Oral cancer screening.

At Northfield Dental Clinic, our Nanaimo dentists offer a very comprehensive hygiene program. An appointment with our hygienists is more than just a teeth cleaning. As your partners in dentistry, our mission is to help you maintain a lifetime of oral health through excellent diagnostic, prevention, and patient education.

Our clinic uses award-winning oral screening and imaging technology to detect oral cancer in its earliest stages. The VELscope Vx helps us identify oral disease early while it’s still easy to treat. It is the most powerful tool available for assisting in the discovery of oral abnormalities. The VELscope uses a blue light (no radiation) to allow our dental professionals to see diseases not visible with the naked eye.

At your first hygiene appointment, we carefully examine your teeth and gums, looking for things such as plaque build-up and signs of gum disease, to allow us to tailor a personalized oral hygiene care plan that meets your specific needs. A thorough intraoral and extraoral exam will be performed at each appointment, as well as a visual screening of any lesions or changes to the oral structures.

During your appointment, we will discuss any concerns you have about your oral health, such as sensitive teeth, periodontal gum disease, or receding gums. Have any hygiene-related questions? No problem! Our hygienists are experts and will happily give you all the help you need to take the best care of your smile.

Depending on your specific situation, our Nanaimo dentists can do a check-up exam after your teeth cleaning to diagnose any changes to your teeth and gums. Early detection of tooth decay is extremely important to the longevity of your teeth, and we want to make sure that your oral health is closely monitored and maintained at all times.

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Does your clinic offer sedation options?

Yes! We offer two options to make your appointment more comfortable. We can administer oral sedatives one hour prior to your appointment that will make you quite relaxed and calm for your dental treatment. You will be required to have a responsible adult accompany you to and from your appointment if you take oral sedatives. We also administer nitrous oxide known as “laughing gas” for patients who would prefer to leave and go about their day immediately after their appointment with no after-effects.

How soon can I be seen if I have an emergency?

We always make our best efforts to see dental emergencies on the same day. Although this cannot be guaranteed, we will see you to assess your dental emergency as soon as we possibly can. Pain, swelling, bleeding, or redness may indicate a dental emergency.

Which methods of payment are accepted?

We accept cash, cheque, VISA, Mastercard and AMEX.

Which insurance plans are accepted?

We accept most insurance plans. For example First Canadian Health, Pacific Blue Cross, and Sunlife. Since there are many insurance companies, please contact the admin staff to inquire which insurances we’re able to accept assignment from.

Family dentistry.

We tailor our services to the unique needs of every member of your family, no matter what age or stage of life. 

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Always welcoming new patients!

Our Nanaimo dentists provide dental care for all ages. Our clinic offers flexible hours and is open on Saturdays to accommodate your busy schedules. Book your appointment today!

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