Don’t Let Orofacial Pain Interrupt your Sleep

Pain in JawOrofacial pain is defined as any marked discomfort on, or around, your face. Symptoms include general aches, dizziness, clicking or popping of the joints, earaches, teeth grinding, and sore jaw muscles. These symptoms can be unpleasant enough during the day, but at night, when you’re trying to sleep, discomfort can seem greatly magnified. Katy TX dentist, Dr. Colin Lathrop, can help you uncover the cause of orofacial pain so you can be sure to have a good night’s sleep. (more…)

Canker Sores and Cold Sores: Katy, TX Dentist Provides Overview

Cold SoreIf you deal with recurring canker sores and cold sores you know that they can be very unpleasant; even downright painful. That tell-tale tingling ache probably has you bracing yourself for the unpleasant inevitable. Canker sores are small in size but pack quite the punch of nagging discomfort. Meanwhile, if you have to weather regular cold sore breakouts, not only do you have to feel awful, but the appearance of these lesions can make you very self-conscious, to say the least. Many people aren’t exactly what certain what causes canker sores and cold sores, or even how to tell the difference between the two. Katy TX dentist, Dr. Colin Lathrop, is happy to provide an overview. (more…)

Katy, TX Dentist Offers Sedation for Anxious Patients

RelaxedIf you harbor deep dental anxieties and phobias, don’t feel bad. Dentistry has evolved to meet the needs of people who are more communicative about their fears in modern times. That’s why Katy TX dentist, Dr. Colin Lathrop, is committed to offering various forms of sedation which can help even the most nervous patient weather their needed dental work. Have you been putting off necessary treatments, or even just basic cleanings and checkups, due to your fears? Consider dental sedation as a potential solution. (more…)

FAQs About Root Canal Therapy

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Few words fill a person with as much dread as “root canal”. Despite this common procedure’s underserved reputation, a root canal helps promote healthy smiles, safeguarding teeth against extraction due to an abscess or infection. Your Katy TX dentist, Dr. Colin Lathrop, can protect and preserve your smile with root canal therapy.

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A Quick Guide to Teeth Whitening

teeth whiteningFeeling embarrassed by your own teeth can quickly sap you of your confidence. Therefore, if you are unhappy because of staining or yellowing, you have probably thought a lot about teeth whitening treatment. Your Katy TX cosmetic dentist, Dr. Colin Lathrop, offers two methods for teeth whitening, both of which are very effective. However, before you choose either procedure, there are a few things that any person in search of whitening treatment should know. (more…)

What to Do for a Dental Emergency

emergency sign 2Emergencies are not uncommon when it comes to dentistry, and yet they are not so common that everyone knows how to deal with one when it arises. Thus, in addition to offering emergency dental care, your Katy TX dentist, Dr. Colin Lathrop, strives to keep his patients informed about responding to emergency situations. A dental emergency may refer to a variety of unsavory occurrences including a cracked tooth, a broken tooth, a tooth that becomes loose after a blow, a knocked-out tooth, or even a severe bite of the tongue, cheek, or lip. Caring for each of these of emergencies may require differing approaching, but one step should always remain the same: get into contact with your Katy TX emergency dentist, quickly. Dr. Lathrop’s experience with dental emergencies will allow him to respond to your emergency to restore your oral health. (more…)

Katy TX Sedation Dentist Soothes Dental Fears

relax 2Do you feel nervous at the prospect of attending a dental visit? If so, you are not alone. In fact, some people avoid dental visits altogether out of fear and anxiety. Unfortunately, in avoiding dental visits, these people may develop oral health problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. It is, therefore, essential that these people are made to feel comfortable enough to receive the dental care they need. To this end, your Katy TX sedation dentist, Dr. Colin Lathrop, offers sedation dentistry to his patients. Sedation dentistry is the practice of putting patients into a relaxed state to sooth their anxieties so that they can receive dental care without feeling fearful. Using sedation dentistry as a solution to dental anxiety can work wonders, even for the most fearful patients. (more…)