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
"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
"My wife and I are extremely pleased with our experiences with Dr. Yancho and his staff. We joined their dentistry a couple of years ago based on a private referral. I had an abscessed tooth removed and needed an implant. Dr. Yancho preformed the implant with literally no pain or even discomfort! Bonus - His cost was over $800 less than the estimate from our previous dentist. Also, a had a history of boarder line periodontal disease which made for very painful/bloody cleanings every 6 months. Dr. Yancho recommended a comprehensive treatment plan which I agreed to. I have had 2 cleanings since the treatment completion with no pain or bleeding! My gums are noticeably healthier. (Footnote - I had never even been approached about addressing this with previous dentists other than I needed to brush and floss better). Also, I can't say enough good things about Angie, the dental hygienist that helped me through everything. She has been extremely helpful, making sure I understood all of the details, explaining my responsibilities, all to ensure a positive outcome. It is such a pleasure to have finally found a dentistry that truly cares about our total welfare!"- D.M. / Google / Sep 25, 2021
"Yancho Dentistry is a fantastic dental practice. The staff are courteous and inviting. Dental hygienists are not only professional but demonstrate superior compassion in ensuring that the patient is at ease throughout the procedure. Dr. Yancho is both down-to-earth and extremely passionate about the patient experience. Procedures are explained fully, questions are answered, and patient comfort is top of mind. My family and I live in Kalamazoo and choose Yancho Dentistry in Traverse City for our Dental Health. I’m grateful that Dr. Yancho and his staff are a part my overall health team!"- J.K. / Google / Sep 17, 2021
"Had a crown put on and it was genuinely the best dental experience I've ever had. Everyone in the office is so nice, and Dr. Yancho is just fantastic. I highly recommend him!"- A.A. / Google / Jun 22, 2021
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.