Is there anyone who has never felt a little apprehension when going to see the dentist?
The profession of dentist is in constant evolution: the techniques, the instruments and the dental materials are constantly subject to new scientific studies. The Faculties of dentistry and the research laboratories innovate and develop ever more efficient approaches and less painful for patients.
It is rare nowadays to feel pain when going to the dentist, so that phobia of the dentist is increasingly rare…
The patient’s comfort: a priority
The dental treatments require that the patient be positioned comfortably. A semi-reclined or lying position allows the patient to not experience back pain and to be in a resting position, almost a position of relaxation. The dentist’s chair can be tilted and it is also height-adjustable thanks to controls operated by pressure from a single finger. Soft music is selected in order to enhance relaxation.
The furniture is designed to avoid any cross-contamination and to allow for optimal aseptic cleaning. Between patients, medically recognized detergents and cleaning wipes are used on work surfaces in order to destroy all bacteria, virus and microbes. Trays and handles are then covered with sterile paper and plastic film.
Lighting is also an essential element. Thanks to a powerful lamp suspended from the ceiling and equipped with an adjustable arm, the dentist can examine and probe the most inaccessible parts of the mouth.
The dental instruments
All around the patient’s chair, there are instruments and accessories that the dentist has close at hand. Following is a list:
- a chair for the dentist, a chair for the dental assistant
- a probe to measure and evaluate gum health
- a small used to look behind the teeth and a hand-held mirror for the patient
- turbines (high speed and low speed), drills and burrs od various sizes, polishing instruments
- an explorer
- cotton pliers, swabs, cotton rolls, 2″ x 2″ surface packs, dental dams, retainers
- curettes, impactors, matrices, spatulas and mixing slabs
- a saliva pump, high pressure vacuum pump
- a light curing lamp, an amalgamator
- a computer with a monitor, used to study radiographs
- an air and water syringe (a multifunctional insufflator)
- an aspirating syringe
- and finally, a sink, paper tissue, a bottle of mouthwash, a dental bib, a chain and a cup of water to rinse the mouth at the end of the operation
Modern technologies and innovations
New technologies in dentistry facilitate the work of the dentist; they improve the quality of the treatments and increase the comfort of the patients during operations…
The David & Cloutier Dental Centre, located in Montréal (next to the Papineau metro station) focuses priorities on the quality of care, on asepsis, namely cleanliness of operating rooms, and on the comfort of patients. The environment of our dental office is pleasant and friendly, thus contributing to decrease the stress of an appointment at the dentist. We thank you for the trust that you have placed in us!