 2016 in Extractions, Sedation Dentistry | Comments Off on Sleep Dentistry and Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Sleep Dentistry and Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom teeth, or our “third molars”, are the last molars to make an appearance in our mouths – usually when we’re in our late teens or in our early twenties. For some, the molars never show up at all! Often, wisdom teeth will only partially erupt in the mouth (referred to as impacted wisdom teeth) – and are at a higher risk for becoming infected due to the surrounding gum flaps where food and bacteria can become easily trapped. Alternatively, wisdom teeth may come in misaligned, putting the adjacent teeth at risk for damage. When wisdom...

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Sedation Can Ease Your Dental Phobia

Posted by on Dec 17, 2016 in Sedation Dentistry | Comments Off on Sedation Can Ease Your Dental Phobia

Sedation Can Ease Your Dental Phobia

While our worst fears can wreak havoc on our lives from time to time, a particular phobia can be very harmful to the health of our mouths. Dental Phobia, or Dental Anxiety, is a common condition that causes sufferers to avoid visiting the dentist at all costs. Though some people may experience a normal fear of the dentist – Dental Phobia keeps patients from important visits. Years spent away from the dentist’s office can lead to an unsightly smile, and pose a serious threat to one’s health. This phobia can be triggered early...

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Have a Happy Holiday, Brush and Floss

Posted by on Dec 11, 2016 in Prevention | Comments Off on Have a Happy Holiday, Brush and Floss

Have a Happy Holiday, Brush and Floss

I hope everyone is having a Happy Holiday! We are in the midst of family and office parties, and all the “goodies” that comes with the holidays, let me be the first to remind you to take care of your precious teeth. Here is a very good reminder of the most common mistakes that people make while brushing and flossing. Mistakes you might be making twice a day. (You do brush twice a day, right?) 1. Your toothbrush bristles aren’t soft enough. When you bought your toothbrush did it say “Soft” or “Extra Soft” on the...

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What Do Christmas Turkeys & Dental Fear Have in Common?

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016 in Children's Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Procedures, Prevention, Sedation Dentistry | Comments Off on What Do Christmas Turkeys & Dental Fear Have in Common?

What Do Christmas Turkeys & Dental Fear Have in Common?

Christmas is often cited as one of the most stressful times of year and I do wonder if it is actually Christmas Day its self or in fact the huge build up that causes the stress. Chatting with many of our patients it seems that whatever your religious persuasion, a day spent with family, eating nice food and perhaps even enjoying the odd tipple is a pleasant thought for the vast majority and something to look forwards to.  Which leads me to conclude that it must be the build up that makes everyone so stressed and grumpy. Maybe if we did not...

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Going for Dental Implant Procedure?

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Dental Procedures, Implants, Sedation Dentistry | Comments Off on Going for Dental Implant Procedure?

Going for Dental Implant Procedure?

About 80% of Canadians will experience Dental implant procedures are the perfect solution for many patients who wish to permanently restore missing teeth. However, some patients experience feelings of severe anxiety before their surgery – sometimes even to the point where they begin to contemplate going through with the procedure at all! Fortunately, Sleep Dentistry makes Dental implant procedures much more relaxing and anxiety-free for a patient, while providing many other benefits as well. A Simple Procedure Contrary to popular belief,...

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Sleep Dentistry and Root Canal Treatment

Posted by on Nov 20, 2016 in Dental Procedures, Sedation Dentistry | Comments Off on Sleep Dentistry and Root Canal Treatment

Sleep Dentistry and Root Canal Treatment

Endodontic therapy (or root canal treatment) is a very common dental procedure, performed to essentially “save” a tooth with a diseased or infected root. While the procedure is most common in adult patients, children can experience severe decay or trauma to a tooth that will require endodontic therapy to treat. The good news is, the procedure has a very high success rate – with the average procedure ranging from 1-2 hours in duration. Sleep Dentistry: Improving a Patient’s Overall Experience While a local anesthetic is...

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Sleep Dentistry and Dental Emergencies

Posted by on Nov 12, 2016 in Dental Emergency, Sedation Dentistry | Comments Off on Sleep Dentistry and Dental Emergencies

Sleep Dentistry and Dental Emergencies

Dental emergencies can be quite scary to experience – especially for patients with dental anxiety or dental phobia. When an emergency strikes, anxious patients may act much more hesitant about visiting their dentist to address the problem – and in many cases, this neglect will only lead to serious complication and long-term damage. Luckily, Asleep for Dentistry’s Dr. Samuel Toong specializes in Dental Anesthesia and is very experienced when it comes to ensuring a patient feels as relaxed and anxiety-free as possible during treatment....

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Smiling with Veneers!

Posted by on Nov 5, 2016 in Cosmetic Dentistry | Comments Off on Smiling with Veneers!

Smiling with Veneers!

Are you 100% happy with your smile? Many patients aren’t completely satisfied with the appearance of their teeth – maybe they’re chipped or somewhat crooked in appearance, unusual in shape/size, have gaps, or are dull and yellow. Well… if you suffer from any of these dental aesthetic issues, you’re in luck: veneers can fix all of that for you, and will be able to give you the smile of your dreams! How Does It Work? Veneers are wafer-thin, tooth-coloured shells. They’re bonded to the surfaces of the teeth in order to restore or improve their...

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Get Over the Fear of General Anesthesia

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in Sedation Dentistry | Comments Off on Get Over the Fear of General Anesthesia

Get Over the Fear of General Anesthesia

Do you have a fear of being “put to sleep”? If so, you might be pleased to hear that you’re not alone. Many patients are frightened by the idea of being sedated – some even fear they’ll never wake up! This unsettling idea will often cause patients to put off important dental treatments that require the use of general anesthesia. If you or someone you know has a fear of general anesthesia or is unsure about its safety, we’ve got some information for you that may be helpful. Is general anesthesia really safe? Despite what some...

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Trouble Getting Numb at the Dentist?

Posted by on Oct 23, 2016 in Dental Procedures, Sedation Dentistry | Comments Off on Trouble Getting Numb at the Dentist?

Trouble Getting Numb at the Dentist?

Have you ever had trouble getting numb for your dental treatment? Maybe it took longer than usual, or required a couple extra attempts from the dentist. Don’t worry, it happens! While a resistance to the numbing effects of a local anesthetic is relatively rare, sometimes, patients can be quite numb to getting numb. The good news is, even in these rare conditions, the dentist will do everything he or she can to ensure you achieve the pain-free treatment that you deserve. So, why does local anesthetic work differently for some patients? We’ve...

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