Oral Health

Night Guards

If you're experiencing chronic headaches and migraines because of involuntary night-time teeth clenching, let Oak Hills Family Dental help you with a night guard. A night guard is a thin, transparent device that is worn over the biting surface of your teeth while you sleep to prevent contact between the upper and lower teeth.  Night guards have also proven to be an effective remedy for patients who are suffering from the effects of grinding and clenching their teeth while sleeping.

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Oral Cancer Screening

The VELscope is an efficient dental tool used for the screening of oral cancer. While oral cancer is not fatal, it can be a major problem if it is not diagnosed or treated in a timely manner. This technology helps identify abnormal tissue development that commonly results in cancer. It also helps inspect abnormal changes in other parts of the mouth, such as the tongue.

Periodontal / Gum Disease Treatment

Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is caused by bacteria in plaque. If not consistently removed, this bacteria builds up, infecting your teeth, gums and eventually the bone that supports your teeth, a common cause of tooth loss. Gum disease has three stages of progression: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis; the longer the disease has to advance, the more damage it causes. With advancements in detection and treatment, Oak Hills Family Dental can discover periodontal disease early and begin treatment before complicated issues arise.

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