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Sedation (drug) - A small pill is taken before seeing the dentist. This little pill works rapidly to create a relaxed state and although you are in a sleep-like state, you are responsive. It is essential that someone escorts you home. For more challenging cases the services of a specialist anaesthetist are available for intra-venous sedation.
Sedation (drug-free) - Acupuncture and Reiki are used to induce a relaxed state and decrease anxiety.
Soft Palate -  The soft tissue structures at the rear of the hard palate, and which are responsible for speech and swallowing.


Veneers (porcelain or composite) - Are thin, custom-made moldings that cover the fronts of unattractive teeth. They are crafted from lifelike, high-tech materials to portray a bright, natural smile. If you are looking to improve your smile, custom-fitted veneers can provide the answer.


Walking bleach - Method used to lighten a tooth that has darkened after root canal treatment. The whitening agent is placed inside the tooth and is active 24 hours per day.
Whitening - People with stained or dull teeth will benefit from whitening - a safe, effective means to whiten stained, discoloured or dull teeth (or even a single tooth). 
Wisdom tooth removal - Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars are the last teeth to erupt. This occurs usually between the ages of 17 and 25. If these impacted teeth are in an abnormal position (a dentist can show you this on an x-ray), their potential for harm should be assessed. When a wisdom tooth is partially erupted, food and bacteria collect under the gum causing a local infection. This may result in bad breath, pain, swelling nce the initial episode occurs, each subsequent attack becomes more frequent and more severe. Impacted wisdom teeth are almost certain to cause problems if left in place. This is particularly true of the lower wisdom teeth.
White fillings - look great in the front of the mouth. They can even be placed onto the surface of your tooth using a dental technique called bonding. Bonding allows dentists to mould beautiful smiles like artists mould clay statutes. The use of a light hardened restoration allows dentist to mould, shape, and sculpt without worrying about time or having to rush through the procedure. After the dentist is sure that it looks great, it is then hardened using a dental curing light. When the light is placed close to the material, it begins to chemically change and harden. Dental curing lights have improved the dentist's ability repair a chipped tooth, reshaped ugly teeth and to create beautiful sexy smiles.
If you are considering having your Amalgam fillings replaced with White Fillings to improve your smile, you should consider scheduling a consultation with one of our cosmetic surgeons. This allows you and your dentist to both have the same cosmetic goals so that you can get an idea of what cosmetic dentistry can do for you.


X-ray (Panoramic) - The machine spins around your head to get the "big picture." Dentists use this radiograph for several things. They are excellent for taking teeth out and for preliminary diagnosis of many conditions. We can use them to get a good overview of the amount of bone support your teeth have. We can evaluate the sinuses and screen for a variety of pathological conditions that can occur in both the upper and lower jaws.
X-ray (Periapical) - This type of x-ray is the size of a postage stamp and is used for diagnosing specific conditions on or around a tooth such as cavities or bone loss caused by periodontal disease. With these we can often also see bone loss caused by a sickness within the tooth. Existing dental work can also be evaluated.