Comprehensive Dental Care
Dr. Sherberg is focused on prevention and patient education. His goal is to keep as many of your natural teeth as possible, so the treatments offered are conservative. We want you to help you achieve excellent oral health and will take the time to educate you on how you can have or maintain a healthy mouth and beautiful smile. Bayway Dental provides comprehensive dental services with skilled staff and a majority of these services are performed right here in our Southern St. Petersburg office.
Dr. Sherberg will take the time to educate you about preventive options. Most problems can be avoided with preventive care and routine cleanings. He and his staff will help you understand what factors may be contributing to the problems you may have with your mouth. While some emergencies may not be avoidable, Dr. Sherberg’s personal goal is to minimize your emergency visits through preventive care. He welcomes your questions and loves to discuss how you can prevent dental procedures.
Preventive Dental Treatments
- Regular Cleanings, Exams & X-rays
- Screenings for Oral Cancer
- Custom Athletic Mouthguards
- Teeth Grinder? We offer custom Nightguards
- Fluoride Desensitizing Treatments & Dental Sealants
Dr. Sherberg acknowledges that preventive care might not be enough if you’re missing teeth, if you’ve had a dental injury, or managing a chronic dental condition. He and his skilled team provide a number of restorative treatments that will have you smiling while you enjoy your favorite foods again in no time!
White (composite) fillings can make a significant difference in your smile — and they are one of the less invasive dental procedures.
Bayway Dental offers white (composite) fillings which are made out of bio-compatible materials that blend in with the rest of your tooth. This creates a more natural-looking restoration than a silver (amalgam) filling. White fillings are bonded directly to your teeth, requiring less preparation and leaving more healthy tooth beneath the filling.
Crowns, sometimes referred to as “caps”, cover teeth, restoring them to the appropriate size and shape after a large filling or fracture. Porcelain Crowns will also restore the strength of your tooth so that you do not have to give up your favorite foods! So you can say,”Yes!” to that juicy steak!
Sometimes a crown may need to be used in conjunction with bridges, dental implants, and root canal therapy. With proper oral hygiene and regular check-ups, crowns can last for many years.
Missing teeth? We can help with a dental bridge. A dental bridge can close those gaps and help you feel like smiling again. Bridges are made to look (and feel) just like your natural teeth and are meant to last a long time with routine checkups and proper home care.
Root canals can help save a damaged tooth that may be cracked, broken, or decayed to the point where the inside of the tooth’s nerves and tissues are infected. A root canal procedure will remove the infected tissue and avoid having the infection spread to surrounding teeth.
Dr. Sherberg is highly successful with root canal therapy and his goal is to save your tooth from extraction. While root canals have a reputation for being painful, the reality is that the infection in your tooth is likely to cause you more pain than a root canal procedure.
If you are struggling with uncomfortable dentures then dental implants could change your life! Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace the root portions of missing natural teeth. The bio-compatible properties of titanium cause dental implants to fuse with the surrounding bone and become solid anchors for the crown, bridge, or denture that is placed on top.
Dr. Sherberg will work closely with a highly skilled specialist to guide you through the implant process. Dr. Sherberg designs customized dentures that attach to your implants once they have successfully integrated. Dentures that rest on implant supports do not sit on your gums like traditional dentures, so they don’t irritate your gums or slip while you’re enjoying your favorite meal.
While implant supported dentures are the most natural feeling, traditional removable dentures are an excellent and affordable solution if you are missing most or all of your teeth. Dr. Sherberg is highly skilled in creating dentures that are as comfortable as possible. Whether it’s a full set of dentures, a partial denture, or a reline of your existing set, he will take great care to ensure that you have a comfortable fit.
Dr. Sherberg’s personal goal at Bayway Dental is help you retain your natural teeth for as long as possible. He will explore every option in order avoid extracting a tooth, but recognizes that there will be times when an extraction is required to protect the integrity of your surrounding teeth (such as trauma and severe decay).
If an extraction is necessary, Dr. Sherberg will ensure that you understand the process and offer you sedation dentistry so you can feel as comfortable as possible.
- Infections of the Gum & Abscesses
- Headaches & Jaw Pain
- Damage to the Jaw Bone
- Shifting of Permanent Teeth
Wisdom teeth are the last set of permanent teeth to erupt, and often appear sometime between the ages of 15 and 25. While some wisdom teeth come in straight, a majority of people have teeth that come in sideways or become impacted with the gums. This is often because by the time wisdom teeth erupt there is simply not enough room left in the mouth to accommodate them.
Impacted wisdom teeth can pose significant risks to your oral health, including:
Since removing risky wisdom teeth early can avoid significant problems, Dr. Sherberg will evaluate the status of your wisdom teeth with a thorough exam and X-rays. If he finds that the teeth are not erupting properly, he will thoroughly explain your options for removal and design a treatment plan that addresses your needs.
Gum disease is an infection of your mouth. It is extremely common and according to the CDC roughly half of all American adults have some form of it! There are primarily two main stages of gum disease: gingivitis, which characterized by gums that bleed with your floss; and periodontitis, the more advanced stage where you have a chronic infection that can put your entire body at serious risk. If caught in the early stage (gingivitis), the gum disease is completely reversible. But if it advances to periodontitis that goes untreated it could lead to infections, tooth loss, and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
Gum disease used to require surgery more often than not. While surgery is sometimes still the best option, Dr. Sherberg can treat many cases with less invasive techniques first:
Deep Cleanings (Scaling & Root Planing)
Arestin® Topical Antibiotic Treatment
Gentle® Non-Surgical Laser Gum Therapy