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Cleft Lip & Palate + Craniofacial Anomalies2020-05-25T06:22:03+00:00

Cleft Lip/Palate & Craniofacial Anomalies in NE Calgary

We provide a wide variety of treatments for cleft lip and palate as well as other craniofacial anomalies at Totally Dental.

Dr. Tarun Mehra, Calgary Orthodontist

A cleft lip and cleft palate is a birth defect caused by the improper formation of the lip or the lip and the bony palate. A cleft palate will occur when the roof of the mouth has an opening into the nose. This condition can result in difficulty eating and drinking as liquids may travel into the nose. Additionally, speech and pronunciation problems, hearing deficits and frequent ear infections can also occur. Several other types of craniofacial syndromes can be associated with cleft lip and palate, which can usually be diagnosed during an ultrasound conducted during pregnancy.

Orthodontics and oral surgery can successfully treat cleft lip or palate. Treating this syndrome begins within the first few months of an infant’s life for cleft lip repair. Treatment outcomes are positive with appropriate orthodontic management of the dentition, growth, and development. Throughout treatment, speech therapy and dental care may also be required. Dr. Mehra at Totally Dental in NE Calgary, AB T3J 0W8 has been a member of the Cleft Palate and Craniofacial team for 13 years, which has provided the opportunity to treat many patients suffering from this syndrome. Our compassionate dental team recognizes the complexities in this field and other syndromes. We are here to aid you in the ongoing dental care of you and your child. Visit our dental clinic in NE Calgary, AB T3J 0W8 today!

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We continue to receive several emails and phone calls from our patients eagerly waiting to schedule appointments. We anticipate opening the office very soon for emergency and non urgent dental care very soon. I have been taking steps to ensure a high level of safety for our staff and patients once we are open.

We will limit the number of patients in our office at any one given time and make sure that social distancing between patients is followed as recommended by Dr. Hinshaw (Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer) and the Alberta Dental College.

Germs and viruses can spread easily so we want to make sure we are doing our part to protect our patients and staff through prevention measures. We will be having mandatory protocols in place for hand washing, sanitization of workspace and our staff wearing masks.

There will be limited staff available and we will make our best efforts to answer phones from 9am to 1:00 pm from Monday to Thursday to schedule emergency and non urgent dental care. If we do not answer your call please understand that we are assisting another patient or feel free to text me at 403-703-1914.

Please know that the safety of our patients and staff is our highest priority. We want you to feel comfortable the next time you visit our office knowing that we have taken the steps to protect everyone.