Kenneth L. Alford, DMD utilizes state-of-the-art technology in our office to perform caries risk assessments. Caries, also known as tooth decay or cavities, may not seem like an enormous problem. However, if tooth decay is not treated it can cause severe damage to your oral health and smile and lead to the need for extensive restorative treatments. Our skilled dentist performs caries risk assessments to determine your risk of developing tooth decay and create an ongoing treatment plan that will help prevent cavities and keep your smile healthy. We invite you to call us at 707-575-1900 to schedule your appointment and learn more about the benefits of caries risk assessments in Santa Rosa, California.
Tooth decay is the most common infectious disease in humans. Over time, it causes your teeth to deteriorate, and if untreated will eventually lead to the destruction of those hard dental tissues. A caries risk assessment checks your teeth for dental decay and other oral disease on multiple levels, allowing us to evaluate the current state of your mouth and determine the likelihood of that tooth decay will develop. There is a variety of tools and detection methods used, including tests of the bacterial balance in your mouth, and our dentist will interview you about risk factors such as your oral hygiene and your diet.
After the assessment is complete, our dentist will develop a treatment plan to prevent and manage tooth decay in your mouth. This plan may include preventive treatments such as fluoride or dental sealants, or changes to your diet and oral hygiene routine.
If you have any questions about tooth decay and caries risk assessment or wish to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kenneth Alford, contact our office today.