At Sonata Dental, with our menu of general dentistry services and emphasis on patient education, we help protect and promote the oral health of our patients. A good preventive care routine can help avoid the need for restorative care later on. Our goal is to preserve your natural smile for years to come!
Our staff carefully reviews your health and medical history to get the full picture of how best to serve you. We seek to understand how your oral health fits into your overall health. Dr. Lawrence Lai listens attentively to all of your concerns and fully & collaboratively informs you about any needed treatment options.
General Dentistry Services:
Our practice uses digital x-rays to produce precise images of our patients’ teeth, gums, and other oral structures and conditions. Digital x-rays are key to early detection and effective treatment of dental problems. Dr. Lai can share digital x-rays with you so you can see what is going on in your mouth alongside him.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
The best time to have wisdom teeth removed is during a patient's late teenage years to early 20s. These immature wisdom teeth are smaller, so surgery tends to be less complicated. If your wisdom teeth have not started to erupt, we will use x-ray imaging to locate them and determine if it’s time to have them removed. Dr. Lai can even perform complex wisdom tooth removals.
A tooth extraction is a last resort, but sometimes it is necessary. Badly infected teeth can jeopardize the health of their neighbors. Fortunately, we can help! Dr. Lai often performs complicated tooth extractions without having to refer you out to a different dental office. He can also perform socket grafts to help prevent bone loss in the affected area.
Professional Teeth Cleaning (Prophylaxis)
Dental prophylaxis is a cleaning procedure that thoroughly cleans the teeth. It is an important preventive measure to help stop the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. We recommend our orally healthy patients receive this type of procedure twice a year.
Remineralize weak areas of tooth enamel, keeping them resilient against bacteria. Fluoride applications can be a good preventative measure, and can help teeth under attack fight off infection. We also offer Silver Diamine Fluoride to our pediatric patients as a less invasive way to control cavities.
Seal off deep grooves in the molars that are vulnerable to tooth decay with this inexpensive and effective preventive treatment. Dental sealants guard against cavities by forming a “shield” over the enamel of your teeth, keeping out bacteria and acids. Ask about pediatric dental sealants, or pediatric Silver Diamine Fluoride!
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Dr. Lai offers gentle gum disease treatment with Perio Protect. In combination with their regular dental cleanings, patients wear the Perio Tray® at home to deliver medicine between visits. Patients only need to wear the tray for a few minutes a day to combat their infections. We also offer gum grafting treatments to cover exposed root surfaces and prevent receding gums.
Oral Cancer Screening
Tobacco users aren’t the only ones who should be concerned about oral cancer. Oral cancer can even occur in non-tobacco users.
That’s why at Sonata Dental, we provide oral cancer screenings as part of your regular-checkup to all adult patients.
Athletic Mouth Guards
If you or your child are involved in any type of sports, wearing a custom fitted mouth guard is one of your best pieces of insurance. Not only does it protect teeth, it also reduces the risk of concussion.
Experiencing jaw pain, headaches or facial soreness? Protect your smile against excessive wear caused by jaw clenching and grinding. TMJ can wear your teeth down, and impact your quality of life. Dr. Lai can create a customized oral appliance to help alleviate your symptoms.
Call Sonata Dental for general dentistry and family dentistry services in Airdrie. We start seeing children as early as 3+, and offer a wide range of services, including dental implants and Invisalign.
Check out our full menu of dental services to help you create or restore your perfect smile.