www.parkwestdental.ca https://www.parkwestdental.ca/ en Endodontics in Halifax https://www.parkwestdental.ca/services/endodontics-halifax <span>Endodontics in Halifax</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Mon, 12/17/2018 - 11:12</span> <div><div class="text-center text-sm-left"> <p>Root canals (endodontics) are used to treat teeth that are infected or have had trauma or deep cavities. This treatment involves cleaning and filling the center of the tooth. </p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Responsive image" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-restorations.jpg"> <h3 class="mt-2">Related Videos</h3> <div class="row mb-2"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/cusp/root_canal"></div></div> </div> <h3 class="mt-3 mb-1">What is root canal treatment?</h3> <p>The root canal procedure is simple. A small hole is drilled in the damaged tooth, and the soft tissue inside, or the pulp, is removed. Then the tooth is cleaned and sealed to protect it. Once the treatment is complete the tooth can be restored with a crown or a filling.</p> </div> </div> Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:12:58 +0000 admin 32 at https://www.parkwestdental.ca Invisalign in Halifax https://www.parkwestdental.ca/services/invisalign-halifax <span>Invisalign in Halifax</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Mon, 12/17/2018 - 08:56</span> <div><div class="text-center text-sm-left"> <p>Invisalign clear plastic aligners are an alternative orthodontic treatment to metal braces. The aligners can also be removed while you eat or brush your teeth.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Responsive image" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-invis.jpg"> <p>Each treatment takes a different period of time to treat. This will be assessed on an individual basis.</p> </div> Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:56:06 +0000 admin 31 at https://www.parkwestdental.ca Sedation Dentistry in Halifax https://www.parkwestdental.ca/services/sedation-dentistry-halifax <span>Sedation Dentistry in Halifax</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:25</span> <div><div class="text-center text-sm-left"> <p>Many patients suffer from anxiety when they visit the dentist. Unfortunately, this means they often avoid coming to the dentist until they absolutely have to, which can make the anxiety even worse.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Patient undergoing sedation" src="/files/images/sedation.jpg"> <p>By helping you relax, sedatives reduce anxiety so you can remain relaxed and calm during your appointment. We provide oral and nitrous oxide sedation to our patients.</p> <p>Oral sedatives are prescription medications that you take prior to your appointment. They can produce a mild/moderate level of sedation that will last the length of your appointment.</p> <p>Nitrous oxide is administered in our office. It produces a mild level of sedation that wears off quickly after the treatment is complete.</p> <p>Please note that most sedatives can impair your ability to drive so you’ll need to arrange a way home from your appointment. This is not the case, however, with nitrous oxide. You are able to drive following an appointment with nitrous oxide sedation.</p> </div> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 17:25:42 +0000 admin 30 at https://www.parkwestdental.ca Dr. Eunnie Kim https://www.parkwestdental.ca/team/dr-eunnie-kim <span>Dr. Eunnie Kim</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:57</span> <div><div class="border-div"><img class="float-left teamimg mb-2 mr-2 rec-img" alt="Dr. Eunnie Kim" src="/files/images/team/dr-eunnie-kim.jpg"></div> <p>Dr. Kim comes from Halifax. She studied at the University of Michigan to complete a B.Sc. Honors in microbiology in 2013. At the University of Michigan she also played for the varsity soccer team. After graduation, Dr. Kim returned to Halifax to study for her DDS degree at Dalhousie, where she graduated in 2017.</p> <p>Dr. Kim practices all aspects of general dentistry and is dedicated to providing quality care to her patients. She’s certified to provide oral and nitrous oxide sedation.</p> <p>Outside of work, Dr. Kim loves golfing, tennis, hiking, and being on the water at her cottage on the South Shore.</p></div> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 16:57:54 +0000 admin 28 at https://www.parkwestdental.ca Dr. Carolyn Macnutt https://www.parkwestdental.ca/team/dr-carolyn-macnutt <span>Dr. Carolyn Macnutt</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Tue, 12/04/2018 - 11:11</span> <div><div class="border-div"><img class="float-left teamimg mb-2 mr-2 rec-img" alt="Dr. Carolyn Macnutt" src="/files/images/team/dr-carolyn-macnutt.jpg"></div> <p>Dr. Macnutt comes from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. She completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Prince Edward Island in 1996, and then went on to the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University. She graduated from Dalhousie in 2000. At school she received the American College of Dentists Atlantic Provinces Section for outstanding performance and professionalism.</p> <p>After graduating, Dr. Macnutt practiced briefly in PEI, then moved to Ottawa where she practiced for 5 ½ years. She always dreamed of returning to the Maritimes, a dream that came true in 2006. Shortly afterwards, in 2007, she bought Park West Dental Office. Her new practice was in an ideal location that allowed Dr. Macnutt to help families enjoy a lifetime of good dental health.</p> <p>Dr. Macnutt is a member of the Canadian Dental Association and the Nova Scotia Dental Association. She also serves as an Invigilator and Evaluator for the National Dental Examining Board.</p> <p>In her spare time, she enjoys running, travelling, and exploring local restaurants. She is married with two young children who keep her busy, especially during hockey season!</p></div> Tue, 04 Dec 2018 17:11:05 +0000 admin 27 at https://www.parkwestdental.ca Wisdom Teeth in Halifax https://www.parkwestdental.ca/services/wisdom-teeth-halifax <span>Wisdom Teeth in Halifax</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Mon, 10/22/2018 - 10:57</span> <div><p>The last of your adult teeth, the wisdom teeth can often be misaligned or there may not be enough space in your mouth for them to emerge correctly. In these cases, the wisdom teeth can run into your existing teeth and damage them. They are usually extracted as a preventative measure.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Responsive image" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-wisdom.jpg"> <h3 class="mt-2">Related Videos</h3> <div class="row mb-2"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/wisdom/about"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/wisdom/extraction"></div></div> </div> <p>Depending on the severity, the extractions can be performed in office or by referral to an Oral Surgeon.</p> <p>After the wisdom teeth are extracted, we will provide you with post-surgery care instructions.</p></div> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:57:55 +0000 admin 25 at https://www.parkwestdental.ca Guards, Bite Appliances in Halifax https://www.parkwestdental.ca/services/guards-bite-appliances-halifax <span>Guards, Bite Appliances in Halifax</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Mon, 10/22/2018 - 10:55</span> <div><p>Bite appliances are designed to minimize traumatic forces that can occur during nighttime teeth grinding.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Responsive image" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-guard.jpg"> <p>Bite appliances are designed to prevent nighttime teeth grinding. By holding your jaws in place, the appliance keeps you from grinding and damaging your teeth. The appliances are made to fit your mouth so they won’t interfere with the quality of your sleep.</p> <p>Sports guards are made to absorb impacts to your mouth and jaws. Custom guards are designed to be comfortable and allow you to speak so you can focus on your game.</p> </div> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:55:42 +0000 admin 24 at https://www.parkwestdental.ca TMD in Halifax https://www.parkwestdental.ca/services/tmd-halifax <span>TMD in Halifax</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Mon, 10/22/2018 - 10:01</span> <div><p>TMD is an abbreviation for temporomandibular disorder. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) contains hard and soft tissue that can become irritated when placed under stress. Common causes of this stress include: grinding or clenching, stress, misaligned teeth or bite issues.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Responsive image" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-tmj.jpg"> <p>We diagnose jaw disorders through a variety of tests and examinations. This can include physical exams, X-rays, examining your lifestyle and habits, and assessing your level of stress.</p> <p>TMD treatment depends on the severity of your symptoms and the cause of the inflammation in the joint. Common treatments include pain and anti-inflammatory medication, stress reduction techniques, orthodontic appliances to correct bite and alignment issues, massage and physiotherapy and exercises you can do at home.</p></div> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:01:17 +0000 admin 23 at https://www.parkwestdental.ca Restorations in Halifax https://www.parkwestdental.ca/services/restorations-halifax <span>Restorations in Halifax</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Fri, 10/19/2018 - 14:59</span> <div><p>Dental restorations are treatments that repair and restore teeth that have been damaged. Teeth can be damaged by decay, injury, or gum disease. By repairing the damage, we return the tooth to its natural function and appearance.</p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Responsive image" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-endo.jpg"> <h3 class="mt-2">Related Videos</h3> <div class="row mb-2"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/crown"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/filling"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/inlay_onlay"></div></div> </div> <h3 class="mt-3 mb-1">Fillings</h3> <p>Cavities are holes in your teeth caused by decay. If they are not repaired, cavities can grow and can place the tooth at risk for requiring more time consuming and costly treatment. A filling can be used to repair the cavity and protect the area from further decay. There are two types of fillings: amalgam (silver) and tooth-coloured (composite). Your dentist will discuss with you on which type is best for you.</p> <h3 class="mt-3 mb-1">Crowns</h3> <p>Dental crowns, or caps are artificial teeth that cover an entire tooth. They can restore a tooth that is broken or heavily restored, as well as for cosmetic purposes. Crowns can be porcelain, porcelain attached to metal or gold. Your dentist will discuss which type of material is best for you.</p> <h3 class="mt-3 mb-1">Bridges</h3> <p>Bridges provide a connection between teeth to restore one or more lost teeth. The teeth on either side of the gap are prepared and then the crown is designed, produced, and attached to them. Once in place, a bridge replaces the missing teeth. They are cemented in place and are not removable. </p> <h3 class="mt-3">More Related Videos</h3> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/root_canal"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/extraction"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/decay/about"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/cusp/crown_lengthening"></div></div> </div> </div></div> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:59:38 +0000 admin 19 at https://www.parkwestdental.ca Hygiene in Halifax https://www.parkwestdental.ca/services/hygiene-halifax <span>Hygiene in Halifax</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Fri, 10/19/2018 - 14:58</span> <div><p>When was your last professional cleaning? We will determine your optimal professional cleaning frequency based on your dental health. Our hygienists clean your teeth to reach build up that your brush cannot always reach. We may recommend fluoride treatments to give your teeth further protection against decay. </p> <img class="img-fluid mb-2" alt="Responsive image" src="/files/images/mainimages/main-hygiene.jpg"> <h3 class="mt-2">Related Videos</h3> <div class="row mb-2"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/preventative/brushing"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/preventative/flossing"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/preventative/electric_toothbrush"></div></div> </div> <p>Our hygienists use special tools to clean between your teeth and above the gumline to reach buildup in places your brush can’t always reach. We will also polish your teeth to remove any stains and we may follow up with a fluoride treatment to give your teeth further protection against decay.</p> <p>During your preventative dentistry appointment, your dentist will also examine your teeth and the soft tissues of your mouth to detect any signs of tooth decay, infection, or injury. Early detection of these conditions gives you the best chance of a positive treatment outcome.</p> <h3 class="mt-3">More Related Videos</h3> <div class="row"> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/preventative/sealants"></div></div> <div class="col-sm-4 col-12 mt-sm-0 mt-2 pl-4 pr-4 pr-sm-1 pl-sm-1"><div class="optio-thumbnail" data-video-id="dentistry/preventative/regular_visits"></div></div> </div> </div></div> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:58:42 +0000 admin 18 at https://www.parkwestdental.ca