Your mouth is more than just a pretty smile. It’s also a gateway to your overall health. Keeping that gateway clean may keep you healthier longer — and looking younger.
If you have a question for us, please contact us and we we will be happy to assist you.
Memberships/Credentials associated with our practice.
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- Academy of Laser Dentistry
- Canadian Dental Association
- The American Association of Head Neck and Face Pain and TMJ Disorders
- The Canadian Academy of Periodontology
- Canadian Dental Hygienists Association
- Saskatchewan Dental Hygienists’ Association
- College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan
Tips, Notes & Resources
- Temporary Crown comes off – use toothpaste to ‘re-cement’ it until you can come in to see us.
- Tylenol will help with pain relief; Ibuprofen helps with pain and inflammation
Dental Implants Information
- Nobel Smile – for more information on Dental Implants
- Refer to the Government of Saskatchewan website to review Government of Saskatchewan Privacy Information.
- Dr. Dodds keeps his skills sharp and his knowledge current by continually learning new technologies and developing his techniques by attending the Kois Center. For more information on the Kois Center and their methodologies, please see their website at koiscenter.com
A frenectomy is the removal of a frenum in the mouth. A frenum is a muscular attachment between two tissues. There are three frenums that may require frenectomies: the upper lip, lower lip, and the tongue. The tongue may have an anterior, or in some cases, a less obvious posterior tongue tie. A soft tissue laser is used for the procedure so there is no incision, therefore less risk of infection. It is a short procedure with very little risk to the patient. A tongue or lip tie should be considered one factor that may interfere with proper function; consequently we hope for improved function after a frenectomy is performed but this cannot be guaranteed. Follow up exercises are mandatory so that the frenum does not grow back. Dr. Ghaheri, and ENT based in Seattle, has videos explaining how best to do the stretches.
Infant frenectomies can be performed on newborns up till the age of 3 months. Because of their age, no anesthetic is given for this age group. We don’t want to introduce foreign substances into their body, and the amount of discomfort and time it takes to administer the local anesthetic would be longer and more uncomfortable than the procedure itself. It is also important for the infant to breastfeed immediately after the procedure and that cannot be done if the infant is numb.
After the age of five, anesthetic may be used.
Brushing & Flossing for Kids
Denture Retained Implants