Treatments

Many common dental procedures are provided in our office

Why are some patients referred to a specialist?

Do I need to have x-rays taken?

Afraid or nervous regarding dental treatment?

Payment

Does your office accept Dental Insurance?

Many common dental procedures are provided in our office:

      • Periodontal (gum) treatments: scaling, root planning, Perio-wave
      • Tooth restoration: repair of cavities, fractured teeth, tooth coloured aesthetic fillings
      • Root canal treatment
      • Extractions
      • Tooth replacement: dental implant restoration, crown-bridge work, removable dentures
      • Preventive care: night guards, sealants, fluoride treatment, sports mouth guards

Why are some patients referred to a specialist?

      • We refer patients to a specialist for specific treatment if it is in the best interest of their oral health.
      • Referral to a specialist is made on an individual basis after a thorough evaluation and discussion with the patient.
      • Typically, more complicated procedures are best handled by a specialist for an optimal outcome.

Do I need to have x-rays taken?

      • Dental x-rays, also known as dental radiographs, are images of the internal structure of our teeth and bones.
      • These images allow your dentist to see what’s going on below the surface of the teeth and gums (i.e. early cavities, impacted wisdom teeth, infections, bone loss caused by gum disease).
      • Although radiation exposure is very low from dental x-rays, our team uses every opportunity to limit the body’s exposure to radiation with specialized equipment, techniques and training.
      • At Bubola Dentistry, we offer our patients digital radiography, which significantly lessens radiation exposure, compared to traditional x-rays.
      • Our goal is to keep radiography exposure as low as reasonably achievable and image gently, while obtaining adequate information for an accurate diagnosis.
      • Dr. Bubola will prescribe radiographs based on patient specific factors, including: oral health, risk for disease, signs/symptoms, age etc.

Afraid or nervous regarding dental treatment?

      • Dental anxiety can cause patients to postpone oral health care, resulting in gum disease, tooth loss and other serious dental problems.
      • In addition to our gentle technique, we also offer options for patients who are dentally anxious.
      • If you experience fear of visiting the dentist, please let our office know so we can discuss strategies to make your appointment easier. Some tips include:
        • Book a ‘meet and greet’ with the dentist and office staff. This complimentary visit will help you or your loved one to feel comfortable in our office, and ensure you have found the right dental home.
        • Discuss any concerns or fears with your dentist and the team at the initial consultation.
        • Schedule your appointments when you are well rested and less likely to feel stressed or rushed.
        • Ask about new techniques that can make some treatments more comfortable.

Payment

      • Fees are based according to the current fee guide issued by the Ontario Dental Association.
      • Payment plans and financing are available.
      • Inquire about our discounts.

Does your office accept Dental Insurance?

      • Yes, we do accept your dental insurance. We work with all insurance companies at different levels.
      • Dental insurance is meant to provide some assistance for payment of dental care. As a service to our patients, we will support you to help you understand and maximize the benefits issued by your employer.

*Sections adapted from “What lies beneath: x-rays help detect dental problems that can’t be seen with the naked eye” by Janet Doucet. Your oral health.ca Spring/Summer2014 by the ODA

Further information can be found on the following helpful links:

Canadian Dental Association

Ontario Dental Association

British Columbia Dental Association – Your Dental Health

Know your teeth

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