Other Dental Care Services

Comprehensive Katy Family Dentist

In addition to providing unique “boutique dentistry” – namely using Botox to treat the source of TMJ and bruxism – Lathrop Dentistry is a true full-service general dental office. In other words, whatever concerns cause you to visit the dentist, Dr. Lathrop can take care of them. Here’s a sampling of the range of services that Lathrop Dentistry provides in our Katy office:

  • Checkups and cleanings using ultrasonic scaling technology.
  • Tekscan imaging to accurately assess your bite and jaw function.
  • Botox treatment for TMJ and bruxism.
  • LightWalker® laser dentistry treatment.
  • Dental crowns and fillings.
  • Root canals, extractions, and orthodontics.
  • Dental implants, dentures, and bridges.
  • Tooth whitening, bonding, and contouring.

Of course, many of these procedures are performed in conjunction with sedation (oral, nitrous oxide, and occasionally IV sedation) to maximize patient comfort and minimize anxiety.

A Proponent of Prevention

While Lathrop Dental Center provides comprehensive dental care, including restorative, prosthetic, cosmetic, and emergency services, Dr. Lathrop is a huge advocate of preventive dentistry. It’s simply better all the way around to nip potential problems in the bud before they require comprehensive intervention. For example, he believes in applying sealants to children’s teeth to prevent cavities and the need for fillings or crowns.

Dr. Lathrop also is a proponent of interceptive orthodontics. This means that he keeps a keen eye out to diagnose orthodontic problems in children early, so they can be addressed before they create a domino effect of trouble. While Dr. Lathrop does not perform comprehensive orthodontics, he does perform early (phase one) orthodontics for kids, before later referring them to an orthodontic specialist. He also offers short-term (cosmetic) orthodontics for adults who want to straighten their teeth quickly (in about 6 months).

Happy Visits Make Happy Children (and Parents)

A true “family dentist” and a father of two (with another one on the way) Dr. Lathrop truly loves to treat both kids and adults. When treating the youngest patients, Dr. Lathrop takes an especially gentle approach. His goal for kids is to make each visit a happy visit, so they’ll be inspired to take their dental hygiene seriously and develop good oral-care habits from an early age.

Parents are welcome to accompany their children to the treatment room and stay by their side during any procedure. Occasionally, very young children (especially those younger than 2) are overly anxious, frightened, or uncomfortable. In those cases, Dr. Lathrop will refer parents to a pediatric dentist better equipped to meet their needs.

  • Enhancing the Health and Beauty of Your Smile

    If you want to put your best face forward to the world, a healthy smile is a big part of achieving that. To truly look your best, your teeth and your smile should harmonize and balance well with all of your facial features. Unfortunately, common issues such as bruxism or TMJ disorder can affect the health and appearance of your smile. With Botox, the Lathrop Dental Center offers a unique treatment for both of these common dental disorders

    Whether you need preventive dental care, extensive dental work, or something in between, Lathrop Dental Center creates beautiful smiles by improving your teeth and overall smile health. Schedule an appointment at our Katy office today at 832-437-3849 or email LathropDentalCenter@gmail.com.

A proactive approach to dentistry meets a compassionate approach to patient care.

Ready to fall in love with your smile, but not sure where to start? Send us a photo or a question of your smile, and Dr. Lathrop will respond!