Soft Tissue Management
Soft Tissue Management
Shoreline Dentistry’s state of the art gum therapy treatment system implements a medicated treatment which can arrest gum disease and restore your gums to a healthy environment.
This gentle treatment enhances patients’ smiles and reduces the risk of a range of health problems.
Healthy gums are an important aspect of developing a healthy, attractive smile that boosts self-esteem and confidence.
Soft Tissue Management and Oral Health
Proper Dental Home Care Is Important
Maintaining a proper routine of brushing and flossing at home is vitally important to your overall oral health. Sometimes, though, home care is just not enough.
Ensuring healthy teeth and gums is not just about having fresh breath and a nice smile. Periodontal infection can lead to bad breath, bad smell/taste, but also to bleeding, tender gums, and eventually tooth loss. In addition, it has been linked to heart attacks, strokes, diabetic complications, osteoporosis and Pregnancy complications.
Shoreline Dentistry’s state of the art gum therapy treatment system implements an individualized, medicated treatment that can arrest gum disease and restore your gums to a healthy environment.
This gentle treatment aids in developing a healthy, attractive smile that boosts self-esteem and confidence as well as reduces the risk of a range of health problems.
During your regular check up, our dentist and hygienist will check your gums for areas that are infected or inflamed. Our team will work with you to develop an effective soft tissue management plan that is tailored to your individual needs, resulting in healthy gums that are not tender or inflamed and do not bleed, reduce pocket depths and control periodontal disease.
Screening For Soft Tissue Abnormalities
Early identification of oral health issues greatly increases the effectiveness of treatment and improves expected outcomes.
Early detection is also considered to be a defining factor in oral cancer survival rates. Discovering mucosal abnormalities earlier rather than later is often the difference between patient survival and mortality.
The VELscope® Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System centers on a handheld scope that is used by dentists to help visualize oral tissue abnormalities, including cancer and pre-cancer.
According to the Oral Cancer Foundation (USA), the high death rate associated with oral cancer (which is 52% mortality within five years) is due to the cancer being routinely discovered late in its development when it has already metastasized to other parts of the body. Based on this data alone, performing an intra and extra oral head and neck exam augmented by adjunctive examination devices like the VELscope® Vx should be a part of every dental hygiene appointment.
Ask a Shoreline team member for more information on your next visit or give us a call today.