Dental Patient Education


General DentistryIn the medical field, General Dentistry is the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and other conditions that are related to the soft and hard tissues of the mouth. A general dentist provides all treatment necessary maintain healthy gums and teeth and acts as the primary dental care provider for a patient. General dentists coordinate and plan courses of treatment; which may include referrals to other dental specialists when necessary. Here are some of the General Dentistry procedures we provide:

  • Dental Exams
  • Teeth Cleanings / Prophylaxis
  • White or Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Dental Crowns, Inlays and Onlays
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dentures and Partial Dentures
  • Digital X-Ray
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Mouth Guards

Cosmetic DentistryCosmetic Dentistry is becoming more prevalent as dental technology and patient awareness in superior, aesthetic dental products evolves. Most people prefer natural looking dental restorations over the metal, or non-translucent materials, that don't look natural. Today, natural looking dental materials are strong and life-like so patients can get a quality restoration without losing the beautiful appearance, and strength, of natural teeth. Here are some of the Cosmetic Dentistry procedures we provide:

  • Teeth Whitening
  • Dental Veneers
  • White Cosmetic Dental Fillings
  • Full Porcelain Crowns

Pediatric DentistryPediatric Dentistry should start with a great, caring dentist while the child is young. At Southern Oaks Dental Care, we understand the importance of first impressions, especially in younger children. If children are exposed to a comfortable, caring dentist while they are young, the likelihood of them being comfortable with the dentist in the future is high. Coming in early will also help prevent problems with teeth and help establish great dental habits that will ensure a healthy dentition throughout your child's life. Here are some of the Pediatric Dentistry procedures we provide:

  • Help Children Feel Comfortable
  • Promote Dental Health Early
  • Children's General Dental Procedures
  • Dental Caries Prevention
  • Oral Health Counseling

Geriatric DentistryGeriatric Dentistry, or Geriodontics, is generally referred to as the treatment of older patients with age related diseases and dental conditions that occur due to normal aging. We use this term on a case by case basis; since there may be patients who are 80 years old, but are very 'young' and active and wouldn't need the additional level of care that a Geriatric Dental Patient would need. Patients who have lifestyles that have been significantly altered due to age related mental and physical conditions are considered in our group of Geriatric dental patients. If you have a loved one who needs special attention because of age related mental and physical health, we are well known for the level of comfortable care we can provide. Here are some of the Geriatric Dentistry procedures we provide:

  • Thoughtful treatment options
  • Strong materials that last longer
  • Materials that release fluoride into the surrounding teeth
  • Segmented treatment plans to reduce chair time per visit

Oral SurgeryOral Surgery treats many conditions, diseases and injuries that involve the maxillofacial (face and jaw) region inside the mouth; which includes the hard and soft tissues. We provide general oral surgical procedures and provide treatment plans for patients; which may include visits to an Oral Surgeon. Here are some of the Oral Surgery procedures we provide:

  • Wisdom Tooth Extraction
  • Dental Implants and Implant Restoration
  • Anesthesia and Sedation

Emergency DentistryIf you feel you are experiencing a dental emergency, please don't hesitate to call us at 409-835-6257 so we can help you right away. A dental emergency can be any number of serious injuries or significant pain in the teeth and jaw. If you are not sure of the severity of your dental problem, please call us and we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Here are some of the conditions we provide Emergency Dentistry treatment for:

  • Chipped, Cracked or Broken Teeth
  • Tooth or Teeth Knocked Out
  • Swollen or Bleeding Gums
  • Toothache or Jaw Pain from Teeth

EndodonticsEndodontics allows us to treat the dental pulp when it has become infected or injured and save teeth from falling out, due to the infection and breakdown of bone and tissue that surrounds the tooth. Root canal therapy, commonly referred to as a "Root Canal," is a procedure that is common to Endodontics.

  • Root Canal Therapy

PeriodonticsScaling and Root Planing is a deep cleaning procedure that is often performed by a dental hygienist, or the dentist. Scaling and Root Planing are non-surgical procedures, often called Conventional Periodontal Therapy, that help remove dental plaque, calculus, infection, and other substances that can cause inflammation in the gums. This procedure allows the gums to re-establish a healthy connection to the tooth and in some cases can encourage the re-growth of soft tissue and prevent future surgeries involving the gums. Here are some of the Periodontic procedures we provide:

  • Scaling and Root Planing

OrthodonticsOrthodontics is the evaluation and treatment of crooked teeth and malocclusions (bite misalignment) that involves a methodical approach to achieving a proper bite. Orthodontics will straighten the teeth and provide better function of the teeth; although we do straighten teeth purely for aesthetic (cosmetic) purposes as well. Here are some of the Orthodontic options available:

  • Clear Braces
  • Color Braces
  • Invisalign - Removable Braces