Happy. Healthy. Dentistry.
We strive to create great smiles through great dental experiences.
Our Calgary dental office is pleased to offer to our patients the following general dental services:
Being active is an important element in maintaining your overall health. Some sporting activities, however, may put you or your child at increased risk of dental or facial trauma, which can be a serious oral health problem.
One of the most effective ways to prevent dental trauma while participating in sporting activities is to always wear a dental mouth or sportsguard.
Our custom-fitted sportsguards are easily fabricated in one short visit and are now available in your team colours! These appliances are specifically designed to help cushion the mouth, teeth & jaw, helping to prevent significant damage in the event of injury to the facial area.
Many patients wonder when they should bring their young children in for their first dental visit. The Canadian Dental Association recommends that your child be seen by a dentist within 6 months of the eruption of their first tooth or by one year of age.
At our general dental office, we see children of all ages from babies to teenagers. As with all of our patients, we work very hard to try to make your child's first and subsequent visits to our office as comfortable and stress-free as possible. We welcome and encourage parents to stay with their child for their entire dental visit. We focus on all aspects of preventative care including using dental sealants where appropriate and educating your child about the importance of oral healthcare.
It's our privilege to be your partner in your child's dental health!
Need a second opinion?
Have questions about what we can do for you?
It would be our pleasure to meet with you and find the solutions that suit both your current oral healthcare needs and your lifestyle.
Good oral hygiene is vital not only for a healthy and beautiful smile, but also for your overall health. According to the Canadian Dental Association, recent studies have shown that gum disease can not only affect your oral health, but may even contribute to the development of heart disease and other ailments.
At Advance Your Health Dental, we know we have an important role to play in your overall health.
Our caring and gentle team of experienced dental hygienists are here to assist you in achieving and maintaining your optimal oral health by tailoring an oral hygiene program for you that is specifically designed for your particular needs, state of health and overall oral hygiene goals.
Don't underestimate the importance of a healthy smile and book your dental hygiene appointment today!
Often times, root canals are associated with pain. The reality is, however, that such pain is generally not from the root canal procedure itself but from the condition of the affected tooth. Typically, root canals relieve the pain you are experiencing as a result of a serious infection in your tooth or significant trauma causing damage to its internal structure.
A root canal, also known as endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure that may be able to save your tooth in these circumstances, which is always the preferred option over the extraction of your tooth.
How is a root canal accomplished?
Under a local anaesthetic, the necrotic or affected inner components of your tooth are carefully and thoroughly removed in order to salvage the remaining root and tooth structure. Root canal treated teeth are generally fortified at an additional visit with a post and often completed with a crown, which makes your tooth both aesthetically beautiful and functional. After the final restoration, the root canalled tooth should function like any other tooth.
If you have any questions about root canal treatment, call our Calgary dental office in Kensington at 403.283.4252 today.
Wherever possible, our main goal is to always save your tooth. Unfortunately, in some instances, a tooth is so badly damaged that there is not enough healthy tooth structure remaining to support any kind of restoration such as a crown or a filling. In these cases, the tooth cannot be saved and extraction is necessary.
At your appointment, Dr. Thompson will ensure that you are advised of all available alternative options, including a root canal, crown, or filling, and the likelihood of success of such treatments. All of your questions will be carefully answered to ensure that you make an informed decision about this irreversible procedure.
Do All Wisdom Teeth Require Extractions?
Not all wisdom teeth require extraction. X-rays will be taken to determine the health and positioning of your wisdom teeth. Some people keep their wisdom teeth their entire lives without any issues. When cavities, infection, or gum inflammation become an issue, it may be recommended to have your wisdom teeth extracted. Sometimes wisdom teeth are advised to be removed for orthodontic reasons or in preparation for denture placement.
If you are wondering whether an extraction is necessary for any of your teeth, call our Calgary dentist, Dr. Thompson, in Kensington/Hillhurst-Sunnyside for a consultation appointment.