Progressive General Care
In addition to complex cosmetic dentistry procedures available at our practice, our Houston dentist—Dr. Wayde Fawcett—offers a comprehensive array of progressive general dental care treatments. Our options are designed to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy, address current dental issues, and prevent future damage. We use a number of state-of-the-art techniques to provide you with the best possible care and excellent results, including a range of procedures that can minimize discomfort and relieve anxiety during treatment.
Please take a look at some of the many options available at our practice, and contact us today to schedule an appointment.
- Oral Exams and Cleanings
- Dental Emergencies
- Family Dentistry
- Fluoride Treatments
- Infection Control
- Mercury-Free Dentistry
- Periodontal Care
Oral Exams and Cleanings
Regular dental cleanings can reduce the chances of developing severe problems with your teeth and gums. We use a self-contained water system and a comprehensive approach to teeth cleanings at the Fawcett Center for Dentistry in order to help you keep decay and gum disease at bay. As with oral exams, dental cleanings should be performed at least twice each year so that you can maintain good oral health for a long time to come.
Oral exams at our office include the latest advances in technology, such as intraoral cameras, to make your evaluation as comfortable and precise as possible. Your teeth and gums will be thoroughly examined, and if any problems are found, our dental team will recommend a customized treatment plan to help you maintain excellent oral health.
Your oral exam will include an oral cancer screening to make sure you are free of any signs of pre-cancerous or cancerous areas inside your mouth. Early diagnosis and treatment is vital to reduce your risk of life-threatening oral cancer. Oral examinations may also include a screening for TMJ disorder for patients who are experiencing symptoms of that condition.
Dr. Fawcett recommends at least two oral exams each year to make sure there are no issues and to prevent worse dental problems down the road.
Injuries to your teeth and gums, severe pain, and other issues may constitute a dental emergency – and our dental team can be of immediate assistance in these cases. We have a support system standing by in the event of a dental emergency that can help if you need urgent dental care. Please call (281) 440-6648 if you feel you are experiencing a dental emergency.
The whole family can benefit from dental care services provided at the Fawcett Center for Dentistry! We offer comprehensive dental care for patients over the age of 13. A healthy, beautiful smile starts with high-quality dental care that focuses on proper dental development, prevention of dental concerns, and early treatment intervention. Our team is exceptionally skilled in working with teens and young adults, and we always strive to provide care that is both gentle and effective.
You probably remember regular fluoride rinses you may have been required to take during elementary school. These treatments are just as important today as they were then, offering you a quick and easy way to help prevent cavities and fight tooth decay. We offer oral fluoride rinses here at our practice to provide even greater protection against bacteria along your teeth and gums.
The Fawcett Center for Dentistry has very high standards for infection control at our office. We use disposable materials whenever possible, and our reusable equipment is sterilized for each patient. Our dental team employs the utmost precautionary measures to ensure all of our patients are treated in a safe and clean environment.
Dr. Wayde Fawcett oversees a mercury-free practice here in Houston. We are committed to offering patients the safest treatment possible, as well as reducing the use of materials that may be harmful to the environment. Procedures such as dental fillings used to involve materials containing certain levels of mercury, a substance that has been found to increase health risks. Material containing mercury also required special methods of disposal. We do not use mercury-based materials in any of our treatments at the Fawcett Center for Dentistry.
Proper gum care is vital for a healthy smile and optimal oral health. At the Fawcett Center for Dentistry, Dr. Fawcett provides the full spectrum of periodontal care services to prevent and treat gum disease at any phase. Treatment options—such as scaling, root planing, and PerioProtect®—help to remove plaque from below the gumline and control harmful bacteria. This allows gums to heal and protects against serious consequences of gum disease, including tooth loss and jawbone recession.
Dental sealants provide a strong layer of protection from the development of cavities and decay on the back teeth. The durable sealant material is placed onto the tooth’s surface to guard against bacteria that can enter into small crevices along the teeth. This procedure is often performed in children to give them years of protection against tooth decay.
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For more information on progressive dentistry options available from our practice, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact the Fawcett Center for Dentistry today.