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Gum and Bone Disease: Periodontics in dentistry is focused on the supporting structures around the tooth, such as gums, bone and connective tissues as well as the illnesses and diseases associated with these areas of your mouth. At AXIS Dental Group, we have a Periodontist on staff that specializes in periodontics.
How Gum Disease Starts: The bacteria in our mouth along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless plaque on teeth. Brushing and flossing helps to get rid of plaque. Plaque that is not removed can harden and form tartar. Only a dentist or dental hygienist can remove tartar, using special instruments.
Read more … Periodontics for Progressive Gum and Bone Disease
Invisalign takes a unique and extremely effective approach to straightening teeth. A custom-made set of aligners is created for you and only you. The aligners are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you simply wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact plan the Dentist or Orthodontist has developed for you.
Read more … Options for Straightening Teeth
How Kids AND Adults Can Benefit From Orthodontics
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that specializes in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. The technical term for these problems is "malocclusion" - which means "bad bite." The practice of orthodontics requires professional skill in the design, application and control of corrective appliances (braces) to bring teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment and achieve facial balance.
Read more … Solving a Bite Problem
Wisdom Teeth and Complicated Extractions
We usually schedule an hour from start to finish ensuring we provide you with the quality time you need. Typically, it takes less than 30 minutes to extract all four wisdom teeth. You can make an appointment with Dr. Terry Papneja at AXIS Dental Group and relax in comfortable and familiar surroundings while the procedure is performed. Dr. Papneja specializes in oral surgery so you don't need to see an oral surgeon elsewhere or go to a hospital for wisdom teeth removal. Wisdom teeth and complicated extractions are just two of the services we provide in our professional dental office in Brampton. Here are some of the other dental services we offer.
Read more … How Long Does It Take To Remove Wisdom Teeth?
Not Everyone is Born with Perfect Teeth
From movie stars to athletes and "regular folks" like us, everyone can benefit from Cosmetic Dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening and bleaching, veneers, and bonding, all of which will make you want to smile even more!
Read more … What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you are in good health overall, have healthy gums, but are missing teeth or in need of extractions, then you are likely a good candidate for dental implants. Some factors that can affect whether dental implants will fuse successfully to your jawbone include smoking, uncontrolled periodontal/gum disease, cancer or radiation therapy to the jaw. A detailed assessment of your overall oral health is needed, and we invite you to learn more by booking a complimentary dental implant consultation today.
Read more … Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Did You Know? 25% of Orthodontic Patients are Adults!
If you've always been self-conscious about your smile because of crooked or crowded teeth, or the way your teeth function, Adult Orthodontics may be the solution for you. Perhaps you've noticed the same crooked or crowded teeth in your child's mouth. Maybe now is the right time to consider orthodontics for both of you!
Orthodontics is the dental practice that aligns or straightens one’s teeth. Orthodontists are trained dental specialists that can change the positioning of your teeth, improve your smile and the way your jaw functions.
Read more … Orthodontics to Align or Straighten Teeth for Adults and Children
Refreshing Reminders for Good Oral Health
April is the month chosen by the Canadian Dental Association and Dental Professionals across Canada to promote the importance of good oral health with all patients, whether they've already been enjoying the AXIS Dental Group oral health care experience or are new to it. Here are what we consider best practices for good oral health.
Read more … Let's Celebrate National Oral Health Month!
One of the questions we're often asked is "what's the difference between a crown and a bridge"? Crowns and most Bridges are fixed prosthetic devices that are cemented onto existing teeth or implants. They are used to replace lost teeth, support remaining teeth and ultimately improve your oral health. Unlike dentures, which can be taken out and cleaned daily, Crowns and Bridges can only be removed by your Dentist.
Read more … Dental Crowns and Tooth Bridges
You never know when a dental problem or oral emergency is going to occur, so it's a good idea to know where help is available before you need it! Accidents, injuries, trauma to the mouth, and the sudden onset of pain can happen at any time.
When you have an emergency dental issue, call our office at 905.452.7111. We see patients with dental emergencies within 2 hours during business hours. We are open 7 days a week including evenings. When you contact our office after-hours, you will be given after-hour emergency phone numbers to call. Help is a phone call away.
Read more … Do You Need Emergency Dentistry?