Other Services & Treatment Areas

LITTLE ITALY DENTIST SERVICES

TOOTH SENSITIVITY

We recognize that tooth sensitivity is a real and painful issue for many patients. The cause of this sensitivity could range from gum recession and tooth grinding to something as simple as brushing your teeth too hard. If you suffer from tooth sensitivity, please call for a visit and we will do our best to diagnose and treat the problem.

ORAL CANCER SCREENING

The National Cancer Institute in Canada (2004) states that there are more than 3000 new cases of oral cancer diagnosed each year in our country. The first line of defense against oral cancer is your dentist. The dentists at Preston Dental Centre are trained to look for and identify lesions that may be oral cancer. The dentists at Preston Dental Centre will then work in conjunction with your doctor and, if necessary. eventually an oncologist to properly diagnose and treat these lesions.

TMJ SYNDROME

TMJ is an acronym or short form for Temporomandibular Joint (thejoint in yourjaw that connects your lowerjaw – mandible – to your skull) and TMJ syndrome is a comprehensive term for the pain and inflammation in thatjoint. Your dentists at Preston Dental Centre are trained and licensed to treat TMJ with options that range from medication, reconstructive dentistry and bite planes. TMJ can be a very difficult problem to treat effectively and your dentist may refer you to other specialties such as a physiotherapist or neurologist (via your doctor) if short term treatments prove ineffective.

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SLEEP APNEA

Sleep apnea affects millions of people across North America. Obstructive sleep apnea can be caused by excessive tissue at the back of the mouth, the tongue or nose. The dentists at Preston Dental Centre may be able to help you with obstructive sleep apnea by fitting you with an appliance to aid in keeping the airway clear. Sleep apnea can be a very serious disorder and your Preston Dental Centre dentist will recommend you speak with your physician.

WISDOM TEETH

Wisdom teeth start to develop in your ore-teen years and eventually should surface In your late teens or early twenties. The wisdom teeth or back molars can lead to tooth crowding, tooth movement and pain. The removal of your wisdom teeth is a decision that must be made with your dentist and yor oral surgeon.

Trying cases for wisdom teeth should and will be referred to an Oral Surgeon.

BAD BREATH (HALITOSIS)

Bacteria around the teeth and gums can often lead to bad breath. Halitosis can be common in people who practice poor dental hygiene, who wear dental appliances, In smokers (periodontal disease) or it can even be caused by some medications. At Preston Dental Centre we are trained to help you with good dental hygiene, help you with the issues around halitosis.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

I have sensitive teeth, what should I do?

If you have sensitive teeth there are a few steps you can take to safely and comfortably treat your teeth:

  • Use a toothbrush with soft-bristles
  • Avoid acidic food and drinks that may be too strong for your teeth
  • Avoid grinding your teeth or consider a mouth guard
  • Use a special toothbrush for sensitive teeth
  • Use a mouthwash with fluoride daily

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where your breathing repeatedly stops and starts. Some symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Snoring
  • Fatigue
  • Somnolence
  • Dry mouth
  • Gasping for air
  • Difficulty paying attention while awake
  • Irritability

Sleep apnea can lead to serious health complications including heart problems.

If you think you may be experiencing sleep apnea you can contact Preston Dental and we can help.

How do I get checked for oral cancer?

Oral cancer diagnosis may include some of the following tests:

  • Physical exams
  • Biopsy
  • Endoscopy
  • Ultrasound
  • Position emission tomography (PET or PET-CT scan)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Computed tomography (CT or CAT) scan
  • X-ray
  • HPV testing
  • Oral brush biopsy
  • Barium swallow

If you are concerned about having oral cancer, contact our team at Preston Dental (613) 729-3388 to receive a consultation.

What is TMJ Syndrome?

TMJ Syndrome or Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome is a pain that occurs in the joint of your jaw that can arise as the result of medical problems. Symptoms of TMJ syndrome may include:

  • Neck pain
  • Facial pain
  • Ear pain
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Headaches
  • A locked jaw

If you experience any of these symptoms and believe that you may have TMJ contact our team at Preston Dental (613) 729-3388 to arrange for a consultation.

Do I need to get my wisdom teeth removed?

Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed. In order to find out whether or not your wisdom teeth need to be removed you will receive X-rays that will show the way they will emerge. The reason why some people need to have wisdom teeth removed is because they may cause damage or crowding to your teeth when they come out.

I have bad breath! How do I fix this?

Chronic bad breath can be a sign of Halitosis and can often be common for people with poor dental hygiene, smokers, people who take certain medications and people who wear dental appliance such as aligners, braces or dentures. In order to fix this you can improve your oral health care regimen. If you want to learn more about oral health care, contact Preston Dental at (613) 729-3388.