MAY 24, 2022 / DENTISTRY
Dental Emergencies – Tips from your Mississauga Family Dentist
Have you had a dental emergency that you weren’t sure how to handle? Maybe you couldn’t figure out whether or not you should contact your dentist, go to the hospital or do nothing about it all. Your Mississauga family dentist at Trio Dentistry is always prepared to help you sort out your uncertainties and concerns.
If you are wondering about some different scenarios of dental emergencies and how to handle them, we are here to help! Trio Dentistry is here to inform and act regarding any and all dental needs. It is critical to understand the differences in dental issues, when you should rush to the dentist or what can wait until your dental checkup. Ignoring a dental problem can result in more permanent damage. Some teeth problems that should not wait until your next dental appointments are cavities or dental abscesses, which manifests with severe tooth pain, fever and swelling in your cheeks. When you come in we evaluate and treat toothaches, gum swelling and skin redness inside your mouth.
When you are dealing with a toothache, the first thing you should do is call you Mississauga family dentist and explain your symptoms. From there they will try and fit you in as soon as possible. In the meantime, try and ease the pain. You can do this by taking over the counter pain medicine and icing the exterior of the face where the sore tooth is located, using an ice pack. Whatever you do, do not use any form of heat on your jaw, that will only make things worse.
Chipped or Broken Tooth
The dentist will do their best to see you right away. A broken tooth can almost always be saved. With a small break, your Mississauga family dentist will use a white filling to fix the tooth. A root canal is only needed when the break is serious.
Knocked Out Tooth
A knocked-out tooth can only be put back in place if it is within 10 minutes, at that time frame it has a fair chance of taking root again. Anytime after 2 hours, the chances of being able to take root again are poor. This is the case for adult (or permanent) teeth.
If possible and only if the tooth is clean, you can put it back in its place (socket), if not or if there is a worry that the tooth may be swallowed, put it in a container of cold milk.
Badly Bitten Lip or Tongue
A bitten lip or tongue often does not require a dentist’s attention; however, if there is bleeding and the bleeding does not stop, go to Emergency at the nearest hospital right away. If there is light bleeding, use a clean cloth to press down on the part of the mouth that is bleeding. If swelling occurs, use an ice pack on the area to keep the swelling down.
If you lose a filling, see a dentist as soon as possible. In the meantime, put a piece of softened sugarless chewing gum where the filling was lost to protect the area prior to seeing your dentist.
Trio Dentistry is located in West Mississauga and always accepting new patients. We would love to hear from you.
APRIL 12, 2022 / DENTISTRY
Clear Braces To Straighten Your Smile
ClearCorrect are clear aligners that offer a fantastic alternative option to traditional braces. Trio Dentistry is West Mississauga's general dental office specializing in a range of preventative, restorative and cosmetic dental treatments, and is one of the providers of this clear aligner treatment. ClearCorrect can be administered to patients by an orthodontist or general family dentist at Trio Dentistry.
Pros to ClearCorrect
Traditional braces can become troublesome and difficult to manage, but with ClearCorrect that is not something that you have to worry about. ClearCorrect is a custom teeth alignment option, using a series of clear, removable aligners that over time, make adjustments to your teeth, creating the ideal outcome, both look and feel for your teeth and smile.
Some advantages to ClearCorrect include:
- Nearly-invisible appliances
- No dietary restrictions
- No obstructions to flossing or brushing
- Controlled single-tooth movement
- Remote monitoring options
Once your dentist in West Mississauga takes the impressions, photographs and radiographics, they are sent by Dr. Alyaa to the ClearCorrect laboratory, once received, the team at ClearCorrect extract a 3-D model of your teeth. From there, their team creates a treatment plan that gradually realigns your teeth to your desired place.
The “treatment set-up”, which is a computerized view of your teeth before and after the process of ClearCorrect, can be seen once the treatment planning step is complete. It’s simple, once you receive your treatment set-up by email you then review the plan and respond back with your approval or any questions you may have. Upon final approval, your custom, clear aligners are then created using the most up-to-date digital mapping and molding technology.
The ClearCorrect treatment plan is different than that of traditional braces in the sense that ClearCorrect involves four phases of aligner therapy. At each phase there is a new set of aligners won for a three-week period.
This type of clear braces are impressively discreet and are meant to be worn at all times, except when eating and drinking, or while brushing and flossing. These clear aligners were created with comfort and removability in mind.
Once you go through each aligner set, you will notice the results and adjustments to your smile. You will have to make a required trip to Trio Dentistry to see us and evaluate the progress of your teeth and receive the next set of aligners. This step by step process will go on until you achieve your desired smile.
Treatment time will depend on the person and vary between one to two years, depending on the condition and degree of misalignment. There are three treatment options available:
- Unlimited: Patients are provided with as many aligners needed to complete the case.
- Limited 12: Patients are provided with 12 sets of aligners.
- Limited 6: Patients are provided with 6 sets of aligners.
The cost of each treatment option varies, with Unlimited being the most costly. If you would like to find the best treatment option for you and learn more about ClearCorrect as a clear alignment option, make an appointment with your dentist in Mississauga at Trio Dentistry.