ORAL CANCER SCREENING
Our top priority is our patients' oral health. To fulfill this goal we offer complimentary oral cancer screening to all our patients. Oral cancer screening is a non-invasive procedure performed by shining a special light in mouth. It is a pain-free and quick procedure! Book your complimentary oral cancer screening today!
What is Oral Cancer Screening?
Your mouth is a location that Cancers may develop in. Oral Cancer Screening is checking everywhere in your mouth, under your tongue, roof of the mouth, and cheeks for early signs of Cancer.
Why is Oral Cancer Screening important?
Oral cancers are not easy to spot and get ignored frequently. It is important to check for Oral Cancer to be able to catch it early and treat it quickly. Oral Cancers spread quickly and can be dangerous if left undetected and untreated.
How is Oral Cancer Screening done?
Oral cancer screening is a non-invasive procedure performed by shining a special light in the mouth. It is a pain-free and quick procedure. By shining the special light the dentist is able to detect early Cancer which can not be detected with eyes.
What is the cost of Oral Cancer Screening?
Our top priority is our patients' oral health. To fulfill this goal we offer complimentary oral cancer screening to all our patients at Laird Dental.
PERIODONTICS & HYGIENE PROGRAM
Periodontium is the tissue surrounding the tooth that consists of soft tissue (gum) and hard tissue (bone). Long-lasting accumulation of plaque and bacteria on teeth surfaces is the most common cause of inflammation in periodontal tissue. Therefore we offer our hygiene program to remove the causative factor from the tooth surfaces and instruct how to maintain healthy gums.
Patients who are enrolled in our hygiene program benefit from periodontic checkups at our office at certain intervals which are individually designed for each patient. The hygiene program is also a key element in maintaining the results our patients achieved after the completion of their treatment at our office.
ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
Root canal therapy is a procedure to treat irreversibly damaged teeth from caries or other external irritants. It involves creating an access to the middle part of the tooth (pulp), with vigorous instrumentation the content of it is removed followed by shaping the canal(s) and obturation or sealing the root canal(s).
Root canal therapy is normally done within one appointment unless special circumstances exist prior or occur during the treatment. After completion of the treatment in many instances the tooth needs to be restored using a post to anchor the restoration to the root canal area. Every tooth that has undergone root canal therapy is required to get a crown to prevent the tooth from future fracture. Evidence has shown that root canal treated teeth are significantly at higher risk of fracture, and since a fracture is unpredicted and uncontrolled tooth damage we can never guarantee that a tooth is still savable after such incident.
At Laird Dental Associates we strongly recommend our patients to immediately start the crown procedure after completion of a root canal therapy.
Dental extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons. Tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration is the most frequent indication for extraction of teeth. Other indications are related to impacted or problematic wisdom teeth and also to make space for orthodontic treatment in some particular cases.