Preventive dentistry is the area of dentistry concerned with preventing dental problems before they become costly, painful or both. A large part of preventive dentistry is patient education. This includes learning the proper at-home dental care, nutrition, etc. Another aspect of preventive dentistry is oral hygiene through regular dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, mouthguards & more.
Periodontal (gum) disease can lead to more than just an unsightly smile—it can cause loss of teeth & eventually, if left untreated, other more serious health problems. Called gingivitis in its early stages, periodontal disease is caused by excessive toxic bacteria (found in plaque) that attack your mouth’s soft tissues. Early warning signs of this disease include red, swollen or bleeding gums. If caught early, we can help you reverse the damage. If detected late, we can use one of the many effective restorative dentistry procedures to restore your mouth to its healthy, beautiful state. Let Creekside Family Dental help you keep your teeth & gums strong & disease-free with regular examinations & cleanings.
State-of-the-Art Equipment At Your Service
We use only the most advanced, leading-edge technology in our practice. It’s part of our goal to provide you with the most comfortable, successful dental care possible. We embrace the latest advancements in dentistry with your improved dental health in mind.
Sealants & Fluoride Treatments
Tooth decay, otherwise known as cavities, can be a significant problem for children as well as adults. There are numerous factors that lead to tooth decay & there are many ways to prevent it. With the use of sealants, we can cover the deep grooves in your back teeth & extend their life while helping to prevent cavities.
Bruxism, the act of clenching or grinding your teeth, can not only disturb vital rest, it can also cause a lot of damage. With a customized nightguard, you can avoid:
- Jaw pain
- Headache or earache
- Tooth damage
- Joint trauma
Have you ever wondered how athletes gain a competitive edge? Of course they train hard, eat right & devote themselves to their sport day & night. But what if we told you that one of their secrets is as simple as a mouthguard? It’s true. It’s called ArmourBite™ from Under Armour®, & it’s an innovative mouthguard praised by top professional & amateur athletes. These mouth guards improve flexibility, increase balance & help athletes avoid trauma to their teeth in a way never before possible. Call Creekside Family Dental today at 817-473-9501 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Sanders!
Emergency Dental Care
We recognize that dental emergency situations do arise, & at Creekside Family Dental, we will do our best to respond to your problem promptly. Whether it is something as simple as a tooth filling or a complicated procedure, we can provide you with assistance. If the problem arises when the offices are closed, our answering service will forward your message to our dentists.
The most common reasons our patients need emergency dentistry are accidents or toothaches. Toothaches can be caused by infection or by injuries. If you are suffering from a toothache, don’t hesitate to call us immediately. We will get you in as soon as possible & figure out what is going on so we can relieve your pain.
A tooth that has been knocked out or cracked is perhaps the most critical dental emergency. If your tooth has been knocked out in an accident, seeing a dentist as soon as possible is vital to saving your tooth. In the meantime before you get to the dentist, you can take steps to keep your tooth alive, including gently trying to place the tooth back in its socket (without touching the root), keeping the tooth between your gums & lip, placing it in a glass of milk, or placing it in an ADA-approved tooth preservation kit. If your dental emergency is potentially life-threatening, you should go to the emergency room.
Even if you have never been to our office before, we are happy to help you during a dental emergency. Please contact us immediately if you are in urgent need of care!