General dental treatments are part of routine dental care. We can address common oral health issues with general dentistry, including tooth decay and cavities. Preventative care is an important part of maintaining oral health and enables us to identify and treat developing dental problems with more conservative care. Our general and preventive dentistry services in Port Charlotte, FL, will keep your smile healthy, comfortable, and feeling its best.
Dentistry For Seniors
The health of your smile is important at every age and plays a key role in your ability to enjoy life to the fullest. As we age, our bones can become less dense, and tissues in the mouth can become thinner. This can affect the stability and structure of your smile. A weakened immune system, medications, and medical conditions can also increase the risk of dental problems. Dr. Rosado works with adult and senior patients to maintain the stability of their teeth and gums, providing age-appropriate dental care and oral hygiene advice. Regular visits with us will help you avoid complex dental concerns that can impact the function of your smile.
Missing teeth, tooth decay, and gum disease are some of the most common problems patients can experience over time for various reasons. Certain problems, including dry mouth, diabetes, and tobacco use, may attract the bacteria, contributing to tooth decay and gum disease.
Dry mouth from medications and medical conditions can create an environment that multiplies these harmful bacteria. Tobacco use can also attract harmful bacteria by causing dry mouth. Patients with diabetes and high blood sugar may also be at an increased risk of infection because bacteria feed on sugars and starches left in the mouth.
Tooth decay and gum disease can degrade the teeth and gums, leading to gum recession and tooth loss. We provide root canal treatment, periodontal therapy, and restorations, including dentures, to restore patient smiles’ health. Routine dental care is especially important for seniors, as dental infections, dry mouth, and other problems can quickly develop.
General Dentistry in Port Charlotte, FL
Preventative, general dental care maintains patients’ oral health and stops future dental complications. Our hygiene program is the foundation of your long-term oral health and wellness. When you visit with us on a regular basis, our dental hygienists can provide personalized care and advice, addressing your unique risk factors for dental problems.
We can create custom-made mouthguards for patients who play contact sports. Wearing a mouthguard can prevent tooth damage and lost teeth. Nightguards, similar to mouthguards, protect the smile; however, nightguards benefit patients with painful TMJ disorders.
Some dental problems require emergency dental care. Common dental emergencies, including knocked-out teeth, broken restorations, and tooth pain, need professional treatment.
Root Canal Procedure
We will recommend a root canal for patients with a dental infection that has reached the inside of their tooth. A root canal removes infected nerves and vessels that keep teeth alive. Removing the dental pulp from within the tooth preserves the tooth structure while removing tooth decay.
We provide dental sedation for more complex, lengthy dental procedures, including oral surgery. Patients with dental anxiety or fear of the dentist also benefit from our sedation options. Nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation calm and relax patients during treatment and ensure that patients do not feel any pain in the dental chair.
A dental extraction is required if patients have severely infected or impacted teeth. We ensure patients feel comfortable during extractions by using local anesthetic and dental sedation. After patients heal from their extractions, they will no longer feel the pain and discomfort from their damaged teeth.
General Dental FAQs
Read answers to common questions patients have about general dentistry services:
Do I need a root canal or tooth extraction?
If we cannot save your tooth with a root canal, we will recommend an extraction. We will examine your smile and look for signs of extreme wear, including a crack or break that splits the tooth and goes to the gum and not enough tooth structure left for a viable tooth.
Can I get sedation if I have dental anxiety?
Yes, we offer sedation for patients who have dental fear or anxiety. Sedation is safe for patients and ensures they do not feel pain during their procedures.
What sports require mouthguards?
Any contact sport, or sport with contact between players, requires a mouthguard. Common contact sports include hockey, football, and lacrosse.
Contact Our Dental Office
Do you need a new dentist in the Port Charlotte, FL area? Schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Rosado today or call Sun Smile Dentistry at 941-271-0721.