Over 40% of adults in the United States have some form of gum disease, but they don’t even know it. At Charpentier Family Dentistry, with our extensive menu of general dentistry services, we help our patients eliminate the bacterial infections around their teeth.
We don’t just help save their teeth — we’re also fighting against problems like heart disease, stroke, and infertility, just to name a few! Otherwise, that dangerous bacteria can cause systemic infections, making it harder to manage conditions like pregnancy, diabetes, pneumonia, and dozens of others. Dr. Charpentier is dedicated to protecting your overall health through advanced dentistry.
If you or your child are involved in any type of sports, wearing a custom fitted mouth guard is one of the smartest things you can do. Not only does it protect your teeth—it also reduces your risk of concussion.
Experiencing jaw pain, headaches, or facial soreness? We can help you protect your smile against excessive wear caused by jaw clenching and grinding.
Extraction is a last resort, but sometimes it is necessary. Badly infected teeth can jeopardize the health of their neighbors. Fortunately, we can help!
The best time to have wisdom teeth removed is during a patient’s late teenage years or early 20s. These immature wisdom teeth are smaller, so surgery is less complicated and potentially less painful. If your wisdom teeth have not started to erupt, we will use x-ray imaging to locate them and determine if it’s time to have them removed.
Seal off deep grooves in the molars that are vulnerable to tooth decay with this inexpensive and effective preventive treatment. Dental sealants guard against cavities by forming a “shield” over the enamel of your teeth, keeping out bacteria and acids. Ask about pediatric dental sealants!
Remineralize weak areas of tooth enamel, keeping them resilient against bacteria.
We use a special paste that works immediately. You can then come back every three months for a touch up!
Dental prophylaxis is a teeth cleaning procedure that thoroughly cleans the teeth. It is an important preventive measure to help stop the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. We recommend our orally healthy patients receive this teeth cleaning procedure twice a year.
Tobacco users aren’t the only ones who should be concerned about oral cancer. Oral cancer is on the rise. That’s why at Charpentier Family Dentistry, we provide oral cancer screenings as part of your regular-checkup to all of our patients over the age of 18.
Chronic halitosis is a common problem with more than 50 million people suffering in the United States alone. Common halitosis remedies like mouthwashes and breath mints are often sufficient to mask the symptoms, but if you’re concerned about the root cause, schedule an appointment with Dr. Charpentier to discuss your treatment options.
Our practice uses digital x-rays to produce enhanced computer images of our patient’s teeth, gums, and other oral structures and conditions. Digital x-rays are key to early detection and effective treatment of dental problems.
3D CT scanning provides us with extremely accurate three-dimensional replicas of your oral anatomy, which prove especially useful when planning for dental implants, root canals, or wisdom teeth treatments.
Dr. Charpentier uses this dental technology for precise diagnosis and dental treatment planning.
Our cone beam 3D imaging system is used for dental services like:
The imaging system is at the center of everything we do at Charpentier Family Dental because it virtually eliminates all the guesswork, allowing us to see and plan procedures before she begins your treatment!
If you aren’t sure which dental treatment you need, give our New Iberia dental office a call to discuss your oral health goals and schedule your appointment with Dr. Charpentier today!
Check out our full menu of dental services for other treatments available.