At Tampa Smiles, our first goal, from the moment you walk in the door, is to earn a feeling of trust. Our general dentist in Tampa, FL believes the absolute best general dentistry we can provide will only take place when there is a strong bond of trust with our patients, and we’re all working together toward the common goals of healthy teeth and gums and a beautiful smile.
Dentistry For Adults
Whether your dental needs are a complete exam, cleaning, or anything in between, our staff at Tampa Smiles will provide you with exceptional care. Your six-month visits keep your teeth clean and healthy and help prevent problems down the road by letting us spot them early. We can address your unique concerns and develop a relationship that ensures continuity of care. We look forward to meeting you!
Dentistry For Children
At Tampa Smiles, our pediatric dentist strive to make children of all ages feel at ease and enjoy themselves, so bring the whole family along! You can rest assured your child will receive the latest advancements in children’s dentistry, delivered with caring, thoughtfulness, and compassion. We look forward to seeing them starting around age five and watching them grow year after year.
A Healthy Smile, A Healthy Body
Did you know that the cause of most tooth loss is not decay? It’s gum disease. And recent studies have established a link between gum disease and your overall health. The good news is that gum disease can be treated successfully, often without surgery. Our commitment to you includes paying meticulous attention to all of your needs for healthy teeth and gums so you not only look your best but also have optimum overall health.
Dental Care in a Relaxing Environment
Even though Dr. Redd takes great pride in being able to deliver painless injections, some people are naturally anxious at even the thought of a needle. If you or a loved one breaks into a cold sweat at the mention of the word “dentist,” we have a simple solution. One hour before your visit, you take a pill that we dispense to you. You will reach a level of sedation that allows you to respond to questions but mostly sleep through your entire visit. Sedation dentistry is ideal for fearful people or those who have a busy schedule and want to get all their treatment done in one visit.
Oral Cancer – Early Detection Can be a Lifesaver
Dr. Redd uses a revolutionary early detection system for oral cancer. He is able to shine a special light in your mouth called the ViziLite™ to see if there is cause for concern. With an estimated 29,000 cases of oral cancer diagnosed last year, a quick and painless oral cancer screening can be more than just a good idea. When oral cancer is discovered at an early stage, treatment is faster, simpler, less invasive and 90% successful. Not only is ViziLite painless, it might just save your life.
Dental occlusion (i.e. your bite) is sometimes the cause of frequent headaches, aching or popping jaws, shoulder pain, and neck pain. If your teeth have been ground down over the years or lost due to accident or dental disease, your jaw is not able to settle into a naturally relaxed position. This causes tension in the muscles in the jaw, and can lead to a variety of pain that you may have already grown accustomed to living with. Dr. Redd a tmj specialist in Tampa can restore your dental occlusion so the jaw can be returned to the position that nature intended.
Do You Find Yourself Falling Asleep on the Job?
If you or a loved one find yourself falling asleep during the day, or snoring loudly or having interrupted breathing during sleep, it may be sleep apnea. For those who have been diagnosed with this condition, modern dentistry has new treatment options such as oral appliances. These have been successful for over 90% of the patients who use them and are an alternative to CPAP machines. Ask us about this treatment and start getting the rest you deserve.
In-House Tooth Extractions
If a tooth is extensively damaged or infected, of if third molars are impacted, extraction is the solution to the problem. We do most extractions in our office, so you will not be inconvenienced with a referral to another office. Our compassionate manner will make you feel comfortable in our care for this treatment.
Protect Your Teeth During Sports
Did you know that 5 million teeth are knocked out each year in the United States alone? Many sports can be dangerous without the proper protection. The one-size-fits-all mouthguards found in stores just don’t fit very well. Custom-made sports mouthguards fit well, protect well, and can be worn for any sport.
No More “Fat Lips” or Numbness After Treatment!
When a patient leaves the dental chair after routine care, they are often “numb” for 3 to 5 hours. It’s hard to talk or eat and the face and lips feel “fat.” What if that didn’t have to happen anymore? We are very pleased to offer our patients OraVerse™. What this amazing product does is reverse the anesthetic after your treatment is finished. It takes about fifteen minutes to get a patient back to normal. So if the thought of being numb for hours after your treatment makes you uncomfortable – we can take care of that for you!
Technology: Digital X-Rays
Traditional dental X-rays have been “good enough,” but digital X-rays provide clearer and much more accurate pictures of what’s going on inside a patient’s mouth. This makes it easier for Dr. Redd to diagnose issues. Leaks or breaks in fillings that used to go unnoticed, often leading to root canals, can now be found and treated before major damage is done.
Technology: Intra-Oral Camera
Dr. Redd works hand-in-hand with patients to create a bond of teamwork. This amazing device is a miniature video camera that displays a closeup picture of the inside of your mouth. You can see for yourself what work needs to be done and which teeth are doing fine. You then become a participant in each dental decision. You’ll love how this works!
See how your new smile will look before any treatment! Cosmetic imaging allows us to show you what can be done with your teeth and smile before you even start treatment. Computer images of your teeth and gums can be shaped, replaced, added to, or lightened, resulting in your new smile. It is exciting to actually see your treatment goal.