Our family-oriented practice is focused on creating healthy, beautiful smiles while caring for your family's overall oral health, comfort and well-being. We can serve every age and most dental needs in-office, including minimally invasive and preventative child dentistry.
Palmquist Dental does our best to ensure your dentist office visits are as enjoyable as possible. We offer a full menu of services, including routine dental examinations and cleanings, cosmetic dentistry such as teeth whitening, restorative services such as crowns, bridges, and implants, in addition to:
Read on to learn more about the services our Watertown family dentist offers!
Set up your child for a lifetime of happy and healthy smiles by establishing routine dental care! Our experienced and patient team is happy to teach your child proper dental care, how to detect cavities, and address other oral conditions. The first "regular" dental visit should be just after your child’s 3rd birthday.
It's important to motivate them to practice proper oral hygiene so they can avoid invasive dental procedures in the future.
Our goal is to provide the most stress-free experience possible to all young patients and help ease anxiety about any dental checkup.
You can avoid unnecessary pain and expensive restorative procedures when you give your dental health regular attention. Ongoing dental hygiene at home is important, as well as regular 6-month exams, professional cleanings, oral cancer screenings, cavity prevention with dental sealants and more.
Our Watertown dentist and hygienists provide tips unique to your dental needs and ensure you’re on track to excellent long-term dental health. By monitoring and tracking your oral health, Palmquist Dental can diagnose and treat small dental issues before they become big, expensive complications in the future. We can spot dental problems early, preventing larger and more costly ones in the future.
Periodontal disease (gum disease) is one of the most common reasons adults lose their teeth, as if often goes undiagnosed. Gum disease is caused by your body’s response to a bacterial infection in the gum tissue and ligament space around the teeth, eventually causing loss of ligament and bone supporting the teeth. A secondary affect of gum disease—this bacteria gets into your blood stream, and works its way to your heart. This is why it's required for heart surgeons to receive an "ok" from your dentist before heart operations.
Your overall health is tied into your oral health—if you have an unhealthy mouth, you're at risk for developing serious illnesses like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.
Improving your oral health can reduce your risk for future illness, minimize the negative impact a current illness has on your body, lessen the amount of medication you need, and in some cases, reverse your illness entirely.
A root canal removes the inflamed or diseased nerve inside the tooth and disinfects the inside of the tooth. It is then sealed internally against future infections, saving it from extraction.
Advantages of root canal treatment from Palmquist Dental is our on-staff root canal specialist and our ability to offer IV sedation; patients anxious of a root canal procedure can choose to sleep through the entire thing! You can expect a painless appointment that takes the same amount of time as a simple filling. We also perform a 3D x-ray to make sure all canal issues are addressed.
If you are experiencing severe localized pain in a tooth, prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold, sensitivity to touch and chewing, discoloration, or tenderness in nearby bone and gum tissues, you may have a tooth that needs a root canal.
Saving one (or more) of your teeth is an investment in both time and money; if you’re looking for peace of mind, knowing you’re getting the best possible care during this process, check out our standards of care below.
We take a small, high-resolution 3-D image of all teeth needing root canal therapy PRIOR to starting a root canal so that nothing is missed. A missed canal can cause a root canal-treated tooth to need further treatment, usually by a specialist. If you’re getting a root canal done, we highly advise that this imaging is completed, especially if your provider hasn’t had post-graduate residency training at locating hidden canals in posterior teeth.
Our Board Certified Endodontist, Dr. Palmquist, uses a dental microscope to complete your root canal in a fraction of the time it would take the average general dentist. This allows you to get high-quality specialist care in the same office where you get your teeth cleaned. And most importantly, the procedure is painless.
Teeth are small, but the canals within the tooth are even smaller. The use of a Global Dental Microscope in our office by our endodontist vastly shortens treatment time and allows him to visualize the inside of each root, making sure nothing is missed.
If you simply want to sleep through your root canal, or require more than one root canal in one appointment, IV Sedation is an incredibly reliable way to experience a root canal that is pain-free and memory-free every single time. Go to sleep and wake up after the root canal is completed!
If you need more than one root canal completed, they can ALL be completed in one short appointment. Why drag it out to several appointments?
Other than missed canals, root canals can fail due to poor seal in the top of the tooth, or a tooth fracture. The best way to prevent this is by immediately rebuilding the tooth with a new core, then placing a crown on the tooth before you leave the office. We offer immediate crown fabrication chairside after your root canal is completed, with no temporaries and no need for a second trip to the dentist. Walk out of the office with the root canal completed and the permanent crown cemented on it!
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Palmquist Dental provides comprehensive dental care as well as in-office dental surgery using sedation. Our Watertown dentist clinic aims to make every appointment comfortable, safe and affordable.
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