From the first years of life through the sunset years, we offer a full range of services for every member of your family. You can feel confident that Glendale Dentistry will meet all your dental needs. We are excited to have your family join ours! Scroll or click to view services.
Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning)
The accumulation of plaque and calculus around the teeth and under the gums can cause a cascade of dental problems, such as: tooth decay, gingivitis, bone loss, bad breath, and eventually, tooth loss. Routine cleanings rids the mouth of harmful bacteria and ensures you can enjoy a lifetime of exceptional oral health.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that builds strong teeth and prevents cavities. It’s been an essential oral health treatment for decades. We recommend professional fluoride treatment every 6 months.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer, and also has a high mortality rate. We don’t say this to frighten you, but to ensure you understand the importance of oral cancer screening. Although drinkers and smokers are at a much higher risk, anyone can get oral cancer. The good news of this serious condition? Early detection will greatly improve the outcome.
A sealant is a thin, protective coating that adheres to the chewing surface of your back teeth. They are no substitute for brushing and flossing, but they can keep cavities from forming and may even stop early stages of decay. In fact, sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of decay by 80% in molars.
Tooth Colored Fillings
When you develop a cavity, Dr. Stanfield carefully removes the decayed areas of the tooth, and fills the space with a durable dental composite material. At Glendale Gentle Dentistry, we are a mercury-free practice and only place composite fillings. This is because of their improved esthetics and lack of mercury. Another advantage of composite fillings, is that they require less of the healthy part of a tooth to be removed to hold the filling in place. This is due to composite materials' ability to bond to teeth adhesively.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy can save a tooth that has become severely infected or decayed. When diagnosis indicates the need for a root canal treatment, our first priority is our patients' peace of mind.
Dr. Stanfield may determine that you need a tooth extraction for various reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired.
Nitrous oxide (N2O), more commonly referred to as laughing gas, is a mild sedative agent that safely and effectively manages pain and anxiety during dental treatment. The colorless and odorless nitrous oxide is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose.