Welcome to the Ueno Center’s Oral Wellness Department where your oral and systemic health comes first!
Once your primary periodontal condition is treated by our doctors at the Ueno Center, our OWD’s highly skilled dental therapists are committed to helping you keep your oral health stable and well-maintained. With all of the confirmed links between oral health and systemic diseases like stroke, diabetes, pregnancy complications, and heart attack, the Ueno Center wants to ensure that your oral health is pristine in order for you to be healthier overall – Your WELLNESS.
If you currently suffer from gum (periodontal) disease, your consultation appointment will begin in our Oral Wellness Department. Our Wellness therapists use multiple tools to assess your current condition comprehensively that will likely include a health history, specific oral measurements, digital imaging, and salivary testing. We use the latest technology from Oral DNA in order to best understand your condition. Just as a medical doctor uses blood tests to determine health measures, we use saliva tests to determine your best treatment. We consider the treatment and management of your periodontal disease a team effort. Ueno Center is committed to being your partner in keeping your teeth, gums, and overall health the best it can be.
Once all the needed information is gathered, we will tailor the best treatment plan to help you achieve optimal gum health, and therefore overall health. This treatment plan will include surgical and non-surgical procedures to stop disease and oral hygiene methods to manage your health afterward. Since gum disease can only be managed and not cured, our OWD will continually monitor for any future recurrences so that it can be addressed early. This will require a lifetime partnership between you, your general dentist and our Wellness therapists.
What to expect at the OWD:
Your periodontist at the Ueno Center will effectively treat your active periodontal/gum disease with the latest techniques available, including LANAP (Laser assisted new attachment procedure). Once your disease process is under control, you will be placed into a patient-specific maintenance program made specifically for you! Typically, you will alternate maintenance appointments with our office and your referring dentist’s office.
At each of your appointments with our OWD, the following will occur:
- Assess your current oral health and periodontal status
- Xrays may be taken to ensure that the surgery you had is successful at regenerating new bone
- Your oral hygiene habits will be evaluated
- A thorough cleaning of your teeth with air polish (People love the air polish!)
- If you have some existing pockets, our hygienists are able to go beyond your normal cleaning to aid you in attaining your oral health goals
These value added procedures and products include:
- Laser sulcular debridement
- Perio Protect
- Oral DNA (Saliva testing)
- Bacteriologic testing
At the Ueno Center, we take your health seriously and [we] have designed a department to focus solely on your oral health needs. Each of our clinicians holds a high value for keeping current with research and skills to deliver the highest level of expertise, treatment and customer service to you. We want to be your lifelong partner in YOUR WELLNESS.