Cavities. Trivialized because so frequent, it is the sworn enemy of your teeth.
Bacteria present on dental plaque have the unfortunate tendency to transform food residues present in our mouth into acids. These acids deteriorate the enamel of the tooth and then attack the dentine, digging a bigger and bigger hole. A cavity is born, one of the most common infectious diseases on the planet! If left untreated, it will inevitably lead to the total loss of the tooth, accompanied by increasingly acute pain.
This is why it is necessary to have regular oral examinations in order to detect and treat these infections as soon as possible. At their Centre Dentaire & D’Implantologie Boucherville, near Longueuil, Brossard and Varennes, Dr. Lachapelle, Dr. Dagenais and Dr. Le will provide you with exceptional dental care in an ultramodern yet friendly environment. They will explain to you what precautions you can take to avoid being affected by this commonplace and undesirable scourge.
The faithful friends of cavities: too much sugar in the diet and imperfect hygiene. The more bacteria are present in oral cavities, the more nasty cavities will thrive. First attack is on the enamel: you don’t suffer yet. Second attack happens when the dentine is affected: here, it starts to tickle. Inexorably, the decay will continue its progression, the dental pulp will be affected until the tooth is destroyed. Your friends: your dentists at the Centre Dentaire & D’Implantologie Boucherville.
The care of a tooth decay, or rather of the diseased tooth, will depend on the extent of the damage. When only the enamel is affected, the application of fluoride varnish will help remineralize it. However, this stage is often exceeded, and the decay has, most of the time, reached the dentine. It is then necessary to completely remove the infected dental tissue. The cavity formed during this cleaning operation must be filled with a material that will preserve the integrity of the treated tooth.
If the dentine is affected even more deeply, the cavity made by the practitioner during the removal of the affected tissue will result in a significant loss of tooth substance. It will then be necessary to reconstruct the tooth with resin or ceramic. Your practitioner will thus extend the life of your tooth considerably.
Decay can go further and damage the pulp of the tooth. The devitalization of the tooth, also called pulpectomy (or removal of the pulp, given that the Greek root “ectomy” means “removal”) becomes inevitable. The roots will be cleaned and filled in order to block the way to bacteria. Since this operation has made the tooth more fragile and the risk of it breaking is high, your practitioner may decide to place a crown to preserve your tooth.
An Attentive Team at Your Disposal!
Your practitioners at the Centre Dentaire & D’Implantologie Boucherville, Dr. Lachapelle, Dr. Dagenais and Dr. Le, have the best investigative tools at their disposal to detect any cavities you may be suffering from, even very early ones that are difficult to detect. And if, like many of us, the cavities you suffer from are more advanced, the care they provide will allow you to quickly regain your smile and your dental health.
Our diet, often too sweet or too acidic, favours the appearance of dental caries, infectious diseases that always evolve towards the loss of the tooth without adequate care to save it. Without forgetting the pain caused by these affections and the aesthetic loss, untreated cavities can lead to severe bacterial infections (septicemia). The earlier the treatment is administered, the better the results. But rest assured, our dentists have the latest technology to give you back a serene smile.
At the Centre Dentaire & D’Implantologie Boucherville, our teams will listen to you and provide you with the best care available today. By coming to see our practitioners on a regular basis for thorough oral examinations, your dental health is in good hands.