During a dental exam, the doctor will check your neck and oral tissues for lumps, red or white patches or recurring sore areas. Dr. Wagner also offers ,ViziLite Plus, an enhanced examination recognized by the American Dental Association and the only FDA approved oral cancer screening technique. Vizilte Plus exam improves the examiner's ability to identify,evaluate and monitor abnormal areas that are difficult to see under conventional lighting. When oral cancer is detected early ,treatment is 90% successful.
While at our office, we make sure that you receive the highest level of service and ensure that our dental work is of the highest quality. To ensure that you maintain great oral health, this level of quality needs to extend into your personal oral hygiene routine. We can help you establish a dental hygiene routine that will keep your teeth healthy and white. If you have any questions about your current hygiene plan please ask us.
Your teeth are not the only important part of your mouth. Your gums are essential to oral hygiene as well. We can provide periodontal cleanings and treatment, or refer you to one of our recommended specialists. Please let us know if you have any questions.
Oral cancer screenings
Our practice continually looks for advances to ensure that we are providing the optimum level of oral health care for our patients. ONE AMERICAN DIES EVERY HOUR FROM ORAL CANCER.
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. Please ask about our Vizilite Plus exam today.
Often there is plaque and tartar that accumulates below the gum line. In this scenario, we will clean and smooth this area with special instruments to ensure that the area is completely spotless. If this area is not kept clean the entire area can become irritated with the bacteria that resides in the tartar and plaque. It's very important to have your dentist check this area if you have bleeding during brushing.