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Houston, Texas 77057
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Houston, TX patients have the advantage of modern dental diagnostic services

If you are over the age of 50, you probably remember when exploratory surgery was frequently performed. You rarely hear of it today, because modern diagnostic technology has taken the guesswork out of medical treatment. Dental diagnostic services have advanced dramatically, as well, for the practitioner who believes patients deserve this level of accuracy. Dr. Marilyn Jones at Houston Biological Dentist in Houston, TX does.

Why it matter

Diagnostics – determining if and why treatment is needed – Is perhaps the most important stage of dental care. Only with a clear picture of your oral condition can the dentist effectively plan treatment. Simply addressing an obvious problem, such as replacing a lost filling, may resolve the patient’s concerns in the short term. Without a thorough look at the entire tooth and mouth, however, underlying causes are overlooked, and the restoration is likely to fail prematurely. It is a waste of the patient’s time and money, and results in unnecessary visits to the dentist.

Advanced dental diagnostic services available in Houston, TX

Here are some of the ways Dr. Jones takes visual examination a few steps further:

  • Cavitat ultrasonograph – Bob Jones, the developer of the Cavitat ultrasonograph gave Dr Jones extensive training and education in reading and interpreting the scans – 3D color images of the alveolar bone help the doctor evaluate bone density and identify cavitations – holes in jawbone that are a breeding ground for toxins. CBCT, cone beam imaging is used in placing implants and in diagnosing the bone. Dr Jones uses thCBCT.
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  • Pharyngometer/Rhinometer- Acoustic reflection technology maps the structure and size of oral and nasal airways for OAT, oral appliance therapy and to access the effectiveness of the appliance.
  • Pharyngometer/Rhinometer- Acoustic reflection technology maps the structure and size of oral and nasal airways for OAT, oral appliance therapy and to access the effectiveness of the appliance.
  • Oral DNA testing – A painless salivary collection reveals specific pathogens that threaten oral and systemic health, and identifies gene markers associated with tendency to develop gum disease. This test helps Dr. Jones tailor periodontal treatment just for you.
  • Dental DNA Connexions testing – A non-invasive, chairside method of detecting two primary markers of infection – bacterial toxins and inflammatory proteins.
  • Compatibility testing of dental materials – Dr Jones interprets the results of the testing.
  • Dental DNA Vivos Appliance evaluation – Dr Jones will evaluate your structure, signs and systems to see if you could benefit from expansion of your airway.

Your smile and health deserve the benefit of dental diagnostic services.

Call (713) 497-1355 to schedule an examination with Dr. Jones in Houston, TX.

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