On your first visit to Cambridge Square Dental, you will undergo a complete head and neck examination. Dr Yana Nemtseva will go over your medical history to determine your current health status. Digital Radiograph (x-rays) of your teeth, pictures of your face and smile, and study models will be taking. Dr. Yana will check the condition of your gums, your bite, if you have any cavities or infection. She will explain in detail her findings using collected records, digital images and pictures. Doctor allows an inordinate amount of time for initial patient exam. Your concerns will be addressed and questions will be answered. Based on the findings, an individualized treatment plan will be presented to you.
It is a common misconception that Fluoride treatments are only for kids. At Cambridge Square Dental we offer supplemental fluoride to patients of all ages. Everyone deserves a beautiful and healthy smile. Depending on the condition of your teeth, we might offer in- office treatment or some over-the counter or Rx supplements.
Usually, on the first visit you also get a professional cleaning. If your gums are in good shape, Dr. Yana Nemtseva recommends to have cleanings every six months. For patients who suffer from gum (periodontal) disease, doctor develops individualized therapy options to get gums healthy. After treatment is completed, patients are seen every three months for maintenance appointments. If problems are severe you might need to be referred to a gum specialist.
While some think this is a rare cancer, mouth cancer will be newly diagnosed in about 100 new individuals each day in the US alone, and a person dies from oral cancer every hour of every day. Approximately 40,000 people in the US will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2012. There are two distinct pathways by which most people come to oral cancer. One is through the use of tobacco and alcohol, a long term historic problem and cause, and the other is through exposure to the HPV-16 virus (human papilloma virus version 16), a newly identified etiology, and the same one which is responsible for the vast majority of cervical cancers in women. A small percentage of people (under 7 %) do get oral cancers from no currently identified cause. It is currently believed that these are likely related to some genetic predisposition. Oral Cancer screenings are a routine part of doctor's examinations. Please visit http://oralcancerfoundation.org/ for more information.
Have you noticed that your teeth are chipping away? Do you often get headaches? Do you feel that your facial muscles feel sore in the morning? Were you told that you grind your teeth at night? If you have any of these, you might be suffering from a condition known as Bruxism.
Bruxism is your body's reaction to stress and tension. Other factors such as a misaligned bite, sleep disorders and other health and lifestyle issues contribute to the problem. Constant grinding and clenching leads to destruction of tooth structure or wear, causes sensitivity, gum recession, joint dysfunction as well as has a direct effect on overall health. After thorough evaluation we determine if the Night Guard is a solution for you. For many patients wearing a night splint relieves the symptoms. In more complicated cases other alternatives will be discussed.