6017 45th | Amarillo, Texas 79109 | 806.353.1502

General Dentistry

Eric Crawford, DDS offers a full range of treatment services to meet your basic or advanced dental needs in a caring gentle manner. We accept most insurance as well as Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Care Credit. Click here to be redirected to Care Credit.

Quality and comfort of care is our mission and our top priority. Our experienced staff will provide you caring support and individualized treatments that will make your dental experience comfortable and anxiety free.

Our goal is to help our patients maintain their oral health in maximum comfort, function and esthetics. We appreciate the trust and confidence placed in us to provide dental care and look forward to helping you maintain your dental health.

Below is a list followed by a brief description of some of the services that Dr. Crawford and his staff provide:

Cleaning and Polishing
Periodontal Therapy
Root Canal Therapy
Fillings
Crowns Bridge
Implants
Sedation Dentistry
Sealants

CLEANING AND POLISHING
Dr. Crawford manages the general dentistry needs of his patients by recommending that you come in every six months for a check-up, an oral cancer screening, and teeth cleaning to keep your smile as healthy as possible. During regular check-ups, Dr. Crawford and staff educate patients on the improvement and maintenance of their oral health as well as on the role of oral health in total body health

PERIDONTAL THERAPY>
The health of your teeth is of the utmost importance to us, but did you know that your gums are also greatly impact the overall health of your mouth and entire body? There are many factors that increase your chances of periodontal (gum) disease, from smoking to certain medications, so it is important to see a dentist regularly to assess the state of your gums. In addition to tooth loss, constant infection in your gums can increase your risk for heart attack as well as several other conditions. Dr. Crawford and staff offer several conservative treatments to manage periodontal disease.

ROOT CANAL THERAPY
When the nerve of the tooth dies or becomes infected, root canal therapy is the most effective treatment to save the tooth.

Symptoms:
Sensitive to Hot and Cold
Biting pressure
Throbbing/severe pain
Swelling
Bad Taste in mouth

There are even times you may be unaware of the problem because there are no symptoms at all.

Causes of infection
The nerve of the tooth is soft tissue made of blood vessels and nerves. It becomes infected most commonly due to a deep decay, fracture, or trauma to the tooth. Bacteria enters the inner layers and nerve of the tooth.

Diagnosis and Treatment
We will thoroughly examine your tooth to determine if the nerve is narcrotic. The exam includes a limited number of x-rays and checking the vitality of the tooth with a pulp tester. Also, we may apply cold and heat, tap on the tooth to test for sensitive, or press gently on gums around tooth to check for any pressure or discomfort.

If you have an infected tooth we will discuss with you about root canal therapy and all associated treatment. It is important to properly treat the tooth to keep any infection from spreading into the bone causing a painful abcess.

FILLINGS
Fillings are used to replace missing tooth structure due to trauma or dental decay. Dental amalgam has been used for many years to accomplish this but advancements in dental materials have made it possible to use tooth colored filling materials to match the shade of natural teeth. Dr. Crawford and staff can advise you on the best option for restoring your teeth that are in need of maintenance

CROWNS AND BRIDGES
When a tooth cannot be corrected by a simple filling alone, Dr. Crawford will use crowns, or tooth caps, to protect your natural tooth and preserve its structure. Crowns can be made to look and function like your real teeth.

A bridge is an artificial tooth bonded on each side of a crown. Dr. Crawford uses dental bridges to fill in gaps in teeth.

IMPLANTS
Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth or can be used to secure a partial or complete denture. The process includes placing a titanium implant into the affected area and allowing the implant to integrate into the jaw bone. Implants can be an excellent treatment alternative, Dr. Crawford and staff can advise you on your best treatment options for replacing a missing tooth or teeth

SEDATION DENTISTRY
Dr. Crawford works with a highly qualified Dental Anesthesiologist to manage the dental needs of nervous or phobic patients. Sedation dentistry allows those with special needs to undergo all types of dental procedures comfortably.

SEALANTS
A sealant is a tooth-colored acrylic "coating" painted onto the biting surface of the posterior teeth to prevent decay. This is usually done on children as they begin to develop their permanent teeth. This simple and effective procedure "seals" the deep grooves where decay is most likely to start

Copyright 2016, Eric Crawford, DDS
6017 45th // Amarillo, TX 79109
806.353.1502

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