Even though we specialize in prosthodontics, we offer some general dental treatments to enhance your smile and improve your oral health. Dr. Nidal Elias and our team combine years of experience, technical excellence, and compassion to provide comprehensive dental treatments and services to patients. From an oral pathology exam to root canal therapy, you can count on us to help you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile for years to come.
Oral Pathology Exam
We encourage all patients to come in for yearly oral cancer screenings, as the American Cancer Society reports that more than 30,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed every year. During an annual oral pathology exam, we look for signs of malignant squamous cell carcinoma and other concerning conditions. This type of cancer typically originates in the lip and mouth tissues, but can also develop in the tongue, face, and throat regions. Statistics show that approximately 75 percent of oral cancers are linked to tobacco use and excessive alcohol consumption.
You may need a root canal if one or more of your teeth have infected pulp tissue. Root canal therapy involves removing the infected tissue and cleaning out the canals so that the infection can no longer damage the tooth and surrounding bone. We can perform root canal therapy at our practice in order to save your natural teeth. A root canal is a relatively simple procedure and typically does not require additional maintenance after the tooth has been capped with a crown. The crown looks and functions just like real tooth structure, making it a very attractive solution for patients requiring root canal therapy to save a tooth.
For more information about general dental treatments available at our practice, schedule your consultation with Dr. Elias today.