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Glenridding Dental

FAQ's

We take the guesswork out of dentistry by answering some of our patients’ most frequently asked questions. Can’t find your answer? Feel free to contact us, and we’d be happy to help. 

Everyone wants a whiter, brighter, and healthier smile. Periodical dental visits include teeth and gum cleaning and spotting cavities. Most cavities start on the occlusal (top) or the interproximal (side or in-between two teeth) surfaces. 

Your dentist will check for abnormalities in the oral cavity, neck, and thyroid glands. Dental issues, if diagnosed early, can easily be treated or prevented altogether. For optimal oral health, we always recommend regular dental exams.

Pain can be magnified by anxiety. Building trust with your dentist and hygienist is essential as it will ease your tension and alleviate your pain. With topical and local anesthetics, you will feel little pain and recover quickly.

Building trust with your dentist and hygienist team is important. Pain can be magnified by fear and anxiety, but as you become familiar with the dentist and the team, you will feel at ease with your surroundings, which will alleviate any pain. With topical and local anesthetics, patients feel very little pain and recover quickly.

It’s normal to be anxious about a dentist visit and the cost of your treatment. Glenridding Dental Clinic, Edmonton, offers affordable and quality dental services with a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. Most of our services are insurance friendly, with direct billing and flexible payment options.

We recommend dental veneers for chipped, discolored, worn-out, misaligned, or uneven teeth. They improve your smile and protect your teeth from further damage. If you are looking for a quick and long-term dental restoration solution, veneers are the best option.

Teeth whitening is one of our most popular cosmetic dental services. Everyone wants a whiter smile to enhance their appearance and boost their confidence. Teeth discoloration due to lifestyle, age, smoking, and diet choices are typical reasons for teeth whitening. It is one of the most in-demand cosmetic dental services. Whitening is perfect for special occasions like weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, and job interviews.

Dental phobias are common among children. They usually outgrow this fear as they mature. At Glenridding Dental Clinic, Edmonton, we provide a kid-friendly approach to make their visits fun-filled and educational. We encourage parents to prepare their children for dental visits. Avoid sharing your scary dentist experiences, avoiding words like ‘needle,’ ‘injection,’ and ‘extraction.’ Also, take the time to educate them on dental hygiene and care.

Each tooth has a function except for wisdom teeth. Missing teeth affect your appearance and create challenges when chewing, biting, or pronouncing words. In extreme cases, missing teeth can cause neighboring teeth to shift, causing discomfort and TMJ (the hinge connecting the jaw to the skull)-related pain. It is crucial to replace the missing teeth to retain the arch space’s function. With advanced technology, we offer dental implants, bridges, or partial or full dentures to replace missing teeth.

We treat infected root canals with root canal therapy. The process involves cleaning out the infection and refilling the space with a dental filling, preventing infections. If the infected root isn’t treated promptly, it can destroy the entire tooth and the neighboring teeth.

Crowns are the best way to restore chipped, cracked, or damaged teeth. If maintained with good oral hygiene practices, dental crowns can last for 10 – 15 years.

Teeth sensitivity is a sudden, sharp, and shooting pain when teeth are exposed to extreme temperatures or sweet or spicy food. Teeth sensitivity happens when the dentin is exposed, a porous dental tissue due to loss of enamel or receding gums. Overzealous brushing, tooth grinding, dental cleaning or treatments, and gum diseases can contribute to teeth sensitivity. If you have any symptoms, visit our dental clinic in Edmonton for an appointment with our dentist.

Dental x-rays, along with a visual examination, are recommended by dentists for a complete diagnosis. X-rays detect decay or diseases not visible to the naked eye. Radiographs provide a clear and complete picture of any teeth issues. We can also study the roots, jaws, and facial bones with dental x-rays. At Glenridding, we have an advanced digital x-ray facility. Digital x-rays are less harmful, take less time, and are easy to store.

The frequency of visits to a dental hygienist depends on various factors. We recommend once every six months at our dental clinic in Edmonton if you have healthy teeth with no predisposing conditions. If you have undergone any restorative or cosmetic dental treatments, we advise a visit once every four months. The same applies to children with tooth decay or gum disease.

Dental implants are cosmetic dentistry with complex processes that involve expensive implant posts, crowns, and procedures like teeth extractions and whitening. Also, restorative and cosmetic dental services are not offered by all dentists. Though dental implants are expensive, they have a high success rate and a long lifetime.

Dental assessment of infants within six months of first tooth eruption, or by one year of age, is recommended by the Canadian Dental Association. Children should have a dental exam every six months to diagnose dental issues early and educate them on oral hygiene.

Crowded, crooked, or misaligned teeth can make you feel self-conscious. This can also cause issues like periodontal diseases and speech difficulties and hamper chewing, leading to digestive problems. Modern dentistry offers braces, Invisalign, and surgery to straighten crooked or crowded teeth.

There are several reasons for bleeding gums, including brushing aggressively, plaque accumulation, gingivitis, pregnancy, flossing, or medications. We recommend visiting your dentist in Edmonton for bleeding gums to rule out the cause and prevent further issues.

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