Find the Answers to Your Punta Gorda Dental Questions

Our team is always here to answer any Punta Gorda dental questions you have. You can give us a call at 941-585-0424, and we’ll be glad to help. You may have the same questions as many of our patients, so we’d like to provide a few quick answers to the inquiries we receive most often.

If you have other Punta Gorda dental questions, just give us a call today at 941-585-0424, and we’ll be glad to help.

What If I’m Too Afraid of Going to the Dentist?

You’re not alone! Millions of adults suffer from dental anxiety, and it’s one of the biggest roadblocks to better oral health. That’s why Dr. Martin and our team at Smiles of Punta Gorda are committed to your comfort! We offer oral sedation so you can get the dental treatment you need without feeling scared, anxious, or stressed at all. Also, you can take advantage of our various comfort options so your appointment is more comfortable and relaxing from start to finish.

Can You Stop My Jaw Pain?

Pain in the jaw, facial pain, problems opening and closing your mouth, and headaches may be due to TMJ problems. Chronic teeth grinding and even gum chewing can contribute to TMJ issues. We offer customized mouthguards that can relieve the pain, improve function, and protect your teeth.

What If I Have a Dental Emergency?

A dental emergency can cause tremendous suffering or even result in lost teeth. Don’t wait. Call Smiles of Punta Gorda at once at 941-585-0424 for a same-day or next-day emergency appointment.

Do You Place Dental Implants?

Dr. Martin is proud to offer dental implants to replace one tooth, several teeth, or even a full arch of missing teeth. Implants are extremely durable, which makes them a great investment in your smile and your health. At Smiles of Punta Gorda, the entire process – from placing the implants to restoring them with a crown, bridge, or denture – is completed in-house. You’ll deal with one office, one staff, and one billing department.

Can a Dentist Help With Bad Breath?

Chronic bad breath (also called halitosis) is often a side effect of gum disease. Your dentist is expertly trained to treat gum disease and the bad breath it causes. Not only can you get better breath here, but we can help keep your teeth and gums healthy.

How Can Cosmetic Dentistry Improve My Smile?

We provide many cosmetic dentistry solutions for concealing and correcting dental flaws. Chips, staining, cracks, “gummy” smiles, and other cosmetic issues can be helped with the following services:

Do You Have an Alternative to Traditional Metal Braces?

We offer short-term Invisalign orthodontics, which are clear and virtually unnoticeable. These removable orthodontics gently correct your smile quickly (usually within just one year!) and are much more comfortable than old-school metal braces.

Can Dentures Help Me Chew More Comfortably?

Absolutely! Dentures can replace some or all of your teeth and can last for years with proper care. They’re even stronger and more stable when attached to implants. We’ll schedule regular appointments with you to make sure they remain in great shape. We offer free consultations if you’re interested in finding out more!

What Kind of Toothbrush Should I Be Using?

The right toothbrush all depends on your smile, which is why we encourage you to visit us soon. Some people use the wrong toothbrushes or brushing techniques, which can actually harm your gums and ineffectively clean teeth. Let us take a look and provide professional advice so you’re making the most of your at-home care.

Do You Do Oral Surgery?

Absolutely. Dr. Martin and Dr. Ramke provide tooth extractions, including wisdom teeth, when needed. If you’re thinking about dental implants, we offer several procedures (ridge augmentation and bone grafts) to make your bone strong enough for implants. We can also restore receding gums using gum grafts.

Is It Safe For Me to Visit the Dentist During COVID?

We can definitely understand your concern and confusion about seeing the dentist during a pandemic, but we have you covered! Our office has always followed strict guidelines to prevent the spread of infection, but we have instituted additional protocols to keep you and our team safe during this unprecedented time. Call us if you have any additional questions about what you should do to prepare for your next appointment.

Does Teeth Whitening Really Work?

Teeth whitening products you find in stores will never stand up to the powerful systems a dentist can offer. That’s why we recommend our professional take-home teeth whitening treatment that provides customization for even results in a faster and safer way than store-bought products do.

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