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Tony Cianfarani

Dentist

Dr. Tony Cianfarani is a Dentist practicing in Welland, Ontario. Dr. Cianfarani specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Tony Cianfarani
  • Welland, Ontario
  • University of Michigan School of Dentistry
  • Accepting new patients

Would I need to take opioids after my extraction?

Ibuprofen is fine. You may alternate with acetaminophen. You do not have to take opioids.

Can teeth grinding cause headaches?

Yes, in many cases, tooth grinding does cause headaches.

When is a root canal recommended?

A root canal is needed when you have an abscessed tooth--the nerve within the tooth is infected.

How can I tell if I'm grinding my teeth?

Sounds like you are grinding your teeth. You will see chipping of teeth and have sensitivity to extreme temperatures.

What are some tips for avoiding cavities?

Have wine, soda pop, juice, milk, any mixed drinks with meals. Otherwise, drink water only. Eat healthy snacks. Rinse with water after all meals. Brush well and floss each night READ MORE
Have wine, soda pop, juice, milk, any mixed drinks with meals. Otherwise, drink water only. Eat healthy snacks. Rinse with water after all meals. Brush well and floss each night before bedtime. And do not eat drink after this til morning.

Do cavities ever need to be refilled?

Nothing lasts forever. Fillings do need to be replaced. They usually leak or break down after several years.

I have some back teeth missing. Should I consider dental implants?

Definitely. Nice to restore back molars. It protects front teeth and back teeth and ensures food is well chewed, which leads to better digestion.

How often can I use a mouthwash in a day?

Do not use too often as it will cause tooth sensitivity and you may develop an allergy. 1-2X/day should be the most.

I have really bad breath, even though I brush and floss. What could be causing it?

The bacteria on your tongue and cheek or possible decay or dry mouth.

Can eating ice harm my teeth?

Yes. Many times, you can break teeth.

What causes erosion of teeth?

Acid in your mouth-either GERD or high acid in your diet.

What can be done for chipped tooth?

Get a white resin composite filling to repair the chip

Do dental whitening toothpastes contain bleach?

No, they do not contain bleach. They can use a variety of other whitening products. But not bleach. Dental whitening toothpastes are not recommended if you have sensitive teeth. READ MORE
No, they do not contain bleach. They can use a variety of other whitening products. But not bleach. Dental whitening toothpastes are not recommended if you have sensitive teeth. If, after use, you notice increased teeth sensitivity, stop immediately.

Loose tooth

You need to go to an ER at the hospital or see a dentist to get a retainer or splint the tooth to stabilize it.

How can flossing help in maintaining the health of teeth and gums?

Flossing should be done daily. The best time is before bedtime because it removes all the food and bacteria in between the teeth, an area where the toothbrush cannot reach. Bedtime READ MORE
Flossing should be done daily. The best time is before bedtime because it removes all the food and bacteria in between the teeth, an area where the toothbrush cannot reach. Bedtime is the best time because our saliva (which helps keep the mouth clean) is reduced significantly when asleep and the bacteria thrive and cause cavities to form during this period. Ensure you use a long piece of floss and use a clean section of floss in between each teeth so not too spread any cavities or infection present in between any teeth to other teeth.

Can a tooth abscess be seen on an X-ray?

A tooth abscess usually presents with symptoms first. A patient has pain. The tooth is sensitive to chewing or hurts when tap on it. Sometimes there is swelling or a blister above READ MORE
A tooth abscess usually presents with symptoms first. A patient has pain. The tooth is sensitive to chewing or hurts when tap on it. Sometimes there is swelling or a blister above the tooth in the gum. An x-ray initially rarely shows anything.
The tooth abscesses because of trauma-injury to face or occlusal trauma due to bruxism(clenching or grinding) , large decay or a large filling.

Is water-flossing as effective as regular flossing?

A waterpik is great for braces but it is not as effective as flossing. You need to mechanically rub against the surface in between the teeth and this is only achieved by flossing. It READ MORE
A waterpik is great for braces but it is not as effective as flossing.
You need to mechanically rub against the surface in between the teeth and this is only achieved by flossing.
It is like rinsing out a dirty plate with only water as opposed to getting a sponge and actually rubbing off the caked on food on the plate.
Hope this helps

Wisdom teeth removal

Whether a wisdom tooth is removed by a general dentist versus an oral surgeon depends on a number of factors. Is the patient medically compromised-on blood thinners or very sick READ MORE
Whether a wisdom tooth is removed by a general dentist versus an oral surgeon depends on a number of factors.

Is the patient medically compromised-on blood thinners or very sick and needs to be treated in a hospital setting where it is safer for the patient.

The complexity of the extractions-are the teeth up or near the sinuses for top teeth or for lower teeth in the nerve canal or impacted where major surgery or bone removal is required to remove them.

The last factor has to do with the skill and/or comfort level of the general dentist doing the wisdom tooth extraction.

Adult tooth is loose. What should I do?

The tooth must be put in the position it was before the impact/injury and stabilized either with a wire or a clear retainer. Liquid and soft diet a must and avoid biting into READ MORE
The tooth must be put in the position it was before the impact/injury and stabilized either with a wire or a clear retainer.

Liquid and soft diet a must and avoid biting into the tooth/teeth involved.

You must see a dentist for follow up care regularly.