(512) 345-5885
7320 N. Mopac Expy, #200 | Austin, TX 78731

Comprehensive Dentistry

General Dentist

Comprehensive dentistry involves the diagnosis and treatment of general conditions affecting the teeth, gums, and jaw. Dr. Mendez takes a comprehensive approach to dentistry because it enables him to catch problems early and utilize more conservative treatment plans. Early diagnosis also reduces your risk of needing more extensive–and often expensive–treatment in the future.

General & Preventive Dental Treatments

  • Digital X-rays
  • Intraoral Camera
  • Dental Sealants & Fluoride Treatments
  • Custom Nightguards & Athletic Mouthguards
  • Wisdom Teeth Extractions
  • TMJ/TMD Treatment
  • Drug-Free Headache Prevention
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
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Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry

Many of the things that we take for granted with natural teeth–including smiling, talking, and eating the foods we love–can all become easier again with restorative dentistry. We offer a variety of restorative dental treatments that can help you get your smile back and better than ever.

Restorative Dental Treatments

  • Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • Dentures & Fixed Bridges
  • Dental Implant Restorations
  • Root Canal Therapy
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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry

Having a beautiful smile that you’re proud of can enhance your self-esteem, boost your confidence, and help you make better first impressions. Dr. Mendez has a passion for cosmetic dentistry–in fact, he believes that all dentistry is somewhat cosmetic in nature, because his goal is to help you keep your own natural, healthy smile for the rest of your life. Even subtle treatments like teeth whitening and tooth-colored fillings can make a BIG difference in the health and appearance of your teeth.

Cosmetic Dental Treatments

  • Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
  • Porcelain Crowns
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Professional Teeth Whitening
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Periodontal (Gum) Care

Gum Disease

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults over the age of 35. If your gums feel tender, look red and swollen, or bleed every time you floss, you could be at risk for gum disease. Untreated gum disease has been linked to other serious health problems, so it’s important to keep them healthy with biannual dental checkups and cleanings.

Gum disease used to require surgery more often than not. While surgery is still sometimes the best option, we can now treat many cases with less invasive techniques, including local antibiotics, deep cleanings, and medicated rinses.

Periodontal Treatments

  • Diagnosis of Gum Disease
  • Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleaning)
  • Long-Term Maintenance Plans
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Anxiety Free Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

People of all ages can experience dental anxiety, which is why we strive to make your visits with us as comfortable and worry-free as possible. Please share your feelings and concerns with us so we can help you receive the dental treatment you need at a pace that makes you feel comfortable. Life can be stressful, but going to the dentist doesn’t have to be!

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a colorless blend of oxygen and nitrous oxide gases with a pleasant, sweet smell and taste. Inhaling nitrous oxide creates a sense of well-being and relaxation, and it is used effectively to help individuals who experience anxiety or fear about dental treatment feel more at ease. Nitrous oxide increases your pain threshold and, when necessary, makes the administration of anesthetic injections more comfortable. It is also helpful for patients who have a strong gag reflex that interferes with dental treatment.

  • Nitrous oxide is one of the safest anti-anxiety agents used in dentistry and has very few risks and side effects.
  • Nitrous oxide is non-addictive, and you will remain fully conscious during treatment.
  • Administration is comfortable and painless, involving no more than a mask over the nose. This makes it an excellent option for children with dental anxieties or individuals with mental or physical disabilities.
  • Feelings of calm and relaxation are felt almost immediately, and breathing pure oxygen for several minutes after treatment completely reverses the effects.

Oral Sedation

For patients with more severe dental anxiety, we also offer oral sedation. This involves taking a prescription sedative (such as Valium or Ativan) shortly before your visit. By the time you arrive at our office, you will feel significantly relaxed. If necessary, Dr. Mendez may also administer nitrous oxide before your treatment begins.

With oral conscious sedation, you can stay awake while still experiencing a significant feeling of calm and well-being. The medications are carefully prescribed, and usually the effects are mild. But, it is necessary to have someone escort you to the appointment and back home after the visit.

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