Risk assessment and early detection is the key in preventing future cavities
Prairieville, LA (PRWEB) August 01, 2013
Dental decay is the number one chronic disease affecting American youth, surpassing both obesity and asthma. Dr. Bailey and his team know those statistics are no longer daunting. He has taken the top caries research in the world and implemented a cavity prevention program developed by CariFree that is shown to decrease incidents of tooth decay by up to 74%. The system is known as CAMBRA or Caries Management by Risk Assessment. Dr. Bailey says: "We take pride in giving our patients the best quality of care and with this type of technology I believe we are able to do just that. Risk assessment and early detection is the key in preventing future cavities."
CAMBRA is rooted in a medical model of risk assessment. It requires the dental professional to assess each and every patient’s risk factors for the disease and then develop a personalized treatment plan to systematically lower their risk. The CariFree diagnostic tools leverage biofilm testing (to determine the levels of cavity-causing bacteria in the patient’s mouth) as well as a risk assessment questionnaire to determine the overall statistical probability a patient will develop new cavities over the next 12 months. Never before has such predictive information been available. Patients can then measurably lower their risk for decay by utilizing professional products and behavior modification.
Patients can expect the entire process to take a few minutes in their appointment. They will answer targeted questions regarding their current habits (eating and drinking, medication use, chronic health issues etc.) as well as undergo a quick, painless swab of their lower teeth (to determine if they have an excess of cavity causing bacteria). If professional products are recommended, the practitioner will provide the patient with a professional kit of product specifically designed to counteract their risk factors.
Science has proven that this disease cannot be stopped by the drill and fill approach. True cure requires a medical approach and a comprehensive assessment of each patient. Dr. Bailey has taken a bold and caring step for his patients and community.
For more information on the CariFree system, go to http://www.carifree.com. Call now and make your screening appointment at 225-673-9535.
About Dr. Bailey:
Dr. Gray Bailey has dedicated over 10 years to providing families in our community with quality dental care for a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles. At Absolute Quality Care Family Dentistry, the patient always comes first. Dr. Bailey places great emphasis on being an honest, gentle, caring dentist who treats his patients, not just their teeth.
Gray A Bailey, D.D.S. received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from LSU in Baton Rouge and went on to earn his dental degree from LSU Dental School in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Bailey was the “Former President of Greater Baton Rouge Dental Association.”
He is a proud member of:
The Institute of Advanced Laser Dentistry
Dental origination for conscious sedation
The American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
The Dental Origination