High-Tech Dentistry with a Gentle Touch

 

From routine cleanings and tooth colored fillings to extractions and teeth replacements, the practice of Bloom & Wygodski Family Dentistry is equipped to handle your dental needs. To help you understand your options, we’ve included descriptions of some of our most common services on this page.

Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination, charting, periodontal probing, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. We will also take digital x-rays, which includes the panoramic x-ray for proper diagnosis of the anterior (front) and posterior (back) teeth as well as the bite-wing x-ray series for proper diagnosis of decay.

Implants
Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.
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Bonding
Bonding is a process in which an enamel-like material is applied to a tooth`s surface, sculpted to an ideal shape, hardened, and then polished for an ideal smile. This procedure usually can be accomplished in a single visit.
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Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are synthetic caps, usually made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth. We can often replace crowns that show metal with newer modern materials, such as EMax and Zirconium, which are also stronger than regular porcelain crowns and resist chipping.

Crowns are typically used to restore a tooth's function and appearance following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth are weakened, crowns are often used to restore the tooth. 
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Teeth Whitening
Whitening procedures have effectively restored the smile of people with stained, dull, or discolored teeth.The darker tissue of your teeth, the dentin, can become exposed as the outer layer of enamel is worn away by the effects of aging or things like caffeine and tobacco.
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Clear Correct
ClearCorrect's® invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners will give you the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted. And best of all, no one can tell you're wearing them. 

Root Canal Therapy

Some Root Canal Therapy is completed in our office - more advanced case may be referred to our local Specialists we work with.

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Toothaches
Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the tooth and another tooth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, because the dissolving aspirin can actually burn your gum tissue.
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Dental Emergencies 
Our goal is to help you to minimize the risk of emergency treatment. This is why we commit a generous amont of time designing a Lifetime Treatment Plan that will help you to offset the possibility of unforseen pain or tooth breakage.
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Since our primary goal is a long lasting, comfortable relationship, we always provide 24 hour emergency care.

We have educational videos in each treatment room along with a wireless camera that can take pictures inside your mouth, and can then be magnified so we can view and treat most efficiently! Call on us for the most current preventive and cosmetic dentistry for the entire family.

We also have a team of dental specialists who we call upon when specialty care is needed.

All of our treatment rooms have DVD Patient Education Monitors so can you see your treatment options before we start. Kids and Adults can learn how to brush properly or watch t.v. or movies during treatment. Relax with our massage chairs - we supply the comfy pillow for longer treatments!

Enjoy our stereo headphones or feel free to bring your own music player.  We also have legos and other toys for the little ones.

We are Laser Certified!

 

One of the latest advances in dentistry is the use of laser technology. Lasers can't replace traditional instruments for some procedures, but give us one more tool to make dental treatment more comfortable for our patients.

We are proud that Drs. Bloom and Wygodski are certified on the Waterlase and LightWalker hard and soft tissue dental lasers.

Our laser works by energizing water molecules to do the cutting while at the same time numbing the tooth. One of the most exciting uses is to prepare teeth for fillings, sometimes without any shots and certainly without the whining and vibration of the traditional drill.

Lasers are used to treat gum disease by killing bacteria, and can help patients avoid surgery. When surgery is unavoidable, lasers are so precise in dental treatment that there isn't nearly as much swelling around tissue, often no need for stiches and, most importantly, much less discomfort afterwards, if any.

We have used lasers to immediately get rid of the pain of cold sores and canker sores, and help them heal in just a few days. Lasers are being used in root canal treatments to shorten the time you spend in the chair.

As another laser dentist remarked, "The dental laser is the most profound enhancement in dental technology in decades and is paving the way for the next generation of better, more comfortable dentistry. Not since the electric drill was introduced in 1875 and Novocaine was invented in 1905, has there been a more important development in dentistry."

We have another diagnostic laser called the Diagnodent that uses light energy to find decay before it is detectable with a probe or even x-rays. Because we can now find and treat cavities when they are smaller, this dramatically decreases the need for shots and more extensive (and expensive) treatments like root canals and crowns.

The World Clinical Laser Institute (where Drs. Bloom and Wygodski have received training), estimates that only 5 % of dentists are using lasers but the numbers are growing. We may still be the only dental office in Florida certified to use the Lightwalker laser. For more info log onto www.laserdentistry.com

We offer FDA approved treatment of headaches and jaw pain

 

In some cases, headaches and migraines are caused by tension from clenching or grinding in your sleep. When this happens, wearing a device at night called an NTI appliance takes the pressure off your jaw and eliminates or reduces the headaches or migraines.

This is the first FDA approved non-drug treatment of migraines. The NTI-tss is a small, virtually invisible mouthpiece that covers only your upper front teeth while you sleep. This appliance may be indicated for daytime wear also.

If you suffer from chronic headaches or wake with sore jaw muscles, be sure to ask us about the NTI - we have had our patients call it nothing short of miraculous.

To find out more about preventing headaches go to headache prevention

We would be happy to discuss your individual concerns and needs to determine if the NTI or other type of mouthguard we provide is best for treating your condition - please call to set up a consultation appointment with Dr. Bloom - please bring with you any current mouthguards you own.

Win in our Current Drawing!

 

Bring your recare postcard, confirmation card or simply fill out an entry in our office at your next teeth cleaning or other dental visit and drop it in our drawing jar at the reception counter.

Enter our next drawing and you too could be a winner of a Vitality electric toothbrush or other dental gift!

 

Hear What Our Patients Say About Us!

 

"Before going to Dr. Bloom I didn't like my smile at all. I'm the type who loves to have fun but when it came to smiling, I would cover my mouth because my smile was so bad.

A family friend introduced me to Dr. Bloom. Sharon knew how afraid I was about dentists so she went with me for my first appointment. I was so afraid I think I cried more on my first visit than I did throughout my treatment, and my first visit was just a consult!

When I came back to start the teeth extractions it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Dr Bloom was finished before I knew it.

I have never met a dentist as kind and gentle as Dr. Bloom. His entire staff I think are a great group of people:

Beverly at the front desk always made me feel important each time I spoke to her over the telephone, if I was having a problem she made sure I was seen. That meant a lot to me, and I thank her a million times over. 

Melissa always assured me that everything was going to be fine, and everything was. She was there to hold my hand when I needed it, or just hand me a tissue - God knows I used lots of them. I thank them both.

Dr. Bloom, from the first time I met him I saw a kind hearted, caring, gentle and very professional dentist. Because of the good work Dr. Bloom has done on me, I don't have to cover my mouth when I smile anymore. I'm a secretary - on my job now I can smile and greet patients without feeling so bad about my smile. I have received many compliments on my wonderful smile.

Dr. Bloom - from the bottom of my heart my family and I would like to take this time to THANK YOU for my beautiful smile. "

Sincerely, Cynthia H.

Other Patients Write:

Dr. Bloom, I am happy and proud of my teeth since you worked on them. Your work meets all the professional standards. My teeth look so good, I want to smile all the time !

Sincerely, Bertha E. 

Doc,

I almost forgot, congratulations on the nomination, and selection to
represent the community and for the service you provide for all of us.  The professionalism you display in your dental practice also carries over into your staff.  You guys are a cut above.  The education you provide, and the representation you provide our community is unbelievable. 

Every time I read one of your news letters you are always involved in advancing the profession, and educating the community.  You are a Great example for all of us to follow! 

I see that you are President-Elect of the Pinellas County Dental Association.  I knew you are tops!  Thanks for all you do, most folks
do not know how much effort it takes to have a family, a job you love and total involvement in educating and advancing the profession for the betterment of us all.   Thanks for taking care of my family and I.
Scott O.

Dear Dr. Bloom and Staff,

You guys are awesome! You gave me the movie star smile I've always dreamed of having. Now I can't pass a mirror or anyone for that matter without showing my pearly whites. Thanks for being so patient with me and taking time to give me exactly what I always wanted. I feel so much better about myself and my face looks brighter and has a more youthful appearance. Again, thanks for everything and believe it or not, I look forward to my next visit because you're like family. See you soon.

Fondly, Jill L.

Dr. Bloom- I just wanted to tell you, your staff and Dr. Wygodski how much I appreciate your office. I have gone to you for quite a while, and like most people, I have had bad experiences in the past with other dentists, which is why I have been at your office so long and will stay with your office.

My son started going to Dr. Wygodski at age 3, and they have been fantastic with him. He is not afraid of the dentist at all...

Your staff is always friendly. I have never had a bad experience at your office and I'm confident I never will.

Most importantly, I never feel any pain... I have gone to you for at least 8 years (outside of a brief spell due to insurance change). I wouldn't go anywhere else now -regardless if my insurance changed. Some things are too important to risk - my confidence and peace of mind with your office are worth any monetary issues.

Thank you for the great service.

Terri L.

Another Patient Writes to other patients:

My story is that I have lost my two front teeth. The dignity that comes from being reared in a small, rural country town with strong Black parents remains intact. My terror of dentist treatment soared to paranoia because during my teens a lower molar was extracted without anesthetic.

My horror of visiting a dentist office is assuaged. I owe this to Dr. Steven Bloom.

The office staff, Beverly and Melissa, gave to me one on one consideration. Dr. Bloom gave me hope for success with further treatment to save the remaining teeth.

Dr. Bloom gave me my self-esteem. I can smile for the first time in my adult 52 years without putting my hand up to cover my mouth.

My partial is so perfect that my friends think I have porcelain veneers or sometimes they guess implants. I even forget that I'm wearing a partial.

The myths have been dispelled. I can go out to dinner and eat. My partial does not fall out of my mouth. Food tastes as good as it always has. My discomfort level with the extractions was a zero. I ate dinner the next day!

I share my story because you may need a dentist with happy patients!

Thanks,

Sadie R.

And she sends to us:

Dr. Bloom, Beverly and Melissa,

You all made me feel like a special human being rather than just a paying patient. My dental experiences with you have touched me on a positive level that is bigger than I can express. You treated me with care and I felt that you all were family members. I am grateful for this. From the bottom of my heart:

Thank you.

Sadie R.

We Appreciate Your Feedback

 

We love to receive your feedback and recommendations - we are very responsive to your suggestions and it helps us continue to be your favorite dental office in St. Petersburg!

Please send your comments regarding your visit to us at office@BWFamilyDentistry.com

Steven Bloom, DDS
Charlene Wygodski, DDS

 

5762 1st Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL 33710

Call: 727-384-4151

 

 

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