Dr. Seddon can perform virtually any dental procedure. In order to do this beyond the expectations of his patients, he is an active member in several study clubs in the lower mainland in implant dentistry and dental occlusion; international organizations in cosmetic, implant, and general dentistry; and he is a former member of the faculty of dentistry at UBC. All of these allow Dr. Seddon to stay abreast of the latest research and technology in the dental world.
The Academy of General Dentistry is an organization that believes in advancing the value and excellence of general dentistry. Dr. Seddon has obtained fellowship status, which requires over five hundred hours of continuing education credits and completing a comprehensive examination involving sixteen different dental disciplines.
Dr. Seddon spent three years as a part-time faculty member at UBC. In his first year, he taught operative dentistry and after that, moved on to the 3rd year endodontics program, teaching root canals to students in their pre-clinical education. He enjoys the fulfillment of passing on his knowledge to students, helping them through the learning process.
Dr. Seddon is also a former director with the Vancouver and District Dental Society (VDDS).
Dr. Seddon is proud to offer a wide range of dental services.
Emergency Dentistry – If you have a dental emergency, call us at 604-922-0144 and we will usually be able to see you on the same day. If it is outside of office hours, call Dr. Seddon on his cell phone at 778-840-0762.
Hygiene & Preventative Care – For patients who need a crown or bridge, Dr. Seddon will remove some of the enamel from the appropriate teeth and take an impression of your mouth. While the lab is building the final version, you will be fitted with a temporary crown. One more visit when the finished product is complete, and you can put your new smile on display.
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Root Canal Therapy – If a tooth has become infected in the pulp, Dr. Seddon may recommend root canal therapy. This relatively painless procedure involves removing some enamel from the tooth, cleaning out the pulp and then filling the tooth. Most times, after root canal therapy, a crown will also be recommended; this can make the treatment as much as 6 times more effective than root canal therapy alone.
Crown and Bridge – For patients who need a crown or bridge, Dr. Seddon will remove some of the enamel from the appropriate teeth and take an impression of your mouth. While the lab is building the final version, you will be fitted with a temporary crown. One more visit when the finished product is complete, and you can put your new smile on display.
Full and Partial Dentures – If you’re missing teeth, Dr. Seddon is happy to help you find the full or partial denture that is right for you.
Gum Recession Treatments – In addition to gum reshaping, which removes excess gum tissue to eliminate a ‘gummy smile’, we also offer additive treatments for lost gum tissue. This may be required for patients who have begun losing gum tissue due to gum disease or damage.
Check-ups – Come in for your regular dental check-up and cleaning appointment. Digital x-rays and other cutting-edge technology help us make sure your mouth is in excellent health.
Fillings – Have a cavity? Dr. Seddon can recommend the best type of filling for you and put it in too.
Oral Surgery – With his experience and training, Dr. Seddon is able to handle wisdom tooth cases of all complexities without needing to refer his patients. He is also able to offer sedation to his patients for this procedure.
TMJ and Occlusion – Dr. Seddon has experience in appliance therapy and can help patients who experience jaw pain or impairment due to joint dysfunction. Bite equilibration is a treatment that involves selective reshaping of the teeth to create a much more comfortable and functional bite.
Pediatric Dentistry – Do you have a young patient that needs a visit to the dentist? Dr. Seddon is happy to treat children of any age. It is normally recommended that a child have its first dentist’s appointment 6 months after the appearance of the first tooth.
IV Sedation – Dr. Seddon is happy to be able to offer his patients the option to be sedated for any of the procedures he performs.
Don’t root canals hurt?
While many people cringe when they think about root canals, the truth is root canal therapy is relatively painless. Patients are given a local anesthetic prior to treatment. Medications may also be prescribed before and after the treatment to make it as comfortable an experience as possible.
Do you watch out for oral cancer?
Yes. Dr. Seddon uses a VELscope to check for any abnormalities in patients’ mouths. The VELscope is completely safe and painless. And most importantly, it can often catch irregularities before they’re even visible to the naked eye.
I’m a nervous patient. What treatments can I be sedated for?
Sedation is an option for any treatment that we offer. Even the most nervous patient can rest assured that their appointment will be an easy experience.
I’ve heard that some fillings can contain mercury. Isn’t that dangerous?
Most of Dr. Seddon’s fillings do not contain mercury, but some will. While it is true that mercury is a poisonous metal in its elemental state, mercury in dental amalgam is bound in alloy form along with other metals such as silver, copper and tin. While tiny amounts of mercury vapour can be released during chewing, there is no evidence that these trace amounts lead to health problems. The Canadian Dental Association is confident in the safety of amalgam fillings and the Health Protection Branch of Health Canada does not restrict the use of dental amalgam.
Should I get a partial denture, a bridge or implants?
Dr. Seddon is proud to be able to offer all of these treatment options and will be happy to work with you to figure out what the best possible treatment is for you, whether that is a partial denture, a bridge or implants.
Are dental x-rays dangerous?
While x-rays in high doses can be harmful, infrequent exposure to the low levels of x-rays used in dentistry is not harmful and has no dangerous side effects. On top of this, we use digital sensors allowing us to limit exposure. We also protect our patients with a lead apron and thyroid collar.
If you are ready to take charge of your oral health, please email us or call 604-922-0144 to schedule an appointment with us today for your better smile tomorrow.