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Dental Services

Let's take care of that painful tooth. Root Canal treatment can offer incredible relief.

Making sure you are up to date when it comes to oral health is extremely important. That is why we’ve made it easier than ever to schedule your next Invisalign Consultation. For more information, please contact Byronwood Dental.

 

Dental Services - London Ontario

Dr. Jeff will eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth. When one undergoes a root canal, the dentist removes the inflamed or infected pulp. Furthermore, the dental clinician cleans the inside of the tooth, disinfects it, then filled it, and sealed it.  Root canals are safe procedures that relieve pain and make teeth healthy again.

Dental crowns are a good option when your tooth is severely damaged or weakened and requires an embracing hug of a crown. Also, when a tooth is misshaped or discolored, the crown restores the tooth to a more aesthetically pleasing state.

A bridge may be a good option for you if you have lost a tooth, and the adjacent teeth are heavily restored and would benefit from crowning.

Our hygiene services offered at Byronwood Dental in London, ON include teeth cleaning, periodontal maintenance, commonly known as “gum cleaning”, and your regular dental check-up

Teeth Whitening has soared in popularity recently. As dentists seek to compete with off the shelf products, this cosmetic procedure can also be performed by your dentist.

Bonding is a service we can provide to improve the look of teeth that are decayed, chipped or fractured.  Bonding also helps with improving discoloured teeth or to reduce the spacing between teeth. ​​

Veneers are strong, thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded to the teeth. They are used to repair chipped, decayed or stained teeth and may help in closing gaps between teeth.

 
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Teeth Cleaning & Whitening

 

Teeth Cleaning & Hygiene Services

The hygiene services offered at Byronwood Dental in London, ON include teeth cleaning, periodontal maintenance, commonly known as “gum cleaning”, and your regular dental check-up.


Together, these are important ways to help maintain your healthy smile. At your regular dental check-up appointment, the dental hygienist will review your medical and dental history; take X-Rays if they are necessary; scale the soft plaque and calculus that accumulates around your teeth and gums; and polish your teeth for that fresh from the dentist feel.


Then, Dr. Jeff will come and see you, examine your mouth and perform an oral cancer screening. Dr. Jeff will discuss with you any dental treatment that may be necessary.

We determine whether or not X-Rays are needed. Our team will review your medical history and performs an extra-oral and an intra-oral examination.


Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening has become very popular and mainstream.


Most people think it is easier to make use of home-whitening-products and there are a wide variety of over-the counter and professional products and techniques to whiten teeth, including gels, pastes, strips, gums and rinses available. Although it is convenient, it might not always be the wisest.


See your dentist first.


The discoloring of your teeth might be due to an oral disease, not just because of food stains. Therefore, an appointment with your dentist is vital before you start with home remedies.

 

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Step #1

Identify areas that need cleaning

Unless you floss daily, you are likely going to have plaque in a number of areas. Let's get rid of it

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Relief From Aching Jaw

 

Relief From Aching Jaw

Jaw pain is a fairly common problem that affects millions of people worldwide. The pain cause ranges from a slight nuisance to a debilitating condition, going from the sinuses and ears, all the way to the teeth and the jaw itself. It can even affect the ability to eat or speak. Medical professionals need to find the exact cause to provide the best treatment.


Causes

Jaw pain may not necessarily be the result of a direct hit. In fact, the most commonly reported cause is a temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), affecting nearly 12% of the population.


There are, of course, other causes of jaw pain.

  • Teeth grinding and clenching - Teeth grinding and clenching often happen during sleep and can cause both tooth damage and jaw pain. Opening the mouth too wide may also cause jaw pain.

  • Arthritis - Osteoarthritis and Osteoarthrosis lead to the surface of the bone wearing away.

  • Dental problems - Cavities, gum disease, damaged teeth, tooth gaps, or abscesses are all in this category.

  • Sinus problems - Issues with the nasal cavities may also cause jaw pain.

  • Neuropathic pain - This sort of pain occurs when a nerve is damaged and continuously sends pain signals to the brain.

  • Vascular pain - This happens when the blood supply is cut to a part of the body.


Treatments

After the dentist has conducted proper tests and diagnosed the base cause of the jaw pain, adequate treatment will follow. There is a surprising number of alternatives when it comes to treatment, and all differ based on the cause and severity of the pain.

These are antibiotics, surgery, mouth guards, physical therapy, pain medication, root canal treatment, tooth extraction, injections with local anesthetics, relaxation therapies, blood pressure medication, vapocoolant sprays, and many others.


If you are experiencing jaw pain, contact us for a consultation to determine the cause and get relief!

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I have a toothache!

 

Toothaches

Toothaches can be an incredibly scary experience. The pain can range considerably and is a late sign that something is wrong. For this reason you want early check ups to discover dental diseases before it is too late. Several causes produce this pain, some being tooth decay, tooth fracture, abscessed tooth, a damaged or loose filling, infected gums, or various repetitive motions such as chewing gum or grinding teeth.


There are also several symptoms that accompany a toothache. The pain can also be experienced differently, depending on the circumstance. It can be sharp or a throbbing sensation, or it can be felt when there's pressure applied on the tooth. Some other symptoms may also include redness and swelling around the tooth, fever, and headaches, pus or other foul-tasting drainages.


What Should you Do?

If you are experiencing such symptoms as presented above, or the pain is too severe, or it lasts more than a day, consult your dentist immediately. Early identification and proper treatment of infections will prevent it from spreading to other teeth, other parts of the face and even your skull or bloodstream.

When you go to the dentist, he or she will look over your medical records and conduct a proper examination. In most cases, the problem is a cavity as a result of tooth decay, in which case a simple filling will be enough. If not, an X-ray or other tests may be required to determine the cause accurately.


Let's get you better.

Byronwood Dental - London, Ontario

 Tooth Ache? We can help!

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Why are my teeth in such pain?

  • Aching teeth can be debilitating.  To top it off, even more, this pain always seems to happen at the wrong time or worse, while we are away on vacation.

What can I do to stop the pain?

  • Aching teeth can be debilitating.  To top it off, even more, this pain always seems to happen at the wrong time or worse, while we are away on vacation.

What causes this pain?

  • There are many reasons a tooth can ache, most common is the root can be infected underneath the teeth​.

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Root Canal

 

Emergency Root Canal

What is a root canal?

Dr. Jeff will eliminate bacteria from the infected root canal, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth. When one undergoes a root canal, the dentist removes the inflamed or infected pulp. Furthermore, the dental clinician cleans the inside of the tooth, disinfects it, then filled it, and sealed it.  

Root canals are safe procedures that relieve pain and make teeth healthy again.


Who needs a root canal?

If you have a cracked tooth from an injury or genetics, a deep cavity or issues from a previous filling, you will need a root canal. Patients generally need a root canal when they notice their teeth are sensitive, particularly to hot and cold sensations. 

Here are a few signs that you might need a root canal: 

  • Severe pain while chewing or biting.

  • Pimples on the gums

  • A chipped or cracked tooth

  • Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold, even after the sensation has been removed

  • Swollen or tender gums

  • Deep decay or darkening of the gum 


Does a root canal hurt?

Since patients are given anesthesia, a root canal is not more painful than a regular dental procedure, such as a filling or getting a wisdom tooth removed. However, a root canal is generally a bit sore or numb after the procedure, and can even cause mild discomfort for a few days.

Can I come back to my normal activities?

Even though you are going to feel numb for two to four hours, you will be able to come back to your normal activities. We advise not to eat until the numbness disappears, so you do not bite yourself. 


Something to think about:


Generally, endodontic treatment and restoration of the natural tooth are less expensive than the alternative of having the tooth extracted. An extracted tooth must be replaced with an implant or bridge to restore chewing function and prevent adjacent teeth from shifting. These procedures tend to cost more than endodontic treatment and appropriate restoration.