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Teeth for a Lifetime Examination
Here at Excellent Dental Specialists, we want you to know how long you should be able to keep your teeth. It is likely something you want to know, as well. While we cannot guarantee that by a specific age, you will have all, some, or none of your teeth, we can do an examination that gives us a good idea as to what your teeth are likely to endure during your life, allowing us to help be more comprehensive in our approach to caring for your teeth, and allowing you to have a solid idea of what to expect in the future. If you would like to have our teeth for a lifetime examination, call us today at (210) 598-8933 and schedule an appointment.
What comes with a teeth for a lifetime examination?During a teeth for a lifetime examination, we perform a lot of different tests. We want to diagnose what your teeth are currently going through, and get a really good idea of what is likely to happen to your teeth as you age. We are going to take some laboratory tests to help aid our prognosticating, so we can do whatever is necessary to help you retain your teeth for as long as possible.
We will do a little bit of salivary and blood testing so that we can get a good idea of what bacteria burden your mouth currently has. We will also be running tests for specific genetic susceptibility traits. This will give us a really good idea of things you may be more susceptible to as you get older.
CariScreen is one of the tests we will also perform. It tells us how at risk you are for developing caries, or tooth decay. It only takes about 60 seconds, and is done while you are in our office. It helps us understand if you are currently experiencing tooth decay, and what bacteria levels you have in your mouth that could be attributing to future tooth decay.
What we want to do is determine what etiology of disease you may have in your mouth. Also, we want to determine which genetic markers you carry, so we can keep an eye out for specific disease that may be coming your way. This can include things like diabetes and CRP/inflammatory diseases.
The Information These Tests Provide Helps Us Help YouWe can determine what type of risks you have associated with your teeth when we go over the results from the testing we perform. It will help us have an idea what the long-term prognosis is for you keeping your teeth for the rest of your life. Then, we will be able to make recommendations that will be tailored to your specific risk factors, that can ideally help you keep your teeth.
To find out more about our exclusive teeth for a lifetime examination, call us at (210) 598-8933 and let us tell you how it could help. We are ready for you to come in so we can set up a treatment plan so we can help you keep your teeth for a lifetime!