Severe and persistent toothache that interferes with your daily activities. A swollen jaw that may be accompanied by a fever, bad taste in your mouth, difficulty swallowing or breathing, and pain Chipped or broken tooth as a result of trauma to your mouth (e.g., playing sports or experiencing a fall) Dental abscess that becomes severely painful, which can be accompanied by a constant bad taste in your mouth, pus, swollen glands, or a fever Gums that regularly bleed during and after toothbrushing
Dental x-rays are an effective tool for our dental team to use when examining, diagnosing, and treating your teeth. We have a variety of x-ray technology in our office to image virtually any structure in your mouth in detail. X-rays also help us explain potential treatment plans and outcomes to you so you can make informed decisions about your dental health.
Along with your at-home dental care routine, we recommend professional dental care at least twice a year for most of our patients. Those with chronic oral conditions such as cavities, infections or even gum disease may need to schedule more frequent visits. During your routine professional visits, your dentist can thoroughly examine your gums, teeth and overall oral health, ensuring that no problems are forming. A professional dental cleaning will also be provided, ensuring that every corner of your mouth is clean, even those areas you miss. Oral cancer screenings are also recommended in an attempt for early diagnosis and treatment as it can greatly increase survival rate.
Root Canals Therapy
This approach to advanced tooth decay allows us to preserve the natural outer structure of the tooth while eliminating further decay or infection. We focus on making you as comfortable as possible so you can enjoy pain-free days ahead.
Crowns are used to cover a tooth that has been repaired through a root canal, has cracked or has a large filling. Crowns offer extra protection to the damaged tooth. They can be made of a range of materials, but porcelain is the most popular because it blends in seamlessly with other teeth.
A filling is performed when a cavity has caused decay in the tooth that must be removed by your dentist. When this decay is removed, there must be something placed in the tooth to give it stability and prevent further decay in the area. This is where fillings come in – fillings are used to stabilize the tooth and fill in areas that have been damaged by tooth decay. If you do not get a filling, your tooth may be left exposed and succumb to fractures, chips, and decay that could lead to infection. At Sixth Avenue Dental, we practice preventative dentistry in order to save patients from the damage that tooth decay causes. However, if you do experience the effects of decay, then you can get it removed with no problem. Fillings are a common procedure, and you can go home knowing that your tooth is healthy and stable once again.
Cosmetic bonding is a procedure that uses composite resin, the same tooth-colored material used for fillings, to alter the shape or color of a tooth.
Bonding can help close gaps between teeth, repair chipped teeth or reshape teeth that are too small or irregularly shaped. The procedure can also cover deep-set stains, cracks or pits on tooth surfaces.
Bonding is a simple procedure that can be performed in just one visit to your dentist.
When your oral wellbeing depends on the removal of a tooth or teeth, you have the option to have an extraction completed right here in our dental office. We can provide wisdom tooth removal as well as removal for teeth that are injured, diseased, or problematic in preparation for restorations.
Bridges Missing teeth can diminish the appearance of a smile and can cause other teeth to drift out of place. Dental bridges are a commonly used solution for missing teeth. Dental bridges containing replacement teeth are anchored into place by healthy teeth on either side of the bridge. Bridges cannot be removed, but need to be checked for wear during regular dental checkups.
Get that perfect shade of white when you smile! Enhancing the colour and brightness of your teeth is simple with our professional-grade at-home whitening kits, provided by your dentist, who must first create custom mouth trays for you. These trays are to be filled with professional-grade whitening gel and placed over your top and bottom teeth. After wearing them for a specified time period every day for about two weeks, your teeth will achieve the same whitening results as an in-office treatment.
Veneers are a paper-thin restoration that is placed over the front of your teeth to reshape your smile. Custom-made in a dental laboratory, veneers are long-lasting, beautiful, and comfortable. Veneers can be used to make a number of corrections, from crooked or misshapen teeth to discoloured or chipped teeth.
If you have misaligned teeth, you may have been putting off orthodontic treatment for one reason or another. Maybe you don’t think that a few teeth out of place is a big deal. Or maybe you don’t want to deal with a mouth full of metal. The fact is that there are many benefits to having straight teeth besides a more attractive smile. And, with advancements in dentistry, a new treatment is now available that can straighten teeth without cumbersome metal wires and brackets. Sixth Avenue Dental offers the Invisalign® treatment in Slave Lake to produce straight, beautiful smiles.
Many of our patients suffer from bruxism, a condition that causes the jaw to become overactive (usually at night). Patients grind their teeth, causing friction that can damage the teeth, soft tissues, and the jaw. Night guards are thin plastic sheaths that fit over the top arch and act as a barrier between the teeth to reduce friction caused by bruxism.
Sports Mouth Guards
Many athletes, professional and amateur alike, choose to wear professionally designed sports mouth guards. These guards offer a more secure and comfortable fit for optimal impact absorption. Professional mouth guards can protect the teeth, soft tissues, jaw, face, and head, making them an extremely important piece of sporting equipment for nearly any type of athlete.
Retainers Newly straightened teeth? We can help you keep them that way with custom retainers that are designed to fit your beautiful, straight arches perfectly. Retainers are worn every day for months or years, so it’s important that they’re made from durable material that holds up to wear and tear. Our retainers are designed in a professional dental laboratory so you need fewer replacements.