In addition to providing a myriad of cosmetic dentistry services to better the aesthetic appeal of our patients’ smiles, Edmonton dentist Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko provides general dentistry services to meet hygienic and preventative needs. Even those who practice pristine oral care for their teeth and gums should visit twice a year for cleanings and oral cancer screenings to ensure optimal oral health.
Oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth and the pharynx area of the throat. If detected early, survival rate can be upwards of 80%; however, if caught during late stages, the 5-year survival rate is only 22%.
Even though an oral cancer screening is performed during routine oral examinations, two-thirds of oral cancer cases are diagnosed in late stages. It is vital to select a dentist who provides oral cancer screening services to prevent and win any battle against this deadly disease.
In order to facilitate and effectively diagnose oral cancer, we use VELscope®, a revolutionary, handheld device that facilitates the early discovery of surface abnormalities, which may be, or may lead to, oral cancer. This screening is performed in less than two minutes, at minimal cost per-patient, and without involving rinses or stains.
Healthy gums are an essential aspect to your oral health. If you are the victim of periodontal disease, many cosmetic and general dentistry procedures cannot be performed, such as dental implants, thus compromising your oral health.
Symptoms of periodontitis include:
We treat periodontitis with Periowave®, a quick and painless technology that effectively kills gum disease bacteria. Several studies suggest that this is a far superior treatment option to other periodontitis treatment methods because:
PerioProtect are also used to help treat gum disease. They are custom fit trays which deliver an antimicrobial agent below the gumline. Perio tray medication delivery, combined with scaling has been shown to lead to reduction in bleeding and pocket depth.
Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko serves the dentistry needs of the Edmonton, Alberta area. If you would like to schedule a comprehensive exam,including a oral cancer screening or suspect you may have periodontitis, please contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.
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