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Katy, TX, Dental Services

When you make oral hygiene a priority, regularly meeting with your dentist ensures your smile is in good standing. While brushing and flossing each day are critical to protecting your teeth and gums from destructive bacteria, a routine cleaning schedule catches threats you may miss on your own. If we detect a problem that requires additional attention, we will schedule an appointment to provide relief as soon as possible.

At your Katy, TX, dental office, we provide additional general services for treating active oral threats beyond your cleaning and examination. When you understand the symptoms of concerns that require a follow-up with your dentist, you can schedule an additional meeting outside of your biannual window.

Sore And Bleeding Gums

If you notice a change in the appearance, texture, or feeling of your gum tissue, it is important to get ahold of your dentist right away. Redness, bleeding, or sensitive nerves are all common signs of the inflammatory process that indicate a gum infection. When caught at its first stage, gingivitis, we can reverse gum disease, but once it reaches your jawbone, it becomes permanent. If this happens, we can place you on a periodontal maintenance schedule to place your infection in remission. By cleaning bacterial deposits both above and below your gumline, we allow the gum tissue to reattach to your teeth’s roots and resolve your inflammation.

Missing Teeth

If you have recently lost one of your teeth, we could explore your options for prosthodontic replacement. Left untreated, a gap in your smile allows neighboring teeth to drift, causing problems with misalignment that increase your risk for tooth decay and gum infection. A dental implant could provide additional support by anchoring within the jawbone, returning needed stimulation that maintains bone density. By taking digital images of your jaw, we can determine if you are healthy enough for dental implants.

Relieving A Chronic Toothache

When you have a toothache that will not go away after a day, it may indicate a dangerous infection. This results from a break in the tooth’s protective enamel layer that allows oral bacteria to fill the pulp chamber. The body responds by swelling surrounding tissues with an inflammatory response that presses against your sensitive dental nerves. By performing a root canal, we can clear all decaying and foreign material to relieve your painful symptoms. Because this treatment permanently alters your tooth’s outer structure, we complete your root canal with the placement of a dental crown.

Speak With Your Katy, TX, Dentist About Scheduling Your Next Visit

If you notice a problem with your smile, we can provide restorative treatment to help you regain its strength. To learn more about identifying the causes of oral health problems or the treatments we provide, please call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at (832) 437-3849 to schedule a visit.