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About Lakeside Daytona Dentist

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At Lakeside Daytona Dentist, we provide our patients with state-of-the-art dental services and we are committed to delivering outstanding patient care. Dr. Silva regularly evaluates and invests in new techniques, materials, and technology that he feels will improve the quality of dental treatment. He is highly qualified in the areas of dental repair, dental emergencies, restoration, and various types of aesthetic and implant surgeries. Our team is constantly looking for new ways to serve our patients better.

With a professional and caring staff by his side, Dr. Silva is interested in making an impact within the community by providing high quality, conservative dental care.

What can you expect from your Dentist?

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Lakeside Daytona Dentist provides state-of-the-art technology, the highest quality materials, and the latest innovative techniques to ensure long lasting and superior results. Dr. Silva believes in partnering with you to find the most flexible and beneficial treatment plan possible for your dental care needs. His gentle and compassionate approach has led him to be recognized as one of the most prominent dentists in the area. Before deciding if Lakeside Daytona Dentist is for you, feel free to peruse the many reviews written by satisfied patients who entrusted Dr. Silva with their dental care.

As an outstanding general and cosmetic dentist serving Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, New Smyrna, Volusia County and beyond, Dr. Gladston Silva and his dedicated staff will customize your treatment to meet your dental care needs including: emergency visits, tooth extractions, root canals, veneers, crowns, teeth whitening, dental implants, full dentures, partials and implant-supported dentures. For those of you who experience high anxiety, Dr. Silva offers nitrous oxide or conscious IV sedation for your added comfort.

Lakeside Daytona Dentist’s Mission

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Our goal at Lakeside Daytona Dentist is to give you and your family a life-changing smile. We understand that the quality of your smile can literally change the quality of your life. A great smile can boost your confidence and positively impact your personal and professional relationships as well as improve many other areas of your life. When you wake up in the morning, brush your teeth, and smile, do you like what you see? If you’re not thrilled with your grin, then we want to help you! Our devoted team is here to create and restore stunning teeth so that you can live the happiest and healthiest life you ever imagined.

It is our pleasure to provide you with unparalleled dental care. Whether it’s something minor or a complete smile makeover, we are here to provide you with comprehensive dental care. Lakeside Daytona Dentist is committed to giving you the quality dental care and personal attention you deserve.

Dr. Silva is a gentle and caring dentist who will treat your most challenging dental needs and put you completely at ease. If you allow us to care for your dental needs, Lakeside Daytona Dentist will provide you with the finest preventive, implant, and cosmetic dentistry possible under one roof. Dr. Silva’s reputation for providing superior dentistry to his patients makes him one of the most trusted and sought after dentists in the Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, New Smyrna and surrounding areas.

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Periodontal Therapy – Daytona Beach, FL

Keeping Infection Away While Improving Oral Health

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At Lakeside Daytona Dentist, we always want to get ahead of the problem, if possible. When it comes to gum disease, this isn’t always easy, especially if the patient doesn’t realize they have it. Although common among adults in the United States, the symptoms are often overlooked or disregarded altogether, leading to more advanced stages that take more time and effort to treat, but it’s not impossible to take back your oral health. With periodontal therapy in Daytona Beach, our team will work closely with you to remove infection and keep your smile from feeling the effects of gum disease. To get started with treatment today, call us to schedule an appointment.

How Common is Gum Disease?

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According to a study in The Journal of the American Dental Association, more than 40% of adults in the United States have some form of gum disease, mostly periodontitis. As you age, that percentage grows higher. The study examined the prevalence of periodontitis in adults during a six-year period (2009-2014), and the report was published in July 2018.

Considered to be one of the most common problems seen by dental professionals, the symptoms associated with the disease can go undetected or untreated for many years, making it easy for early stages of gum disease in Daytona Beach to quickly develop into more advanced stages such as periodontitis or advanced periodontitis. 

Phases of Gum Disease

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There are generally three stages of gum disease: gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis. Early signs of gum disease typically include red, inflamed gums that bleed when brushing and flossing. At this point, your dentist in Daytona Beach can effectively reverse gingivitis with a thorough cleaning and regular oral hygiene habits practiced at home.

If gingivitis develops into periodontitis, the bone and fibers that work to keep your teeth in place will be damaged in a way that it cannot be reversed. Gum pockets will begin to develop below the gum line, and harmful bacteria and food particles can become trapped.

The most severe stage is advanced periodontitis. By this point, the bone and fibers are destroyed, and your teeth will become loose or begin to shift. Not only will it begin to affect your bite, but if treatment is unable to save your teeth, they will need to be removed.

Treatment Options

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Depending on which stage of gum disease you have, the treatment options will vary:

The Importance of Periodontal Maintenance

If you’re receiving treatment for periodontal disease, you will need to maintain regular dental visits to ensure the bacterial infection does not reoccur. While the normal schedule for a patient without periodontitis is every six months, it is highly likely that you’ll need to see us every 3-4 months. The schedule will be dependent upon your individual dental needs.

During these visits, you can expect our team to perform scaling each time, removing plaque and tartar buildup from above and below the gum line. Additionally, root planing will occur and if necessary, we will irrigate your gum pockets with an antibiotic to lessen the inflammation.

It is also crucial for you to meticulously care for your teeth and gums at home. Apart from brushing, flossing, and rinsing as instructed, you’ll also need to give up any bad dental habits that can increase your risk for gum disease, including smoking or poor eating habits.

Feel free to ask about beneficial products or tools that can help combat gum disease and help you take back your oral health.