Family Dentistry – Midland, TX
for All Ages
As a family dentist in central Midland, TX, Dr. Drisdale is able to provide dental care for patients of all ages. When you visit our team, you’ll be able to schedule appointments for yourself and the rest of your family at the same time, with no running around to separate dental offices for different dentists. You’ll also be able to rest-assured that each member of your family will receive the specialized family dentistry in Midland, TX from Dr. Drisdale and his staff of skilled dental hygienists and dental assistants.
Why Choose John K. Drisdale D.M.D. for Family Dentistry?
Friendly & Knowledgeable
- Kid-Friendly Cavity Prevention Treatments
For children in the Midland, 79701 area, Dr. Drisdale recommends starting with dental checkups by the time their first tooth grows in. Before this, you may want to bring them to one of your appointments, so they become familiar with his dental office and staff. This helps them feel more comfortable when it’s their turn to sit in the dentist’s chair. If your child is shy, Dr. Drisdale will have them sit in your lap while he does the examination. Our team wants your child’s first visits to be happy and enjoyable, so they’re not scared to come back. It is best not to say things like “don’t be scared,” as that can set the stage for a negative experience.
Ideally, at a first appointment, you can expect Dr. Drisdale to count the teeth, clean them if needed, and examine for any early signs of tooth decay or gum disease. Equally important, our team will do everything they can so that your child will look forward to future trips to the dentist. So, if they don’t seem quite ready for a full exam, then our team won’t force anything. A trip to the “Toy Chest” after the appointment is always a big hit with our younger patients!
As your child matures and more teeth erupt, other treatments can be added, such as annual digital X-rays, fluoride treatments, and dental sealants. All of these practices help to ensure your child will have the best protection against tooth decay.
Preventive dentistry is designed to spot and treat concerns early, in order to keep bigger and more expensive problems from developing down the road. That’s why the American Dental Association recommends twice yearly dental cleanings and exams for each member of your family.
Seeing Dr. Drisdale at these regular visits gives him the opportunity to track and monitor your dental and oral health. A small cavity can be easily treated with a tooth-colored filling, a cracked tooth can be preserved with a dental crown, and signs of periodontal disease can be reversed with instructions for more stringent oral hygiene at home or with an in-office deep cleaning.
Adult members of your family may need a little help overcoming dental anxiety. Dr. Drisdale and his staff offer two kinds of sedation dentistry for his adult patients, which are nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is inhaled through a nasal mask and is perfect for on-the-spot relaxation. For those patients whose anxiety runs deeper, Dr. Drisdale is certified to prescribe oral conscious sedation. A small sedative pill is taken before an appointment which helps patients arrive relaxed and remain calm through almost any dental procedure.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
If you or any member of your family needs to see the dentist, then contact the family dentist in central Midland, TX, Dr. John K. Drisdale. He is the dentist that residents turn to for complete dental care. Dr. Drisdale and his staff are waiting to welcome you and your family!
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