What to Know Before Going in For Sedation & Anesthesia

If you’re going in for dental or oral surgery, you are typically given two options. The options are dependent on your anxiety level and the procedure’s complexity. One option is for your dentist to administer a freezing/numbing agent. You will be awake throughout your procedure. This is called local anesthesia. It is a numbing medication […]

September 30, 2019

Why Consider Dental Implants to Replace your Tooth.

It is critical for your health to take adequate care of your teeth. However, tooth loss is a pretty common event. Causes for tooth loss include age, gum disease, failed root canals, tooth decay and accidents (e.g. sports accidents, tripping and falling, etc.) More and more people are looking to dental implants to replace their […]

July 22, 2019

Wisdom Teeth Post-Operation Steps to Follow

More than 80% of Canadians are going to need to have their wisdom teeth extracted at some point in their lives. It’s fair to say, wisdom teeth extractions are a common procedure. However, that does not mean the recovery is fast or painless. Here are some helpful hints below. Rest assured that our nurse will […]

July 2, 2019

The Negative Effects of Losing Your Teeth

The idea that senior citizens are the only ones that deal with tooth loss is a myth. Poor oral health and neglecting to address oral pains and aches could result in tooth loss for children, teenagers and adults. The importance of your teeth is one that needs no explanation; we generally don’t appreciate the role […]

June 7, 2019

5 Reasons Bone Grafting Is Beneficial For Oral Surgery

Losing teeth not only impacts your physical health, but it also affects your mental health including your self-confidence and overall happiness. Dental implants are the most effective replacement for your missing tooth or multiple teeth.  Bone grafting is essential to implant surgery because in some cases, it is necessary to prepare your mouth for a […]

May 15, 2019

When Should Anesthesia Be Considered?

Do you ever get nervous or anxious about sitting in the dental surgical chair? If you fear going to the dentist, you are not alone. Don’t worry, it’s completely normal. Dental fear/anxiety is a widely recognized problem affecting a large proportion of the population, resulting in avoidance and/or difficulty in accepting dental care.

April 3, 2019

Oral Cancer and Risk Factors

Regular dental checkups are imperative for excellent oral health and a lively smile. What you may not realize is that while your dentist is performing a dental checkup, they are also looking for oral tissue or lesions that can signify oral pre-cancerous lesions or oral cancer. Oral cancer is a devastating disease with no significant […]

March 12, 2019

What Is a Sinus Lift and How Would One Benefit Me?

A sinus lift is a common bone grafting procedure that is performed when there is not enough bone in the upper jaw to accommodate a dental implant. It is becoming increasingly more popular as more people are desiring dental implants to replace their missing teeth.

November 13, 2018

The Importance of Safety in Maxillofacial Offices

The work we provide for our patients is done with the intention that they can feel better about themselves and go forth living a happy and healthy life. None of that is possible without regimented guidelines and a strict focus on quality improvement and safety. Besides ensuring that the work we do is done precisely […]

October 3, 2018

Secure and Safe Ways to Consume and Discard or Destroy Prescription Medicine

Prescription narcotic medications are highly potent, effective and are only administered to individuals that need substantial pain relief, by physicians, pharmacists, dentists, nurse practitioners and optometrists.   Prescription narcotic drugs can create health complications for any person if they are misused or abused. It is vital to know correct and safe methods to take these medications […]