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Fundy Dental Centre | Emergency Dental Clinic - Dental Services

Dental Services

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EMERGENCY DENTAL SERVICES:

Our primary focus is to provide prompt and effective treatment for dental emergencies.

We try to offer treatment either the same-day or next-day for true "dental emergencies". 

 

If you do not have a regular dentist, or if your own dentist is not able to see you in a timely fashion, call our office to book an appointment to be seen at our clinic.

 

OTHER DENTAL SERVICES:

We also offer other dental services! Please see our services listed below.

FULL LIST OF OUR DENTAL SERVICES

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DENTAL EMERGENCIES

Generally speaking, we define a true dental emergency as severe pain, trauma, infection, swelling or bleeding in your mouth or jaw that is causing a disruption to your daily routine. (example: loss of sleep, inability to eat, unbearable pain that cannot be managed).

 

These emergency issues are of high importance and need to be addressed immediately, before they develop into more severe issues. Pain can originate from the tooth, the surrounding tissues, or can have the sensation of originating in your teeth but may be caused by another independent source (such as sinuses). You might even feel like the pain is radiating to your neck or ears. Depending on the kind of pain you are experiencing, we can determine the likely cause and treat the issue accordingly.

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URGENT DENTAL CARE

Sometimes you may experience issues that are considered "urgent", rather than an "emergency" issue. There are a number of inconvenient dental related incidents that occur (broken tooth, hypersensitivity, crown falling off, detection of suspicious lesion in mouth etc.).

 

At Fundy Dental Centre we will perform a specific examination and radiograph for all patients that arrive at our office. However, due to the unpredictable patient flow of this office, we may not be able to provide definitive non-emergency same-day treatment in these situations. We may book you back for treatment for these dental issues on another date. That being said, we do try to get you treated as  soon as possible!

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SEDATION OPTIONS

Dental anxiety is often a significant barrier for many people to seek dental treatment. We try to make our patients’ experience as comfortable as possible. We offer "conscious sedation" options for patients who qualify (determined by your age & a health assessment) : N202 Sedation, Oral Sedation, IV Sedation.

Conscious sedation methods deeply relax you for the dental procedure, but you are still able to respond appropriately to the dentist's verbal commands. (A patient is not put to sleep, but sedated patients may fall asleep.) Also, many forms of conscious sedation have an amnesic component, so a person will likely not remember the procedure the next day.


For more information about sedation options and whether or not you are a candidate, please contact our office.

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TOOTH EXTRACTIONS
& ORAL SURGERY

Our office performs many surgical procedures, including most simple and complicated tooth extractions, wisdom tooth removal, dental implant placement and other minor surgical treatments. Dental surgery is easily performed with local anesthetic (freezing), but some patients choose one of our sedation options for these types of appointments.

Oral surgery is any procedure that involves cutting into or removing tissue from your mouth. It includes procedures like removing a tooth, gum surgery, and receiving dental implants. If there is a procedure we cannot do, we will refer to you to an Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgeon (OMFS), or have your family dentist do so.

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ROOT CANAL

We advocate that you keep your own teeth whenever possible. Many artificial tooth replacement options are very good, but there is no substitute for the real thing. 

 

A root canal treatment is a dental procedure to remove inflamed or infected pulp on the inside of the tooth which is then carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed. Root canal treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection, and save the tooth.

In an emergency situation, we can remove the infected nerve/pulp (start the root canal) to get you out of the immediate pain. Then you can reschedule an appointment here (or with your dentist) to complete the root canal. 

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BROKEN TEETH

Teeth tend to break  or chip off at the most inconvenient times. Sometimes a broken tooth is a true dental emergency, but often is less urgent. Non-emergent tooth fractures can be scheduled at your convenience with your regular dentist, but if you do not have one or the wait-time for an appointment is too far out, you can call us to be seen.

 

Due to the unpredictable schedule at our office, we cannot always guarantee same-day treatment for these issues,. At the very least, (after an exam and x-ray) we can smooth a sharp edge or patch a cusp until you can be booked back in for definitive care at our office, or at your own dentist’s office.

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DENTAL IMPLANTS

Implants are now the gold standard to replace a single tooth, and are also a great option to replace multiple missing teeth, or to stabilize partial and complete dentures. 

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium metal. It is inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the natural tooth. A replacement tooth is then attached to the implant. The implant acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place. If you are in good general health, have healthy gums and have enough bone in the jaw to hold an implant, dental implants might be right for you. If your jawbone has shrunk or if it has not developed normally, you may be able to have a bone graft to build up the bone. A bone graft is a way of adding new bone to your jaw in the area where the implant will be placed. For more information about dental implants click here.

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DENTURES &
OTHER DENTAL PROSTHETICS

You can book a consult appointment with one of our dentists if you are in need of other dental treatments or dental appliances.

 

With Apex Digital Lab Technologists, Ltd. on site, we are able to coordinate the creation (or repair) of most of these items through their modern lab!

 

Examples:

  • Implants

  • Dentures

    • Partial Plates

    • Complete Dentures

    • Implant-Supported Dentures

  • Bridges​

  • Crowns

  • Biteplane / Biteplate

  • Essix Retainers

  • TMJ pain management 

  • Appliances for sports (custom mouth guards), sleep apnea and snoring.

  • Whitening Trays

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CONSULTATIONS
& REFERRALS

SENDING OUT REFERRALS*:

If we are not able to do the treatment you require ourselves, and if you do not have your own family dentist, we can send off a referral to a Specialist to do the treatment you need.

 

RECEIVING REFERRALS*:

Patients that have a regular dentist but are interested in treatment at our office should consult with their own dentist first. A referral letter from your own dentist and any x-rays already taken should then be sent to our office. For more information click here.

 

CONSULTATIONS*: Thinking of dentures or implants, or another applian? Book a consult!

 

(*)  For these services, ​fees may be charged if you require x-rays/images and examination/consults with the dentist. – but these are necessary if treatment is to be pursued.

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