Are you looking for a reliable dentist in the Mesa, AZ area? Dr. Hatch is an experienced dentist who values his patients and is dedicated to providing them with the highest level of care.
When a patient has healthy teeth and gums, they’re likely to feel better and happier than people who have an unhealthy mouth. Studies have found that bad dental health can lead to a higher risk of a heart attack or stroke. A healthy smile looks better as well, which helps boost confidence and happiness in our patients. Dr. Hatch offers a variety of services to ensure his patients maintain healthy teeth and live happy lives.
Oral Hygiene & Dental Cleaning Appointments
Visiting the dentist is a great way to maintain proper oral health and prevent tooth decay and diseases. While you may feel you can clean your teeth thoroughly at home, we suggest coming into our office biannually to have your teeth professionally cleaned.
During these oral hygiene appointments, Dr. Hatch will polish and floss your teeth in order to completely remove plaque. He’ll also assess your teeth and gums using x-rays to ensure there are no signs of decay or gum disease. If you have any concerns about your oral health or you’re curious about our other services, this would be a good time to talk to Dr. Hatch about these things.
Preventive care is the most important part for maintaining healthy teeth and gums, which is why Dr. Hatch offers dental sealants. During this preventive service, Dr. Hatch places a thin plastic coating, otherwise called sealants, onto your teeth to protect them from bacteria. Sealants are primarily placed on your back molars due to the fact that these teeth are used most frequently to chew food.
Both adults and children can receive sealants, and it’s recommended that children receive sealants as early as six years old in order to protect their teeth from cavities. Sealants prevent decay and save money down the road.
TMJ/TMD Treatment with Botox
If you experience jaw pain, earaches, or stiff jaw muscles, you may be suffering from TMJ disorder. The TMJ, temporomandibular joint, can be injured from teeth grinding, alignment issues, or arthritis which can cause pain and lead to temporomandibular disorder (TMD).
TMD is a painful condition that requires professional treatment, and Dr. Hatch is ready to help. Here at Arizona Dental heights, we offer Botox as an effective way to treat TMD. Botox, a neurotoxic protein produced by Clostridium botulinum, eliminates the pain caused by this condition and can even correct negative jaw movement.
Root Canal Therapy
When teeth aren’t properly cared for, bacteria can build up and cause decay. If the tooth decay becomes severe, the pulp or root of the tooth can be affected. Once this happens, Dr. Hatch may recommend root canal therapy.
During a root canal procedure, your tooth will be numbed to ensure you don’t feel any pain. Once numbed, Dr. Hatch removes the infected nerve and pulp from the tooth. In order to protect the tooth from further decay, it’s filled with a sealant and covered with a dental crown.