The dentists at Clinique Dentaire Christophe Colomb care about your oral health. Here, they provide answers to questions most frequently asked by their patients. If you have any further questions about our dental care in Montreal, call us! The staff at the Clinic will be very happy to answer you.
Why Should the Dentist Know My Condition and What Medications I Am Taking?
It is important to talk to your dentist about your health problems, allergies and medications so that he will be able to treat you properly and safely. This prevents allergic reactions, adequately treats oral side effects caused by drugs and prevents complications during dental procedures. The dentist can also contact your doctor if necessary.
Why Are My Teeth More Sensitive Now that I Started My Bleaching Treatment?
The degree of sensitivity during bleaching may vary from person to person and will go away once the bleaching is complete. Tooth sensitivity and gum irritation are the most frequent side effects of teeth whitening. A consultation with the dentist is always suggested before starting treatment to minimize these undesirable symptoms.
Should I Use a Manual or Electric Toothbrush?
A rechargeable electric brush with a replaceable head cleans more efficiently thanks to its oscillating and pulsating movements. On the other hand, electric brushes are not recommended for patients who already have gum recession problems, nor are they recommended for young children. For these patients, the Clinic staff teaches good techniques for manual brushing.
Should I Opt to Repair or Extract My Tooth?
Extraction is often inevitable if the tooth is irreparable. On the other hand, a missing tooth causes the migration of neighboring teeth, unbalanced occlusion (closing) of the teeth, problems with chewing and spaces between the teeth. Over time, if left untreated, these problems become more complicated and costly to correct. A tooth can be repaired by your dentist or replaced with an implant, a fixed bridge or a removable denture.