Why Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Human evolution has removed the need for our third molars, also referred to as our wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are a set of four adult teeth located in the back corners of your mouth. They typically grow in usually between the ages of 16 and 24; hence the name wisdom teeth for the “wise” young […]

January 20, 2020

The Main Differences Between Sedation and Anesthesia

Going in for oral surgery can be frightening or overwhelming, especially if you’re young or you’ve never had a surgical procedure done before. Often, it is just more comfortable to be sedated or asleep when you are having an oral surgery procedure such as wisdom teeth extractions. In addition, many complex surgeries performed by oral […]

December 9, 2019

What You Need to Know Before Going in For Wisdom Teeth Extraction

More than 80% of the population of Canada has or will need to have their wisdom teeth removed at some point in their lives. While some patients may have them removed at the first sign of detection, others may decide to hold off on having them removed until there are obvious signs of eruption or […]

October 21, 2019

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