Services Family & Cosmetic Dental Services Serving Patients in Fort Myers, FL The dental needs of your family are best served by the modern facilities and procedures utilized at Southwest Florida Dental Group. Your good dental health is ensured through the preventive and corrective treatments implemented through the long-established experience of Doctors Carlton and Baxmann. To promote your comfort and overall well-being during your visit, you’ll find both the reception area and the examination rooms are designed to produce a soothing emotional response. Modern advancements in pain management provide for a worry free appointment. Services we offer include, but are not limited to: General Dental Cleanings Regular dental exams and teeth cleanings are important to maintaining good oral health. These visits are important for patients of every age. During your appointment, we will remove any plaque buildup or tartar from your teeth, as well as check for any signs of gum disease, oral cancer, or irregularities. Crowns Dental crowns, also called caps, can be used on both front and back teeth. This restoration is typically used on teeth that are broken or decayed, as well as those where a filling is no longer an option. Dental crowns are made out of a range of materials, including porcelain. This restores the tooth’s strength and provides a natural looking restoration that can last a lifetime. Bridges For patients missing teeth due to decay, gum disease, or injury, a dental bridge can be used to restore your smile. This type of restoration is permanently fixed to adjacent teeth for support. It can help restore speaking and chewing ability. Dental bridges are made from a range of materials including alloys, gold, porcelains or a combination of these materials. In order for a dental bridge to be successful, it is important to maintain good oral health. Veneers This type of restoration is a conservative option which can help correct a tooth’s imperfections, including stains, chips, and gaps. A veneer is typically made out of porcelain or other tooth-colored materials, and provides patients with a stain-resistant, natural looking restoration option. Each veneer is custom fit to cover the front side of your tooth, and can provide you with a significant, permanent way to improve your smile. Tooth Whitening There are many ways to enhance the brightness of your smile through teeth whitening or bleaching. It is a simple, non-invasive option. We will work with you to determine which teeth whitening treatment best suits your needs and current oral health. Tooth Extractions When removing a tooth is the best option for restoring your dental health, a dental extraction will be performed. Together with you, we will explore the available treatments, and well as replacement options for the tooth. It is important to replace the extracted tooth to prevent future problems with your oral health and surrounding teeth. Root Canal Therapy If a cavity has reached the pulp of a tooth, a root canal or endodontic therapy is necessary. A root canal may also be required if you have experienced severe trauma to a tooth. This procedure involves cleaning out and disinfecting the interior of a tooth and removing the infected pulp. The canals of the tooth are then sealed to prevent future bacterial infections. At the end of the procedure, the tooth is restored with a filling or crown, which provides the tooth with added strength and stability. This also restores the tooth to normal function Fillings A filling is used to treat cavities and seal off spaces where bacteria can enter. Additionally, it can help prevent future tooth decay and restore tooth function. A variety of materials can be used for fillings including tooth-colored composite resin, porcelain, gold, silver, and more. Dental Implants A dental implant looks and feels just like natural teeth and provides patients with a permanent alternative to dentures. Dental implants are surgically inserted into the bone beneath the gums and then provide a solid foundation for replacement dentures or crowns. In order to be a good candidate for dental implants, you must have sufficient bone structure. Laser Dentistry This type of dentistry uses a laser to restore function and aesthetics to a patient’s smile. Common laser treatments include teeth whitening, gum disease treatments, oral surgery, and cavity treatments. Laser treatments can also reduce the need for minimal bleeding, anesthesia, and controlled swelling. X-Rays Instead of using traditional film, digital x-rays use small sensors. Among the advantages of using digital x-rays are: it uses 80-90% less radiation, saves time, and allows our team to view enhanced images of your mouth and teeth. These images give us the clearest view of your tissues, while reducing the amount of radiation you are exposed to. Periodontal Disease Treatment Gums provide the foundation for your teeth, so it is important to keep them in good health. When your gums are unhealthy, it can causes greater problems for both your oral health and overall health. We will examine your gums during your routine exams. In addition, we will clean the pockets along the gum line, which helps prevent gingivitis and gum disease. If you are showing signs of gum disease, we will discuss with you the available treatment options. Our goal is to restore your dental health. Emergency Dental Care If you are experiencing a dental emergency, Southwest Florida Dental Group provides a full range of dental emergency services including root canals, denture repairs, fillings, and extractions. We are committed to providing you with the treatment you need and deserve. If you are a patient of record in need of emergency dental care, please contact our office immediately at 239-284-1010 for care and after hour instructions. Any treatment prescribed to you will be thoroughly discussed by Doctors Carlton and Baxmann, in order to provide you with an opportunity to go over any concerns or questions you may have. For more information or to make an appointment, contact us at 239-284-1010 today!