General dentistry

General dentistry

Your first appointment

During your first appointment, the dentist will perform a full dental examination. The following aspects will be checked at each recall examination:

  • Examination of dental X-rays : they are essential to detect cavities (especially between the teeth), cancers, cysts, and bone loss. They also help us assess the positioning of roots and impacted teeth.
  • Oral cancer screening : we verify the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, mouth and gum tissues for any signs of oral cancer.
  • Gum diseases evaluation : we examine the gums and bones surrounding the teeth for any signs of periodontal diseases.
  • Dental cavities examination.
  • Verification of existing restorations.

Dental cleaning

Scaling and dental prophylaxis is carried out by educated hygienists. They consist of the removal of plaque, tartar and stains that adhere to the teeth.

X-rays

Dental X-rays are essential since they consist of an important diagnostic tool for dentists. They provide us with important information that may not be visible during the dental examination. Thanks to X-rays, we can detect cavities between teeth, bone loss, tumors, abscesses, cysts, developmental problems, impacted teeth, problematic root positions and problems inside gums or teeth.

Fillings

If there is presence of a cavity, the best solution is to treat it by filling it. The cavity or the affected portion of the tooth is thus removed and replaced by a stopper made of composite material, which has the advantage of being the same color as a natural tooth. There are many types of filling materials, each with their advantages and disadvantages. Along with your dentist, you can discuss the best option to restore your tooth. Like most restorative materials, composites are not permanent and will need to be replaced down the road. However, they are very durable and will make your smile a dazzling one for many years to come.

Surgery and wisdom teeth extraction

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are often poorly positioned or do not have the space to erupt. These situations can lead to infections or problems to the neighboring teeth. According to X-rays, your dentist will be able to guide you and determine whether or not you need an extraction of wisdom teeth. Our priority is certainly to help you keep your natural teeth for as long as possible. However, when extraction is required, either regarding a tooth with a poor prognosis or a tooth where restoration is not possible, our team will be able to help you.

Periodontics

Periodontal diseases are diagnosed during periodontal examination; it is part of your recall exam. With a small probe, we measure the space between the tooth and gum. Using the measurement obtained and assessing the amount of bleeding, inflammation, and mobility, we can make an accurate diagnosis of your periodontal condition. An appropriate treatment matching your condition will then be suggested and will be supplemented by a maintenance phase.

 

Gum grafts

AlloDerm graft

Graft covering a tooth’s root in case of gingival recession, more commonly known as receding.

Connective tissue graft

Graft covering a tooth’s root in case of gingival recession, more commonly known as receding. The connective tissue is taken on the palate in order to be repositioned on the root of the loosened tooth.

Soft tissue graft

Graft consisting of taking the connective tissue on the palate and repositioning it on a thin attached gingiva. The purpose of this graft is to solidify and prevent the tooth’s mobility.

Endodontics

The nerve within the tooth may sometimes become infected or inflamed, which can be caused by a deep cavity, repeated dental procedures, a crack or a shock to the tooth. The team at Centre de santé dentaire Candiac is able to determine the relevance of a root canal and thus prevent or relieve you from pain while preserving your tooth.

Laser

Device used for several dental procedures, including frenectomy, gingivectomy, the removal of hyperplastic tissue, the treatment of gum disease and more. While minimizing bleeding, the laser has the advantage of allowing work done quickly.

Full rehabilitation

Process designed to put teeth in a perfect comfort position. Usually suggested for people with short and worn teeth, or when jaws are suspected to be responsible for headaches, back pain, cracking or even poor posture.