Tooth & Gum Disease
Gum Disease Treatments & Procedures
No one wants cavities or gum disease, and at the Dental Office of Dr. Ernie Soto in Ft. Lauderdale, we provide you with the best treatments and education to help prevent these conditions. Cavities occur for many reasons, some which may be controlled and some that can’t. The shape and quality of your teeth can be affected by heredity and certain medical conditions or medications. However, some main causes of tooth decay and gum disease include what you eat, how well you take care of your teeth, and the use of fluoride.
Plaque plays a major role in tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque is fueled by sweets and starchy foods. Plaque hardens to form tarter, which breaks down your tooth surface and can lead to cavity formation. Tarter can also spread below your gums and onto your tooth’s root and can contribute to tooth and bone loss.
You can help avoid tooth and gum disease by receiving regular dental check-ups from Dr. Soto. Our friendly staff will teach you how to care for your teeth and gums at home. If the need should arise, Dr. Soto has expertise in performing root canals and treating gum disease. We offer sedation dentistry to make you completely comfortable during the procedures.
Make sure to call our office at (954) 368-6264 if you suspect you have a tooth or gum problem. We will provide you with prompt care to help prevent small problems from becoming bigger concerns.
Please visit Dr. Soto’s Patient Education Library to learn more about tooth and gum disease.
Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Ernie Soto, explains the benefits of sedation dentistry during dental treatment as it appeared on "The American Health Front - Miami Edition" on June 30th 2007.