Family Dentist & Preventive Dentist
Maintain a Beautiful & Healthy Smile
Our caring family dentist and dental team at Houston Dental are dedicated to helping you and your family maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. We provide a wide variety of dental treatment options to meet all of your family’s dental needs and goals. Our dentists, along with the rest of our skilled team, enjoy caring for patients of all ages at our office. We always welcome new patients, from children and teenagers to adults and seniors, to visit our practice for the dental care you need to achieve and maintain optimal oral health.
Dental Cleanings & Checkups
We are pleased to offer comprehensive general and family dentistry in Columbus & Manchester, GA so you can feel confident that we can always provide the care your smile needs. We have dental services for repairing damaged teeth and replacing missing teeth, as well as protecting your teeth from decay and damage in the first place. If it has been longer than six months since you last visited the dentist, we encourage you to contact us today to schedule your next appointment. We also invite you to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about your dental health. We are eager to care for you and your family!
We invite you to come in for a dental check-up. Please contact us to schedule your preventive dental care appointment.
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Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer screening includes a careful examination of the entire oral cavity for any kind of abnormal cell growth. This is done by a professional dentist who will check the lips, gum tissue, inside lining of the check, tongue, the palate, throat and the tonsils for any abnormality. Sometimes, a visual examination alone is not enough to identify the symptoms of oral cancer. Therefore, we may suggest a few tests to be sure that there is no danger of oral cancer. The common tests for oral cancer screening are blue dye test and dental examination with light.
Oral screening process: why it is important
Cancer of the mouth is a disease that can be treated successfully if detected early. Regular dental checkups are therefore very essential. Oral screening for cancer is reasonably priced and is a painless and simple examination
In case of a wound or a cyst of any kind in the mouth, a simple biopsy can detect the presence of abnormal cells in the wound. In 90% of cases, if followed by proper treatment, oral cancer is generally curable.
Don’t delay! You should get Oral Cancer screenings periodically and early detection is he key. Call us today to schedule your exam.
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Dental fillings are used to treat teeth that are damaged due to tooth decay. You could have tooth decay if you are experiencing symptoms such as extreme sensitivity to cold and hot food and drinks, constant toothache, jaw pain and/or bad breath. Dental fillings help eliminate sensitivity and pain in the tooth and prevent any further damage from taking place. A simple check-up can determine whether your teeth need repair and if you need dental fillings. If necessary, an x-ray is taken to find out the extent of the damage.
Tooth Colored Fillings
We are pleased to provide our patients with tooth colored fillings made from either porcelain or composite resins. They are the same color as your teeth! This makes them look much more natural in your mouth and also means that your mouth will remain “mercury-free”.
For more information regarding dental fillings or to schedule an appointment please contact us today.
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Root Canal Treatments
What is a Root Canal?
Root canals are the cavities that exist inside the walls of a tooth. When there is tooth decay, the pulp may be in danger of permanent damage. In these situations, a root canal treatment may be required to save the tooth before it decays further and is irreparably damaged. During a root canal procedure, the pulp is cleaned and the pulp cavity is filled in order to prevent an infection from developing in the tooth. This procedure should quickly relieve your toothaches and stop any infection from progressing.
These are some common symptoms that indicate you might need a root canal treatment:
- Tender gums which might also be swollen
- Extreme sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures
- Discoloration of the tooth
- Severe toothache
If you have any questions regarding root canal treatments, call us today.