Dental Resources

Although we spend most of our time in a clinical environment, our team realizes that one of our main roles is that of educators.

Resource Centre for Patient Education

It is this realization that encourages us to take the extra time needed to talk to our patients about their overall dental health, not just treat their symptoms. People are continuously surprised by the overall importance of good oral health and the options available to them to regain and maintain it.

We encourage everyone to ask any questions that they may have when they are in our office but realize that not everyone has the questions “on the tip of their tongue”. It is just that reason that prompted us to create the Patient Education section with several interesting articles.

Articles

We have put together some information that deals with the topics that we have been asked about most often.

10 Terrific Dentist Anxiety Tips That Will Save Your Smile

Does the idea of going to the dentist make you queasy? You’re not alone; dental phobia is a real thing, but it’s possible to overcome …

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Dental X-Rays

Despite concerns, traditional dental X-rays are a safe and important part of a thorough dental evaluation. By viewing the inside of your teeth and …

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Oral Pain

If you’ve ever experienced dental pain, you know that “tooth ache” is a major understatement. Understanding the basics of tooth pain will help you …

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Brushing

Although most people think they know the reasons for proper, daily tooth brushing, few people realize that clean teeth and healthy gums can protect against …

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Flossing

You may not realize that even when your mouth is clean, bacteria lurk in the warm, damp cave, growing and eating incessantly.

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Oral Cancer

Oral cancer kills more people nationwide than either cervical or skin (melanoma) cancer, and only half of the patients diagnosed will survive more than five …

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Gum Disease

It hides in your mouth, destroying gum tissue and teeth, and it can lead to strokes, heart attacks, and pregnancy complications. Don’t think it’s your …

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Emergency Dental Care

Our team understands that the very nature of an emergency is inconvenience. As your dedicated family dental healthcare providers, we’re here for you in these …

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Adult Tooth Decay

We all hate to hear that our dentist has found new cavities since our last visit. Even worse, some cavities create pain that we can …

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Dental FAQs

We have rounded up some of the most frequently asked and interesting questions our patients have asked us over the years.
We prefer to find cavities in the earliest stages, often when you don’t see or feel them. Early detection allows us to provide the most conservative treatment, which saves you time, expense, and possible discomfort. We also screen for oral cancer, a disease that will affect more than 30-thousand North Americans this year. Oral cancer is deadly, but early detection offers an 80-percent cure rate. Gum disease is another sneaky problem that we try to catch early. It has been linked to stroke, heart attack, osteoporosis, and other health risks, and it is a major cause of tooth loss in adults.

We follow strict guidelines set by governing bodies for dentistry, and by the Public Health Agency of Canada for all health, infection control, and safety related requirements, standards and protocols. Our practices include sterilizing reusable instruments by sealing them into packages and placing them in an autoclave, and safely storing for the next use. Disinfecting treatment rooms with adequate fallow time between patient visits; and using disposable products when possible. We always wear disposable gloves during exams and treatment, face shields, gowns, and other PPE’s for your safety. In addition, we implemented numerous health and safety measures specifically for COVID-19, including Plexiglas dividers, HEPA air purifiers in our operatories, mandatory face masks at all times for staff and patients, mandatory COVID-19 screening for every staff member and patient, as well implanting a vaccine policy for our team members, amongst many other measures. Patient safety and comfort is our top priority at Sedation Dental Group, and we constantly review, revise and update our safety policies as necessary and in line with all relevant safety regulatory bodies and their recommendations. Furthermore, during sedation procedures, we constantly monitor vital signs to ensure a comfortable and safe experience, and have instituted policies, training and contingency plans to ensure all patients are well protected and receive the best care possible.

Bleeding is usually a sign of a problem. When gums bleed, the cause usually stems from the patient brushing too hard or from early-stage gum disease, called gingivitis. We can consult with you on the proper toothbrush and pressure for safe, effective daily oral care. If your gums show signs of gum disease, we may recommend a deep hygiene treatment to stop the disease and return your gums to good health. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults, and it has been linked to many overall health conditions, including stroke, heart attack, and respiratory problems. Untreated, gum disease can escalate to create significant damage to your health, so call for an assessment now. We will help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for life!
Our dentists and our team take extensive continuing education each year. We also read trade journals, attend professional association meetings, and do everything we can to keep in tune with the latest developments in general and cosmetic dentistry, as well as dental technology. We are passionate about our careers, so we enjoy soaking up new information on our profession, then sharing it with you!
An appointment. Your smile and your goals are unique. We offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry services, and after your consultation, you’ll know which services will deliver the smile of your dreams.
Yes, and thank you for your confidence. We appreciate your referrals and promise to extend the same comprehensive, caring service to your friends and coworkers that we give you every time you visit.
Yes. We will see emergency cases during regular business hours.

We are a fee for service office but our team of administrators will be happy to ensure that your claim for any services will be submitted in a timely manner to your insurance carrier for reimbursement.

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COVID-19

Important Notice

Dear friends and patients,
In light of the recent message from our provincial minister, we would like to inform you that dentistry remains unaffected and we remain open Monday-Thursday from 8am-4pm and Friday from 9am-2pm for appointments and inquiries (both dental care and hygiene). The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the Ministry of Public Health have provided us with specific guidelines to follow as we navigate through the pandemic. Please rest assured that stringent infection control protocols have always been followed and we have placed additional safety protocols in accordance with the RCDSO pandemic guidelines to ensure both patient and employee safety and security. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions/concerns at: 613-232-3725 or at smile@sedationdentalgroup.ca.

Sedation Dental Group
December 1st, 2021