Dear valued patients,

At Martin-Taylor Dentistry our #1 priority is your health and safety. Currently, we are available to treat your emergency dental needs. One of the important reasons we are doing so is to reduce the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments, if we were not available. We want to assure you that our office at Martin-Taylor Dentistry is a safe, clean environment to get the necessary treatment. We not only meet all requirements, but we exceed them, for your safety and ours. Delaying treatment of infection or pain can lead to more serious issues that may become more complicated to treat and can compromise your overall health, not just the health of your mouth.

At our office, we are thoroughly screening all calls and patients to maintain a safe environment. Patients are easily able to maintain social distancing. All rooms are wiped down before and after treating patients and the Dentist and the Martin-Taylor Dentistry Team always wear proper gear for their protection and yours.

We take extraordinary measures to ensure the safety and well-being of all our patients. We adhere to strict medical hygiene policy, including thoroughly disinfecting all common areas and surfaces (bathrooms, lobby and chairs, counters, door handles, etc…).

Our office is clean, safe and ready to treat any dental emergencies during these times. We look forward to reopening to a regular schedule as soon as it is appropriate to do so. In the meantime please do not to hesitate to call us with any questions (520) 747-9024

Jeff Martin DDS
William Taylor DDS

What is considered a dental emergency: At Martin-Taylor Dentistry we are experienced in many dental procedures:
  • Root Canals
  • Extractions
  • Crowns
  • Fillings
  • Treating Gum Infections

Dental emergencies, according to the American Dental Association, “are potentially life threatening and require immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding [or to] alleviate severe pain or infection.”
  • Tooth pain
  • Gum tissue or third-molar pain.
  • Abscess or infection causing pain or swelling.
  • Broken teeth resulting in pain or causing gum/ cheek/ tongue irritation.
  • Dental or mouth trauma
  • Decayed teeth
  • Broken fillings/ crowns causing pain
  • Suture removal
  • Denture adjustments or repairs


4 Myths About Root Canals

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4 Myths About Root Canals

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Myths About Root Canals

A root canal is a dental procedure that allows your dentist to treat the infected pulp of a tooth without resorting to removing the tooth entirely. Root canals are safe and reduce the need for more extensive procedures but they have acquired several myths surrounding them. These myths can be dangerous since they often prevent people from getting the help they need and treating the infection.

Learn more about these myths and why they don’t hold up.

Myth # 1 – Root Canals Lead to Broken Teeth

Some people believe that root canals are ineffective because the treated tooth could possibly break sometime after the procedure. There are two parts to a root canal. First is treatment of the infection. The infected pulp is drained and replaced with a filler. A filling is added to the hole that was made to take out the infected pulp. The tooth is vulnerable to damage if it’s not protected after the treatment. The second part of a root canal is adding a dental crown to protect the tooth. The root canal doesn’t cause tooth breakage, but poor tooth protection can.

Myth #2 – Root Canals Cause Health Problems

A common misconception about root canals is that bacteria trapped in the treated tooth can cause diseases such as heart disease, arthritis, and even cancer. The fact is bacteria is always present even in a “clean” mouth. This harmful myth comes from the studies made by Dr. Weston Price nearly 100 years ago. Dr. Price conducted these experiments in unsanitary lab conditions with a lack of proper control. Between his poor studies, unreliable results, and the inability to replicate these results a century later, this rumor is based on nothing credible.

Myth #3 – If It Doesn’t Hurt, It Doesn’t Need Treatment

This is a common, damaging excuse that some people use when suffering from any illness and they refuse necessary treatment. Pain is not a reliable indicator of any disease. Not all teeth that need a root canal will hurt. In fact, dead teeth which lack any feeling, are usually prime candidates for root canal treatment. Your dentist may discover a dead tooth or tooth that is almost dead during your routine check-up.

Myth #4 – Root Canals Are Painful

Another myth that keeps people from undergoing root canals is they think the treatment is painful. Root canals prevent the pain created by broken teeth or infections. The procedure itself is painless, especially due to advancements in anesthesia. In fact, the rumor about painful root canals is based on old procedures that didn’t use anesthesia or other numbing agents

Despite their infamous reputation, root canals are an efficient method to repair teeth without removing them.

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Dr. Taylor, Dr. Martin, and their entire staff are the very best. The front desk staff, the dental assistants, and dental hygienists are excellent. I’ve been to many dentists over the years, and they are the most skilled and professional group of people that I have encountered. You can be confident you will be fully informed about what is recommended for a treatment plan and what it will cost. I’ve had the gamut of dental procedures — crowns, implants, root canals, and more routine care. It’s been made as pleasant and comfortable as possible by their skill, as well as their kindness and understanding. I wholeheartedly recommend Martin and Taylor Dentistry.

Alice L.

Alice L. 4 months ago

I have been a patient of Dr. Taylor’s for most of my adult hood. I have had everything done from a filling to multiple dental implants. All of my procedures have been straightforward with zero complications and as little discomfort as possible. Even after my implants I had minimal pain! Before I saw Dr. Taylor I was terrified of dentists, but he put me at ease with his expertise. The hygienists are kind, thorough but gentle, and knowledgeable. The office staff is very friendly and helpful. The office itself is modern and impeccably clean. I highly recommend Martin Tayler dentistry and won’t trust my teeth to any other dentists.

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