If you're looking for a dental office that employs friendly and helpful staff, BayWell Dental is a practice worth visiting. Our dentists were trained at the University of Toronto and are dedicated to staying current with new advancements and techniques to benefit your teeth and enhance your smile. Our practice was established in 1973, and ever since we've been committed to providing exceptional dental care.
Dental problems don't always happen during regularly scheduled office hours. This can be disruptive and can range from a minor inconvenience to severe pain. It may happen in the form of a chipped tooth, broken filling, oral trauma, infection and possibly swelling. Here at BayWell Dental, we offer flexible morning and evening hours, including Saturdays to accommodate your emergency needs.
DENTAL CLEANINGS & PREVENTIVE CARE
Regular dental checkups and cleanings are essential to maintaining your oral health. During your cleaning appointment, your hygienist and dentist will inspect for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, gum recession and tooth wear. They will do an preliminary oral cancer screen and assess other problems that you may not even be aware of. This is all in addition to providing a thorough cleaning and polish. Our goal is to help you maintain a healthy smile by designing a periodontal program to suit your needs. If its been more than 6 months, call us to book a cleaning and check up today!
Dental implants have revolutionized the way we restore missing teeth. A dental implant is a bone friendly titanium post that is placed into the missing tooth socket. The implant then integrates permanently with your own jaw bone. After a few months, you are then able to receive a crown placed directly onto your implant. Implants are an excellent way to restore missing teeth with a natural and aesthetic result.
Are you interested in enhancing your smile? Veeners are an excellent option and are one the least invasive ways to dramatically change your smile and provide long lasting results. Veneers are a thin, customized layer of porcelain that are bonded over your front teeth to create an extremely natural and aesthetic smile. Together, you and your dentist will design a smile with beautiful teeth that complements your face shape and size. Ask us how we can help you achieve the smile you always wanted.
Many people associate professional teeth whitening with movie stars and brides. But in fact, it is an extremely popular procedure in cosmetic dentistry. And at BayWell Dental Centre, we offer the most current teeth whitening services to achieve immediate results in just one hour of chair time.
WISDOM TEETH EXTRACTION
The extraction of wisdom teeth is necessary when they are prevented from properly erupting into the mouth. They may grow sideways, partially emerge in the mouth, and even remain trapped beneath the gum within the jaw. These impacted teeth can eventually cause severe infections, cavities and shift other teeth. The most serious complications occur when tumors or cysts form around the impacted wisdom teeth, resulting in the destruction of the jawbone and healthy adjacent teeth. The early removal of the third molar tooth usually avoids these problems and decreases surgical risks involved with the procedure. This can be done at our office with or without sedation depending on patient specific need and preference.
Our digital x-rays reduce exposure by over 85% and is eco-friendly through reducing the use of chemicals to process film the traditional way. Digital x-rays are viewed instantly on the computer monitor in each operatory in our office. This improves the way we diagnose disease and allows us to better communicate with you to make treatment decisions together.
Years ago, aesthetic improvements in dentistry often meant multiple appointments and invasive procedures. But thanks to advances in cosmetic dentistry, dental professionals these days are able to help patients achieve spectacular results in a far less painful and time-consuming fashion.
BONDING AND WHITE FILLINGS
Many of us have gaps between the teeth. This may be a concern in the front teeth particularly. To close these gaps several options may be chosen. At times a porcelain veneer or laminate may be recommended to close the gaps. At other times bonding, or a white filling material, may be recommended to do the same.
A bridge can be an excellent way to replace a missing tooth. The replacement tooth is permanent fixed to the neighbouring teeth and "bridged" together to close the space. This prevents drifting and movement of your natural teeth. A dental bridge can also be a great alternative for patients who are not candidates for implants, due to insufficient bone quantity or quality. Bridges can be made of a variety of materials, including porcelain and alloys, depending on your needs and preferences.
Dental crowns may be recommended by your dentist to restore fractured, chipped, or worn down teeth. They may also be necessary to prevent weak teeth from splitting/fracturing, especially ones that have received root canal treatment. There are many different options for modern crowns that can look extremely natural and beautiful, ranging from traditional porcelain & metal crowns, to All Ceramic Porcelain and Zirconia crowns. Ask us about CEREC Crowns and same day service!
ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
Root canal treatment may be recommended by your dentist to save your tooth from an infected, or dying nerve. This may sound scary to some people, but at our office, we make sure that you are completely numb, or frozen before we proceed with any treatment. This results in a painless procedure to remove the infection and save you from losing your tooth. Your dentist may recommend a crown after a root canal procedure to preserve the integrity of the tooth for long term success.
Gum grafting is a procedure to develop gum tissue where absent due to excessive gum recession from abrasive brushing techniques or gum disease. Receding gums can cause inflammation, tooth sensitivity and an uneven smile line. Your dentist can use a gum graft to cover the exposed root. This can be done for one tooth or several teeth to even your gum line and reduce sensitivity.
If you want to improve your smile and want healthy, straight, teeth - ask us if you are candidate for orthodontic treatment with Suresmile Clear aligners. Designed for the modern patient, these aligners will help you achieve your ideal smile fast, effectively and more discrete than ever. We will work with you to create a customized plan, and depending on the scope, treatment may take only 6-8 months.
THE STUDENT DISCOUNT DENTAL NETWORK
At Baywell Dental Centre, we are proud to be apart of the Greenshield Student Discount Network Program. If you are a student participating in a university or college dental plan, such as University of Toronto, George Brown, Ryerson, York, or OCAD, you are eligible to receive preventive care at a reduce fee. Some procedures require a co-payment if they are partially subsidized. For other dental services, there may be a co-payment if they are partially subsidized. Call us at (416) 961-6630 to find out more!
What’s involved in Therapeutic Botox® TMJ treatment? Botox® can be injected into the temporalis and masseter muscles and works by blocking nerve signals that cause uncontrollable muscle movements, eventually relaxing the muscles. You can expect results 2-3 weeks from the time of treatment and it can remain effective for anywhere between two and six months depending on the patient. After several treatments, patients report a decreased need for touch ups and this will depend on the severity of your condition as well as metabolism. Benefits and Risks of Therapeutic Botox® treatment Therapeutic Botox® injections can often provide substantial relief to those suffering from soreness and pain of the TMJ while reducing the ability of muscles to engage in problematic grinding, which can also slow down worn down teeth. The potential side effects of Therapeutic Botox® treatment are mild, and usually go away within a few hours or days after treatment. Potential side effects include: inflammation, bleeding, bruising, swelling, muscle weakness, pain at injection site and allergic reactions. Is it covered by my insurance? Many insurances do cover Therapeutic Botox in the treatment of TMD. Our staff are experienced with submitting estimates and can do so on your behalf to assist you, just ask us!
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WISDOM TEETH
A Wisdom Tooth Extraction is a routine surgical procedure to remove one or more wisdom teeth — the four permanent adult teeth that are the last to erupt at the back of your mouth. If a wisdom tooth does not have room to grow, it is considered an “impacted wisdom tooth,” and this can result in pain, infection, or another dental problem. They present between the ages of 17 – 25, and often cause discomfort due to lack of room in the jaw or angle of entry.
We use X-rays to carefully assess the problem and, if necessary, plan for extraction. Wisdom teeth are usually easier to remove at a younger (17-25) age because there is a greater probability that the roots have not fully developed and the bone surrounding the teeth is typically less dense.
Problems with Impacted Wisdom Teeth Include:
Trapping of food and debris behind and around the wisdom tooth
Infection or gum disease (periodontal disease)
Tooth decay in a partially exposed wisdom tooth
Damage to a nearby tooth or the surrounding jaw bone
Development of a fluid-filled sac (i.e. cyst) around the wisdom tooth
Complications with orthodontic treatments and the shifting of teeth
Is Wisdom Teeth Removal Really Necessary?
It depends. We evaluate every patient on an individual basis to determine how the presence of your wisdom teeth are affecting your oral health. If you have wisdom teeth that are causing dental problems, our team will discuss the benefits of removing them.
If you have impacted wisdom teeth that are not causing dental problems (asymptomatic), we will discuss the pros and cons of preventive extraction. In either case, the decision is ultimately up to the patient.
Can’t I just wait until my wisdom teeth hurt?
You can, but there are important benefits to removing your wisdom teeth while you are in the ideal age range(17-25) that you should be aware of:
Younger adults usually do not have fully formed wisdom teeth, which makes them easier to remove
Younger adults tend to heal and recover quickly
Older adults may experience more difficulty with surgery and complications after surgery.
What are the risks of the procedure?
Most procedures are routine and serious complications are not expected. Any problems that do happen are usually minor and can be treated. Complications can include:
Pain, swelling, limited mouth opening, bleeding - these are all normal and improves after the first few days
Damage to adjacent teeth - especially those with large fillings or crowns
Incomplete removal of tooth fragments - to avoid injury to important structures, such as nerves
Sinus involvement - movement of upper tooth fragments into the sinus
Jaw fracture - extremely rare
Nerve injury - loss of feeling, a change in feeling, or pain in the lips, chin or tongue, caused by a wisdom tooth (usually a lower one) being close to a nerve.
If your panoramic X-ray shows that your wisdom tooth is close to a nerve, there is about a 20% risk of temporary injury (most heal within 6 months) and about a 2% risk of permanent injury.
When concerned about the location of the nerve, a 3D Xray can be taken to determine the precise proximity of the root/nerve.
Sedation Options to Address Dental Anxiety
A wisdom tooth extraction can be a stressful experience for many patients. We offer minimal conscious sedation and oral moderate sedation to relieve anxiety and improve patient experience.
Minimal sedation (Laughing Gas): Depending on the dose administered, this is a relaxed state where patients can walk, talk, and breathe normally. Patients are not asleep.
Moderate sedation (Twilight Sedation): This is a modestly deeper sedation. Patients will be able to talk and respond to questions but will feel more drowsy. Depending on the medications used, a patient may or may not remember the procedure.
We use sedation for various surgical procedures and provide instructions for eating and drinking before and after treatment. Following your appointment, patients will need to return home accompanied by a responsible adult. To ensure complete safety, you will be monitored throughout the entire procedure by our team.
Wisdom Tooth Surgery Healing Time
The healing process after wisdom tooth removal surgery can vary from 7 to 10 days. Depending on the circumstances, brushing, eating, and other actions can be resumed the next day. A follow-up visit is scheduled with your dentist to assess and assist as needed with your recovery and address any post surgical concerns.
As you heal from your surgery, we recommend that you follow your dentist’s instructions on:
Bleeding. Some oozing of blood may occur the first day after wisdom tooth removal. Try to avoid excessive spitting so that you do not dislodge the blood clot from the socket. Replace gauze over the extraction site as directed by your dentist or oral surgeon.
Pain management. You may be able to manage pain with an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), or a prescription pain medication from your dentist. Prescription pain medication may be especially helpful if bone has been removed during the procedure. Holding a cold pack against your jaw also may relieve pain.
Swelling and bruising. Use an ice pack as directed by your dentist. Any swelling of your cheeks usually improves in two or three days. Bruising may take several more days to resolve.
Activity. After your surgery, plan to rest for the remainder of the day. Resume normal activities the next day, but for at least a week, avoid strenuous activity that might result in losing the blood clot from the socket.
Beverages. Drink lots of water after the surgery. Avoid alcoholic, caffeinated, carbonated or hot beverages in the first 24 hours. Avoid drinking with a straw for at least a week because the sucking action can dislodge the blood clot from the socket.
Food. Eat only soft foods, such as yogurt, mashed potatoes, eggs etc. for the first 24 hours. Start eating semisoft foods when you can tolerate them. Avoid hard, chewy, hot or spicy foods that might get stuck in the socket or irritate the wound.
Cleaning your mouth. Do not brush your teeth, rinse your mouth, spit or use mouthwash during the first 24 hours after surgery. You may be told to resume brushing your teeth after the first 24 hours. Be particularly gentle near the surgical wound when brushing and gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water every two hours and after meals for a week.
Tobacco use. Avoid smoke for so for at least 48 hours after surgery — and wait longer than that if possible. If you chew tobacco, avoid use for at least a week. Using tobacco products after oral surgery can delay healing and increase the risk of complications.
Stitches. You may have stitches that dissolve within a few weeks or no stitches at all. If your stitches need to be removed, schedule an appointment to have them taken out.
Wisdom Tooth Removal with Dr. Chris Song
We appreciate that the wisdom tooth removal process can be scary, and it is very important that you have this procedure performed by a clinician who is skilled and compassionate. Dr. Song has been practicing dentistry for 10 years and he has a special focus on surgical extractions. Patients who have this procedure done with Dr. Song always report that he is informative, kind, and completes the procedure efficiently and painlessly. We are confident that our patients are in the best of care when treated by Dr. Song.
3 days ago
Had my wisdom teeth extracted by Dr. Song, he is knowledgeable and experienced with the sugary and he deeply cares about every patient. I would recommend Dr Song to anyone who needs help with their dental health.
a year ago
The new surgeon (Dr. Chris) extracted one of my wisdom teeth. He did a fantastic job (I couldn't believe when he said we were all done). I had no swelling, and didn't even need to take painkillers after. He's also a really friendly guy! Would absolutely go back.
a year ago
My son just had all his 4 wisdom teeth extracted by Dr. Chris Song at this clinic. All went really well and Dr. Song was very informative about what to do at home. He explained what to expect and my son is happy with his services. I was there after the procedure and Dr. Song also explained to me what to do at home to make my son feel better.
We are all happy with the experience and Dr Song made it much better.
2 years ago
I've been going to Baywell Dental Centre for a little over a year now, and I've only had good experiences. Dr Luong is very sweet and professional, both hygienists I have had were great, and Dr. Song was amazing at removing my wisdom teeth. I had all 4 removed and had no swelling or bruising, and minimal pain. I would highly recommend Baywell!
a year ago
I had all four of my wisdom teeth extracted by Dr. Song. He was simply AMAZING. I was extreamly nervous about the entire process and Dr. Song was very comforting, friendly and made me feel very comfortable. I did not feel any pain during or after the extraction process. I left the dental office happy that I was lucky enough to have Dr. Song do the extraction. I would definitely recommend him.
a month ago
I had my wisdom teeth extracted by Dr. Song. It didn't take very long and I experienced no pain or much discomfort during the procedure. Dr. Song is very nice, easy to understand and responded to all my inquiries via email very fast. I definitely would recommend coming here.
Videos you may find helpful:
Surgical Removal of Wisdom Teeth
Impacted Wisdom teeth
In keeping with our office philosophy of providing the most up to date technology to deliver high quality treatment, our team is proud to offer CEREC single visit crowns/onlays. With the aid of CAD-CAM technology, which stands for computer aided design/computer aided milling; we are able to scan, custom design, fabricate and deliver your new tooth in ONE appointment!
WHAT IS CEREC? CEREC IS AN ACRONYM…
Chairside: The technology is in the dental operatory and used while you are in the chair
Economical: The procedure is economical for both dentist and patient
Restorations: The procedure restores your tooth to its natural beauty, function, and strength
Esthetic: The restorations are metal-free and tooth-colored
Ceramic: High-strength ceramics are used that are close in composition to your natural tooth structure.
Having a cerec crown is beneficial for a number of reasons. In the hands of a skilled dentist, it is extremely accurate. We have found that a CEREC crown requires little to no adjustment prior to fitting in the mouth. Second, because it is a digital scan, it means that a CEREC crown does not require impression materials or trays - that means no goop in your mouth! Third, with a many different choices in materials and colour, we will select a tooth colour that mimics your tooth and looks natural. They are bonded to your tooth are made of the strongest dental materials available and will last you many years to come. Finally, CEREC crowns are CONVENIENT for you, the patient. Because a CEREC crown can be done in one appointment, you do not need to take time off work or school for a second insertion appointment - your crown will be inserted on the same day.
Dr. Luong will recommend a CEREC crown if she believes it is the right treatment for you. Feel free to check out the videos below. They show the CEREC process from start to finish.