When it comes to your oral health, it’s not all about how straight or how bright your smile is. Your gums play a vital role in holding your teeth in place. Did you know the number one cause of tooth loss in adults is gum disease? That’s why it’s important to schedule regular exams at ProDental-Baytown. Our practice is home to caring, experienced, highly skilled dentists in Baytown who can thoroughly evaluate the condition of your gums to ensure they are healthy enough to support your vibrant smile.
Plaque is a thin film of bacteria that constantly forms on the surface of your teeth. Not only does it lead to cavities, but if it progresses below the gum line it can lead to an infection. The earliest stage of periodontal disease is known as gingivitis and with professional dental care and regular cleanings is preventable and, with prompt, consistent treatment, is often reversible. If you’re experiencing symptoms such as red, tender gums, or gums that bleed when you brush or floss, you may be suffering from gingivitis. If left untreated, it can lead to a more serious infection known as periodontitis where resulting consequences are erosion of the jawbone and tooth loss. We want to save our patients time, money, and discomfort – that’s why at ProDental, your dentist in Baytown, we emphasize the importance of early detection and treatment of any dental problem. Our attentive staff conducts a comprehensive assessment and a thorough
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cleaning to make sure our patients’ gums are “in the pink” and healthy. Combating gum disease isn’t something to be taken lightly. As your general, family, cosmetic and restorative dentist in Baytown we also offer a full-range of periodontal therapies to avert or arrest gum disease in its tracks.
Healthy gums are vital to your oral health. Unlike other dental concerns that are often accompanied by a toothache or some other discomfort, gum disease may develop painlessly at the start and therefore go unnoticed. However, gum disease can have serious consequences for your overall well-being. Don’t wait any longer to schedule an appointment at ProDental, your dentist in Baytown – give us a call today!
In the past, people who suffered from dental phobia either endured extreme anxiety when receiving dental care or avoided visiting the dentist and suffered the consequences of poor oral health. Fortunately, with advances in sedation techniques today, ProDental, your Baytown Dentist, is able to offer IV sedation to manage pain and anxiety during dental visits. There are many benefits to both the patient and the dentist when using IV sedation. When the patient is less anxious, it makes our work as dentists easier knowing that they are as comfortable and stress-free as possible throughout their procedure. IV sedation is a type of conscious sedation, which allows the patient to be able to respond to verbal cues from the dentist, while remaining completely relaxed.
As your Baytown Dentist we strive to make your dental visits calm and free from any unnecessary anxiety. At ProDental our office’s soothing office environment and friendly staff will put you immediately at ease. Once the IV sedation commences, you will begin to feel yourself drift into a twilight sedation. It is almost like you are asleep, and in this more relaxed state you will not experience any disquieting dental anxieties or fears. Throughout the procedure, your IV sedation will be closely monitored to ensure your health and comfort. Sedation acts rapidly when administered through IV and the level of relaxation is deeper than nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral sedation (take a medication by mouth). For anxious patients undergoing procedures such as extractions and root canals, sedation can be a highly effective choice for minimizing stress and discomfort.
If you experience fear and anxiety over dental procedures, consider IV sedation with your Baytown dentist at ProDental. You deserve to feel relaxed when you visit your dentist. Dental care is an important factor in your overall health and well-being, and should not be avoided out of fear. Contact us today to learn more about IV sedation and stop letting anxiety prevent you from receiving quality dental care.