One way to stay healthy is to be regularly checked for oral cancer and gingivitis, periodontitis, and gum disease. In addition to conducting a screening at every dental cleaning visit, we’ll also diagnose any patients who report a pain in their mouth. We will do what is necessary to solve the problem or make sure the pain doesn’t get worse.
Gum disease is similar to diabetes and high blood pressure, in that you may not notice a difference in how you feel until it is advanced. By undergoing a regular screening, you can avoid problems ranging from pain, to loss of teeth, to gum abscess. Harmful mouth bacteria can cause issues that arise when the toxic bacteria spreads from the mouth to the rest of the body. These issues can include heart problems, brain inflammation, memory loss, kidney and pancreas problems and stomach problems to name a few.
With normal proper home care and routine visits for checkups and cleanings, at the frequency recommended by Dr. Gordon and our dental hygienist, we’ll work together to keep your mouth healthy and beautiful!