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Teeth Straightening Has Gotten Personal: Metal Braces vs. Invisalign

August 13, 2015

Filed under: Orthodontics — Tags: , , , , , , — drjanzen @ 8:44 pm

Invisalign can do what metal braces do in half the time and less pain.Choosing the teeth-straightening treatment that’s perfect for you can sometimes be a daunting task. It usually comes down to the main two choices, which we happen to offer – metal braces and Invisalign. There are a few factors that play into each treatment, as some cases won’t be able to be solved by Invisalign alone. What you’ve probably heard is that Invisalign is state-of-the-art and can invisibly straighten people’s teeth. There’s no lying – it’s all true. However, while one patient may jump at the chance for Invisalign treatment, another may opt for traditional treatment involving metal braces. There’s no right or wrong way to straighten your teeth because the job will get done eventually. Outlying the benefits of each can help you decide which treatment option is the best for your particular dental situation. Our office in Prince Albert, SK enjoys giving your patients choices when it comes to beautifying their smiles. It’s orthodontics Prince Albert residents can use to their advantage.

So, what’s it going to be – Invisalign or metal braces?

Know the Ins and Outs of Periodontal Disease

July 21, 2015

Periodontal disease is a lot more common than most patients realize.


Periodontal disease, or gum disease as it’s more widely known, is the result of a buildup of bacteria that went untreated. If you’re presently dealing with this problem, we apologize. The pain can be excruciating and almost unbearable at times. You may not think there’s any way to deal with it, but we can provide you with services that will keep your pain-free from here on out. Gum disease is the result of sticky plaque that has sat on your teeth for far too long and resulted in your gums taking the hit. Our Prince Albert, SK office has treated many cases of periodontal disease with the utmost care and comfort for our patients. If you’re currently suffering from gum disease, know that Dr. Janzen can fix it with our periodontal services.

Dental Emergencies in Prince Albert

June 24, 2015


Emergencies are rare, but they do happen. Your emergency dentists in Prince Albert are Dr. Jerry Janzen and Dr. Jenna Gogolinksi. Pain, swelling, broken teeth and a lost crown are the most common dental emergencies, but anything is possible. In some cases, you may be on vacation or unable to make it into the office when an emergency arises. Our office in Prince Albert, SK is quick to assist you whenever a dental emergency arises. Meeting urgent dental needs as soon as possible is very important – especially if you have just lost a tooth. Time is of the essence and we want you to get it taken care of immediately.Toothache. Young woman suffering from tooth pain isolated

Common Dental Emergencies and Remedies

Dental emergencies occur most commonly from the following:

  • Lost or broken tooth
  • Cracked or broken crown
  • Severe toothache
  • Something caught between teeth
  • Bleeding lip or tongue
  • Broken Jaw

We’re here to help. Below are a few short-term remedies you can try before seeking emergency help.

Lost crown, veneer or permanent bridge: It isn’t uncommon for a crown, veneer or bridge to come loose. If it gets to the point where the crown, veneer or bridge has popped out, your primary goal is to NOT swallow or lose the tooth. Be sure to store it in a safe place and schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

Not sure what to do? Here are a few friendly tips just in case a tooth replacement is loosening or has fallen out:

  • Place the tooth replacement in a clear sandwich bag or medicine vial (don’t use tissue or a paper towel).
  • Re-seat (insert) a crown and “snap” it back into place.
  • Use Vaseline or an FD-approved denture adhesive as a temporary glue to hold your corn, veneer or bridge in place.


Broken tooth: If cold air or water causes pain, chances are you’re dealing with a broken tooth. Not to worry! Always make sure not to ever eat on the damaged tooth – a crack can spread and cause major damage. You should schedule a dental visit as soon as possible, but in the meantime, give these self-care measures a shot:

  • If the tooth is painful, take acetaminophen or another over-the-counter pain reliever. Rinse your mouth with saltwater.
  • If the break has caused a sharp or jagged edge, cover it with a piece of wax paraffin or sugarless chewing gum to keep it from cutting your tongue or the inside of your lip and cheek.
  • If you must eat, eat soft foods and avoid biting down on the broken tooth.


When An Emergency Happens, Call Us First

Your Prince Albert emergency dentist is here to help. We will discuss your emergency and offer advice for managing it until we can see you. We will try as hard as possible to provide patients with the same-day care they need. Speak with our staff in Prince Albert, SK for more information. We also welcome patients in the surrounding communities of Davis, Crutwell, White Star, Kalyna and beyond.




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