Dental Hygiene/Periodontal Health
As the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults,Gum Disease is no small matter. According to statistics, 80% of all Adults over 35 years of age have some form of Gum Disease.Left untreated, it can lead to serious Diseases such as diabetes,Heart Disease and even Premature babies. Proper restorative care of teeth cannot be performed on disease gums,so we must restore your gum health before begining dental work.
In addition to the meticulous cleaning, polishing, and examination of your teeth, we also take the time to help our patients develop proper oral hygiene habits at home. We will evaluate your hygiene techniques and make adjustments to your routine where needed. Our doctors and hygienists will also make suggestions for preventative measures such as dental sealants or nightguards to protect against bruxism, Occlusal Disease and TMJ problems
Our office offers several periodontal theraphy services, so you can keep your gums healthy. These sevices are:
1.Charting and Diagnosis
2.Preventive cleaning-TO PREVENT gum Disease
-Full moth Debridement-To remove heavy supragingival tartar build up
- Scaling and Root planning("Deep cleaning")-For periodontal pocket 4mms and deeper
-Maintenance Cleanings-After active treatment of existing gum disease
-Localized bioadhesive antibiotic (Arestin)(Periostat)
-Chlorhexidine 0.12% - To irrigate inflammed and bleeding gums after non-surgical periodontal procedures
Oral Cancer Screenings
During a dental exam, the doctor will check your neck and oral tissues for lumps, red or white patches or recurring sore areas. Screening for early changes in the oral tissue can help detect cancer at a stage when it can be more successfully treated.
Smoking, especially combined with heavy alcohol consumption (30 drinks a week or more), is the primary risk factor for oral cancer. In fact, this combination is estimated to be the most likely trigger in about 75 percent of oral cancers diagnosed in this country. Other lifestyle and environmental factors also may increase your risk of developing oral cancer.
Dr.Angulo and her caring team understand the importance of detecting oral cancer early. An Annual Vizilite exam in combination with a regular visual examination, provides a comprehensive oral screening procedure for patients at increased risk for oral cancer