Preventive Dentistry

Prevention Comes First at Your Dentist in Austin, TX

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. For those who require a tooth removal or would like to replace missing teeth, we also offer realistic and sturdy dental bridges in Austin, TX.

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.

We 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.

Schedule an appointment with your family’s dentist in 78749 at our dental office in Austin, TX.