General Dentistry

Glendale Dentist Serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, and nearby areas in Arizona

Is a Chipped Tooth Dangerous?

Close Up of Woman's Face. Half Smiling.Tooth enamel is harder than bone. It works to protect the nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue that comprise the pulp in each tooth’s center. Below the enamel of each tooth are the dentin and cementum layers. Like enamel, these layers are hard and work to protect the soft, non-calcified tissue in the pulp chamber.

Scaling and Root Planing

It has been suggested that a majority of American adults will, at some point in their lives, encounter gum disease. In many cases, this encounter will be easy to reverse and short-lived, but in others, special treatments may be needed to address the problem. Scaling and root planing are one of these methods.

Glendale Dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox and Oral Cancer Detection

Study results have shown that a clinical oral examination alone may not detect with reliability between benign, dysplastic lesions and oral squamous cell carcinoma.  Some early stage cancer lesions may manifest in oral mucosa that appears to be normal to the naked eye during an examination.  The fact that oral squamous cell carcinomas are diagnosed at an advanced stage emphasizes the need for improving the visual oral examination provided by your hygienist or dentist.  That is why we have incorporated the OralID technology into our Glendale dental practice to save lives of those we are priv

Foods to Eat after Oral Surgery

After an oral surgery procedure, such as the removal of wisdom teeth, you will be advised to stick largely to liquids and soft foods as your mouth heals.

Glendale cosmetic dentist Dr. Donald Wilcox will thoroughly review your dietary guidelines with you prior to your cosmetic or restorative dentistry procedure. Individual recommendations will vary depending on the procedure itself and your unique condition.

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