Preventive Dentistry – Rowlett, TX
The Proactive Approach You Deserve
Achieving a healthy and beautiful smile isn’t a onetime event—it’s something that requires routine maintenance on your part, and our team is ready to help you here at Rowlett Dental Associates by providing a wide variety of preventive services. All of the treatments listed below are designed to find, treat, and stop a problem as early as possible, ensuring that you and everyone in your household will enjoy strong and healthy teeth year after year. If you’re ready to safeguard your smile from cavities and gum disease, contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Why Choose Rowlett Dental Associates for Preventive Dentistry?
- Ready to treat the entire family
- Team of 3 highly experienced dentists
- Treatment plans 100% personalized for every smile
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
At Rowlett Dental Associates, every healthy smile starts with a checkup and cleaning, which we recommend patients of all ages should receive at least twice a year. At these appointments, our hygienists will clean and polish your teeth to keep them protected from cavities, and our dentists will examine your mouth looking for any indications of decay or damage. By coming in for these services regularly, we can take care of minor problems early and make sure they don’t have a chance to sneak up on you and turn into a major concern!
Gum Disease Treatment
There is more to your mouth than just your teeth—your gums play a major role in your oral health as well! If plaque and bacteria are allowed to accumulate on them, they can actually develop an infection called gum disease. Redness, swelling, and sensitivity are all common symptoms, and it’s even one of the leading causes of tooth loss! With regular screenings, special dental cleanings, and consistent maintenance, we can help a patient eliminate infection as quickly as possible.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is scary to think about, but it’s actually very treatable when caught early. To help our patients receive proper care as soon as possible if necessary, we perform an oral cancer screening as part of every regular checkup. We’ll examine your mouth for any signs of cancerous or precancerous tissues, and if we find anything, we can arrange for a biopsy right away, maximizing your chances of a complete recovery.
Nightguards for Grinding
Life can really wear you down sometimes, but it can literally do that to your teeth. Bruxism, or nighttime teeth grinding, is a very common response to daily stress, and it can gradually weaken the teeth to the point that they actually break! If you frequently wake up with a sore jaw or notice that your teeth look flat in the mirror, we can provide you with a nightguard to wear to bed. It will keep your smile protected by placing a thin protective barrier between your teeth to block any grinding.
You might not think about it too much, but your jaw joint (the TMJ, or temporomandibular joint), is actually really important to your daily life. It’s essential to you being able to eat, speak, and laugh normally, but like other joints, it can sometimes develop inflammation and dysfunction. Do symptoms like a stiff jaw, chronic headaches, earaches, or pain in your neck and shoulder sound familiar? If so, we can get to the root of the issue and provide specially made treatments that can both improve your jaw’s function and deliver long-lasting pain relief at the same time.