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Dr. Felipe Arruda Falcao, D.D.S, M.S.

Dentist

Dr. Felipe Arruda Falcao D.D.S, M.S. is a top Dentist in Houston, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Felipe Arruda Falcao D.D.S, M.S. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Felipe Arruda Falcao D.D.S, M.S. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Felipe Arruda Falcao D.D.S, M.S. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Houston, TX, Dr. Felipe Arruda Falcao D.D.S, M.S. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Felipe Arruda Falcao, D.D.S, M.S.
  • Houston, TX
  • Accepting new patients

In a fall, my tooth broke off in half. How can this be fixed?

First check the adjacent structures like your lips, gums and other teeth to make sure no other damage occurred. Second try to find the other half to the tooth and keep it hydrated READ MORE
First check the adjacent structures like your lips, gums and other teeth to make sure no other damage occurred. Second try to find the other half to the tooth and keep it hydrated in water, milk, saline...
Seek professional help. An exam will be necessary with radiographs (X-Rays) to assess the damage. The fix can be just bond the other half back on or build the tooth back with bonded composite (tooth colored material used in filings), a porcelain veneer or even a crown. Most importantly is to test the tooth vitality to verify you won't need a root canal. Know that whenever a tooth receive trauma there is an increase chance of the tooth become darker. In this case a porcelain veneer or crown should mask the tooth color. There is also the possibility of tooth whitening. All these options to be determined by a Dentist. Hope this helps!

How long will I have to be on painkillers after a root canal?

That's a tough questions. It varies per case. A root canal is in most cases performed to remove the pain. Sometimes you may not need any painkiller. Most dentists prescribe based READ MORE
That's a tough questions. It varies per case. A root canal is in most cases performed to remove the pain. Sometimes you may not need any painkiller. Most dentists prescribe based on the tooth condition, diagnosis, and complexity of the root canal treatment performed. In most simple cases, some discomfort may be experienced, but only the patient's pain threshold will dictate whether they need or not any painkiller. The painkillers most commonly prescribed are NSAIDs and/or narcotics. These are to be taken usually for no longer than a week period. Your doctor will prescribe according to your specific case. Some even ask the patient to take some medications prior to the appointment.
Hope this helps!

Is it necessary to brush my 2 and a half year old's teeth twice per day?

Yes. Once their teeth erupted they are already likely to get cavities. Make an effort to create a habit of brushing morning and evening. It's not too early to take her to your READ MORE
Yes. Once their teeth erupted they are already likely to get cavities. Make an effort to create a habit of brushing morning and evening. It's not too early to take her to your dentist. The Hygienists are great in educating the parents on what to do, how and when. One major concern is when most kids are given milk before bedtime and fall asleep without brushing their teeth. This can yield a condition named "Baby Bottle Decay" where teeth get rampant decay from the sugar acting on their teeth all night long and for several nights. Their teeth get decayed fast and to a point where the dentist is most times left with no choice but to place stainless steel crowns or even extract those teeth leading to some developmental issues. Hope this helps!