NEW PATIENT DENTAL EXAM
Your Dental Specialists of Florida (DSOF) Team will conduct a comprehensive initial exam, and review, in detail, the findings. Here is what you can expect during your first visit and your new patient exam: Medical and Dental history, photographs, initial Dental exam, oral cancer screening, TMJ and bite exam, and complete Periodontal exam.
Routine Dental checkups are key to good oral health. A session with one of our Dental Hygienists is the best way to detect problems at their earliest stages, thereby saving unnecessary discomfort, time and money.
Call 911 if the injury is life-threatening. Remember to stay calm. Should the injury benefit from immediate treatment from one of our Dentists, please call us and explain the injury in detail. Focus on stopping the bleeding and protecting the injured tooth or area.
Dental sealants are a great way to prevent decay in the depressions and grooves of the premolars and molars, after a checkup and cleaning. The sealant provides extra protection with a smooth surface covering the fissured area, and can benefit both children and adults. Sealants are a great option and can protect the teeth through the cavity-prone years (ages 6 to 14).
Over our lifetime, the surfaces of our teeth can become damaged by decay, fracture and even normal wear. A filling repairs and restores the surface of a tooth, and can improve overall oral health. White filings, also known as resin fillings, duplicate the color and appearance of natural teeth.
ROOT CANAL / ENDODONTICS
A “Root Canal” or Endodontic treatment is the best method to save an injured, cracked or decayed tooth. When a tooth’s pulp becomes inflamed or infected, and is not treated promptly, pain or a tooth abscess is often the result.
A Dental crown is a very common way to restore a tooth’s shape, size and strength, thereby improving oral health. A crown fully encases the visible portion of your tooth or Dental implant, all the way to the gum line.
WISDOM TEETH / ORAL SURGERY
Wisdom teeth, or 3rd molars, are the last set of permanent teeth to erupt in a person’s mouth. They are also the least needed. While the removal of wisdom teeth is the most well-known type of oral surgery, there are many reasons why oral surgery may be required. This will be discussed with your treatment team.
GUM DISEASE / PERIODONTICS
Often caused by poor hygiene, bad oral habits and lack of professional cleanings, the buildup of plaque and tartar can infect and inflame the soft tissue or gums.
Deep Cleaning – Root Planing and Scaling
Root Planing and Scaling is one of the most effective ways to treat gum disease before it becomes severe. Inflammation of the tissues will lead to the separation of gum from the root surface of the teeth, creating a tiny space known as a periodontal pocket. When one has a periodontal pocket, bacteria accumulates deep into the pockets, making it difficult to keep clean.