Root canal treatment is a commonly performed dental procedure that can help to fill a tooth whose pulp has become infected or inflamed due to bacteria. It can be a necessary process to save and preserve a tooth. Taking proper care of your oral health is one of the best ways to avoid a root […]
Does Fluoride Whiten Teeth?
Fluoride is a helpful mineral for our teeth that can help reduce the risk of cavities and tooth decay. Although fluoride may not whiten your teeth directly, it is important to the process and can reduce sensitivity afterwards. Symmetry Dental provides both in-office and at-home whitening services that can leave you with a brighter smile. […]
Do Stitches After Wisdom Teeth Prevent Dry Socket?
Dry Socket Complicates Healing When a wisdom tooth doesn’t have room to grow in your mouth, your dentist will recommend a tooth extraction. Even when you can’t see your wisdom teeth, a partially or fully impacted tooth can lead to severe symptoms requiring emergency dental care. Extracting a wisdom tooth or teeth is a surgical […]
Should I Take Antibiotics after Tooth Extraction?
If your dentist has recommended that you have a tooth extracted, you may be wondering whether or not you should take antibiotics. Rest assured: most people don’t need them after an extraction. However, if you are taking oral antibiotics or have a compromised immune system, it might be a good idea to ask your dentist […]
Is Gingivitis Reversible?
Do you have swollen gums that bleed easily when you brush or floss? It could be a sign that you have gingivitis. We all know how important it is to care for your teeth, but proper oral care goes beyond just keeping your smile bright and white. If your gums are healthy, they can fight […]
Can Braces Fix Teeth Grinding?
Braces are great for treating many different oral health problems and improving the overall look of your smile. But if you’re someone who struggles with teeth grinding, are braces a suitable treatment for you? Today, we’ll look at how teeth grinding develops and the unique circumstances where braces may be the best choice for preserving […]
Dental Sedation: What to Expect Before & After
If you’ve ever avoided the dentist due to fear or discomfort, it’s essential to know that you’re not alone. Half of all dental patients have avoided the dentist in the past because of these concerns, but there are ways our team can help make your experience more comfortable so your teeth can get the care […]
Can I Wear Retainers After Wisdom Tooth Removal?
Can I Wear Retainers After Wisdom Tooth Are Removed? Almost everyone develops wisdom teeth in their late teens and early 20s. Wisdom tooth removal is a standard dental procedure performed by your dental professional to remove problematic wisdom teeth surgically. Some people need to wear retainers, and you may be wondering how wisdom tooth removal […]
Can You Get Invisalign with Bonded Teeth?
Combining Invisalign & Bonding When you’re confident about your smile, you can grin from ear to ear in photos. A healthy smile can make a good first impression. Everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of, so taking care of your teeth can be essential for self-care and healthcare. There are many cosmetic and […]
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost in Alberta?
What Do Dental Implants Cost in Alberta? If you’re looking at solutions for cracked, missing, or injured teeth, dental implants could be the solution. Dental implant surgery is a common procedure, offering patients a long-term solution to ensure they’re happy with their smiles for years to come. But how much do dental implants cost? Is […]