Complete Preventive Dentistry for Framingham, MA
During your very first visit to our office, Dr. Fried will perform a thorough dental exam to assess your current state of oral health. Using the information gathered during this getting-to-know-you appointment, we can create a complete preventive dentistry plan that may include cleanings, periodontal therapy, oral cancer screenings with VELscope, and even protective nightguards or custom athletic mouthguards.
Fighting Gum Disease
If Dr. Fried finds any signs of gum disease during your dental exam, we have a periodontist who works in our office who can provide specialized periodontal therapy to treat the problem. Gum disease can be extremely serious; over time, it can lead to increased risk of tooth loss, oral abscess, and even systemic health problems like heart attacks.
Oral Cancer Prevention
Many times, oral cancer goes undetected until it’s so advanced that treatment is difficult. If you’re at an increased risk of oral cancer, we can use VELscope technology to help with early detection, which gives us a chance at intervening when we can still more successfully treat the problem.
Protecting Your Teeth from Injury
Some patients grind their teeth at night, and others participate in athletic activities that leave them at a higher risk of dental injury. For those who grind their teeth at night, we can create custom nightguards, which will help prevent the chipped, broken, and lost teeth that can result from this chronic problem. We can also create custom athletic mouthguards for preventive dentistry that keeps dental injury from leading to costly and sometimes irreparable damage during sporting and physical activities.
Contact Us to Learn More
To make an appointment with Dr. Fried and our dental team for your next preventive dentistry checkup, contact our Framingham, MA dental office. For Natick, Ashland, Sudbury, Hopkinton, Holliston, and Southborough, our office is available to provide this and other dental care treatments, including advanced cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Using our advanced diagnostic technology and gentle, compassionate approach to dental care, our office will help your family feel confident about oral health.