The Importance of Family Dentistry
The family dentistry services provided at our Tomball, TX, practice address the oral health needs that patients face at every stage of their lives. Dr. Louis Russell, Jr performs screenings, preventative care, and treatment of oral health issues affecting children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. We understand the apprehensions many children have about going to the dentist, so we take extra care to ensure our pediatric patients feel comfortable in our office. If your family is new to the area, or if you need to establish ongoing care with a compassionate dentistry practice, Dr. Russell is here for you.
A Family Dentist You Can Trust
Dr. Russell has been practicing dentistry for more than 20 years. Having a family dentist you can trust to provide quality care to your entire family is invaluable. Dr. Russell gets to know each of his patients on a personal level, and gains an understanding of each patient’s family and medical history in order to provide better preventive and diagnostic care.
Having a family dentist you can trust to provide quality care to your entire family is invaluable.
Importance of Patient Education for the Whole Family
At Russell Family Dentistry, we believe in patient education. It is especially important that we educate our pediatric patients and their parents about how to care for their teeth. Providing young children with the tools and techniques they need to care for their teeth can allow them to experience optimal oral health for a lifetime.
Our Family Dentistry Services
Dental sealants are a preventive measure against cavities. While they are most beneficial for children, adults can benefit from sealants as well. Liquid plastic coats the chewing surfaces of the molars, an area prone to decay due to deep grooves. The plastic hardens and effectively seals out food particles and bacteria.
Oral Cancer Screenings
If you are over the age of 40 or have other risk factors for oral cancer, Dr. Russell will perform a screening during your dental exam. He will examine all the soft tissues in and around your mouth, checking for abnormal growths or lesions. Regular oral screenings can ensure that potentially cancerous growths are detected early, when the likelihood of successful treatment is greatest.
Generally, we will perform a dental cleaning in conjunction with your biannual dental exam. One of our skilled hygienists will remove deposits of plaque and tartar before polishing and flossing your teeth and gums. Regular cleanings eliminate plaque from hard-to-reach areas, which prevents cavities and gum disease.
Regular Dental Exams
We recommend patients see Dr. Russell for an exam twice per year. This allows him to examine your teeth and gums for signs of decay, disease, and other issues. He can also make sure any fillings, crowns, or other dental work has not sustained any damage.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
For patients suffering from sleep apnea, we offer snore guards. These custom oral appliances push the jaw forward, keeping your airway clear while you sleep.
Become a Part of Our Dental Family
If you and your family are in need of a dentist, contact Russell Family Dentistry online or call (281) 351-5458. Dr. Russell can be your family's partner in achieving and maintaining healthy smiles.
“As always was greeted, signed in and was taken back to the exam room in less than 5 minutes from arrival, Cleaning and exam were conducted without delay, I've had this same experience every time I've had an appointment here.” Russell S. - current patient