Silverbell office Pueblo Dental Center Valencia office
1000 N Silverbell Rd
1400 W Valencia Rd Suite 100
Tucson, AZ 85745
  Tucson, AZ 85746
(520) 624-7514
"Catering to Cowards" (520) 746-1068
FAX: (520) 624-7522
FAX: (520) 829-7687
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm   Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

 

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Dental Services

 

Treatment we offer includes, but is not limited to the following services:

Diagnostic

  • Exam
  • X-rays
  • VELscope® new

Preventive

  • Cleaning
  • Flouride
  • Sealant
  • Space Maintainer

Restorative

  • Amalgam Filling
  • Composite Filling
  • Crown
  • Bridge
  • Implant Crown

Periodontics

  • Scaling and Root Planing
  • Full Mouth Debridement
  • Arestin
  • Perio Maintenance
  • Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP)new

 

Endodontics

  • Root Canal
  • Pulpotomy

Removable Prosthodontics

  • Denture
  • Partial Denture

Oral Surgery

  • Extraction

Other services

  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Night Guard
  • Cosmetic Dentistry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diagnostic

X-rays

X-rays should be taken only for clinical reasons as determined by the patient's dentist. They are a part of the patient's clinical record and the original images should be retained by the dentist. At Pueblo Dental Center, we use digital x-rays which are much clearer to the dentist, and also require less radiation exposure for the patient.

Exams

An evaluation performed on a patient of record to determine any changes in the patient's dental and medical health status. This includes periodontal screening and may require interpretation of information acquired through additional diagnostic procedures.

VELscope®new

Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the US, yet it is the only form of cancer that has not seen improved survival rates in the last 50 years. Statistics show a sixty percent increase in patients under forty years of age in the past three decades, and twenty-five percents of oral cancer patients have no symptoms and have never used tobacco. The Oral Cancer Foundation recommends that all adult patients be examined regularly; however Oral Cancer’s low survival rate is partially due to the difficulty of identifying potential cancerous lesions with the naked eye. Until recently the majority of Oral Cancers have been discovered in the late stages (3 or 4), which have dismal survival rates. Enhanced screening technologies are now available to help dentists detect potentially cancerous lesions much earlier, in stages with high survival rates.

In an attempt to more successfully detect these potential cancerous lesions, we at Pueblo Dental Management, Inc. are utilizing the VELscope system. This tool has the potential of identifying pre-malignant changes below the surface of the epithelium that may be missed with the naked eye, and is to be used as an adjunctive pre-diagnostic test in oral exams as needed. It is Pueblo Dental Management Inc.’s policy to offer it to all adult patients at the initial comprehensive exam and every subsequent periodic exam thereafter.

For more information on the VELscope® System, please visit http://www.velscope.com/

 

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Preventive

Cleanings and Fluoride

A dental prophylaxis [cleaning] performed on transitional or permanent dentition that includes scaling and/or polishing procedures to remove cornal plaque, calculus and stains.

Sealant

Mechanically and/or chemically prepared enamel surface sealed to prevent decay.

Space Maintainer

Passive appliances are designed to prevent tooth movement.

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Restorative

Amalgam Fillings

Used by dentists for more than a century, dental amalgam is the most thoroughly researched and tested restorative material among all those in use. It is durable, easy to use, highly resistant to wear and relatively inexpensive in comparison to other materials. For those reasons, it remains a valued treatment option for dentists and their patients. Dental amalgam is a stable alloy made by combining elemental mercury, silver, tin, copper and possibly other metallic elements. Although dental amalgam continues to be a safe, commonly used restorative material, some concern has been raised because of its mercury content. However, the mercury in amalgam combines with other metals to render it stable and safe for use in filling teeth. While questions have arisen about the safety of dental amalgam relating to its mercury content, the major U.S. and international scientific and health bodies, including the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization, among others have been satisfied that dental amalgam is a safe, reliable and effective restorative material.

Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored filling. They are sometimes referred to as composites or filled resins. Composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-mid size restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure. Less tooth structure is removed when the dentist prepares the tooth, and this may result in a smaller filling than that of an amalgam. Composites can also be "bonded" or adhesively held in a cavity, often allowing the dentist to make a more conservative repair to the tooth.

Crowns

A Crown, also referred to as a cap, is a metal or porcelain fused to metal (white) tooth-shaped cover placed on the tooth to protect it.

Bridge

A Bridge is used to replace a missing tooth or missing teeth. It is usually constructed of 2 outer crowns which are placed on the two outer teeth and a fixed pontic, or false tooth, in the middle.

Implant Crowns

Implant Crowns are crowns placed on existing implant structures. These implants can be obtained at a specialist office.

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Endodontics

Root Canal

  • First, an opening is made through the crown of the tooth.
  • An opening is made through the crown of the tooth into the pulp chamber.
  • The pulp is then removed. The root canal(s) is cleaned and shaped to a form that can be filled.
  • The pulp is removed, and the root canals are cleaned, enlarged and shaped.
  • Medications may be put in the pulp chamber and root canal(s) to help get rid of germs and prevent infection.
  • A temporary filling will be placed in the crown opening to protect the tooth between dental visits. Your dentist may leave the tooth open for a few days to drain. You might also be given medicine to help control infection that may have spread beyond the tooth.

Pulpotomy

A Pulpotomy is the surgical removal of a portion of the pulp with the aim of maintaining the vitality of the remaining portion by means of an adequate dressing

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Periodontics

Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing

This procedure involves instrumentation of the crown and root surfaces of the teeth to remove plaque and calculus from these surfaces. It is indicated for patients with periodontal disease and is therapeutic, not prophylactic, in nature. Root planing is the definitive procedure designed for the removal of cementum and dentin that is rough, and/or permeated by calculus or contaminated with toxins or microorganisms. Some soft tissue removal occurs. This procedure may be used as a definitive treatment in some stages of periodontal disease and/or as a part of per-surgical procedures in others.

Full Mouth Debridement

The removal of subgingival and/or supragingival plaque and calculus.

Arestin

Synthetic fibers or other approved delivery devices containing, controlled-release chemotherapeutic agent(s) are inserted into a periodontal pocket. Short-term use of the timed-release therapeutic agent as supplemental of adjunctive therapy provides for reduction of subgingival flora. This procedure does not replace conventional or surgical therapy required for debridement, resective procedures or for regenerative therapy.

Periodontal Maintenance

This procedure is for patients who have previously been treated for periodontal disease. Typically, maintenance starts after completion of active (surgical or non surgical) periodontal therapy and continues at varying intervals, determined by the clinical diagnosis of the dentist, for the life of the dentition. It includes removal of the supra and subgingival microbial flora and calculus, site specific scaling and root planing where indicated, and/or polishing the teeth. When new or recurring periodontal disease appears, additional diagnostic and treatment procedures must be considered.

Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP)new

Laser assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP) is a FDA-approved patented procedure used to treat periodontitis. This procedure uses a Laser to remove the diseased tissue around the tooth. It is then used to promote the formation of a blood clot. This clot seals in a sterile environment which allows gum re-attachment and bone regeneration. This treatment promotes both bone growth and tissue regeneration. For more information feel free to visit the millennium dental site at http://www.millenniumdental.com/

 

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Removable Prosthodontics

Denture

An artificial substitute for natural teeth and adjacent tissues.

Partial Denture

A prosthetic replacement of one or more missing teeth that can be removed by the patient.

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Oral Surgery

Extractions

The routine removal of tooth structure and closure, as necessary.

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Other Services

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous Oxide, also commonly known as "laughing gas" is used for the loss of pain sensations without loss of consciousness.

Night Guards

Removable dental appliances, which are designed to minimize the effects of bruxism (grinding) and other occlusal factors.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Please visit our cosmetic dentistry page.

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All definitions listed in this section can be found at the American Dental Association web page at www.ada.org.