Periodontal Disease Treatment

Periodontal Disease Treatment
Lakeland Periodontist

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a condition in which the gums or tissues that hold your teeth in place become infected. Periodontal disease is often caused by a buildup of plaque (a thin layer of bacteria which builds up over time).

Periodontal disease can cause many undesirable symptoms and conditions including sore or bleeding gums, chewing difficulty, and eventually tooth loss.

Our compassionate dental professionals & periodontists in Lakeland, FL will work with you to prevent or remedy periodontal disease. Contact our office today for more information.

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Complete Exam by the Dentist AND a Full Set of Digital X-Rays!

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Bondings

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Wisdom Teeth Extractions

If you need to have your wisdom teeth extracted, we can help. Wisdom teeth extraction is a common procedure, and the dental surgeons and dental specialists at Smiles On Florida are able to remove your wisdom teeth while keeping you extremely comfortable and relaxed.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Looking great and feeling great go hand-in-hand. At Smiles On Florida we would be honored to be your cosmetic dentist.

Sedation Dentistry

A drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients respond purposefully to verbal commands, either alone or accompanied by light tactile stimulation. No interventions are required to maintain a patent airway, and spontaneous ventilation is adequate. Cardiovascular function is usually maintained.

Oral Cancer Screening

The inside of the mouth is normally lined with a special type of skin (mucosa) that is smooth and coral pink in color. Any alteration in this appearance could be a warning sign for a pathological process. The most serious of these is oral cancer.

We recommend performing an oral cancer self-examination monthly and remember that your mouth is one of your body’s most important warning systems. Do not ignore suspicious lumps or sores.

Laser Assisted Periodontal Disease Treatment

LANAP™ is a gentle, conservative, non-invasive method of treating gum disease without cutting, suturing or removing tissue. Using a precision laser, the Doctor is able to kill up to 99% of the disease-causing bacteria in the periodontal pockets. Because there is no defense against the laser, the bacteria can not adapt and avoid elimination as with antibiotic treatment.

Periodontal Disease Treatment

Periodontal disease is an infection caused by the bacteria found in plaque, the thin biofilm that constantly forms around our teeth. In response to these bacteria, our immune system produces toxins. Unfortunately, these toxins also target our gums and other supportive tissues, resulting in the infection known as periodontal disease. Without treatment, periodontal disease can have serious consequences for your oral health.

Scaling and Root Planing

Scaling is a [non-surgical] deep cleaning measure that includes removing plaque from above and below the gumline. The root is also smoothened through planing to allow the tissue to heal and reattach itself to the tooth. Local anesthesia is applied to numb the targeted area and make the procedure much more comfortable. Antibiotics may be recommended as a means of controlling the toxic bacteria from spreading further that cause periodontitis.

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries. The bone is either obtained from a tissue bank or your own bone is taken from the jaw, hip or tibia (below the knee). Sinus bone grafts are also performed to replace bone in the posterior upper jaw.

TMJ Treatment

The terms TMJ and TMD are often used interchangeably, but they aren’t the same thing. The TMJ is the jaw joint, and a TMD is a problem with the joint.

Laser Biopsy and Oral Surgery

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Inlays and Onlays

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Nonsurgical Laser Gum Treatment

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Laser Dental Surgery

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Dental Implants

Do you have a missing tooth? We understand how this can make your feel. We believe that everyone should be able to achieve their best smile.

Invisalign and Clear Braces

Clear aligners are made from transparent materials that adjust your teeth without the “hardware” traditionally associated with braces.

Teeth Cleaning

At Smiles on Florida, we believe that getting your teeth cleaned every 6 months keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.

Routine and Deep Cleaning

There are two parts to your Smiles on Florida visit – examination and cleaning. Your exam will check for cavities, plaque, and tartar on your teeth.

Dental Crowns

Decay or trauma can cause loss of tooth structure and can compromise function as well as aesthetics. Extensive loss of tooth structure can best be replaced with a restoration that covers your entire tooth as in a crown. This “full coverage” restoration can strengthen your tooth and in the hands of an expert can provide a long lasting esthetic and functional result.

Dental Bridges

A safe, low-risk way to replace one or more missing teeth. Natural teeth or dental implants can be used as anchors to support the suspended replacement teeth.

Dentures and Partials

We know that life with dentures and partials can be both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, it's important to remove teeth that are painful, broken down and infected, yet on the other hand, improperly made dentures used to replace those missing or extracted teeth can make eating, drinking and speaking very difficult.

Emergency Services

We know how bad a toothache can feel so our dentists and staff are available as an emergency dentist in your time of need. Sometimes, a tooth is painful, broken or decayed beyond repair and extraction may be the only option.

Extractions

While many of us do our best to keep our teeth healthy, sometimes a tooth needs to be taken out to keep you healthy. In these cases, an extraction is necessary.

Tooth Colored Fillings

A toothache can disrupt your life. Tooth decay, cracked teeth, and cavities will provide a constant and painful reminder. At Smiles on Florida we have completed thousands of fillings.

Root Canal

A root canal is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical endodontic treatment. The procedure is preformed under local anesthesia and involves opening the crown of the tooth, exposing the roots and pulp of the tooth. When the pulp and root is exposed the infected areas of the tooth are removed.

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

Teeth Whitening

Let our team help you determine what whitening process is right for you, based on the current color and condition of your teeth.

Veneers

A wafer-thin glass shells that can be bonded to the front of your teeth to mask their shape, color, or size. The highest quality veneers are made individually by hand and are hard to distinguish from natural teeth. veneers can be used to remarkably transform the smile of patients who have worn, chipped, or discolored teeth. Slightly crooked teeth can be straightened as well. Hand-made porcelain veneers are typically very translucent and when bonded to your teeth they are very lifelike.

Periodontal Therapy

We specialize in a wide variety of procedures designed to maintain or improve your periodontal tissues. The periodontal (gum) tissues are an important part of your oral health. Our experience and expertise in periodontics allows us to provide high-quality treatments you cannot find anywhere else!