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Dental Thermography

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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.

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.

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