Our Services

Sedation Dental Group is proud to offer a broad range of services
Our team of dentists pursue their individual areas of interest which allows us to provide a comprehensive set of general dentistry treatments. This approach gives our patients the freedom to use our practice for most of their dental needs. When a specialist’s services are required, we refer to a carefully selected list of periodontists, endodontists and oral surgeons that work well with our patients’ unique needs.
We now are collaborating with a psychologist/psychotherapist to help create a tailored approach for you if needed. If anxious about visiting the dental office and need a therapeutic approach to help address your anxiety or fear, ask us about setting up an appointment with our local psychologist to help create a regiment to get you through the doors of the clinic and through your dental procedures

Preventative Dentistry Ottawa

As with your car, preventative maintenance is the best form of care. Just as you should change the oil and maintain other fluid levels in your car to avoid a major repair, brushing and flossing daily will help you to avoid a major dental repair. And as your car should go in for a regular checkup to diagnose any problems you may not know about, you should visit your dentist annually for a checkup and cleaning. This will diagnose any cavities so they can be repaired before they become too severe (which may lead to an extraction or abscess).

There are three levels of preventative care in dentistry: primary, secondary and tertiary.

Primary prevention focuses on proper brushing, flossing and a balanced diet. Secondary prevention focuses on early disease detection, such as gingivitis or other medical problems like diabetes. Tertiary prevention focuses on reducing the negative impact an existing condition may be causing, such as filling cavities, replacing missing teeth with dental bridges.

Everyone benefits from preventative dentistry, especially children. By teaching them how to brush, floss and care for their teeth from the beginning, they will have stronger, healthier adult teeth. Adults also benefit because rectifying problems early helps them keep their real teeth for life.

As oral health is connected to your body as a whole, it is important to keep your mouth healthy. Healthy teeth and gums will contribute to your overall health, as harmful bacteria is discouraged from breeding.

Dental Flossing Ottawa

FACTS ON FLOSSING
Fight plaque, tooth decay, and bad breath in minutes.

BAD BACTERIA
You may not realize that even when your mouth is clean, bacteria lurk in the warm, damp cave, growing and eating incessantly. These naturally occurring microorganisms make a delicacy of even the most minute food particles, after which they deposit a sticky residue on the teeth called plaque. After you brush and floss, plaque accumulates throughout the day and night, especially in places where toothbrushes can’t reach.

Left to harden into tartar, plaque build-up irritates gums and can trigger inflammation and gum disease. Sound like a nasty situation? It doesn’t have to be. In fact, you can virtually eliminate plaque by carefully brushing and properly flossing every day.

It’s really that simple: your toothbrush cleans the tops and sides of your teeth, while the floss cleans between them. Flossing also polishes teeth and controls bad breath. An extra two or three minutes spent flossing each day can give you a huge advantage in the war against those bad bacteria. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing twice and flossing once daily.

Brushing

THE DOWNHILL SLIDE
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 a variety of general, even life-threatening, health problems. When you don’t brush regularly, harmful bacteria multiply and plaque forms. Combined with sugar, saliva, mucus, and food debris, plaque creates a strong acid substance that eats away protective tooth enamel to cause tooth decay. A downhill slide can result.

Over time, the decay works its way below the enamel to infect tooth dentin, and this can cause pain and kill teeth. Meanwhile, plaque build up on tooth surfaces irritates gums, causing them to pull away from the teeth and expose the sensitive tooth roots. Loose gums form pockets where bacteria and infection gather. This nasty stuff can destroy the bone that holds teeth secure, resulting in tooth loosening or loss. Finally, chronic gum disease can break down the protective barrier between oral bacteria and your blood stream. This allows bacteria to enter your blood stream and increases the risk for a host of health problems like heart disease, stroke, respiratory illness, diabetes complications, and pregnancy complications.

Address

441 MacLaren St, Suite 370, Ottawa, ON K2P 2H3

Phone

613-232-3725
Fax: 613-232-2586
smile@sedationdentalgroup.ca

Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday (Administration Only):
9:00am-2:00pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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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