Pasadena, Deer Park Dentistry:
A common reasons people avoid the dentist is that they think everything is OK. Their logic is simple: no pain means no problems. Unfortunately, this is not true at all (jumping off a cliff does not hurt till the very end). Dental conditions including cavities, gum disease and oral cancer give little to no warning. These conditions can be painless for months or even many years. However, by the time a person feels discomfort, the dental problem is usually very complex. Complex problems are more difficult and expensive to fix. Patients who avoid routine dental care have statistically higher global health costs.
Your first visit will be Comprehensive New Patient Exam.
The examination will consist of:
- Digital X-rays – These low-dose images are crucial for revealing problems and detecting any cavities.
- Evaluation of periodontal (Gum) condition – The gums, bone, and tissues surrounding each tooth are evaluated for the presence of any periodontal disease.
- Detection of any cavities – each surface of every tooth in the mouth is looked at by Dr. Nugent and checked for the presence of decay.
- Existing restorations will be evaluated.
- Oral Cancer Screening – ALL patients are initially evaluated for oral cancer.
If the gum tissue is healthy, our patients are placed on a six-month recall program. This ensures that we can always monitor their oral health and address any developing conditions immediately and before they become severe.
Our Pasadena, Texas dental office places a great deal of emphasis on oral hygiene maintenance, as we believe that this is the basis upon which attractive, radiant smiles are constructed.
Therefore, we recommend that our patients receive a professional dental cleaning every six months in conjunction with their Recall exam. This will assist them in maintaining healthy gums, fresh breath, and spotless teeth.
Our talented Hygienists perform professional cleaning service in a manner that is both meticulous and delicate.
The cleaning will include:
Scale and Clean – Any plaque or calculus adhering to the surface of the teeth is removed from all teeth.
Polish – The polish eliminates any stains and leaves the tooth surface flawless.
Fluoride Treatment — Fluoride is applied to the tooth surface. This helps the teeth fight cavities and strengthens the tooth enamel.
Our goal is to make your cleaning appointment punctual, productive, and pleasant.
Periodontal Disease (gum disease) is a huge problem throughout the world. Gum disease silently destroys gum tissue and bone. This destruction of the tooth’s foundation can cause infections and loss of teeth. Early treatment of gum disease can be accomplished with a deep cleaning. Whereas, advanced gum disease often needs painful gum and bone surgery.
Oral cancer is another issue we look for on every dental examination. Oral cancer has a 50%, five-year fatality rate. Early detection of oral cancer is vital.
It is vital to visit your dentist at least twice a year for dental cleanings and check-up examinations. It’s fairly inexpensive (how much do you pay monthly for cable, internet and your smart phone?) and you will save time and money.
Dr. Nugent is a Family Dentist that focuses on Cosmetic, General, Implant and Sedation Dentistry. Patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, League City, Friendswood and Houston travel to receive award winning dentistry from our office. Visit us at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena Texas 77504.