Welcome to Dr Robin Compton Dental Office

About Us

Our Goal

Our dental team's foremost goal is to help you maintain your oral health and feel as comfortable as possible throughout your visit to our office.  We love to cater to your unique needs as one of our valued patients!

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Dr Robin Compton Dental Office

80 Charles St East, Lower level, Toronto, ON M4Y 2W6

Phone (416) 926-1502

Office Hours

Monday & Wednesday - 9:30am - 5:30pm

Tuesday & Thursday - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Friday - 8:30am - 12:30pm (Summer)

Friday - 8:30am - 4:00pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

Services




The following services are provided at our office.  If you have any questions, please contact us.


 


(Remember- regular brushing and flossing can help prevent dental decay and disease, making our job and your visit much easier!)


 


 





*NEW PATIENT EXAM*

Looking for a new dentist? We're looking for new patients! Give us a call or email us to set up your first appointment. This appointment will be an hour long, and you will be asked to arrive 15 minutes early to fill out some paperwork for us. Let us know of any insurance coverage you may have (bring in your card if you have one), as we can submit your claims electronically after your appointment. During your appointment the dentist will ask for your medical history; please let her know if you have any pre-existing medical conditions. The dentist will then preform a comprehensive oral exam to look at gum health, signs of decay, early signs of mouth or throat cancer, positions of your teeth, tongue health, bone health and the condition of any previous dental work. The dentist will also preform a cleaning and take x-rays of your entire mouth.




Complete oral examination

A comprehensive exam which includes oral cancer screening. This requires a longer appointment than a basic cleaning.




Radiograph examination (X-rays)

With our new digital x-ray system we can review x-rays and important diagnoses can be made. X-rays are generally taken once a year after your regular cleaning.




Hygiene services - deep scaling and polishing

Regular cleanings are key in maintaining your oral health! Most patients are on a 3 or 6 month schedule.




Bonding & Veneers

Restoration of decayed or fractured teeth using tooth coloured composite resin to retain tooth structure and appearance.




Crowns on natural teeth and implants

A cap that looks like a natural tooth and acts to protect underlying tooth structure that cannot be repaired with fillings. This procedure requires two appointments- one to prep the area and take impressions (which will be sent to the lab so that the crown can be made) and another to insert the crown.




Bridges

Bridges are non-removable and are used to replace missing teeth. They are very natural in appearance.




Extractions

Removal of teeth that are infected or decayed and cannot be repaired by root canal therapy or restorations/fillings. For more complex extractions we usually refer to a trusted oral surgeon (see 'Resources page for more details).




Tooth whitening

In office and take home kits are available to enhance the color of tooth enamel. We make custom bleaching trays in our office.




Dentures

Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and look very natural. They can be partial or complete. This will require multiple appointments and impressions to be sent to the lab so that the denture can be manufactured.




Bruxism appliances

These mouthgaurds help to reduce or eliminate grinding during sleep.




Nitrous Oxide Sedation

We can offer nitrous oxide or light oral sedation to reduce anxiety or apprehension during dental procedures.




Root canal therapy

This involves the removal of compromised root and nerve tissue from the inside of the tooth. A filling is left behind in its place. For more more complex root canals we usually refer to a trusted endodontist (see 'Resources' page for more details).




RESOURCES

Resources



Specialities in Dentistry


Learn more about the different specialities within dentistry and which experts we refer to for specialized care.


 


PERIODONTIST


(Perio)


A Periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the treatment of gum diseases.


 

Cumberland Periodontics and Implant Surgery

Dr. Michael Goldberg- Periodontist

www.cumberlandperiodontics.com


 


PROSTHODONTIST


A Prosthodontist is a dentist who specializes in the replacement of missing teeth.


 

Yorkville Toronto Dental Specialists

Dr. Philip Haddad

www.yorkvilletds.com


 


PEDODONTIST


(Pedo)


A dentist who specializes in the treatment of children’s teeth is a Pedodontist.


 


ENDODONTIST


(Endo)


A Endodontist is a dentist who specializes in root canals and the treatment of diseases or injuries that affect the root tips or nerves in your teeth.


 

Endodontic Specialists

Dr. Phil Shedletsky- Endodontist

www.rootcanals.ca


 

Kawartha Endodontics

Dr. Rita Kilislian- Endodontist

www.kawarthaendo.com


 

Toronto Endodontics

Dr. Joel Edelson, Dr. Lorne Chapnick & Dr. Ari Gold- Endodontists

www.torontoendodontics.com


 


ORTHODONTIST


(Ortho)


Orthodontists preform treatments to correct your bite, straighten your teeth and bring your teeth into alignment.


 

Orthodontist

Dr. John C. Voudouris, D.D.S., D.Orth., M.Sc.(D)

Phone: 416-48-3141


 

Village Orthodontics

www.villageortho.ca


 


ORAL SURGEON


A dentist who has extensive training in all aspects of oral surgery. This includes removal of wisdom teeth, implants, and bone grafting to mention a few.


 

Metropolitan Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Centre

Dr. Victor Moncarz, Dr. Jeffrey Farber & Dr. Howard Phillips- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

www.metropolitanoms.com


 

Yorkville Toronto Dental Specialists

Dr. Albert J. Haddad- Oral Surgeon

www.yorkvilletds.com


 

Implant Surgical Care

Dr. Lesley A. David- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

www.implantsurgicalcare.com


 


DENTURE THERAPIST


A denture therapist is a technician who takes impressions and manufactures upper and lower, complete or partial dentures to replace missing teeth.


 

Denturist

Emil Silva

340 College Street

Toronto, ON M5T 3A9

phone:  416-926-8088


 

Denturist

Cindy Rotman B.Sc., DD

105-600 Sherbourne Street

Toronto, ON M4X 1W4

Phone: 416-929-6707


 


ORAL PATHOLOGIST


Specializes in the diagnosis of oral disease.


 

Yorkville Toronto Dental Specialists

Dr. Hagen B.E. Klieb- Oral Medecine and Pathology

www.yorkvilletds.com


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Emergency

EMERGENICIES



If you are having a dental emergency, please call us during office hours at 416-926-1502 and we will do our best to find you an appointment ASAP.


If a dental emergency arises outside of our office hours and you require more immediate care please contact:


The Dental Emergency Clinic


1650 Yonge Street (2 1/2 blocks north of St. Clair Avenue)


Toronto, Ontario


(416) 485-7121


“SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS”


 Hours: 8 a.m. – 12 midnight,  7 days a week, 365 days a year.


 


Here are a couple of questions you may be asked:

  1. Are you in any pain? If so, is the pain constant or triggered by certain actions (pressure etc.)?
  2. Are you experiencing sensitivity? Is the sensitivity you are experiencing in response to hot/cold?
  3. Is there any noticeable swelling of your gums?
  4. Is the discomfort general or localized to a specific tooth? If so, which one?


 In the meantime, before your appointment try the following to alleviate any pain or prevent further damage to your teeth:


 For toothache or sore gums:

  • Take over the counter anti-inflammatory painkillers such as ibuprofen, acetyl salicylic acid or acetaminophen to alleviate pain and reduce swelling
  • Apply a cold compress with ice to the tooth or outside the cheek
  • Apply a numbing oral gel to the gum area
  • Clean your mouth thoroughly- sometimes toothaches can be caused by food lodged between the teeth
  • Rinse with sea salt water or vinegar several times a day to rid your mouth of possible infection
  • Rub clove oil on the tooth, this is thought to alleviate tooth pain


 


Broken or dislodged teeth or crowns:

  • Keep any pieces that fall out! 


If your whole tooth falls or gets knocked out, keep it. Try not to handle it too much. If needed rinse it gently. Try to re-insert to the tooth into the socket, if this does not work, transport the tooth in saline soaked gauze or in a small container of milk. Get to a dentist ASAP, as they may be able to save the tooth.

Apply gauze to stop any bleeding

Use paraffin wax or sugarless gum to temporarily cover jagged edges until you get to a dentist


 


 


Our Team

Doctor Robin Compton

Dr Compton has been in dentistry for 30 years.  She graduated from the University of Toronto.  Dr Compton opend her own practice in September 2001.

Mara Reyes, Dental Assistant

Mara joined our office 6 years ago as Dr Compton's Dental Assistant. Mara is married with a beautiful little girl.

Brian Lastoski, Patient Co-ordinator

Brian is the newest member of our team.  Brian has been with us for 4 years. He is responsible for booking our patients and maintaining our office schedule.

Doug Cross, Office Manager

Doug has been with Dr. Compton since the initial opening of the practice.  Prior to that was a dental assistant for Dr. Compton at another location.  He has been in the dental field for the past 20 years as aDental Assistant and Office Manager

Dr. Compton, Doug, Mara

Doug

TERMINOLOGY

Dentures

From the Laton "dens", meaning "tooth". A synthetic replacement for some or all of your teeth in your upper and/or lower jaw

Dental Caries

Dental caries (a.k.a tooth decay or a cavity) is a bacterial infection that causes destruction of the hard tissues (enamel, dentin, cementum), usually by production of acit by bacterial fermination of the food debris accumulated on the tooth surface. If left untreated, the disease can lead to pain and/or tooth loss.  Caries remain one of the most common diseases throughout the world

Impacted Tooth

A tooth that has not yet erupted and has somehow gotten stuck, preventing it from comin in.

Bitewing (X-ray)

An x-ray that images the crowns of the teeth on the top and botton while biting down.

Bicuspids

The teeth just behind the canines but before the molars.  They are "bi" - cuspids because they have two cuspals/points.  There are two in each quadrant.

Bruxism

(from the Greek (brygmos), "gnashing of the teeth"). Bruxism is characterized by the grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw.  In most people, bruxism is mild enough not to be a health problem.  While bruxism may occur during waking or sleeping hours, it is during sleep that it causes majority of health issues; it can occur during short naps.  It is a very comon sleep disorder.

Canines/Cuspids

From the Latin "caninus", meaning "pertaining to dogs". Used to refer to the pointed teeth typically found at position 3.  These are used when eating for tearing food.

Implant

Acts as a replacement for a missing tooth.  The implant is different than a bridge in that the implant is permanently attached to the jaw bone.

Molars

From the Latin root "mola", meaning "middle".  The large flat teeth towrds the back of the mouth used for chewing and grinding food.  There are three in each quadrant.

Nitrous Oxide ("Laughing Gas")

Used to lower the patient's anxiety during dental procedures.

Incisors

From the Latin "incidere", "to cut into".  Used to refer to your front teeth (centrals or tooth 1 using the numerical system) and the teeth beside them (laterals or tooth 2)

Periapical (X-ray)

An x-ray that images several teeth from root to tip.

Radiograph

From the Latin "radius", meaning "in advance, beforehand" + Greek "graphein", meaning "to draw, represent with lines". Another name for an x-ray.  This allows the dentist to look at the inside and roots of your teeth to check for decay or infection.

Root Canal

A procedure where the nerve of a heavily decayed tooth is removed and replaced with a filling material.

TMJ

An abbreviation for the "temporomandibular joint".  This joing is the joint where your lower jaw connects to your skull.

Composite

The material used for bonding restorations.  It is hardened by using a blue curing light.

Curettage

From the Latin "curare", meaning "to care".  A periodontal procedure where your gums are cleaning to remove bacterial & infected tissue is removed.

Full Mouth Series (FMS)

Comprehensive x-rays (about 18) that image all of the teeth and surrounding bone structure.  Recommended to be taken every 3-5 years.

Amalgam

From the Latin" 

Anesthetic

From the Greek "anaisthetos", meaning "without feeling, senseless, stupid".  A drug which is a doctor or dentist uses to put you, your mouth, or some opther part of your body asleep so you do not feel any pain during dental or medical procedure.

Aspirator

From the Latin "aspiration", meaning "to breath/exhale".  A straw-like tube which the dental team uses to evacuate saliva from the mouth during a procedure.

Bonding

Refers to white fillings that adhere to the tooth and strengthen it while giving a natural tooth appearance.

Buccal

From the Latin "bucca", meaning "cheek".  The outer surface of the tooth which contacts the inside of the cheek.

Calculus

Also known as tartar.  A hard calcium deposit which forms on the teeth.