Good dental care is more than just clean teeth. In addition to routine exams and general services, dental needs can range from oral surgery and gum grafts to replacing lost teeth and correcting misaligned bites.
At Monarch Dental, we believe specialty dental care should be accessible and affordable for everyone. That’s why we offer all of our specialty dental services at every one of our convenient retail locations, where you’ll find friendly staff, flexible scheduling options, and extended hours.
Monarch Dental is your locally-owned, locally-operated dental health partner, and we are passionate about providing personal service that’s tailor-made to fit your needs and your budget. Here are some of the specialty dental services offered at Monarch Dental’s locations:
Endodontics is a dental specialty that helps treat tooth disease and pain and preserve damaged or decaying teeth. This subcategory of dentistry deals primarily with dental pulp, the group of blood vessels, connective tissues, nerves, and cells inside the teeth that provide the blood flow, nutrients, and moisture your teeth need to stay healthy and strong.
While root canals are the most common procedure performed by most endodontists, other procedures like apicoectomies (surgical endodontics), dental implants, traumatic dental injuries, and endodontic retreatment also fall under this specialty.
Family dentistry covers a broad range of dental care and services for patients of all ages, including children, teens, and adults. Family dentists are familiar with dental needs specific to certain age groups or developmental phases, and can provide everything from routine cleanings and exams to preventative and restorative treatments. These can include:
Some dentists, like those at Monarch Dental, are also trained to supervise orthodontic treatment to correct alignment issues.
The family dentists at Monarch Dental are trained and equipped to treat everyone in your family at every stage of life, all at one convenient location.
Children and teens experience significant oral development changes before the age of 18 as baby teeth erupt and fall out, adult teeth come in, and the jaw forms into its adult shape. There are also a host of issues that affect kids exclusively, such as thumb sucking, over-retained primary teeth, and “baby bottle” tooth decay.
Not only do pediatric dentists have specific training in the dental needs facing children, they also have specific training in how to treat them. Pediatric dentists often offer a kid-friendly environment that helps reduce anxiety and create a positive experience, and they are skilled in managing children with special needs, behavior problems, and general nervousness. Things like movies and music can help distract uneasy kids and convince antsy kids to sit still while smaller equipment allows the hygienists and dentists to work more quickly with less discomfort to the patient.
Pediatric dentists have extensive experience performing complex procedures in little mouths, including pediatric crowns, tooth-colored fillings, and frenectomies, and many offer sedation options like nitrous oxide (laughing gas). Pediatric dentists are also a good resource for tools and treatment options to help parents address common childhood oral health problems such as pacifier or bottle dependency, fluorosis, or tongue thrusting.
A positive dental experience early on can pave the way to a lifetime of good oral health for your child, and pediatric dentists, like the ones at Monarch Dental, can help make sure your child receives the best quality care from the very beginning.
Operations that deal with your teeth, jaw, gums, or the areas surrounding them fall under the category of oral surgery. Oral surgeons, sometimes referred to as periodontists, are specialized dentists who have passed rigorous certifications and courses to address complex problems on and around the mouth, face, and jaw.
The most common types of oral surgery include:
Teeth that are improperly spaced or misaligned present more than just an aesthetic problem; they can lead to long-term issues like tooth decay or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. Orthodontic dentistry specializes in the physiological process of shifting teeth into the proper alignment, or occlusion, so that your teeth and jaws can function the way they should. This is most commonly done with orthodontic appliances like clear aligners or braces to make gradual, incremental changes.
Certified orthodontists have received extensive training in areas like facial development and jaw alignment, enabling them to diagnose irregularities and plan, administer, and supervise safe, effective treatment for conditions like:
Monarch Dental offers both traditional metal and clear braces cleain addition to clear aligner treatments, including Reveal clear aligners, which can be directed by one of our trained dentists.
The health of your gums can be an indicator of your overall health. Red, swollen, or bleeding gums are symptoms of chronic inflammation that, if left untreated, can lead to infection, tooth decay, and even bone or tooth loss.
Periodontics is a branch of dentistry focused on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of gum (periodontal) disease. In addition to treating mild gingivitis–the precursor to gum disease–periodontists can also remove damaged gum tissue, perform gum grafts to protect receding gum lines, and supervise dental implant placement, repair, and maintenance. They can also treat gum disease with procedures like scaling and root planing, which is a deep cleaning of the gums and infected root surfaces.
Head and neck deformities, jaw disorders, and damaged or missing teeth can all have an impact on a person’s ability to chew, speak, and breathe properly, as well as on their quality of life. Prosthodontists are specially trained to restore the aesthetics and function of the teeth, face, neck, and jaw through the use of dental prostheses like dental implants, dentures, crowns, and bridges.
Prosthodontists also handle many cosmetic dentistry procedures designed to restore and preserve the aesthetics and function of a healthy smile.
At Monarch Dental, we believe everyone deserves quality care that is convenient, affordable, and available to fit your busy schedule. We offer flexible financing and payment solutions as well as extended hours at our multiple retail locations, so it’s never been easier to get the specialty dental services you and your family deserve for a lifetime of good oral health. Visit us here to find the location nearest you and to schedule an appointment.