Many dental professionals work hand in hand every day to help you maintain your dental health. Periodontist, pedodontist, endodontist … they all have an area of expertise with a specific know-how.
Today we’ll tell you more about the different specialties of the dental world so that you can become familiar with them.
Periodontics is the specialty of five dentists working at the Paro Implanto Clinic: Dr Drouin, Dr. Taché, Dr. Shenouda, Dr. Perri and Dr. Bernard. Periodontists works to maintain the health, function and aesthetics of the periodontium (all the tissue that supports the teeth). They are also experts in dental implants. The care and treatment provided helps prevent, diagnose and treat bone and gum diseases or conditions such as gingivitis and periodontitis. After graduating in dentistry, a periodontist completes an additional three to four years of study and must pass the exams from the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.
For more information on this area of expertise or to make an appointment, contact us at (514) 630-6899. Our team is at your disposal.
Pedodontist / Pediatric Dentist
The pedodontist or pediatric dentist deals with the oral health of children, from birth to the end of adolescence. This dentist must complete three years of additional education after completing their dental studies to qualify for the specialty. They work on an ever-evolving dentition and treat children’s dental problems with an approach related to child psychology. A calm and playful environment is created to receive the children and is designed to offer them a reassuring and positive experience.
The Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (CAPD / CAPD) recommends a first check-up before the age of one (or about six months after the first tooth appears). Subsequent visits to the dentist should be done every six months. They are primarily aimed at tracking, caring, educating and encouraging children so that they have as few dental problems as possible in adulthood. Pediatric visits are covered by Quebec health insurance.
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Endodontists are becoming more and more known to the general public, and for good reason! Their mission is to help preserve natural teeth by restoring them when they are damaged as a result of inflammation or infection of the pulp. Internal treatments such as root canals are handled by this specialty and they’ll usually do 25 of these per week versus 1 or 2 for a general dentist according to the American Association of Endodontists.
Your dentist may refer you to an endodontist if you have had an oral trauma or if one or more of your teeth are cracked. To find out more about endodontists in Quebec, visit the Federation des dentistes du Québec website.
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