Repair your Smile

Gum Grafting

A gum graft is necessary if you have gum disease. Severe Periodontal Disease, known as Periodontitis, is the more serious form of gingivitis, and if left untreated will damage gums, which could lead to tooth loss.

Why is Gum Grafting Necessary?

Ocean Front Dental may suggest gum surgery for periodontal disease if your teeth and gums are separating, or receding. If you require gum surgery, you will be able to see the roots of the teeth because of gum recession.

Gum recession is quite common, but according to Dr. Nick Seddon, should not be left untreated. Gum graft surgery helps protect teeth from gum recession, and can also improve your smile. Gum recession may also cause tooth sensitivity, and even tooth loss.

What is a Gum Graft?

Gum grafting is a receding gums treatment that can help ease gum recession. However, it isn’t the only solution when it comes to periodontal disease.

Is Gum Surgery the only Solution?

Ocean Front Dental recommends the pinhole surgery for periodontal disease as it is much less invasive with very little, if any, downtime.

How to Fix Receding Gums

The Pinhole surgical technique for gum recession does not require soft tissue grafts or donor tissue. Although conventional receding gums treatment is quite effective, the Pinhole Surgical technique requires no incisions, no sutures, and best of all, no grafting.

According to Ocean Front Dental, some of the other benefits of this amazing gum recession treatment include:

  • No sutures
  • No surgical tools
  • Less discomfort
  • Faster recovery
  • No need for donor tissue
  • Natural, long lasting, beautiful results

If your dentist has suggested gum grafting, but you aren’t sure about gum surgery, schedule an appointment with Dr. Nick Seddon from Ocean Front Dental who can examine your gums to determine if you are a good candidate for this amazing surgery for periodontal disease.

You really can fight gum disease.

Call or click for more information regarding the Pinhole surgical technique today.

Emergency Dentistry

Broken tooth? Missing tooth? Broken crown? Toothache? Feel free to contact us if you have a dental emergency. We will do our best to get you in within the same day to get you out of pain or resolve your cosmetic issue. Please call us if you need our help.

Same-Day Crowns – Cerec

With our state of the art Cerec scanner and milling machine, we are able to offer patients lab-quality crowns in one day. Instead of waiting a week for a lab to craft your crown, we can prepare your tooth and cement your new dental crown in one appointment. You can walk out with a brand new crown and not have to deal with the hassle of a temporary crown. The material is the same as what you would find from a lab, as we use only the best materials that dentistry has to offer.

Since this appointment would involve the preparation of the tooth, fabrication of the dental crown, and final cementation; please expect to be there for 1.5-2.5 hours. We’ll be sure to make it as relaxing as we can for you. If you are interested, you are welcome to watch the design and creation of the dental crown – it is truly fascinating to see how far technology has come.

Keep in mind that this procedure/technology is one of the many tools that Dr. Seddon has in his toolbox to care for your teeth. That means that if he believes a lab-made crown is more ideal for your clinical situation, then he will certainly do that for you.

TMJ Disorder Treatment

TMD is known as Temporomandibular Disorder, which is defined as pain and dysfunction of the muscles that move the jaw and the jaw joint itself. This means that TMD can be either muscle and/or joint-related. Most of the time, this is a muscle issue, which is fantastic because it can be treated by Dr. Seddon through conservative dental procedures based on how the teeth come together, also known as occlusion.

Treatment involves a comprehensive assessment of the medical history, dental history, joints, muscles, jaw movements, and teeth. Once Dr. Seddon completes the clinical exam, you may be asked to wear an acrylic deprogramming device for a few weeks to help determine your functional risk and diagnosis.

Dr. Seddon is a member of the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry, the American Equilibration Society. He spent years with the Vancouver-based FOCUS study club and is now a mentor with the Kois Institute in Seattle, Washington. If you are suffering from headaches, joint pain, clicks, locking, popping, or biting issues, do not hesitate to contact our office for a comprehensive assessment.

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