Advanced Dental Care
Dr. Todd Mabry offers a comprehensive range of advanced general dentistry options that can help you maintain the health of your teeth and gums. For patients of all ages, Dr. Mabry can prevent future dental issues from occurring, fix current problems, and give you the best possible care for your needs. We want to provide you with a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come!
- Oral Exams
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Family Dental Care
- Hygiene Visit
- Infection Control
- Root Canal Therapy
- Dental Emergencies
- Scaling and Root Planing
- Mercury Free Dentistry
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Periodontal Care Advanced/Non-surgical
Oral exams are a necessary part of preventive dental care. They are a way for Dr. Mabry to see what’s going on with your teeth and gums and create an effective treatment plan. Remember, early dental care often translates to less dental care down the road. With at least two regular oral exams and professional teeth cleanings each year, problem areas can be treated before they become much worse.
Oral Cancer Screening
One person every hour of every day is killed by oral cancer in the United States. In fact, oral cancer is now one of the deadliest forms of cancer in America; however, with early diagnosis and treatment, the chances of survival are significantly raised. Dr. Mabry and his experienced dental team utilize both visual oral cancer exams and the Identafi® oral cancer screening device to aid in early detection of this dangerous condition. The deep penetrating power of the Identafi® technology uses fluorescence and reflectance in order to enhance visualization of oral abnormalities that might not be seen with the naked eye. The Identifi® utilizes multi-spectrum technology with three distinct color wavelengths, which makes early visualization and identification of oral cancer and premalignant dysplasia possible. With precise and early diagnosis, Dr. Mabry can help you dramatically reduce the risks of this life-threatening condition.
Here are some statistics and information regarding oral cancer in the U.S., illustrating the vital need to be regularly screened for the condition each year:
- Early detection of oral cancer has a 90% survival rate.
- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends all persons over the age of 17 be screened annually for oral cancer.
- 20 million Americans are infected with Human Papillomavirous or HPV.
- HPV-16 &18 strains are a link to oral cancer.
- Increase in HPV is on the rise in people under 40.
- Early stage oral cancer often does not display symptoms.
- Lumps, sores that do not heal and bleed easily, pain or numbness in the mouth or lips, color changes in oral tissues, and teeth that do not fit together as they did before are some of the possible symptoms of oral cancer.
Family Dental Care
Dr. Mabry sees patients of all ages for procedures ranging from routine dental care to major dental rehabilitation. We make it a point to make children feel as comfortable as possible at our practice, and we offer a number of options to help them develop healthy teeth and gums. For older patients, Dr. Mabry offers advanced cosmetic, general, and restorative dentistry techniques to solve common problems and enhance both the form and function of teeth and gums. It’s a great pleasure for our dental team to treat patients from the very young to the very young at heart!
Professional dental cleanings should be scheduled depending on your periodontal health. Each individual patient has a different susceptibility to periodontal disease, and some patients may need to be seen more often than once every six months. Routine dental cleanings are one of the most important things you can do to ensure the health of your teeth and gums.
The office is very friendly, professional and inviting. Dr. Mabry’s office has never kept me waiting more than 5 minutes, is gentle but effective, and and has great tips for keeping a clean and healthy mouth. Dr. Mabry is always pleasant and greets you with a friendly smile. I would recommend this dental office to anyone wanting great service and clean, happy teeth.
Sealants are terrific preventive dentistry treatments designed to save your teeth from decay that starts in the deep grooves of your back molars. This is a simple and virtually painless procedure. The teeth are first cleaned and then a resin sealant is placed in the grooves of the back teeth. This durable sealant works to prevent bacteria from causing cavities in these grooves. Sealants can prevent severe damage from occurring along the back teeth, which can ultimately save you from more extensive treatment down the road.
The offices of Dr. Todd Mabry are committed to high standards of infection control. We take sterilization very seriously, and we employ a sterilization expert to help test and monitor infection control procedures in our practice. Our dental team uses disposable materials whenever possible, and we make sure that reusable equipment is thoroughly disinfected after each use. A safe, clean environment is one of our highest priorities.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is sometimes necessary when a tooth is very badly decayed, or damaged by traumatic injury. If the tooth is infected, it will often need root canal therapy in order to save it from extraction. Symptoms of an infected tooth include extreme sensitivity to hot and cold, a very high degree of pain, an abscess in the area of the tooth, or just a bad taste in your mouth. In some cases, the infected tooth may not be symptomatic at all. Treatment for an infected tooth is vital because, if left alone, the infection can lead to tooth loss and even risks to your overall health. A root canal is designed to clean out the nerve chamber of the tooth and destroy the bacteria that’s causing the problem. Once the infection has been cleared away, the tooth is sealed with a very durable material, and capped with a permanent dental crown. Root canal therapy ultimately reinforces the tooth with a stronger support structure. The results typically look and feel like a beautiful, natural tooth.
In a dental emergency, the chief concern is relieving your pain. Dental emergencies will always be seen as soon as possible in an effort to ease your discomfort and perform the necessary treatment for the affected area. If you feel you are suffering a dental emergency, please call us at (480) 538-5210.
Scaling and Root Planing
This is the first line of treatment for periodontal disease. Scaling and root planing is a procedure designed to remove pockets of bacteria and tartar from deep within the gums. This procedure can be essential to ensuring that gum disease does not worsen and become a much more serious problem.
Mercury Free Dentistry
Modern dental techniques have significantly improved upon the metal and alloy materials often used for filling cavities. Those materials typically contained small levels of mercury, a substance which is known to have certain health risks. White, tooth-colored fillings are now the standard among most dental practices, and the office of Dr. Todd Mabry is no exception. Tooth-colored fillings are made of a completely mercury-free composite material, which not only looks more like your natural teeth, but also provides even stronger reinforcement for the affected tooth. With tooth-colored fillings, your teeth are also less apt to fractures and sensitivity when compared with metal fillings. Plus, by eliminating mercury materials from our practice, we contribute to the health of our environment by doing our part to reduce hazardous waste.
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is located in the area of your jaw where it meets the skull. The joint ultimately allows the lower jaw to move smoothly up and down and side to side, enabling you to talk, chew, and yawn. Sometimes, the force that is placed on this small joint can lead to temporomandibular disorders (known as TMD or TMJ Disorder) and orofacial pain. Symptoms of TMD can include:
- Ear ache
- Pain along the jaw
- Popping or clicking in the joint
- Problems opening and closing the mouth
- Numbness in the arms and fingers
TMD can be caused by injury to the jaw or joint, grinding or clenching of teeth, dislocation or damage to the jaw bones, excessive clenching or tightening of muscles in the jaws, arthritis, or other factors. Early and comprehensive treatment is the best way to treat TMJ disorders. Dr. Mabry offers a number of options that can help relieve the pain and discomfort associated with TMJ disorders.
With modern preventive dental care, most children don’t usually need a lot of dental work. However, some children will develop cavities and other problems that will require effective dental care to reduce risks to their oral health. Dr. Mabry and his experienced dental team offer pediatric dentistry procedures that can keep your child smiling with a healthy set of teeth and gums for many, many years. We understand that children may have certain anxieties about visiting the dentist. That’s why we take great care in making children feel as comfortable as possible. Our practice also offers a number of advanced techniques designed to help them relax. We are committed to helping your child establish great oral health without fear of the dentist’s chair!
Periodontal Care Advanced/Non-Surgical
Dr. Mabry can help reduce the damaging effects of periodontal (gum) disease and prevent it from getting worse. Periodontal disease affects millions of Americans, and can ultimately cause bleeding and inflamed gums, movement of the teeth, and even tooth loss. Plus, many studies suggest that untreated gum disease may be linked to overall health problems such as stroke, hypertension (high blood pressure), and heart disease. The good news is, advanced techniques such as laser gum treatment and deep scaling/root planing can remove harmful bacteria and diminish further harm to your teeth and gums. Dr. Mabry offers a range of effective treatments to help you keep the effects of gingivitis and even more severe gum disease at bay.
Contact Todd Mabry, DDS
Please contact Todd Mabry, DDS for more information, or to schedule an appointment. With the many advanced dental care options available at our practice, Dr. Mabry can help you maintain healthy teeth and gums for a beautiful, refreshing smile!