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Dental examinations

Dental examinations are essential to maintain good oral health. It is recommended to have an examination at least once a year, and preferably every 6 months. Our team provides a complete examination of the oral cavity and its surroundings. If necessary, we can also take digital photographs of the teeth or a panoramic image of the head. We recommend all dental treatments necessary to improve your oral health and prevent problems. Thanks to the computer screens in our treatment rooms, you will be able to easily view X-rays and photographs to better understand your treatments.

Cleaning and descaling

Teeth cleaning removes plaque to prevent tooth decay, gingivitis and periodontal disease. Hygienists can remove hardened deposits (tartar) that are not removed by routine tooth cleaning (brushing and interdental cleaning). People with dentures and natural teeth can supplement their cleaning with a denture cleaner.

Filling

A filling is used to restore a tooth damaged by decay to its normal shape and function. The dentist first removes the decayed tooth residue, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned cavity with a filling material.

This closes off the spaces where bacteria can penetrate and prevents further decay. Materials used for fillings include gold, porcelain, composite resin (tooth-coloured fillings) and amalgam (an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin and sometimes zinc). At the Cartier Dental Clinic, we mainly opt for resin fillings because they are the most esthetic restoration.

X-rays

X-rays allow your dentist to see between and inside your teeth, the tips of your roots and the bones under your gums that are not visible to the naked eye. Used as part of routine examinations to rule out dental disease, X-rays also help your dentist diagnose specific or isolated dental problems.

X-rays are used to check for cavities and assess their extent. And since some X-rays allow you to see the roots of your teeth, they are useful for detecting the presence of cysts, abscesses and other masses according to the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). In addition, X-rays can identify missing or congenitally affected teeth (such as wisdom teeth) and the extent of bone loss due to disease.

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