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    Prioritizing Preventive Care

    The Role of General Dentistry

    When you think of the health care practitioner you visit the most, who comes to mind? Your primary care physician? Most people unless they are sick, only see their primary care doctor maybe twice a year. The same goes for the eye doctor, and when it comes to specialists such as the proctologist or cardiologist it’s even less frequent unless there is a suspected issue.

    No, for most people the health care practitioner they visit the most often is their general dentist. The reason this is the case is pretty logical—general dentistry is specifically centered on the prevention of disease. In fact, a little more than half of all dental procedures are for prevention or to diagnose a potential oral disease.

    With general dentistry placing so much importance and focus on dental health and hygiene dentists in Corpus Christi are able to help patients avoid more serious dental health problems and the progression of gingivitis. If these conditions are not caught ahead of time or are left to get worse, they can result in a lot of pain, missed time and income from work, and worst of all—grave diseases such as heart failure.

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    Vela Dental Cosmetic & Implant Center

    4822 Holly Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78411

    Preventative Services

    These help you maintain good oral health by correcting or proactively preventing disease before it can progress inside your mouth. Routine exams (including diagnostic imaging such as x-rays), as well as professional teeth cleaning, are the foundation of good preventative care. Dr. Vela may also give you detailed home oral hygiene tips and suggest other preventative treatments such as sealants or fluoride treatment.

    Restorative Services

    If we do find a problem, you can rest assured Dr. Vela will give you appropriate and timely treatment to correct the issue. Usually, the most common and effective restorative procedure involves mitigating loss from tooth decay. When you have tooth decay, you typically have the option of receiving a filling in the decayed tooth to stop its spread. However, that is not the only restorative procedure we provide. For example, when you have a missing tooth, a broken tooth, or teeth that are coming loose, Dr. Vela can diagnose the root cause of the situation and administer the proper treatment necessary to best solve the problem. He can also offer other treatments for missing teeth such as crowns, dentures or more advanced treatments such as dental implants, root canal therapy and more.

    Cosmetic Procedures

    If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile and not so much the function, Dr. Vela can help with that as well. If you have stained teeth and are seeking that healthy bright white smile so many strive for, Dr. Vela can offer a range of solutions. Teeth whitening, cosmetic tooth bonding, and even porcelain veneers are an effective solution for stained teeth. If you have slightly misaligned teeth or crooked ones, we can offer treatments that are less invasive than braces such as Invisalign. Dr. Vela is very accomplished at performing miraculous smile makeovers and loves to see the smile on people’s faces when they love their new smile.

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    Overall Health Concerns

    Your oral health is actually a very accurate indicator of your overall health in general. Some dental problems such as oral infections can be signs of more serious diseases in the body or can lead to something serious. For example, if an oral infection is left untreated it can lead to many different complications such as difficulty controlling diabetes, a higher chance of heart disease and even complicate a pregnancy. Dr. Vela is trained to identify these potential indicators as well as many other issues and prescribe treatment solutions or if necessary, refer you to a specialist.

    One special concern that we treat here at Vela Dental Cosmetic & Implant Center is Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This is a potentially fatal condition that literally suffocates you in your sleep for brief moments throughout the night. It can lead to chronic high blood pressure, stroke, and many other serious health hazards. A common treatment for this condition is an oral medical device that keeps the tongue in an optimal position to foster an open airway when you sleep.

    So, as you can see general dentistry covers a lot more than just teeth cleaning and routine exam. In fact, Dr. Vela regularly performs well over two dozen procedures that fall within the scope of general dentistry. 

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