General & Preventive Dentist
Beautiful & Healthy Smiles Are Our Focus
QUESTIONS? FOR IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE PLEASE CALL ONE OF OUR FRIENDLY DENTAL TEAM MEMBERS AT (912) 638-9001
Our caring dentists and dental team are dedicated to helping you and your family maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. We provide a wide variety of preventive dentistry treatment options to meet all of your family’s dental needs. This includes routine cleanings, oral exams and low radiation digital x-rays. It is important receive preventative dentistry so that we may discover and treat any problems before they become bigger more expensive issues. Our dentists, along with the rest of our skilled team, are excited to welcome you and your family into our practice. We hope to build a relationship with you and help you maintain a beautiful, healthy smile for years to come!
Dental Cleanings & Checkups
At Plantation Dental Associates, we recognize that your dental needs are unique to you. We recommend a routine dental cleaning and examination every six months to maintain optimal dental health.
There are many warning signs that will alert you to an issue that needs to be addressed sooner rather than later. Do you fall into any of the categories below? These are the signs that you may be overdue for a cleaning:
- Do you see bleeding from the tissues surrounding your teeth?
- Do you notice unpleasant odors or tastes in your mouth frequently?
- Is flossing difficult or painful?
- Does food constantly become trapped between your teeth?
If you are experiencing any of these issues please call our office to schedule a dental check up as soon as possible. You don’t have to live in pain or with the embarrassment of bad breath.
We welcome you to come in for a dental check-up. Please contact us to schedule your preventive dental care appointment.
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Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer screening includes a careful examination of the entire oral cavity for any kind of abnormal cell growth. This is done by a professional dentist who will check the lips, gum tissue, inside lining of the check, tongue, the palate, throat and the tonsils for any abnormality. Sometimes, a visual examination alone is not enough to identify the symptoms of oral cancer. Therefore, we may suggest a few tests to be sure that there is no danger of oral cancer. The common tests for oral cancer screening are blue dye test and dental examination with light.
Oral screening process: why it is important
Cancer of the mouth is a disease that can be treated successfully if detected early. Regular dental checkups are therefore very essential. Oral screening for cancer is reasonably priced and is a painless and simple examination
In case of a wound or a cyst of any kind in the mouth, a simple biopsy can detect the presence of abnormal cells in the wound. In 90% of cases, if followed by proper treatment, oral cancer is generally curable.
Don’t delay! You should get Oral Cancer screenings periodically and early detection is key. Call us today to schedule your exam.
Video: Oral Cancer Screening with Michael Douglas
Dental fillings are used to treat teeth that are damaged due to tooth decay. You could have tooth decay if you are experiencing symptoms such as extreme sensitivity to cold and hot food and drinks, constant toothache, jaw pain and/or bad breath. Dental fillings help eliminate sensitivity and pain in the tooth and prevent any further damage from taking place. A simple check-up can determine whether your teeth need repair and if you need dental fillings. If necessary, an x-ray is taken to find out the extent of the damage.
Tooth Colored Fillings
We are pleased to provide our patients with tooth colored fillings made from either porcelain or composite resins. They are the same color as your teeth! This makes them look much more natural in your mouth and also means that your mouth will remain “mercury-free”.
For more information regarding dental fillings or to schedule an appointment please contact us today.
Video: Tooth-Colored Fillings
Root Canal Treatments
What is a Root Canal?
Root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or has become infected. During a root canal, the inside of the root of the tooth is cleaned out and sealed. Without treatment the tissue surrounding the tooth becomes infected and abscesses can form.
These are some common symptoms that indicate you might need a root canal treatment:
- Tender gums which might also be swollen
- Extreme sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures
- Discoloration of the tooth
- Severe toothache
Video: Top 5 Reasons Not To Delay Root Canal Treatment
If you have any questions regarding root canal treatments, call us today.
QUESTIONS? FOR IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE PLEASE CALL ONE OF OUR FRIENDLY DENTAL TEAM MEMBERS AT (912) 638-9001!