Our Preventive Dentistry Services Available for Powell
Maintaining optimal oral health for life is an admirable goal, and one that our team here at Wedgewood Complete Dentistry would love to help you with. Our preventive dentistry services will allow Powell dentist, Dr. Ryan Eskridge, to provide valuable protection for your smile against decay and damage, as well as identify potential issues at the earliest possible stages so that treatments are typically simple and minimally invasive. Our Powell, OH team isn’t just here to treat your dental problems - we also want to do everything we can to keep them from happening in the first place. Learn how we can help with checkups & hygiene cleanings.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Periodontal disease is one of the most common oral health issues patients face today, and while symptoms may be relatively mild at first, it can quickly lead to serious issues like gum deterioration and tooth loss. Periodontal disease has also been linked to serious medical issues such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. Here in Powell, OH, our team can provide personalized therapy for periodontal disease. In early cases, more frequent hygiene appointments may be enough to reverse ill effects. When the damage is more advanced, we can perform root scaling and planing or a precise removal of diseased tissue with our state-of-the-art soft tissue laser.
In the past, traditional X-rays had to be developed slowly in a backroom, and they exposed patients to a significant amount of radiation. Today, this process has become simpler and more accurate with the help of our advanced digital X-ray technology. With the help of a small sensor placed in the mouth, our team can capture exceptionally detailed images and display them on a nearby monitor within a matter of seconds. These X-rays can be digitally color-coded, magnified, and transferred to other offices for patient convenience, and best of all, the amount of exposed radiation is reduced by up to 90%.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Did you know that one American adult dies from oral cancer every hour? This disease has truly devastating consequences, but there is a high rate of successful treatment as long as its presence is detected early on. That’s why our dedicated doctors and staff members are committed to catching oral cancer sooner rather than later. We use ViziLite™ as a quick and pain-free oral cancer detection test that only takes two additional minutes out of your day. After the patient swishes a cleaning solution in their mouth for 60 seconds, we can perform a visual examination, during which we’ll be able to recognize potentially cancerous cells.
Dental emergencies can be sudden and scary, especially when they involve a child. If you or a loved one is experiencing a severe injury or pain, don’t hesitate to contact our Powell practice as soon as possible. In most cases, we’ll be able to see you and provide restorative care on the very same day as your initial call, and in the meantime, our team can offer guidance on how to best manage the situation until you reach us.
Contact Us to Learn More
It’s never too late to start on the path towards great oral health and beauty. At Wedgewood Complete Dentistry, we’d love to welcome you and all your loved ones to enjoy our comfortable office, friendly staff, and skilled, personalized approach to patient care. Contact our Powell, OH office today if you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule your first appointment. We also serve the nearby areas of Dublin, Shawnee Hills, Lewis Center, Westerville, and beyond.