General Dentistry in Memorial, TX

general dentistry | memorial txModern restorative dentistry is miles ahead of what our parents had access to. For example, if you are missing teeth, you can permanently replace them with natural-looking and durable dental implants. Dental crowns can “cap” your tooth and protect it after a cavity filling to stabilize your tooth structure. Dental bridges can anchor to neighboring teeth to replace a missing tooth in your smile.

As beautiful and exciting these restorations can be to restoring your stunning look, we still promote the practice of preventive and general dentistry. Most of your oral health routine is done in the comfort of your own home; brushing and flossing daily are the first steps to preventing decay, infection, or disease.

Even rigorous oral care still doesn’t perfectly eliminate plaque build-up, only your dental hygienist or dentist can remove plaque and tartar from little nooks and crannies most people simply can’t reach. Regular dental checkups and exams with GB Dental Girish Bharwani, DDS allow our experienced dental team to establish and maintain your oral health while keeping track of any dental changes.

Dr. Bharwani will be able to foresee any possible future dental problems when they start small. Dr. Bharwani and his team look forward to getting to know you so that they can provide the compassionate, experienced care you need to enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles. At our one-doctor practice, you will see the same dentist each time you come in!

Preventive Care and General Dentistry

If you don’t have healthy teeth and gums, chances are your overall well-being is going to suffer. Studies continue to point to a connection between oral health and systemic health, and gum disease has been linked to severe conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, and more. A proper oral hygiene routine, like proper brushing and flossing and regular dentist visits, is the best ways to prevent major dental problems—and keep your body healthy.

General dentistry is the most common oral care that your Houston, TX, dentist provides for all patients. By definition, your general dentist will identify, diagnose, treat, and maintain overall oral health needs—including dental check-ups, cleanings, and exams. Through preventive dentistry, Dr. Bharwani can treat and prevent gum disease and root canal therapy.

Your Houston general dentist may use tooth-colored fillings, dental crowns, dental bridges, porcelain veneers, and patient education to keep your smile as healthy as possible. Dr. Bharwani performs regular dental cleanings that focus on preventive treatment. These services prevent tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer, and abnormalities of your teeth, mouth, gums, tongue, neck, and surrounding areas.

Some general dentistry procedures include:

  • Dental crowns and bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Cosmetic dental treatments
  • Home oral care instruction
  • Nightguards and mouthguards for bruxism
  • Dentures
  • Periodontal disease treatment
  • Root canal therapy
  • Dental cleanings
  • Digital x-rays
  • Dental sealants
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Dental bonding
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Sleep apnea testing
  • TMJ testing
  • Teeth polishing

Schedule your regular dental cleaning with your Houston general dentist, Dr. Bharwain, to maintain good oral health and an attractive smile. If it’s been a while since you have last visited the dentist for an examination and a cleaning, rest assured that we are not here to judge you.

We just want to get you back on track for good oral health!

Gum Disease Treatment

You can’t have healthy teeth without a strong foundation to build on, and the only way to know for sure if your gums are healthy is to see your dentist regularly. Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is a bacterial infection of the mouth. Millions of Americans have gum disease, but they often don’t realize they have it since symptoms may not show up immediately. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among Americans.

In its mildest form, periodontal disease is called gingivitis, which can be reversed if it is treated promptly. Gingivitis that is not treated will worsen until the condition is advanced. Called periodontitis, this advanced form of gum disease can be managed but not cured. Left untreated, it will lead to tooth loss.

Dr. Bharwani will make recommendations for a dental cleaning schedule, depending on your level of gum disease. If you notice swollen or bloody gums, consistent bad breath, or tooth pain, contact GB Dental in Houston immediately. Oral pain, as a rule, is an indicator of a severe issue. Contact your general dentist Dr. Bharwani any time you feel pain in your gums, teeth, neck, or surrounding areas. 

Root Canal Therapygeneral dentistry | dental exams | memorial tx

Many people have an unfounded fear of root canals, which is a procedure that will treat an infected tooth—and usually, save it.

To treat the infection, Dr. Bharwani will remove the infected pulp tissue, rinse the area with an antibiotic, fill the canal, and seal the opening. Since the live portion—the nerves and blood supply—are removed from the tooth, it tends to become brittle after root canal therapy.

A dental crown will preserve the tooth structure and increase the chances of success. For those who are nervous about this common dental procedure, we will do everything we can to ensure your comfort while you are undergoing treatment. We have a variety of pain control methods, including nitrous oxide, as well as relaxation techniques to ensure a pain-free visit. If you are experiencing tooth pain, chances are it won't go away on its own. If a root canal is needed, the pain will immediately go away once the infection is treated. 

If you are anxious or stressed about feeling pain or discomfort, please let someone on our experienced dental team know. We prioritize your comfort and want each visit to our Houston dental office to be as pleasant as possible. 

Dental Extractions

Dental extractions are always a treatment of last resort, but sometimes the natural tooth or supporting bone is so severely damaged, it’s the only option to preserve the health of the rest of your teeth. Other reasons for tooth extraction include:

  • Gum disease
  • Tooth infection
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Orthodontic treatment
  • Overcrowded teeth

Rest assured that Dr. Bharwani has an experienced, gentle touch, and he will offer tips to help ensure fast healing after the procedure. If you are interested in a permanent tooth replacement option following an extraction, you may be interested in dental implants.

Dr. Bharwani will go over all your tooth restoration options, including dental bridges, dentures, dental implants, and more. Together, we can establish a smile makeover treatment plan that is unique and specific to your needs, lifestyle, and budget.

Call GB Dental to Make a Dental Appointment

Our health allows us to be happy, have freedom, and look great. Dental health is critical in order to retain our natural teeth along with our general well-being. We work hard to keep all your existing teeth healthy and strong, as well as attractive.

Even if it’s been a while since your last dental check-up, don’t keep delaying treatment. Let Dr. Bharwani and his incredible dental team provide comprehensive dentistry for you and your family to make sure you maintain good oral health for life. Call us today to make an appointment for a dental examination and cleaning!