About The Office:
To get to the second floor, walk through the building breezeway and pass through the glass doors of the main entrance, then take the stairs or elevator to the 2nd floor.
22 minutes from Victoria
10 minutes from Sidney
3 minutes from Brentwood Bay
There is plenty of parking and an elevator for wheelchair access to our second floor office.
BC Transit bus 72, 745, and 81 all stop by our office at the Saanichton Exchange.
Please keep in mind, however, that the earlier you notify us the better. This allows people who require urgent care an opportunity to utilize your appointment time.
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Regardless of the plan carrier, rarely do insurance plans cover all costs. We will work as a liaison between you and your insurance company to help you get the most out of your plan to which you are entitled.
It is your responsibility to contact your employer’s human resources / benefits representative to determine specifics of your insurance plan.
We provide estimates of all treatment, and act as a liaison with your insurance company to pre-authorize most major treatment so an estimate of their contribution is known before treatment begins.
Once treatment is completed, we will provide the information needed by your insurance company to reimburse you directly for the amount to which you are entitled.
The definitive treatment is a crown. Think of the “staves of a barrel” holding all the pieces together.
It can also be caused by something as simple as inadequate hydration.
More at: www.carifree.com
Peninsula Dental carries the CariFree product line to aid those suffering from Xerostomia.
However, continuous bleaching or prolonged bleaching beyond recommended times may have harmful effects.
Statistically, 6% of teeth that are crowned end up with root canals – but they are not done prophylactically or prior to having the crown done, unless the tooth is already symptomatic.
Any insult that penetrates past the enamel layer (for example – a fracture, wear, a cavity, or extreme temperature change), or is introduced in an area where there is no enamel (e.g. exposed root, a fractured or eroded tooth surface) results in fluid movement in tiny tubules in the dentin layer, which communicate directly with the nerve.
Typically top arch freezing comes out within an hour or two following treatment, while lower jaw freezing can last several hours.
This allow us to be thorough without causing discomfort.
This is a family of conditions characterized by joint and muscle pain, loss of range of motion, locking, popping, clicking, etc… of the jaw joint(s).
Until all concerned parties can accept a definitive answer, we treat mercury-containing materials as all other governing bodies outside of dentistry – as potentially harmful and toxic.
This does not mean we are concerned about existing, stable restorations. Simply that we choose not to place more of them.
As with any restoration, if an amalgam filling is failing, then it should be replaced. At Peninsula Dental this means choosing an alternative material.
For those interested in information on both sides of the issues, more information is available below:
Canadian Dental Association
American Dental Association
Canadian Dental Association (Oral Health)
Academy of General Dentistry (Know Your Teeth)
American Dental Association (Mouth Healthy)