Central Florida Periodontics Provides Complete Periodontal Treatment in Orlando FL
Do you know that there is more to your teeth than what’s visible on the surface? Central Florida Periodontics keeps an eye on all parts of the tooth for optimal oral health.
Dr. Sevor and his team at Central Florida Periodontics are experts in human teeth. Are you looking for periodontal treatment in Orlando, FL? We provide prevention, diagnosis, treatment of gum disease, and a wide variety of periodontic treatments for your overall oral health and teeth appearance.
Uncovering the Human Tooth
As one of the hardest substances in the human body, it might surprise you that teeth are not bone. There’s more to the structure of a tooth than meets the eye: teeth are actually comprised of several layers of tissue.
Teeth have four main dental tissues: enamel, dentin, cementum, and pulp (source: Mouth Healthy/ADA). While enamel, dentin, and cementum are hard tissues, pulp is the center of the tooth that contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. If your teeth need some TLC, Central Florida Periodontics provides complete periodontal treatment in Orlando, FL.
Enamel is a hard calcified tissue that covers the dentin. The dentin is the part of the tooth between the enamel and cementum, and loss of enamel on this layer results in heat or cold sensitivity. Cementum is the hard connective tissue that covers the tooth root and gives attachment to the periodontal ligament. Pulp resides in the pulp chamber, a space in which the soft tissue (pulp) at the center of your teeth contains the nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. Take a look at other parts that make up the tooth:
- The crown is the visible part of your tooth, normally covered by enamel.
- The gums (also called gingiva) are the soft tissues that cover and protect the roots of your teeth and cover teeth that have not erupted.
- The neck is where the crown joins the root.
- The root canal is the portion of the pulp cavity inside the root of a tooth.
- The root is the part of the tooth inside the bone socket.
- Periodontal ligaments are fibrous tissues that connect the tooth root to the bone.
- Nerves and blood vessels supply teeth with nutrients.
- The alveolar bone (also called jawbone) is the part of the jaw that surrounds the roots of the teeth.
- Incisors are the middlemost teeth at the front of your mouth, used for cutting food.
- Canines are the pointed teeth beside the incisors, used for tearing food.
- Premolars are the teeth between the canines and molars used for crushing food.
- Molars are the flat teeth in the rear of the mouth, used for grinding food.
- Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars, also used for grinding food.
Now that you know more about human teeth, here are some tips to keep your mouth healthy.
Taking Care of Your Teeth
Periodontal care is a necessary part of proper maintenance and tooth retention. Personal oral hygiene is the best practice to reduce contributing risk factors, like periodontal disease. In addition to regular oral hygiene, regular visits to an oral health specialist can help keep your mouth healthy through examinations and cleanings.
At Central Florida Periodontics, we offer many periodontal treatments and procedures to treat all of your oral hygiene needs. We pride ourselves on limiting surgery to only where it is essential.
Some of our treatments include laser periodontal therapy, scaling and root planing, dental implants, cosmetic periodontal surgery, gum grafting, crown lengthening, osseous surgery, guided tissue bone regeneration, bone grafting, ridge preservation, and IV sedation.
Central Florida Periodontics can help you keep and love your smile; contact us today to schedule an appointment for periodontal treatments in Orlando, FL.