Did you know that your oral health impacts the health of your whole body? By visiting your dentist regularly and maintaining good oral hygiene, you can lower your risk for major health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, to name a few. Routine dental care can also combat problems like bad breath and deep tooth stains. Our general dental treatments help patients care for their smiles and maintain good dental health.
General Dentistry Treatments in Tampa, FL
With our general dental treatments, we keep patients’ oral health in check and prevent further dental issues:
Family Dental Care
Our office provides dental care for patients of all ages. As a family-friendly dental office, we provide routine care like sealants and fluoride treatment for younger patients. We also help patients care for their smiles as they age.
In the event of a dental emergency, please contact our office. Common emergency treatments can include restorative and cosmetic care for damaged teeth, broken dental restorations, and lost permanent teeth.
We use Waterlase dental lasers to address many problems, from treating lip and tongue-tie to preparing teeth for fillings and contouring excessive gum tissue.
Custom mouthguards, nightguards, and splints are all designed to protect the teeth from damage. These mouthguards protect the teeth of athletes who participate in contact sports. Custom nightguards and splints protect the teeth of people with various dental conditions, including TMJ Disorder and bruxism (clenching and grinding of the teeth).
Diagnostics and Routine Care
At regular dental visits, we can help diagnose, treat, and educate our patients:
Our comprehensive dental evaluation includes an oral cancer screening exam, radiographs, and periodontal charting to evaluate the condition of your oral health. During a comprehensive evaluation, the dentist will check each individual tooth to pinpoint potential concerns and diagnose treatment.
The dental hygiene diagnosis from your comprehensive exam determines the type of treatment you’ll need. Dental cleanings are also called “oral prophylaxis.” During prophylaxis, plaque biofilm and calculus will be removed from above and below the gum line to help prevent periodontal disease. Dental cleanings also include selective air polishing to remove surface stains and personalized home care instructions.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer screening is performed to identify unusual growths like lesions and tumors inside and outside the oral cavity. The goal is to identify signs of cancer or precancerous conditions in their early stages when they can be treated and cured.
Your dentist and hygienist will demonstrate the right way to brush and floss. They will also create an at-home plaque control plan specifically for you. Tobacco cessation counseling is also provided to limit or eliminate the consumption of tobacco-based products.
A radiograph examination is used to identify dental problems that are not easily identified during a clinical oral exam. It helps in determining the following issues:
- Tooth decay present in between teeth
- Bone loss
- Infection present in the pulp
- Malocclusion or misalignment of the bite
- Impacted teeth
- Evaluate the state of developing teeth
- Tumors and abnormal growths in the mouth, neck, or head that may indicate the presence of oral cancer
Call Our Tampa Dental Office
Contact us today at 813-733-6981 to learn more about the importance of preventative and diagnostic dentistry for your oral health.