DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING

The Importance of Prevention

No matter how advanced periodontal treatment becomes, the most effective way to protect your smile will always be prevention. During your comprehensive examination, Dr. Kania will use an array of 3D imaging and diagnostic techniques to check for signs of periodontal disease, jawbone degradation, and other issues. Detecting and treating such problems early will offer the best chance at preventing the extensive damage they could cause.

Exams and Diagnoses

A periodontal exam involves more than just an inspection of your oral health. It is a collaboration between you, Dr. Kania, and your regular dental care provider(s). In addition to collecting clear diagnostic images, Dr. Kania will also collect and review records of your oral and overall health history. Depending on your diagnosis and the severity of your periodontal disease, she may plan your treatment in collaboration with other specialists (i.e., oral surgeon, orthodontist, etc.) for optimal results.

Advanced Imaging Technology

Using digital X-rays, Dr. Kania can capture a crisp, clear image of your oral structures, which can be loaded and displayed on a screen almost instantaneously. The digital image can be enlarged without losing definition so the doctor can more thoroughly explain the state of your oral health, and digital X-rays emit significantly less radiation than traditional radiograph images.

In some cases, Dr. Kania can also take precise diagnostic impressions of your teeth and dental ridges for help with future treatment planning.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

As a board-certified periodontist, Dr. Ann M. Kania is specially qualified to diagnose and treat issues concerning periodontal tissue and the supportive structures of a patient’s smile, as well as place dental implants to restore teeth lost to dental disease or trauma. Dr. Kania also offers the Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST) for minimally-invasive, scalpel-free gum grafting. To seek Dr. Kania’s expertise, contact her office today at (760) 642-0711.