Perio Protect

At Desert Smiles, we the best non surgical treatment available in dentistry today: The Perio Protect Method.  Not only do we offer this cutting edge technology to our Phoenix and Peoria patients, Dr Wilcox, Dr. Tenney, and their staff use the product as well.  We have always offered our patients conservative treatment options for gum disease, …

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Dental Pain

Symptom Possible Causes Possible Solutions Sharp pain when you bite down Tooth decay or a loose filling A new restoration to restore the tooth An infection inside the inner pulp layer of your tooth You may need root canal therapy to remove the infected tissue A cracked tooth Cracked teeth can often be saved by …

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Gum Disease Therapy

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, affects most adults at some point in their lives. Gingivitis, the most common type of gum disease, occurs when bacteria infects periodontal tissue. This may result in: Red or swollen gums Bleeding when teeth are brushed Bad breath that does not respond to at-home treatments A chronic bad …

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Gum Disease

We Use a Soft Tissue Laser for Deep Cleanings Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for American adults. Reports indicate that about millions of people are unaware that they have gum disease, and about 30% of the population are genetically susceptible to contracting the condition. Other risk factors include smoking, pregnancy, puberty, …

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Bruxism and Nightguards

Why wear a Nightguard? What is a Nightguard? What is Clenching and Grinding of your teeth? What is Bruxism? At Desert Smiles,  we can help you with these questions.  First thing we need to find out is how many symptoms you have and what those symptoms are. Also, if you have pain or don’t have …

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Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment (also referred to as endodontic therapy) is a dental procedure where a damaged nerve is removed from the internal aspect of the tooth. The remaining nerve chamber and canals are then sterilized and sealed. Following root canal treatment it is prudent to place a crown on the tooth to restore its strength …

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Overlay Dentures

We hope none of our patients ever require dentures. When those cases do arise where all or most of the teeth are lost, overlay dentures provide a superior alternative to traditional dentures. Overlay dentures are prostheses that are supported either by two or more natural teeth or dental implants that are retained under the denture. …

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Dental Bridges

Fixed Dental Bridges If you are missing a tooth, a permanent dental bridge can often be made to replace it. It should look and feel natural, without hooks or clasps, and stay in permanently, allowing totally normal function. When teeth are missing the remaining teeth begin to change position, and this can lead to numerous …

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