Stop Problems Before They Start
No one wants to undergo costly, invasive dental procedures if they can avoid them. With preventive dentistry, serious health problems can be treated before they’ve had a chance to get bad. Dr. Edward Ambis and the team at Ambis dental proudly serve patients in the Ithaca, Lansing, and Dryden, NY areas with top-tier dental care.
What is Preventive Dentistry?
Preventive dentistry is aimed at maintaining oral health before problems develop or intervening as soon as possible to keep problems minimal. With regular cleanings and examinations from our general dentist, you can avoid gum disease, oral cancers, and other conditions, or treat them in the early stages.
At our Ithaca, NY office, we offer many services aimed at keeping your teeth and gums healthy. These treatments include:
Professional dental cleanings are one of the most important ways of removing built-up plaque and tartar. Our dental hygienists use special tools to clean your teeth, making sure to get those hard-to-reach areas that are easy to miss at home. Dental cleanings can help prevent serious health issues from developing as well as reverse the effects of gum disease.
Oral Cancer Screenings
It’s important to identify potential signs of oral cancer at its earliest stage for more effective treatment. Luckily, the oral cancer screening process is quick and easy with Dr. Ambis.
During your oral exam, Dr. Ambis will examine your oral cavity and check for any abnormalities or possible signs of oral cancer. He will first look in the inside of your mouth for red or white patches or sores. Next, he’ll feel the inside of your mouth to check for abnormalities like lumps, as well as examine your throat and neck.
Periodontal Treatment is the treatment of gum disease, whether it’s the earliest stage of gingivitis or the later stage of periodontitis. Gingivitis is reversible if caught early enough. If you have experienced red, swollen, or bleeding gums, you may have the beginnings of gum disease.