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Our dentistry team offers comprehensive dental treatments, including options for routine hygiene and maintenance, restorative procedures, and cosmetic dentistry. In addition to performing dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, Dr. Trotti can use fillings, root canal therapy, crowns, and dental bridges to repair teeth that have already been damaged by decay or injury.

To treat stains, chips, and other cosmetic defects of the teeth, she offers professional teeth whitening, along with more permanent alterations like dental bonding, veneers, and inlays/onlays.


Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dental care is used to preserve the health of the teeth and gums. Ideally, preventive care begins in childhood and becomes a lifelong habit. It consists of at-home oral care, such as brushing and flossing, along with regular dental exams and professional teeth cleaning.

Dental Exams

Dental exams are your first line of defense against tooth decay and gum disease. They typically consist of a visual examination and dental x-rays, which help your dentist identify developing dental problems above and below the gum line. Your dentist will also clean your teeth during your exam and prescribe additional treatments, as needed.

Most people require a dental exam every six months. For patients with chronic gum disease, however, we recommend getting an exam once every 3-4 months.

Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene is the habit of brushing and flossing daily to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. In adults, it may also include using supplemental products like fluoride mouthwash.

The team at Campus Dental can help you choose the best oral health products to meet your needs, as well as provide education on how to care for your teeth properly at home. If you have unique concerns, like extreme tooth sensitivity, we can supply you with medicated products to help you stay comfortable.

Child Dentistry
Taking your child to the dentist as soon as his or her teeth erupt (i.e., around age three) creates the foundation for lifelong oral health. At Campus Dental, we make every effort to ensure your child’s first dental visit is a pleasant, helpful experience. We also offer painless and affordable treatments that help prevent tooth decay in children, such as dental sealants.
Teeth Cleaning
Having a dental cleaning at least twice a year is essential to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, even if you brush and floss daily. During a professional teeth cleaning, Dr. Trotti uses precision instruments to remove plaque and tartar from areas your toothbrush can’t reach, such as the space below the gum line.
Dental Sealants
Dental sealants provide a safe, painless, and affordable way to prevent decay on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. This treatment involves painting a liquid acrylic compound onto the molars and premolars, then hardening it so it forms a durable “shell” over the top of each tooth. With proper care, sealants can last ten years.

Sealants work by closing off the numerous pits and fissures typically present in molar teeth. This prevents decay by making it impossible for plaque and bacteria to become trapped in these hard-to-reach spaces.

Periodontal Maintenance
Periodontal maintenance is a set of oral care techniques designed to prevent and treat gum disease. It includes using proper brushing and flossing techniques at home and scheduling regular dental exams and professional cleanings. Dr. Trotti will also discuss your medical history and lifestyle with you to determine if you’re at a higher-than-average risk of developing periodontal disease. If you are, she can prescribe targeted preventative treatments to ensure you enjoy long-term gum health.
Deep Teeth Cleaning
Adults over the age of 35 lose more teeth to periodontal disease than tooth decay. As such, if your dental exam indicates that you have advanced gum disease, you may need a deep dental cleaning to halt the progression of your condition – and ultimately save your teeth. A deep teeth cleaning involves scaling (the removal of plaque and tartar from deep below the gum line) and root planing (the removal of infected dental material and smoothing of the tooth roots).

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry aims to address the effects of tooth decay, wear, and damage. Common restorative dentistry procedures include dental fillings, crowns, bridges, and root canal therapy. The objective of these treatments is to prevent further deterioration of the teeth and restore full dental function.

Dental Fillings
During a dental filling, our dentists carefully remove decayed enamel and dentin and fill cavities with a durable tooth-coloured material, such as porcelain or composite resin. This process prevents further tooth decay while restoring the strength, appearance, and functionality of decayed teeth.

In some cases, tooth-coloured fillings are also used to replace outdated silver-mercury fillings. Silver-mercury fillings have an unattractive appearance and they can damage a tooth’s structure over time, so we typically recommend having them replaced with safe, modern materials.

Dental Bridges
As the name suggests, a dental bridge consists of an artificial tooth that “bridges” the gap created by a missing tooth. To anchor the bridge in place, dentists usually place a crown over the teeth on either side of the gap, to which the artificial tooth is fused. In some cases, however, the artificial tooth may be fused directly onto the abutment teeth, or fitted with attachments that allow the bridge to be removed.

Once the bridge is in place, it functions just like the patient’s natural teeth, allowing for ease of chewing and preserving proper bite alignment. Dental bridges are highly effective for replacing missing teeth and they’re much less invasive than dental implants, which makes them an appealing option for patients.

Dental Crowns
A crown is a tooth-coloured cap that is placed over a significantly damaged or decayed tooth. The crown procedure involves several steps: First, a dentist takes an impression of the tooth that requires repair. This impression is sent to a specialized lab, where a crown is manufactured according to the exact dimensions of the original tooth. The damaged tooth is then shaped to ensure the crown fits correctly and a temporary crown is fixed in place. Finally, the permanent crown is cemented to the tooth during a follow-up visit. This process creates an incredibly durable protective cover that’s indistinguishable from one’s natural teeth.
Non-Surgical Root Canal
Non-surgical root canals are performed when the pulp (or “root”) of a tooth becomes infected and inflamed. Non-surgical root canals are similar to a very deep filling: First, the dentist makes a small hole in the tooth in order to gain access to the root. Then, he (or she) carefully removes the tooth’s infected pulp, effectively eliminating the patient’s pain and infection. Finally, a durable tooth-coloured material is used to fill in and seal the root canal, preventing future infection and decay.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is the art of creating a more attractive smile using dental science and technology. Cosmetic dentistry is used to correct misshapen teeth, close gaps between teeth, remove or cover dental stains, and create a more uniform smile. Some of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments include dental bonding and veneers, inlays and onlays, and teeth whitening.

Post Treatment Info

Home Care Instructions

After Cosmetic Dental Reconstruction

Because cosmetic dental procedures don’t significantly alter the underlying structure of the teeth, patients are often surprised by how “different” their mouth feels after undergoing dental bonding or veneers. Don’t worry – this is completely normal! It always takes a few days for the brain to recognize the thickness, shape, and position of altered teeth, and in the meantime, chewing and speaking may feel more awkward than you’re accustomed to. This feeling should wear off in about a week, after your brain has had time to adjust to your new bite. If your bite still feels improperly aligned (or you find chewing difficult) after a week, call our office at North Campus (Phone: 416-675-6622 x4166) or Lakeshore Campus (Phone: 647-351-9755) and we’ll schedule an adjustment appointment for you.

More rarely, patients experience mild tooth sensitivity (to hot and cold) or gum soreness after undergoing cosmetic dental work. Again, this is normal and nothing to worry about; the sensitivity is a result of your gums and dentin healing and adjusting to your new bite. To alleviate any discomfort, use floss and toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth and gums. You can also take an over-the-counter pain reliever and/or try rinsing your mouth with warm, salty water three times a day.

Even if your mouth feels uncomfortable, remember that it’s crucial to take good care of your new dental work. Don’t skip brushing or flossing during the week after your procedure, and remember that “capped” teeth are still vulnerable to decay over the long-term. Protect your cosmetic dental work by adhering to oral hygiene best practices and having regular dental exams and cleanings. We also recommend avoiding the consumption of potentially tooth-damaging foods, like popcorn, peanut brittle, and hard candies, and limiting things that may stain your teeth, such as smoking, coffee, tea, red wine, and dark berries.

Finally, be aware that some habits and activities run a high risk of damaging both natural and altered teeth, notably sports and tooth grinding (bruxism). If you play sports, let us know, and we’ll make you a custom mouthguard to protect your teeth. To address bruxism, we can create a night guard designed to prevent tooth grinding during sleep.

After Crown and Bridge Appointments

Dental crowns and dental bridges are typically completed and placed over the course of two to three appointments. Initially, Dr. Trotti takes impressions of the patient’s teeth (known as a dental mold) and prepares the teeth to receive a crown or bridge. Then, the prepared teeth are covered and protected with a temporary crown or bridge while the permanent restoration is being manufactured.

Temporary crowns and bridges aren’t as strong as their permanent counterparts. For this reason, we advise patients to avoid chewing gum, eating hard foods, or chewing sticky foods or candy while wearing a temporary crown or bridge. (If possible, we suggest chewing on the other side of your mouth as an added precaution.) Similarly, although it’s important to brush and floss while your temporaries are in place, you should take care not to brush too vigorously or “tug” on floss. If a piece of floss gets stuck near your temporaries, gently pull it through the gap between your teeth; don’t yank it upwards.

If your temporary crown or bridge becomes dislodged, call our office immediately. (North Campus phone number: 416-675-6622 x4166 or Lakeshore Campus phone number: 647-351-9755.) We’ll arrange an appointment to have the temporary crown or bridge re-cemented as soon as possible. Prompt attention is critical because temporary placements protect the fragile dentin and pulp of your tooth from bacteria and injury. They also stop your teeth from shifting out of position before your permanent dental restoration is installed.

After your permanent crown or bridge is placed, you may notice that chewing and speaking temporarily feel different, or that your teeth are more sensitive to heat, cold, and pressure. This is to be expected, and you should adjust to the feel of your restored teeth in about a week. If your bite still feels uneven a week after your final appointment, or you’re experiencing lingering discomfort, call our office to arrange an adjustment appointment. You can reach our North Campus office at 416-675-6622 x4166 or our Lakeshore Campus office at 647-351-9755.

After Tooth Extraction
Immediately following tooth extraction, we’ll ask you to bite down on a piece of gauze for 30-45 minutes (or until the bleeding completely stops). This step is necessary to ensure a blood clot forms in the tooth socket, which helps the socket heal properly and prevents a painful condition known as “dry socket.” For 72 hours after your appointment, you’ll need to take precautions to ensure this socket does not become dislodged. Don’t smoke, suck on straws, drink alcohol, rinse your mouth vigorously, chew hard or tough foods, or brush the area around the socket with your toothbrush. You should also avoid strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours as physical activity increases blood pressure, which may cause the extraction site to begin bleeding again.

After your anesthetic wears off, you will probably feel some mild to moderate soreness around the extraction site and experience some facial swelling. To prevent pain, we recommend taking your prescribed pain medication while your face is still slightly numb, and to continue taking it on schedule, as directed by your dentist. You can also hold an ice pack or unopened bag of frozen peas or corn to your face to reduce swelling. Apply the ice pack to the swollen side of your face three times a day for two days. If you have also been prescribed antibiotics to prevent infection, remember to take them as directed until they’re completely finished. (Never stop antibiotic treatment early, even if you feel better.)

To increase comfort and accelerate healing, rest for at least three days after your tooth extraction, drink lots of fluids, and eat soft foods, like bananas, pudding, and oatmeal. Once 24 hours have passed, you should resume brushing and flossing your teeth to prevent the buildup of plaque and bacteria; however, you should continue to exercise caution when brushing near the extraction site.

If your pain medication isn’t working, you notice soreness or swelling getting worse after three days, or your socket starts bleeding again, call our office for advice. You can reach our North Campus office at 416-675-6622 x4166 or our Lakeshore Campus office at 647-351-9755.

After Composite Fillings (White Fillings)
During the placement of dental fillings, dentists use local anesthetic to numb the tooth root and the area around the tooth. In most cases, this anesthetic also numbs the lips and tongue, making it impossible to feel hot, cold, or pressure. To prevent burns, it’s important to avoid drinking hot beverages or eating hot foods until the numbness wears off, which typically takes several hours. We also recommend consuming soft foods while your mouth is frozen so you don’t inadvertently bite your lips or tongue.

After the anesthetic wears off, you may notice some mild soreness around your injection sites and/or minor tooth sensitivity. This is a normal part of healing, and in most cases, it resolves within a few days. Feel free to take an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as Tylenol, to alleviate any discomfort you experience after a dental filling. If your tooth still feels very sensitive after a week, or you notice increasing pain, contact our office for advice. You can reach our North Campus office at 416-675-6622 x4166 or our Lakeshore Campus office at 647-351-9755.

If your tooth isn’t sensitive, you can resume eating hard foods as soon as your anesthetic completely wears off. Dental fillings are placed and set in a single appointment, so they’re ready for use as soon as you return home.

After a dental filling is placed, you may notice that chewing and speaking temporarily feel different. This is normal, and you should adjust to the feel of your restored tooth (or teeth) in about a week. If your bite still feels uneven a week after your filling is placed, or you’re experiencing discomfort, call our office to arrange an adjustment appointment. You can reach our North Campus office at 416-675-6622 x4166 or our Lakeshore Campus office at 647-351-9755.

Infection Control
Infection control has always been a top priority in the dental profession, just as it is in other areas of medicine. Following rigorous hygiene protocols protects patients and staff alike during dental work, as the mouth naturally contains a significant amount of bacteria and some dental procedures are invasive in nature. In this respect, your dental office is similar to an operating room, and you should rest assured that it’s always safe to visit us.

Specifically, Dr. Trotti (and our entire team) follow all of the procedures recommended under the Occupational Health & Safety Act (OHSA), the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA), and Infection Prevention and Control Canada (IPAC CANADA). These measures include:

-Frequently washing our hands with disinfectant hand soap
-Wearing gloves and face masks throughout appointments
-Disinfecting countertops and surfaces between procedures & between patients
-Sterilizing all of our reusable equipment, including dental hand pieces, before every use & between patients
-Where possible, using disposable materials

In dentistry, a device known as an “autoclave” is used to sterilize reusable equipment. Instead of relying on chemicals to disinfect surfaces, an autoclave kills bacteria and viruses using steam, heat, and pressure.

If you have any questions about our infection control practices, feel free to review them with us over the phone or during your appointment. We’ll be happy to discuss our hygiene methods with you, as we want you to feel completely comfortable visiting our office.

Book an Appointment at Campus Dental

At Campus Dental, we understand that undergoing dental treatment can be intimidating – that’s why we make every effort to keep our patients comfortable before, during, and after their dental procedure. Arrange an appointment today to discover our gentle, compassionate approach to dentistry.