Caries Susceptibility Testing | Dentist Eastvale, CA | Bloomvale Dental

There are some people who feel like every time they go to the dentist they need dental work done. Most people know at least one person who has never had a cavity or filling in their entire life. Cavities are no longer a mystery as we now can test for and take steps to prevent their occurrence.

Dental caries, the technical term for cavities, are one of the major causes of tooth pain and dental expenses. Cavities are particularly harmful to children once they get their permanent teeth as early decay can sentence kids to a lifetime of dental difficulties. To better address cavities, Dr. Chang at Bloomvale Dental uses the CAMBRA method or Caries Management By Risk Assessment.

There are some people who feel like every time they go to the dentist they need dental work done. Most people know at least one person who has never had a cavity or filling in their entire life. Cavities are no longer a mystery as we now can test for and take steps to prevent their occurrence.

While over 20% of children ages 6 to 11 have signs of decay in their permanent teeth, not everyone has an equal cavity risk. Just as physicians use risk assessment for potential medical problems like coronary artery disease and cancer, CAMBRA allows dentists to take extra steps to prevent tooth decay in high-risk patients.

Dr. Chang employs CAMBRA primarily through examination and taking a thorough patient history. A patient’s history of tooth decay, signs of decay on examination, amount and type of bacteria present in the mouth, and evidence on x-rays are all indicators of cavity susceptibility status. By investigating these details, Dr. Chang will create an individualized homecare plan to help reduce your risk of pain and expenses due to decay.

Remember, everyone needs a professional examination and teeth cleaning at least every six months. Call us at (951) 325-4600 to schedule today.