Residents in Corcoran, CA ask, "Does a dentist near me utilize innovative technology to identify oral health conditions?"

Dentistry has come a long way over the years. Thanks to advances in technology, a dentist can use an intra-oral camera to capture images inside the mouth to identify issues that may be undetected with the unassisted eye. The images and real-time video can be used to educate patients about their oral health conditions. Digital x-rays can be used to gather data with 50 percent less exposure to radiation than with conventional x-ray equipment. The DIAGNOdent laser cavity finder is used to detect cavities before an x-ray. When residents in Corcoran, CA learn about these technologies, they ask, "Does a dentist near me utilize innovative technology to identify oral health conditions? The Hanford Family Dental Center team responds with a resounding, "Yes." We provide all of the aforementioned technologies at our Hanford practice and remain on the cutting edge of dental treatments.

Early detection of oral health conditions such as tooth decay and gum disease is critical for many reasons. When tooth decay is left untreated, the interior of the tooth can become infected. This can result in a painful toothache, tooth sensitivity, and gum tenderness. We can save the tooth with root canal therapy. However, if an infection is not treated promptly, the tooth may need to be extracted.

One out of every two adults ages 30 and older in the United States has gum disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Periodontitis is a more advanced form of gum disease. According to a study, it is estimated that 47.2 percent or 64.7 million adults, in America have periodontal disease. In addition to the findings of the study, gum disease leads as the primary cause of tooth loss among adults.

With such alarming statistics, we do all we can to help patients avoid tooth decay and gum disease. We take time to get to know our patients and learn about their oral hygiene habits. We tailor preventive care plans to meet their needs. When patients visit us for routine examinations and professional cleanings, they can count on our team to use the most innovative technology.

Protect the health of your smile. Schedule your initial consultation by calling (559) 530-8080 today.

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