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Oceanfront Dental FAQs

Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about dental care at Oceanfront Dental in Vancouver.

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  • Do root canals hurt?

    While many people cringe when they think about root canals, the truth is root canal therapy is, nowadays, relatively painless. Patients are given a local anesthetic prior to treatment. Medications may also be prescribed before and after the treatment to make it as comfortable an experience as possible.

  • Do you screen for oral cancer?

    Yes. Dr. Seddon uses a VELscope intraoral scanner for oral cancer screening to check for any abnormalities in patients’ mouths. The VELscope is safe and painless. And most importantly, it can often catch irregularities before they’re even visible to the naked eye. 

  • Should I get a partial denture, a bridge or implants?

    Dr. Seddon can offer all of these treatment options and can work with you to figure out the best possible treatment for you.

  • Are dental X-rays dangerous?

    While x-rays in high doses can be harmful, infrequent exposure to the low levels of x-rays used in dentistry shouldn’t be harmful and shouldn’t have dangerous side effects. On top of this, we use digital sensors, allowing us to limit exposure. We also protect our patients with a lead apron and thyroid collar.

  • I’m a nervous patient. What treatments can I be sedated for?

    IV sedation is an option for any treatment that we offer. Even the most nervous patient should be able to get through their appointment easily.

  • What are the health risks of untreated sleep apnea?

    Left untreated, sleep apnea can cause heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, obesity, G.E.R.D, and impotence.

    At Oceanfront Dental, we provide treatment for sleep apnea

  • What are the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea?

    The most common symptoms include snoring, fatigue, and high blood pressure. Other indications include TMJ disorders, clenching and grinding, memory loss, obesity, and a large collar measurement.

  • Do I have sleep apnea?

    If this is a question you are asking yourself, perhaps you should call and book a consultation. It’s important to remember that anyone can have sleep apnea, even athletes and children. In fact, many people who snore have some form of obstructive sleep apnea. The good news is that it’s not too late to think about treatment.

  • How can I treat my sleep apnea?

    Many people are familiar with the CPAP machine. For some, this works well. But we have an alternative solution.  

    We offer an overnight sleep test that can be done in the comfort of your own home. The test results indicate the type and severity of sleep apnea you have. Sleep apnea can be treated with the CPAP machine, or with a small, comfortable dental appliance that is designed to keep your airway open as you sleep.

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Looking for a dentist in Vancouver or a second opinion? We're accepting new patients at our dental clinic! Contact us today to get started. 

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