Dr. Michael Courter and his professional dental team are dedicated to offering high-quality and long-lasting dental solutions to all of their patients. General dental services in particular use preventative care to stop the development of future oral health problems. For example, custom sports mouthguards are used to prevent dental injuries during contact sports. Tooth extractions remove infected or impacted teeth to stop the spread of decay or damage. Even routine dental visits where our dental hygienists clean the teeth and our dentists examine the mouth for any issues offer preventative treatment. Discover more about our general dental services and their preventative qualities below.
General Dentistry in Midland, TX
Our general dental services help maintain patient’s oral health and stop future dental problems:
We can fabricate custom sports mouthguards for athletes to wear during contact sports like basketball, football, soccer, and baseball. Wearing a properly fitting sports mouthguard protects the teeth against injury or loss. Compared to store-bought or “boil and bite” mouthguards, professional mouthguards conform to the teeth and allow patients to easily speak and drink.
Dr. Courter is an emergency dentist that can treat patients with prompt care. Please contact his office if you are experiencing excessive bleeding, have just injured or knocked out a permanent tooth, or have a broken dental restoration. Receiving emergency care can ultimately prevent oral health problems from worsening over time. Do not hesitate to contact our office if you have noticed any abnormal or sudden dental problems.
Our dentists treat patients of all ages with family dental care. Whether you require pediatric care for your child or restorative and cosmetic treatment for yourself or a loved one, we can help. Our team helps families schedule their appointments so that all of the members of their family can receive dental care at one roof at the same time.
Dental sedation is used to calm and relax patients so they can receive the dental care they need. Our office uses nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation for our dental procedures. Nitrous oxide is a gas that, when inhaled, relaxes and calms patients. Oral conscious sedation is taken in pill form allows patients to receive pain-free treatment comfortably.
Tooth extractions are often essential to restoring health to the smile. Removing severely impacted, infected, and even overcrowded teeth improve the overall health of teeth and gums. Dr. Courter can also provide dental implants, dental bridges, or dentures to restore teeth that have been extracted due to infection.
General Dental FAQs
Read answers to common questions that patients may have about general dental treatments:
Can dental sedation be used for routine dental appointments?
Yes, for dentists with dental fear and anxiety, we can provide dental sedation for cleanings and examinations. Please contact our office so we can accommodate your needs or the needs of a loved one. We want all of our patients to feel comfortable in our office so they can get the care they need.
Are dental extractions painful?
Many patients may think that the tooth extraction procedure is painful. Our team uses local anesthetic during simple extractions and dental sedation for longer, more complex extractions. We ensure that patients have a pain-free experience during their extraction and during the healing process.
How often should I replace my sports mouthguard?
Sports mouthguards can be replaced every sports season or every six months. This is because mouthguards lose their effectiveness when they have become too worn and have lost their thickness. If your child is receiving a sports mouthguard and loses their baby teeth, they may also need to change their mouthguard.
Schedule a Dental Consultation
Are you looking for a new general dentist? Contact Dr. Courter’s dental office today at 432.287.9531 or request a dental appointment on our website. Let us know if you have any remaining questions or concerns and we will be glad to help.