General Dentistry on the North Shore
Esplanade Dental is your North Vancouver Dental Clinic that provides general dentistry procedures to maintain and improve your oral health. We recommend routine dental exams to check the health of your teeth and gums and identify problems as and when they arise. We use advanced dental scanning technology to detect issues below the gums’ surface and offer customized solutions to best address your needs.
Dental Hygiene Appointments
When food particles become caught between the teeth and gums, they form plaque. If this plaque is not adequately removed by flossing or brushing the teeth, it becomes tartar which is very difficult to remove. Over time, tartar build-up around the gum line can affect the integrity of the teeth and gums. We recommend scheduling a dental hygiene appointment at your North Vancouver dental clinic in addition to your yearly dental exam.
Tooth decay causes cavities to develop in the enamel of the teeth. This can allow bacteria to infiltrate the pulp of the tooth resulting in inflammation and infection. If left untreated, the infection will spread deeper toward the root, compromising the tooth’s integrity. It is best to treat cavities before any pain begins. When treatment is performed early, placing a dental filling is a relatively straightforward procedure.
If you are suffering from oral issues such as temperature sensitivities, constant pain, or swollen gums, you may be in need of a root canal. Many patients are apprehensive about having a root canal, but rest assured–all of our root canals are performed safely and by professional dentists.
Tooth extractions are often performed as a preventative measure. When one of your teeth is infected or damaged, those problems may spread to other areas of the mouth and cause more issues down the line. By extracting the tooth that’s causing the problem, we can eliminate the risk at its source. Contact our staff here at your North Vancouver Dental Clinic to learn more about this procedure.
Inlays and Onlays
While dental fillings are often used to treat minor cavities in the teeth, inlays and onlays are used to fill larger areas of damage and decay. Inlays and onlays differ in the specific area of the tooth which they fill; inlays are used to fill the areas between the cusps of the teeth, whereas onlays only restore the cusps. At your North Vancouver dental clinic, we offer inlays and onlays for your convenience.
Sedation Dentistry in North Vancouver
If you suffer from dental anxiety, have a strong gag reflex, or other condition that makes dental procedures difficult, you may benefit from conscious sedation, allowing you to relax during your visit. We have several sedation options that are suitable for children and adults.
Night Guards and Mouth Guards
Root Canal Therapy
Tooth decay can lead to cavities forming on the hard enamel of the teeth. These small holes allow bacteria to penetrate the dental pulp which is made up of blood vessels and nerves, causing inflammation and infection of the tooth. In order to treat the tooth and protect it from further damage, your dentist here at your North Vancouver dental clinic will need to perform a root canal.