The team at Aesthetic Dentistry of Georgetown in Georgetown, TX has committed themselves to provide patients with a wide range of solutions for the smile. But did you know that due to the oral systemic connection, you may find yourself at a higher risk for a number of issues? Drs. Mandy, Mark, and Krista work with patients to help them in understanding their own health and how it impacts their smile—and vice versa! Screenings are provided to help patients in finding out which medical conditions are linked to their oral health and wellness.
What health screenings are performed at the practice?
Drs. Mandy, Mark, and Krista are pleased to provide the following screening services:
- Risk assessment. This is a rundown of a patient’s health history, but with the intent of making connections between periodontal disease and health issues, including Alzheimer’s and diabetes. Our team also evaluates the tongue space and bite alignment that can create not only issues of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, but that can be linked to heart disease and a host of other medical conditions.
- Oral cancer screening. One person dies every hour in the United States from oral cancers when not caught in their earliest stage. This screening includes an evaluation of the head, neck, and mouth.
- Bite issues. If the dental arch and bite is not properly aligned, it can cause issues such as bruxism or TMJ/TMD. These conditions often cause problems such as chronic headaches and migraines along with jaw joint pain and discomfort.
- Airway evaluations. Checking the patient’s airways is another way for our team to evaluate a patient to determine if they have a higher risk of being affected by obstructive sleep apnea. This is often treated with the use of an oral appliance.
- Restorative dentistry. We evaluate the teeth and determine if anything within the smile needs to be fixed to improve a patient’s oral and overall health. Restorative dentistry includes replacing missing teeth.
- Periodontal health. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is an infection that often results in irreversible damage. It is often linked to conditions such as heart disease, strokes, and diabetes. Keeping the smile free from infection can reduce the risk of coexisting medical issues.
Find out more about the oral systemic connection and your overall health
Learning about the link between the health of the smile and the health of the body can change a patient’s perspective of their oral health. If you are interested in discussing your medical conditions and how it may impact (or be impacted by) your oral health and wellness, now is the time to connect with the team at Aesthetic Dentistry of Georgetown. The office is located in Georgetown, TX at 3622 Williams Drive, Building 2 and can be reached by phone at (512) 819-9100. Drs. Mandy, Mark, and Krista are excited to meet you and work with you on improving your oral health—and the health of your overall body!