Preventative periodontic care is a high-priority for Dr. Edward Kim. He has all the necessary tools and state-of-the art equipment to address your oral ailments and maintain your healthy gum and teeth. It is imperative that you keep up with your regularly scheduled visits and deep cleanings so that any oral ailments arising can be spotted early and prevented before they become complicated issues.
Dr. Edward Kim utilizes state-of-the-art dental radiographs and CT scans to detect abnormalities that are often undetectable to the naked eye. Typically, X-Rays are recommended periodically to ensure that new problems arising can be addressed prior to becoming complex issues requiring extensive periodontal intervention. X-Ray and CT images are excellent imaging techniques that help accurately spot abscesses, bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal development, problematic tooth/root positioning, and potential ailments deep below the gum line and around the jaw bone.
The American Cancer Society estimates that over 51,500 people will develop oral cancer in the United States in 2018. Men are at a greater risk for developing oral cancer than women. As with other cancers, when detected early, it can usually be successfully treated. Therefore, having a yearly oral cancer exam is essential especially for those who are at risk to ensure that there are no alarming pathological changes. Aside from regular screening, your odds of being affected by oral cancer are lower if you abstain from smoking, utilizing tobacco products, and excessive drinking.
Education on proper oral hygiene and homecare is crucial to maintaining your oral health. Dr. Kim and his trained hygienist will gladly inform you of a proper home-care regimen and thoroughly address any questions or concerns you may have.