WELCOME

 

Welcome to Dr. Carl Stewart's Periodontal and Dental Implant Web Site. Our office goal is to deliver the highest quality dentistry in a caring, compassionate environment. We believe that you are entitled to optimal dental health and the advanced care that only time, effort, and attention to detail can provide.


As our patient you will always receive the highest quality care and treatment. You will always have access to appropriate, state-of-the-art advances in dental technology and treatment as they become available. You will always have the time and place to voice your thoughts and concerns and we will do our absolute best to ensure those concerns are answered in a timely and compassionate manner. You are the reason our periodontal practice exists. Our primary goal will always be your well-being and comfort

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We accept new patients and will be happy to answer any questions you may have, or to assist you in scheduling an appointment for a periodontal or dental implant evaluation. We welcome the referral of your family or friends to our office.


Please feel free to browse our site and acquaint yourself with our practice, and do not hesitate to call (972 238 9691) or email us Carl Stewart DDS with any questions.

 

 
 

 


What is periodontics?
Periodontics is a specialty within the field of dentistry that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal (gum) diseases. It is a specialty that meets a widespread need. Periodontal disease strikes three out of four people and causes 70 percent of all adult tooth loss. Frequently painless, it is a disease that can often be detected only by a dentist or dental hygienist. Periodontal disease is an infection caused by bacteria that break down the gum and bone tissue that support teeth. When bacteria are uncontrolled, the resulting destruction can lead to tooth loss. Fortunately, the disease can usually be controlled with appropriate professional treatment and follow-up care.

Dental Implants
When tooth loss occurs, dental implants can be used to stabilize and support replacement teeth. Dental implants replace a tooth's roots and provide an anchor for the replacement teeth.

Dentures and bridges that are anchored by dental implants can be as permanent and sturdy as natural teeth and in some cases, even more so. As a result, dental implants return a sense of self-confidence and well-being to patients' lives by providing stability similar to natural teeth.

Sedation Dentistry
Fewer than 50 percent of all people in the United States see a dentist regularly. Putting off dental care only makes the situation worse—and more expensive to fix. While some people are just too busy for multiple dental appointments, most people who avoid the dentist do so out of fear.

To help fearful patients overcome their anxiety, sedation dentistry is available at Dr. Stewart's practice. Dr. Stewart believes strongly that all of their patients should have the option to be in as relaxed a state as possible while undergoing their dental procedures.

Conscious sedation dentistry allows Dr. Stewart to perform the work you need while you relax. They can accomplish in one visit what might otherwise have taken several appointments. Gum treatment, implant placement, smile enhancement, and other procedures can be completed while you relax comfortably.

Dental sedation techniques include nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral conscious sedation, and intravenous sedation. Many patients prefer nitrous oxide, which is a gas that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small nose piece during a procedure.

With oral conscious sedation, administered before an appointment, the patient takes a small pill that produces a delightful feeling of relaxation and NO memory of the procedure. For patients with special needs or those requiring lengthy visits, intravenous (IV) sedation is available. IV sedation is administered through a vein at the time of the procedure to ensure a patient's maximum relaxation and comfort. Oral sedation and IV sedation are not general anesthesia, which we do not do in the office, and they are extremely safe. With oral and IV sedation, vital signs are monitored closely and recorded throughout the procedure.

Feel free to discuss your sedation options with Dr. Stewart before your procedure. Our goal is to make your experience as comfortable and anxiety-free as possible.