Disease prevention and routine dental care are the foundation of Dr. Joseph P. Cavallo’s Chantilly, VA area dentist office. Routine visits are crucial to preventing diseases such as gum disease. Maintaining your oral health includes twice a year visits to Dr. Cavallo. At these visits you can expect to receive a teeth cleaning and you will be screened for gums disease, oral cancer, tooth decay, and TMJ disorders and malocclusion. Digital dental x-rays will be taken when necessary.
Dr. Joseph P. Cavallo is not just a general dentist in the Chantilly VA area, he’s also an expert restorative and cosmetic dentist. Dr. Cavallo is dedicated to the highest standard of care in the restoration and replacement of teeth. Dr. Cavallo has been placing dental implants since 1986, and offers full dental implant services from planning to the final placement of a lifelike prosthetic tooth. Other restorative dentistry procedures he offers are dental crowns and dentures. Dr. Cavallo believes that everyone deserves a beautiful, confident and healthy smile, and offers advanced cosmetic dentistry treatments in his Woodbridge VA dentist office. He offers the popular cosmetic treatments porcelain veneers and teeth whitening to give his patients a gorgeous smile.
Cavitron® Ultrasonic Scaler – Advanced Dental Cleaning Technology
Dr. Cavallo has a variety of comfortable and highly effective tools to assist in your professional dental cleaning, including the Cavitron® ultrasonic scaler. This advanced technology uses high frequency sound waves (instead of metal scrapers and hand scalers) to clean teeth.
The Cavitron method is not only gentle and pain free, but has been proven effective in removing tartar from both above and below the gum line. We use these ultrasonic scalers for regular cleanings as well as for more advanced periodontal treatments.
Fear of the dentist is a real and serious problem for many adults. Dental phobia prevents thousands of people each year from getting the dental care that they need. Woodbridge VA dentist Dr. Cavallo offers sedation dentistry options to help patients feel more comfortable and relaxed during their treatment.
Reduce Your Risk of Oral Cancer with Routine Screenings
Oral cancer is a growing health concern with cases rising annually around the globe. The Oral Cancer Foundation expects that over 45,000 new diagnoses will occur this year, an increase over last years’ numbers, and a continuation in rising oral cancer rates. Although there are several contributing factors, one of the most important is the lack of routine screenings. Sadly, a large percentage of diagnosed cases are late stage disease which, if caught earlier, could have been largely curable.
The survival rate continues to hover around 50% due to the overall lack of screening that contributes to late stage diagnosis. This is especially true of developing economies where access to dental health care is very limited.
We perform an oral cancer screening during routine preventive dental care in an effort to find issues as early as possible, so patients get the greatest chance for a full recovery. It is also important to be aware of the common signs of oral cancer and understand the risks that certain lifestyle habits can present. Patients who use tobacco products of any kind have an increased risk of developing oral cancer. If you use tobacco products or have a family history of oral cancer, mention this at your next visit so that we may educate you further on possible health concerns and be aware of your higher risk status.
Common signs of oral cancer
- Sore or red/white patch in the mouth that does not heal
- Persistent hoarseness
- Lump in the back of the mouth or neck area
- Difficulty swallowing
Oral cancer screening is quick and painless- many patients do not even realize that their dentist has performed the screening while they did a thorough dental exam.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are searching for a dentist in the Manassas VA, Chantilly, Alexandria VA, Springfield VA, and Lorton VA area, contact Dr. Joseph Cavallo today. Give us a call or schedule an appointment online. Dr. Cavallo is currently accepting new patients!