General and Family Dentistry
We here at Cox Family Dentistry, care for you and your family’s dental health. Through high-quality dentistry, we strive to provide the best dental service possible. When you come to our Dentist office in Plano, Texas, you will be greeted with friendly smiles from our expert staff. General and family dentistry encompasses a number of dental treatments, including:
- Cosmetic Fillings
- Periodontal Care
- Root Canal Therapy
- TMJ Treatments
- Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
- Nitrous Oxide Sedation
- Sedation Dentistry
We encourage our patients to schedule and come in for an exam and dental cleaning every 6 months. We are committed to state-of-the-art dentistry that changes the way you look and feel. We take time to get to know each patient and create positive, trusting relationships. We create the healthiest and most beautiful smiles. Call today!
A dental bridge is a non-removable dental appliance used to replace a missing tooth (or missing teeth). Bridges are used to fill in gaps between teeth and restore functionality to the bite. Please call us to schedule an appointment if you are interested in receiving a bridge treatment.
A filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, and so forth. When enough natural, healthy tooth is present, composite or cosmetic (white) fillings can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth. In just one appointment, the decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed, cleaned, and filled.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a form of sedation dentistry. It is a great way to reduce or eliminate anxiety for the fearful patient. It is safe, effective, and convenient!
If you would like to learn more about how nitrous oxide is used in our office, or if you are interested in inhalation sedation at your next appointment, feel free to call us. We are happy to address all of your questions and concerns.
We work to maintain the overall health of your mouth, including your gums. To avoid advancement in periodontal (gum) disease, practice good oral hygiene, eat a balanced diet, and attend regularly scheduled dental appointments. If there is any pain or discomfort surrounding your teeth or gums, it is strongly recommended that you visit a dentist immediately.
Root Canal Therapy
When the inner nerve of a tooth becomes affected by decay or infection, root canal therapy may be required to restore the tooth. Root canal therapy will provide full functionality to the tooth and mouth, and will not cause any future problems with adjacent teeth.
Sedation dentistry involves the use of pharmacological agents to calm and relax the nervous patient prior to dental treatment. All cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments can safely be performed during dental sedation. There are many different types of sedation, including intravenous (IV) and nitrous oxide. Consult with your dentist before choosing which type of sedation is right for you.
What precautions do I need to take?
Before choosing dental sedation, remember to consult with the dentist. Many types of sedation have lingering effects. For the safety of everyone, patients who receive dental sedation treatment should have a family member or friend present to drive them home from their appointment.
TMJD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, refers to a group of disorders affecting the joint that joins the jaw to the skull (temporomandibular joint, or TMJ). There are many ways to treat TMJD, just as there are many causes and symptoms. We will discuss with you your options for TMJD treatment. If you are interested in learning more about TMJD and what we can do for you, please give us a call. We are happy to care for all of your dental needs.
A sealant is a clear or shaded plastic material that is applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth. This is where decay most often occurs. A sealant prevents tooth decay by covering the pits and grooves of chewing surfaces and sealing out decay-causing food and germs. Please call our office for more information about how this service can help you.
Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
Periodontics deals with the gums, tissues, and bones that support the teeth. It is preventive in nature and is mainly concerned with preventing and treating periodontal or gum disease. We offer deep cleaning services at our practice, including scaling and root planing. We are committed to maintaining our patients’ overall oral health. We will work with you to help you achieve lasting health for your teeth and gums.
Once your permanent teeth are grown in, there may be some instances where the tooth (or teeth) may need to be extracted. These cases need to be properly diagnosed by a professional dentist—any and all alternatives should be discussed when considering tooth extraction. Dr. Cox will answer your questions and give you the information you need to take charge of your dental health.
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth’s surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations. We use iTERO scanning technology for cutting-edge restorations, including crowns, bridges, and implant abutments in place of a traditional impression. In certain circumstances, one-visit CEREC in-office crowns are also offered. Please call our office to learn how you can benefit from this dental service.