Each dental checkup performed at Gulf Coast Smiles includes a comprehensive dental cleaning as well as a thorough dental exam. If our dentist detects the early signs of gum disease, cavities or other oral health maladies Dr. Mauricio Martinez will explain your treatment options.
Patients suffering from a minor case of tooth decay might need to have the affected tooth treated by installing a dental filling.
This involves numbing the tooth with an injection of procaine. Once you are comfortable we will carefully remove all traces of decayed tooth enamel. After the surface has been prepared we will apply the dental filling material and harden it with a special ultraviolet light. This will effectively bond it to the surrounding tooth enamel for many years to come.
After completing the treatment we might give you some simple pointers to reduce your chances of suffering from another cavity. This might include improved focus in your daily oral hygiene routine as well as making sure that all of your oral care products have earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.
If you live in the Cape Coral, Florida, area and you have noticed a problem with one of your teeth, you should call 239.549.0001 to have it examined and treated by our professional dental specialists.