The wide range of general dentistry procedures available at our Frisco, TX, office can preserve your smile and oral health. Dr. Chirag Patel strives to provide the highest quality of care to help you achieve a lasting smile. He can provide gentle, conservative treatment for a variety of oral health concerns that patients of any age may face.
Routine cleanings and exams are an important part of protecting your dental health. Dr. Patel offers routine plaque and tartar removal, as well as x-rays and visual exams to patients of all ages.
Additionally, we offer several other treatments to further enhance your oral health. We offer fluoride treatments for every patient regardless of insurance coverage, and fluoride varnishes to all patients up to age 12. Also, we provide bonded dental sealants. The sealants cover the chewing surface of your child’s molars with a thin plastic coating. As a result, you decrease the risk of cavities.
Dr. Patel proudly offers dental care for the entire family. Our staff is experienced working with children and can put even our youngest patients at ease. We recognize the importance of establishing good oral hygiene at a young age, and in addition to offering services that can protect your child’s smile, like fluoride, we can also teach them proper brushing and flossing techniques. Additionally, we understand that your dental care needs change as you get older, and offer a number of restorative solutions to keep your smile and bite in excellent health, regardless of your age.
At each of your biannual visits, Dr. Patel will conduct a visual exam to look for the signs of oral cancer. The symptoms typically include red or white patches on the gums, irritation, bleeding, and lumps on the soft tissues. If he discovers any tissue irregularities, he will take a biopsy for laboratory analysis.
These regular screenings could save your life; with early diagnosis, oral cancer patients typically have a very good outlook. It is especially important to receive regular screenings if you are over the age of 40, use tobacco regularly, or have a viral infection such as HPV.
If your temporomandibular joints become inflamed or damaged, it can lead to jaw pain, headaches, neck pain, and other complications. Often, TMJ pain is caused by stress, bruxism (teeth grinding), dental misalignment, head trauma, and other factors.
Dr. Patel offers effective TMJ treatment options. Oral splints can realign your bite to prevent teeth grinding and jaw clenching. Occlusal guards fit over your teeth, and while they will not realign your jaw, they can help to prevent teeth grinding. Splints and guards are custom-made to fit your teeth, and they may be worn only at night or during the day, depending on the severity of your symptoms.
Gum disease occurs when bacteria accumulates below your gum line, causing irritation and inflammation. If left untreated, your gums may begin to pull away from the underlying dental roots, and it can lead to tooth loss and jaw bone atrophy. We offer advanced treatment for gum disease, including root planing and scaling. Dr. Patel will remove bacteria from your gums and eliminate the rough spots on your dental roots that often harbor bacteria. He may also use Arestin®, an antibiotic powder that he places directly inside the periodontal pockets. This treatment is often the best choice for specific microbial contamination and localized infections.
Nearly everyone has felt some degree of anxiety in the examination chair, but the condition can become problematic if you find yourself putting off dental check-ups or ignoring persistent oral discomfort. We offer sedation dentistry, include nitrous oxide and oral sedation, which can help you relax and receive the care you need to guard against worsening health issues in the future. In addition to helping dental phobics, sedation may be recommended during larger surgical procedures, or for patients with sensitive gag reflexes or painful medical conditions, like arthritis.