Our office offers a wide range of dental services to meet your dental needs.
Our hygiene department is here to help with all your preventative needs including scaling, polishing, and assessment of your periodontal needs. We do provide whitening, sports mouthguards and screening for early detection of changes in oral tissues, including pre-cancer and cancer.
Dr. Hirst has been placing and restoring dental implants since 1999. In most cases, this simplifies the entire procedure by having all of the treatment completed in one office.
White fillings are also known as composite resin fillings and they are used to repair teeth that have been affected by decay, chipped, fractured or cracked. The colour of the composite filling can be closely matched to your natural teeth providing a very aesthetic result.
Crowns are also known as caps and they are typically made of metal and porcelain and encase the entire tooth to provide protection and strength. Crowns are very aesthetic as we customize the shape, size and colour to give a beautiful natural appearance. There are many reasons for getting a crown including repairing fractured and decayed teeth, fixing broken fillings, enhancing aesthetics, and protecting a tooth that has a large filling or root canal therapy.
Bridges are non-removable appliances that are used to replace missing teeth. A traditional bridge replaces a single missing tooth by crowning the adjacent teeth and attaching a floating tooth to the crowns.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is performed when the living tissue inside a tooth has become infected with bacteria. It involves accessing and cleaning the infected canals and filling them with a specialized filling. Signs that a tooth may require root canal therapy include but are not limited to, extreme sensitivity to hot and cold with lingering pain, pressure sensitivity, abscess or gum boil adjacent to the tooth, swelling, and occasionally the infection may be asymptomatic.
At GDC we understand the need for patient comfort. We can provide any level of sedation for anxious patients. The level of sedation ranges from Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to Oral sedations (pills or liquid), IV sedations and finally General Anaesthesia (completely asleep) with Dr. Charbonneau.
Any service that we cannot provide for you, we have referrals to various excellent specialists in the surrounding area.