COMPTON DENTAL

Dental checkups at Compton Dental lead to overall better health

2014-03-16T00:00:00Z Dental checkups at Compton Dental lead to overall better healthDiane Poulton nwitimes.com
March 16, 2014 12:00 am  • 

At Compton Dental Center the goal of Dr. Eric Compton and his professional staff is helping their patients prevent gum disease, keep their beautiful white smiles and ultimately experience overall better health. All this is accomplished with the latest technological advances and quality care.

With so much focus in society on the benefits of exercise, healthy eating and proper medication, Dr. Compton says he is surprised that people are not more concerned with keeping their gums healthy.

“Recent research shows that people with periodontal disease are at a higher risk of multiple diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, pre-mature births, Alzheimer's and rheumatoid arthritis,” Dr. Compton says. “Periodontal disease, also known as pyorrhea, is an inflammatory process that allows bacteria to get into your blood stream and create endless problems to the organs that we so dearly rely on to keep us alive and healthy.”

Periodontal disease is preventable and can be stopped.

“Your dentist is your coach and trainer when it comes to helping you understand periodontal disease,” Dr. Compton says. “Your dentist and dental hygienist create an individualized plan to help prevent this silent killer. Solutions range from simply brushing and flossing or using an electric toothbrush and mouthwash to traditional or laser surgery. But, without regular check-ups it may be too late and the disease may have already started taking over, destroying your precious pearly white teeth.”

Dr. Compton recommends patients with healthy gums have check-ups and cleanings every six months but more frequent visits are needed if periodontal disease is present.

“Along with helping patients understand how to have a healthier life through better dentistry, we also provide high quality services that are not found in every dental office,” Dr. Compton says.

To better serve their patients, Compton Dental Center uses the latest technology including the CEREC machine allowing the staff to make a crown in a single visit. Digital x-rays and a CT scanner provide 3D images with better clarity for diagnostic issues and implant placement.

One of the center’s best secrets to patient satisfaction is their hand massage therapist, who, during teeth cleanings, relaxes patients taking their minds off being at the dental office with hands and arms massages including a warm paraffin dip.

“We provide many of our patients the ability to have everything done in the office,” Dr. Compton says. “For example, we provide sedation that allows us to preform extractions and cosmetic makeovers while making your appointment stress free and comfortable. We have the capability to perform many services the same day, including crowns, implants and dentures. With our staff of well-trained dentists we can consult from within and work together to provide a treatment plan that works for you. We love what we do and believe the entire staff reflects it.”

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