Maintain Your Smile
We are pleased to offer a variety of General and Preventative Services to our patients.
Are you nervous about going to the dentist? You don’t need to be nervous about coming to Dillard Dental. We offer severaldifferent types of controlled and relaxing sedation to alleviate your stress and apprehensions.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Also know as laughing gas, Nitrous Oxide is beneficial in calming a patient’s anxiety before a procedure. It is used primarily for its anesthetic and analgesic properties. It is a safe and effective gas that is inhaled by the patient. It is the most commonly used sedation technique in dentistry.
We can administer an oral sedative to relax you before performing any dental procedure. The oral sedation technique leaves you conscious, but relaxes you so that your anxiety disappears. The oral sedative is taken an hour before the procedure and additional medication can be given throughout the procedure as needed to obtain a level of sedation that will allow complex dental procedures to be performed in perfect comfort.
We invite you to come in to learn more about sedation dentistry. Please contact us to schedule your preventive dental careappointment.
Dental problems can develop at any time. Proper dental care is essential to maintain your teeth. You have to brush your teeth and floss daily, eat a well balanced diet, and visit your dentist for a checkup twice a year. Like the saying goes, prevention is better than a cure. Regular check-ups are quite necessary to prevent any cavities and other problems from developing. For great preventive care, contact Dillard Dental today.
At Dillard Dental, our services include hygienic cleanings and exams. We offer you the best preventive care and expert advice to keep your teeth healthy and keep you smiling. We serve both adults and children, regardless of age. Our staff and dentists have the highest levels of training and we shall put you at ease the minute you walk through our doors.
We invite you to come in for a dental check-up. Please contact us to schedule your preventive dental care appointment.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum Disease is also known as periodontal disease or Gingivitis. Gum disease is caused by bacteria that thrive around the teeth, which enter the gums, resulting in infected and swollen gums, which are painful and often bleed. Various symptoms of Gum disease may include bleeding, tenderness, receding gums, loose teeth, persistent bad taste and breath and formation of pockets between teeth and gum.
Dillard Dental offers various gum disease treatment services. Keeping your gums healthy is an integral part of dental hygiene. By having regular dental appointments we can help detect any gum disease and prevent any further damage to your gums. If you have gum disease, the treatment options depend on the severity of the disease. At Dillard Dental, we offer affordable gum treatment services and serve everyone, regardless of age.
We can perform non-surgical treatments for Gum Disease, which include Scaling and Root Planing. (careful cleaning of the root surfaces to remove plaque and tarter from deep periodontal pockets and to smooth the root to remove bacteria), followed by therapy such as local delivery antimicrobials and host modulation, as needed on a case-by-case basis.
If you think you may have a form of gum disease, do not delay your dental check-up. A simple dental screening will help us diagnose and start you with the required treatment immediately. Once we determine the severity of the disease, we can eliminate the infection through non-surgical methods or restorative gum surgery.
Oral cancer screening includes a careful examination of the entire oral cavity for any kind of abnormal cell growth. This is done by a professional dentist who will check the lips, gum tissue, inside lining of the check, tongue, the palate, throat and the tonsils for any abnormality. Sometimes, a visual examination alone is not enough to identify the symptoms of oral cancer. Therefore, we may suggest a few tests to be sure that there is no danger of oral cancer. The common tests for oral cancer screening are blue dye test and dental examination with special light.
Oral screening process: why it is important
Cancer of the mouth is a disease that can be treated successfully if detected early. Regular dental checkups are therefore very essential. Oral screening for cancer is reasonably priced and is a painless and simple examination.
In case of a wound or a cyst of any kind in the mouth, a simple biopsy can detect the presence of abnormal cells in the wound. In 90% of cases, if followed by proper treatment, oral cancer is 100% curable.
Oral cancer screening for high-risk people
People with excessive tobacco and alcohol use, drug addicts and patients with pre-treated oral cancer history are naturally more at risk to develop oral cancer. More frequent oral cancer screening is recommended especially for these people, usually at intervals of six months, regardless of whether signs of mouth cancer are visible or not If you think you are at risk for oral cancer, or have any questions about oral cancer screening, contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Dental fillings are used to treat teeth that are damaged due to tooth decay. You could have tooth decay if you are experiencing symptoms such as extreme sensitivity to cold and hot food and drinks, constant toothache, jaw pain and/or bad breath. Dental fillings help eliminate sensitivity and pain in the tooth and prevent any further damage from taking place. A simple check-up can determine whether your teeth needs repair and if you need dental fillings. If necessary, an x-ray is taken to find out the extent of the damage.
Mercury Free and Tooth Colored Fillings
Instead of using traditional amalgam or metal fillings, we are pleased to provide our patients with “mercury-free” fillings made from either porcelain or composite resins. These “mercury-free” fillings are safer for you, the patient, and the environment. And the other great benefit of using porcelain or composite fillings? They are the same color as your teeth! This makes them look much more natural.
For more information regarding dental fillings or to schedule an appointment please contact us today.
What is a Root Canal?
Root canals are the cavities that exist inside the walls of a tooth. When there is tooth decay, the pulp may be in danger of permanent damage. In these situations, a root canal treatment may be required to save the tooth before it decays further and is irreparably damaged. During a root canal procedure, the pulp is cleaned and the pulp cavity is filled in order to prevent an infection from developing in the tooth. This procedure will should quickly relieve your toothaches and stop any infection from progressing.
These are some common symptoms that indicate you might need a root canal treatment:
- Tender gums which might also be swollen
- Extreme sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures
- Discoloration of the tooth
- Severe toothache
When a tooth is severely damaged or decayed with no possibility of repair, the tooth has to be uprooted or pulled out. This process of removing a tooth is known as tooth extraction. At Dillard Dental, we only extract teeth as a last option! Our dentists make sure every other option has been exhausted before we recommend this procedure. We ensure that our surgical tooth extractions are as painless as possible.
A few reasons why your teeth may have to be extracted could be:
- Teeth which are cracked, infected or decayed and which cannot be repaired
- Severe gum disease which may have affected the teeth
- Wisdom teeth sometimes need to be extracted if they are likely to be impacted
- People on cancer medication might develop a tooth infection
- Teeth which are awkwardly positioned or are not functional
- In preparation for dental procedures such as braces and dentures
When we meet you for an appointment, we study your dental situation and meticulously plan the best way to extract your tooth and help you decide between various cosmetic options to replace the tooth once it has been extracted.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your tooth extractions or emergency tooth extractions today.