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Family Dentistry

Louis A. Russell, Jr., DDS -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Russell Family Dentistry

Louis A. Russell, Jr., DDS

Cosmetic Dentist & Implant Dentist located in Tomball, TX

Family dentistry provides comprehensive oral health care for people of all ages. At Russell Family Dentistry in Tomball, Texas, Louis Russell Jr., DDS, offers a comprehensive suite of family dentistry services, including pediatric dentistry, preventive care, oral cancer screenings, and treatment for sleep apnea. To schedule an appointment, book a consultation online, or call the office to speak with a caring staff member today.

Family Dentistry Q & A

What is family dentistry?

Family dentistry diagnoses, treats, and prevents oral health problems in people of all ages, from children to adults. Family dentists like Dr. Russell, provide a trusted source for all of your primary dental care needs, including oral exams, professional dental cleanings, and digital X-rays. 

By partnering with Dr. Russell and attending regular family visits, you and your children can receive routine dental care in a single location. That saves you time and energy while ensuring your teeth and gums remain healthy for years to come.

What services does family dentistry include?

Dr. Russell offers various family dentistry services, including:

Pediatric dentistry

Pediatric dentistry provides comprehensive oral health care for children and teenagers. Young people are particularly susceptible to cavities and gum disease. Regularly scheduled pediatric dentistry appointments can preserve your children’s teeth and gums, provide important education, and ensure proper alignment through orthodontic treatment like braces and retainers.

Oral X-rays

Oral X-rays provide highly detailed pictures of your alveolar bone, jaw, and tooth roots. They can alert Dr. Russell to potentially serious oral health problems like impacted teeth, cavities, bone loss, or oral cancer. In addition, oral X-rays help guide dental implant placement. 

Dental cleanings

A dental cleaning is a routine procedure used to remove plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth and underneath your gum line. During a dental cleaning, Dr. Russell Jr. scales your teeth, polishes them with gritty toothpaste, flosses them, and applies a fluoride treatment when necessary. 

Oral cancer screenings

If you’re over the age of 40 or use tobacco products, Dr. Russell might recommend an oral cancer screening. During an oral cancer screening, Dr. Russell examines all of the soft tissues in your mouth looking for abnormal growths or lesions. 

Sleep apnea treatment

If you regularly wake up gasping for air, or your partner regularly complains of your snoring, consider sleep apnea treatment. Dr. Russell offers snore guards. These custom-crafted oral appliances push your lower jaw slightly forward, opening up your airways while you sleep. 

How often should I schedule a family dentistry appointment?

If you want to preserve your oral health, Dr. Russell recommends scheduling a family dentistry appointment at least once every six months. Routine checkups are one of the easiest and most effective ways to catch potentially serious problems early on when they respond best to treatment.

To learn more about the benefits of family dentistry, schedule a consultation at Russell Family Dentistry. Book an appointment online, or call the office to speak with a caring team member today.