At Moncton Dental, our family-friendly clinic offers a full-spectrum of dentistry services. Based in Steveston, our goal is to provide healthy, beautiful and confident smiles across Richmond, BC. In trying to provide the best possible service, we have extended work hours and we’re even open on Saturdays! Some of our family dentistry services include:
We Work to Provide Gentle Care
Our team at Moncton Dental puts a priority on your comfort. We offer relaxing music, we take our time with treatments to be as gentle as possible, and we empower our patients to stop a procedure with the lifting of a finger. If you or your family is in need of comprehensive dental services, contact Moncton Dental today!
In addition to a thorough teeth cleaning, your dental visit includes:
We may also take X-rays, which can help us determine the presence or degree of issues like periodontal (gum) disease, abscesses, cavities and any abnormal growth. Our modern X-ray technology works fast, reducing exposure by up to 70-80% more than some older X-ray technologies.
At Moncton Dental, during each and every check-up appointment, we carefully inspect your tongue and the floor and roof of your mouth. We also feel the lymph nodes in your neck area for any abnormalities. If we detect anything unusual, we will conduct further testing to ensure that you receive the appropriate care and follow-up.
We are equipped with the latest technology in oral cancer screening – the VELscope. This device emits a safe, visible, blue light into the oral cavity, which excites mucosal tissue and causes it to fluoresce. Abnormal tissue stands out against the otherwise normal fluorescence patterns of surrounding healthy tissue.
There are basically 4 types of filling materials available: composite, porcelain, amalgam and gold. All of these materials have certain advantages and disadvantages that should be considered depending on the tooth in question, and the size of the decay that needs to be treated. Estimated life span of the filling, cost and aesthetics also need to be considered.
When the nerve of your tooth becomes infected, a successful root canal treatment lets you keep the tooth rather than having to pull it out. Keeping your tooth helps to prevent your other teeth from drifting out of line and causing bite and jaw problems. Saving a natural tooth avoids having to replace it with an artificial tooth.
Inside the tooth is an area of soft tissue called the pulp, which carries the tooth's nerves and blood vessels. Root canals are very small, thin divisions that branch off from the pulp chamber down to the tip of the root. A tooth has between one to four root canals in most cases.
When the pulp becomes infected due to a deep cavity, fracture or trauma, it can die. As a result, pain is felt when biting down and apply hot or cold foods and drinks. A dead tooth may cause pain and/or swelling. Your dentist may notice the infection from a dental x-ray for other changes with the tooth. If left untreated, an abscessed tooth can introduce serious oral health problems.
Root canal therapy cleans the diseased pulp and reshapes the canal(s) using very fine dental instruments. The canal is then filled with a rubber-like substance called gutta-percha or another material to prevent recontamination of the tooth and then permanently restored with a post and/or a crown. This enables patients to keep the original tooth.
Image reference: “tooth: cross section of an adult human molar”. Art. Encycloædia Britannica Online.
If you find yourself constantly experiencing restless sleep, followed by a headache or a stiff jaw upon waking, you may be suffering from night time bruxism – commonly referred to as teeth grinding. The average person can exert up to 200 lbs of muscular force on their back teeth. This pressure can lead to damage to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). There are a few different options for treating bruxism including removing the high spots on problem teeth, reshaping or reconstructing the biting surfaces of teeth affected by crowns or inlays, or by fitting you with a plastic mouth guard to protect your teeth at night. Here are 7 tell-tale signs that indicate a stressed out smile:
Sports injuries to your mouth and jaw can occur at any age. Many of these injuries can be avoided by simply wearing a properly fitted mouth guard. At Moncton Dental, we make custom sports guards that can provide a great fit that not only protects your teeth and gums, but the soft acrylic can also reduce the severity of concussions. To learn more about our protective dental equipment, call us today.