If you find yourself struggling to get to the dentist, even for basic treatments like exams and cleanings, you’ll find solace in Dr. Friedland’s dental office. Not only does he provide exceptional care that helps you maintain long-term oral health, but he makes sure that his schedule is open enough to accommodate families with busy lifestyles. If a cleaning, exam or other preventive dentistry in Pembroke Pines is long overdue, give his dental office a call to schedule an appointment!
While at-home care is essential to long-term oral health, routine dental appointments also play a major role in keeping your mouth free of dental disease. During your routine checkup, Dr. Friedland will closely examine all of your oral structures, including your teeth, gums, tongue, throat, and other areas, for potential problems. We’ll also perform a detailed cleaning of your teeth and gums, making sure no decay, plaque or tartar is present. These visits combined with at-home care are sure to keep your smile in good shape for years to come.
Plaque isn’t only attacking your tooth enamel. It can also do major damage to your gum tissue, which provides the essential foundation for your teeth. Without proper scaling and root planing treatment, your teeth are at risk of falling out permanently. Thankfully, our dental office is more than capable of catching the early signs of gingivitis and reversing course. Our soft tissue laser and in-house periodontist should also put you at ease when it comes to treatment.
You may have heard of fluoride before, as it is commonly found in the foods we eat, public drinking water, and the oral care products we recommend to our patients. It’s also present in fluoride applications, which we always recommend following a cleaning. Once applied, the fluoride will effectively enrich enamel that’s already present as well as protect your teeth from potential decay moving forward. Just make sure to follow Dr. Friedland’s aftercare instructions so that the fluoride can work properly.
Dentists are actually in a unique position to catch the early signs of one of the most common forms of cancer in the world: oral cancer. During your routine exam, Dr. Friedland stays on the lookout for the most common signs of developing oral cancer, including red or white patches of oral tissue, thickenings within the mouth, and lumps or bumps in the mouth or on the neck. If he believes that oral cancer may be present, he’ll refer you to a medical doctor to perform a biopsy and discuss treatment steps moving forward.
Does your jaw ache every time you wake up from a full night’s sleep? Do you experience teeth sensitivity but aren’t sure why? Bruxism, or chronic clenching and grinding your teeth, is a common condition that occurs in both adults and children. Without treatment, it can result in permanent loss of your tooth enamel and pain in the teeth, jaw joints, and even neck, shoulders and head. With a custom-made nightguard, we can ensure full protection of your teeth and stop pain where it starts.