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Doctors Sugg, Gerbholz, Hamam and Heo and the whole Wheatland Dental Care team are among Dallas’ most highly respected and advanced dentists. Wheatland Dental Care is world renowned for our successful work in dental procedures for high-profile clients, and we take pride in providing the highest quality dental care to every patient in a comfortable and state-of-the-art environment.
- We are dedicated to providing the best that dentistry has to offer
- We are committed to continuing education on the latest advances & technologies
- We use state-of-the-art, comfortable, personalized & antiseptic care
- We’re here for our patients: same-day appointments & emergencies
Offering the best in general and cosmetic dentistry.
No matter your smile needs, Wheatland’s team of doctors employ the latest dental technologies and procedures.
Wheatland Dental Care can handle all your dental needs, from general and cosmetic dentistry to braces. We offer trusted, comfortable and caring dentistry, and welcome new and returning patients from the all over the U.S. How can we help you?
Wheatland offers both Fast Braces and Invisalign.
FASTBRACES® is comprehensive orthodontics, just like traditional braces and not short-term cosmetic orthodontics. It is an alternative to conventional treatments and utilizes doctor-prescribed treatment plans to address “bad bites” or malocclusions, such as overbites, underbites, crowding/crooked teeth, spacing/gaps, open bite and crossbites.
One of the key benefits to using FASTBRACES® for straightening teeth is that patients see a noticeable difference in their teeth within a matter of days and some could be out of the braces in about 100 days. Decreased reported pain is another reason behind the advantage of FASTBRACES® over other braces. In fact, the inventor never prescribed pain medication to his thousands of patients. Furthermore, the speedy alignment of FASTBRACES® assists dentists by making certain procedures less difficult, such as cleaning the crooked teeth, installing crowns, veneers or implants.
Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear removable Aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. It has been proven effective in clinical research and in practices nationwide.
You wear each set of Aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position your Invisalign provider has prescribed.
You’ll visit your doctor about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned. Total treatment time averages 9-15 months, and the average number of Aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case. The doctors at Wheatland have advanced training and have participated in many hours of post graduate study pertaining to orthodontics and invisible braces. With new techniques some orthodontic cases can be completed in as little as 10 months.
Dental implants offer a more advanced system for replacing missing teeth than traditional bridges, because they enable the dentist to preserve the adjacent teeth.
With this technique, small metal screws designed specifically to replace your natural tooth root are placed in the gums. Manufactured from titanium, a dental implant provides a highly biocompatible surface. This ensures better long-term results, because the implant attaches to the bone over time. In contrast to permanent bridges, dental implants do not require adjacent teeth to be modified. The components of the subsequent restoration (crown and abutment) are all ceramic, giving the patient a translucent, perfectly matched tooth: the ideal combination of long lasting results and an aesthetically pleasing smile.
Wheatland Dental Care offers a wide range of cosmetic dentistry.
Who doesn’t want a beautiful smile? Smiles are universal among people of all languages and cultures. In fact, your smile may be the first thing someone notices about you.
If you wish to improve your smile, you may want to find a cosmetic dentist office. A local cosmetic dentist who offers reliable, top cosmetic dentist work can be found in most communities. There are many cosmetic dentistry organizations that can provide patients with a cosmetic dentist directory so that patients can locate an area cosmetic dentist. After finding local cosmetic dentists, you can begin narrowing your choice to the best cosmetic dentists available.
You may wish to avoid choosing the cheap cosmetic dentist; often, “you get what you pay for” applies in the medical and dental fields. Affordable cosmetic dentistry doesn’t always equate to inexpensive cosmetic dentistry, because seeking quality work from top cosmetic dentists can avoid expensive corrections long after the initial work is completed.
If you are considering cosmetic dentistry, schedule a consultation with Wheatland at your earliest convenience. Teeth whitening can be a major component of the smile makeover, and numerous modern teeth whitening systems can give patients brighter,
whiter teeth. Zoom whitening employs a laser which can whiten teeth in just one office visit. Many patients walk in with yellowed teeth, and leave with a brand new white smile! For darker or stubborn tooth stains, a more advanced approach is recommended.
The deep bleaching method we use at Wheatland Dental Care is called KˆR bleaching, which offers dramatic, lasting results to a broad spectrum of patients, including those with dark-stained teeth. With this system, the patient simply wears customized trays with bleaching gel at night for two weeks. White teeth are within reach, no matter which technique is right for you, and the doctors at Wheatland can help you get the results you want.
Consult Wheatland about your surgical options.
Most dental visits focus on preventive dental care or cosmetic procedures. If you think you may need dental surgery, you will need a dentist, oral surgeon, or dental clinic which has experience with both tooth removal and oral surgery. You may also wish to choose a dental clinic which also offers smile makeovers and deep bleaching techniques, some of which require tooth extractions or other surgical procedures.
Dr. Sugg and the Wheatland family of dentists have extensive experience with all aspects of modern dentistry, including oral surgery and smile makeovers. Though not typically as expensive as oral surgeon dentists, general dentists often take continuing education courses in varying fields of study so they can offer a wider range of services to the patients they care for.
While not oral surgery specialists, the doctors at Wheatland are committed to continuing medical education. So unlike an oral surgery dentist, who only performs dental surgery, or a periodontist, who only treats gum disease, Wheatland Dental offers a much broader scope of care, allowing you to stay with the dental practice you have grown to trust.
We hope you won’t hesitate to schedule a consultation at any time you feel surgery might be indicated in your continuing dental health.
Care for your child’s oral health should begin at an early age.
In fact, children should begin regular dentist center visits soon after the first signs of tooth eruption.
Try to find a pediatric dentist, or a general dentist who also practices pediatric dentistry. A children’s dentist should be kid-friendly and inviting, with a dentist office geared toward children’s needs. However, you do not have to only take your child to a pedodontist to experience this! Here at Wheatland Dental Group, we offer dentistry for adults AND dentistry for kids. Our doctors offers care for the entire family, including pediatric dental services. In short, Wheatland Dental would love to be your child’s dentist.
Our reception area features a fun, kid-friendly room just for our younger patients, with movies and video games to play while they wait, so taking your child to the dentist is a breeze. Our friendly staff of hygienists and doctors are trained to address the specific skills required in practicing dentistry for children.
Endodontics refers to the care of the inside of the tooth: the pulp and surrounding tissues.
This tooth pulp contains nerve tissue and blood vessels which supply the teeth nutrients needed for continued strength and dental health. Sometimes, decay and cavities erode a tooth to such a degree that the tooth itself is threatened, and endodontic therapy, or a root canal procedure, is needed.
Developed to avoid continuing or repeated decay or infection, this fairly common procedure requires the endodontist dentist to numb the tooth, enter the root canal, and remove the affected pulp and any signs of decay remaining in the root canal.
Some family dentists refer their patients to an outside dentist of endodontics; fortunately, here at Wheatland Dental Care, Dr. Harry L. Sugg works with world-renowned endodontist Dr. John Schoeffel to offer in-house care of all teeth needing root canals.
With this approach, our patients need never leave the comfort of our office, and we can ensure the consistency and quality of care Dr. Sugg’s patients have come to expect.
Periodontal disease (also called periodontitis or gum disease) causes extensive damage when bacteria and decay invade and begin to destroy the supporting bone and gum tissue surrounding the teeth.
Untreated, it leads to tooth loss. Signs of perio disease include bleeding, tooth mobility (loose teeth), bad breath, and pain. It’s important to screen for diseases of the gum regularly, and treat them immediately, because research indicates oral health as being linked to the systemic health of the entire body. For this reason, experts strongly recommend regular visits to your dentist, periodontist, or other oral health care provider.
Finding and eradicating problematic bacteria to improve our patients’ health is of utmost importance at Wheatland Dental Care. Fortunately, expensive periodontists aren’t the only doctors of dentistry who can treat gum disease. Not only do we offer a comprehensive gum therapy program, Wheatland doctors are specially-trained laser dentists, using the ND yag, or diode, laser, to eliminate destructive bacteria. Ongoing training in the most recent technological advances ensures that our patients receive treatment with the most up-to-date tools available.
Smile Dentists offer a full-mouth construction procedure, a comprehensive approach to beautifying the mouth, teeth, and gums.
At Wheatland, we customize the procedure for you, and can address such concerns as discolored teeth, teeth which are mismatched in size, or more visible than average gums. Solutions may include dental veneers, composite bonding, tooth implants, and teeth whitening. Wheatland Dental Care is pleased to offer smile makeovers as part of our practice, and we look forward to answering any questions you might have about this service.
Teeth whitening can be a major component of the smile makeover, and numerous modern teeth whitening systems can give patients brighter, whiter teeth.
Zoom whitening employs a laser which can whiten teeth in just one office visit. Many patients walk in with yellowed teeth, and leave with a brand new white smile! For darker or stubborn tooth stains, a more advanced approach is recommended.
The deep bleaching method we use at Wheatland Dental Care is called KˆR bleaching, which offers dramatic, lasting results to a broad spectrum of patients, including those with dark-stained teeth.
With this system, the patient simply wears customized trays with bleaching gel at night for two weeks. White teeth are within reach, no matter which technique is right for you, and Dr. Harry L. Sugg can help you get the results you want.
Periodontal disease (gum disease) affects your health.
Medical studies have shown a definitive link between your oral health and your general health.
Those with adult periodontitis may have increased risk of stroke. Respiratory infections like pneumonia can be caused by inhaling bacteria from the mouth and throat; mouth breathers are especially at risk for this. Dental plaque buildup can also be a dangerous source of inhalable bacteria, putting the lungs at risk. Those with adult periodontitis may have increased risk of heart attack. And heart disease can frequently be linked to the development of cardiovascular disease.
Reduction in bone mass (osteopenia) has been associated with gum disease and related tooth loss. Diabetes can contribute to bacterial overgrowth in the mouth, and chronic periodontal disease can disrupt diabetic control. People with type II diabetes are three times as likely to develop gum disease as non-diabetics. Smokers with diabetes increase their risk of tooth loss by twenty times. Women with advanced gum disease may be more likely to give birth to low-birth-weight, preterm, or still born babies, because oral microbes can cross the placental barrier, exposing the fetus to infection. So regular dental health screenings are important in preventing or early detection of the onset of tooth and gum problems.
When you schedule your regular cleaning or dental checkup with Wheatland Dental Care, you’re taking care of more than your teeth and gums; you’re contributing to your overall health and well-being.
While oral cancer is not common, its incidence is steadily increasing*.
As with many types of cancer, early detection is critical, which is why Wheatland Dental Care provides every new patient with an oral cancer screening.
We do this by visual examination of teeth and gums, and with the use of the latest screening technology, the VELscope Vx. The most powerful tool currently available for assisting in the discovery of oral abnormalities, the VELscope uses a special blue-spectrum light to help our trained staff differentiate between normal healthy tissue and malignant tissue.
The advanced training and keen awareness of all possible dental health concerns sets Wheatland Dental apart from other general dentistry practices, and we want to be your partner in preventive dental health.
*According to 1930-2006 US Mortality Data from the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease.
Some dental surgeries call for sedation dentistry.
In these cases, a dentist employs an anesthesiologist to administer general anesthesia during dental surgery, so that the patient is asleep during the procedure.
Many people who fear dental procedures may want to be put to sleep during their visits with sedation dentistry, but should consider the serious side effects sometimes associated with putting a patient to sleep. While sedation dentists encourage the use of general anesthesia, it should not be used lightly simply to assuage dental fears.
If you need dental surgery, you may want to ask if general sedation will be used during your visit before making the appointment, so you can decide what’s right for you. Should you and Dr. Sugg decide to choose sedation or general anesthesia, Wheatland Dental can arrange for anesthesia services during your surgery.
Headaches and neck pain are common with TMJ.
Like many routine health concerns, both may be resolved quickly and simply, or might require more complex treatment, depending on the cause.
Believe it or not, your bite can be a contributing factor to such pain or dysfunction because of the inter-connected nature of the human musculoskeletal system. Since the teeth, jaw joints, neck muscles, and head posture are related, a problem in any one area can affect the others, sometimes resulting in symptoms such as painful clicking or popping of the jaw, commonly diagnosed as temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ (also known as TMD). In addition, bite and jaw irregularities can contribute to head and neck pain, swallowing problems, posture problems, headaches, migraines and excessive snoring or sleep apnea.
In order to make a diagnosis, a neuromuscular dentist will review your medical history and will perform a physical examination of your teeth, head and neck. When indicated, tests using non-invasive electronic instruments can also help with diagnosis. If these tests identify your natural bite as a probable cause of your condition or pain, the TMJ dentist (or TMD dentist) can then identify a more desirable, less painful jaw position while the jaw muscles are in a relaxed state. This new jaw position is called neuromuscular occlusion.
Treatment for TMJ can include full mouth reconstruction or a custom orthotic. An orthotic is a custom-made dental appliance which can either be worn over the teeth or affixed to them in order to maintain the desired bite position. NTI type orthotics interrupt the body’s natural NTI (nocireceptive trigeminal inhibition) reflex, which can cause jaw tension and subsequent head and neck pain. These orthotics are FDA-approved and extremely effective in the prevention of chronic migraine pain.
Is Sleep Apnea leaving you exhausted?
Do you snore? Have you been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea? Do you have trouble sleeping with the CPAP machine? The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has approved oral appliances that could help you.
Wheatland Dental Care Treats Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) occurs when the tongue and soft palate collapse onto the back of the throat when you sleep. This blocks the upper airway, causing airflow to stop momentarily.
When the oxygen level drops low enough, you awaken from deep sleep, interrupting the rapid eye movement (REM) sleep cycle. The airway contracts abruptly to clear the perceived obstruction and breathing begins again, sometimes with a gasp or snore. When you return to a deeper sleep state, the airway muscles collapse again, and again you awaken with another gasp.
Over time, lowered oxygen levels and a fragmented sleep contribute to the many ill effects associated with sleep deprivation. Sufferers of sleep apnea are much more likely to suffer from heart problems, strokes, and work-related and driving accidents. Sleep apnea can be diagnosed through sleep studies and treated with good sleep hygiene, weight loss, exercise. If you suffer from sleep apnea, ask your dentist about prescribing oral appliance therapy or surgery to treat snoring.
Dr. Sugg is a member of the American Sleep and Wellness Association’s Hall of Fame
Today’s dental patient has numerous options to treat or fix broken smiles.
Crooked, overlapped teeth can be straightened. Gaps can be closed. ‘Gummy’ smiles can be re-contoured. Stained, discolored teeth can be whitened. Chipped teeth can be repaired to look as good as new. And missing teeth can be replaced.
The dental professional trained to perform these procedures is called a restorative dentist. This dentist can be a prosthedontist or a general dentist with extensive Continuing Medical Education in cosmetic dentistry. A restorative dentist can cover chipped or stained teeth with porcelain crowns and porcelain veneers; dentists also can make gold crowns to cap your back teeth if you have a history of clenching and grinding.
To replace missing teeth, a fixed bridge, partial or full denture can be fabricated. But patients should be aware that there is no need to search specifically for a dentures dentist when a general dentist with the right skill and training can fabricate these aesthetically pleasing appliances for far less than a prosthedontist would charge.
A significant improvement in restorative dentistry is the innovation of the tooth-colored filling (also called composite or resin fillings), which has replaced silver mercury fillings (also called amalgam fillings). Mercury is now recognized as a dangerous environmental toxin and as a result is banned for repairing cavities in many countries. Composite and resin fillings are a safe alternative to mercury, and provide a more natural result, so Wheatland Dental Care no longer uses silver fillings. In fact, some patients have even made the choice to replace their old silver fillings with new, long-lasting resin fillings. We urge you to browse the smile gallery on our website to see the dramatic results restorative dentistry can achieve.
Wheatland offers another cutting-edge advantage in maintaining healthy smiles and preventing the need for extensive restorative dentistry. The technologically advanced Ruby Diagnodent ensures that no tooth decay goes undiscovered. Like the Velscope, the Diagnodent uses light technology to detect decay, so that cavities can be filled before damage occurs to the root, which can require more aggressive treatment such as root canal or tooth extraction. Wheatland Dental Care considers restoring damaged teeth a priority; if you need restorative dentistry of any kind, be it repair to chipped or broken teeth, replacement of lost teeth, replacement of old fillings, or simply a brighter, more even smile, contact Wheatland today.