Choose Our General and Preventative Dentistry in Sherwood Park
Regular dental checkups and minor treatments are always recommended because they can help avoid expensive procedures in the long run. At Family Dentist Sherwood Park, we provide a complete range of general and preventative dentistry services for clients from across Sherwood Park, Alberta.
From comprehensive oral examinations to thorough dental scaling, wisdom tooth operations, nightguards for bruxism and more, you can count on our experienced practitioners to help protect you from serious tooth and gum diseases. Our knowledgeable hygienists address specific habits that may be detrimental to your oral health and discuss alternatives, methods, and lifestyle changes to help improve your overall health and at-home care. For more information, please feel free to email us.
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Our dentists carry out thorough inspections and look for signs of soft tissue disease, bony pathologies, decay and cavities, or otherwise damaged teeth. They will use dental x-rays to help diagnose cavities that hide between your teeth. If you experience gum bleeding or tooth pain, we recommend a visit as soon as possible for an assessment and timely cure.
Our registered dental hygienists perform dental cleanings. First, we measure your dental pockets (gum levels) and determine if there are areas of active inflammation in the gum tissue (gingivitis) and bone (periodontitis). Dental scaling is done with special instruments that slide below the gum tissue to remove tartar (hardened plaque) and clean those hard-to-reach spots. If some areas need more attention our hygienists will recommend using special solutions to promote healing and if required, more frequent visits. We will also assist you with advice on lifestyle changes for improved overall oral health. Dental cleanings should be performed every 6 months to help prevent the buildup of calculus and the development of gum or bone disease. High-risk patients may require cleanings every 3-4 months.
Our friendly dental team enjoys interacting with children of all ages and making sure that your kids are comfortable and stress-free during oral checkups and other procedures. It is recommended that your child sees the dentist 6 months after the eruption of their first tooth. Most of the time, we begin with a basic visual inspection of their teeth to get them relaxed and looking forward to their next appointment. Since baby teeth are softer than adult teeth and decay more easily, we suggest that children have their teeth checked every 6 months. With this frequency, our dental team can also keep track of their growth and refer to a specialist in a timely manner if dental function, alignment, speech, or sleep problems arise. Please contact our team if you have any dental health questions regarding your littles.
We offer sealants or thin plastic coatings that bond into the grooves on the chewing surfaces of your teeth (mainly molars and premolars) and form a protective layer over tooth enamel. Sealants are a non-invasive procedure that can help prevent cavity formation.
With composite, porcelain and other dental filling material, we help eliminate the cavities in your teeth on time before they spread into the nerve (if left untreated). Composite fillings provide a more natural appearance and are used to fill decayed, broken and discoloured teeth. If you experience temperature or sweet sensitivity, it may be time to have it looked at.
Root canal therapy
Our dentists may recommend a root canal if you are experiencing symptoms of irreversible pulpitis (inflammation of the nerve that travels inside the roots of teeth) or infection. Specialized instruments are used to extract tissue from within the roots, which is then cleaned and sealed. The procedures can be long and are often done over two visits. The patient should feel at ease and comfortable throughout the entire procedure.
Dental extractions (oral surgery)
Teeth may become badly decayed or broken beyond repair in some cases. In these circumstances, the dentist will recommend that the tooth be extracted. Using a local anesthetic, we ensure that the patient is well anesthetized, stress-free and relaxed during the operation.
Wisdom tooth extraction
Wisdom teeth grow towards the end of adolescence. Most people do not have room for wisdom teeth to erupt and may cause pressure, pain, or infection. They may also cause crowding or damage to the adjacent teeth. To avoid such deterioration, pain and swelling, a wisdom tooth extraction may be recommended by your dentist.
For our dental surgeries and other treatment, we can offer oral sedation to alleviate the stress and anxiety surrounding those procedures. We will assess your level of comfort and medical history to select the appropriate medication and deliver it in a safe and regulated way. Throughout the procedure, the patient is closely monitored with medical devices and continuous attention by our trained and attentive staff.
Some patients suffer from bruxism, which causes them to grind and clench their teeth at night or during the day. Headaches, sore jaw and neck muscles, and sensitive, chipped and broken teeth are also potential side-effects. Our dentist may recommend a nightguard to protect your teeth and the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). A dental impression is taken at the initial appointment and then lab fabricated. When nightguards are inserted at the second appointment, they should fit snugly over the teeth and feel balanced and comfortable.
Athletes and other sportspersons wear sports guards over their teeth to reduce and prevent damage from blows to the face and head. Do you have a game coming up? On the ice, on the ground, or on the court - whatever your sport - keep your teeth clean and protected. Feel free to inquire about our in-office sports guards.