General Dentist and Cosmetic Dental Services in Edmonton, Alberta
In addition to providing a myriad of cosmetic dentistry services to better the aesthetic appeal of our patients’ smiles, Edmonton dentist Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko provides general dentistry services to meet hygienic and preventative needs. Even those who practice pristine oral care for their teeth and gums should visit twice a year for cleanings and oral cancer screenings to ensure optimal oral health.
- The latest technologies of general dentistry care – CEREC porcelain crowns and restoration
- Understanding the connection between periodontal health and its systemic implications
- Effectively manage patient treatment priorities
- Use of myomonitor to establish physiological balance between muscles, tissue and jaw
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth and the pharynx area of the throat. If detected early, survival rate can be upwards of 80%; however, if caught during late stages, the 5-year survival rate is only 22%.
Even though an oral cancer screening is performed during routine oral examinations, two-thirds of oral cancer cases are diagnosed in late stages. It is vital to select a dentist who provides oral cancer screening services to prevent and win any battle against this deadly disease.
In order to facilitate and effectively diagnose oral cancer, we use VELscope®, a revolutionary, handheld device that facilitates the early discovery of surface abnormalities, which may be, or may lead to, oral cancer. This screening is performed in less than two minutes, at minimal cost per-patient, and without involving rinses or stains.
Healthy gums are an essential aspect to your oral health. If you are the victim of periodontal disease, many cosmetic and general dentistry procedures cannot be performed, such as dental implants, thus compromising your oral health.
Symptoms of periodontitis include:
- Swollen gums
- Tender gums
- Red or purplish gums
- Constant bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth
- Loose teeth
- Pus between your teeth and gums
- Receding gums
- Development of new spaces between your teeth
We treat periodontitis with Periowave®, a quick and painless technology that effectively kills gum disease bacteria. Several studies suggest that this is a far superior treatment option to other periodontitis treatment methods because:
- It is painless, reduces bleeding and facilitates the healthy regrowth of gums
PerioProtect are also used to help treat gum disease. They are custom fit trays which deliver an antimicrobial agent below the gumline. Perio tray medication delivery, combined with scaling has been shown to lead to reduction in bleeding and pocket depth.
Dr. Christine Fialka-Eshenko serves the dentistry needs of the Edmonton, Alberta area. If you would like to schedule a comprehensive exam,including a oral cancer screening or suspect you may have periodontitis, please contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.