A Burlington Tradition Of Trusted & Caring Dentistry

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General Dental Care

Here at Orchard Family Dentistry, we are committed to making sure your dental experience is comfortable, personalized & affordable.
We are part of a A Burlington Tradition Of dental excellence, offering state-of-the-art general dentistry services. We are conveniently located In Burlington & Oakville & are here for all your general dentistry needs. With a focus on family & cosmetic dentistry, we are happy to help you achieve a beautiful smile in our comfortable, safe & friendly environment. Our team offer a wide array of procedures, including crowns, dental implants, tooth-coloured dentistry, sedation dentistry, teeth whitening & more.

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    Low-Radiation Digital X-Ray

    These images require up to 90% less radiation than with conventional film-type x-rays.

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    TMD (Jaw Pain) Therapy

    A subtle misalignment in the temporomandibular joint can be a common & significant source of head & neck pain.

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    Sedation Dentistry

    Wake up to a more healthy & beautiful smile with amazingly comfortable sedation dentistry.

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    Wisdom Teeth Removal

    Wisdom teeth are considered third molars and are the last four teeth to emerge after all other adult teeth have grown in



We offer in-office digital x-rays for your convenience

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays are computer-generated images.

These images require up to 90% less radiation than with conventional film-type x-rays. Instead of using the traditional silver-oxide x-ray film, which must be developed & then fixed in caustic & environmentally damaging solutions, the new system takes pictures via a small electronic sensor. A picture of the tooth is instantaneously transmitted onto the monitor in the treatment room so we can see your teeth & surrounding structures immediately.



TMD Therapy

Commonly misdiagnosed or overlooked, a subtle misalignment in the temporomandibular joint can be a common & significant source of head & neck pain. Even some migraines can be attributed to TMD.
While many cases of TMJ pain or discomfort resolve themselves without major treatment, some patients will need more long-term solutions. Because TMD can look so different depending on the patient & symptoms, treatment can also vary drastically, & unfortunately there isn't one method that works for every patient.
Pain management is often a critical aspect of treatment, as most patients request help with TMD due to some level of pain. Such patients may find some relief with hot or cold therapy. Jaw strengthening exercises can also be effective for some—think of it like physical therapy for your jaw muscles. Pain medication can also be effective for managing pain on a short-term basis.



TMD Therapy

The temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is the joint connecting your jaw to your skull. You use this joint when you chew, swallow, speak, & even yawn—pretty much whenever you move your jaw.
Jaw pain originating from this joint is commonly classified as a temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, & can be felt in the joint itself or in the connecting muscles. While classified under one name, TMD can actually be caused by many different things, such as injury, grinding or pressure, arthritis, misalignment or even stress.
However, pain isn't the only symptom that can indicate a disorder of this joint. Some patients may notice popping or grinding sounds when moving their jaw. Others might experience tenderness, stiffness or locking of their jaw. In fact, dentists often look for more than just pain when diagnosing TMD.



Why Root Canals Are the Right Dental Option

Root Canal Treatment in Burlington

Root canals have a bad reputation but that is a misconception. They are needed to end an infection at the tooth's roots that is causing pain. A root canal is a procedure done by a professional dentist where they clean the root canals and then fill them with a safe product to prevent reinfecton. A root canal can save the tooth and help you feel better quickly.



What Happens During a Root Canal

Those who are suffering from swollen or tender gums, tooth sensitivity, a cracked or chipped tooth, and pain while chewing or biting could be suffering from infected pulp at the base of the tooth. A dentist or endodontist will likely need to perform a root canal.
Digital X-rays will be done first to show the damage. A local anethesia will be given to numb the area where work will be done. Then, the dentist will isolate the damaged tooth by inserting what is called a "dam." This keeps saliva away from it while the root canal is done.
The dentist will make an opening at the top of the tooth, called the crown. They because using tiny instruments that are thin like a needle to clean out the pulp in the pulp chamber, along with the root canals, of infection. They will switch out instruments during this process. You will not feel any pain during the procedure.
The root canals will be reshaped during this to prepare for filling. After all this is done, the dentist fills the spaces with gutta percha, which is a biocompatiable material. There is also an adhesive involved to make sure the space is sealed to prevent a re-infection. The dentist then places a temporary filling over where the crown was drilled. That will be replaced by a permanent, customized crown in about two to three weeks unless the dentist has customized crown capabilities within the office.


Orchard Family Dentistry Services

Orchard Family Dentistry In Burlington & Oakville offers full-service oral care including preventive dental care, restorative dental solutions, cosmetic dental services, and emergency dental care. It provides root canals and crowns among its many services. You will need to maintain oral care after a root canal to promote healing such as brushing, flossing, and using an antibacterial oral rinse. The dentist may also prescribe antibiotics to stop the spread or prevent infection.



Why Do Wisdom Teeth Have to Be Removed so Often?

Wisdom teeth are considered third molars and are the last four teeth to emerge after all other adult teeth have grown in. This typically occurs between the ages of 17 and 25-years-old. Wisdom teeth are located at the very end of the molars on the top, bottom, and both sides of the mouth. Ages ago, when people ate raw foods in their natural state, wisdom teeth were important for chewing. Today, food is cut, chopped, pureed, and cooked, so wisdom teeth are not needed.

Four types of impacted wisdom teeth

When there isn't enough room in the back of the mouth, wisdom teeth may not be able to erupt or emerge, and they become impacted. There are four types of impacted wisdom teeth

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    Mesial Impaction

    When the teeth remain partially trapped under the gums and come in on an angle pointing towards the front of the mouth, it's referred to as a mesial impaction.

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    Horizontal Impaction

    When wisdom teeth come in completely sideways, it's called horizontal impaction and is the most painful kind of impacted teeth.

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    Vertical Impaction

    If a wisdom tooth comes up in the correct position but remains under the gum-line, it's a vertical impaction.

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    Distal Impaction

    Like the mesial impaction, a distal impaction means the tooth comes up partially and on an angle, but it points towards the back of the mouth.



Amazingly Comfortable Sedation

Sedation Dentistry

Wake up to a more healthy & beautiful smile with amazingly comfortable sedation dentistry. We care for patients who :

• Are afraid of needles & shots.
• Have had bad experiences before.
• Have not been to the dentist in a long time.
• Always gag when having dental work done.
• Just can't seem to get numb.
• Feel their teeth are too far gone for traditional treatment



We serve Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Waterdown, and surrounding areas.