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Dr. Rosemarie Marquez, D.M.D.

Dentist | General Practice

Dr. Rosemarie Marquez is a Dentist practicing in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Marquez specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
26 years Experience
Dr. Rosemarie Marquez, D.M.D.
  • Saint Petersburg, FL
  • U of F, College of Dentistry
  • Accepting new patients

I think I have infected soft pulp tissue in my back tooth. What's the treatment for this?

Hi, The pulp of the tooth is the tissue (nerves and blood vessels) inside the tooth. If you can see it or touch it, it is most likely infected, as it should not be visible in the READ MORE
Hi, The pulp of the tooth is the tissue (nerves and blood vessels) inside the tooth. If you can see it or touch it, it is most likely infected, as it should not be visible in the mouth. It should be covered by tooth structure. The treatment for an infected pulp depends on how much tooth structure is left and can range from a root canal, post and crown to an extraction and an implant. Your dentist will have to see and x-ray the tooth to make an accurate diagnosis.
If you are referring to the soft tissue behind or around a tooth, then a cleaning or irrigation may be indicated. In some cases, antibiotics can be beneficial.
If you think you have an infection, call your dentist without delay.

What is the treatment for mouth ulcers?

Mouth ulcers can be very painful. You can treat them with over the counter medications or you can visit a dentist that has a laser. Laser can be used to speed the healing of mouth READ MORE
Mouth ulcers can be very painful. You can treat them with over the counter medications or you can visit a dentist that has a laser. Laser can be used to speed the healing of mouth ulcers and therefore decrease your discomfort.

My baby is 7 months old and has 4 teeth. Should I use a brush to clean his teeth?

Yes. They have special brushes for babies. The bristles are soft enough not to hurt the gums but firm enough to keep those teeth clean and healthy. The earlier you start brushing READ MORE
Yes. They have special brushes for babies. The bristles are soft enough not to hurt the gums but firm enough to keep those teeth clean and healthy. The earlier you start brushing your babies teeth the easier it will be. Do not use any toothpaste at this age, simply use a wet brush to remove any debris. Brush his teeth every night before bedtime and after his last feeding/bottle. Never let your baby go to bed with a bottle.

How often should I get a cleaning for my teeth?

The average person should have their teeth cleaned 2 times a year or every 6 months. Some patients accumulate tartar at a higher rate and should get them cleaned more often. Patients READ MORE
The average person should have their teeth cleaned 2 times a year or every 6 months. Some patients accumulate tartar at a higher rate and should get them cleaned more often. Patients with periodontal disease need to get them cleaned every 3-4 months. Your dentist and his hygienist can come up with a personalized schedule that works for your oral health.