It is essential to visit a dentist for general treatment if you want a healthy smile. Whether you are receiving a routine cleaning or having a dental restoration placed, at DeAtley Dental Care we always perform these services with your health in mind. Drs. Irvin and Christina DeAtley are a husband and wife team in Mountain Home, AR that have experience treating patients of all ages. We are compassionate and gentle, and we will make all of these procedures as comfortable as possible so you can feel relaxed and confident.
To prevent gum disease and to catch cavities and signs of decay early on, it is recommended that adults visit the dentist for a cleaning at least twice a year, and children should first get their first teeth cleaning by their first birthday. During a routine visit, a hygienist will thoroughly yet gently clean your teeth, and the dentist will check for signs of decay or any abnormalities in the oral cavity. Then, you will be given personalized information on the best practices for taking care of your teeth at home in between dental visits to keep them healthy for years to come.
Root Canal Treatment
When a tooth has experienced severe trauma or decay, and the nerve is infected or has become necrotic, sometimes a root canal is necessary. This process involves removing the infected pulp from inside the tooth, sanitizing the tooth to remove any remaining bacteria, refilling it and then placing a crown on top to restore strength. Root canals are essential to preventing a tooth from needing extraction. At DeAtley Dental Care, we understand that this treatment can be intimidating, and as a family-friendly practice, we will work to make sure you are comfortable and relaxed throughout the process.
Sometimes a tooth has been broken or decayed beyond repair and will require an extraction. After the tooth has been removed, if necessary, and we can replace the tooth with either a bridge, partial denture or an implant. These options will function as a real tooth, and they will prevent jaw bone damage or teeth shifting that often occurs when a tooth is missing.
Periodontitis is a disease of the structures surrounding your teeth, especially your gums and bone. It causes inflammation, as the bone resorbs and the gums pull away from the teeth, allowing space for irritants and bacteria. If left untreated, it can cause damage to your jaw. Luckily, periodontitis is treatable. We provide a non-surgical procedure in which we go beneath the gums to clean out bacteria, tartar and other harmful substances. Laser therapy is also an option. After therapy, we will place you on regular recall visits to help you maintain your gigival health, and you will be instructed on how to take care of your gums from home to ensure that the periodontitis doesn’t return.
Gingivitis is a mild inflammation of the gums that, left untreated, can develop into periodontitis. To prevent this, we will give you a thorough cleaning to remove bacteria and plaque and will give you instructions to take care of your gums from home in between dental visits.
Laser therapy is a non-invasive method to help treat gum disease. Lasers provide precision and accuracy that prevent healthy tissues and structures from becoming damaged as we remove the diseased tissue. Plus, laser therapy results in very few side effects. This is an innovative, state-of-the-art revolution in treating gum disease.
Partial & Complete Dentures
Whether you need a partial or complete set of dentures, we can provide them. We will take accurate, careful measurements of your mouth to ensure your dentures fit comfortably and are completely functional.