Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: Are you accepting new patients?
A: We are always accepting new patients. Call our office today at 604-465-6576 or request an appointment online by clicking the "Book Appointment" button at the top-right of the page.
Q: Do you do direct billing to insurance companies?
A: Yes, we offer direct billing for your treatments.
Q: Do you extract wisdom teeth?
A: Yes, Dr. Hanna proudly has his Diploma of Fellowship in Dental Surgery (FDS RCPS). Call us today to book a free consultation.
Q: Do you do dental implants?
A: Yes, Dr. Hanna has the title of Master of the Implant Prosthetic Section of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (MICOI). Call us today to book a free consultation.
Q: Do you offer orthodontic treatment?
A: At New Meadows Dental we are proud to offer Invisalign treatment. Call us today to book a free consultation.
Q: Do you offer sedation?
A: We offer conscious oral sedation to keep our patients comfortable and calm during treatment.
Q: When do I bring my child for their first visit?
A: When they turn 1 year old or their first tooth erupts, whichever is sooner. This appointment is mostly to familiarize the patient in the office environment; sitting in the chair, meeting the dentist/staff, opening mouth, etc.
Q: Does my child's primary tooth need to be filled even though it will fall out?
A: The dentist will determine if that tooth is close to falling out, it may not be necessary to fill it. If your child won't have the tooth for very much longer, the dentist may recommend just allowing the tooth to fall out without repairing it. If the tooth isn’t going to fall out soon, it's best to have the filling done to prevent the decay from getting bigger and causing pain and infection, which may affect the permanent teeth due to the bacteria being present.
Q: I'm pregnant, how do I handle my dental emergency/visit?
A: If you need dental work, like fillings, the best time to have it done is the second trimester (between 4-6 months of pregnancy). It is a good idea to avoid X-rays while you are pregnant, however, in case of a dental emergency, Dr. Hanna can do the exam and determine what can be done.
Q: Why are my gums sore?
A: Brushing too hard, improper flossing techniques, hormonal changes, infection, or gum disease can cause sore, and sensitive gums. Cleanings at least once every 6 months are recommended.
Q: Options for replacing a missing tooth?
A: Implant, bridge, denture. After the exam and based on your budget, Dr. Hanna will determine the best option for you.
Q: Are dental X-rays in your office safe?
A: Digital dental x-rays are more efficient and safer than traditional film x-rays. We know some patients are concerned about exposure and their safety however, digital x-rays produce up to 90% less radiation compared with film x-rays.
Q: How are implants placed?
A: Nowadays, implants can be placed using a custom-made guide which ensures even a faster placement. The planning is done virtually on a replica of your jaw. That would require a pre-scan and 3D image. We still also do the traditional implant placement as well.
In most cases, patients will be able to chew on their implants once they have fused to the bone.
Q: Do dental implants hurt?
A: Implants typically don't hurt and many people find implant procedure much easier than a tooth extraction. Most people don't even need more than Tylenol or Advil for a day or two after the implant placement. The procedure itself is quick and not painful.