At Carrollwood Village Dental, we want our patients to enjoy healthy, beautiful smiles. By monitoring your oral health with regular visits to our practice, we can make sure your healthy smile is preserved for a lifetime.
Dr. Richard Mancuso looks forward to getting to know you and providing you and your entire family with high-quality 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.
Preventive Oral Care for Better Overall Health
More and more studies show a connection between oral health and systemic health. Routine cleanings and examinations are key. Our experienced hygienists will remove plaque and tartar-harboring bacteria that can only be eliminated with special dental instruments twice each year.
Coming into our office biannually 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.
You Can't Have Healthy Teeth Without Healthy Gums
Many people don’t realize just how widespread gum disease is. 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 percent suffer from gum disease. Gum disease is the biggest cause of tooth loss among adults. Don’t be a dental statistic: Maintain healthy gums to keep your teeth healthy.
Gum disease is an insidious condition that creeps up on people. Many times it occurs with no visible symptoms, so people don't know they have it. The only way to know for sure if your gums are healthy is to see your dentist regularly.
Gum disease starts with plaque, which hardens into tartar, or calculus, which cannot be removed at home. The tarter contains bacteria, and this can infect the gums, leading to gum disease. Even the most diligent brushing and flossing cannot remove tartar.
Gum disease in its earliest stage is called gingivitis. Sometimes people will notice blood in the sink after they brush, but often they shrug it off. Left untreated, gingivitis will worsen.
Gum disease in its later stage is called periodontitis. At this stage, gum disease has taken hold, as evidenced by the pockets that have formed on the gums. This begins separating the teeth from the gums. The jawbone may also be damaged at this point. Tooth loss is not far behind The end result means bone loss and tooth loss.
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Make sure you and your family enjoy healthy mouths for a lifetime. Call Dr. Mancuso today!