When it comes to oral health, the gums play an integral role in supporting teeth. Gum disease is one of the most common oral health conditions. Not only is gum disease incredibly common, it is very destructive to the entire oral health system when the disease goes undiagnosed and untreated. In addition to treating gum disease, periodontal surgeries are necessary for evaluating suspicious tissues that may reveal the presence of oral cancer. Our dentist, Dr. Prada, provides periodontal services for managing gum disease, improving oral health, and detecting malignant tissues.
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Advanced gum disease or untreated periodontitis wreaks havoc on oral tissues including bones and teeth. When periodontal disease has advanced, patients may need additional procedures as a result of the disease’s destructive nature. The infection present in gum disease is capable of eroding both soft and hard tissues in the mouth. When this occurs, soft tissue and bone grafts are often necessary to prevent further damage to oral structures and restore oral function. When performing grafting procedures, our team works diligently to ensure that our guests are relaxed and comfortable throughout their procedures.
Another important component to periodontal and oral surgeries is the need for biopsies. Oral cancer can develop anywhere in the oral cavity but is especially prone to developing on the tongue, lips, insides of cheeks, and at the back of the mouth. During regular checkups, Dr. Prada will look for indicators of oral cancer such as discoloration of tissue or lumps. When our team detects a suspicious lesion, we will conduct a biopsy to determine whether the growth or change is benign or malignant in nature. Like other types of illness, oral cancer, when detected early can save patients’ lives and reduce the need for invasive and costly treatments.
To schedule an appointment for an oral examination with Dr. Prada, call our practice today: (972) 412-0014.