Oral Cancer Checkup and Biopsies
Oral cancer is an extremely dangerous and deadly disease. If not detected early, it can easily spread and cause the patient much more serious harm than if they had received an earlier diagnosis. This is why we include oral cancer screenings as part of all our regular cleaning and examinations. If we detect something suspicious or abnormal, we can perform a biopsy right in the office. After removing a small piece of tissue from the suspicious area, we will send it off to a lab for further testing to look for cancer cells.
When people are missing one or more teeth, they often wish to get dental implants. These are titanium posts that sit along the gum and jaw, where the missing tooth once sat. During the surgery, one of our doctors will create a space to place the implants. After this procedure, it typically takes three to six months to fully heal, and for the implant to fuse with the jawbone. Once this procedure is finished, a crown, bridge, or denture can be affixed to the implants.
Dental implants are very strong and durable. After the tooth replacement is placed on top of them, they look and feel very much like natural teeth.
Some people need periodontal surgery when they are suffering from gum diseases such as gingivitis or periodontitis. When this is the case, periodontal surgery can correct the condition and restore your oral health. Our doctors use laser surgery, which promotes faster healing and reduces the amount of discomfort for patients during and after treatment.