PREVENTATIVE CARE

 

Dr. Tomasino and our Board Certified Hygiene Department will work with you to find the best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Services provided:
• Review of medical and dental history
• Comprehensive examination and Consultation
• Oral cancer screening
• X-rays of teeth and supporting structures
• Teeth cleaning and fluoride application
• Oral hygiene instruction and nutritional counseling
• Dental sealants*
• Treatment of periodontal disease**

** Periodontal disease or gum disease is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. Gum disease initially can be painless; you may not know you have it. Periodontal diseases begin just below the gum line where they cause the attachment of the tooth and supporting tissues to break down. Gingivitis is the early state of gum disease where the gums become red and swollen and bleed easily. Daily brushing and flossing can usually eliminate gingivitis or reverse it. Periodontitis is the more advanced stage of gum disease where the gums and bone that support the teeth become seriously damaged and can cause the teeth to become loose, or have to be removed by a dentist. Dr. Tomasino and staff can help prevent both these gum disease stages.

To learn more about oral health, click on mouthhealthy.org or link sponsored by the American Dential Association, ada.org.