General Dentistry in Arlington, Texas
Are you seeking an Arlington dentist who can address all your basic dental needs? Look no further than Dr. Alana Macalik in Arlington, Texas, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, strong, and beautiful with general dentistry and all aspects of oral health care.
A dental cleaning and checkup is the foundation of good oral health care, and have you at your Arlington dentist’s office every six months to ensure that your oral health is in good condition. Dental cleanings are thorough and go far beyond what you can do to clean your teeth at home. Dr. Macalik also performs an oral cancer screening, reviews x-rays, and identifies any suspicious problem areas in your mouth that need to be addressed.
Typically indicated for children, dental sealants are applied to the biting surface of newly erupted molars. This treatment shields teeth – the teeth that aren’t always brushed that well by little hands – from bacteria and food particles to help prevent tooth decay.
If you suffer a blow to the mouth or experience chronic pain and end up with a dental trauma as a result, you need the attention of your Arlington dentist right away. Emergency dental care services treat problems like a dislodged tooth, severe tooth pain, damaged dental work, lost crowns or fillings, severe jaw injuries, and more.
The convenience of being able to rely on one dentist for your entire family’s oral health care is a relief for busy adults. Dr. Macalik’s family dentistry services include procedures for all your dental needs – general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and Invisalign treatment.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is difficult for the untrained eye to see. Early detection, however, is the best way to ensure quick treatment and minimize the potentially fatal effects of this disease. Dr. Macalik reviews your mouth from all angles – gums, lips, cheeks, palate – for any signs of oral cancer during every dental exam.
Our youngest patients are forming their opinions about dentistry and their oral health. It is Dr. Macalik’s privilege to serve this impressionable group, ushering them into a gentle environment that shows them how important it is to take care of their teeth and gums. Good early experiences at the dentist set people up for a lifetime of prioritizing dental health.
Protective Mouth Guards
Athletes can avoid dental trauma by wearing a protective mouth guard customized by their Arlington dentist. Over-the-counter guards are easy and convenient, but a professionally constructed mouth guard will be far more effective at shielding teeth from any blows, falls, or collisions in games or sports.
Sedation dentistry is best indicated for two groups of dental patients: those with extreme dental anxiety and those who wish to have multiple dental procedures completed in one visit. Oral conscious sedation puts patients into a relaxed state so they can comfortably sit through their dental work and remember very little of the procedure afterward.
Grinding and clenching your teeth, often referred to as sleep bruxism, can be a sign of a problem with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). If your TMJ is not properly aligned, Dr. Macalik can fit you with a bite guard to help you avoid the negative side effects of TMJ problems: headaches, broken teeth, worn tooth enamel, damaged dental work, and receding gums. A bite splint may also be indicated to help move your jaw into alignment.
Visit Dr. Macalik for Arlington General Dentistry Services
Schedule your appointment for general dentistry with Dr. Macalik. Contact our office today in Arlington, Texas to discuss all your oral health needs and concerns and get the professional support you need to maintain good oral health.