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Laser treatment for gum disease is a popular alternative to gum surgery. Using a soft-tissue laser, a registered dental hygienist gently removes the diseased tissue. The laser’s precision allows the dentist to target the affected areas without causing damage to surrounding tissue. This method is much more precise than a traditional scalpel, and because the laser also cauterizes the tissue, bleeding is minimal and patients often report faster healing times. Ask the dentist if you’re a candidate for laser gum therapy at your next visit.
Even patients who brush regularly and avoid sugary beverages can still be prone to cavities. We recommend avoiding snacking throughout the day – you should always brush after meals and snacking between meals means that food debris stays on your teeth longer. In addition, you should floss regularly and rinse with a fluoride solution. Most cavities occur between teeth, where only dental floss can reach. Fluoride will strengthen tooth enamel and remineralize areas softened by decay. Visit us regularly – at least every six months – and we’ll provide specific tips and services to help you battle his common affliction.
Tooth sensitivity is extremely common and can be caused by several factors. Your teeth might have tiny fractures or areas of decay. Gum disease or gum recession is another common cause of tooth sensitivity. Are your gums red and swollen? Can you see your tooth roots? When tooth roots are exposed, this can cause severe tooth sensitivity. Bruxism, grinding your teeth at night, might also be a factor. Visit River City Dental Clinic for an exam, so we can determine the exact cause in your unique situation.
Yes! River City Dental Clinic offers the latest cosmetic dental treatments, including Invisalign clear braces, Zoom! Whitening, CEREC ceramic crowns, and porcelain veneers. Our dentists are well-respected in the Fort McMurray area and beyond. For over 30 years we’ve helped patients improve the appearance of their smiles. Cosmetic treatments, friendly service, and a conservative approach are cornerstones of our family and cosmetic dental practice. Call today for your consultation!
Most adults who want straighter teeth shy away from metal braces. The good news is that we offer several alternatives to traditional orthodontics. Invisalign is an extremely popular alternative that involves clear, virtually invisible aligners molded to the contours of your teeth. These aligners are removable and can correct everything from crowding to overbites. A typical Invisalign treatment will take between 12 and 18 months. For immediate results (“instant orthodontics”), consider porcelain veneers or ceramic crowns. These restorations cover gaps, stains, misalignments, and other imperfections. After an exam and consultation, we can help you determine which solutions are right for your smile.
Yes, our dentists have received advanced training in dental implant placement. This means that instead of visiting an oral surgeon for part of your care, you can rely on our office for all phases of implant treatment. Our dentist are dedicated to bringing you the latest treatments, and implant dentistry is just one way we show our commitment to stay on the leading-edge of dental care.
River City Dental Clinic accepts most major insurance policies, as well as cash, MasterCard, and Visa. Payment plans are available through CareCredit, which has several low- and no-interest plans available. We’ll help you apply in our office – you can receive and begin using your credit instantly!
Call River City Dental Clinic in Fort McMurray to schedule your appointment or consultation. With over 30 years of experience, our team of family dentists provides the comfortable, expert care you deserve. Visit our dental office today to learn what keeps our patients coming back again and again.