Vivian Medina, DDS

Dr. Vivian Medina is a graduate of Creighton University. After working as an associate for several years, she opened a private practice in 1993.

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3630 Madaca Ln.,
Tampa, FL 33618
(813) 264-0286
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...At our office, you'll get the best modern dentistry has to offer! Our Cosmetic Dentistry services include: Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Contouring & Reshaping, for a pleasing tooth shape We also offer: Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect disease at a curable stage Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, to prevent tooth loss Professional Teeth Cleanings, to maintain good oral health Root Canal Treatment, to save an infected tooth Sealants, to protect children's teeth from decay TMJ/TMD Treatment, for chronic jaw pain Tooth Extractions, when a tooth is hopelessly damaged or decayed Emergency Dental Treatment If you have a life-threatening or severe injury, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room...

Test Your Knowledge: Dentures
...Bone loss can also be limited by retaining the roots of teeth that had previous root canal treatment, even when the crowns must be removed...

Crowns Preserve the Tooth While Offering Greater Protection Than a Filling
...Additionally, a filling may not be enough protection from further fracture or infection for teeth weakened from trauma or abnormal tooth wear or in the event a root canal treatment is necessary...

Determining the Right Whitening Approach is Key to Brightening a Dull Smile
...Poor development of enamel or dentin (the main sources of natural tooth color), tooth decay, root canal treatments or trauma are also common causes of intrinsic discoloration...

Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of Tooth Decay and a Diseased Root Canal
...Once this occurs, the best course of action to save the tooth may be a root canal treatment to clean out the diseased pulp (nerve) and seal the canal from further decay...

The Time Interval to Replant a Knocked Out Tooth Can Affect its Longevity
...With a subsequent root canal treatment (to remove dead tissue from the inner tooth pulp and seal it from infection), it’s possible the tooth can survive for at least a few years, plenty of time to plan for a dental implant or similar tooth replacement...

Why Your Teeth Hurt Will Determine How We Treat Them
...The infection, on the other hand is still very much active — this usually requires a root canal treatment (cleaning out the pulp and root canals of diseased and dead tissue and filling the empty spaces) if we’re to save the tooth...

Restore a Flawed Tooth in as Little as One Visit with Composite Resin
...Teeth that have become worn, fractured or have undergone a root canal treatment are best treated with a porcelain restoration such as a veneer or crown...

(Don't) Break It Like Beckham
... But if the damage exposes the soft inner pulp of the tooth, root canal treatment will be needed to save the tooth...

Finding and Treating a Cracked Tooth Early is Key to its Survival
...A deeper crack extending into the pulp may require a root canal treatment and the tooth covered with a permanent, protective crown...

Treating a Child's Tooth Injury May Require Special Consideration
...For example, the primary means for preserving an injured adult tooth is a root canal treatment: damaged or diseased tissue within the pulp, the tooth’s innermost layer, is removed and the empty chamber and root canals filled and sealed to prevent infection...

Before we Extract That Problem Tooth, Let's Consider Saving it
...We may be able to save it, though, with a root canal treatment...

The Details About Your Tooth Sensitivity Pain can tell you a Lot About the Cause
...You should visit us as soon as possible: you may require a root canal treatment that will not only relieve the pain but also save the tooth...

Why Alfonso Ribeiro Is Grateful for Root Canal Treatment
...Once infection gets a foothold there, it's time for root canal treatment! In this procedure, the area is first numbed; next, a small hole is made in the tooth to give access to the pulp, which contains nerves and blood vessels...

Professional Whitening Offers an Effective Way to Restore Your Smile's Luster
...But you can also have discoloration deep within a tooth, known as intrinsic staining, caused by a variety of reasons like tetracycline use early in life or complications from a root canal treatment...

Porcelain Veneers Might not be the Best Option for Teenagers
...If that happens, we may need to perform a root canal treatment to save the tooth—also not an optimal situation for a developing tooth...

4 Supposed Health Dangers in Dental Care That Aren't Dangerous
...The idea, though, has been thoroughly disproved, most recently by a 2013 oral cancer study that found not only no evidence of increased cancer, but an actual decrease in cancer risk following root canal treatment...

Don't Put Off Getting Treatment for Your Sensitive Teeth
...For enamel erosion and any resulting decay you may need a filling, root canal treatment or a crown, depending on the depth and volume of structural damage...

What You Should Know About Veneers for Teenagers
...This increases risk of nerve damage during veneer preparation; if nerve damage occurs, the tooth could ultimately require a root canal treatment to save it...

Get Your Teeth Examined if You Have Frequent Sinus Infections
...The main procedure is known as root canal treatment, in which the dentist drills into the tooth's interior to remove infected tissue from the pulp and root canals...

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