The oral-systemic link is becoming one of the most studied relationships in both the dental and medical profession as we become increasingly aware of the impact that the state of our dental health has on our overall health and well being. The mouth is one of the main points of entry into the body for harmful bacteria that can lead to both dental problems and an increased risk for many diseases and illnesses. Dr. Elizabeth Lee treats you as a whole person when you become her dental patient, working with you as an individual to provide the personalized care and oral hygiene advice you need to keep your unique smile healthy.
Disease prevention and patient education are two important principles serving as the foundation for your dental care in our Memphis dentist office. During your visit with Dr. Lee, she screens for periodontal disease, oral cancer and any signs of change in the soft tissues of the mouth or surface of the teeth that may indicate a developing problem. When necessary, appropriate dentistry is recommended to restore your oral health or you may be referred to your general physician to address any overall health concerns.
If you have health concerns, discuss them with Dr. Lee and our team of dental professionals when you visit. Understanding your lifestyle habits, medical history and the state of your overall health enables us identify specific risk factors for you and to make recommendations on how best to avoid many common dental concerns that can affect your overall health.