Monday, November 7, 2016

Facial Trauma

Following a car accident or another accident or injury, facial trauma can occur. Sometimes this trauma can require detailed surgery in order to correct the damage in the best way. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons can perform this detailed procedure successfully. A Miami Florida dentist such as Rita Claro can determine the type of trauma suffered and determine what treatment methods each patient will benefit from the most.

Facial Trauma
Facial trauma can include a variety of things and is not limited to: knocked out teeth, broken or fractured cheek, nose, jaw or eye socket (orbital) or facial lacerations. This trauma requires a high degree of trauma to the patient. Correcting the trauma requires special training and understanding of the long-term appearance and functioning of the face. A professional dentist such as Rita Claro can take these things into consideration when considering the approach to repairing this trauma.

If a patient has knocked out teeth, a root canal treatment is typically performed first by an endodontist. The length of time that the tooth was out of the mouth and how it was stored both influences how this is performed. Immediate treatment is always important with this type of trauma. To schedule an appointment to discuss your trauma and suggestions to treat it successfully, call 305-267-3751 today. The nature of your injury, the length of time from injury to treatment and how the tooth was cared for (if applicable) all will affect the options available to you. We are ready and willing to help you treat your facial trauma today.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease can sneak up on anyone, causing inflammation, pain and other problems. Left unchecked, it can become gum disease and cause even greater problems. If you’re having issues with your teeth or gums and need a dentist to take a look at Dr. Rita Claro of Dental Care Group

Avoiding Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is a common occurrence when you are unable to properly care for your teeth, which means that you are not brushing, flossing or rinsing adequately. If you find that your gums are red or pale, bleeding, sore or seem to be separating away from your teeth, these are all signs that you have periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is the precursor to gum disease, which is a serious but treatable condition. You can avoid periodontal disease by taking better care of your teeth at home, visiting a dentist on a regular basis and having your teeth cleaned regularly as well. Regularly getting your dental cleaning will remove plaque and tartar buildup and will make sure that you’re warding off the building up of bacteria and other issues over time.

Periodontal disease can become a serious issue but it’s not too late for you to prevent this problem, just begin now. If you’re starting to notice an issue now and want to stop it before it gets too serious, give our office a call today in Kendall at 305-232-2227 or Miami (305)267-3751. We are waiting to hear from you today so we can tell you about our dental services for periodontal disease, gum disease and other dental issues.