Happy Holidays from Kopec Dental!
The holidays are a time for joy! With the year wrapping up and new opportunities ahead, the Kopec Dental team send best wishes to you and your family.
We consider you a part of our family, and we thank you for the pleasure of working with you. We wish you a happy holiday season and have a safe, happy, and healthy New Year!
Please note that we are closed from December 23 to January 4. For emergencies please leave us a voice mail at 403-290-0555. Messages will be checked daily.
You may also try to contact one of our partners at Canada Place Dental, Dr. Albert Lui, BSc, DDS or Dr. Murray Hennings, DMD.
Dr. Kopec is on the Web!
It’s time to celebrate!
We must admit, this is long overdue, but we are pleased to announce that Dr. Perry Kopec and the Kopec Dental team in partnership with Dr. Albert Lui, BSc, DDS and Dr. Murray Hennings, DMD at Canada Place Dental are now on the web!
We hope this website will assist you in better understanding your appointment, our location, our dental services, and how to maintain your best oral health.
We are always happy to address your questions and concerns to ensure you have a comfortable visit. We welcome you to contact us!
“Root canal” is the term used to describe the natural cavity within the center of the tooth. The dental pulp or pulp chamber is the soft area within the root canal wherein lie the tooth’s nerve that allows you to feel hot or cold sensations. This nerve in its living state is nothing more than a piece of meat inside the tooth. It’s purpose is to lay down the hard structure of the tooth, and is not vitally important to a tooth’s health and function after the tooth has emerged through the gums.
Root canals are a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Tooth pulp needs to be removed when it is injured from deep decay touching the nerve, or inflammation caused by sudden or residual trauma. Any swelling in the nerve will cause tightness inside the pulp chamber, shutting down the blood vessels that supply the pulp with oxygen and food. This leaves you in a very painful condition.
If you notice a problem with a tooth, do not wait until it hurts. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form. An abscess is a pus-filled pocket that forms at the end of the roots of the tooth. Left alone, abscesses can become quite serious. In the days before antibiotics and modern surgery, dental abscess was a common cause of death.
If you get attention quickly, there is a better chance that the damage can be prevented and the tooth can be saved. Keeping your tooth helps to prevent your other teeth from drifting out of line and causing jaw problems or gum disease. Saving a natural tooth avoids having to replace it with either a bridge or an implant.
The Canadian Dental Association provides more information on dental procedures. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about treatments available to you.
Welcome to Dr. Perry Kopec’s Blog!
The Kopec Dental blog shares news, office announcements, and helpful tips for your oral health.
We also recommend the resources provided by the Canadian Dental Association. The CDA offers great information on caring for your oral health – from choosing your dentist, understanding your appointment, and teaching your children how to do the same.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your oral health, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please also let us know if there is something you would like to see on our blog. We want this information to serve you and your oral health needs!
Dr. Perry Kopec, DMD and the team at Kopec Dental invite you to participate in dental care the way it should be.
Dr. Perry Kopec and the Kopec Dental team insist on a collaborative approach to dentistry and your oral health and hygiene.
At Kopec Dental, we want you to be aware and knowledgeable about your options for restorative and cosmetic treatments. It is important to us that you are well-informed and understand your treatment, especially in more complex procedures.
There is nothing more important to your overall health than your oral hygiene. We also help you to maintain your own health with a regular hygiene schedule. We offer convenient patient alerts to keep your oral health top of mind. We offer phone call, text message, email and postcard appointment alerts and reminders. Let us know how you want to receive your appointment information!
We are conveniently located in the downtown core of Calgary, AB. Our office can be found in Canada Place Dental, on the plus 15 level of the Canada Place office tower. We will have you in and out in the hour for your hygiene visit. This way there will be little disruption to your work schedule.
New patients are always welcome! We’ll help you determine an appropriate hygiene schedule and work with your previous dentist to obtain your existing x-rays and treatment plan.
We also do our very best to accommodate any dental emergencies. We know how uncomfortable it can be when a tooth is causing pain, and we will see you as soon as is possible, or find an alternative solution. Often one of our partners in Canada Place Dental, Dr. Albert Lui, BSc, DDS or Dr. Murray Hennings, DMD will be able to treat you if our team is not.
Stop in to chat or contact us to book your appointment.
For additional information on the role of dentistry in your life, check out the great resources provided by the Canadian Dental Association.