We all hope to get a clean bill of health at the dentist during our bi-yearly cleaning. Maintaining your oral health with proper at-home dental care is a great way to ensure that happens! While proper care reduces your chances of having oral health problems, things can still go wrong.
You may only need to repair a small chip from accidentally biting a fork, or maybe require a full mouth rehabilitation. We are experienced in helping our patients through a range of dental problems.
Accidents can cause facial trauma and knock teeth out. Teeth grinding often occurs during sleep without you ever knowing; this causes worn teeth, which leads to other problems down the road.
Some aspects of your oral health are within your control and some are not. Whether it’s a single tooth replacement or a full smile makeover we have a dental treatment plan that will get your teeth looking and feeling their best.
Let’s explore some common dental issues that our patients experience and what treatment options are available to resolve them.
- Gum disease is a common yet avoidable condition. It is also very serious if left untreated. Early signs present with red, swollen, or bleeding gums, and can eventually lead to tooth loss. Diagnosing symptoms early may only require scaling and root planing, or may require surgery for severe cases.
- Minor chips, cracks, or decay aren’t always dangerous, but they can lead to a tooth infection that is. Receiving proper periodontal treatment as soon as possible is critical to avoiding the need for root canals.
- Discoloration in your teeth doesn’t necessarily spell trouble for your physical health, but it plays an important role in self confidence and a sense of well being. Teeth whitening is often all that is needed to correct discolored teeth; sometimes however, more involved cosmetic dentistry is required, such as porcelain veneers.
- Dental implants have advanced significantly since they were first introduced in 1965. In the event of facial trauma or severe tooth decay, implants provide dental restoration that can be customized for one tooth or an entire arch of missing teeth.
A lot of common dental problems can happen simultaneously. If you feel overwhelmed when you think about addressing so many issues at once, we’re here to help. If you are a candidate for a full mouth rehabilitation we ensure the process is as easy and painless as possible.
Some of the procedures performed during a full mouth rehabilitation can include: teeth whitening, implant placement, root canals, gum recontouring, or grafting.
Two to three appointments are usually all that are needed for a full mouth rehabilitation. Some procedures may not require any down time at all, while others can take a few months before full recovery. We will ensure that you are healing properly during follow up appointments until you are fully recovered.
Give us a call to schedule a consultation and we’ll walk you through the best options so you can feel confident about your dental treatment plan! Merritt Island (321) 635-1175 Melbourne/Suntree (321) 459-6028 Orlando (407) 553-9119