About Oral DNA Testing
At Yancho Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we use clinical laboratory services from OralDNA Labs to ensure we are giving our patients the best oral health information possible. OralDNA Labs is a specialty diagnostics company designed to provide reliable, definitive and cost effective clinical tests that guide oral health professionals like board-certified dentist Dr. Phillip Yancho in detecting and prognosing disease at an earlier, more treatable stage. Symptoms of gum disease:
- Chronic halitosis (bad breath)
- Sensitive gums
- Red (not pink) gums
- Swollen puffy gums
- Receding gums
- Deep gum pockets
- Loose teeth
- Sensitive teeth
- Bleeding after brushing or flossing
"Phillip C. Yancho, D.D.S., Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, Traverse City, is more than a name or a dental practice. It is the gold standard of service, treatment, and care. From our very first phone call to the on-going dental experience, we are always in the hands of a friendly, professional family. Dental hygiene, education, and a spectrum of dental care give us good health. Even the front and back office staff are the best.Having relocated several times, we are delighted to have found a practice that uses not only the latest technology and diagnostics, but also engages the friendliest professionals among all our medical and service providers. In Traverse City, a mecca for excellent medical services, that is high praise."- R.H. / Google / Mar 17, 2017
"My parents took me here as a kid and I can't remember really ever having a complaint as a kid. After nearly a decade's lapse in dental work with no more parents' insurance and just all in all being anxious at the dentist and unable to ever calm my twitching muscles and nerves, I had some tooth pain and decay that was out of control and went with the cheapest option I could find on google's "Dentist's near me." I got what I paid for: A rushed job, treated like just another num...ber, stuck in the waiting room for an hour multiple times... I went back to Dr. Yancho after almost another year of hesitancy after that. What a world of difference. First off, for those just looking for this: When it's advertised as, "Pain free" this practice means it. I just had a total of 6 fillings done in the course of a month and didn't feel a bit of pain the entire time. The work is so well done that after the numbness wears off, even the soreness and potential pain you're expecting is minimal to absolutely nothing. And speaking of the work, it's so well done I can't tell where the fillings even are. My fiance commented immediately, "Oh, they look SO much better!" I'm thrilled with the outcome of finally getting in and getting this done. Outside of the chair, the hygienist team and front office and desk staff are all absolutely some of the nicest and friendliest people you'll interact with! They know what they're doing, keep everything moving fluidly, and make sure you know what's going on and are as comfortable as can be. They work with multiple insurances and hugely helpful to those without insurance: they accept Care Credit. If I'm getting dentistry work done for the foreseeable future, it's definitely going to be at Dr. Yancho's office. I highly recommend you do as well if you're on the search."- J.R. / Facebook / Feb 28, 2019
"Retiring to Traverse City from downstate required finding a new dentist. Dr. Yancho has been just the BEST! I would highly recommend him and his staff to anyone seeking a caring, pain free dental experience. I have had my share of dental work over many years and I can honestly say my experiences here have been the best ever. My three grandchildren go here as well and never complain about going to see Dr. Yancho."- C.L. / Google / Feb 06, 2019
"Dr. Yancho and his crew are absolutely fabulous! They are kind, thorough with exams, patient and compassionate. My entire family goes to Dr. Yancho and I would never dream of going somewhere else. I recommend this practice to everyone that I know. I have never met a dentist that is as concerned about our comfort during procedures as Dr. Yancho is. Going to the dentist can be a scary thing for many of us... but it's not an issue here."- J.K. / Facebook / Dec 15, 2018
"Dr. Yancho and his crew are absolutely fabulous! They are kind, thorough with exams, patient and compassionate. My entire family goes to Dr. Yancho and I would never dream of going anywhere else. I recommend this practice to everyone that I know. I have never met a dentist that is as concerned about our comfort during procedures as Dr. Yancho is. Going to the dentist can be a scary thing for many of us... but it's not an issue here."- J.K. / Google / Dec 15, 2018
What to Expect
Dr. Yancho will personally evaluate the severity of each case to determine what care intervals are needed to provide the patient with optimal oral health. It is highly recommended that the patient carefully adhere to the care program created for them as ignoring it could lead to additional deterioration. A check up every three months is standard, but the frequency will be customized to meet each patient's needs.
Adhering to the customized care plan may involve receiving more frequent treatments, but the additional cost of the maintenance is still far more cost effective and better for your health than allowing for the serious complications that can be created by advanced periodontal disease and the gum disease surgeries including grafts, gingivectomy, and flap procedures that could be required to manage advanced gum disease.
Plan Your Procedure
- Procedure Recovery Location
- In Office
Periodontal disease is perhaps the most prevalent chronic inflammatory disease in the U.S. population. American dentists are only diagnosing and treating 5% of it. No level of gum bleeding is acceptable. If every time you cut your finger and it wouldn't stop bleeding, you would go the physician right away. We need to start thinking of bleeding gums in the same way by using oral DNA testing.