General Dentistry

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    Parker-Read Dental offers comprehensive oral healthcare services including general dental care. From routine checkups and cleanings to fillings and root canal therapy, our team has the experience to help you keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible for a lifetime. The following is helpful information on our general dentistry services.
    Checkups and Cleanings
    Dental cleanings and checkups are essential to safeguarding your oral health by preventing disease and
    increasing the likelihood of detecting problems as soon as possible. Some folks are surprised to learn how thorough a checkup can be. During oral examinations, our dentists will look for signs of gum disease, bone loss, tooth decay, oral cancer and enlarged glands in the neck. This is done by performing a physical examination and taking diagnostic images like X-rays. Cleanings, like checkups, are very important. A teeth cleaning helps prevent periodontal disease by removing substances like tartar and plaque. When these substances accumulate along the gums, it can inflame and irritate them – leading to the development of gum disease.
    Fillings
    Fillings are conservative restorations used to treat minor areas of tooth decay. A filling can be made from amalgam or composite resin. Amalgam is a dark material composed mostly from metal while composite resin is a tooth-colored mixture of durable glass and plastic. Fillings prevent the soft, exposed area of a tooth from widening and deepening.

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    Tooth Extractions and Root Canal Therapy
    More invasive treatment is needed for badly damaged teeth. While our practice will do everything possible to save a tooth (as that is normally what is best for a person’s health), teeth cannot always be saved and their retention can be very problematic. If a tooth is abscessed or so damaged/diseased that treatment will not improve it, it is best to have the tooth surgically removed so the infection will not spread to adjacent oral tissue. Removing a tooth is a same-day procedure. Our team will take all necessary measures to ensure that our guests are comfortable throughout treatment. Root canal therapy is a procedure that treats internal (endodontic) tooth structure. This type of treatment can literally prevent the need for the surgical removal of a tooth. Many times, patients receiving this type of procedure are in moderate to severe pain prior to treatment because the inside of their tooth is badly infected. Root canal treatment means that the inflamed or infected tissue will be removed and the inside of the tooth will be sealed to prevent future damage. To schedule an appointment for a checkup or cleaning, call Parker-Read Dental today.

    To schedule an appointment, contact Parker-Read Dental at your convenience.

    VIDEO: The importance of regular checkups


    Patient Reviews


    “To be honest I was almost afraid to rate Parker-Read because I don’t want them to get so popular that it’s hard for me to make an appointment, but they are so good they deserve the praise. I’ve been going to Parker-Read for about 20 years, minus 6 years I lived in Austin… Dr. Read is super friendly and always makes sure to let you know what’s going on and makes sure you are comfortable at all times. The staff is top-notch as well!”


    sydney-allen-dental-center-patientROBERT S.,

      Yelp review

    “I would recommend Parker-Read Dental to anyone! From front desk to exit, everyone is so helpful and pleasant. I have never waited more than 5 min in the waiting room. The doctors and dental assistants are always very thorough and really explain your treatment plan in detail. They show you images and clearly explain what the issues are and why a procedure is being recommended. I always get seen quickly and everyone is always very optimistic and caring. You will not regret choosing Parker-Read Dental for your teeth!”


    Google Review 1MONICA FORERO.,  

      Google review

    “I’ve been going to this place since 2012! I had been to other dentists and Dr. Parker is by far the nicest and best one I met. The staff here are always so professional and friendly! They do their jobs really well and it shows. Their patient population has grown so much! This is the only place I recommend to family and friends!”


    Yelper Review 1  MARIA R., 

      Yelp review


    Common Questions


    You should visit our practice every six months for professional dental cleanings and checkups. Visiting the dentist frequently is important for preventing disease and detecting potential problems as soon as possible.
    The reason cleanings are necessary is that brushing and flossing are not enough to keep teeth and gums clean. While oral hygiene is important for preventing disease and cleaning away bacteria and debris, residue is still left behind that feeds bacteria, forming plaque. Within a couple days, plaque turns into tartar. Once plaque hardens, it can’t be removed by home care. Tartar, the hardened form of plaque, requires professional removal with specialized dental instruments. Since tartar contributes to gum disease and the buildup of bacteria contributes to tooth decay, having regular dental cleanings is a cost-effective preventive service. 
    Preventing cavities involves taking your oral health seriously. We recommend that you visit our practice bi-annually for checkups and cleanings in conjunction with practicing a thorough oral hygiene routine complete with brushing twice a day and flossing every day. You can also reduce your risks for dental caries by limiting the consumption of sugar and acid in your diet.

    A toothache signifies that something is wrong with the internal structure of a tooth. Normally, a small cavity does not produce noticeable symptoms like discomfort. If you have a toothache, it is best to call our office as soon as possible. Severe tooth pain might require same-day treatment to alleviate one’s discomfort and prescription medications such as antibiotics might be needed to address infections. If your situation is not an emergency, it is still wise to call us to schedule a checkup. 

    If you have dental insurance, you will have some benefits for preventive and restorative care. Your out-of-pocket costs will vary depending on who your carrier is and the type of plan you have. If you need help navigating your plan’s benefits, contact your insurance provider or speak with a member of our administrative team
    Root canal treatment (also known as endodontic therapy) does not produce much discomfort when local anesthetics and sedatives, if necessary, are used. The symptoms associated with needing a root canal, however, can be very painful because the nerves inside the tooth are infected. Root canal therapy is performed so that patients can regain oral function and protect their tooth from requiring extraction. Having a root canal also means that a patient’s discomfort will subside because the infected material inside a tooth is removed. 


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    Office Location

    9099 Katy Freeway Suite 180 Houston, Texas 77024

    (713) 932-0441

    Meet the Doctors


    Brent Parker, DDS

    Dr. Parker enjoys all aspects of dentistry and believes that comprehensive, caring treatment is the right of every patient.

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    DR. PARKER

    Christopher Read, DDS

    Dr. Read is a Baylor graduate and accomplished dentist who believes in serving his patients and pouring into his community.

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    DR. READ

    Matt Nickolas, DDS

    Dr. Matt is a Texas A&M graduate with a strong passion for missionary dentistry, and serves both locally and internationally.

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    DR. NICKOLAS

    Hans Schleicher,  DDS

    Dr. Hans is passionate about ensuring Parker-Read is a dental practice where he can foster a true bond with each patient.

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    DR. SCHLEICHER

    To us, for all of our patients, “Excellence is Everything.”