Dental Clinic

Dental Clinic

Dental Mission Statement: Nihilniliigo - To provide the highest quality oral healthcare in a compassionate environment, upholding Hozho for our community.

At TMC Dental, we have everything you need to keep your smile healthy and comfortable. We believe in service and provide the very best care for our community to improve and maintain excellent oral health.

We appreciate the trust you have placed in us; our primary concern is the dental health of you and your family. Our dentists, along with our trained support staff, work diligently to make sure that every visit to our dental department is a pleasant one.

We want you to have a happy, healthy, and beautiful smile. Our doctors focus on preventive care, so you can keep your oral health in excellent condition.

Everyone on our team is experienced, attentive, and passionate about delivering the best care. We’re also personable and friendly. We enjoy getting to know patients personally, building lasting relationships.

Our Featured Services

  • Complete exams, x-rays, and cleaning.
  • Fillings, root canals, and extractions.
  • Deep teeth cleaning.
  • Crowns, bridges, full and partial dentures (under qualifying patients).

Services

  • Wisdom Teeth Removal

    Contrary to popular belief, not all wisdom teeth need to be removed. We take digital x-rays to check on the health before even considering wisdom teeth extraction. In fact, some people keep their wisdom teeth their entire lives without any issues. They even use their wisdom teeth to help them chew food. But when there are cavities present, infection, or gum inflammation it may be best to choose to have your wisdom teeth removed.

  • Tooth Extraction

    A tooth extraction will put an end to your pain. Getting a tooth pulled can be a painless procedure. Also contrary to popular belief, dentists do not actually “pull teeth.” The tooth is gently nudged with pressure, the ligaments holding the tooth in place give up and the tooth comes out automatically. Most people have minimal discomfort following the procedure. Every person is unique, therefore everyone responds differently to a tooth extraction. Since the bone supporting upper molars is soft, there’s generally minimal discomfort associated with an upper molar removal. The bone supporting lower wisdom teeth and molars is very dense and it is common for people to experience some pain and discomfort for several days following lower wisdom teeth removal. Pain medications will be provided to alleviate some of the discomfort when you have a tooth pulled.

  • Root Canals

    A root canal procedure requires one or more appointments and can be performed by a dentist or endodontist (a root canal specialist). After treatment, your tooth may still be sensitive, but this will subside as the inflammation diminishes and the tooth has healed. You will be given care instructions after each appointment. Good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your root canal treatment.

  • Outstanding Children’s Dentistry

    There is no need to tote your kids all over different towns. Dr. Sato and Dr. Ruck have many years of experience working with children. They take children’s dental care seriously, but also makes it a fun experience for your children. By creating a positive first impression with dentistry for your child, we can set up a healthy foundation for their precious smile.

    We offer all types of children's dentistry including:

  • Your child’s first dental visit.
  • Hygiene instruction for parents and kids.
  • Dental exams and cleanings.
  • Sealants and fluoride treatments.
  • Fillings and crowns.
  • Growth and development evaluation.

Policies

    Patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to provide informed consent before any dental treatment will be rendered. Other persons (including older brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc) are only considered to be the guardian of the minor when they have presented legal documents to that effect which are filed in the patient’s medical record by patient registration staff.

    For safety reasons, children may not accompany a patient into the clinic for the purpose of "babysitting" during the treatment of the patient. Dental staff are not permitted to provide child care. If the patient is not able to leave the children in the waiting room (where they must be supervised by an adult, other than a member of the dental staff), then the appointment will be cancelled and the patient will be requested to make other arrangements for the children before the appointment will be rescheduled.