We offer a full array of dental services to help you create and maintain a beautiful and healthy smile. You can read more on this page about specific services.
Initial Oral Examination
Your initial oral examination includes a visual examination using IntraOral and ExtraOral cameras. Oral Cancer screening, Periodontal Probing, and diagnosis of any treatment recommendations are also done. A Panoramic radiogragh is taken to evaluate Temporalmandibular Joints and Sinuses. We also take Bitewing and Periapical x-rays for the detection of decay and or infection.
Dr. Slaughter offers two Teeth Whitening options. First, our in office procedure can whiten teeth in one appointment taking 30-60 minutes. Our Second option involves making custom trays that are worn 30 minutes to 2 hours per day. Desired results are achieved on average in two weeks.
Crowns improve the look as well as the function of teeth. We do not mill crowns in our office. Only the Best labs and materials are used, all located in the USA.
In just two or three dental visits, special thin laminates, called veneers can correct discolored, worn down, cracked and chipped teeth.
We use tooth colored, composite filling material that is bonded to the tooth.
Single Tooth Anesthesia
Don't like that numb feeling? With computer assisted anesthetic delivery, a single tooth can be numbed with no peripheral anesthesia. That means no numb lip or tongue.
Small to moderate sized cavities that require fillings can be treated without numbing and drilling. Tiny abrasive particles with air and water under pressure blast out decay creating a clean surface that our materials bond to.
You should have a standard cleaning at least twice a year. A periodontal treatment includes an Adult Prophy (basic cleaning). If it has been over a year since your last cleaning, possible treatment will include either Periodontal Scaling (deeper) or Root Planning and Scaling (requires anesthetic).
Whether you are an athlete or casual sports participant, you should wear a mouth guard to protect your teeth. If you grind your teeth while you sleep, a bite guard will help reduce symptoms of TMJ. We custom make mouth guards in both soft and hard materials.
Removable Dental Prosthesis
For missing teeth, we can make dentures or removable partials for you.
In our estimation, crisis prevention is a whole lot smarter and more efficient than crisis management. So we're diligent in our patient communication efforts, instructing you as to the most effective methods for keeping your teeth and gums healthy despite the stresses and trials of life. We're so meticulous in our comprehensive oral examinations, applying whatever advanced means are necessary to catch and arrest problems while they're still small.
Our preventive services include:
- Cleaning/Hygiene - Keep your teeth and gums in optimal health with routine cleanings.
- Regular Checkups - Regular Checkups ensure that your teeth and gums are healthy and problem free.
- Oral Cancer Screening- Done at the initial visit and at eafh hygiene visit. We look and feel for lumps, growths, red or white patches or recurring sore areas.
- Dental Sealants - A clear or shaded plastic is applied to the chewing surface of the back teeth, protecting these decay prone areas from plaque and acid.
- Nightguards for Bruxism & TMD - If you are suffering jaw pain or teeth grinding nightguards can help you
- Athletic Mouthguards - The ADA recommends mouthguards for a wide variety of spots and activities.
- One-on-One Patient Education - An educated patient is an empowered patient.
Restorative Care Services
People often experience some level of discoloration, chipping, breaking, or even complete loss of teeth as a result of aging, accidents, or even lifestyle choices. But with today's advanced materials and methods, problem teeth don't have to mean fewer smiles! In fact, we have the expertise and the hands-on experience to correct, enhance, and strengthen your teeth, whether you're troubled by one specific problem or by your entire smile.
We realize and understand that dental treatment can be a traumatic experience for some. To make your visits easier we have Nitrous Oxide in every treatment room as well as Sedation Options. Television and music is also available in each treatment room.
You may not realize it, but studies show that nearly 80% of the population has some significant, undetected level of chronic gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss, bone loss, and is linked to a whole host of other general physical ailments as well. That's why we are so aggressive during each check-up to evaluate each and every gum pocket, meticulously chart depth changes, and tackle problems while they're still small.
Our Gum Care Services include:
- Charting & Diagnostic Services
- In-Office Therapy: Scaling&Root Planing, Anti-Microbial irrigation
Your smile is one of the most unique aspects of your appearance, affecting your relationships, your career, and your confidence. Yet, many people take their smile and all its flaws for granted…if it contains dull, stained, chipped, uneven, or even missing teeth, they simply use it less and less. And that's a shame. Instead, why not consider the amazing array of easy, effective, life-changing cosmetic dentistry options available today? If you're like so many other patients, you'll find that even a few small enhancements can greatly improve your outlook. And, you'll find out what it feels like to love your smile.
In the past few years, dental science has seen some tremendous advances allowing us to see things more clearly, diagnose problems more accurately, and conduct treatments more precisely. Plus, we've learned how to keep patients more comfortable and run our office with greater efficiency than ever before. So, if there's something that's been proven to improve things, chances are good that it's in our arsenal. When you come in for your visit, just ask us for a tour of our high-tech tools!
Call (512) 258-2233 for more information on services offered at David A. Slaughter, DDS in Austin, TX.