Dental FAQs

Naturally, many of us have questions before every trip to the dentist. To save you the trouble, let’s answer some of the most common ones we get from patients and parents alike.

Do you deal directly with my insurance company?

Yes. We’ll deal directly with your insurance company.

How old should my child be before I bring him or her to the dentist?

We encourage patients to bring their little ones into the office at around 3 or 4 years of age. This will help to detect and prevent future dental problems. Exercising child-friendly dental care will get them used to visiting and looking forward to going to the dentist.

Do you offer sedation?

Yes. We provide sedation via nitrous oxide, more commonly known as “laughing gas.”

How safe is nitrous oxide?

Nitrous oxide is very safe. Used for both adult and young patients, it is one of the safest sedatives in dentistry. It is well tolerated, has a rapid onset, is reversible, can be adjusted in various concentrations and is non-allergenic. Patients remain fully conscious when breathing nitrous oxide.

Do you offer extended hours?

Yes. We offer extended evening and weekend hours for your convenience and/or dental emergencies. Also, we welcome new patients and walk-ins.

What is your recommended method of teeth whitening?

We use a dentist-prescribed, take-home system that offers noticeable tooth whitening results in a matter of days. Our tooth-whitening system can be applied during the day or nighttime.

Do you do dental implants?

Yes. We perform full service for dental implants – covering every stage of the process. In fact, our dental implants look and feel so natural that you’ll forget you ever lost a tooth.

I have impacted wisdom teeth but they’re not causing me any pain. Should I still have them removed?

Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed. However, if it becomes necessary, it’s easier in younger people because the tooth roots are not fully developed and the bone in which the teeth sit is less dense. Extracting your wisdom teeth before any complications develop also allows for shorter recovery time and less discomfort after the surgery.

What is TMJ? How do I know if I have it?

TMJ stands for the tempromandibular joint, which connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull (temporal bone). When that joint is misaligned or damaged in any way, it can cause a countless number of health problems including debilitating headaches, dizziness, jaw stiffness, ear aches, ringing in the ears, eye pain, problems swallowing, teeth that don’t line up or touch when biting, neck pain and more.

We can help you rediscover your smile. Call Dr. Robert Axlerad Dental Office in Brampton to learn more at (905) 791-3867 or email us.

We are located in the heart of Brampton at 40 Finchgate Boulevard, Suite 121 at Bestgate Professional Centre. We welcome new patients, walk-ins and dental emergencies for all ages