General Dentist in Euless
At H-E-B Family Dentistry, we perform a wide variety of services to help you get the smile you deserve. By using advanced techniques and technology, Dr. Rushi Master and the rest of our team can help patients of all ages leave the office with a beautiful, healthy smile.
Whether you need to get a tooth filled, straighten crooked teeth, or relieve discomfort from a tooth that’s driving you crazy, we can create a conservative treatment plan that’s right for you!
General Dental Care
Dental Exams & Digital X-Rays
Getting routine dental exams means helping out your future self. When you come in for regular check-ups, we can catch any problems in their early stages. This means you can avoid extensive treatments down the road that end up costing more.
During exams, we check for any cracked or decayed teeth. We will also screen for signs of oral cancer and examine your gums for any evidence of periodontal disease. If you have any dental fillings, crowns, or other restorations, we will make sure they are still in good condition.
Additionally, we will take diagnostic X-rays to reveal any other hidden problems, especially in the areas below the gums. Bitewing X-rays are typically taken every 6 months and a panoramic X-ray is taken every 3 to 5 years.
Getting routine dental cleanings is important for maintaining good oral hygiene. These appointments generally last 30 minutes to an hour, and it’s recommended that you get a professional cleaning once every six months.
There are two important steps to a dental cleaning. The first step is scaling the teeth, where the hygienist removes any plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces. Typically, the hygienist will also remove any plaque buildup in the pockets of the gums. The second step is polishing to get rid of any final plaque and to buff the teeth. You’ll have a sparkling, fresh smile when you leave our office!
Gingivitis is an early form of periodontitis, or gum disease. If you experience an occasional swelling of the gums, gums that bleed after brushing or flossing, itchy gums, or bright red or purple gums, chances are you have gingivitis. We can treat gingivitis by professionally cleaning your teeth and laying out an oral hygiene regimen for you, including anti-bacterial rinses.
Left untreated, gingivitis can escalate into periodontitis. Other factors like smoking, genetic tendencies, and diabetes, can also lead to this disease. Periodontitis symptoms include those of gingivitis, as well as the following:
- Metallic taste in the mouth
- Receding gums
- Enlarged spaces between the gums and teeth
- Severe halitosis (bad breath)
- Loose teeth (from loss of bone)
To rid your mouth of periodontitis, we remove the buildup of bacterial plaque through scaling and root planing. Alternatively, small pads treated with antibiotic solutions can be placed between the teeth and gums, which also help to reduce plaque and bacterial inflammation.
Athletic Mouthguards & Night Guards
Even if we make sure to brush and floss regularly, our teeth can suffer damage from injuries during contact sports or from repeated grinding at night. That’s why we advise using custom mouthguards!
If you or your child is involved in athletics, we can provide an athletic mouthguard that protects teeth from getting chipped, broken, or knocked out. Mouthguards can even prevent serious injuries like jaw fracture.
Patients who deal with nighttime grinding and clenching, a condition known as bruxism, should wear night guards to avoid severely wearing down their teeth while they sleep.
With either option, we’ll make sure that your mouthguard fits comfortably and snugly to safeguard you from dental injury and damage.
Halitosis (Bad Breath) Treatment
Did you know that bad breath is a condition that can actually be treated? Chronic bad breath, known as halitosis, affects millions of people around the country. We can help you manage the problem by diagnosing the condition, determining the cause, and advising a treatment plan specific to your case.
We will look into whether your halitosis is due to gum disease, extensive plaque, dry mouth, or other concerns. Depending on the contributing factors, we may recommend a specific toothbrush, mouth rinse, or gum disease treatment.
Dental sealants are commonly used with children to help keep out tooth decay and prevent cavities. They are thin, plastic coatings that we paint onto the chewing surfaces of back teeth. These surfaces are the hard-to-reach areas during brushing and have pits and grooves that make it easy for bacteria to hide in.
With a dental sealant, you can avoid having to get fillings in the future because germs, food particles, and bacteria are kept out from the get go. And they can last for years!
If you have a cavity, our dentist can remove any decay and provide you with a filling. At H-E-B Family Dentistry, we offer composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings. Composite fillings are both natural-looking and durable, and the procedure typically involves removing less tooth material than with a silver/amalgam filling.
All Porcelain Crowns
A dental crown covers the entire visible portion of a tooth and acts as the tooth’s new outer surface. We recommend dental crowns when a tooth is broken or decayed to the point that a filling won’t remedy the problem. They can also help restore a tooth to its original shape after a tooth has been broken.
Not only does a dental crown serve as a strengthening protective shell, it also improves the appearance of the tooth because they look and feel similar to a natural tooth!
How Dental Crowns are Placed:
- Dentist reshapes your tooth for the crown to fit properly
- We take an impression of the tooth and send it to a lab to be made into a permanent crown
- Dentist will provide you with a temporary crown
- We bring you back for a second appointment to remove the temporary crown and fit the permanent one once we receive it from the lab
- We ensure that that crown fits comfortably and matches the color of your other teeth
Do you have gap caused by one or more missing teeth? It’s important to fill in empty spaces like this because your other teeth could shift into the gap and end up changing your bite or causing you pain. We can fit you with a dental bridge to close the space so you can have a healthy, attractive smile again.
Types of Dental Bridges:
- Traditional fixed bridge — This is the most common type of dental bridge. Porcelain crowns are placed over the two surrounding teeth and used as anchors to hold the false tooth in place. The false tooth is usually made of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.
- Cantilever bridge — A cantilever bridge is used when teeth are present on only one side of the gap. These are used typically in areas of your mouth that aren’t used for a lot of chewing, such as your front teeth.
- Resin-bonded bridge — With a resin-bonded bridge, metal bands are bonded to the surrounding teeth with resin and used to hold a plastic false tooth in place. This type of bridge is typically used in areas of the mouth that undergo less stress, such as the front teeth.
Placing a dental bridge takes at least two visits. During the first, we prepare your teeth, take an impression, and fit you with a temporary bridge. Once we receive the new bridge from the lab, we call you in for a second visit where we remove the temporary bridge and fit and adjust your new bridge.
Complete and Partial Dentures
If you’ve had some or all of your teeth removed, we can provide you with comfortable dentures for a second chance at a beautiful smile. Not only will dentures help you with chewing, they also prevent your cheeks from sinking in so you can keep looking youthful and improve speech.
Whether you need partial dentures to replace just a few teeth, or you need complete dentures for all your lower or upper teeth, we’ll make sure they appropriately match your facial structure and natural tooth color and fit comfortably!
Mini Implants with Overdentures
We understand that some people may be hesitant about getting dentures because they’re worried about them staying in place. We have a solution! In a minimally invasive procedure, we can provide you with overdentures that are attached to mini dental implants. This process is also referred to as denture stabilization. There’s no need for adhesives, and you’ll get to go about your day with comfortable, well-secured dentures.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Getting your wisdom teeth, or third molars, removed is a common procedure. If we see that that your wisdom teeth are not erupting properly and may cause further complications, we may recommend you get them extracted. We don’t want you to have to deal with crowding or resulting tooth decay later on, or even pain because of impacted wisdom teeth!
As with any type of oral surgery, we make sure that you don’t feel pain and are kept comfortable during the procedure with our relaxing sedation options. You can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands at H-E-B Family Dentistry!
Root Canal Therapy
Does the thought of a root canal make you cringe? We want to reassure you that it’s not as scary as you might think! Root canal therapy is actually one of the best ways to relieve persistent tooth pain and swelling. Without the procedure, you risk more pain, abscesses, losing your tooth, and even bone loss. We can help save your tooth, and save you from a whole lot of pain, by gently cleaning and sealing the area.
In most cases, root canals are no more uncomfortable than getting a routine filling, and we offer comfort options that can put you in a calm, relaxed state while performing this simple procedure.
The only reason we would perform a tooth extraction is if there are no other options. We will do everything in our power to preserve your natural teeth, but sometimes issues progress so far that an extraction is necessary.
If a tooth is damaged beyond repair, is blocking other teeth from properly coming in, or has advanced gum disease that could affect the supporting tissues or bone, we may advise that it be removed. During this process, we will first numb the area to make sure you don’t feel any pain. The procedure should only take a matter of minutes!
Cosmetic Dental Treatments
Professional Teeth Whitening
As our enamel wears down over time, it’s natural that our teeth may discolor. We offer two teeth whitening options to help restore teeth to a bright, shiny white.
For in-office teeth whitening, we use Zoom!® whitening gel to significantly improve the color of your teeth in a short amount of time. We apply the gel to your teeth in three 15-minute segments. The gel then works to bleach away any stains or yellow without harming your teeth’s structure. That’s all there is to it! You’ll see immediate results with teeth that are on average 2-4 shades lighter.
We also have take-home whitening kits, which have lower strength gel that can be applied for longer periods of time. With this option, you’ll use the gel in custom trays we give you for a couple hours a day for 7-10 days. You’ll be able to whiten your teeth when it fits into your schedule!
Dental veneers work wonders for completely transforming teeth. They are thin, custom-made shells that can alter the appearance of your teeth, from its shape to its color.
You should consider dental veneers if:
- Your teeth are stained or discolored
- Your teeth are crooked or misshaped
- Your teeth have spaces between them
- Your teeth are broken or chipped
We provide two types of veneers. Porcelain veneers offer a very natural look, are durable, and resist stains well. Composite resin veneers are applied directly to teeth, rather than being made in a lab, and are a more affordable option.
Need to make a small cosmetic improvement to your teeth? Dental bonding is a faster and cheaper restoration procedure compared to veneers or dental crowns — and they can be done in just one office visit!
With dental bonding, we bond a tooth-colored resin to your tooth and cure it with ultraviolet light. We then apply the finishing touches by shaping and polishing it. The process typically takes between 30 minutes to 1 hour for each tooth. This procedure is great for small cosmetic touch-ups!
Dealing with crooked or misaligned teeth? We have tooth-straightening options to fix your bite! Learn more on our Orthodontics page.
Pediatric Dental Care
Our practice offers range of dental treatments for younger patients, and we have sedation and anesthesia options available for nervous or special needs children. We have a dentist that caters strictly to children, Dr. Ro, who can help your children maintain great oral health care. Learn more on our Pediatrics page.
Part of providing patient-focused care is understanding that each person has their own concerns when it comes to the dentist. Over the years, we have seen that some patients have very real anxiety or fear about getting work done on their teeth. Because we want everyone to be able to maintain their oral health, we practice sedation dentistry to help patients relax during dental procedures.
H-E-B Family Dentistry is able to offer in-house oral sedation with either nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral conscious sedation. We also can provide hospital general sedation for younger patients in need. We want you to feel calm and safe in our care!