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General Dentistry

Family Dentistry

We understand that every stage of life presents unique oral health needs, and we are prepared to meet those needs with effective and advanced treatment. Meanwhile, by treating your entire family, we can gain a better understanding of your oral health needs and provide the best possible care.

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Pediatric Dentistry

Drs. Thor G. Thorson and Stephen S. Garner both have kids of their own, so they understand how to help children feel comfortable under our care. We will take the time to get to know your children and earn their trust. We want your kids to experience a lifetime of excellent oral health.

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Preventive Dentistry

At your six-month checkup, the dentist will perform an exam of your teeth and gums. We recommend patients schedule exams twice per year. Fluoride and sealants are available to further protect your teeth from decay. We also conduct oral cancer screenings for adult patients.

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Root Canal Therapy

We provide root canal therapy to address advanced tooth decay or trauma. This treatment eliminates painful symptoms and the need for extraction. We use sedation and local anesthetics to minimize discomfort. We also provide same-day crowns so we can restore your tooth in one visit.

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Periodontal Care

We offer a variety of treatments to restore periodontal health, including full mouth debridement, scaling and root planing, and laser gingivectomy. Debridement and scaling and root planing can eliminate large deposits of plaque and tartar, which can cause gum disease. 

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When a tooth is lost or requires extraction, dental implants are often the best means of replacing the tooth. They specifically replace tooth roots to provide outstanding support for crowns and dentures. Implants are the only treatment that can halt the jaw atrophy that follows tooth loss.

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Custom Athletic Mouthguards

Compared with standard “boil and bite” guards, a custom mouthguard is more comfortable, less bulky, and offers unparalleled protection for your teeth, cheeks, tongue, and lips. For Yuma-area high school students, we offer custom mouthguards for a reduced fee of $25.

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Gila Ridge Dental is amazing! The staff is exceptionally friendly and welcoming. Dr. Garner is a wonderful dentist. He spends lots of time with his patients making sure that all questions are answered and everything is explained. My kids love him and can't wait to visit the dentist office! Rachel

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