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1201 County Road 1, Suite B
Dunedin, FL 34698
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1201 County Road 1, Suite B
Dunedin, FL 34698

General Dentistry

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Comprehensive Evaluation / Oral Examination

Comprehensive Evaluation

An oral examination is a visual inspection of the mouth, head, and neck, performed to detect abnormalities. Low radiation digital imaging allows for a more complete examination, helping the doctor to detect cavities, problems in existing dental restorations, gum and bone recession or other abnormal conditions within the mouth, head and neck area.

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Dental Cleaning

Dental Cleaning

A dental cleaning, also known as an oral prophylaxis, is the removal of dental plaque and tartar (calculus) from the teeth. Specialized instruments are used to gently remove these deposits without harming the teeth. First, an ultrasonic device that emits vibrations and is cooled by water is used to loosen larger pieces of tartar. Next, hand tools are used to manually remove smaller deposits and smooth the tooth surfaces. Once all the tooth surfaces have been cleaned of tartar and plaque, the teeth are polished.

Fluoride Treatment

Flouride Treatment
Fluoride is a natural substance that helps strengthen teeth and prevent decay. Fluoride treatments are administered at this office as an important component of dental treatment. Fluoride is applied to the teeth in a varnish form which maximizes the benefit to the teeth.

Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are made of a safe resin material which is applied to the surfaces of teeth (commonly permanent molars) to prevent cavities. The sealant material fills in the crevices of a tooth and “seals” off the tooth from cavity-causing agents like food and plaque. The teeth are prepared for the sealant application and the sealant is painted directly onto the chewing surface of each tooth and then hardens. Sealants are applied in one visit.

Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)

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Silver diamine fluoride, also known as SDF, works to help prevent dental cavities from forming or spreading to other teeth. Its goal is to remineralize small areas of decay in the tooth's enamel or to stop the progression of larger areas of decay. As a conservative approach to active dental decay, SDF treatment does not necessarily prevent the need for future treatments such as a filling, but it may be able to delay or mitigate the extent of later treatments.

Custom Oral Appliances

Custom Oral Appliances

Our office can fabricate custom oral appliances that can protect your teeth and gums during sports, alleviate sleep apnea symptoms to provide an open airway while you sleep, or relieve stress on the temporomandibular joint caused by clenching or grinding of the teeth. 

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Equilibration

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If your teeth or jaw are not properly aligned, you may experience pain or discomfort when eating or speaking. This can also lead to symptoms of TMJ disorder or teeth grinding. Using a procedure called equilibration, we can identify and correct dysfunctional contact between the upper and lower teeth arches by making small adjustments to the biting surfaces that relieve pain and discomfort and improve overall function.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planning
Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure used to treat gum disease. During the scaling process, specialized dental instruments are used to remove dental plaque and calculus from beneath the gums. Planing is the procedure used to smooth the tooth roots after the scaling process. Root planing helps the gums heal and reattach themselves to a cleaner and smoother root surface.

Management of Cracked Teeth

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Teeth with cracks come in all shapes and sizes. Symptoms of a cracked tooth are varied and may include pain when chewing, temperature sensitivity or pressure sensitivity, or a combination of these. Depending on the status of the remaining tooth structure, health of the nerve, and patient factors such as bite strength and grinding habits, different treatment options may exist. Since each situation is so unique, it's best to come in and be evaluated.

Extractions

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Extractions may be necessary for a variety of reasons: in preparation for orthodontic treatment, before dental implant placement, or if a tooth is not able to be saved with restorative procedures.

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1201 County Road 1, Suite B
Dunedin FL 34698
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