I’m a nurse, and I worked for Dr. Toal as a temporary staff member. When my sister needed dental care, I immediately referred her to Dr. Toal. Going to the dentist can be extremely traumatic, but not if you are a patient at the Center for Dental Rehabilitation. I have never worked for a more kind and compassionate dentist than Dr. Toal.
Dr. Toal really listens. She takes the necessary time to let patients adapt to being in the dentist’s chair. She interacts so beautifully with the families. In her case, this is extremely important, because she specializes in difficult cases. Her patients come in with phobias or serious medical issues, and Dr. Toal handles each case with patience and compassion. As a nurse, I notice things that others might not, and I appreciate what I see. She thoroughly interviews her patients and collaborates with their doctors — Dr. Toal knows her patients’ charts and understands potential issues.
When the procedure is over, Dr. Toal consults with the patient and their family. She reviews all that occurred and describes the future plan for their care. Because many of her patients travel from other areas in and outside of Arizona, she provides alternatives and excellent resources.
I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Toal and the Center for Dental Rehabilitation.
Marie Murray, RN, MSN-Ed, CCRN
We believe in whole mouth care. We'll eliminate pain and infection in just a few visits, and send you home with a beautiful smile.
We do things a little differently.
Here at the Center for Dental Rehabilitation, we believe in treating the mouth as a single organism. What does that mean for you? We’re absolutely committed to clearing your mouth of all infection — in as few visits as possible. We don’t believe in high-volume dentistry. We believe that we have an obligation to you, our client, to restore your dental health as quickly, painlessly, and permanently as possible.
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A Clean Mouth is a Happy Mouth
Many of our clients — whether from fear of the dentist or physical limitations — have gone far too long without regular dental care.
At the Center for Dental Rehabilitation, we understand that while regular checkups and professional cleanings may be routine, they can still be a major source of stress and anxiety to patients who suffer from dental phobia. During your consultation, before anyone touches your mouth, we are happy to discuss the various types of sedation dentistry that we offer. Even mild sedation can help you feel more comfortable during your visit.
The best way to avoid lengthy dental procedures is, of course, regular cleanings and dental checkups, but these aren’t always possible for every segment of the population. If you or a loved one have gone longer than you should between dental visits, please don’t feel self-conscious, embarrassed, or ashamed. We understand. We specialize in difficult cases. When you come for your initial consultation, or as a new patient for a cleaning, we’ll make the process as stress-free as possible.
First, we’ll look in your mouth (and when we say look, that’s what we mean — no one will place a tool in your mouth without consent). Next, if your health allows and if you’re amenable, we will take radiographs to check for infection and decay. If any dental problems are discovered, we will work together to develop a comprehensive dental plan that will clear infection, restore your health, and enhance your smile in as few visits as possible.
Elimination and Prevention of Pain
Dental pain can lead to isolation, malnutrition, and often indicates serious infection. If left untreated, the infection can spread to other organs.
Many of our clients are brought to us by their caretakers. Dental pain disproportionately affects the elderly, the medically compromised, and those with developmental disabilities. Often the first sign of lingering dental pain is a refusal to eat. We’ll care for your loved ones as we care for our own.
To learn more about sedation dentistry in Phoenix, Glendale, Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, and the surrounding Arizona area, please call our office to schedule your consultation.
Whole Mouth Care
Caring for oral inflammation and customizing dental implants used to require a handful of visits with a patient.
Because many of our patients require hospital dentistry — a fully anesthetized experience provided by a board-certified medical anesthesiologist — we take extra care to make sure your dental implants fit right the first time. To this end, we work closely with LaFayette Dental Laboratory to ensure a perfect fit.
If you need sedation to visit the dentist, you are not alone. We are the leading sedation dentistry team in Phoenix, AZ, and the surrounding area.
Eliminating Infection, Preserving Teeth, Boosting Confidence
Our first priority is to eliminate infection. Our second priority is to preserve natural teeth whenever possible. Our third priority is to give you a smile that you’re proud to share.
Many of our clients come to us because they’ve been turned away by other dentists. Some of our clients are unable to communicate verbally. They’ve experienced a kind of dentistry that we don’t condone, whereby damaged and infected teeth have been removed rather than repaired. Sometimes there’s no other option than to pull a natural tooth, but it should never happen for the provider’s convenience, or because a patient is unable to cooperate during an appointment. For these patients, we offer full sedation.
Oral Sedation, IV Sedation, or General Anesthesia
More than anything else, Sedation Dentistry is what sets us apart. We partner with board-certified medical anesthesiologists, just like you’d have in a hospital operating room.
We partner with medical anesthesiologists for your safety. At no time during any procedure should an anesthesiologist’s attention be anywhere but on your vital statistics. Likewise, the dentist’s focus should remain in your mouth. Our highly-trained team works expediently to limit the length of time our patients need to be sedated.
What to Expect
After an initial examination, Dr. Toal will recommend a thorough treatment plan to clear all infection and eliminate pain. Below are brief descriptions of typical dental procedures. These descriptions are for educational purposes only, and our services are not limited to the items listed below.
To repair damage and remove decay and infection, we may suggest a direct dental restoration (such as a filling), or an indirect dental restoration (like a crown). Regardless of the recommended restorations, sedation dentistry can be arranged for patients who are unable to tolerate a traditional dentist visit.
Teeth that are damaged beyond what a filling can repair may benefit from a dental crown. A crown is created to resemble your natural teeth. Designed as a lasting solution, your crown will be fitted over the damaged tooth and will cover the gum line.
Dental crowns are customized to match the color, shape, and size of your teeth. Different materials are available, depending on your individual needs.
A dental bridge is a non-removable (or fixed) dental appliance attached to your existing (natural) teeth that serves to replace a missing tooth or series of teeth. Designed to last more than a decade, a dental bridge can help restore your smile to its natural beauty.
In addition to the cosmetic benefits, a dental bridge can enhance the ability to eat and chew properly; restore the ability to speak properly; relieve pressure that is put on your bite from missing teeth; and prevent your natural teeth from shifting. Depending on your needs, we may recommend a dental crown or an implant to anchor the bridge.
Dental bonding is used to reduce gaps between two teeth, to improve the appearance of teeth that are chipped or discolored, or to cover certain types of fillings. Dental bonding is a quick way to improve the appearance of your smile. Unlike porcelain veneers, which are created in our laboratory, dental bonding is achieved by painting a liquid resin directly onto the surface of the teeth. Dr. Toal then contours and polishes the resin so the tooth resembles those around it.
Because dental bonding can be completed in a single office visit, many of our patients choose to combine this treatment with other dental procedures that require sedation. Wake up with a brand new smile!
When a tooth’s dental pulp, which is the soft layer inside the tooth, becomes infected, you may experience a great deal of pain. Sometimes, the way to alleviate this pain (and clear the underlying infection) is to perform a root canal. Other signs that you may need a root canal include discoloration of the tooth, swollen or tender gums, a persistent pimple on the gum near the painful tooth, or extreme sensitivity to hot or cold.
Thanks to improved technology and the availability of sedation dentistry, root canal therapy at the Center for Dental Rehabilitation can be completely painless. After you are sufficiently anesthetized, Dr. Toal will create an opening in the crown (top) of your tooth. Through this opening, she will remove the diseased pulp, thoroughly clean the area, and fill the canal with a sealant material. This procedure eliminates all pain associated with the infection.
Dr. Toal believes that extractions are a last-resort option. Many times, patients have been referred to our office after their dentists have advised multiple extractions. Dr. Toal often suggests another solution. There are occasions, however, where an extraction is the only option. During these instances, Dr. Toal will provide a treatment plan that includes sedation (if necessary) and a cosmetic replacement for the extracted tooth.
We will never recommend an extraction simply because a patient is uncooperative or unable to communicate.
Porcelain veneers can transform chipped or crooked teeth into a million-dollar smile. Veneers are custom crafted from thin sheets of durable, natural-looking porcelain. Your dental makeover can often be achieved in two visits.
During your first visit, Dr. Toal will take a mold of your existing teeth. She’ll send the measurements and specifications to our laboratory partners, who will then craft your veneers. During your second visit, your veneers will be permanently bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth.
Coffee, tea, blueberry pie, tobacco, certain medications or illnesses, or a genetic predisposition can all affect the brightness of your smile. Fortunately, a white smile can be achieved in about an hour during a visit to the Center for Dental Rehabilitation.
If you prefer to whiten at home, Dr. Toal can provide you with a profession-grade whitening kit. We create a mold to perfectly fit your teeth, and gel to whiten your smile. These kits generally whiten by several shades in just a few days. If you have any questions about the benefits of teeth whitening in Phoenix, Arizona, we invite you to contact us today.