Tony Do D.D.S
8600 Beach Blvd. #105
Buena Park, CA 90620
Office: 714-220-9300
 
 

In addition to cleaning, polishing, and an examination of your teeth, we also take the time to help our patients develop proper oral hygiene habits at home. We will evaluate your hygiene techniques and make adjustments to your routine where needed.

If after your periodontal screening it is determined that you have periodontal disease we may recommend periodontal therapy including root scaling or planing or referal to a periodontist if needed. These measures can be instrumental in preventing bone loss and helping you to keep your natural teeth.

Scaling & Root Planing
Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure in which plaque and tartar are removed from below the gum line. It is important to remove the plaque and tartar from the pockets because aside from the bacterial toxins that irritate the gums, plaque and tartar make it easier for bacteria to adhere to the teeth and cause further damage to the teeth, gums, and bone.


Oral Cancer Screenings
During your dental exam, Dr. Do will check your neck and oral tissues for lumps, red or white patches or recurring sore areas.

Screening for early changes in the oral tissue can help detect cancer at a stage when it can be more successfully treated.

Smoking, especially combined with heavy alcohol consumption (30 drinks a week or more), is the primary risk factor for oral cancer. In fact, this combination is estimated to be the most likely trigger in about 75 percent of oral cancers diagnosed in this country. Other lifestyle and environmental factors also may increase your risk of developing oral cancer.