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Needville Family Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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It's important to us that our patients understand their very unique dental needs. Engaging you and answering your questions are essential to our mission, and we are never too busy to explain if something isn't clear. We hope that by encouraging open communication, we help you feel comfortable asking us about whatever is on your mind.

There are specific questions about dentistry that keep coming up, and we have shared those below. If you need information on a different topic, please don't hesitate to contact Needville Family Dentistry, and we will be happy to assist you.

Sedation Dentistry

If you have dental anxiety, you’ve come to the right place! At Needville Family Dentistry, we focus on providing our patients with a comfortable, exceptional experience.

Our dental office is staffed with happy professionals who love what they do and enjoy making your visits comfortable and stress-free. We never judge or lecture our patients if they have developed cavities or gum disease; we provide supportive, judgment-free treatment and a plan to improve your oral health in the future.

Sedation Dentistry in Needville, TX

We also offer sedation dentistry for patients who want to take the edge off their dental anxiety. Nitrous oxide is short-term sedation that gets you comfortably through your procedure with no drowsy side-effects. Oral conscious sedation involves taking a sedative once you arrive for your appointment, so you feel calm and relaxed before your treatment.

Our dental office is designed to be a warm and welcoming place that keeps patient comfort in mind. All of our treatment rooms come equipped with blankets, neck pillows, TVs, and noise-canceling headphones.

Experience Comfortable, Stress-Free Dentistry

Please don’t give up on your oral health because of dental anxiety. Our supportive and compassionate team helps our patients relax and get the quality dentistry they need every day.

If you are nervous about visiting the dentist and live in Needville, Wharton, Boling-Lago, Fairchilds, Crabb, or surrounding communities, we would love to help you too. Please call and speak to a caring team member who will help you schedule an appointment.

Cosmetic Dentistry

There are numerous cosmetic dentistry options available to address stained or discolored teeth. Teeth whitening, bonding, veneers, and dental crowns, and the one we recommend depends on the type of stain: extrinsic or intrinsic.

Extrinsic stains are those that only affect the outer layer of tooth enamel. These stains occur due to factors such as using tobacco products and consuming staining foods and beverages.  

Most extrinsic stains respond to whitening, and we offer KöR teeth whitening at our Needville dental office. KöR gets rid of brown stains from smoking and yellow or discolored teeth due to the foods and drinks you consume.

Intrinsic stains are located within the tooth and typically can’t be lifted with teeth whitening products. You may have intrinsic discoloration due to dental trauma, tooth decay, or certain medications. 

Instead of whitening, for intrinsic stains, we suggest procedures like dental bonding, veneers, or dental crowns that conceal the discoloration, which we choose depends on the tooth's location and the degree of staining we need to address.

Do You Have Stained or Discolored Teeth?

Dr. Jennifer Kunkel and Dr. Kathryn Davis would be happy to meet with you to determine which treatment would be most effective for you. Please call our Needville, TX dental office to schedule an appointment. 

Dental Implants

It is always a good idea to replace missing teeth, no matter where the gaps are. At Needville Family Dentistry, we offer several tooth replacement options customized to meet your needs.

Whether you live in Needville, Wharton, Boling-Lago, Fairchilds, Crabb, or any surrounding communities, we would love to help you!

Dental Implants

Dental implants are popular because they are the next best thing to a real tooth. An implant has a root (artificial) just like a natural tooth and a crown so you can chew and fill in the gap in your smile. It is a complete tooth replacement for Needville patients and doesn’t rely on support from surrounding teeth.

Full and Partial Dentures

Modern dentures look more like real teeth than ever before. Unlike older versions, with dentures designed to complement your appearance, no one has to know they’re not natural teeth. We create full dentures to replace an entire upper or lower set of teeth and partial dentures for partial tooth loss.

Implant Dentures

When they combine dental implants with dentures, our Needville dentists can deliver a tooth replacement that is the closest in look, fit, feel, and function as artificial teeth can be. Your implant is rooted in your jaw, so it stays in place; dentures affixed to the implants restore function and appearance and give you back your smile.

Dental Bridges

Dental bridges are an excellent choice for many people. The drawback is that they require our dentists to remove tooth structure from healthy adjacent teeth. 

Schedule an Appointment to Learn More

There are many ways to replace missing teeth, and each comes with its pros and cons. If you would like to see which tooth replacement at our Needville, TX dental office is right for you, please call to schedule an appointment.

General Dentistry

Yes, at Needville Family Dentistry, we are pleased to treat patients of all ages! Dr. Jennifer Kunkel and Dr. Kathryn Davis provide customized treatment plans and age-appropriate dental care for toddlers, parents, and grandparents.

There are many benefits of establishing a dental home for your family. You can develop a relationship with your dentists so that they understand your unique oral needs. If someone in your family breaks a tooth or has a toothache, you know exactly where to turn for help.

Family Dentistry in Needville, TX

We offer preventive dentistry and restorative dentistry in one location to keep all your family’s smiles happy and healthy:

  • Dental exams and cleanings
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Root canals
  • Tooth extraction

Dr. Kunkel and Dr. Davis also enjoy providing cosmetic dentistry so our patients can feel confident about their healthy smiles. Using professional teeth whitening, dental bonding, porcelain veneers, and Invisalign, we create smile makeovers large and small.

Schedule Your Next Family Dental Appointment

For your convenience, we are happy to offer family dental appointments. Instead of making separate trips, everyone can visit us in Needville, TX to get quality dentistry at once. We also serve patients from all surrounding communities, including Wharton, Boling-Lago, Fairchilds, Crabbs, and beyond.

Call us at (979) 793-5566 to get started!

Preventive Dentistry

The American Dental Association provides helpful recommendations that state patients should have dental exams and teeth cleanings every six months. Our Needville dentists agree with this timing as it is optimal for monitoring your oral health and staying a step ahead of cavities and gum disease.

The Goal of Preventive Dentistry

The whole purpose of preventive dentistry is to find and treat issues or prevent them from occurring in the first place. Just because you don’t have a toothache or bleeding gums doesn’t mean that there’s no decay or gum disease present. Often, cavities and gingivitis are present with no symptoms at all, and only your dentist can detect them.

During your family’s routine dental checkups at our Needville dental office, we look for evidence of these conditions and others. Every routine exam includes checking the condition of each of your teeth and dental work and noting any concerns.

No matter how sharp your brushing and flossing skills are, at-home oral hygiene alone isn’t enough to get your teeth as clean as they need to be. During your six-month cleanings, your hygienist removes the plaque and tartar your brush and floss leave behind.

Schedule Your Family’s Next Dental Exam

Dr. Jennifer Kunkel and Dr. Kathryn Davis are experienced family dentists who serve patients in Needville, Wharton, Boling-Lago, Fairchilds, Crabb, and all surrounding communities. Please call our helpful dental team to schedule your next appointment.

Gum disease is also referred to as periodontal disease or gingivitis. While it is extremely destructive and can lead to tooth loss, the good news is that gum disease is easy to prevent.

With some effort on your part and support from your Needville Family Dentistry team, it’s possible to avoid ever developing gum disease. 

Protect Yourself from Gum Disease

It all starts with you and your oral health habits. Brushing twice a day and flossing once are your best defense against developing periodontal disease.

The point of oral hygiene is to eliminate bacteria-filled plaque and tartar that cling to your teeth and leads to cavities and gum disease.

You can also protect yourself by following a healthy diet and eliminating sweets. If you smoke, you are at significant risk for developing gum disease, so you should consider quitting to protect your oral health.

Six-Month Dental Exams and Cleanings

At Needville Family Dentistry, we support your efforts by stepping in every six months and providing a thorough dental cleaning. A professional cleaning goes far beyond at-home oral hygiene and eliminates stubborn tartar that you can’t remove at home.

The only way to ensure that your teeth are as clean as they can be is with professional teeth cleanings every six months.

Are You Due for a Teeth Cleaning?

As you can see, preventing gum disease is not difficult; it requires about 10 minutes a day of your time and two easy visits to our Needville dental office each year. The reward is a healthy smile, fewer dental problems, and lower dental costs.

Call us if it’s time to schedule your next dental appointment!

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