Oral Cancer Screening
- Posted on: Feb 27 2018
If you smoke, you are in serious danger of getting oral cancer. More than 8,000 deaths were attributed to oral cancer through early detection of pre-cancerous lesions. We provide an oral cancer screening at each preventive dentistry care appointment.
The forces of your bite can sometimes affect positioning of the jaw and teeth. Through minor polishing of the enamel surfaces or fillings of the teeth, Dr. Slepchik can help redistribute and redirect the biting forces. Adjustments to chewing surfaces can often eliminate headaches that occur as a result of irregular biting patterns. Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction Examination TMJ is a condition that can put stress on the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Causes of TMJ disorders vary, but include misaligned bite, bruxism (teeth grinding), among other factors. Unfortunately, TMJ if not corrected, can result in very painful symptoms, from headaches to ear and neck pain, just to name a few. In general, it is best to seek treatment. Dr. Slepchik will frequently recommend a night guard to protect the teeth and make you more comfortable while sleeping
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