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North Richland Hills, TX 76180

Comprehensive & Preventive Dentistry

Comprehensive dentistry services include diagnoses, treatment procedures, and maintenance of general conditions and problems that affect the teeth, gums, and jaw. Prevention and gum care are a fundamental part of general dentistry, as is diagnosing and treating minor problems early before they become painful and expensive to treat. Keeping up with oral health by regularly visiting your dentist is vital to overall health. Regular dental visits can also significantly reduce the amount of money that you’ll need to spend on dental treatment later in life.

We can develop a comprehensive treatment plan to help you achieve and maintain your optimal oral health, including general dentistry treatments and restorative and/or cosmetic procedures. Because we offer comprehensive dental services, there’s something at North Richland Hills Dentistry for everyone’s smile!

Routine & Preventive Care

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Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea Relief

Do you or a loved one suffer from snoring that cannot be attributed to allergies, a sinus infection, or a cold? If so, that snoring might be an indication of serious condition. During sleep, the muscles in the mouth, jaw, and throat relax. However, for the millions of Americans who have obstructive sleep apnea, these muscles become too relaxed, causing them to obstruct the airway, making it difficult to breathe. The decreased flow of oxygen caused by sleep apnea often results in sudden and repeated awakenings throughout the night and an overall poor quality of sleep.

Restless sleep aside, the effects of obstructive sleep apnea can pose serious health risks. Sleep apnea has been linked to an increased risk of stroke, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. If you think you may have sleep apnea, it's important to act now!

Dr. Desai can help diagnose your condition. If you are suffering from sleep apnea, she can create a custom mouthpiece that will comfortable reposition your jaw as you sleep. This effective appliance will open your airway, allowing you to breathe deeply and smoothly. These custom mouthpieces have been used for years to treat sleep apnea, and have been clinically proven to enhance sleep quality for many patients. Dr. Desai also works closely with a trusted pulmologist to make sure her patients who are suffering from sleep apnea receive appropriate care. She is also more than happy to work with her patients' current pulmologists.

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Restorative Dentistry

Things we often take for granted with natural, healthy teeth—such as eating, talking, smiling, and laughing—can all become easier again with restorative dentistry. Dr. Desai can determine the best of several restorative dental treatment options for patients whose smiles need a second chance, from natural looking dental fillings and one-visit crowns to dental implants and dentures.

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Dental Implants and Oral Surgery

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a popular option for patients who need to have one or more teeth replaced. Unlike dentures, a dental implant is a permanent solution that remains in your mouth and closely resembles your real teeth. A dental implant begins with a small post that is placed by our associate oral surgeon in the jaw to serve as a permanent replacement for the root portion of a missing tooth. These posts can be placed in both the upper and lower jaws.

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Following the post placement, Dr. Desai then places natural-looking restorations on top of the implant post. We can even use dental implants to stabilize dentures, thus improving their fit and function. Imagine never having to worry again about slipping dentures! Your North Richland Hills Dentistry team can make it happen. Contact us today to find out if you are a candidate for dental implants!

Dental Implant FAQs

What's the recovery process like after having dental implant surgery?

Due to the anesthesia, many people don't report pain during their procedure. However, it is common to experience some mild discomfort or minor bleeding during the healing process. This can be treated with over-the-counter painkillers. Additionally, a soft diet immediately following dental implant surgery may be helpful as well.

How long will my dental implants last?

With proper care, your implants can last the remainder of your lifetime. A thorough dental hygiene routine is critical for maintaining your implant and increasing its longevity. You should treat your implant exactly as you would a natural tooth. Brushing at least twice per day, flossing daily, and incorporating an alcohol-free mouthwash into your routine is a great place to start.

How long does the dental implant procedure take?

The process of receiving dental implants is typically stretched out over the span of a few months. An initial consultation is completed where you'll be given an exact treatment plan. Next, your implant is fused with your jawbone. Your bone must be given enough time to heal before we can move on to placing the abutment and your restoration. Once this is completed, you will have a follow-up appointment to ensure your comfort and satisfaction with the new addition to your smile.

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of dental implants ranges from case to case. Your specific costs will be determined upon your initial consultation and an exact breakdown will be provided to you. Our goal is to make affordable dental implants a reality for every patient who's interested. If you're concerned about paying for treatment we offer in-house financing as well as third-party financing through CareCredit® and Compassionate Finance.

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Oral Surgery

In addition to dental implants, there are a number of dental conditions that may require oral surgery. North Richland Hills Dentistry works closely with an associate oral surgeon who performs many procedures right here in the comfort of our office! Our comfortable sedation options can help ensure your oral surgery procedure goes smoothly!

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Periodontal (Gum) Care

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, three out of four Americans suffer from some form of gum disease. Gum disease ranges from gingivitis to the various forms and stages of periodontitis, and the prevalence of gum disease increases with age because teeth wear down and become more sensitive as time passes, gums naturally recede, and medications can affect oral health. If your gums feel tender or sore, or if they look red and swollen, you may have gum disease. Other warning signs include bleeding and/or receding gums, pain or sensitivity in your teeth (and even loose teeth caused by weakening gum fibers or bone loss), and persistent bad breath. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss as well as various serious health problems.

Treatment for Gum Disease

If you have any degree of gum disease, we can help. Gum disease used to require surgery more often than not. While surgery is still an option and sometimes necessary, many cases are now treated with less invasive techniques first, such as deep dental cleanings, local antibiotics, and special mouth rinses.

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