Preventive & General Dentistry in Seattle
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Our Preventive & General Dentistry Services
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Dr. Kollia and Dr. Fu offer comprehensive patient exams, which include:
- Examination of your teeth and gums
- Intraoral photos
- Full mouth series
- Digital x-rays (if required)
We recommend undergoing an oral cancer screening every 6-12 months or when you notice any unusual lumps, bleeding, or pain in your mouth.
Digital x-rays are safer for our patients, reducing radiation by as much as 90%. Digital x-rays are also better for the environment as they eliminate the use of processing chemicals.
We customize cleanings on the basis of your periodontal (gums and bone) health. We use medicated gels along with prescription mouth rinses in problem areas when required. Ultrasonic scalers may be used to make the treatment more comfortable and effective.
For those who do require more fluoride, we offer mouthwashes and professionally applied gels and varnishes. These are administered onto the teeth and/or gums to boost the fluoride levels in your teeth.
Sealants are thin resin coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars and are fitted in three easy steps:
1. We clean the tooth with a special paste.
2. A special cleansing liquid is rubbed gently on the tooth and is washed off.
3. Finally, the sealant is painted on the tooth. It takes about a minute for the sealant to form a protective shield.
TMJ/TMD can be treated using specific medication, retainers, nightguards, bite guards, restorative dentistry, or through adjustments to your bite. If you are experiencing any of these common symptoms then please contact us today.
‘‘I've been going to Aesthetica for a few years now, and the experience is always consistent. The staff are friendly and do their best to educate, cajole, and help you improve your teeth and gums. ’’
Cara W. (Aesthetica Patient)
Oral Health Starts With Your Gums
Maintaining healthy gums provides a solid foundation for your overall well-being.
Our accomplished Seattle dentists understand the vital role healthy gums play in the well-being of your entire body. With this in mind, we are proud to offer three effective periodontal (gum) services.
Your caring dentist examines your teeth for any signs of gum disease, such as swelling, redness, or bleeding.
If gum disease exists, we’ll perform cleaning, scaling, or root planing, depending on the severity of the infection.
Oral DNA Testing for Periodontal Disease
To help with accuracy of diagnosis, we take a sample of your saliva and test it for gum disease using modern oral screening technology.