Newfoundland and Labrador
A smile speaks a thousand words in any language! Smiles display some part of our personality. A smile is a powerful thing, and, indeed, a smile is contagious.
A shining smile shows off your teeth and brings your oral health to the center of attention. Practicing good oral hygiene keeps teeth and gums sparkling and robust so you can flash your smile with confidence.
When you hear the term oral hygiene, there is a good chance that your immediate thought is of teeth. Yes, teeth play an essential role in oral health, but there is much more to your mouth than teeth, which means there’s more to excellent oral hygiene than brushing and flossing.
In addition to teeth, the human mouth consists of the oral mucosa, the tongue, gums, upper jaw, lower jaw, uvula, frenulum, and the salivary glands. These are essential structures for good oral health, and when you receive dental care, your dentist will routinely examine each of them.
You may have considered what it would cost to have a healthy smile, but what does an unhealthy smile cost you? When you consider the effects of an unhealthy smile, you may think of crooked or discoloured teeth, bad breath, or even tooth loss. But a lack of oral hygiene can lead to health problems beyond those in your mouth.
Top seven most common hygiene mistakes we tend to make, which costs us not just lots of money but also a healthy and happy mouth are:
Bruising only in the morning
Many people brush only in the morning to curb bad breath and neglect nighttime brushing. By the end of the day, your mouth has most amounts of food debris stuck on/in between the teeth. While we sleep, the bacteria in our mouth consume these food particles, and the byproducts are acid secretion leading to tooth decay. Brushing at night is, therefore, non-negotiable.
Brushing your teeth too hard
There’s a misconception that says the harder we scrub, the better we clean, which is false. Aggressive scrubbing over time can cause enamel abrasion and gum recession, ultimately leading to sensitivity issues and tooth structure loss.
Not spending enough time brushing
When you don’t spend adequate time brushing your teeth, likely, the tartar and biofilms are not appropriately removed from the tooth surface, leading to plaque deposits, gum inflammation, bad breath and even cavities. A good practice is setting a timer for two minutes and brush properly.
Replacing flossing with mouth wash
Mouthwash is a useful add-on for oral hygiene, but it does not replace flossing in any way. Mouthwash disinfects the oral cavity, but it doesn’t effectively remove oral debris. Take the extra few minutes to floss with either traditional floss or a water flosser.
Not flossing because you see blood
When our gums bleed, the most common reaction is to avoid flossing. Unhealthy gums are caused by inadequate oral hygiene and tend to bleed when they are touched or flossed. The more you floss, the less you’ll suffer and the better your oral health will be.
Buying whatever toothpaste is on sale
All toothpaste are not created equal. The better deal might not serve you well. Ask your dental healthcare provider for their opinion of the best toothpaste to suit your individual needs. For example, if you have cavity issues, it is essential to use a toothpaste with fluoride. If gingivitis is an issue, there are a slew of toothpaste that can help with minimizing inflammation.
Seeing your dentist only when you’re in pain
This is one of the most critical mistakes we all make when it comes to oral hygiene.
Pay a visit to our dentist only when in a lot of pain or when facing a dental emergency. Many believe that if their mouth doesn’t hurt, then there are no problems, and therefore, they do not regularly see their dentist.
Seeing a dentist regularly ensures your teeth and mouth are healthy. If you wait until you feel the pain to see the dentist, there’s a strong likelihood you’re dealing with a severe issue versus one that could have been addressed adequately — and less expensively — much earlier.
You should see your dentist for a regular checkup every six months.
Avoiding these basic and most common and easily ignored mistakes can save you a lot of money and keep you from facing dental emergencies.
A dental emergency can be frightening, upsetting, and takes you off-guard, which shouldn’t be ignored. Ignoring a dental emergency might increase the risk of permanent damage or the need for expensive treatments. A dental emergency isn’t just about the pain; it may also signify that your oral health is quickly deteriorating.
There can be differing opinions regarding what constitutes a dental emergency, given that different people have different ways of dealing with pain. Simultaneously, one patient may put up discomfort or pain for days before seeking medical help; another may look for emergency dentistry for a minor issue.
Here are the more common situations that qualify as a real dental emergency. If one of them happens to you, it’s imperative to see an emergency dentist in Newfoundland and Labrador as quickly as possible.
What is a Dental Emergency?
A dental emergency includes “oral-facial trauma, significant infection, prolonged bleeding, or pain which cannot be managed by over-the-counter medications.”
What does this mean?
It means that if you have the following conditions, they fall into the category of emergency dental treatment, and you should get treated right away:
- Any toothaches: pressure or temperature sensitivity, especially if this condition prevents you from sleeping or eating properly
- Soft Tissue Injury. Injuries to the mouth, tongue, and gums. Any swelling inside your mouth or facial swelling
- A broken tooth irritates your cheeks or tongue and does not allow you to eat or sleep properly.
- Knocked out tooth
- Fractured or cracks
- Badly bitten lip or tongue
- Something stuck between your teeth that you cannot get out with floss.
- Lost filling that is causing you pain
If you are experiencing severe pain, bleeding, or have hurt your mouth, please visit an emergency dentist in Newfoundland and Labrador as quickly as possible.
At 24/7 Emergency Dental Clinic in Newfoundland and Labrador, we value your teeth and your time. When it comes to dental emergencies or all of your dental needs, we are committed and capable of taking care of you.
List of services we provide throughout Newfoundland and Labrador:
While there are instances where removing a tooth instead of treating it is the more straightforward option, 90% of the time, we recommend saving your natural teeth.
However, there are times when it is in your teeth’ best interest to remove (extract) the teeth. This could be the case for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you have a tooth that has been severely damaged by trauma or decay or an impacted wisdom tooth that may cause you trouble later on. Whatever the reason, we know that you naturally want it to be easy, painless, and over quick.
A few unavoidable situations in which tooth extractions are the most common could be:
- Decay has reached deep into the tooth.
- An infection has destroyed a large portion of the tooth or the surrounding bone.
- There isn’t enough room for all the teeth in your mouth.
- Extra teeth block other teeth from coming in.
- Baby teeth don't fall out in time for the permanent teeth to come in.
- People getting braces or other orthodontic treatment may need teeth extracted to create room for the teeth that will be moved into place.
- Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are often removed either before or after they come in during the late teens or early 20s.
At 24/7 Emergency Dental Clinic in Newfoundland and Labrador, our specialized dentist will thoroughly review your medical and dental history before removing a tooth and take the appropriate X-rays. X-rays reveal the length, shape, and position of the tooth and surrounding bone. From this information, we can estimate the degree of difficulty of the procedure and decide whether to refer you to an oral surgeon. The treatment can be completed in one or multiple sittings, depending on the severity of the damage/issue.
Fortunately for our patients, when we extract a tooth, there is absolutely no pulling involved. Instead, we start by numbing the area, and then we gently grip the tooth with a pair of dental forceps. We then rock the tooth back and forth, and before you know it, it slips out on its own. This approach is so smooth that most patients don’t even feel their teeth coming out.
We only get one chance to make a great first impression. A confident smile ensures you can make that everlasting impression. However, not all of us have teeth and gums to show off to the world without giving them any second thought.
The excellent news - cosmetic dentistry can help. Dental reconstruction may include ceramic crowns, porcelain veneers, implants, gum line, and jaw repair.
Cosmetic dentistry utilizes cutting-edge technology to help shape and contour your teeth while also enhancing your smile. Not only do cosmetic services improve your self-confidence and happiness with your appearance, but they also can improve your oral health and, in trauma cases, restore your teeth to their best form.
Cosmetic Dentistry procedures are ideal for teeth that are:
- Stained, discoloured, or yellowed
- Chipped, broken, or cracked
- Misaligned or misshaped
The most common cosmetic dentistry procedures we perform are:
- Teeth Whitening
- Dental Veneers
- Dental Bonding
- Inlays and Onlays
For dental veneers, we use composite and porcelain materials, whereas, for bonding, we prefer composite only. When it comes to improving the beauty of your smile, you have several procedures as options. Based on your oral imperfections, our dentist will suggest the best-suited cosmetic dentistry procedure, talk to our dentists in Newfoundland and Labrador, and know more about these services in detail.
Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. Dental bridges mimic the look, shape, and function of natural teeth. They are also custom-made for every patient.
There are two main types of dental bridges. The most common type consists of two crowns, made of porcelain or metal, which are permanently bonded to your natural teeth either side of the space, with the false tooth (or teeth) in the middle.
If the teeth on either side of your missing teeth are strong and healthy, you may have an adhesive bridge. An adhesive bridge is a false tooth with ‘wings’ either side of it. These wings bond to the inner surfaces of the supporting teeth. This avoids the need to prepare the neighbouring teeth for full coverage crowns.
A person may need a bridge if:
- a tooth is so decayed that it falls out or a dentist removes it
- an accident or injury damages a tooth beyond repair
- decay or infection is so deep within a tooth that neither a filling nor a root canal is sufficient
Thus, we provide the best solution for this problem by focusing on custom-made bridgework.
Our significant types of dental bridges are:
- A traditional bridge involves two crowns — sometimes called abutments — anchoring the fake tooth or teeth. A traditional bridge is the most popular type of bridge, and it can be fixed or removable.
- A cantilever bridge requires only one crown for support. This type involves a less intensive procedure and may be a good option for people who do not want to damage healthy teeth. However, the single crown can act as a lever, increasing tooth abutment top and jaw damage.
- Maryland bridges are more conservative and less invasive than traditional or cantilever bridges. The bridge gets anchored using metal or porcelain frameworks attached to the backs of teeth on either side of the gap. These bridges can preserve healthy teeth, but they are less secure.
We will look at the condition of your mouth, position, and availability of your neighbouring teeth, and other factors to determine which solution will be the best for you.
A dental crown is: a crown is a “cap” customized to cover a patient’s tooth. Typically, this procedure serves to restore a tooth’s shape and size, increase its strength, or enhance performance. In a successful process, the crown is cemented into place, entirely encasing the tooth for full protection.
Dentists today have a variety of conservative treatment options through which to restore teeth. If possible, explore these options and discuss them before selecting the full-coverage crown.
We recommend getting a crown if you have:
- An irregularly broken or chipped tooth
- Severely discoloured tooth
- Support a dental bridge
- Support a damaged tooth that needs excessive filling and protects brittle or weak teeth from further damage.
Dental crowns are a safe and effective way to correct teeth and prevent further decay. If you are experiencing pain while chewing or have suffered an injury to your mouth, you should have a dentist examine you to see if you need a crown. The last thing you want to do is let the problem linger to the point where you need a root canal.
Our goal at the 24/7 Emergency Dental Clinic in Newfoundland and Labrador is to provide our patients with dental crowns that perfectly match their natural teeth. We design crowns, especially for you, and we want you to have a beautiful, natural-looking smile. Our team can assist you with regular dental check-ups to help ensure that you can enjoy your new crown for a long time!
We only provide porcelain, steel, gold, chromium, nickel, and platinum dental crowns in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. An artificial tooth root placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, injury, or other reasons.
The implant procedure is designed to be painless and provide a smile that lasts a lifetime. When placed by an experienced team of dental implant professionals, the process is one of the safest and most successful in dental and cosmetic practices.
When are Dental Implants Needed?
There may be some visible signs that mean that you need dental implants.
Some of these are:
- A missing tooth or multiple teeth due to accident, gum disease or any other issue
- Shifting of healthy teeth due to space availability
What does getting dental implants involve?
Dental implant treatment involves three components that target the gap in the mouth entirely.
- Fixture - It is a screw-shaped design fixed at the bottom of the implant and physically embedded or fused below the gum line, in the jawbone.
- Abutment - It is the small portion screwed into the fixture and eventually holds the dental work right over the gum line.
- Prosthesis - It is a dental item (crown, bridge, or denture) attached to the top of the abutment. The piece is cemented or screwed onto the abutment.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Just by filling a single or a series of gaps in the mouth, dental implants can provide these benefits:
- Complete smile
- Improved appearance
- Smooth, clear, and improved speech
- A more natural and comfortable eating experience
- Better oral health as there aren't any chances of plaque build-ups
- No shifting of healthy teeth (properly aligned teeth line)
- Improved facial and bone features
- Overall positive experience and improved self-esteem
- A long-lasting solution that may survive for almost a lifetime
Dental implants are placed with little to no discomfort to the patient. Using Sedation techniques, we ensure that the patient is relaxed and comfortable.
If you don’t have a proper dental structure next to the gap, you can opt for a dental implant over bridges. Are you looking for dental implants in Newfoundland and Labrador?
Contact 24/7 Emergency Dental Clinic today and, we will ensure you get one more reason to smile, today, and every day.
Periodontal surgery is a plastic (reshaping) surgical procedure designed to restore and regenerate standard form and function to lost and damaged periodontal structures that support the teeth (the gum tissue, periodontal ligament, and bone).
Surgical Periodontal Therapy is the re-contouring of gum and bone to decrease the risk of other periodontal diseases. Surgical procedures are designed to either remove diseased gum and bone for better cleaning access or to build missing tissue back to a healthier state. Most often, the first course of treatment for periodontal conditions involves non-surgical procedures. However, some periodontal diseases can most effectively be treated with surgical techniques.
Our services aren’t only limited to teeth; we also provide complete gum services. If you have gum issues, we also perform periodontal surgeries. You may underestimate the signs, but any problems in your gums that prevail for a long time maybe because you have gum diseases.
There are three stages of periodontal disease. The earliest stage, gingivitis, is the easiest to treat and can be cured with medications and the in-depth mouth cleaning service. But if the infection advances into severe stages like advanced periodontitis, then you will have to undergo our periodontal surgery.
So, visit your dentist in Newfoundland and Labrador at the earliest, if you face issues like:
- Red and tender gums,
- pus on gums,
- bleeding gums,
- receding gums
- bad breath
At 247 Emergency Dental Clinic in Newfoundland and Labrador, we provide various periodontal treatments no matter how bad your gum disease is, we will fix it and make sure you feel not good, but great!
Oral surgery includes the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries, and defects of both the hard and soft tissues of the face, mouth, teeth, and jaws.
Depending on the procedure performed, a general dentist may be done in their office (a tooth extraction, for example). Or else by an oral surgeon in a hospital or clinic setting (such as removing wisdom teeth or dental implants). Depending on the type of implant and the technique used.
Here are a few reasons why you might need to head to an oral surgeon:
- To remove impacted or diseased teeth.
- To repair facial trauma and perform reconstructive surgery. (Maxillofacial surgery)
- To replace or augment lost and damaged teeth.
- To remove complicated wisdom teeth.
- Tissue removal surgery to cure sleep apnea.
Based on your oral situation, we will suggest the best-suited surgery and call the right professionals from our connections. We can indeed remove your wisdom tooth in house, but for other surgeries, we call specialists.
At the very least, our great oral surgeon will help you feel more confident in your smile. At most, they can change the way you look and navigate the world. You don’t have to live with pain.
Root Canal Solution
Root canals are performed to repair and save teeth that have become badly decayed or infected. When the tooth’s pulp, composed of blood vessels and nerves, is damaged, it needs to be removed, then the inside of the tooth will be cleaned and sealed.
When a tooth becomes infected, that infection can spread into the center of the tooth. This area is called the dental pulp. Inside of the dental pulp is the nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels. All of the sensitive areas of the tooth can be contained.
Root canal treatment involves removing the infected dental pulp of a tooth, cleaning the tooth and placing a filling to prevent further infection.
A root canal endodontic procedure works by creating a small hole in the tooth to remove all of the infected areas. The dental pulp is removed, and often so are the roots.
Three of the most common signs you need a root canal:
- Tooth Pain - Although tooth pain does not always mean you need a root canal, it does signal that something is wrong. Dental suffering may range anywhere from mild to excruciating. It can also be constant or come and go. You might feel pain only when chewing, or it might last continuously for hours or days. As time goes on, it is common for the problem to change in intensity or quality. Often root canal pain begins with mild discomfort, progressing to extreme pain/sensitivity, and if left long enough, an abscess or infection may develop.
- Swelling - Like pain, dental swelling runs the gamut from mild to severe. You might notice a tender, slightly raised spot on the gum near the tooth, or a swollen into your neck or face. Long-standing dental issues may cause swelling that comes and goes over weeks, months, or years. Regardless, swelling is a clear sign of a problem that requires immediate attention. See your dentist right away.
- Temperature Sensitivity - Dentin hypersensitivity, or sensitive teeth, can be caused by many factors. However, a new sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures can sometimes be the only outward sign that a tooth needs a root canal. You might feel only mild discomfort, or hot or cold items like ice water or hot pizza may take your breath away. Your dentist will determine the source of your pain and whether you need a root canal.
At 24/7 Emergency Dental Clinic in Newfoundland and Labrador, we perform a root canal therapy that removes the infected dental pulp from inside the tooth. Undergoing the root canal treatment will solve issues like sensitivity, infection, and the need for tooth extraction. The procedure will get done in two sittings and is extremely affordable too.
People have anxiety about pain or about visiting the dentist. The idea of experiencing pain during dental procedures is one of the driving factors behind this anxiety. A nifty solution for such fear is sedation dentistry.
Sedation dentistry is a specialized procedure that gives patients a relaxing dental experience. Millions of people have dental phobia, and this procedure helps relieve apprehensions to give fearful patients the dental treatment they need.
The use of sedatives through injection into the bloodstream (IV sedation) is one of the most common and effective ways of sedating a patient. Contrary to what some people think, it is safe and highly effective when administered professionally. It offers a deeper sedation level, eliminating the likelihood of patients feeling pain and anxiety during treatment.
Sedation can be used for many procedures, from simple teeth cleanings to longer, more invasive procedures.
What is Sedation Dentistry?
Sedation dentistry refers to performing dental procedures by relaxing the patient through medical sedatives such as nitrous oxide. In such methods, the patients are awake and can see the process, but do not experience any pain or discomfort. Dentists decide the sedatives’ level be used based on the patient's age and pain resilience level.
How Sedation Dentistry Works?
Sedatives can be of different types. The most commonly used sedative by dentists is nitrous oxide.
The procedure of inducing the same has the following steps:
- We will first ask you to make yourself comfortable in the chair and then place a facial mask on you.
- The facial mask will emit nitrous oxide, which you’ll have to inhale.
- We will then wait for the sedative to take effect, which may take a few minutes.
- We will then check your breathing for stability and then start the dental procedure.
Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?
Nitrous oxide-induced into your system through a facial mask, so your body is not injected with anything. Gas-based sedatives are comparatively mild and safe for the system. However, it is essential to talk about the risks beforehand with your dentist. Patients who suffer from sleep apnea should discuss the risk before opting for sedation dentistry.
Not everyone has a naturally perfect alignment, but thanks to orthodontics, we all can have just that. So no more feeling self-conscious or concerned about crooked or protruding teeth.
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws positioned improperly. The orthodontic treatment goal is to create a beautiful smile and a proper bite – meaning straight teeth that mesh well with the teeth in the opposite jaw and look great.
Crooked and misaligned teeth that do not fit together are harder to keep clean. They are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles, leading to headaches, TMJ syndrome, and neck, shoulder, and back pain. Teeth that are crooked or not in the right place can also detract from one's appearance.
The benefits of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and more likely teeth to last a lifetime.
If you have any of the following, you may be a candidate for orthodontic treatment:
- Overbite, sometimes called "buck teeth" — where the upper front teeth lie too far forward (stick out) over the lower teeth.
- Underbite — a "bulldog" appearance where the lower teeth are too far forward or the upper teeth too far back
- Crossbite — when the upper teeth do not come down slightly in front of the lower teeth when biting together frequently.
- Open bite — space between the biting surfaces of the front or side teeth when the back teeth bite together
- Misplaced midline— when the center of your upper front teeth does not line up with the center of your lower front teeth
- Spacing — gaps, or spaces, between the teeth as a result of missing teeth or teeth that do not "fill up" the mouth
- Crowding — when there are too many teeth for the dental ridge to accommodate
We at 24/7 Emergency Dental Clinic in Newfoundland and Labrador offer several teeth alignment solutions like:
Based on the severity of your misalignment, budget, and the time you can devote to the procedures, we will suggest the best-suited alignment option. Besides just one-time fixing, we will also help you re-adjust your braces and aligners if they hurt you or weren’t fitted rightly in the first go.
We understand that people from different age groups can need these services, and hence, we invite all of you if you need us. We cater to all family members throughout the year. Apart from these, we specialize in regular dental check-ups and dental cleaning in Newfoundland and Labrador that you must opt for from time to time to keep your oral health at its best.
Why choose us?
- It’s in our name; we provide around the clock services.
- Our fees comply with the Newfoundland and Labrador Dental Care rules and are very affordable.
- We don’t have any weekend or public holiday surcharges.
- Our dental clinic has free parking around it.
- We follow a complete step-by-step approach that helps us in providing the right services.
- We can be your one-point service provider for multiple oral treatments if required.
- We use the latest tools, equipment, and machines to provide the best services.
- We have a team of highly skilled professionals.
- We have been in the industry for several years. This has given us the hands-on experience of all the services we provide.
You can visit the 24/7 Emergency Dental Clinic. We specialize in out-of-hour dental services in Newfoundland and Labrador. We provide a wide range of restorative, cosmetic, periodontal, and other oral services to discuss with us and opt for whenever your oral problem develops.
Our experts leave nothing to chances when it comes to securing your teeth and gums' health. As a thoroughly patient-centric practise, we facilitate same-day appointments when available.
Moreover, you can also visit us for regular check-ups and cleaning sessions to identify any underlying issue that can grow serious with time and become a dental emergency.
We have soothing solutions that will keep you at ease throughout the procedures. In other words, you are sure to get top-rated oral care at the 24/7 Emergency Dental Clinic in Newfoundland and Labrador.
If you suffer a dental emergency, you can expect doctors and staff at Emergency Dental Clinics to help you as soon as possible. We are well equipped to provide treatment for most general dental emergencies, including loose and fractured teeth, toothaches, abscesses, and infections, among many other conditions. Our dentists are also available to be contacted for follow up care.
Please note, Emergency Dental Clinics has a wide range of operating hours and availability, but we are not a 24/7 service provider. We are there for you when you need a dental emergency. However, if your emergency cannot wait until we are available, please contact your local hospital.