At Pershing Family Dental we are committed to providing each and every one of our patients a safe, comfortable and relaxing dental visit. We take pride in the work we do and invite you to take a look at our services.
Dental Exams & Cleanings
Did you know that over half of long term teeth problems, including cavities and tooth decay, can be identified and prevented by regular checkups? As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Besides being very important for your teeth, regular dental exams or checkups are also important for your gums and mouth in general. Catching little issues before they become large problems can save you money, hassle, as well as spare you discomfort. Usually by the time something does start bothering you, the treatment required is more serious and expensive! If you have children, regular dental exams and check ups not only can spare your kids the discomfort of getting cavities, but together, we can teach them good dental habits that will last a lifetime.
We recommend getting a checkup every 6 months. By having a bi-annual checkup and cleaning, your teeth will always be healthy and look good. At Pershing, we understand that life gets busy, and if its been over a year since you or your family has been to the dentist, then let our friendly staff help schedule an appointment.
When you come in, the hygienist or assistant will take a set of x-rays or a panoramic x-ray. Then, the doctor will examine the entire mouth area, including the cheeks, throat, tongue, and lips.
Crowns & Bridges
What is a Crown?
A crown is a type of covering which completely caps or encircles a tooth or dental implant. Typically, crowns are needed when a cavity jeopardizes the ongoing health of a tooth.
Crowns are often bonded to the tooth using an adhesive or dental cement. Besides improving the strength of teeth, crowns are also used to improve appearance of teeth. When you are looking for Crown and Bridge dental services here in El Paso, call us first. .
What is a Bridge?
A dental bridge fuses 3 or more dental crowns together to replace missing teeth. Essentially, two crowns on the existing teeth act as a “bridge” where a false tooth is held between them in the area of the missing tooth.
Bridges allow you to chew as you normally would before the tooth was missing. Placing a permanent bridge in the empty space will not only help you to chew as you would before, but it also prevents teeth from shifting, which can occur in a tooth’s absence. Bridges offer a lower cost alternative to implants while providing the same aesthetic benefits.
I am sure you have heard at least one horror story that began with, “So I had to have a root canal.” Pershing uses the latest in anesthesia techniques to get the tooth numb and put you at ease, including nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral and IV sedation. We also use advanced rotary techniques to clean, shape and seal the tooth. When you need a root canal dentist here in El Paso, like I said in the tooth extraction section, we have lots of laughing gas, and we are not afraid to use it!
How do I know if I need a root canal?
Moderate to severe lingering toothache, which may be throbbing, when having hot or cold foods. Pain when chewing or biting. Toothache pain so intense it wakes you up at night. Pain that starts in one tooth and spreads to other regions of the jaw or head e.g. an infected lower molar (back tooth) may cause you to feel pain in the ear! Swelling on your gums which, when pressed, may release blood or pus. Sometimes, however, there may be no symptoms.
What happens during a root canal?
During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed from the “canal” inside of the root, which is then cleaned and sealed. If you have any further questions about Root Canals, contact us at our El Paso Dental Practice by either giving us a call or coming in, and we will make sure all of your questions are answered.
Same Day Emergency Care
If you have had the misfortune of an accident that has caused the need for emergency care, we sympathize with you. When you are looking for the best emergency dental care El Paso has to offer, we are here to help. If you are in need of emergency care we will do as much as we can to get you the treatment that you need as quickly as possible. Dental emergencies can be very painful and interrupt your daily activities.
Here are some dental emergencies that we can assist you with:
Ignoring such issues and leaving them untreated can increase the risk of developing serious infections or other health problems. Please give us a call at our El Paso Dental Office at 915.566.3927 as soon as possible.
Sparkly teeth. Nothing beats a nice beautiful smile gleaming with white teeth. In fact, did you know that experts say the 2 most noticeable things about a person on their first impression are . . . their SHOES and their SMILE. While we can’t do much for your shoes other than compliment them, there is a whole lot we can do about your smile, and teeth whitening is one of the most noticeable. Another interesting fact is that a first impression is made in just seconds, and it takes 7 subsequent impressions to overpower a first impression. So for the sake of all those first impressions you make every day, as well as for those closest to you, allow us the opportunity to help brighten your smile by teeth whitening. When you are looking for the best teeth whitening services El Paso has to offer, come see us.
We offer two options for whiter teeth – custom whitening trays, and our high-tech, in-office whitening procedure.
No one wants their tooth pulled out. If you have the misfortune of needing a tooth removed, you can have the “fortune” of being in the good hands of Pershing Family Dental, your premier El Paso Dentist. Our objective is to help you be comfortable and alleviate any pain or anxiety. We have lots of pain relief tools, including laughing gas, and we are not afraid to use them!
Once the tooth is removed, there may be further considerations for treatment. If the extracted tooth was a primary tooth (baby tooth), then a permanent or adult tooth will grow in and fill in the open space. If the extracted tooth was a wisdom tooth, it does not require replacing.