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

Sincerely,
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

DENTAL EMERGENCY
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Periodontal Disease and Systemic Health

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Periodontal Disease and Systemic Health

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You hear about it in the news more and more these days: people dying from a bacterial infection of the heart. In some cases, the doctors believe this infection may have stemmed from untreated periodontal disease (inflammation of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth). The same bacteria found in the infected heart was found in the inflamed gum tissue. Doctors believe these early deaths are totally avoidable.

Many Are at Risk

Untreated gum disease is alarmingly prevalent in America. Many people have no awareness about how serious, even deadly, periodontitis can be. Fifty percent of Americans over the age of 30 suffer from varying levels of periodontal disease with 10% of those having severe periodontitis. These numbers are staggering!

Don’t Miss the Warning Signs

Some of those signs are:

  • Bleeding gums
  • Pus between your teeth and gums
  • Bad breath
  • Loose teeth
  • Painful chewing
  • Tender, swollen, or puffy gums
  • Purple or bright red gums

Stopping Progression of the Disease

Gum disease can be slow to develop for many people. It’s a simple case of out of sight, out of mind.  In cases of periodontitis, the only way to stop the progression of the disease is regular deep cleanings done by a dental professional. Once pockets have formed under the gumline and there has been bone loss, even excellent home oral hygiene must be coupled with professional deep cleanings. There is simply no physical way to reach and clean the areas prone to further bacterial growth without special tools and procedures provided by your dentist. Although the damage done cannot be reversed, further damage can definitely be stopped and the bacterial growth can be held in check.

A Definite Correlation Between Periodontitis and Heart Issues

Statistically, officials are not ready to confirm that there is a direct link between periodontitis and heart disease, but they definitely notice a strong correlation. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that can affect the whole body, but the correlation between periodontitis and heart disease, strokes and other vascular issues are the strongest.

Do You Have Gum Disease?

If your gums are bleeding or are tender, it is definitely time to see a dentist. Even if you do not have pain and have good home dental hygiene, you could have periodontitis. Again, although damage cannot be reversed, periodontal disease can be halted. If you suspect you have periodontal disease, do not put off making an appointment to see your dentist.

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You will love our Martin Taylor Dentistry office. You will also enjoy the special way we say thanks to every new patient.

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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.

Rosemary B.

Rosemary B. 3 months ago