Dental care is an important part of creating optimal health. Just as it’s important to have checkups and visits with a medical doctor, it’s essential to regularly visit a dentist. Dental care provides many benefits to your health and happiness. At Arrowhead Ranch Dentistry, we care about providing our patients with quality dental care that keeps them in their best state of health.
Checkups, cleanings and thorough exams help us maintain your oral health and prevent dental problems from developing. On the same note, catching problems in an early stage during these appointments allows us to treat the problem in a more efficient and cost-effective way. Regularly visiting the dentist helps create a positive experience of health and prevention, whereas avoiding the dentist can cause problems to develop and worsen. Avoidance can actually create the worst case scenarios so many people are afraid of.
It is important to brush your teeth at least twice daily to help remove plaque and food particles that get stuck to your teeth. The standard recommendation is that you brush your teeth thoroughly for at least two minutes. Many people though rush through this time and don't clean their teeth adequately. You need to make sure that you reach every side of each tooth, including the inside and outside. To help keep your breath fresh. Don't forget to brush your tongue or use a tongue scraper. Last but not least, remember to floss.
Cleanings And Exams
Having a dental practice perform a checkup and regular cleaning gives a preventive approach to dental care. These general dentistry treatments help prevent problems with your teeth, gums and jaw bones, or they catch and manage problems before they worsen. During your visit, our doctors will take a picture of the current standing of your dental health and what would be needed to keep your oral hygiene in its best state.
A common request we receive is how to make a smile whiter and brighter. This is a relatively simple and quick treatment option that can be performed periodically. Certain foods and beverages, such as wine and coffee, stain the teeth and contribute to discoloration. The teeth whitening process provides a solution that lightens the shade of the teeth. Additionally, the process actually rids the teeth of plaque and tartar that tend to lead to dental problems.
Root canals are needed when decay and bacteria spread for too long without treatment. At a certain point, this decay makes it to the pulp inside the tooth. This pulp includes nerves, therefore infection generally causes a lot of pain. Since this is happening on the inside of the tooth, you won’t necessarily see the damage. Instead, you could feel it through pain and notice other signs that include bleeding, swelling and bad breath.
Our highly trained doctors and staff are ready to manage all of your concerns. We have methods to alleviate the pain and help you feel calm during your emergency dental visit.
Here at Arrowhead Ranch Dentistry, we are proud to offer laser dentistry to our patients.
Laser dentistry is not very common, though there are many benefits to using a laser during procedures. Wounds from the surgery heal much faster because there is less damage to the surrounding tissue. Lasers minimize bleeding and post-surgical bacterial infections. Often anesthesia and sutures are not needed after procedures when a laser is used.
Laser dentistry makes procedures much smoother, more efficient, and less painful for patients. People who are afraid or very anxious at the dentist should find dentists who offer laser dentistry. They will be surprised at how painless going to the dentist can be.
We are dedicated to staying on top of the latest developments in dental medicine, and we do this by offering laser dentistry.
If you have any questions or concerns about laser dentistry or how we can help your smile, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (602) 843-0010.
At Arrowhead Ranch Dentistry, we know that many people are anxious about visiting the dentist and receiving procedures. Since we don't want fear to hold you back from getting the dental care you need, we offer sedation dentistry to improve your experience. Sedation dentistry allows you to relax while we perform a dental treatment to promote your health. At the same time, you will remain conscious and aware of your surroundings. Instead of avoiding dental procedures, ask us about our sedation dentistry.
At our dental office, we make efforts to create a calm and welcoming atmosphere that will help our patients feel comfortable. Nonetheless, we understand that many patients are anxious about dental visits, especially when they enter the dentist's chair or when they require a certain procedure. That's why we provide the extra level of relaxation that sedation provides. We offer sedation for dental procedures, as well as for regular cleanings. We have different types of sedation dentistry to fit the needs of each situation.
With oral conscious sedation, your anxiety will melt away and you'll feel comfortable during your dental treatment. We will take care of your oral health while you relax. You will stay conscious, and we are able to talk to you about the treatment while it's happening. With this type of sedation, you would take a pill that will help you feel calm. If you have this type of sedation dentistry, we ask that you have someone else drive you on the day of your treatment. Nonetheless, the effects of the sedation do not linger, so you will feel alert and normal again soon after the treatment.
We also offer nitrous oxide, often referred to as laughing gas, as a sedation option. This type of sedation also helps you relax if you are nervous about a procedure or regular visit to the dentist. Laughing gas is a great option for feeling comfortable and having a better experience at our office. In this case, you would breathe from a mask with nitrous oxide and oxygen. In general, people can drive themselves after having nitrous oxide gas.
Sedation dentistry is separate from medication that you might receive for pain. While sedation dentistry will help you relax, you might also receive a local anesthetic or general anesthesia for certain dental procedures. If the idea of sedation or pain medication makes you nervous, please talk to us about your concerns.
If you have questions about sedation or the different types, our staff would be happy to answer them. Allow us to help you calm down about your dental procedure so you can get the care you need for your optimal state of health. To learn more about sedation or make a dental appointment, contact us at (602) 843-0010.