Dr. Glen Wainwright is a family and restorative dentist in Austin, TX that treats dental concerns ranging from minor tooth damage or gum disease to missing teeth. The staff at Austin Dental Care aim to restore the health and stability of a patient’s natural smile. We collaborate with patients to find solutions that are long-lasting and offer natural-looking results.
As a Dawson trained dentist, Dr. Wainwright takes a unique and comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and treatment of your dental health problems, focusing on the health and function of the bite which can be the underlying cause of many dental health problems. A natural bite that allows the teeth to make proper contact is the foundation of lasting dental health.
Practicing the concepts of Complete Dentistry, Dr. Wainwright will perform a thorough examination of the teeth, gums and jaw joints. Looking for any signs of instability or dysfunction, he can help you to achieve and enjoy optimal oral health. If you have suffered from an uneven or uncomfortable bite, Dr. Wainwright has the training and experience to address your needs and improve your smile.
Common Dental Concerns in Austin, TX
Do your gums bleed?
If your gums bleed when flossing between teeth or brushing your teeth, it could be a sign of developing gum disease. Many patients may not realize that they could be developing a serious case of periodontitis because they do not recognize the symptoms soon enough. While bleeding gums can be preventable with good oral hygiene and routine dental visits, we offer multiple solutions that are able to remove the infection and effectively clean your teeth.
Do you have crooked teeth?
Are you looking for a straighter smile? Invisalign, porcelain veneers, and tooth bonding are all great cosmetic treatments for correcting crooked teeth. It may be difficult to clean between crooked or misaligned teeth, so it is important to straighten them with clear aligners to prevent gum disease and tooth decay. Tooth bonding is an economical alternative to porcelain veneers. These solutions brighten teeth and make them look more uniform.
Do you experience frequent headaches?
Do you suffer from chronic headaches? You may have a TMJ disorder, bruxism, or sleep apnea. All of these dental problems can be treated with oral appliances. Oral appliances are a great treatment option that can help take the pressure off of the jaw and keep teeth from grinding together. In addition, oral appliances open up the airway so tissues can’t collapse.
Do you have missing teeth?
If you have lost one or multiple teeth, you are prone to tooth decay, shifting teeth, and facial sagging. A consultation can help you determine the restorative solution that’s right for you. Dental implants, a dental bridge, and full and partial dentures are some of the options that can help you achieve a fuller and healthier smile.
If you are snoring or wake up tired, you may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. This common type of sleep apnea occurs when the upper airways are obstructed by soft tissue that is collapsing into the back of the throat. Dr. Wainwright works with patients to identify the oral signs of a sleep disorder and to obtain the proper medical diagnosis and care. Oral appliance therapy is often the most helpful solution for patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea.
Do you grind your teeth?
Because it often occurs during sleep, most people are unaware that they grind their teeth. In fact, many learn that they grind their teeth at night from a loved one. However, a dull, constant headache or sore jaw when you wake up is a telltale symptom of bruxism, or teeth grinding.
Request a Dental Consultation with our Dentist in Austin, TX
Call Austin Dental Care today at 512-518-6392. You may also schedule an appointment in our office online. Dr. Wainwright treats dental concerns in Austin, Texas and the West Lake Hills, Texas area.