Exams and Screenings Regular check ups and oral screenings will improve your chances of finding and fighting oral diseases and decay that can destroy your smile, as well as your whole-body health. We screen for oral cancer with Vizilite because early detection of abnormalities are not always visible in with a conventional exam. We’ll thoroughly assess your teeth and gums for signs of decay or disease, then we’ll recommend appropriate treatment based on your unique health history.
Periodontal Treatments Periodontal diseases are infections of the gums, which gradually destroy the support of your natural teeth. As periodontal diseases progress, the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds teeth in place deteriorate. If left untreated, this leads to tooth loss. In addition to tooth loss, periodontal disease can contribute to strokes, heart attacks, and complications for diabetics and pregnant women. With periodontal disease, bleeding, redness and swelling do not have to be present. Further, pain is usually not associated with periodontal disease. This disease damages the teeth, gum and jawbone of more than 80 percent of Americans by age 45. Learn more about periodontal disease and periodontal therapy.