Welcome to Leatherwood Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Our family dental practice is committed to providing high-quality dental care that every patient deserves. In our Denton, TX dentist office, we take a comprehensive approach to dentistry that supports oral health as well as overall health.
We say that patients who have a healthy mouth have a healthy life. Common dental problems like cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease can impact speech, the fit of the bite, and even heart health. Addressing these problems early prevents oral health issues from developing further.
Dr. Samantha Leatherwood knows that each patient is unique, which is why she personalizes each patient’s care. Her progressive dental practice utilizes the latest in dental technology. Dr. Leatherwood and her dental care team also participate in continuing education courses to learn more about new dental care methods and treatments.
Dental Care for the Whole Family
Whether you’re visiting our office for the first time or you are a patient returning after some time, we are here to help. Our dental team helps patients improve and maintain their dental health in a warm and welcoming office environment. Dr. Leatherwood and her team work with patients to evaluate their oral health and address underlying concerns. No matter the age, we can assist parents and their children or more mature patients in keeping their smiles clean and healthy.
We emphasize the importance of dental care in early childhood and recommend that parents bring their children to the dentist after their baby teeth first emerge. Caring for these primary teeth can prevent future problems like tooth decay or gum disease. Our office also provides restorative and cosmetic care for older patients. As we age, we can find ourselves in need of treatments for discolored, damaged, or even missing teeth.
Treating Dental Fear and Anxiety
We want to change the way patients feel about visiting the dentist. Dr. Leatherwood and her team take the time to make sure that patients understand their dental treatment options thoroughly. Patient education can help patients with dental fear or anxiety feel more comfortable in our care.
We know that it can be difficult for some patients to visit the dentist, which is why we take the time to discuss the concerns of each patient. Our dental team has extensive training in caring for patients of all ages. Our team always makes sure that patients feel welcomed to our office by accommodating their needs.
For patients with dental fear or anxiety, we offer dental sedation. Nitrous oxide, IV sedation, and oral conscious sedation allow patients to feel completely relaxed during their dental procedures. Even patients who do not have dental anxiety benefit from dental sedation. All of our patients deserve to live with beautiful and healthy smiles. Overcoming dental fear and anxiety with the aid of sedation and education can make that possible.
Types of Modern Dental Technology
Dental technology helps dentists better understand each individual patient’s dental problems and share findings with surgeons and specialists. Some of the most modern methods that are used to diagnose and treat patients are:
- Digital x-rays: We use digital x-rays to view detailed images of the dental structures. Our team uses these x-rays when diagnosing dental problems including wisdom teeth, gum or dental infections, or TMJ disorders. Because they are digital, these x-rays can be easily shared.
- Intraoral cameras: Intraoral cameras are used as a diagnostic tool to view different angles of the mouth. These small cameras allow us to view teeth on a monitor in real-time. Intraoral cameras are also an important part of patient education, as we can show our patients the condition of the teeth.
- Digital impressions: Traditional dental impressions use a thick putty material that can be uncomfortable and messy. Digital impressions use a handheld scanning camera to capture images of the teeth and gums. Just like digital x-rays, digital impressions can be easily saved and shared.
Call Our Denton Office Today
At Leatherwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we serve patients from Denton and Corinth, Texas. Contact our office for comfortable dental treatment by calling 940.398.0181. You may also request an appointment with Dr. Leatherwood on our website. Please let our team know if you have questions about our dental services or your specific oral health concerns. We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment.