Emery Village Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

Achieving and maintaining a healthy smile is important, and we understand that you may have questions about your dental health. We want you to know that we always welcome questions at Emery Village Dental, and we're here to help you make the best decisions for your dental health.

Below are some of the questions we commonly hear from our patients. If you don't find the answers you need here, please contact our North York dental office if you have any questions or concerns about your dental health or any treatment that we've recommended for you.

Children's Dentistry

Dr. Moore loves taking care of children and suggests they have their first dental visit around one-year-old. This may seem early, but it allows your little one to acclimate to dental appointments and start to feel comfortable in "the big chair."

We spend those first visits just helping them feel at ease at their children's dentist and counting their teeth. Then, as they grow and get used to visiting the dentist, we'll incorporate teeth cleanings into their dental appointment.

family of four laughing and playing on the couchFluoride Treatments For Children

Eventually, as they grow and develop, we may offer fluoride treatments to strengthen small teeth and dental sealants to protect them from cavities. 

Mouth Guards to Help Protect Teeth

If your child participates in sports, our dentists can recommend a suitable mouth guard to protect their teeth and mouth. In addition, sports injuries account for nearly half of dental emergencies, so protecting your son or daughter's smile during sports activities is essential.  

We also offer comprehensive orthodontic treatment at Emery Village Dental. So if your son or daughter needs their teeth aligned, it's easy to get everything done for their smiles in one convenient location.

Contact Our North York Dental Clinic

If you have concerns or questions about your little one's dental health, or if it's time to schedule their next dental visit, please give Emery Village Dental a call today. Dr. Moore is the children's dentist in North York that parents trust.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Having a smile you can feel proud of and confident about sharing with the world is just as important as having excellent dental health.

If you have smile flaws or concerns, you're not alone! Hardly anyone was born with a perfect smile, and cosmetic dentistry in North York can help you eliminate imperfections and achieve your smile goals.

Man and woman smiling Cosmetic Dentistry in North York, ON

At Emery Village Dental, our dentists have extensive advanced training in many aspects of cosmetic dentistry, and they've helped hundreds of patients achieve their smile goals whether they needed a tooth repaired, replaced or enhanced. Some of the cosmetic dental services we offer are:

  • Professional teeth whitening - To brighten dull or discoloured teeth
  • Tooth-coloured fillings - To restore decayed or damaged teeth
  • Dental bonding - Repairs chipped, stained, or oddly sized teeth
  • Porcelain crowns or veneers - Can completely redesign the size, shape, and colour of your teeth
  • Dental implants - To replace one or multiple missing teeth and restore function and aesthetics to your smile
  • Traditional and invisible braces - To align crooked, spaced, or overlapped teeth

Contact Emery Village Dental for a Smile Evaluation

If you're interested in enhancing your smile, contact your cosmetic dentist in North York today at (437) 900-8266 to schedule an evaluation. 

Crowns and Bridges

Are you considering a dental bridge in North York, ON? A dental bridge is an excellent way to restore your smile!

dental bridgeMissing teeth can impact your self-esteem and make it difficult to enjoy meals. Additionally, tooth loss can influence your future oral health.

At Emery Village Dental, we’re committed to helping you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile through tooth replacement. One way we achieve this is with the dental bridge.

A dental bridge is up to two prosthetic teeth situated between dental crowns. We cement the dental crowns over healthy teeth, allowing the prosthetics to restore your smile. With your new bridge, you’ll be able to smile confidently, enjoy your meals, and better maintain your oral health.

How Do You Clean a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge requires only a few extra minutes added to your oral hygiene routine. We recommend a floss threader and a special cleaning brush to clean your bridge and clear bacteria from the gumline. A team member will show you how to use these things following bridge placement. It’s also important to visit your dentist regularly.

Contact Your North York, ON, Dentist for More

If you’re considering tooth replacement and want to arrange a consultation with the dentist, give us a call today. And never hesitate to reach out if you have questions for our team.

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that your North York dentist secures over a prepared tooth. It is customized to look like your teeth in shape and colour. The crown restores stability and conceals unsightly tooth blemishes. Tooth crowns also work in the capacity of tooth replacement.

dental crown in north yorkIf you’ve had a root canal or tooth trauma, you’ve likely had a crown. The dental crown is the final step in most cases because it restores stability.

Custom Dental Crowns in North York

The tooth crown is one option to conceal discolouration, chips, shape issues, and more in cosmetic dentistry.

Dental crowns secure bridge teeth to healthy teeth for patients undergoing tooth replacement and cap dental implant posts.

Fortunately, dental crowns are easy to take care of and require no added oral hygiene steps. Like natural teeth, you brush, floss, and see your dentist regularly for checkups and dental cleanings. Your dental crown can withstand decades of use with proper care and regular dental visits!

Contact Your North York, ON Dentist for More Information

If you have a broken tooth or have not visited the dentist in a while, we encourage you to schedule your next checkup today. And always reach out if you have questions for our dental team.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that restores both your tooth and your root since the implant itself acts as your new root, and a porcelain crown replaces your tooth.

older man and woman smiling Missing Teeth Can Lead to Bone Loss

While losing a root may not seem like a big deal, it can actually result in bone loss. When your bone deteriorates, you may lose support for surrounding teeth, and it can even change the appearance of your face.

Dental implants give you the look, feel, and function of a natural tooth. They're also easy to care for since you'll be able to brush and floss them just like you would your natural teeth.

Proper Care of Dental Implants

Tooth implants in North York can provide you with excellent longevity when you commit to a consistent home care routine along with preventive teeth cleanings and checkups with your dentist every six months. With excellent care, your implant could even last for a lifetime, making it a wise, long-term investment in your smile and dental health.

Replacing a lost tooth not only restores your smile but also keeps neighbouring teeth from shifting and moving, ultimately resulting in bite misalignment that could promote jaw joint issues.

Contact Our North York Dental Clinic

If you're ready to learn more about dental implants in North York, we would love to talk with you. Contact Emery Village Dental today for more information.


General Dentistry

Most healthy patients can successfully manage their dental health with professional teeth cleanings and checkups every six months. However, patients managing gum disease may need extra teeth cleanings during the year.

man smiling in mirror after dental cleaning in north yorkPreventive Dental Care in North York

Many people wonder why they must visit their North York dentist regularly if their teeth are not bothering or hurting them. The reason is that dentistry is all about prevention. If we can catch problems as early as possible, treating them with the least expensive and most minor procedures is likely easier. So your preventive checkups and teeth cleanings actually save you time and money in the long term.

Periodontal Treatment

Gum disease is a prevalent condition among adults over the age of 30. It's an infection of the soft tissues and bone that support your teeth. The inflammation that causes gum disease also contributes to other non-dental related health concerns like heart disease and diabetes, and vice versa. 

Detecting gum disease in its early stage, known as gingivitis, can help you successfully manage it and even reverse it in some cases. Unfortunately, periodontitis, advanced gum disease, can be controlled but never cured.

Book Your Next Appointment

If it's time for your next dental appointment, contact your North York, ON dentist at (437) 900-8266 to schedule.

If you or a loved one is experiencing a dental emergency, we understand that you need solutions and relief as soon as possible.

At Emery Village Dental, we leave time available in our daily schedule to accommodate emergency patients. We also offer evening and Saturday appointments so you can get the dental treatment you need when you need it most.

woman holding jaw from tooth painCommon Dental Emergencies

Sometimes it isn't easy to know when to visit your dentist. Some conditions that are considered dental emergencies are:

  • Broken teeth
  • Lost or broken dental restorations like a filling or crown
  • A dislodged or knocked-out tooth
  • Dental pain or a toothache

Emergency Dental Care in North York, ON

If you're not sure that your condition is a true dental emergency, don't wait to contact our North York dental office. We'll assess your situation over the phone and help determine if you need immediate attention.

Some of the treatments for a tooth emergency our dentists might recommend are:

  • Root canal treatment - alleviates infection and preserves your natural tooth structure
  • Tooth-coloured fillings - eliminates the discomfort of tooth decay
  • Porcelain crowns - repairs the damage caused by tooth decay or a fracture
  • Tooth extraction - a worst-case scenario when we can't save your tooth

Contact Emergy Village Dental

If you or a loved one needs an emergency dentist in North York, we invite you to call Emery Village Dental.


Gum Surgeries

When you suffer from periodontal disease, an infection attacks your gums and soft tissues. The infection can cause gum recession, and unfortunately, your gums won't heal or regenerate independently. When your gums recede, your roots may become exposed, which can be very painful and also allows bacteria to reach your jawbone.

close up of gums being checked at dentistGum Grafting in North York

Gum grafting surgery is a procedure that grafts healthy soft tissue from other areas of your mouth and replaces the lost tissue around your teeth. The new tissue integrates over a period of about two weeks with your remaining tissue providing better support and protection for the roots of your teeth.

Instead of referring you to a specialist, Dr. Joo has the skills and training to perform gum grafting surgery here at our North York dental office. 

Periodontal Disease Prevention

Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. However, it is also a condition that you may be able to avoid with an excellent home care routine and consistent visits to your dentist every six months for teeth cleanings and checkups.

Contact Emery Village Dental

If you would like more information about gum surgery in North York, or if it's time to schedule your next teeth cleaning and checkup, please don't hesitate to call Emery Village Dental.


Orthodontic Treatment

Are you looking for a way to straighten your teeth without the hassle of wearing braces? Look no further than orthodontic treatment with Invisalign in North York!

close up of woman using InvisalignTeeth Straightening for Teens and Adults

Adults and teens can benefit from this innovative option for straightening teeth with clear plastic aligners instead of unsightly metal brackets and wires. 

Imagine wearing smooth, snug-fitting plastic trays that fit over your teeth and apply gentle pressure to move them into alignment. This is exactly how Invisalign works! You'll wear each series of trays for about two weeks and then move on to the next.

You can easily change your trays out at home, so you don't have to constantly visit your dentist. However, you will check in periodically with your dentist to ensure that your smile progresses as planned.

Benefits of Using Invisalign in North York

Patients love Invisalign for these reasons:

  • Discretion: Trays are virtually invisible
  • Comfort: There are no pokey metal wires or brackets to make you uncomfortable
  • Freedom: There are no dietary restrictions with Invisalign like there are with braces
  • Ease: Eating, brushing, and flossing are simple with removable clear aligners
  • Efficiency: Most patients can finish their treatment in around 12 to 18 months, depending on their needs

If you'd like to learn more about invisible braces in North York, contact Emery Village Dental today at (437) 900-8266 to schedule an evaluation.

Imagine being able to straighten your teeth and get professional teeth cleanings done throughout your treatment, all at the same convenient location!

At Emery Village Dental, we are thrilled to provide comprehensive orthodontic treatment for adults that includes both traditional braces and invisible braces with Invisalign.

Man smiling with braces on his teethTraditional Orthodontics for Adults

Traditional braces offer adults with complex bite issues the chance to straighten their teeth and correct their bite with brackets and wires. Straighter teeth promote better dental health since they are easier to keep clean when you brush and floss.

A properly aligned bite makes chewing and eating more comfortable and helps you avoid painful problems with your jaw joint.

More straightforward cases may have the option to straighten their teeth with invisible braces in North York through Invisalign.

Invisalign in North York

Instead of using brackets and wires, Invisalign offers busy adults the opportunity to straighten their teeth with clear plastic aligners. Clear aligners will gradually move your teeth when you wear them consistently for at least 22 hours each day.

Adult patients love the convenience and discretion that Invisalign treatment offers. Aligners are smooth, comfortable to wear, and hardly noticeable. They're also removable, so you don't have to change your diet or your brushing and flossing routine throughout your treatment.

Call Emery Village Dental

Contact your North York Invisalign provider today to learn more about using invisible braces or traditional orthodontics to straighten your teeth.

Root Canal Treatment

A root canal, or root canal treatment, is necessary when a patient’s oral health is at risk. A patient may require a root canal if they have or experience any of the following:

  • A cracked tooth from genetics or injury 
  • A deep cavity 
  • Issues from a previous dental fillings
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold sensations (e.g., foods, liquids)
  • Severe pain while biting or chewing
  • Pimples or bumps on the gums 
  • A cracked tooth 
  • Swollen or tender gums 
  • Darkening gums 

If your dentist recommends root canal treatment, there’s no need to worry. Emery Village Dental provides patients with gentle, pain-free root canals. A root canal treatment eliminates bacteria from an infected root canal and prevents reinfection, ultimately saving the natural tooth from extraction or loss. 

Root canal treatment involves your dentist numbing the area and carefully removing the infected or inflamed pulp from within the tooth. We then gently and thoroughly clean the tooth, fill the empty canal, and seal it with a custom-made dental crown. 

Root Canal Treatment in North York 

After one or two dental appointments, you can have an improved and comfortable smile free of disease and infection. If you think you may have a root canal infection, please get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Joo. 

Sedation Dentistry

Many people experience fear or anxiety around visiting the dentist. The important thing is that you don't let it keep you away from the dental care you need.

woman covering mouth from fear of dentistTypes of Sedation Dentistry at Emery Village Dental

If you or a loved one experiences dental anxiety, your team at Emery Village Dental can help! We offer several types of dental sedation that can help you relax and feel at ease in the dental chair, whether you're having your teeth cleaned or a tooth replaced.

Nitrous Oxide Dental Sedation

The mildest form of dental sedation we offer is nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, which you inhale through a mask worn during your procedure. Nitrous oxide helps you relax quickly, and then it leaves your system quickly once we remove your mask.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral conscious sedation provides a deeper relaxation through a pill you take one hour before your appointment. Due to the nature of the medication we use, this type of sedation requires that you have transportation arranged to and from your appointment.

IV Sedation for Dental Anxiety

IV sedation provides a level of relaxation that is similar to sleeping through your dental procedures. Dr. Joo delivers medication intravenously while monitoring your vitals and heart rate. IV sedation may be helpful for patients with special needs or severe anxiety.

Contact Our North York Dental Clinic

If you're interested in learning more about dental sedation in North York, ON, please get in touch with your team at Emery Village Dental today.

TMD Treatment

Patients who suffer from the painful symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) may be plagued with problems like frequent headaches or migraines, or tenderness when they bite or chew. This can become quite painful for some people, and it may greatly diminish their quality of life.

man holding jaw from TMD pain BOTOX® for TMD

BOTOX® is an excellent solution for some patients who suffer from TMD because it relaxes the temporal muscles that may be causing their discomfort. Better yet, the effects of BOTOX® can last up to four months in some cases, which can provide ongoing relief and improved quality of life.

Certified BOTOX® Provider in North York, ON

Dr. Ellie Moore is a certified BOTOX® provider in North York who can comfortably deliver the treatment right here in our North York dental office. Dentists are an excellent choice for providing BOTOX® due to their extensive training in facial anatomy and their skills in providing painless injections, and Dr. Moore ensures your comfort throughout the entire process.

Contact Emery Village Dental

If you or a loved one suffers from painful headaches or symptoms of TMD, we would love to discuss with you how BOTOX® may be able to help alleviate your discomfort. Therefore, we encourage you to call Emery Village Dental and schedule an evaluation with Dr. Moore today. 

We are happy to provide TMJ treatment in North York, ON. If you have TMJ or suspect you might, it’s essential to visit our dental office for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Over time, TMJ symptoms can worsen and impact daily life quality.

TMJ is really an acronym for the temporomandibular joint—the hinge-like construction that connects your jaw to your skull. However, TMJ is often used to describe disorders of this joint as opposed to the joint itself. It may also be referenced as a temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD.

man holding jaw from TMJ painCommon Symptoms of TMJ

If you have TMJ, you may notice the following symptoms:

  • Clicking sound in the joint
  • Jaw locking or popping
  • Painful yawning and chewing
  • Head, neck, and shoulder pain

If your TMJ is related to a condition called bruxism (teeth grinding), you may also notice a bulky appearance around the lower face, tooth wear, jaw pain, and dental fractures.

Our dental office offers appliance therapy and BOTOX® to help treat TMJ and bruxism. The appliance fits over the teeth and prevents nocturnal grinding. BOTOX relaxes the muscles around the TMJ, allowing them time to heal.

Contact Your North York Dentist to Learn Whether Our TMJ Treatment Is Right for You

If you have questions or would like to arrange a TMJ consultation with the dentist, we look forward to hearing from you today.

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