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General Dentistry

General dentistry treatments at Dassani Dentistry involve the diagnosis and treatment of general conditions affecting the teeth, gums, and jaw. Prevention and gum care are both important parts of general dentistry, as is treating problems before they grow to be painful and often expensive. Our Clear Lake, TX office provides general dental services, including preventative and routine hygiene care for the whole family.

Oral Hygiene

Teeth Cleaning

In addition to regular home care, Dr. Dassani recommends regular visits to her Clear Lake office for semi-annual teeth cleaning appointments to maintain optimum oral health.

During your teeth cleaning appointment at Dassani Dentistry, one of our trained hygienists will give your teeth a thorough deep cleaning from all sides. Then we will perform a comprehensive examination of your overall oral heath, including on your tongue and gums. If necessary, x-rays will be taken to check on the health of your teeth’s structure.

Dr. Dassani and the rest of the team do this to ensure that your mouth is happy and healthy; and to ensure we can catch any potential problems while they are still small.

Periodontal disease

At these visits, as mentioned above, we will pay special attention to the health of your gums. We do this to check for signs of periodontal (gum) disease. Gum disease, which is a bacterial infection of the gum tissue, has been linked to overall health, including heart disease. Make sure to mention to us if you suffer any of the following symptoms:

  • red, puffy gums
  • bleeding gums while brushing
  • persistently bad breath
  • loose teeth—which results from bone loss due to the infection

So, remember to take good care of your whole mouth at home between visits by brushing and flossing; and make sure to keep your semi-annual appointments with Dassani Dentistry so we can keep your optimal oral health! Call us today to schedule an appointment, or if you have any questions. Proudly serving the Houston, Webster, Clear Lake, League City, and Friendswood communities.

Tooth-Colored Fillings

The chances are, most Houston residents have heard of dental fillings. In fact, you, or your family, probably have some in your teeth right now. Fillings are the most common treatment for cavities (caused by tooth decay). Using cutting-edge dental materials, Dr. Dassani is able to fill cavities and prevent further decay from harming your tooth or teeth.

In the past, the preferred material for fillings was an amalgam made of silver or mercury. While these served the purpose of filling the cavity, they were also notorious for expanding and contracting with heat changes, which allowed harmful bacteria in and could even weaken or crack teeth. On top of that, the metallic color of amalgam fillings was the very opposite of natural-looking. However, dental medicine has progressed far beyond amalgams.

Dr. Dassani uses only the most advanced synthetic composites to repair and protect your teeth. Composite fillings are safer, sturdier solutions to cavities that provide you with the natural look and feel of healthy teeth.

We want all Houston folks to benefit from the best fillings dental medicine has to offer, so please call Dr. Dassani today! Proudly serving the Houston, Webster, Clear Lake, League City, and Friendswood communities.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Our Most Important Job

As your oral healthcare providers, we believe that is our responsibility to keep your mouth healthy and to assess any abnormalities or changes that could potentially be signs of oral cancer. Your Houston dentist, Dr. Dassani at Dassani Dentistry, is in a unique position (inside your mouth) to detect and diagnose oral cancer in the early stages, before it progresses and becomes deadly.

What we look for

There are many signs and symptoms of oral cancer that we are on the lookout for during your regular exams, and that you should always be aware of and keep an eye out for at home (can occur on the lips, mouth, tongue, gums, throat, or any area inside the mouth):

  • Swelling, thickening, lumps, rough spots, crusting, or erosion
  • Velvety white, red, or speckled patches
  • Unexplained bleeding
  • Numbness or loss of feeling
  • Pain or tenderness
  • Persistent sores
  • Difficulty chewing, swallowing, speaking, or moving the jaw or tongue
  • Hoarseness, chronic sore throat, change in voice
  • Ear pain

Risk factors

Risk factors for developing oral cancer include:

  • Smoking – Smokers are six times more likely to develop oral cancer than non-smokers
  • Chewing – Patients who dip, snuff, or chew are 50 times more likely to develop oral cancer
  • Alcohol – Oral cancer is six times more common in drinkers than non-drinkers
  • Family history of cancer
  • Excessive sun exposure
  • HPV

Oral Cancer Infographic

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Advanced technology for earlier detection

The earlier oral cancer is diagnosed and treated, the better your chances at survival and recovery. That’s why we’ve invested in a high-tech Velscope® oral cancer screening device. Velscope® oral cancer screenings use natural tissue fluorescence visualization to allow us to detect abnormalities that would otherwise go unseen by the naked eye. Velscope® gives our team and our patients peace of mind, and the power to fight back against oral cancer.


A Routine & Comfortable Procedure

Occasionally teeth are so damaged or infected that they need to be removed to preserve the overall health of your mouth. Dr. Dassani will not make this decision lightly and will discuss all options with you before any dental extractions are performed.

Before your tooth is extracted, Dr. Dassani will give you a local anesthetic that will numb your mouth, so you do not feel pain during the procedure. Once the tooth is taken out, the gums may need stitches. So, you may be instructed to bite down on a piece of gauze.

The removed tooth can be replaced with a dental implant or a bridge.

If you’re a Webster, Friendswood or Houston resident, contact Dassani Dentistry’s Houston, TX office today if you are experiencing tooth pain and/or infection to discuss all your options with Dr. Dassani. Proudly serving the Houston, Webster, Clear Lake, League City, and Friendswood communities.

Emergency Dentistry

Don’t Panic…Call Us First!

At Dassani Dentistry in Houston, we understand that dental injuries can be traumatic, and that your first instinct might be to go to the Emergency Room. Stop! Unless your life is in danger, you are much better off calling us first. The ER is not trained or equipped to handle dental injuries properly, and by the time you actually get in to see someone (which could take hours), it will likely be too late to save your smile. That’s why our team is equipped and on-call 24/7 to handle dental emergencies the same day.

What do I do?

If you’ve experienced a traumatic injury and are bleeding from the mouth, the first thing you should do is compress the injury to stop the bleeding. Then you should rinse out your mouth to better assess the severity and the location of the injury. Oral injuries tend to bleed a lot, and when blood mixes with saliva, it can look like something out of a horror film. But it’s likely that the injury is not as bad as it seems. Once you’ve got a good idea of the location and severity of the injury, you should call us and we’ll guide you through what to do next.

If you’re unsure of whether the injury qualifies as a dental emergency, here’s a list of some of the most common ones we see:

  • Tooth knocked out
  • Severe tooth ache
  • Tooth or gum abscess
  • Severe pain
  • Signs of infection (pus, swelling)

Tooth knocked out?

If you’ve had a tooth knocked out, follow the steps below for the best chance at saving the tooth:

  1. Pick up the tooth by the crown (the part that is usually visible), NOT the root. The tooth should be handled carefully to minimize damage to the root.
  2. If dirty, gently rinse the tooth with water. Do not use soap or chemicals, do not dry the tooth or wrap in tissue or cloth.
  3. Replace the tooth back into the socket immediately, if possible. The quicker this happens the greater chance we have of saving it. Make sure the tooth is facing the right direction. Hold the tooth in place with your fingers or by biting down gently.
  4. If the tooth cannot be placed back in the socket, place it inside your mouth next to your cheek to keep it moist, or place in emergency tooth preservation liquid, or milk, NOT WATER

Give us a call!

If you’re looking for a quality dentist in Houston to provide all of your dental needs under one roof, you’ve come to the right place! If you have any questions about general dentistry, or would like to schedule an appointment with your Houston dentist, Dr. Dassani at Dassani Dentistry, give us a call today!

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