Our team understands how the health of your smile can impact your overall health, or how even minor issues with your teeth or gums can lead to further complications for your smile. With that in mind, we’re proud to practice integrative dental medicine, which takes your overall health into account when addressing issues with your teeth, gums, and jaw joints.
Looking at Your Entire Smile
First, we will look at your medical history, as well as any medications you take. Often, certain medications or health issues can lead to problems with your smile, such as inflammation. We will also carefully examine your teeth and gums using digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, which allow us to obtain a detailed view of your teeth, gums, and jaw joints, looking sings of decay, inflammation, wear and tear, and other signs treatment is needed. We can then create a detailed picture of your oral health and discover what treatments will be needed to restore the health of your smile.
Working With Other Professionals
Our team also works with other medical professionals, including family doctors, gastroenterologists, ENTs, endocrine doctors, pulmonologists, and sleep doctors. Working with these professionals can help reduce inflammation, improve your airway’s ability to function, improve blood sugar, and even assisting patients with quitting smoking. Soon, you can enjoy a heather smile, as well as improved overall health.
We believe in a preventive approach, which means we want to see our patients every six months for routine checkups and cleanings. These visits can allow us to continually monitor your smile, catching possible problems in the earliest stages to prevent them from growing more severe and threatening your overall health. If you have any questions about our approach to integrative dental medicine, or if you want to schedule a checkup and cleaning, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Integrative Dental Medicine?
Dr. Lawson and our team are ready to see you and start you on a journey toward a healthier smile. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our sleep dentistry office in Urbandale, IA, at 515-278-4366.