Let Us Be Your Family’s General Dentist
Our Friendswood and Pearland general dentists want to help you attain the confident new smile you’re looking for. Preventative and general dental services can preserve your oral health and give you a beautiful smile to last a lifetime.
Our dentists recommend checkups every six months to monitor your oral health and catch small issues before they become big problems. During your visit, we’ll perform a thorough evaluation, take digital x-rays, examine your gums, take a bite analysis, screen for oral cancer, and give a tooth-by-tooth inspection.
Our hygienist takes care of cleaning and polishing your teeth and will offer helpful hints for managing your dental hygiene at home. If we do find signs of a problem, we will create a detailed plan to address the issue and rejuvenate your oral health.
“I’ve seen improvement in my health as well as how I carry on day in and day out.”
—Wesley, Actual Patient
Our general dentist practices have a unique combination of doctors and services available in the Pearland and Friendswood areas.
Gum Disease Treatment
Dr. Andrea Varesic, a periodontal specialist on our team, helps our patients with gum disease and periodontal disease.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common but potentially serious condition affecting the tissues surrounding the teeth. It begins when the bacteria in plaque (a sticky film that forms on the teeth) cause inflammation in the gums.
The earliest stage, called gingivitis, is characterized by redness, swelling, and bleeding of the gums during brushing and flossing. Thankfully, at this stage, the damage is reversible with good oral hygiene practices. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis. In this advanced stage, the inflammation extends deeper, leading to gum recession and destruction of the underlying bone supporting the teeth. This can result in tooth mobility and, eventually, tooth loss.
The following factors increase your risk of developing gum disease:
- Poor dental hygiene
- Certain medical conditions
Regular dental check-ups and a rigorous oral care routine are essential in its prevention and early detection.
Instead of being referred to a periodontist out of the office, we can treat moderate to severe gum disease right here to help prevent you from losing any teeth. Dr. Varesic also performs cosmetic gum treatment for those with “gummy” smiles or who want to fix minor flaws in their gums.
Oral Cancer Screening
Did you know that about 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year? Our general dentists screen for oral cancer as part of your regular exam. According to statistics, more than half of patients diagnosed with mouth cancer die within five years. Early detection of oral cancer can literally save lives!
During your visit, we’ll check your mouth for sores that don’t heal, red or white spots, lumps, and pain or numbness of the mouth or lips. Our general dentists are skilled in VELscope technology, a leading-edge tool that will find precancerous and cancerous cells using high-intensity light.
Schedule a General Dentistry Appointment in Pearland
Call our office today to schedule an appointment for friendly, unparalleled family and cosmetic dentistry if you are in the Pearland area, including Manvel!
General Dentistry Services
- Family Dentistry
- The Stages of Family Dentistry
- Periodontal Treatment
- Gum Health
- Wisdom Teeth
- Root Canals
- Emergency Dentistry
- Oral DNA Bacteria Testing
- Sleep Apnea and Snoring