1111 Ponderosa St.
Coquitlam, BC V3B7L3
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1111 Ponderosa St.
Coquitlam, BC V3B7L3

 

 

 

Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Testimonials
...Ferrante, ( who strictly does root canals ) are phenomenal...

Dental Services
... Services we offer include: Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Fillings, to make your teeth strong and healthy again Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

Oral Hygiene for Kids
...If it takes hold, it can form a cavity in the enamel and then progress deeper into the tooth — causing discomfort, difficulty eating and speaking, and a need for fillings or root canal treatment...

Fillings
...This prevents the decay (a bacteria-induced infection) from spreading further into your tooth and, if untreated, continue on to the sensitive inner pulp (nerve) tissue located in the root canal...

Extractions
...The damaged tooth might need a full-coverage crown, a root canal treatment, or both...

Tooth Pain
...Treatment may include a root canal to remove diseased or dying pulp tissue, and/or periodontal procedures to drain the abscess and stop the infection...

Cone Beam CT Imaging
...For the dentist, it offers the ability to visualize intricate structures inside the mouth, such as root canals, nerves and sinuses (air-filled spaces) in the jaw — in three dimensions — without surgery...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
...For example, fixed bridges rely on support from two adjacent, possibly healthy teeth, which must be filed down and capped; this can make them susceptible to decay and root canal problems...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...They'll also never need a filling or a root canal, as the natural teeth supporting bridgework might...

Combined Root Canal & Gum Problems
...This may be the case when an infection exists in the root canals of a tooth as well as the gum tissue adjacent to it...

Cracked Teeth
...For larger cracks that involve the pulp of the tooth, root canal treatment is generally required...

Root Canal Retreatment
...In that case, you may need root canal retreatment...

Root Canal Surgery (Apicoectomy)
...Probably the most common type of root canal surgery, an apicoectomy involves removing a small portion of the apex (tip) of the tooth's root, along with any surrounding hard or soft tissue that may be infected...

Root Canal Treatment
...The idea that a root canal procedure invariably comes with complications and pain is a shopworn myth...

Root Canal Treatment FAQs
...Not to worry — treating root canal problems is a routine part of dentistry that can relieve certain kinds of tooth pain and help your teeth last longer...

Root Canal Treatment for Children
...But if a root canal is recommended for your young child, you may wonder why: Isn't that baby tooth going to fall out in a few years anyway...

Whitening Traumatized Teeth
...In this case, before whitening treatment can start, a root canal procedure will be necessary to remove the dead or dying tissue and prevent infection...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...These procedures include: Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved Fillings, to restore decayed teeth Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth Sealants, to help prevent cavities Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible When to Visit the Dentist Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...

Emergency Care
...Sometimes, tooth pain indicates that you may need a root canal treatment — a procedure that not only relieves the pain of an infection deep inside the tooth, but also can keep the tooth from having to be removed...

Endodontics
...One of the most common endodontic treatments is root canal therapy, a procedure which effectively eases the pain associated with a bacterial infection deep within the pulp of the tooth...

Implant Dentistry
...An implant will never decay or need root canal treatment, and feels just like the tooth that was there...

Pediatric Dentistry
... Root Canal Treatment — Perhaps you have had a root canal treatment yourself, to save an injured or severely decayed tooth...

Joyce Santos-Grou

Dr. Joyce Santos-Grou has been practicing dentistry in British Columbia since 1999 and was recently awarded the prestigious Fellowship Award by the Academy of General Dentistry.

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