As with other modalities of medicine, modern dentistry has come a long way since the early days of drill and fill. As our understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of oral disease improves, so does our diagnosis, prevention and treatment of it. Additionally, the time has come to recognize the link between oral health and systemic health as certain oral bacteria have been implicated in the etiology and progression of systemic disease such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, certain types of cancer, respiratory disease, and even dementia. Oral inflammation from an unhealthy mouth dramatically contributes to the overall inflammatory burden of the body, thereby reducing its ability to fight other disease.
At Champions for Oral Health, we have remained at the forefront of this oral health revolution. Through salivary diagnostics, we can now identify the types of bacteria that are present in the mouth and recommend specific treatments to target those types that are responsible for oral disease. Through genetic testing we can identify who will be at higher risk for the progression of disease and tailor our treatments in the most effective manner.
We also harness the natural healing powers of the body through the use of autologous blood products (parts of your own blood) to accelerate healing and regeneration of surgical sites such as bone grafts and implants. PRGF (Plasma Rich Growth Factor) is a technique similar to one that orthopedic surgeons employ routinely. The technique separates certain plasma proteins from your blood which are used to stimulate healing, foster new bone synthesis and repair the soft tissue in surgical sites. The process is safe and effective because it uses your own resources to speed healing. Using your own tissue eliminates risk of rejections and disease transmission.
- OralDNA Salivary Diagnostics
- Comprehensive Periodontal Evaluations
- PRGF protocol
- Oral-Systemic Link Counseling