Miami Area General and Preventative Dentistry with Your Dentist
The team at Gables Perfect Smile takes pride in providing comprehensive general dentistry to each of our patients. A healthy mouth is the best foundation for a beautiful smile, and a bi-annual oral examination and preventative care are the keys to keeping your teeth and gums healthy and strong. With regular general dentistry consultations at Gables Perfect Smile, our patients have the right tools to keep their smiles strong and healthy for years to come.
When patients come to our Miami-area practice for a general dentistry consultation, Dr. Ospina works with our hygienists to complete an in-depth analysis of their oral health. We review patients' medical and dental histories, assess their bite, perform an examination for oral cancer, and clean and scale teeth to remove any plaque or tartar. In addition to these services, Gloria Ospina, D.D.S., is specially trained to safeguard the health of our patients' mouths with periodontal care and endodontic therapy. To complete a general dentistry visit to Gables Perfect Smile, patients are educated on the proper preventative care measures they should take at home.
Periodontics is the dental specialty that involves the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of gum disease. Our Miami-area general dentist, Gloria Ospina, D.D.S., has pursued advanced training in the management of periodontal disease, and she and her hygienists are dedicated to the goal of protecting each of their patients from the harm gum disease can cause.
It is possible for periodontal disease to occur at any age, and gum disease is one of the most common dental maladies our patients face. In fact, more than 50 percent of people over the age of 18 suffer from some form of periodontal disease, and more than 80 percent of patients over the age of 35 struggle with gum disease.
Periodontal disease is caused when bacteria infect the gums, bones, and/or ligaments of the mouth. Though mild periodontal infections often produce no visible symptoms, patients may experience gums that are swollen, tender, or are beginning to recede from the teeth. Bleeding of the gums is another common side effect of periodontal disease. Without proper treatment, gum disease can erode the structure of teeth and the bones that support them, causing tooth and bone loss.
Treating Periodontal Disease
At Gables Perfect Smile near Miami, general dentist Dr. Gloria Ospina and her team have the skills and technology necessary to effectively treat all stages of periodontal disease. Using the Waterlase® MD dental laser, Dr. Ospina can treat periodontal disease with less time, less anesthesia, and less discomfort than was ever before possible. Dr. Ospina can also use the Waterlase® MD to reshape patients' gum lines during cosmetic gum surgery for a more pleasing smile. If you suspect that your gums may be infected, it is important that you address the issue as soon as possible to prevent further damage. Contact our Miami-area practice to schedule a general dentistry check-up today.
Endodontics addresses infections within the pulp of a tooth, which contains nerves, blood, and lymph vessels. The most common endodontic procedure is the root canal, which involves the removal of diseased pulp tissue from an infected tooth. While many patients associate a root canal with significant discomfort, we employ a number of methods to ensure that the patient remains comfortable for the duration of the procedure. The use of a Waterlase® MD dental laser to prepare and clean the infected tooth eases the anxiety and discomfort most patients associate with old-fashioned dental drilling. If a patient is especially nervous or sensitive, our Miami-area general dentistry team can use sedation dentistry to help him or her relax.
Once the infected tooth pulp is removed, one of our dentists will restore and protect the damaged tooth with a dental crown. With comfort-enhanced endodontics at Gables Perfect Smile, our Miami-area general dentistry patients can enjoy a healthy and beautiful smile for many years to come.
While our Miami-area patients can benefit greatly from regular general dentistry checkups, a strong oral health care routine is truly the first line of defense to combat decay, infection, and periodontal disease. We take special care to ensure that each of our patients is educated on the proper way to care for his or her teeth at home. A good oral health routine includes daily brushing, flossing, use of an ADA-approved mouthwash, and a healthy diet. When patients come to our Miami-area office for a general dentistry appointment, they will work with a dentist or hygienist to develop an oral health care routine customized to suit their unique needs.
Contact Our General Dentistry Practice
At Gables Perfect Smile, our first priority is helping our patients maintain the most beautiful and healthy smiles they can achieve. To ensure the oral health of our patients, our Miami-area general dentistry team, headed by dentist Dr. Gloria Ospina, provides thorough examinations and preventative care education for each of our patients. From routine cleanings to periodontal and endodontic care when problems arise, the team at Gables Perfect Smile is fully qualified to take care of all our patients' dentistry needs. If you live in the Miami area and are in need of a skilled and experienced general dentistry team, we encourage you to contact Gables Perfect Smile today.