Dental care in Switzerland for oral cavity maintenance

dental care in Switzerland

Regular maintenance of the oral cavity is essential. As well as giving you a radiant smile, dental care in Switzerland can improve your oral health. Teeth play several roles: aesthetic, functional (chewing) and phonetic (diction). In addition to your daily cleaning routine, your mouth needs specific care provided by a dental practice in Lausanne, Fribourg or Aigle. Find out more about the main oral treatments, and the specialists who perform them.  

Scaling, one of the most frequent dental treatments

Despite careful brushing and interdental cleaning, it's impossible to remove 100 % of plaque. In fact, some parts of the oral cavity remain difficult to reach. Over time, bacteria and food residues become lodged there. This leads to the formation of tartar. At this stage, only a dental practitioner can intervene to carry out a tartar removal. dental scaling professional. It removes tartar from teeth, between teeth and under gums.  

Who should I contact? A dentist or dental hygienist in Lausanne, Fribourg or Aigle.

Treatment of dental caries

Tooth decay is an infectious disease that affects children and adults alike. According to theWorld Health OrganizationTooth decay is the most common oral disease in the world. Dental treatment varies according to the stage of the disease: sealing of grooves, remineralization of enamel, replacement of affected teeth with fillings or composites, inlay-onlay...

Who should I contact? A dentist in Lausanne, Fribourg or Aigle.

Dental root canal treatment

When decay affects the pulp, devitalization of the tooth becomes necessary. This operation removes pulp tissue from the tooth root and crown. In other words, the practitioner removes all the nerve and vascular endings of the tooth that cause sensitivity and pain.

Who should I contact? A dentist in Lausanne, Fribourg or Aigle.

Crown, prosthesis and implant placement

In the event of a root canal, it may be necessary to fit a crown or bridge to correct the structural damage. This is an artificial dental prosthesis made of ceramic (or porcelain), alumina, with or without a metal alloy, which covers the tooth partially or completely. To replace a missing tooth, the solution is to fit a dental prosthesis. These are usually made of resin.

Who should I contact? A dental implant specialist in Fribourg, Lausanne or Aigle.

Dental extraction

Tooth extraction is a surgical procedure of last resort, when it is impossible to save the tooth. It can be performed under local or general anaesthetic, depending on the complexity of the situation. Extraction may be necessary in cases of root fracture, loose or impacted teeth, dental cysts or malpositioned wisdom teeth.

Who should I contact? A dentist specialized in oral surgery in Fribourg, Lausanne or Aigle.

Orthodontic treatment

This type of dental treatment is designed to correct any anomaly affecting the dentition, facial bone structures or orofacial functions. The causes may be genetic or caused by trauma (accident, fall, etc.). The patient wears adapted braces, either removable or fixed.

Who should I contact? An orthodontist in Lausanne, Fribourg or Aigle.

Periodontal care

The periodontium refers to the tissues that support the tooth and keep it hermetically sealed in the jawbone. It includes the gingiva, bone tissue, cementum and periodontal ligament. If you suffer from an inflammatory disease of the periodontium, such as gingivitis, periodontitis, a dermatological lesion or loosening of the gums, you should seek prompt medical advice. 

Who should I contact? A dentist specialized in periodontics in Lausanne, Fribourg or Aigle.

Tooth whitening

Bleaching is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments. We recommend that you have this treatment carried out in a dental practice. The whitening products used by your dentist are gels containing a regulated dose of hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide.  

Who should I contact? A dentist or dental hygienist in Fribourg, Lausanne or Aigle.

To find out more about dental care in Switzerland, visit the Swiss Society of Dentists SSO

HELVIDENT has a dental clinic in Lausanne, a second in Fribourg and a third in Aigle. Our team provides all dental care in French-speaking Switzerland for adults and children. We recommend that you have preventive check-ups once or twice a year. This way, you can benefit from preventive dental care and avoid more invasive treatments. Get in touch with us to make an appointment as soon as possible.