Treating Common Dental Issues with Composite Fillings, Pocket Reductions, and Preventative Services at Florida Prosthodontics

Posted on 08/12/2022 by Timothy McDermott

Some of the most common dental ailments can often be prevented with proper oral hygiene and maintenance. At Florida Prosthodontics, we’re happy to educate our patients on these practices, as well as provide proper treatment for dental problems, such as cavities and gum disease. With simple fixes like composite fillings, our talented team at Florida Prosthodontics will restore your smile in no time! Read on to learn more about our frequent dentistry treatments for everyday oral troubles.

One of the most common oral problems is gum disease. While it is very easily prevented, it can be incredibly risky if the disease is allowed to spread. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, occurs when an excess of plaque and bacteria build up in your mouth. These bacteria irritate your gum tissues, creating inflammation. This inflammation, as well as bleeding and bacterial pockets, weakens supportive bones and ligaments, resulting in tooth loss. To prevent gum disease, be sure to practice exceptional oral hygiene, quit any tobacco products, and be cautious of dry mouth. Tobacco reduces blood flow and oxygen levels in your bloodstream, inhibiting your body’s ability to fight infection. Additionally, a dry mouth provides a perfect environment for bacteria to flourish. Though the periodontal disease can be nasty to fight, our professionals at Florida Prosthodontics are prepared to take on the challenge. With a variety of treatment options, we’ll choose the absolute best plan for your case. Gum disease can be treated with root planing, periodontal maintenance, pocket reduction, or even bone grafting. No matter which procedure we choose, Florida Prosthodontics will provide the utmost comfort and care for you during your visit. Your satisfaction and happiness are our priority! 

Cavities form when plaque and bacteria build up on your teeth and release eroding acids, causing weak spots in your enamel. This allows for the formation of cavities, which could potentially heavily weaken your teeth and give way to painful infections. Luckily, at Florida Prosthodontics, we’ve got just the fix for you! Our composite fillings are an effective alternative to traditional amalgam fillings, providing a realistic, tooth-colored treatment for your teeth. These composite fillings are placed quickly and efficiently, giving you lasting treatment in under half an hour! Our dentists will begin by removing any decay from your tooth, then applying a texturizing acid, and finally adding the composite resin inside your cavity. Once the filling is polished, you’ll be ready to go! This type of filling bonds with your teeth, reducing the amount of removed tooth structure. Additionally, these fillings are not sensitive to extreme temperature fluctuations, making them convenient for any future procedures! However, prevention is the absolute easiest treatment for cavities. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss once a day, and visit Florida Prosthodontics for a professional cleaning and examination twice a year!

To learn more about our cavity and gum disease treatments, visit our website at! Our dedicated team at Florida Prosthodontics can’t wait to restore your smile to its original beauty!