Because of the special place the mouth has in our psyche, development, nutrition and emotional expression, it isn’t surprising that one of the most common source of anxiety in our society is the thought of having extensive dental treatment done. The sounds, the sights and the odours of the dental office causes significant stress and […]More information
What are wisdom teeth? The wisdom teeth, or third molars, grow at the back of your gums and are the last teeth to come through. Most people have four wisdom teeth, one in each corner. However, some patients may only have 1 or none at all. When do wisdom teeth grow in? They usually grow through […]More information
Gum grafts are essential in treating a patient’s receding gum lines. This condition often follows advanced cases of gingivitis and may ultimately lead to exposed roots and the deterioration of the bone surrounding the teeth. When left untreated gingivitis can cause the gums to recede deeply allowing bacteria to enter beneath the gum line. This […]More information
A sinus lift is surgery that adds bone to your upper jaw in the area of your molars and premolars. It’s sometimes called a sinus augmentation. The bone is added between your jaw and the maxillary sinuses, which are on either side of your nose. To make room for the bone, the sinus membrane has […]More information
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that will simulate a natural tooth in root function. The implant is placed in the bone and then bonds with the bone to serve as an anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used to replace a single lost tooth or many missing teeth. Dental […]More information
A COE is like a physical for your head and neck. It is a thorough evaluation and documentation of your teeth, gums, jaw bones, lymph nodes, and jaw joints. It is the foundation of the routine check-up. Your course of treatment is determined as a result of this exam.
A recare is exam is the check-up which determines any changes since the previous COE.
Digital x-rays show areas not visible to the eye.
A COE is recommended every 3-5 years depending on your history. Your dentist will determine what is right for you.
Yes, it is possible to have your teeth cleaned without having a check-up, but it is recommended that you see the dentist for a check-up every 6-9 months to catch problems early.