General Dentistry

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Comprehensive Evaluation / Oral Examination

An oral examination is a direct observation of the mouth, head , and neck, performed to identify anomalies. Radiographs allow a more detailed inspection to help the dentist diagnose cavities, issues with current dental restorations, recession of the gum and bone, or any irregular symptoms in the region of the jaw, head and neck.

Cleaning Systems

The removal of dental plaque and tartar (calculus) from the teeth is a dental cleaning operation, also known as oral prophylaxis. To gently clear these deposits without damaging the teeth, advanced tools are used. Firstly, to loosen bigger bits of tartar, an ultrasonic system that produces vibrations and is cooled by water is used. Next, hand devices are used to scrape finer deposits manually to smooth the surfaces of the teeth. When tartar and plaque have been removed on all the tooth surfaces, the teeth are polished.

Custom Mouth Guards

When exercising and playing, certain sports involve competitors wear a mouth guard to protect their teeth. The mouth guard, commonly used in contact sports, protects the gums and teeth to shield the tongue, gums, teeth, and arches. The extent of dental injury may be minimized with a correctly fitted mouth guard.

Root Canal Therapy

When disease has entered the nerve of the tooth or the tooth has been contaminated, root canals are more frequently essential. Infected or inflamed pulp is drained from the tooth chamber while root canal treatment is done. Prior to being filled and secured, the interior of the tooth is then washed and disinfected to reduce the risk of potential contamination. The tooth is preserved with a dental crown or lining to secure the tooth and regain natural tooth operation shortly after the root canal is carried out.


There might be a need to cut a tooth that can not be preserved through restorative procedures. Before the tooth is extracted, anesthesia can numb the area. With a soft rocking shift, the tooth is loosened from the jawbone and underlying ligaments and tissues. It is softly extracted until it is loose. Stitches should be required after a tooth has been extracted.

Doctors Matthew D. Holley and Graham Mullins

Holley Dental Group

Drs. Matthew D. Holley and Graham Mullins treat patients of all ages in Prattville, AL. Both of our dentists are members of the American Dental Association. Our patients recommend us for:

You can request an appointment by contacting us online or by calling us at (334) 358-4848.

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