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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Why is Periodontal Maintenance Recommended Every 3 Months?

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Why is Periodontal Maintenance Recommended Every 3 Months?

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Why Does My Dentist Want to See Me Every 3 Months?

If you suffer from periodontal disease (gum disease), you may need special treatments to help bring your teeth and gums back to a healthier state. After the treatment is complete, your dentist may strongly recommend that you schedule periodontal maintenance appointments every three months. Why that specific number? Learn more about periodontal disease, how it’s treated, and why three months is necessary between maintenance appointments.

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontitis (periodontal disease) is commonly known as gum disease, is an infection that primarily targets the soft tissue and bone structure that supports your teeth. This condition causes teeth loosening and loss. You can effectively prevent periodontal disease by practicing responsible oral hygiene, such as brushing your teeth twice a day, using dental floss at least once a day, and attending regular dental check-ups.

How symptoms may show up:

  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Sensitive gums
  • Purple or dark red gums
  • Gaps between gums and teeth

Treatment and Maintenance

If your dentist finds that you have gum disease, you will receive some special cleaning treatments called periodontal cleaning or scaling and root planing, that remove plaque and tartar buildup from teeth and gum gaps in order to let the gums heal and gaps to reduce in size. You may also receive some medication to prevent pain and infection. If the damage is excessive, you might need surgical procedures to restore bone and tissue structure.  

After diagnosis and the initial corrective measures needed to correct damage from periodontal disease, your dentist will require maintenance every three months. Periodontal maintenance is essentially the same as any regular dental cleaning procedure. However, it requires additional cleaning of the periodontal pockets from tartar and buildup, which takes extra time. The dentist will recommend these visits every three months.

Why Three Months?

Periodontal maintenance takes place within three months because that is the estimated time for the bacteria to reproduce and affect the teeth and gums. These bacteria will multiply so constant maintenance visits are necessary to prevent their growth. Further infection by the bacteria can lead to more gum and tooth damage, greater pain, and tooth loss. In addition, Periodontal disease is linked to other conditions such as heart disease, osteoporosis, and stroke.

Further Maintenance

There is no known cure for Periodontal disease. By scheduling periodontal maintenance appointments, practicing good dental health habits like brushing twice a day, and avoiding health risks like tobacco, you can prevent the disease from getting worse. You will also protect the teeth and gums from further infection.

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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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