Cosmetic Dentistry

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COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Transform your smile with a makeover.

Looking for a smile makeover? Cosmetic Dentistry involves treatments and procedures to enhance your smile, make teeth appear whiter, or correct alignment issues with teeth. Some Cosmetic Dentistry treatments include Teeth Whitening, Porcelain Veneers, Inlays/Onlays, and Crowns.

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What is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry refers to the art of improving your smile and preserving its natural structure and tissues. Cosmetic smile enhancements range from simple to more complex procedures, depending on your needs. Most cosmetic dental treatments can be done in a few visits and can be customized to suit your needs.

Our Cosmetic Dental Treatments

If you are interested in improving your smile, you may be curious about the different types of treatments available to do so. Keep reading to learn a little bit more about the most popular treatments for oral aesthetics.

Porcelain Veneers

illustration of porcelain veneers

For those for whom teeth whitening is not an option — be it due to stubborn intrinsic tooth staining or some other functional concern — porcelain veneers may be the answer. A porcelain shell is fabricated to fit over a prepared tooth to correct worn enamel, uneven alignment/spacing, chips/cracks, and/or discoloration.

Porcelain veneers are a great option if you are unhappy with your smile and want to create the perfect smile. Veneer application, unlike whitening, is an invasive procedure and requires permanent changes to your natural teeth.

What is the cost of porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneers can be expensive. However, you can expect to pay between $925 and $2,500 per tooth. This is not a permanent solution. The average lifespan of traditional porcelain veneers is between 10 and 15 years.

Teeth Whitening

illustration of before and after teeth whitening

Whitening (or bleaching) is the most popular and simple cosmetic dentistry treatment. The ease of access and relatively low cost make it a very attractive option for people looking to improve smile esthetics without undergoing anything too invasive. The best results are typically achieved through in-office professional teeth whitening treatment, though there are a number of dentist-dispensed take-home whiteners that let you do it yourself.

Depending on which type of teeth whitening treatment is chosen, it may be possible to lighten your teeth by two and up to nine shades. The results are temporary and can last several months depending on how well your teeth are taken care of.

What is the cost of teeth whitening?

Prices for whitening vary from one treatment to the next and from brand to brand. Professional teeth whitening is approximately $400 to $650 per appointment, while do-it-yourself kits can cost anywhere from $100 to $400. Strips and other over-the-counter options are much more affordable, however, they are less effective and can be more damaging to your teeth if not executed properly.

Dental Bonding

Bonding, although it isn’t the most glamorous cosmetic dentistry treatment, is still very popular. Dental bonding is a process that permanently attaches dental materials to teeth such as crowns, fillings, and veneers. Direct composite bonding can also be used to fix small cracks and chips with tooth-colored composites. It is an inexpensive, simple solution to many dental problems.

What is the cost of dental bonding?

It will depend on what type of bonding is performed and whether the bonding is part of a larger procedure like veneers. Dental bonding costs range from $300 to $600 per tooth on average. Talk to a dentist for a custom-tailored cost estimate.

Porcelain Crowns

illustration of porcelain crowns

Also referred to as “caps,” crowns help to preserve the functionality of damaged teeth. In this sense, crowns straddle the line between restorative and cosmetic. Crown materials can be gold, porcelain fused to metal, or all-ceramic porcelain; the last of which offers the highest degree of esthetic value.

Porcelain crowns entail a reduced thickness that maintains durability. Although thick, these crowns allow for increased light transmission for a natural, tooth-like appearance. Although durable, the all-ceramic porcelain variety of crowns, in certain cases, may not be feasible for certain areas of the mouth that require stronger functioning (such as molars).

What is the cost of porcelain crowns?

Porcelain crowns cost between $1,000 and $3,500 per tooth on average. These crowns have a lifespan of between 10 and 15 years, similar to porcelain veneers. The better you care for your teeth, the longer your crowns can last.

Clear Aligners

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Invisible braces are a great option for those who don’t want to have to deal with a full set of bracket and wire braces. There are many options for invisible braces, such as ceramic tooth-colored brackets or inside braces (placed at the back of your teeth), or clear aligners like Invisalign® and ClearCorrect®. These types of braces are not interchangeable. Each case must be considered before deciding upon the unique treatment for your smile.

What is the cost of invisible braces?

Invisible braces cost varies from one case to the next, and product to product. The cost of inside braces will be comparable to traditional braces (from $3,000 to $7,000), however, ceramic braces or clear aligners might end up being slightly more costly (though still within the same price range).

Dental Implants

illustration of how dental implants work and look

Dental implants are the gold standard in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. They offer the best strength and durability, with natural-looking aesthetics. Implants are a permanent solution for tooth loss. They consist of an artificial root (typically made from titanium) that is surgically placed in the jaw. It then fuses with the bone in what is called osseointegration.

Implants are known for their incredible durability. To replace a tooth, a crown is placed on top of the implant. This procedure is considered invasive. It takes six months to recover before the crown can be attached and the procedure is complete.

What is the cost of dental implants?

On average, dental implants cost between $900 to $3,000 per tooth. However, costs can vary greatly depending on your unique case. Dental implants are also very durable. A dental implant will last you for the rest of your life, provided you get them before your 40s. However, similar to porcelain crowns and veneers, the crown that covers the implant might need to be replaced within 10 to 15 years.

Gingival Contouring

A common smile concern many people share is a gummy smile, in which an excessive amount of gum tissue is exposed when smiling.

Also called excessive gingival display, a gummy smile is treatable in a variety of ways.

These treatments include:
  • laser treatment,
  • surgical lip repositioning,
  • orthodontics,
  • maxillofacial surgery, and
  • gingival sculpting

Gingival contouring treatments often are performed by specialists such as periodontists, orthodontists, or in some cases an oral surgeon.

What is the cost of Gingival Contouring?

It is hard to estimate the cost of gingival contouring because there are so many variables. Talking to your qualified dentist in Burleson, TX, is the best way to estimate the cost of treatment.

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It is a big decision that requires careful consideration. You can trust Dr. Barroso and Dr. Magers to give you the beautiful smile that you have always dreamed of. Legacy Dental in Burleson, TX can help. Contact us today if you want to learn more and schedule an appointment – 972-544-2123.

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Dr. Heather Magers and Dr. John Barroso have a combined 50 years of dental expertise here in Burleson, TX. Together, they are committed to giving you the best, most comfortable experience possible. Our team is consistently improving patient comfort and procedural quality by regularly attending training courses on the latest dental advances.

Periodontics

PERIODONTICS

Confidence begins with a healthy smile.

The word periodontal means “around the tooth.”  Periodontal disease attacks the gums and the bone that support the teeth. Our doctors and team are able to diagnose periodontal diseases using pocket depths, amount of bleeding, inflammation, tooth mobility, etc.

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Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

As the tissues around your teeth get infected, they detach from the tooth, creating a deeper pocket between the gum tissues and the root. Consequently, bone support is also lost. Without adequate professional treatment, teeth gradually loosen and fall out.

You may experience:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Swelling
  • Gum recession (“long teeth”)
  • Bad breath
  • Tooth mobility

If you smoke, you may not notice the traditional symptoms of bleeding and swelling.

To determine how advanced the disease has progressed, our experts will record multiple measurements around each tooth, comparing them to digital images that show where bone levels and tissue attachment levels compare to one another.

Health Risks

Gum disease doesn’t just affect your smile, it can also impair your overall wellness. Research shows that active gum disease allows pathogens to spread directly into the airway and cardiovascular system, significantly increasing the risk of multiple health conditions. Some of them include pneumonia, diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and infertility.

By combatting active oral infections, you improve your dental health as well as your immune system, benefiting your body as a whole.

Our mission is to help you retain your natural teeth for as long as possible, improving their health and integrity along the way. Contact Legacy Dental in Burleson, TX today to request a new patient appointment.

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Oral Hygiene

Oral Hygiene

Would you like to avoid complicated, expensive, and potentially painful dental procedures?

Regular visits to our dentist Dr. Barroso and his hygiene department at Legacy Dental ensure proper preventative care and routine hygiene, allowing you to maintain the good oral health necessary for your overall well-being and systemic health.

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Our superior diagnostics equipment and materials detect any changes to your teeth, tissues, or bone, including cracks, decay, gum disease, or the breakdown of dental restorations. Educating our patients on effective hygiene is the heart of our practice.

Frequent and proper brushing and flossing, along with your regular professional dental cleaning, will help reduce and remove plaque- a contributing factor to tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque is a soft, sticky, colorless bacterial film that grows on the hard surfaces of teeth. These bacteria use the sugar and starch from food particles in the mouth to produce acid. Left to accumulate, this acid produces foul breath, destroys the outer enamel of the tooth, and irritates gums to the point of bleeding.

How to Brush Your Teeth?

Brush your teeth at least twice a day, but preferably after every meal. You should use a soft-bristled toothbrush or electric toothbrush, and replace it every 3-4 months or as soon as the bristles begin to fray.

  • Start by choosing your toothpaste carefully, ensuring that you buy one that contains fluoride.
  • Place a pea-sized amount on your toothbrush.
  • Use gentle, circular, short strokes (about the width of a tooth) against the teeth and gums.
  • For the outer tooth surfaces, place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle toward the gum line.
  • To clean the chewing and inner tooth surfaces use a gentle back and forth motion.
  • To clean the inner front tooth surfaces hold the brush upright and use gentle up and down strokes with the tip of the brush.
  • Don’t forget to brush along the gum line. Do not brush too vigorously as this may cause damage to the gum tissue.
  • It is recommended that you spend two minutes each time you brush your teeth. You should spend 30 seconds brushing each section of your mouth (upper right, upper left, lower right, lower left).
  • The tongue should also be brushed using a back-to-front sweeping motion to remove any food particles and bacteria that may sour the breath.
  • Thoroughly rinse the toothbrush to remove debris and toothpaste. Do not routinely store your toothbrush in a closed container, as the moist environment is more conducive than the open air to the growth of microorganisms.

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Sleep Apnea

TREAT YOUR SLEEP APNEA IN BURLESON, TX

You may not even know that you have sleep apnea.

Does your significant other say that you snore heavily, only to stop breathing suddenly throughout the night? Are you often sleepy during the day and never feel truly rested, despite getting a full night’s sleep? These could be signs of sleep apnea, a disorder during which your breathing pauses or becomes very shallow multiple times throughout the night due to obstruction in your airway. Believe it or not, your Burleson dentist is often your first line of defence in treating and managing this condition!

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What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a prevalent sleep disorder characterized by repeated interruptions in breathing during sleep. These interruptions can last from a few seconds to minutes and may occur hundreds of times in one night, leading to fragmented sleep and lowered oxygen levels in the blood.

The most common type, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), occurs when the muscles at the back of the throat fail to keep the airway open, despite efforts to breathe. Symptoms often include loud snoring, choking sounds, excessive daytime sleepiness, and morning headaches.

It’s essential to address sleep apnea not only for improved sleep quality but also because untreated cases can lead to a range of health complications, including hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes. If you suspect you have sleep apnea, it’s recommended to seek medical attention. In some instances, treatments may involve dental devices, so consulting with a dentist in Burleson, TX can provide further insight and potential solutions.

The Big Deal About Sleep Apnea

Many people don’t know that they have sleep apnea, and even think it is harmless, but the disorder can cause low blood oxygen levels and even a severe form of congestive heart failure. New discoveries in technology show that modern dental appliances can not only ease the symptoms of sleep apnea but also help to ensure a full night of sleep and a longer healthier life.

Sleep Apnea Treatment At Legacy Dental

Example of an oral appliance for sleep apnea in Burleson, TX

The gold standard therapy for sleep apnea is wearing a C-PAP, but many people are intolerant to wearing the device. Studies show that sufferers with mild to moderate sleep apnea can benefit just as well with an oral appliance. An oral appliance is also prescribed when a severe sleep apnea sufferer refuses to wear a C-PAP.

Dental professionals play a crucial role in the evaluation and treatment of certain types of sleep apnea, especially obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Here’s a breakdown of the process a patient can expect when being evaluated and treated for sleep apnea by our Burleson dentist:

  1. Initial Consultation:
    • The patient discusses symptoms with our dentists, such as snoring, daytime fatigue, or observed breathing interruptions during sleep.
    • Dr. Barroso or Dr. Magers will review the patient’s medical history and might ask questions about sleep patterns, frequency of waking up during the night, and daytime sleepiness.
  2. Oral Examination:
    • The dentist examines the patient’s mouth, throat, and jaw to identify any anatomical factors that could contribute to sleep apnea, such as a recessed chin, enlarged tongue, or tonsils.
  3. Referral for Sleep Study:
    • If the dentist suspects sleep apnea, they might refer the patient for a polysomnogram, or sleep study, typically conducted at a sleep center. Some patients might qualify for a home sleep test.
    • The study will monitor various body functions during sleep, including brain electrical activity, eye movement, muscle activity, heart rate, respiratory effort, air flow, and blood oxygen levels.
  4. Diagnosis:
    • Once the results from the sleep study are available, a sleep physician will provide a diagnosis.
    • If OSA is diagnosed, its severity will be determined, which will influence the treatment approach.
  5. Dental Device Recommendation:
    • For mild to moderate OSA, and in cases where CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy isn’t tolerated, our dentists may recommend an oral appliance or dental device.
    • These devices resemble mouthguards and work by repositioning the lower jaw and tongue to keep the airway open.
  6. Fitting of the Oral Appliance:
    • If an oral appliance is deemed appropriate, the dentist will take impressions of the patient’s teeth.
    • The custom-made device will be fabricated, and once ready, the patient returns for a fitting.
    • Our dentist in Burleson will adjust the appliance to maximize its effectiveness and comfort.
  7. Follow-up Appointments:
    • The patient will have follow-up visits to ensure the device fits correctly and is alleviating symptoms.
    • Adjustments can be made if necessary.
  8. Long-term Care:
    • Regular dental check-ups will be needed to ensure the continued effectiveness of the device, assess its condition, and confirm it isn’t causing any bite or jaw issues.
    • Lifestyle modifications will also be discussed as sleep apnea treatment is often holistic. If the patient is overweight, proper nutrition and exercise will be discussed to reduce the patient’s BMI. Our dentists will also make suggestions regarding limiting alcohol intake and quitting smoking or vaping.
  9. Continuous Communication:
    • It’s essential for the patient to maintain communication with both their dentist and sleep physician, reporting any concerns or changes in symptoms.

It’s worth noting that while dental devices can be effective for some individuals, they aren’t suitable for everyone. It’s crucial to have a multidisciplinary approach to sleep apnea treatment, involving both dental professionals and sleep medicine specialists.

Will Insurance Cover Sleep Apnea Treatment?

Our Legacy Dental office team will submit all treatment and testing to your medical and dental insurance. Insurances are increasingly helping with the costs of these treatments and tests. Some of our patients do, however, choose to pay for it out-of-pocket so as to avoid the raising of insurance premiums once they see that testing has been done for sleep apnea. Whichever method you chose to use, we will file all the necessary paperwork so that you get the best benefit available to you.

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If you want to get evaluated for sleep apnea, schedule your consultation with us today! Please remember to fill out all the required patient forms before your visit in order to save time during the appointment.

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Wisdom Teeth & Oral Surgery

ORAL SURGERY & WISDOM TEETH REMOVAL IN BURLESON, TX

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As a team of expert Burleson dentists, we work together to provide safe and effective services that are not commonly available in traditional family dental practices. This includes surgical procedures like wisdom tooth removal and oral surgery.

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What Are Wisdom Teeth?

One common concern that brings many individuals into our office to see our Burleson dentists is their wisdom teeth. Often referred to as third molars, these teeth typically emerge between the ages of 17 and 25. While they might have served a purpose centuries ago when our ancestors needed them for chewing tough foods like roots and raw meat, nowadays wisdom teeth often bring more trouble than benefits.

Due to evolution and changes in diet over time, most people’s jaws have become smaller than those of our ancestors’, leaving inadequate space for these late-arriving molars to properly develop. As a result, many patients experience pain, discomfort, overcrowding or misalignment issues caused by impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth.

Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?

In most cases, dental X-rays can detect 3rd molars before a child has reached adolescence. Our dentists in Burleson, TX, can quite clearly see when they’re going to cause trouble.

Here are a few examples of when removing your wisdom teeth is an ideal preventative measure to avoid unwanted problems that have yet to develop:

Partial Eruption

When your wisdom tooth has come through the gums, but not all the way, it can be difficult to clean. These teeth are especially prone to developing cavities and gum disease because of their location, which can easily spread to the adjacent teeth.

Impaction

Pressure caused by an impacted wisdom tooth can damage the adjacent tooth or push teeth forward causing crowding throughout your mouth.

Cysts

Sometimes developing wisdom teeth can have enlarged cysts that damage the bone around them.

The Benefits of Getting Wisdoms Removed

At Legacy Dental, your trusted dentist in Burleson, TX, we recognize the importance of wisdom teeth removal and its numerous benefits. By removing problematic wisdom teeth, we alleviate potential overcrowding and misalignment issues within the mouth, which can cause discomfort and even affect the alignment of existing healthy teeth over time. Moreover, eliminating these troublesome molars reduces the risk of developing painful conditions such as gum disease or infections associated with impacted wisdom teeth. Overcrowding and misalignment can also make maintaining adequate oral health impossible, resulting in decay of the wisdom teeth and surrounding teeth too.

Example of an impacted wisdom tooth that needs to be removed by our dentists in Burleson, TX

Keeping You Comfortable

We offer in-house oral sedation to ensure the most relaxing experience possible. Whether you only need one tooth removed or all of your wisdom teeth extracted, our specialists are here to ensure your safety and comfort at all times.

Oral sedation uses prescription-strength sedatives that are taken by mouth just before your scheduled procedure. Gradually you’ll start to feel sleepy or in a dream-like state; most people don’t even remember their appointment because of the amnesic affect. Obviously, you’ll need to have a family member or friend escort you to and from our office!

The medication will start to wear off a few hours later, giving us more than enough time to complete your oral surgery and have you back at home before you start to “come to.”

Common Questions & Concerns

Is wisdom tooth removal a painful procedure?
At Legacy Dental, we prioritize patient comfort and utilize advanced techniques to minimize any discomfort during wisdom tooth removal. Local anesthesia is administered to numb the area, and in some cases, sedation options such as nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation may be offered to help alleviate anxiety and ensure a pain-free experience.

How long does the recovery period last after wisdom tooth removal?
The recovery period varies from person to person, but typically, it takes about a week to fully heal. During this time, it’s important to follow post-operative instructions provided by your dentist, which may include eating soft foods, avoiding strenuous activities, and taking prescribed pain medications as needed. Swelling and mild discomfort are common during the initial days but should gradually subside.

Are there any risks associated with wisdom tooth removal?
As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks involved, although they are generally minimal. These may include infection, dry socket (a condition where the blood clot in the extraction site becomes dislodged), nerve damage, or sinus complications. However, these complications are relatively rare, especially when the procedure is performed by an experienced dentist in Burleson, TX, like Dr. Magers and Dr. Barroso.

Can I drive myself home after wisdom tooth removal?
Since various sedation options could be used during the procedure, it’s generally recommended to arrange for someone to drive you home afterward. The effects of sedation can temporarily impair coordination and judgment, making it unsafe to operate a vehicle. It’s always best to have a responsible adult accompany you or use alternative transportation arrangements for your safety and comfort.

Gentle Wisdom Tooth Removal in Burleson, TX

Legacy Dental provides multi-specialty care close to home so that you can receive expert services along with general oral care. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are here to serve you!

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Same-Day Emergency

SAME DAY EMERGENCY DENTIST IN BURLESON, TX

Emergencies happen. We are here to help.

Whether it is caused by an injury or an existing issue that suddenly worsened, Legacy Dental is here to help you with your dental emergencies. We offer same-day emergency appointments for patients where we will address their pain with comprehensive examinations, immediate treatments, and even some easy payment options. We understand that having a dental emergency is a confusing and stressful time. If you are experiencing a dental emergency or if you have any further questions regarding our services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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What Is Considered A Dental Emergency?

Dental crises are rare, but they could occur when you least expect it. Cracked teeth, lost fillings, or other dental issues need immediate attention that may not be available through most medical emergency rooms. Our dedicated team of dental professionals will always do our best to get you in as soon as possible to treat your dental emergency. Some common emergency dental issues include:

  • Chipped or cracked tooth/teeth
  • Knocked out or loose tooth/teeth
  • Damaged dental work such as crowns, bridges, or fillings
  • A severe toothache that lasts a long time
  • Advanced periodontal disease

Our Emergency Dental Services

1. Toothache Relief:
If you experience a sudden toothache, our Burleson dentists at Legacy Dental will thoroughly examine the affected tooth to identify the cause of the pain. Depending on the severity of the issue, they may perform procedures such as a root canal, cavity filling, or extraction.

2. Broken or Chipped Tooth Repair:
In the event of a broken or chipped tooth, the team at Legacy Dental will carefully assess the damage and provide appropriate treatment. This may involve bonding, dental veneers, or crowns to restore the tooth’s strength, functionality, and aesthetics.

3. Lost Filling or Crown Replacement:
If you have lost a filling or crown, it is vital to seek immediate dental attention to prevent further damage. Our experienced Burleson dentists will evaluate the extent of the loss and promptly replace the filling or crown using high-quality materials to ensure a long-lasting restoration.

4. Dental Abscess Treatment:
A dental abscess is a serious condition that may result from an infection in the tooth or gums. Our emergency dentists in Burleson, TX, will drain the abscess, thoroughly clean the affected area, and prescribe antibiotics if necessary to eliminate the infection and promote healing.

5. Knocked-Out Tooth:
In the unfortunate event of a knocked-out tooth, it is essential to seek immediate dental help. Our team will carefully handle the avulsed tooth, clean it, and attempt to reinsert it. If successful, they will splint the tooth to the neighboring teeth for support. If reattachment is not possible, they will discuss replacement options such as dental implants or bridges.

6. Emergency Root Canal Treatment:
In cases where severe tooth pain is caused by an infected or abscessed tooth, Legacy Dental offers emergency root canal treatment. This procedure involves removing the infected pulp from the tooth’s inner chamber, disinfecting the area, and sealing it to prevent further infection. Emergency root canals provide immediate relief from intense pain and help save the natural tooth from extraction. Our emergency dentists in Burleson, TX, will assess your condition, perform the procedure efficiently, and ensure your comfort throughout the process. If you experience persistent tooth pain accompanied by swelling or a pimple-like bump on the gums, seeking emergency root canal treatment is essential to prevent the infection from spreading and causing more extensive damage.

What To Do When A Dental Emergency Strikes

Knowing how to respond in dental emergency situations is crucial to minimize discomfort and prevent further damage until you can reach a Burleson dentist.

  • In the event of a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm saltwater and gently floss around the affected area to remove any lodged debris.
  • If a tooth is broken or chipped, collect any broken fragments and rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area.
  • If bleeding occurs, apply gentle pressure with a clean cloth or gauze.
  • For a lost filling or crown, temporarily cover the exposed area with dental cement or sugarless gum until you can visit a dentist.
  • If a tooth is knocked out, handle it carefully by the crown (avoiding touching the root), rinse it gently with water (if dirty), and place it back into the socket if possible. If not, store it in milk or saliva and bring it to the dentist immediately.

Remember, in all dental emergencies, contacting your dentist as soon as possible is crucial for swift and appropriate treatment. We will always try to accommodate you with same day emergency appointments where possible.

Get Help From Our Emergency Dentists in Burleson, TX

Our caring team at Legacy Dental can arrange the closest available appointment during our regular business hours for those who need emergency dental care. If you are experiencing a dental emergency or if you have any further questions regarding our services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Sedation Dentistry

SEDATION DENTISTRY

Take the anxiety out of your dental visit.

At Legacy Dental in Burleson, our experienced experts provide specialized care for all our patients with their comfort in mind. As such, we offer in-house sedation for most procedures, upon request. If you plan on requesting sedation dentistry, we ask that you have a trusted friend or family member accompany you to your appointment, as well as drive you home.

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Why Consider Dental Sedation?

Choosing to have sedation during your treatment provides the following benefits:

  • Most relaxing experience possible
  • An environment where our specialists can work more efficiently
  • Opportunities to complete your treatment in one appointment
  • Solutions for individuals with dental anxiety and/or phobia

If you’re curious about whether sedation is appropriate for your particular situation, just ask us! We’re happy to answer any questions that you might have.

How Does It Work?

All dental sedation patients are carefully screened and a thorough medical history is completed prior to administering any type of sedative medication. Please plan to bring a list of all medications that you take (prescription or over the counter, including supplements) as well as disclose underlying medical conditions that you may have. Even if you feel it is not significant, there are contraindications for certain health issues that we should be made aware of; your privacy and confidentiality is respected at all times.

It can take a few hours after the procedure for the sedatives to completely wear off. Plan to wear comfortable, loose clothing, and dress in layers. We’ll give you a medication that’s taken by mouth just before your scheduled treatment. Gradually, you’ll start to feel sleepy or like you’re daydreaming.

During sedation, you’ll remain semi-conscious, being able to respond to basic questions and instructions (such as “open” or “close”) but sleepy enough that you’re not quite aware of what’s going on around you.

Dr. Magers with patients

Are You A Good Candidate For Sedation Dentistry?

It’s quite routine for our specialists to provide sedation during dental treatments, such as wisdom tooth extraction, dental implants, or root canals. However, sedation isn’t restricted to just these particular treatments. We also offer it as a solution to anyone that wants to feel more relaxed, overcome dental phobia, or simply “nap” through the visit for a more efficient experience.

To learn more about dental sedation, call our office or schedule a consultation!

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