General Dentistry in Aventura
The team at The Aventura Dentists in Aventura, FL shares a strong commitment to helping our patients attain and maintain optimal oral health. We offer a range of general dentistry services to help diagnose, treat and prevent problems that threaten the health of your teeth and gums.
Dental Exams and Cleanings
Regular dental exams are key to catching potential dental problems in their earliest stages, when they are more easily treated. Exams are also great opportunities to discuss any troubling symptoms or concerns patients are experiencing with our trusted dentists.
During a dental exam, one of our dentists evaluates the entire mouth, including the teeth, gums, soft tissues of the mouth, jaw joint and bite. With new patients, we recommend taking a set of X-rays to look at the underlying structures of the mouth (like the bone that supports the teeth) and get a baseline of the patient’s oral health. For current patients, we recommend taking X-rays once a year. We may perform other tests and screenings, like oral cancer screenings, during the exam as needed.
In addition to dental exams, we recommend regular professional cleanings to prevent cavities, gum disease and more. Our team uses special instruments to remove plaque and tartar that a regular toothbrush and floss can miss. We focus on the nooks and crannies in between the teeth as well as along the gumline, where bacteria can hide.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screenings look for signs of cancer in absence of any symptoms. During an oral cancer screening, our dentists will visually and manually examine the mouth for any abnormal tissues or lesions that could possibly be cancerous. We might use diagnostic aids such as special lights or dyes during the screening, if need be.
If we discover something suspicious, we will take a biopsy and send the tissue to one of our trusted laboratories for testing. Should the biopsy indicate cancerous cells, we might need to perform additional testing, or we may start treatment immediately.
Gum Disease Treatment
Healthy gums are an essential part of a healthy mouth. For patients that have developed a gum infection or gum disease, our goal is to treat it quickly and effectively. Depending on the extent of the problem, it could be treated with a deep cleaning, antibiotic medicine or possibly gum surgery.
Tooth fillings are placed on teeth that have developed cavities. They can also be used to repair cracked or fractured teeth, or extremely worn teeth. A filling restores the teeth to their normal function and shape, and closes off the spaces where bacteria can enter the teeth to prevent (further) decay. We offer modern tooth-colored fillings, which are more aesthetically pleasing than metal fillings.
Our dentists offer a complete range of dental restorations to save weak or compromised teeth or replace missing teeth. These restorations include dental implants, crowns, bridges or dentures.
Dental Care Personalized To Your Needs
The team at The Aventura Dentists understands that no two patients are exactly alike; everyone has unique oral health concerns. We are committed to understanding your specific needs and personalizing treatment to help you achieve your goals. Give us a call or send us an email to book an appointment with our team and discuss your dental health care.