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baksh@vgdc.ca

 
(613) 599-5922
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preventive dentistry is one of the most important services we provide. We believe your oral health can be pain free and free of cavities and gum (periodontal) disease.  The importance of oral hygiene is underscored by the following fact: 

           More adults lose their teeth as a result of gum disease than from any other cause.

               The good news is that gum disease is preventable! 

Your oral health also has a significant impact on your overall wellbeing.  Studies have shown a link between poor oral health and diseases such as heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. Other health problems such as gastrointestinal problems (Crohn’s disease), skin diseases and autoimmune diseases can also be detected when doing an exam of the oral cavity.  Through, an extensive first examination and subsequent regular continuing care appointments, we can work together as a team to maintain optimal oral health on a long-term basis.

 

During your first visit to Village Green Dental Care, Dr. Baksh will discuss any of your concerns, expectations and answer any questions you may have about your dental health.

Your examination will be done using state of the art equipment such as digital x-rays and intra-oral cameras as well as a digital camera and will consist of:

 

Periodontal assessment - assess the condition of the gums in detail.  From a prevention standpoint, this is could be very important, since according to clinical trials, gum disease may increase the risk for heart disease, diabetes, pneumonia and premature births

Examination of the teeth - any breakdown due to failing restorations or decay is noted. Teeth and jaw are measured and the bite noted.

Soft tissue examination - to ensure that no cancerous lesions, signs of other problems or malformations are present.

 

X-rays - the number of films taken varies depending on the individual.  We are aware of concerns regarding radiation. Therefore, we use digital x-rays, which reduce the exposure to radiation compared to traditional x-rays. Digital x-rays also allow us to dispense with using chemicals to develop traditional x-ray film, making it safer for our environment. Please note: we only take x-rays that enable us to do a thorough examination

 

Digital and Intra-oral Pictures- digital pictures of your head and profile will be taken along with pictures of the inside of your oral cavity.  The intraoral camera allows you to see a magnified version of what Dr. Baksh is seeing in your mouth.  You will able to see any cracks, cavities, plaque and/or tartar buildup, broken or worn fillings, and excessive wear of the teeth. This will give you a better understanding of your dental conditions and help you to make treatment decisions with confidence. Digital and intraoral pictures are helpful tools in making a diagnosis and also checking for alignment. Please note: these pictures are for our records only and will not be shared with anyone without your permission.

 

After completing a thorough examination, a treatment plan and a preventive maintenance plan which includes cleaning appointments and home care suggestions, will be completed to suit your needs.   A complementary consultation appointment will be scheduled with Dr. Baksh to discuss your treatment plan and options. During the consultation, we will also provide you with the cost and time frame necessary to complete your treatment and answer any questions you may have.

 

An appointment with our hygienist is much more than just a cleaning, since prevention is important to your oral as well as your overall health. Our hygienist is able to clean plaque and tartar build up under your gums where you are not able to get with a toothbrush. It is also an opportunity for us to re-evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums and to ensure that any subtle changes over time are detected. Our hygienist will provide you with the best periodontal care, tailoring your plan and frequency of your continuing care appointments to your individual needs. These visits to our office, coupled with thorough home care, are the best strategy for achieving and maintaining excellence in oral health.

 

Our Services Include…

 

RESTORATIONS 

ORAL SURGERY

SMILE REJUVENATION

ORTHODONTICS

CST - CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

CUSTOM ATHLETIC MOUTHGUARDS & NIGHTGUARDS

 

   

It is a known fact that a child's primary teeth are vital to the long-term health of their permanent adult teeth. The premature loss of primary teeth as a result of accidents or decay can cause serious problems including poorly spaced and crooked adult teeth. As a result, it is just as important to care for a child's baby teeth as it is for the adult teeth that follow.

 

We believe that a child should have their first dental visit around the time of their first birthday. We provide a complimentary visit for children under a year old.  Recent studies show that by the age of three, a child is already at risk for having cavities which can be caused by something as innocent as putting a baby to sleep with a bottle of juice or milk. Along with taking our first look at your child's oral condition, this first appointment is largely focused on the parents and helps them to establish a good oral hygiene program and diet for the child.

 

 

 

Our appointments are scheduled exclusively for each patient. This means that Dr. Baksh and/or the hygienist will be reserved for you during the specified time. As a result, you will be responsible for attending any appointments you schedule.

In the event an appointment must be rescheduled, please notify our office at least 2 business days in advance to avoid a rescheduling charge.  The reserved appointment time can then be offered to another patient. If we are able to fill the appointment the rescheduling appointment fee will be waived.

As a service to our patients and upon your request, our scheduling coordinator will either email or call you to remind you the day before an appointment. Please note: an email or call the day before is only a reminder and not a confirmation email/call.

For continuing care appointments, our scheduling coordinator will send an email or call with a reminder, 2 weeks in advance, since we schedule these appointments 3-9 months ahead. We would appreciate a response to these emails or calls in order to confirm that you will be attending the appointment.

For your convenience, you may request an appointment online and complete the necessary forms.

 

 

 

For your convenience, we accept Cash, Debit, Visa, and MasterCard. Payment is due when services are rendered.

For those services that require a greater investment in your oral health, we can arrange alternate payment options. Please feel free to discuss them with us prior to your treatment.

For the convenience of our patients, we can submit dental claims electronically or we can provide you with a form after each visit.

Dental benefits are a contract between you and your insurance company, therefore your insurance company will reimburse you directly. Please note our treatment recommendations are based on your needs not on your benefit plan, therefore you will be responsible for all fees charged to you regardless of your dental benefit coverage.

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