How can we help you?
Patient education is important to everyone on our team. We firmly believe that the more you know about oral health, the better you can take care of your teeth and gums. We are always happy to answer any questions you might have—either when you are here for your appointment or before you come in.
We tend to hear some questions quite frequently, and for your convenience, we have listed those here. If you don’t see your question here, be sure to ask!
At GB Dental, Dr. Bharwani and his team go above and beyond other practices to make sure patients will not experience post-procedure pain. In addition to carefully cleaning the tooth, desensitizing medications are provided to all patients for any treatment from a filling to a crown to make sure they feel nothing afterwards.
Patients might also try an over-the-counter pain reliever for any mild discomfort they might have after undergoing a dental procedure.
What are my other options?
For patients who might be nervous about the procedure itself, we offer the option of nitrous oxide. This safe gas is breathed in through a mask, similar to how oxygen is administered. Its effects are felt instantly, giving patients a feeling of euphoria, although they will still be awake during the procedure and able to communicate with the doctor. Its effects leave the body quickly as well, so patients can drive themselves back home or to the office safely.
We also work with patients on relaxation techniques that can be helpful for both during the procedure and afterwards.
If you have any concerns about an upcoming procedure or your recovery, please don’t hesitate to ask! We want you to be comfortable. Contact us today!
The good news is that we no longer have to use old-fashioned goopy impressions to get an accurate picture of the inside of your mouth when we are fitting you for Invisalign or a dental restoration. Using the latest in dental technology, we take a digital impression of your mouth that does not involve the use of impression material.
Now we can use a camera to take a 3-D image of your teeth—without gag-inducing impressions. With this technology, we can make more accurate restorations that fit better and patients don’t have to spend as much time in the dental chair
What has improved technology done for dental patients?
The use of dental technology in our practice is one way we improve our patients’ time with us. Dental technology, such as digital impressions, digital x-rays, electric handpieces, intraoral cameras, laser dentistry, nitrous oxide, panoramic x-rays, rotary endodontics, and the VELscope, means patients get more accurate diagnoses, enjoy shorter procedures, and experience better outcomes.
If you have questions or concerns about an upcoming procedure or you would like to know more about the dental technology available in our Memorial TX office, we invite you to give us a call to learn more. We are always happy to talk to you, particularly if you are feeling apprehensive about anything.
Cavities are caused by many factors. One of the most important is how long plaque and food particles are allowed to remain on your teeth.
Helping patients understand and focus on areas of their mouth they are missing is a key component of the dental check-up and cleaning. When you come in for your routine checkup and cleaning, our hygienist will go over proper brushing and flossing techniques as well as recommend products that can help keep your mouth clean.
It’s crucial to brush at least twice a day and floss at least once (preferably at night before bed). Be sure you are brushing with a fluoride toothpaste as fluoride has been shown to help prevent cavities.
What are some other factors?
You might also consider what your diet looks like and whether you are indulging in sugary foods and drinks. Sugar feeds the bacteria in your mouth that cause cavities. If you do eat or drink anything with sugar, rinse your mouth with plain water afterward and brush your teeth about a half-hour later.
Genetics are another contributor to tooth decay, and while there isn’t anything you can do about that, following a good oral hygiene regimen is your best bet.
If you think you are dealing with a cavity, come see us at our Memorial, TX dental office! Contact us today!