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A dentist near you , when you need it, where you need it.

Welcome to your Weston dental clinic in Jane street near Lawrence avenue.

Whether you have an emergency dental problem that needs urgent attention or you simply want to enhance your smile, we’ll be delighted to talk through a range of options with you in the comfort of our welcoming Jane Street Smile Centre.

For your trusted dentist at Jane Street ,Weston , long-term preventative dental care is the key to a healthy smile.

Our aim is to see every patient promptly, often with the same day appointments if required. Our wide range of services and convenient location will give you the freedom to select the care you want when you want it.

We accept emergency dental treatments from all areas of North York and Toronto.

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Dentistry you deserve

Dental Implants in Jane Street , TorontoWe appreciate that many people are anxious or nervous about visiting the dentist. In our Jane Street Clinic, based in Weston ,we have created a welcoming, pleasant and sympathetic environment. Here you can feel completely relaxed and can talk through your concerns in an informal atmosphere. We will provide you with our professional opinion, discussing the latest state-of-the-art treatment options available to you using the best technology and equipment today.

At your first visit , you can expect us to carefully listening to your needs and concerns and answer any questions you may have. Next, we will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and gums, together with an oral cancer screen. We’ll discuss all the different treatment options before mutually agreeing on a course of action. Finally we’ll hand you a treatment plan and when needed ,we’ll submit your insurance claim.

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COVID-19 and dentistry

We have carefully prepared and updated our practice to do all that we can to minimize the risk of COVID-19 for everyone. All operatories have been equipped with floor to ceiling glass doors and air purification units . Our team will STRICTLY follow guidelines set forth by the CDC, Public Health and our dental governing bodies  to ensure safety in our clinic. https://www.rcdso.org/en-ca/home

We ask you to come to the office with a mask if you don’t have one we will provide you one. We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter and leave the office. Your temperature will be taken prior to entering the treatment area.

Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients, but will also try to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time. Our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys, or water as those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.

We are proceeding with an abundance of caution but we want you to feel as confident as we do that any visit you make to our office will be a safe one.

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Insurance

As your Dental clinic in Weston, Jane Street, we are passionate about making dental health as convenient and achievable as possible. One way we can help make this happen is by accepting insurance as payment at the time of your procedure . We accept many dental insurance plans and will file claims on your behalf, saving you the time and hassle.

Insurance policies generally cover only a portion of the total dental treatment cost. Unless other arrangements have been made, we ask that you pay your portion of the bill at the time of treatment.

Please make sure to bring all your insurance information to your initial consultation.

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How can I maintain a healthy smile with my dentist's help ?

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Here are some tips to help you take care of your smile:

  • Healthy habitsBrushing twice a day for two minutes and flossing daily are essential for everyone, no matter how unique your mouth is. It’s the best way to fight tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Build a relationship. Continuity of care is an important part of any health plan and dental health is no exception. When your dentist sees you regularly, he or she is in a good position to catch oral problems early. For instance, catching gum disease when it’s still reversible, or cavities when they are small and are more easily treated.
  • Maintain. Keeping your mouth healthy is an essential piece of your overall health. It’s important to keep your dentist informed of any changes in your overall health as well.
  • Talk about it! Only your dentist can determine what the best treatment plan is for you. Have questions about your oral health or certain dental procedures? Start a conversation. Ask your dentist to explain step-by-step. Dentists love having satisfied, healthy patients.

https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/dental-care-concerns

 

Regular dental checkups are how your dentist detects any potential problems that you may not even be aware of. Unless you have pain or an obvious cavity, you may have issues you do not even know about. During a routine dental checkup, your dentist should:

  • Examine your neck, throat, tongue, face, and head. While this may sound strange, a dentist can often detect signs of potential trouble such as cancer or swelling.
  • Check for cavities. As mentioned before, you may have a cavity that you have not yet noticed, perhaps between teeth. Detecting cavities early makes for easier treatment, and often helps save permanent teeth which may be lost if decay progresses too far.
  • Check for plaque and tartar build-up. When plaque is not removed, it becomes tartar which is impossible to remove with regular brushing and flossing. Plaque can lead to gum disease, so it’s important to take care of it before it gets out of hand.
  • Examine your gums. Your gums can be a big indicator of your overall health, and potential gum disease. Your dentist will use a tool designed to measure the space between teeth and gums; spaces typically become deeper when gum disease is present.
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Dental Safety and Emergencies

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Here is some advice from Canadian dental association on how to keep your teeth safe and how to handle emergencies. https://www.cda-adc.ca/

Preventing dental injuries is as important to good oral health as regular visits to your dentist and personal dental care such as brushing and flossing. By taking simple precautions, you can avoid most common dental injuries.

This section provides information on preventing dental emergencies and what to do for some of the most common dental injuries.

 

 

Prevention for Adults

Common sense can help prevent many adult dental emergencies. Here are some tips for avoiding the most common dental injuries:

  • Do not chew hard objects that can crack your teeth such as ice, popcorn kernels or hard candy.
  • Use scissors to cut tape and threads, not your teeth.
  • Wear a mouthguard if you are participating in sports or recreational activities to reduce the chances of damage to your teeth, lips, cheek and tongue.

Prevention for Children

Parents play a big role in keeping their children’s teeth healthy and clean. Good eating habits and daily oral hygiene help to prevent cavities. Here are some tips for preventing dental injuries:

  • When driving in the car, always use infant car seats and properly adjusted seat belts for older children.
  • Babies will chew on almost anything. Keep them away from hard things that could crack their teeth.
  • Children fall a lot when they are learning to walk. Check for missing teeth, breaks, cracks or loose teeth and take your child to the dentist if you see any of these signs.
  • If your child plays sports, ask your child’s dentist about a mouth protector or mouthguard to help prevent dental injuries. A mouthguard also acts as a cushion to prevent broken jaws, neck injuries and concussions. If you encourage your child to wear a mouthguard, it will become a good safety habit, like wearing a seat belt in the car or a helmet when riding a bicycle.

More about Mouthguards and dentistry

There are 3 basic types of mouthguards. Your dentist can explain the difference in cost and comfort, and how well they can protect you or your child.

  1. Stock mouthguards are inexpensive and come pre-formed, ready to wear. They can be bulky and can make breathing and talking difficult.
  2. Boil and bite mouthguards are available at many sporting goods stores. They can offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors and are softened in warm or hot water, according to manufacturer’s instructions. By softening the mouthguard, it can more easily take to the shape of your mouth.
  3. Custom-fitted mouthguards are made especially for you by your dentist. They are more expensive than the other types, but they offer a better fit. Your dentist can make a mouthguard that’s a perfect fit for your mouth.

…but accidents do happen, and knowing what to do can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. When you or a member of your family has a serious problem with a tooth, you need help fast.

Knocked Out Tooth

If the knocked-out tooth is a permanent (adult) tooth, your dentist may be able to put it back. You must act quickly. If the tooth is completely knocked out, rinse it with water but DO NOT scrub it, and try to put it back into the opening. Be careful to hold the tooth by the crown (top), not the root, so you do not damage the ligaments.

If you cannot put the tooth back into its opening, or if there’s a chance that the tooth might be swallowed, put it in a container of cold milk and take it with you to your dentist (or to the nearest dentist) right away. If you see bleeding from the opening, rinse the mouth out with water. Place a wad of tissue or gauze on the opening and bite down on it. The pressure applied will usually stop the bleeding. If you can get help within 10 minutes, there is a fair chance that the tooth will take root again.

Chipped or Broken Tooth

Broken teeth can almost always be saved. Call your dentist, explain what happened and ask to see him or her right away. If possible, bring in any pieces of the chipped or broken tooth to your dentist. If the break is small , your dentist may use a white filling to fix the tooth. If the break is serious, a root canal may be needed. Your tooth may also need a crown.

Badly bitten tongue or lip

If there is bleeding, apply pressure to the part of the mouth that is bleeding. Use a clean cloth to do this. If the lip is swollen, use an ice pack to keep the swelling down. If the bleeding does not stop, go to a hospital emergency room right away.

Possible broken jaw

Go to your dentist or a hospital emergency room immediately. On your way, apply ice to the jaw to help control the swelling.

Objects caught between teeth

Gently try to remove the object with dental floss. If you’re not successful, go to your dentist. Do not try to remove the object with a sharp or pointed instrument; it can cut your gums or scratch the surface of the teeth.

Toothache

Toothache or tooth pain is caused when the nerve root of a tooth is irritated. Tooth infection, decay, injury or loss of a tooth are the most common causes of dental pain. Call your dentist. Explain your symptoms and ask to be seen as soon as possible. Ease the pain with an over-the-counter pain medicine that works for you. Never put medication directly against the gums near an aching tooth because it may burn gum tissue. Hold an ice pack against your face at the spot of the sore tooth. Never use a heating pad, hot water bottle or any other source of heat on your jaw. Heat will make things worse instead of better.

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Nitrous Oxide in Dentistry

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https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/anesthesia/what-does-laughing-gas-do

You feel debilitating anxiety about your dental. appointment. Your child needs to sit still for a long operation. You can’t stop gagging when the dentist puts instruments in your mouth. All of these situations may call for the use of laughing gas to ensure a successful dental visit. But what exactly is laughing gas? What is it used for? And are there any risks associated with it?

What Does Laughing Gas Do?

Nitrous oxide (N2O), more commonly referred to as laughing gas, is a mild sedative agent that safely and effectively manages pain and anxiety during dental treatment. The colorless and odorless nitrous oxide is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose. Patients are asked to breathe normally and should feel the effects of the laughing gas within minutes.

Contrary to its name, laughing gas does not necessarily make you laugh. The nitrous oxide slows down your nervous system to make you feel less inhibited. You may feel light-headed, tingly, or even heaviness in your arms or legs. Ultimately, you should be calm and comfortable throughout the procedure. You might even giggle a time or two.

The Benefits of Laughing Gas

Dentists choose nitrous oxide because it is a safe and effective method for sedation. The laughing gas works quickly to relax patients, and the effects wear off quickly by breathing pure oxygen through a mask. Plus, the nitrous oxide does not put you to sleep, so you can hear and respond to any of the dentist’s questions or instructions.

The Side Effects of Laughing Gas

Most patients do not experience adverse reactions to laughing gas. However, they can occur if the nitrous oxide levels rise too high or if the amount being inhaled quickly changes. The California Dental Association (CDA) lists several side effects, including:

Headaches

Shivering

Excessive sweating

Nausea or vomiting

Sleepiness

After the nitrous oxide is turned off, patients need to receive oxygen for at least five minutes to avoid headaches. The oxygen purges the remaining gas from the lungs while helping the patient become more alert and awake. Patients can also help prevent nausea or vomiting by eating lightly before the procedure and avoiding a big meal for up to three hours afterward. Consult your dentist on whether or not it is safe to drive post-procedure.

What is Laughing Gas Used For?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends the use of nitrous oxide for these indications:

Patients who are fearful, anxious, or uncooperative

Patients with special health care needs

Patients with gag reflexes that interfere with dental care

Patients who do not respond adequately to local anesthesia

Younger patients who must undergo lengthy dental procedures

Nitrous Oxide for Children

Is nitrous oxide equally safe for children? The AAPD states that laughing gas is considered generally acceptable to children and tan be titrated easily. Many children show enthusiasm for using the gas and report feeling a tingling or warming sensation. The laughing gas can help expedite procedures that are not particularly uncomfortable but require the child not to move for extended periods. However, some children may experience nausea or have difficulty wearing the mask. Discuss options for sedation with your child’s dentist when planning dental treatment.

Who Shouldn’t Use Laughing Gas?

While nitrous oxide is considered a safe and effective sedative, it might not be the right choice for you. The AAPD lists several risk factors for using laughing gas. Tell your dentist if you have any of the following conditions:

currently in the first trimester of pregnancy

a history of respiratory illnesses like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

a vitamin B-12 deficiency

a history of substance abuse

an enzyme condition methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase deficiency

a history of mental health conditions

Laughing gas can be a useful tool for easing anxiety and pain during dental procedures. If you think you might benefit from using nitrous oxide for your next appointment or operation, talk to your dentist about available options.

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