Dr. Nguyen of Precious Smile & Orthodontics offers initial and routine dental checkups for patients of all ages in Irving, Grand Prairie, and the surrounding metropolitan area. We provide regular dental cleanings, deep cleaning (SRP), composite fillings (tooth color fillings), dental crowns and bridges, partial and complete dentures, and flapless dental implants.
For a healthy smile, you should visit a dentist every six months for your routine check-up to have your teeth checked and cleaned. However, if you experience any discomfort, seek professional help immediately to prevent the condition from getting worse.
New patients from Grand Prairie, Irving, Dallas, Arlington, Fort Worth and surrounding areas are scheduled for an initial interview with the doctor to discuss your dental and medical history and your present dental problems and concerns. One of our first concerns is whether your mouth has active disease (such as periodontal or gum disease).
A thorough oral examination, including all necessary radiographs, screening for oral cancer, will be completed at this visit. We immediately address any dental emergencies; the doctor will explain what she finds and present treatment options suitable for your needs. Please plan to spend about an hour with us at your initial appointment.
Grand Praire Location
One of the most common dental conditions is cavities. A cavity is a permanently damaged area in the hard surface of the tooth. It causes softening of the tooth enamel. Common signs of a cavity included:
- A noticeable hole or pit in the affected tooth
- Increased sensitivity or a toothache
- Pain when biting down
- In severe cases, constant pain and pus formation
Endodontics (Root Canal)
A root canal, also called endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure that can relieve a toothache and attempts to save an infected tooth. Inside the tooth, under the white hard layers is a soft tissue called pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. The pulp can become infected or inflamed when the tooth has either deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, a faulty crown, or crack or chip in the tooth. In such a case, the tooth may have been bothering the patient for some time, or the patient may be experiencing excruciating pain in his/her tooth. To treat the infection, the dentist or endodontist will remove the inflamed or infected pulp, carefully clean and shape the inside of the root canal, then fill and seal the space. Afterward, the patient will need a crown on the tooth to protect and restore it to full function.