What is Dental Thermography?
Thermography, also called medical thermal imaging, is the study and application of bio-thermal processes in an attempt to assess and diagnose potential health problems and diseases. It is, in effect, the use of thermal imaging to visually evaluate changes that are currently happening in the body.
This is opening up a lot of potential uses in dentistry. It can be used to look for things like infections and inflammation issues in the head and neck areas, TMJ problems and Thyroid Gland function, it can do it without use of radiation. Thermographic diagnoses are non-invasive and don’t rely on ionising radiation. No physical contact has to be made with the patient, so the procedure it painless, and it can all be done within minutes.
Current Dental Applications
Thermography is an effective, non-invasive way to identify problematic areas in the mouth that might get missed by other detection methods (or at least missed for many months until real problems begin to develop). By focusing on this technology, it’s possible to catch those functional and physiological changes before problematic and painful structural changes occur. Studies have shown that thermography can help in the assessment of various dysfunctions, diseases, and other concerns in the head and neck region. With this technology it is possible to get real qualitative and quantitative diagnoses on your dental situation.
Why consider doing a Breast and Dental Thermography ?
What does periodontal disease have to do with breast cancer? Research is now revealing that your life may depend on your good oral health. The scientific community has now realized a direct link between periodontal disease and nearly all the organs in your body. In October 2010, breast cancer made it on to the list of cancers linked to periodontal disease.
Inflammation in the body is associated with nearly all types of cancers, and periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease by nature. Another truly alarming fact is that periodontal disease affects 8 out of 10 adults and it is contagious, easily transmitted from one person to another.
Watch the video below to hear Dr Alex Mostovoy explain the connect between Breast & Dental Health.Click to play Video
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I attended Thermography Clinic Ireland recently. My history is, my sibling passed away a year ago from an aggressive form of Breast Cancer. I am aware that I have to be checked regularly because of this. I've attended hospital for a few mammograms, one of which came back with a query
I'm happy to say that my results from Thermography showed me that I'm at a normal range at the moment. This procedure was non-invasive and I felt very comfortable with it. Results were back as quick as a mammogram would be, and there was no radiation involved. l will definitely include Thermography in my yearly assessment of my breast health
l highly recommend Thermography Clinic lreland. l found Gretta Cullen is so great to work with and made me feel comfortable when l come in for my appointment. I am grateful for this clinic as they are monitoring my breast health and happily I can say that I have been healthy with no issues
Its great to know that they this clinic concentrates on bringing awareness to the community of the importance of regular breast exams and provides thermography a non-invasive, radiation free for of breast assessment
I am so glad I heard about this test and want to pass this option on to others
I would like to thank you so much for the wonderful experience I had this past Tuesday at your clinic for a Thermography screening. Your professionalism and easy going manner made me feel comfortable and at ease right from the minute I walked through your doors
I have never had a mammogram but have heard from MANY of my friends that have had them done, what a horrible experience it was for them. I will definitely be recommending they come and see you!!
I would like to take this opportunity to express how grateful I am for Thermography. Without this procedure I would not have been diagnosed in the early stages of invasive ductal carcinoma
Thermography is a very painless and valuable procedure in which I would recommend for early detection. My thermography appointment was scheduled for the beginning of May 2014, following this process I was diagnosed with breast cancer
I am grateful for the Gretta’s knowledge and compassion and cannot recommend Thermography Clinic lreland highly enough
l went for this screening yesterday and was really impressed. Sure beats being flattened!