We are looking forward to seeing each and every one of you, very soon! We will be opening our clinic for all your dental care needs on June 1st. Until then, we are still available for any emergency and urgent dental care you may require.
Our office will have a number of changes designed around giving you a safe, efficient and comfortable experience.
Here’s what to expect:
To book an appointment, please follow the steps below:
Have you experienced a fever, cough, runny nose or difficulty breathing in the last two weeks, as we will need to know prior to booking?
Have you travelled outside of Alberta within the last 14 days?
Have you been diagnosed with covid19 or come in contact with a known covid 19 case?
What we will need from you:
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment and call the front desk at 403-295-9335. Please wait outside of the clinic in your vehicle and when you call us we will complete our Covid 19 screening questionnaire with you. We will then let you know when we are ready to see you. We are limiting access to our clinic to facilitate proper social distancing. Please also note that there will be no access to our washroom at this time to facilitate better infection control
Please come to your appointment wearing a mask.
Be prepared for us to take your temperature at the time of your visit using a no-contact thermometer
Be prepared to fill out a covid health questionnaire and consent for treatment form when you arrive.
If you have changes to your insurance, please call the office ahead of time to update this information.
Accompaniment of patients will be limited to one essential caregiver and one parent of minors; all others will be asked to wait in their vehicle outside the clinic.
What the clinic is doing to ensure your safety:
Enhanced cleaning methods with approved sanitization products
Hand Sanitization station-please clean your hands before your treatment
Staggered appointment times to allow for cleaning in between patients
Tap payments (no cash payments will be accepted at this time)
Plexiglas barrier at the front desk to minimize exposure between staff and patient.
All team members will be pre-screened before and when they arrive to work to ensure they are healthy to work. Any team member that does not pass the screening will be asked to go home. We are doing this to ensure we are keeping you and all our team members safe. All team members will be wearing the appropriate PPE at all times and employing high standards of hand hygiene and infection control
All service personnel and couriers will be screened and asked to sanitize when they arrive and all deliveries will be sprayed and stored to sanitize
The above changes may take some time to get used to and may seem overwhelming, but we are making them because the health of our patients and staff remains our top priority.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your support to help maintain a safe environment in our clinic.
Not everyone develops their wisdom teeth, but if you have, there’s a good chance that you’ll need to have yours removed. You might be scared about this procedure, but that’s completely normal, as it does involve sedation. It might help if you understand what the dentist at Huntington Family Dental is going to be doing when he removes your wisdom teeth. Continue reading to learn all about the extraction method for your teeth.
First of all, your dentist at Huntington Family Dental will start by sedating you. Once the sedation has had time to work, he will then numb the area with a general anesthetic where your wisdom teeth are in your mouth. He probably already took X-Rays, but he might take some more at this point.
Once you are completely numb and the dentist has all the X-Rays he needs, he will start the surgery. This begins by removing any gum tissue that covers that spot where your wisdom teeth are. If the teeth are impacted, he will make an incision in the gum tissue so he can have access to the teeth. The gum is then moved away with a surgical instrument, providing further access to your tooth. Your wisdom teeth may be covered in bone still. If that is the case, a handpiece will be used to remove the bone.
After the tooth is completely visible to your dentist, instruments will be used to loosen the tooth from any tissue in the tooth socket. He might have to cut the tooth into sections before he can remove it.
Once the tooth is loose and potentially cut into pieces, the dentist will remove the tooth from its socket.
Once your tooth is gone from your mouth, your dentist may have to stitch you up.
You will be given instructions to follow afterward and some gauze that you can bite down onto soak up and stop any bleeding.
Wisdom teeth removal in NE Calgary is a common dental process. They might be removed at Huntington Family Dental’s office or done in a doctor’s office. Make sure you follow all directions given to you by your doctor before and after the surgery.