In regards to the recent events surrounding Coronavirus, Long Creek Dental would like to inform you of our current plan and procedures. We are taking this very serious, and following protocol suggested from the CDC. We will continue to see patients, with a few adjustments made to our normal routine.
1. Upon arrival, please check in at the front desk, so that Brandy can check your temperature. (guests and patients)
2. If you are currently sick or running a fever, please reschedule you appointment to a later time.
3. If you have traveled outside the USA in the past month we ask that you reschedule your appointment.
4. If you have been anywhere in the past month that has a high incidence of the Coronavirus, we ask that you reschedule your appointment.
5. If you are coughing, have respiratory issues, or are susceptible to upper respiratory issues, we ask that you reschedule you appointment.
6. Please limit the number of family/friends that come with you to your appointment. This will help keep the number of people in the office low. We are also asking that only the patient come back to the clinic area. (Parents will still be allowed back with minors.)
7. We will be working throughout the day to keep the waiting room germ free. We have removed all magazines to aid in the elimination of contamination.
8. We will utilize all standard precautions to eliminate transmission of any disease as outlined by the American Dental Association.
9. If for any reason you feel your appointment should be rescheduled, please do not hesitate to call and reschedule.
Everyone wants a beautiful smile, but quality dentistry does more than make aesthetic improvements. It uses biocompatible materials that work with a patient’s body to promote pain-free, highly functional results. Dr. Langston is deeply concerned about the overall health of his patients, which is why he combines traditional treatments, alternative methods, and the latest dental technology to provide the best care possible. He understands that the mouth and body have a strong connection, and that dental choices can have a huge impact on overall well-being. We believe that no one should have to deal with chronic pain, and holistic dental care has the power to enhance your overall level of comfort and quality of life.
What exactly are biocompatible materials? Simply put, biocompatible is a word used to describe materials that work well with the human body and have an extremely low risk of causing unpleasant side effects. An outstanding example of a biocompatible dental material is composite resin, which is an alternative to amalgam fillings. Amalgam does not bond well with the teeth, and it can lead to severe complications several years after it is placed. Amalgam fillings even contain a high level of mercury. Composite resin fillings, on the other hand, are completely metal-free and are much better for overall health than their amalgam counterparts.
Although we often take the jaw for granted, the joint that controls it is a vitally important part of oral and overall health. Also called the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, the jaw joint is located in front of each ear. Muscles in your jaw control the joint, and even a slight imbalance in this delicate system can cause teeth grinding, headaches, neck and shoulder pain, and other complications. As a holistic dentist serving Dallas and a leader in the field of joint disorder treatment and study, Dr. Langston can help patients to find relief from TMJ dysfunction. He uses proven, conservative therapies to correct misaligned bites and restore neuromuscular harmony in the jaw.