Preventive Maintenance Therapy
Periodontal disease is treatable and maintainable but not curable; it is controlled like blood pressure is controlled too.
Following active periodontal treatment a maintenance schedule should be established to control periodontal disease. Maintaining this schedule will reinforce your oral hygiene habits, remove the bacteria from under your gum line, and do an evaluation to find any recurring disease. Maintaining this schedule of conscientious home care and regular scheduled visits will provide an excellent chance of keeping your teeth for a lifetime and preserving your overall health.
Digital radiography is a form of X-ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. Digital imaging gives immediate image preview in seconds and availability to look at all teeth and surrounding structures with amazing accuracy. Digital imaging also provides nearly 80% less radiation than standard X-rays. No more waiting twenty minutes for film to develop.!
Oral Cancer Screening
In its earliest stages, most oral cancer is virtually undetectable by just looking. And when oral cancer begins, it may not always produce pain or discomfort. It is important for everyone to be screened for oral cancer at least once a year. However, if you notice a change in your mouth or throat, such as a sore, or red or white spot that lasts longer than 2 weeks, you should be checked immediately..
MD Anderson Hospital in Houston has come up with a new light device that we use that will selectively color cancer producing mouth tissues when viewed under a filtered light to detect cancer earlier. Earlier detection means less tissue destruction and better survival rates. The test is simple, painless, and takes less than 3 minutes.
Richard B Waghalter, D.D.S Healthy Smiles of Houston 5959 West Loop South, Suite 640 Bellaire, TX 77401
Telephone: 713-771-7101 FAX: 713-771-7102
Financing available through Springstone Financial and Care Credit.