Below is a list of services offered at Nordstrom Dental. Dr. Nordstrom is a General Dentist. If you have any questions about the services offered, or if you have an inquiry about services that are not listed, please call our office at 780-842-6838. A referral will be made to a dental specialist for any services that cannot be provided at Nordstrom Dental.
Includes a full mouth examination for cavities, X-rays, Panoramic X-ray, and oral cancer screening. Options to rebuild broken teeth, replace missing teeth, and improve esthetics will be discussed.
Includes an exam and X-rays focused on one area of the mouth that is hurting, or that the client has a specific concern about (i.e. wisdom teeth). Treatment and/or pain control will usually be provided on the day of the appointment.
Registered Dental Hygienists will provide complete periodontal examination including gingival probing. Treatment provided may include tooth prophylaxis, scaling, root planing, fluoride, and oral hygiene instruction. There is a definite emphasis on patient comfort throughout the appointment. With two hygienists at Nordstrom Dental we have a short wait time for cleanings, and can accommodate more frequent recall schedules if required.
The team at Nordstrom Dental use both composite (white) fillings and amalgam (silver) fillings depending on the location and nature of the filling. White fillings are best for front teeth where they will match the tooth in which they are placed. Silver fillings are best suited for back teeth because they are stronger than white fillings. If you wish to not have any silver fillings please advise Dr. Nordstrom and he will be happy to provide only white fillings.
Sealants are plastic covers that are placed into the deep grooves of posterior adult teeth when they grow into the mouth. They prevent cavities from starting and are recommended for all children between the ages of 6 and 13. Because they do not require any freezing, all children tolerate the procedure very well.
Veneers are esthetic restorations that are placed on the outside surface of your front teeth to improve the shape and/or whiteness of your teeth.
Crowns are used to restore and rebuild badly broken teeth, and/or protect teeth that have had root canals from cracking in the future. The team at Nordstrom Dental offers three types of crowns: full gold, white porcelain fused to gold, and all-porcelain crowns with no metal in them. The all-porcelain crowns are used primarily for front teeth because they are more esthetic and life-like than porcelain fused to metal crowns. Crowns with metal in them are stronger and best suited for back teeth.
Bridges are used to replace missing teeth, and can also be made from gold, porcelain fused to gold, or all-porcelain depending on the location and nature of the bridge. Bridges are being done less and less as more people are choosing titanium implants to replace missing teeth.
When a tooth dies it can be very painful. Root canals remove the dead tissue from the inside of a tooth so that the bone and gums that support the tooth can heal. In most cases, teeth that have root canals must also have a crown done to prevent it from cracking or breaking in the future because root canal treated teeth become more brittle over time.
Dr. Nordstrom’s general practice in the Yukon had an emphasis on extractions, and he is competent in the removal of intact or badly broken down teeth.
Dr. Nordstrom is also accomplished in the removal of most wisdom teeth and also in full mouth extractions for dentures. However, Dr. Nordstrom does not have the facilities required to put you to sleep for the procedure, and if you would prefer to be asleep for the extractions, Dr. Nordstrom will refer you to a specialist in Edmonton.
The team at Nordstrom Dental offers a take-home kit with whitening trays you sleep with.
If you suffer from bruxism (grinding or clenching you teeth at night) the team at Nordstrom Dental can fabricate a Splint (or Night Guard) which is a thin plastic bite plate you wear on your teeth at night to prevent grinding and relax your jaw muscles. If you play sports you are most likely required to wear a Sports Guard. Nordstrom Dental will fabricate your Sports Guards in house and have it ready for you in 24 hours.
The decision to get braces for yourself or a loved one is one of the most important dental decisions you may ever have to make. It is also one of the most rewarding and life-changing decisions you will ever make. Straight teeth and a beautiful smile improve not only the function of your teeth, but also increase your self-confidence and self-esteem. The social stigma associated with braces has also largely disappeared, and there are many fun color choices to choose from (or even clear braces if you want them to be invisible).
Braces are traditionally done by an orthodontist, who is a dentist that has undergone 2-3 years of further study to specialize in braces. However, the nearest orthodontists are in Edmonton and Lloydminster. Due to the frequency of checkups needed, you may find yourself missing many days of work or school to drive to your monthly orthodontic appointment.
Dr. Nordstrom has been offering braces since 2008, after he completed the Comprehensive Orthodontics Course from the Faculty for Orthodontic Research and Continuing Education. Dr. Nordstrom is able treat most orthodontic problems at Nordstrom Dental in Wainwright, making monthly check-ups a simple matter that can be accomplished either before or after school. However, Dr. Nordstrom is not an orthodontist, and difficult cases still require the attention of a specialist, to whom Dr. Nordstrom will be happy to refer you to.
Call today to book an Orthodontic Consult with Dr. Nordstrom. (780)-842-6838.