Dr. Blake Nelson completed an additional training program at the University of Texas Health Sciences at San Antonio in Advanced Education in General Dentistry in order to be able to offer more complex dental treatment options to patients including dental sedation, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, root canals, and dental extractions.
What does this mean for our patients?
Previously, our office referred almost all cases that required dental sedation, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, root canals, and dental extractions to outside dental specialists. This would mean an additional consultation visit and treatment visits at a separate office. Now, you will have the option to complete all of your procedures here. This means fewer appointments, and less back-and-forth between offices, and having your treatment completed by the same friendly faces you trust. You will, of course, always have the option to see a dental specialist for any of your dental needs, but most patients appreciate the convenience of having all of their dental needs addressed in one location.
Dental Sedation at our office
Patients who are nervous or anxious about their dental visit may want to consider sedation dentistry. If you elect to have moderate sedation dentistry for your dental needs, you are guaranteed to have a stress-free experience with no memory of the procedure. During the appointment, Dr. Nelson will administer medications through a small IV to make the patient more comfortable and enable all dental treatment (such as tooth removal, dental crowns, or fillings) to be completed in one easy, stress-free visit.
Cosmetic Dentistry at our office
Cosmetic dental procedures can include dental whitening, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and tooth colored crowns. Dr. Nelson is passionate about helping you to smile with confidence. If you are interested in a cosmetic dental procedure or want to hear about ways to improve your smile esthetics, ask Dr. Nelson at your next dental cleaning appointment!
Dental Implants at our office
Dental implants are a great solution to replace a missing tooth or teeth or to make loose fitting dentures more comfortable. To replace a missing tooth, a small screw (implant) is placed in the jaw and a dental crown is attached on top. To help improve the stability and fit of a denture, the underside of the prosthesis is shaped to “snap” or “lock in” to the dental implant so you can smile and eat without the worry of your denture being dislodged. Dr. Nelson trained extensively on dental implants in residency and enjoys offering the treatment option to patients who wish to smile with confidence!
Root canals at our office
A root canal is sometimes needed to help a tooth following pain, infection, or trauma. Root canals offer many advantages such as alleviating pain, removing infection, and saving a tooth from more expensive alternative treatment options such as dental bridges or dental implants. Dr. Nelson received extensive training on root canal therapy in his residency program by an endodontist (a dentist who specializes in root canal treatment) and can complete your treatment at our office.
Contact us to learn more!
To learn more about the new dental services available at our office, ask us at your dental cleaning appointment or give us a call at (336) 760-1277.