UPTOWN/GALLERIA: 713-322-8442 | MIDTOWN: 281-783-3227
UPTOWN/GALLERIA: 713-322-8442
MIDTOWN: 281-783-3227

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A lot of effort and topnotch dental care have to be provided so that your smile can remain intact or even get better. At URBN Dental, our dental care center Houston is well packaged, arranged and well rounded to effectively meet all your dental needs. Our dental care services are packaged to attend to all areas. Right from the normal cleaning down to other complex routines that will eventually lead to a massive improvement in your smile. Our General dentist is highly knowledgeable in all recent treatment methods and this would come to bear when they treat you as you will come out with a pretty healthy smile.


One very important part in dental care is preventive care. The preventive care appointments you make with us will enable our general dentist to successfully monitor your gums and your teeth. Also, any noticeable problem can be easily tackled and kept in check before they get out of hand and cause problems. It’s our tendency to try as much as possible to save your time and also money in the course of treatment. Some of our preventive care services include; Periodontal care, dental sealants, exams and cleanings, mouthguards and nightguards, fluoride treatments.



It happens sometimes that regardless of how much we try to take care of our teeth, we may still end up needing more attention, exceeding preventive care to cater to our dental needs. Some of these cases include tooth decay, dental trauma that ends up damaging your tooth and also, the eruption of wisdom tooth. When you pay us a visit at URBN Dental, your smile can be restored through the restorative dental services that we offer. If you are in Houston and you are looking for general dentist & dentistry near me or family dental surgery, URBN Dental is the place to be. Some of our restorative services for dental care include; Dental crowns and bridges, BPA-Free Tooth-Colored Fillings, root canal therapy, full and partial dentures, oral surgery, and wisdom tooth extraction.


  • BPA-Free, Tooth-Colored Fillings
  • Dental Crowns & Bridges
  • Full & Partial Dentures
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Wisdom Teeth Extraction
  • Oral Surgery


This is another form of dental care that will work wonders and make your smile more beautiful than ever. If your smile is currently making you uncomfortable, you can now say goodbye to the harrowing experience. Cosmetic dentistry is here to save the day. We have a number of cosmetic services on offer to help out. These include; Veneers, lumineers, Invisalign Clear Orthodontics, professional teeth whitening and snap on smiles.

  • Invisalign Clear Orthodontics
  • Veneers, Lumineers
  • Snap-On Smile
  • Professional Teeth Whitening

Find out what deep scaling and root planning teeth treatment is all about

When you visit the dentist, he or she may suggest that you undergo deep scaling and root planing. This will be carried out in order to clean the teeth of plaque or bacteria that may be building up there.  The normal examination will take place and then the dentist will start with the scaling. Although it will mean that you have let plaque built up, it does not mean that you are not cleaning your teeth, just that there are bits of food and bacteria being missed. For this, they will need an ultrasonic device that will carry out the scaling.

Sonic vibrations will be used to remove plaque and bacteria and then goes on to take away calculus – this is what is known to most people as tartar. It will be taken away from both the teeth and below gums level. If there is anything left, they will use a manual instrument to eliminate the remainder. Root planing deals more with protecting the integrity of the gums. The surface of the roots is scaled, and plaque is removed from there as well. If this is done correctly, it will prevent the gums from becoming inflamed as if they do. It will be a sign that they are becoming infected.

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Why do you need a deep scaling and rootplaning treatment?

 The main reason is to allow you to have clean and healthy teeth and gums. A lot of people will think that if they clean their teeth twice a day, they are going to prevent themselves from needing either treatment. The reality is that there can be bits of food missed, and before long bacteria will eat away at the gums and they will start to move away from the teeth. The gaps that appear around the tooth will be a magnet for food and normal cleaning will not be able to remove this. Without specialist treatment and cleaning, the problem will just get worse and eventually the tooth will have to be taken out. In worse cases, the jawbone can become infected as well.

The good news is that if you are on top of things and catch the problem early, the dentist should be able to clear up any infection and save the tooth. The concern will be if there is damage formed below the gum line. When this happens and the pocket has become too deep to clean out normally, scaling and root planning is going to be the only way to save the teeth. Your dentist should explain exactly what they are going to do before any of the treatment starts.

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Who is more susceptible to needing a scaling and rootplaning?

 It is hard to determine who is most likely to need scaling and root planing treatment. It is almost impossible not to have a small amount of plaque on the teeth even though there are ways to combat it. Even if you clean your teeth well in the morning and before going to bed, there will still be something working against you. Proteins, saliva and bacteria will remain in your mouth and this cannot be stopped. A film will settle across the teeth and will attract sugar and acid that are in the food you eat. As the plaque increases, the teeth can start to decay and even with your best efforts, it may not be possible to get rid of it all.

It is at this stage that the pockets can appear around the tooth. A gap of up to 3mm in fine, but by the time it measures 4mm or more, you are going to need professional help. Even if you are not aware of the seriousness right away, you soon will be as bad breath is one of the side effects. Scaling should be enough to solve the problem, but if it has happened once, you need to be aware that it can happen again and there may have to be a regular session dedicated to getting the teeth back to the condition they should be in. If your dentist tells you that the pockets are now at 4mm or more, then you can be sure that the next thing they tell you is that you need dental scaling.


How do you treat a patient using a scaling and root planing technique?

Deep cleaning will take place in two sections. The scaling requires the dentist to take away all of the plaque – and it is vital that all of it is removed. The tartar – which is plaque that has gone hard – can be above or below the gum line, so the dentist has to check both areas and ensure that they have got the bits that are at the bottom of the pocket.

Next will be the root planing. This is where the tooth root will be smoothed out and it is as a result of this that the gums will lose the pocket that had been created and begin to adhere to the teeth again. Unfortunately, you may have to have a number of visits as it can be uncomfortable to have it all in one session and the dentist does not want you to be distressed or to have to rush the job. To try and make it as easy as possible, they may give you an anesthetic.


What are the symptoms of someone who needs a scaling and root planing?

Your dentist will not carry this out if it is not absolutely necessary. It will be if you are at risk of gum disease or losing any of your teeth. In fact, it tends to be when gum disease has already begun to show signs of taking over your mouth.  To test if this is needed, a few tests will take place. A periodontal probe will be used to check how deep the pockets are. If your periodontal pockets are over the acceptable 3mm, then you will be a candidate for the procedure. There will not be any pain felt while this examination is being carried out and it is a test that most patients should undergo. The probe is not going to hurt, but it will let the dentist see everything they need to see.

Trisha Hinojosa
Trisha Hinojosa
18:30 07 Oct 18
Very friendly staff who put up with my inane sense of humor. The entire team team spoke with me 1:1, including: Dental assistants, hygienist, dentist, and insurance admin (explained everything to me in detail including how my insurance works). They explained my x-rays to me, the effects of flossing correctly / incorrectly. I feel like they gave me the education I didn't get as a child on how to care for my mouth, and why it's important. I was doing good stuff for my oral health-- just not correctly or with a positive attitude. GREAT aftercare package.
Ji H Oh
Ji H Oh
15:19 22 Sep 18
I am usually scared of going to the dentist for my annual cleaning but I was completely blown away by the amazing customer service from the staff. Julia was extremely helpful and explained my dental coverage and out of pocket costs. Angela did an exceptional job explaining to me about the importance of dental hygiene and actually taught me how to floss properly. The office was extremely clean and upscale. Dr. Bridget was very sweet and great bedside manners. She explained everything about the treatment plan in a very thorough and concise manner. I was extremely impressed by everyone on the office and I cant wait to come back for my next appointment.
Joshua Parra
Joshua Parra
02:17 14 Sep 18
From start to finish great experience. Impeccably clean office, high tech tools, & friendly staff. Went to get my top teeth contoured/shaped. They did a Hollywood star job! I now, have a flawless smile. I even went back the next day for a touch-up on one tooth & they took care of it, graciously. If you want quality cosmetic dentistry inside the loop; look no further. These folks are the best in class.
Death Morgulis
Death Morgulis
16:23 12 Sep 18
Great place for all your dental needs. Very inviting and friendly staff. They are very knowledgeable and passionate about the work they do. I've been looking for a good dentist for awhile while neglecting my oral health, but now I think I've found my place. 10/10 would come back for a follow-up appointment.
Bianca Anderson
Bianca Anderson
17:05 05 Sep 18
Very friendly staff. The hygienist's were so knowledgeable and really took the time to teach you about your teeth, they gave my husband and I "homework" to improve our oral health. Love it! Angela was great, great sense of humor (made me laugh a lot) and very professional. Awesome job Nicole, very friendly and took the time to answer all the questions we had (love she was recommending eateries for hubby to take me :). Julia was great at the front counter very lively and knowledgeable as well. They all really took the time and customized everything for us. Able to get free electric toothbrushes but didn't have any in stock.
Michelle Campbell
Michelle Campbell
19:53 20 Jun 18
Excellent service. Great first impression! Best cleaning I've had in several years, my mouth feels amazing. They even took the time to show me how to brush more effectively. My teeth are back to being pearly white. They were very knowledgeable in regards to my insurance and I've had no issues. The service there is impeccable!
Allie Hackett
Allie Hackett
18:47 19 Jun 18
I am not the biggest fan of the dentist, however this was the BEST dentist experience I have ever had! Everyone was so kind and I got everything I needed done in one visit! They provided super helpful insight about what was going on with my teeth and took care of everything I needed quickly. I will absolutely be returning! 🙂
Andrea Andrea
Andrea Andrea
17:15 20 May 18
Love the location, the dentist AND the staff. Everyone there is awesome. It's rare that I leave a dentist office feeling just as good as when I arrive. I was sad I didn't get to see Snickers, but all in all I had a great experience my first time here. Glad to finally have a new "home" dentist since moving to Texas.
Andrew Nguyen
Andrew Nguyen
14:17 10 May 18
Beautiful location and office. Very friendly and welcoming staff! I had a great time conversing with them about movies and music. Dr. Nguyen and his staff were very knowledgeable and stressed the importance of making sure the patient knew what their game plan was. The office is very high tech as well so it was super cool to know that I was getting the latest tech being use on me.
Nonna Beetge
Nonna Beetge
14:21 24 Apr 18
The staff is wonderful, very friendly and informative. I love how they not only take X-rays, but also photos of all your teeth and put them on the big screen. They spent as much time as I needed to go over each area and explain specifics of each tooth. I definitely have a greater understanding of what is going on in there and what I need to do. I also love their space, it has a calming vibe with all kinds of artwork on display. You almost feel like you’re not at the dentist! Thank you all so much, I look forward to seeing you all again! (Said no one to their dentist 😉 )
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