Are you someone who is tired of running from one dental crisis to the next? Or do you feel your teeth are pretty healthy, but you want to make sure you still have them at age 93? Like many others, you may be looking for a comprehensive approach to dental care. Comprehensive means addressing current problems and future potential problems.
Assessing a patient’s risks for future problems begins with a thorough examination and consultation. There are three causes of tooth loss:
- Tooth Decay
- Gum Disease
- Unduly Stressful Biting Forces
The teeth are evaluated to see if they are at increased risk for one or more of these threats. Keep in mind that even today, on average Americans over 50 are missing 12 teeth per person. Also, be aware that failure to replace one or two lost teeth usually leads to the loss of more.
If risks are detected, we have conservative prevention programs for you. These proactive steps will keep these risks to a minimum in the future. We want to smile confidently and chew comfortably all our lives.
If we find that tooth decay, gum disease, and/or damage from destructive biting forces currently exist in your mouth, we will discuss what options are available for treatment. Once we have done what is needed to get your mouth healthy again, we will continue with the preventive measures that can keep it away.