When it comes to good dental health, prevention is essential. At Carrollwood Village Dental, our goal is for our patients to enjoy healthy mouths and smiles for a lifetime, so we recommend you and your family come in twice each year for checkups and cleanings.
By coming in to our office regularly, we can stay on top of any potential dental issues. By monitoring your oral health, we can make sure your healthy smile is preserved for years to come.
Dr. Richard Mancuso looks forward to getting to know you and providing you and your entire family gentle and effective dental care! At our one-doctor practice, Dr. Mancuso will be the only dentist you see each and every time you come in to our office.
Prevention Means Healthy Smiles and Healthy Bodies
A healthy mouth is critical if you want to keep your entire body healthy. Routine cleanings and examinations should be an important part of everyone’s wellness plan. During regular cleanings, our experienced hygienists will remove plaque and tartar harboring bacteria that cannot be eliminated even with the most careful brushing and flossing.
Coming in to our office twice each year enables Dr. Mancuso can stay up-to-date on any changes in your oral health. He can also keep an eye out for the early stages of decay and other problems so they can be treated without having to place a filling or crown.
If for some reason a tooth is so badly damaged or decayed that it cannot be saved, Dr. Mancuso can extract the tooth. This last-resort option is sometimes necessary, but treatment will be quick and gentle.
Healthy Gums Mean Healthy Mouths
Many people don’t realize that gum disease is the main cause of tooth loss in adults. In the United States, one out of every two adults aged 30 and over has periodontal (gum) disease. In adults aged 65 and older, 70% suffer from gum disease. Don’t be a dental statistic: Maintain healthy gums to keep your teeth healthy.
The problem with gum disease is that many people don’t even realize they have it so they don’t seek treatment for it. It often shows up without any recognizable symptoms, which is another reason why it’s so important to see your dentist regularly.
The risk for gum disease begins with plaque, which hardens, then turns into tartar, or calculus, that is impossible to remove without a professional cleaning. The tarter contains bacteria, and this can infect the gums. Even the most diligent brushing and flossing cannot remove tarter.
Gum disease in its earliest stage is called gingivitis. Some people might notice that their gums bleed when the brush and floss, which can be one of the symptoms of early gum disease. They might also notice their gums are swollen, or perhaps they have noticed persistent bad breath. Left untreated, gingivitis will worsen.
Gum disease in its later stage is called periodontitis. At this stage, gum disease is so serious that pockets have formed on the gums, which actually separate the teeth from the gums. The jawbone can also be compromised. The end result means bone loss and tooth loss.
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