General and Preventive Dentistry

At West Creek Dental, we offer high-quality, personalized dental care that we believe every family deserves. Our staff is friendly and experienced, and we pride ourselves on providing dental procedures with a smile. Our services include care for patients of all ages, including young children, adults, and seniors.

We do not believe that a high-volume corporate clinic is for everyone, so our goal is to provide a family-friendly vibe with a personal touch—and all the professional expertise and attention to detail you would expect from a privately owned dental practice.

We promise to make your experience at West Creek Dental one of the best you have ever had. If you are looking for a general dentist in Austin, TX, we would love to meet you! Contact us at (512) 394-7989 to schedule appointments for your family.

The Role of the General Dentist

Much like you turn to your family physician for wellness checks, your general dentist serves the same purpose when it comes to your oral health. Along with the American Dental Association, we recommend preventive care visits every six months for healthy patients. Even if you are not experiencing any specific dental issue, these routine “wellness checks” allow us to discover problems that are still below the surface that you may not be aware of.

Patients who are dealing with gum disease may need additional cleanings with our dental hygienists throughout the year to help them successfully manage their condition. Dr. Poonam Gokhale will recommend a hygiene schedule for every patient that will help them meet their oral health goals based on their unique needs.

Your general dentist is also here to help when things go wrong. If you or a loved one experiences a dental emergency, a broken or chipped tooth, lost or missing teeth, or a dental infection, you can rely on your general dentist in Austin to help with these situations.

What General Dentistry Includes

General dentist, Dr. Gokhale, provides a wide array of services to help you achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. Our comprehensive South Austin dental office offers the care each member of your family needs, including:

  • Dental examinations and teeth cleanings
  • Periodontal assessment and treatment
  • Dentures, including full, partial, and Flexite brand
  • Cosmetic dentistry, including teeth whitening, veneers, and tooth-colored fillings
  • Restorative care such as dental crowns and dental implant restorations
  • Tooth extractions
  • Invisalign invisible braces
  • Children’s dentistry
  • Emergency dental care with same-day appointments

Whether you just need your next cleaning or checkup, or you have a bigger concern like a broken or missing tooth, your general dentist offers comfortable solutions for your smile.

Prevention Comes First

Everyone deserves to have a healthy and beautiful smile. We work with our patients to build a foundation for good oral health that includes routine preventive care. We also offer preventive treatments such as fluoride and sealants to provide additional protection from cavities.

When you come to our South Austin dental office twice a year, Dr. Gokhale can check the health of your gums and look for dental issues that might be lurking below the surface—especially gum disease and tooth decay. Dental problems that are discovered earlier rather than later are more comfortable to treat—and usually less expensive and less invasive.

For example, when Dr. Gokhale finds decay in your tooth in its early stages, and you are proactive about treating it, you will likely be able to eliminate it with a simple dental filling. Tooth-colored fillings are durable and blend seamlessly with your tooth, so they complement your smile.

On the other hand, if your tooth decay is left undiagnosed, it progresses further into your tooth, where it eventually reaches your root. Once it gets to your root, you now have to deal with a painful tooth infection that requires a more complicated treatment like root canal therapy.

Being proactive about your dental health with consistent preventive teeth cleanings and checkups every six months saves you stress, time, and money in the long term.

Protecting Your Health With Consistent Preventive Care

As more and more research shows, there is a direct correlation between oral health and overall wellness. So it's not only tooth decay that your routine teeth cleanings and checkups in Austin are protecting you from.

Scientists have linked the same bacteria that cause gum disease to that which causes other health concerns like:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Complications during pregnancy, including low birth weight in babies
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Dementia

At West Creek Dental, we understand that we are part of your health care team. We take a whole-body approach that helps you protect both your dental health and your overall well-being.

Solutions for Missing Teeth

Dealing with one or multiple missing teeth is frustrating! Chewing and eating food becomes a challenge, and interacting with other people might feel stressful or embarrassing. If you find yourself living with a missing tooth, you can rely on your general dentist for solutions.

Dr. Gokhale will discuss your goals with you so you can determine if dental implants, a bridge, or a denture is the right option for you. Whatever solution you choose, we'll be here to guide you through the process each step of the way so you can reclaim your smile and your dental health.

Make Your Dental Health a Priority

Your dental health plays an integral role in your overall wellness, and we want all of our patients to have access to exceptional dental care. If you have dental insurance, it typically covers most, if not all, of your preventive teeth cleanings and checkups. This makes it simple and affordable for you to visit your dentist in Austin every six months consistently.

We also work with patients who don't have dental insurance to help them find ways to fit their family's dentistry into their budgets comfortably. Don't hesitate to call our helpful and knowledgeable team if you have questions about your treatment plan or payment options.

Why Choose West Creek Dental

Our one-dentist practice means you’ll see Dr. Gokhale each time you come in. We believe in nurturing relationships with our patients through the years, and that includes spending as much time as needed when you are here. You’ll never feel rushed because we allow plenty of time for each appointment.

We want to get to know you and educate you about your oral health. The more educated our patients are, the better able they are to make the right decisions about their teeth and gums.

We understand that all of our patients are unique, with different goals and needs for their smiles. Dr. Gokhale personalizes dental treatments to each patient's specific needs, which means you will never experience one-size-fits-all dentistry that likely doesn't work for you. 

We Always Welcome New Patients

If you are seeking a new dental home or if it’s just been a while since you’ve been to the dentist, we are here for you. New patients are always welcome, and we look forward to meeting you!

Call West Creek Dental, your South Austin dental office today at (512) 394-7989 to schedule your next appointment.