When you visit our office, your smile is our top priority. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve.
The most important aspects of dental care and our services to help you achieve a healthy, happy smile. Simply caring for your teeth on a regular basis can help avoid dramatic problems such as cavities, gum disease, and enamel wear.
What is Preventative Dentistry?
Preventative Dental care is the act of maintaining good dental hygiene practices in order to keep them healthy and happy. Simply caring for your teeth on a regular basis can help avoid dramatic problems such as cavities, gum disease, and enamel wear. The good news is, there are a lot of things you can do in the comfort of your own home to avoid these dangerous and costly dental health issues.
Brush Your Teeth Daily
- This may seem obvious, but according to the American Dental Association (ADA) only 7 out of 10 Americans brush their teeth twice a day regularly. Brushing your teeth daily is the most important and the most simple step you can take to reduce your risk of costly trips to the dentist’s chair.
- Make sure you are brushing your teeth for 2 minutes, twice daily.
- Don’t forget to brush your tongue! This simple step can help remove bacteria and freshen your breath!
- Flossing is an integral part of your Preventative Dental Care. It helps clean out the spaces between your teeth.
- Remember! If you have braces, or other metal apparatus in your mouth, you might need floss threaders to effectively floss.
Eat a Balanced Diet
- What we put in our mouths is just as important as how we take care of it. A balanced diet has great health benefits for all parts of your body, but it helps your teeth get the nutrients that they need in order to stay healthy themselves.
- Watch out for sticky snacks and sugary drinks. Those can stick around a lot longer than you might think.
Schedule an Appointment!
- While there are a lot of things that you can do in your own home to keep your mouth healthy and happy, there are some things that can only be done at your dentist’s office.
- We recommend seeing your dentist at least once per year. Check with your insurance company though, many insurance providers will cover 2 Preventative Care visits per year!
When a dental emergency arises we will be here to help. Accidents happen, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. For all dental emergencies, it’s important you contact us as soon as possible.
We are here for all your dental emergencies
If it hurts, it’s an emergency. This is because even injuries that seem small can affect the living tissues inside the teeth. Quick treatment improves the odds of saving injured or damaged teeth.
Any obvious damage to a tooth should be treated as soon as possible. Chips or fractures can also affect the living tissue inside the tooth, causing more problems in the future. Timely treatment can prevent the damage from getting worse.
The same is true of a lost filling or crown. Even if you don’t have any symptoms, the tooth has lost its support and it could easily become damaged. Pieces could break off or crumble, and you would need more extensive treatment.
Dental implants offer a permanent replacement, whether you’re missing one tooth or several teeth. With the look and feel of natural teeth, they can help reduce the risk of additional tooth loss by stopping bone loss in the jaw.
You may be searching for a solution to replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants may be the right solution for you. Dental implants can look and feel like your natural teeth. Madrid Dental is one of the few practices in Rio Rancho that uses the state-of-the-art CBCT 3 dimensional imaging for planning and placing every dental implant. CBCT imaging combined with the highest level of sterile techniques will guarantee that your dental implant has the greatest success rate possible.
State of the art technology allows us to provide you with inlays, inlays, crowns and veneers in the same appointment. We are one of the few practices to have such technology and we take great pride in creating the finest restorations available.
For an advanced dental restorative system that allows your dentist to restore decayed teeth, place crowns, remove defective amalgam fillings, or place cosmetic veneers in just one appointment. This allows you to have the highest quality, most lifelike dental restorations in just one visit with Dr. Madrid
When you experience tooth pain you may have a tooth that requires a root canal. Read more about this procedure and how it works. The pain of the infected tooth is far more painful than the procedure. Learn more about this procedure and how it is completed.
Root Canal / Endodontics
Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected.
A root canal procedure is performed when the nerve of the tooth becomes infected or the pulp becomes damaged. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.
Root canal procedures have the reputation of being painful. Actually, most people report that the procedure itself is no more painful than having a filling placed. The discomfort experienced in the period leading up to seeking dental care is truly painful, not the root canal procedure itself.
Remember that the pain of a tooth is usually the sign of a greater problem. Take comfort that we understand and we are here to fix the issue for you. Living with the pain could lead to greater complications in your mouth so please reach out to us so that we can assist you in your treatment.
Although permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are a number of reasons why tooth extraction may be needed. A very common reason involves a tooth that is too badly damaged, from trauma or decay, to be repaired.
Extractions and Jaw Preservation
If tooth decay or damage extends to the pulp — the center of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels — bacteria in the mouth can enter the pulp, leading to infection. Often this can be corrected with root canal therapy (RCT), but if the infection is so severe that antibiotics or RCT do not cure it, extraction may be needed to prevent the spread of infection.
Periodontal disease — an infection of the tissues and bones that surround and support the teeth — have caused loosening of the teeth, it may be necessary to the pull the tooth or teeth.
Ridge Preservation (Bone Grafting)
When you need to have a tooth or teeth extracted—whether it be due to decay, abscess, gum disease or injury—it is usually in your best interest to do so in a manner which preserves as much of your underlying jawbone as possible. From the time the teeth are removed, significant degeneration of the surrounding bone begins to take place.
To minimize the rapid shrinking of bone, a bone graft can be placed in the socket at the time of tooth removal. This type of bone graft is straightforward and produces little or no discomfort. A ridge preservation bone graft can often prevent the need for major bone grafting later on.
Invisalign® straightens your teeth using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. They gradually and gently shift your teeth into place.
THE CLEAR ALTERNATIVE TO BRACES
Invisalign aligners are made of a virtually invisible plastic. In fact, you’ll be surprised to find out how many people won’t even notice you’re going through treatment. That means not having to feel self-conscious about how you look. One thing people may notice, however, is that you’re starting to smile a whole lot more.
With Invisalign smooth, comfortable aligners, there are no irritating brackets or wires to worry about and no food restrictions that will change your eating habits. Plus with fewer doctor visits, Invisalign fits conveniently into your busy lifestyle.
Invisalign treatment not only straightens your teeth, it allows you to continue to brush and floss as normal since the aligners are removable. As you know, having straight teeth can not only affect your oral health, it can impact your professional and social life as well.