Has it been a year? Two years? Five years? So long you can’t even remember? No matter how long you’ve put off going to the dentist, it’s time to stop stalling and pick up the phone. At Highland Advanced Dental Care of Highland Township, MI, we won’t judge or criticize you for not coming in sooner. But we will clean your teeth, diagnose any issues, and set you back on a path to good oral health. Call us at 248-329-3552 to make an appointment today.
Good Oral Health Leads to Good Overall Health
Perhaps you’re asking yourself “But why?” Maybe, despite not sticking to the recommended twice-yearly dental schedule, your teeth look great and feel just fine. You have enough on your plate. Why pile on one more thing?
Here is why: not all dental problems will exhibit symptoms, especially in the early stages. And generally speaking, the earlier an issue is detected, the easier it is to treat. We will clean your teeth more thoroughly than you can do at home. We can get rid of built-up plaque and tartar before they lead to more serious problems.
Plus, did you know that neglecting your teeth has far-reaching consequences? Current research shows a strong connection between a healthy mouth and a healthy body.
- Heart disease: bacteria from gum disease can actually travel to the heart and lead to the hardening of the arteries.
- Diabetes: inflammation and bacteria from the mouth can make it more difficult to control blood sugar.
- Respiratory disease: again, the culprit is bacteria, which can travel to the lungs and cause infection, including pneumonia.
- Pregnancy: periodontal disease has been linked to early delivery and low-birthweight babies.
It’s imperative you take good care of your teeth and gums because good oral health contributes to good overall health.
Better Dentistry Through Technology
Dr. LoCascio understands that when it comes to preventing major dental problems — and more invasive solutions — early detection is key. That is why he conducts much more thorough exams than the typical dentist.
He also embraces technological advancements that deliver better clinical results and a more comfortable patient experience. These include:
- Digital X-rays, which offer highly detailed pictures while exposing you to less radiation than traditional X-rays
- The DentalVibe system to take the pain out of injections
- The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, a gum recession treatment that doesn’t require cutting or sutures
- The VELscope system for detecting oral cancer at the earliest possible stage
We Understand Dental Anxiety
Are you scared to even pick up the phone? There is absolutely no reason to fear your first visit to Highland Advanced Dental Care. We cater to patients who haven’t been to the dentist in a while and who have a little (or a lot) more anxiety than the average person.
Each of our staff members has been selected for having both top-notch technical skills and a gentle, soothing demeanor. Our employees are professional, friendly — never judgemental — and know how to put even the most nervous patients at ease.
We offer nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, for sedation. This is administered through a small mask that we place over your nose. The nitrous oxide makes you feel relaxed and calm during your procedure, but the effects wear off when the mask is removed. So you can drive yourself home and resume normal activities immediately.
Can I Afford to Visit the Dentist?
Maybe money issues are holding you back. Maybe you don’t have insurance and assume you just can’t afford to pay for a dental visit. But let’s turn that around: can you afford to not take care of your teeth? The answer is no.
The longer you let a dental issue progress, the more difficult and more expensive it will be to fix. Untreated gum disease and tooth decay will eventually lead to tooth loss. (With lots of pain along the way, and who wants that?) And while many wonderful tooth-replacement options are now available, they are not cheap. The best way to keep your dental bills to a minimum is to see Dr. LoCascio every six months. This gives him the best chance of preventing painful and expensive problems before they have a chance to take hold.
For your convenience, we offer a number of ways to help you pay for your visits.
- We work with a number of insurance carriers. Call our office to find out if we take yours.
- We accept cash and checks.
- We accept major credit and debit cards.
- We also work with CareCredit, a company that offers medical financing with low interest rates.
- Be sure to visit our Specials and Promotions page.