There are many types of dental health problems:
- gum diseases,
- defective restorations, tooth decay,
- a missing tooth, or several missing teeth,
- an orthodontic problem, poor tooth alignment,
- occlusion problems, parafunctions, tooth mobility,
- wear of teeth, attrition, erosion, hypersensitivity,
- bruxism (teeth grinding), temporo-mandibular articulation disorders,
- sleep apnea,
- xerostomia, halitosis,
- infections, mycosis, mouth cancers,
- stains on the tooth enamel, cosmetic problems…
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This is a long and diversified list, but fortunately there are many solutions available to address all those problems that may adversely affect your mouth.
The oral health condition of patients can vary with heredity and lifestyle. One single person may at times suffer from several different oral problems simultaneously. The situation becomes more complex in such a case… It is sometimes essential to adopt a more global approach and to treat the problems as a whole. In the field of dentistry, such an approach is called dental rehabilitation.
Let your dentist in Montréal explain this approach to you…
Dental rehabilitation, what is it?
Usually performed by a team of general dentists and specialists, this technique calls for a more global approach. A team of professionals treat as a whole the problems affecting the mouth of the patient while taking into account his or her general health condition.
The objective of this approach is to treat medical conditions, restore the masticatory function and improve the aesthetics of the smile, so that the patient regains a balanced health condition.
The consequences of multiple untreated dental health problems:
- loss of one tooth, or several teeth,
- displacement of teeth and orthodontic problems,
- muscle or joint pains,
- problems with the chewing of food, and consequently with digestion,
- gum pain and spontaneous bleeding,
- headaches, jaw pain, discomfort in the mouth,
- gastric reflux,
- bad breath (halitosis) …
The steps involved in dental rehabilitation:
- Phase 1
During the first appointment, the general dentist or the prosthodontics specialist (the prosthodontist) evaluates the clinical situation of the patient. The dentist or specialist collects data and performs a complete analysis of bucco-dental problems. He or she explains the various anomalies noted. When needed, the dentist will refer to and consult with other specialist colleagues.
- Phase 2
The dentist presents his or her analyses to the patient and discusses the different alternative forms of care. The dentist and his or her multidisciplinary team implement genuine strategies in order to establish an efficient treatment plan that is adapted to the needs of the patient. Then, the costs involved are discussed.
- Phase 3
The dental rehabilitation is realized according to the treatment plan that was selected. With a multidisciplinary approach, the general dentists and the specialists (as the case may be) carry out the treatment plan. Both the expectations and the budget must be taken into account.
Your general dentists David and Cloutier will do everything possible to make your payments easier thanks to the DentoPLAN financing plan (from the National Bank).
- Phase 4
The dentist controls the various treatments that are performed and their evolution over time. Some advice is offered by the David & Cloutier Centre hygienist to maintain your teeth durably and keep them healthy: effective method for brushing the teeth, dental floss, interdental brushes…
To maintain optimal oral health, ask for information from your dentist David & Cloutier in Montréal, at the Papineau Metro Station, located near you…
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