Your Choice for NE Calgary General Dentistry

At Pathways Dental Clinic we offer Calgary General Dentistry services. We focus on preventative care and maintenance and provide dental services to meet all your oral health needs. While we realize that the category of General Dentistry is a large subject to cover, we have broken it down into sections so that you can more quickly and easily find the information you are looking for.

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Dr. Tony Kim and Dr. Derek Bouma will complete a thorough exam to evaluate your teeth, gums, existing restorations, all other oral anatomy and structures of the head & neck. They will also address any aesthetic concerns you might have and look at the big picture. TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) evaluation, teeth alignment and occlusion (your “bite”), sleep apnea and oral cancer screening are few of the things they will look at.


Sometimes a tooth must be extracted to remove the infection, and when saving it is not plausible. Infection in the jawbone from tooth infections has the potential to spread to other spaces which can be extremely dangerous.

  • Tooth can need an extraction for causes such as:
  • Large carious lesion (cavity) and extensive tooth structure loss
  • Fractured teeth and/or cracks in teeth
  • Advanced gum disease (bone loss)
  • Infection and/or failing previous endodontic treatments (root canals) that do not have a good chance of success


The third and last set of molars to erupt is often referred to as “wisdom teeth”. Their development can vary greatly and can erupt anywhere from 14 to 30 years of age.

Some people never get a full set of wisdom teeth.

If a patient has sufficient room in their jaws and the wisdom teeth grows out properly, they often do not need to be taken out.

However, quite often wisdom teeth can do more harm and we often need to act before they become more risky and dangerous.


At every examination or recall appointments, Dr. Kim and Dr. Bouma will perform a thorough intra-oral and extra-oral head and neck examination to screen for any pathologies. This also includes any pathologies detectable on radiographs.

Early diagnosis will drastically decrease mortality and increase treatment success. They will look for any lumps and bumps or any changes to the soft tissue inside the mouth that may look suspicious.


Are you looking for a family dentist in Calgary AB? At Pathways, we welcome new families and treat patients of all ages!

It is essential for every patient to feel comfortable during their dental treatment. This applies to all ages but especially kids! At Pathways Dental Clinic we take many steps to ensure that your child’s visit with us is as enjoyable and calm as possible.


Do you have a toothache that won’t go away? Do you suffer from severe cold sensitivity that lingers? Do you get swelling or a bad taste in the mouth? Does it hurt when you chew? Is one tooth a darker colour than the rest of your teeth? If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you might need a root canal. Pathways Dental Clinic can help with your root canal.

Are You Looking For a General Dental Service Not Listed Above? Please Contact Us As We Love Questions from Patients!

Call Pathways Dental Clinic to book your comprehensive new patient exam today!