Preventing a problem is much easier than getting it fixed, and that same approach is true when it comes to your dental care. That’s why Dr. Shahdad and our team place such an emphasis on providing premier preventive dentistry services like those detailed below. With them, we’ll help you and your loved ones avoid pesky cavities and gum disease so you can spend less time (and money!) at the dental office. To start giving yourself a worry-free smile, contact us today!
We recommend that patients of all ages should come to see us at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. At these appointments, Dr. Shahdad will take a look at your teeth and gums, searching for any signs of damage or decay. By visiting her regularly, she’ll be able to catch and take care of any minor issue before it can cause real harm. Our hygiene team will also have the chance to professionally clean your teeth, removing plaque and tartar from hard to reach areas while also giving your smile a nice polish!
The teeth towards the back of the mouth are by far the most vulnerable to developing cavities. Their rough and pitted surfaces are the perfect trap for plaque and bacteria, and this makes them quite tricky to adequately clean as well (especially for young children). To protect these teeth, we can apply a clear, plastic-based substance to them that quickly hardens into an invisible barrier, one that keeps cavity-causing factors away from the enamel for years to come.
Many people unconsciously grind their teeth while they sleep, so much so that there is actually a term for it: bruxism. Over time, this can severely wear down the teeth to the point that they actually break! Fortunately, stopping this from happening is pretty straightforward. We can have a patient wear a small custom-made mouthpiece to bed called a nightguard, which places a barrier between the teeth to prevent any harmful contact during the night.
Oral cancer can strike pretty much anyone no matter their age, gender, or lifestyle, and its early stages can be quite easy to miss, leading many to not be diagnosed until the disease is very advanced. To make sure our patients are never caught off guard, we perform an oral cancer screening at every regular checkup. Using the VizLite PRO Oral Lesion Screening System, we’re able to spot potentially cancerous tissues in the mouth that normally would be invisible to the naked eye, helping patients get the treatment they need even sooner.
We just love welcoming Allen’s littlest smiles to our dental office! As a mother of two herself, Dr. Shahdad understands the importance of positive dental experiences at an early age, so she and the rest of our team always go out of our way to make sure our young patients are 100% happy and relaxed from check-in to checkout. Whenever your child comes to see us, we’ll provide a number of kid-friendly services designed to prevent tooth decay and ensure proper oral development.
Are your gums red, tender, swollen, or do they tend to bleed whenever you brush your teeth? Do you constantly have bad breath despite how much you brush, or do your teeth appear longer because your gums have receded? If so, then you may be suffering from gum disease, an infection that is actually the leading cause of adult tooth loss in the US! At DFW Absolute Dental, we strive to protect our patients’ entire smiles, which is why we offer a range of therapies designed to find and eliminate gum disease as quickly as possible.
If you or a loved one suffer from sleep apnea or simply snore every night, we can help you finally get a full night’s rest using a custom-made oral appliance. Our appliances fit comfortably in the mouth and slightly reposition the jaw to keep the airway open during sleep, leading to a peaceful night for everyone. Unlike a CPAP, our appliances are small, quiet, and easy to use--one can literally fit in your pocket!
An often overlooked part of oral health is the jaw, specifically, the joints that allow the jaw to move in all directions. Called the TMJ (temporomandibular joint), it can sometimes develop problems due to stress or strain, leading to symptoms like a stiff and aching jaw, chronic headaches, and even soreness in the neck and shoulders! Dr. Shahdad is able to diagnose and offer a number of treatments designed to help patients dealing with this kind of issue, providing reliable and longstanding relief.
Dental emergencies, just like any other, require immediate medical attention, but your local ER simply won’t have the knowledge or equipment to handle something like a broken, knocked out, or extremely painful tooth. If you or a loved one find yourselves in need of immediate dental care, you can always turn to DFW Absolute Dental. We’re happy to provide same-day appointments for emergency patients so they’re able to get what they need in the least amount of time.