General Dentistry In Portland, TX
More than 40% of adults in the United States have some form of gum disease, but they don’t even know it. At Ricardo C. Guillen, DDS, with our menu of general dentistry services, we help our patients eliminate the bacterial infections around their teeth to help save their smiles.
A healthy smile helps your body fight against serious health problems like heart disease, stroke, and infertility. If your mouth isn't healthy, dangerous bacteria can spread straight into your bloodstream, making it harder to manage conditions like pregnancy, diabetes, pneumonia, and more.
Athletic Mouth Guards
If you or your child are involved in any type of sports, wearing a custom fitted mouth guard is one of your best pieces of insurance. Not only does it protect teeth, it also reduces the risk of concussion.
Experiencing jaw pain, headaches or facial soreness? Ask Dr. Guillen how you can protect your smile against excessive wear caused by jaw clenching and grinding.
A tooth extraction is a last resort, but sometimes it is necessary. Badly infected teeth can jeopardize the health of your entire mouth, including healthy teeth and gums.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction
The best time to have wisdom teeth removed is during a patient's late teenage years or early twenties. These immature wisdom teeth are smaller, so surgery is less complicated and potentially less painful. If your wisdom teeth have not started to erupt, we will use x-ray imaging to locate them and determine if it’s time to have them removed.
Fluoride Varnish Applications
Fluoride can help restore the minerals in your teeth that have been worn down and can also repair weak spots in your teeth's enamel. Dr. Guillen will treat your teeth with fluoride to protect your teeth until your next appointment, making them more resilient against bacteria.
Desensitizing Treatments for Sensitive Teeth
Tooth sensitivity can make everday activities like eating, drinking and talking uncomfortable. If you're experiencing tooth sensitivity ask Dr. Guillen about the desensitizing resin we use to help eliminate sensitivity.
Professional Teeth Cleaning
Dental prophylaxis is a professional teeth cleaning procedure that thoroughly cleans the teeth. It is an important preventive measure to help stop the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. We recommend our orally healthy patients receive this type of procedure twice a year.
Oral Cancer Screening
Tobacco users aren’t the only ones who should be concerned about oral cancer. Oral cancer is on the rise. That’s why Dr. Ricardo C. Guillen provides oral cancer screenings as part of your regular dental checkup to all of our patients over the age of 18.
CariVu Cavity Detection
Traditional bite-wing x-rays can be uncomfortable. The CariVu detection device Dr. Guillen uses has patented trans-illumination technology to comfortably detect dental cavities and cracks with higher accuracy.
Our practice uses digital x-rays to produce enhanced computer images of our patient’s teeth, gums, and other oral structures and conditions. Digital x-rays are key to early detection and effective treatment of dental problems.
Are you or your family members overdue for a preventive dental exam and cleaning? Call our Portland, TX dental practice today to schedule your appointment from our list of general dentistry services! Se habla Español.
Got some tooth pain? Call our office to see if a same-day emergency dentist appointment is available.
If you have experienced an oral accident resulting in a tooth being knocked loose, call Dr. Ricardo C. Guillen immediately to schedule an emergency dentist appointment.