Asking a general dentist for guidance on what to do when experiencing tooth pain is a great idea. General dentists are dental professionals who often provide their patients with helpful tips when experiencing dental problems. Since there are many reasons for tooth pain, understanding the reasons is also necessary.Visiting a general dentist allows patients to…
We partner with physicians and provide you with the latest objective lab confirmation. Partnering with an oral systemic dentist benefits both you and your patients’ outcomes. Prior to any surgery and/or complicated procedures, it is important to have an objective dental clearance. Through saliva testing and a comprehensive examination, we can assist you in reducing secondary complications and achieving ideal patient outcomes.
What Does a Dental Clearance Really Tell You?
In order to sign a dental clearance for a medical procedure, a comprehensive dental exam must be performed. This exam includes a tooth, gum, and bone evaluation and saliva testing for quality and quantity of bacteria causing the oral infection, to determine if there is a risk of bacteremia (an invasion of the bloodstream by bacteria). We know many patients are found to be at high risk for bacteremia with no clinical symptoms of active infection.
Oral infection can lead to strokes, diabetes, heart attacks, lung infection, preterm pregnancies, Alzheimer’s, cancer and more. If your patients have gum disease, tell them to get it treated and safeguard their health. Protect your patients’ health by referring them to Dr. McClatchie’s office for clearance.
Physicians, for a medical clearance what do you want to know?
The status of your patients oral health:
- Decayed teeth (cavities and breaking down of teeth)
- Abscessed teeth (infection in the root with pain and typically visual signs)
- Localized or systemic bacterial infection
Customized treatment protocols by dentists– Advanced testing protocols for harmful bacteria using salivary diagnostics and treatment for periodontal disease and oral inflammation.