All the Dental Services Your Family Needs, Under One Roof
Dr. Michael Starr, has followed his father’s example of unsurpassed care and has made a commitment to offering compassionate care while staying up-to-date with the latest technological advances in dentistry.
Common problems our dentists treat:
With advanced dental equipment, we are able to diagnose, treat, and prevent dental conditions of all types. We offer dental exams, cleanings, fillings, and oral cancer screenings for children and adults at the highest level of care and professionalism. Learn more below, and also check out our cosmetic services and advanced dental procedures.
To begin your comprehensive dental exam, our office provides cutting-edge technology to ensure that your dental condition is diagnosed properly. X-rays also aid in identifying cavities. We offer digital X-rays that reduce radiation exposure by 90% to ensure patient safety. We also perform oral cancer screenings at every visit.
Routine cleanings are designed to be pain-free and as comfortable as possible. During a cleaning, the dental hygienist will remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, then floss and polish them. Cleanings are important for preventing many dental conditions and give you an opportunity to discuss any oral health concerns with your dentist. Routine cleanings are recommended for kids (4+) and adults every 6 months.
When tooth decay causes cavities in the teeth, fillings are used to seal the openings where decay has occurred. We offer a variety of filling materials and help you choose the one that is right for you based on appearance, size, and location of your cavity. Regular cleanings are important in preventing cavities, as they remove plaque that often leads to tooth decay. If left untreated, cavities can lead to serious tooth decay and tooth pain that needs to be treated with a root canal.
Taking care of your gums is just as important as taking care of your teeth. We ensure your gums are healthy to help prevent periodontal disease such as gingivitis. To keep the tissues surrounding your teeth in peak condition, we perform periodontal maintenance and treatment, including deep scaling and gingival curettage.
Sensitive teeth caused by gum disease, cracked teeth, cavities, and erosion occur when the tooth enamel has been worn down. Tooth enamel cannot be replaced, so your dentist will take your dental history into account along with an exam, X-rays, and other diagnostic methods to identify and treat sensitive teeth.
Toothaches can be a sign of a cavity or something more serious, including a cracked tooth or an abscess. If you experience pain in your mouth or jaw that lasts more than a couple days, you should see a dentist. In severe cases, an emergency tooth extraction may be necessary.
An abscessed tooth is a tooth that has been infected, typically due to an untreated cavity. An abscess is a pocket of pus found in the pulp of the tooth. If you experience pain and swelling, tooth sensitivity, and/or change in the appearance of a tooth including a chip, crack, or abnormal coloring, you should make an appointment to have an oral exam.
A cracked tooth can cause tooth sensitivity and pain while biting. Often misdiagnosed by other dentists, our dentists take the time to properly examine the teeth to find even the smallest cracks. Because cracked teeth can lead to infection, proper prevention and early intervention help to greatly improve the outcome.
Your Hometown Family Dentists in Wellington, Florida
Let our family take care of your family’s dental needs. Call (561) 798-0100 today for a dental appointment in Wellington at Starr Family Dentistry.