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Dental examination

The health of your teeth is our priority!

Complete Dental Examination: Diagnosis and Treatment Plan

Only your dentist is qualified to perform your dental examination, which is essential for maintaining your oral health.


You should schedule a dental check-up at least once a year so your dentist can examine the inside and outside of your mouth, making sure there are no abnormalities or diseases.

Complete dental examination

During an oral examination at the Clinique Médico-Dentaire de la Gatineau, your dentist will check the following:

  • Presence of damaged, missing, infected or decayed teeth
  • The condition of your gums, i.e. the depth of periodontal pockets, inflammation or any other sign of gum disease that could eventually lead to tooth loss
  • The current state of root canal treatments, fillings and crowns
  • The presence of abnormal or precancerous lesions in the mouth and throat
  • Signs of bleeding or tightness (bruxism)
  • The general health and function of your temporomandibular joint (which joins your jaw to your skull)
  • The general condition of your facial and jaw bones

A full dental examination is a proactive way to identify certain oral health problems early, so they are easier and less expensive to treat.


In addition to visually inspecting your mouth, a dental exam at the Clinique Médico-Dentaire de la Gatineau includes:

  • A summary of your medical history, disorders that may affect the success of treatments and that could be associated with oral health problems
  • An examination of the glands and lymph nodes for possible signs of inflammation that may indicate general health problems
  • X-rays, as needed, to detect problems such as cavities under existing fillings, impacted wisdom teeth, cavities under the marginal gum line, and bone loss due to gum disease

To better meet your oral health needs, you should inform your dentist of any other health issues. The more they know, the more effectively they can treat you.


As such, you should mention any of the following:

  • Any new medical conditions that have been diagnosed since your last visit, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, to properly manage your treatment and prevention program
  • Any new medication you are taking because side effects may include dry mouth
  • Any changes you have noticed to your teeth, such as changes in colour, loosening or position
  • Any changes you have noticed in your gums, such as bleeding when you brush or floss your teeth or changes in appearance
  • Any increased sensitivity to heat, cold or sweet foods
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco, as it increases the risk of oral cancer
  • Any tension you feel in your neck or jaw muscles or whether you grind your teeth during the day or night
  • Any possibility of pregnancy
  • Any possibility of allergies

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    Contact infos

    410, Montée Paiement,
    Gatineau, Quebec
    J8P 6R5

    819 663-7731

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    Monday - Thursday8am - 9pm
    Friday8am - 2pm
    Saturday - SundayClosed