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Dental Specialty Services in Prescott, AZ

Endodontic (Root Canal) Therapy

When a tooth is decayed or cracked, bacteria can get to the pulp. The bacterial by-products irritate and inflame the pulp. When this happens, it’s harder for blood to flow to the tissue, and the resulting pressure creates nerve pain inside your tooth. Pain can also result from pressure caused by bacterial growth and infection in a tooth. The Doctors at Prescott Dentistry are sympathetic to fears of pain and will do everything necessary to make it a comfortable experience.

Endodontic therapy has three purposes: First, stop the toothache. Second, prevent bacteria and pain from spreading into the jaw. Finally, maintain the integrity of the original tooth and root to prevent tooth loss. There are several steps in the process of endodontic treatment that the doctors at Prescott Dentistry will perform to save your tooth. First, a local anesthetic is usually given so that you will be more comfortable. In order to keep your tooth clean and dry the dentist will use some form of isolation. A small opening is made through the biting surface of the tooth to access the tooth “pulp”. The pulp is soft tissue inside the tooth that contains blood vessels and nerves. The infected tissue and/or bacteria are then removed carefully from the root canal(s). Each root canal is gently cleaned and shaped to allow it to be filled. Natural antibacterials may be placed in the pulp chamber and root canal(s) to help eliminate bacteria. You may also be prescribed antibiotics if there are signs of infection that has spread beyond the end of the root(s). The root canals(s) are then filled, usually with an inert, natural rubber-like material called gutta-parcha made from various tropical trees. This material is very bio-compatible and seldom causes any reaction. In the final step, the tooth will be restored with a protective onlay or filling to reinforce it and improve its appearance.

Periodontal Therapy

Caring for the supporting structures for your teeth is as important as caring for the teeth themselves. At Prescott Dentistry we integrate laser and ozone/oxygen therapies into our routine to treat Periodontal or Gum Disease. Unhealthy bone and gums can lead to tooth loss as easily as cavities can. Studies show that 75% of adults have some degree of untreated periodontal disease. Good gum and bone health means keeping your teeth for life and keeping them strong! At Prescott Dentistry we have specialty experience treating these issues. Have you been told you have gum disease or periodontal disease? Come see us for an evaluation and see how together we can partner to avoid surgical intervention and keep those teeth for life!

Oral Surgery

The doctors of Prescott Dentistry understand that most of our clients prefer to have necessary surgery procedures performed in the comfort of our own practice rather than being referred out to unfamiliar doctors. For this reason, our doctors perform a wider variety of oral surgery procedures than most family dentists, including extractions, biopsies, implants, root surgeries, etc. We use holistic, supportive therapies such as ozone/oxygen therapy (link to the appropriate info) and surgical lasers to maximize healing and make procedures less-invasive.

Orthodontics and Invisalign

There are lots of “cosmetic” procedures that can be done to improve the appearance of your smile. Some of them are costly and invasive. Because of our holistic and less-invasive philosophy, the doctors at Prescott Dentistry feel that rather than grinding down teeth unnecessarily, a better option would be to gently move the teeth back into a more healthy and attractive position with Orthodontics or Invisalign.

You might be surprised to know that aside from the cosmetic benefits, your health can be benefited by having straight teeth. Below are some of the other benefits of orthodontics.

Dentures and removable partials

Replace old, worn dentures with new ones that look more natural and are more comfortable. Replace missing teeth with esthetic, removable dentures. This can have a huge impact on the appearance of your smile. Our dentist fabricates natural looking dentures and partial dentures that blend to your skin and remaining teeth. We use non-allergenic, biocompatible materials and cosmetically, one will know the difference! Dentures can also be replaced or relined to correct problems with aging jaws so you can chew without pain again.