36 YEARS OF CHANGING LIFE ONE SMILE AT A TIME!
As a solo practitioner, Dr Richardson looks after each patient’s oral health with personal and consistent care. He has a holistic approach to dentistry and values each patient’s oral health care. We are all involved in continuing professional development on a regular basis and strive to ensure we are one step ahead, by offering a high-quality and comprehensive service to our patients.
From the moment you walk through our doors, to the time you check out, you will experience a caring, trusting environment. This dedication includes the use of state-of-the-art technology, relaxing amenities, and a comprehensive array of services you can’t find at just any dental office.
SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious health condition that can result in daytime exhaustion, higher blood pressure, elevated risks of experiencing a car accident, and more unpleasant consequences. You may not think that a dentist can provide assistance with this kind of condition, but it’s true!
If you’ve been diagnosed positively by your general physician or a sleep specialist, custom oral appliance therapy can clear your blocked airway as you rest and keep you breathing easy throughout the night.
Diagnosing our patients’ dental needs is easier than ever with revolutionary digital X-ray technology here at Dr Mark Richardson Dental! Unlike traditional X-rays, patients will no longer need to wait for darkroom development or squint at lackluster images on a lightboard.
Now, our team members take detailed pictures of your smile with a small sensor and transfer them immediately to our computer system. We can magnify the image, rotate it, and even add color-coding so you fully understand what you’re looking at and which concerns you’re facing. Radiation exposure is reduced by up to 90% as well.
Dental emergencies can be sudden, scary events. If you or a family member is experiencing significant oral pain or a traumatic injury, don’t hesitate to reach out to Dr Richardson Dental right away for assistance!
Dr Richardson will do everything in his power to see you as soon as possible and provide relief. We can also give guidance over the phone, including helpful first-aid tips and recommendations for whether or not to proceed to the emergency room. Dr Richardson is available for after-hours emergency calls as well.
SUPERIOR HYGIENE PROGRAM
A hygiene program that is much more than just cleaning your teeth! Our focus is prevention: preventing bleeding gums, preventing bone loss, and preventing mobile teeth.
Bleeding gums and the problems they create are a clinical sign of inflammation and a marker for heart disease. Periodontal disease of the gums and surrounding bony tissue has also been directly linked to heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, premature/low weight babies and more.
Because periodontal health is crucial to your overall health, early diagnosis of problems and your full understanding of your situation are likewise crucial. All our patients receive a customized treatment plan that addresses their specific situation.
Oral DNA saliva testing identifies the kinds of bacteria in your mouth. This lets us target treatment to specific oral flora, as well as understand its impact on both your oral and systemic health.
OraVital Inc. is the developer of the comprehensive, patent-pending OraVital System, which provides the most accurate diagnosis and most effective treatment of the oral infections that cause periodontal disease, halitosis peri-implantitis, and the oral-systemic link.
FULL-MOUTH RESTORATION: RESTORING COMFORT, FUNCTION, AND BEAUTY
Imagine being able to turn the clock back 20 years! With a full-mouth restoration, your teeth, bite, muscles and self-esteem are gently brought back to a natural-looking and youthful-feeling condition.
Also known as reconstruction, or rejuvenation, full-mouth restoration blends the science of neuromuscular dentistry with the artistry of aesthetic dentistry to create smiles that are functionally sound, physically healthy, and visually appealing.
At Dr Richardson Dental we offer digital impression — that means no more goo for patient impressions! If you have ever had an impression made of your teeth, you may know what we are referring to. The conventional impression process is especially uncomfortable for patients who have a gag reflex.
SAFE AMALGAM REMOVAL
Dr Richardson is SMART Certified for the safe removal of mercury fillings following the instructions from the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology for amalgam (mercury restoration) removals. Amalgam vapours can be toxic to the body, therefore proper equipment and protocols that protect the patients, staff, and the environment are in set in place.
Dr Mark Richardson Dental uses an air purifier to capture mercury vapours and drill aerosols before they have a chance to spread, and also removes dangerous bacteria and particles from the air. We administer medical-grade oxygen so that mercury intake is minimized while you inhale through the nose.
We use a special suction device to capture all mercury particles and a nitrile dam to ensure any leaking mercury will not enter the mouth. We irrigate the tooth during the removal process. We cut the mercury fillings in sections to minimize drilling and vapor creation and use an amalgam separator to dispose of the amalgam safely. We dispose of the gloves, gowns, and materials used in the process.
The team at Dr Mark Richardson Dental are ardent supporters of biocompatible dentistry. We strive to use materials that are free of harmful toxic chemicals that are often found in many commonly used dental materials. The composite and bonding agents chosen by our office have the best rating for safety and exclusion of chemicals known to trigger an immune response.
Dr Richardson believes that there are more biologically friendly alternatives that allow us to bypass mercury fillings altogether. After all, why risk introducing mercury into our bodies when we know it has a detrimental effect on the environment?
Dr Mark Richardson Dental presents many biocompatible dentistry options that are favorable over mercury amalgam, both in terms of composition and performance. The first — composite resin — is a completely metal-free and tooth-colored filling that works perfectly for less intensive dental work, such as cavities. It bonds directly and quickly to the tooth, which allows for a quicker and less invasive application than the old amalgam fillings.
Secondly, Dr Richardson uses porcelain ceramic restorations for teeth with more extensive damage. Both porcelain and composite resin have been found to be longer lasting than amalgam fillings. They also don’t carry the negative consequences of mercury fillings, including toxicity and potentially tooth-cracking properties over time.
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We can’t wait to see you smile!