At the Parker Dental Group, we utilize today’s most powerful and effective dentistry tools

As the Zanesville Ohio’s area’s leading family, cosmetic and implant dentistry practice, our patients have come to expect excellent care in a warm, friendly office environment. With a highly trained staff, we offer 24/7 emergency dental service to any established patient. Day or Night, Rain or Shine we are here for all your dental needs. Our office has been in practice for over 35 years, providing a full array of dental services using a combination of expertise and technology. Schedule an appointment and find out why individuals from Columbus to Cambridge trust our quality dentistry care at a fair price. With affordable treatment options, the Parker Dental Group is your one stop shop for all your dental needs.

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Cone Beam CT (CBCT) Imaging

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is one of the many advanced tools used at the Parker Dental Group. The CBCT allows us a greater understanding of our patients and moving imaging beyond pure diagnosis to include planned treatment simulations and image guided treatments. 3D imaging greatly improves our doctor’s abilities to accurately diagnose any dental condition. The detailed diagnostic images that CBCT provides have made it an essential tool in many dental specialties. But, as with any diagnostic tool that uses radiation, the medical benefits offered must be weighed against the (small) potential risks of the procedure.

Where Cone Beam CT Is Used

The ability to see fine anatomical structures in 3-D has proven invaluable in treating conditions in many areas of dentistry.

  • Orthodontics: Having accurate information on the position of teeth and jaws helps determine exactly how and where teeth should be moved.
  • Dental implants: Detailed CBCT images are used to determine the optimum location for the titanium implants while avoiding nerves, sinuses and areas of low bone density.
  • Orthognathic Jaw Surgery and Temporo-mandibular Joint (TMJ) Disease: Patients benefit when the specialists who treat these conditions can evaluate their anatomy with the three-dimensional perspective that cone beam CT provides.
  • Oral Surgery: Treatment for tumors or impacted teeth is aided by the level of fine detail shown in these scans.
  • Endodontics: Dentists performing intricate procedures (like complex root canals, for example) can benefit from a clearer visualization of the tooth's anatomy.
  • Sleep Apnea: Imaging the tissues and structures of the nose, mouth and throat can aid in diagnosis and treatment of this dangerous condition.

Could Cone Beam CT Benefit You?

Each patient's situation is different, and must be carefully considered by a clinical professional before any test or procedure is performed. While CBCT delivers a smaller dose of radiation (X-rays) than many other diagnostic tests, it still carries a small risk — particularly for younger patients, or those with other health problems. As is the case for any medical procedure, all risks, benefits and alternatives are taken into account before the procedure is recommended.

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Digital X-rays

The Parker Dental Group has an Instramentarium Op300 CBCT/Panoramic x-ray machine, which means you won’t have to travel to a new office just to get special dental photos. Dexis digital x-ray sensors provide superior image quality, which improves our ability to diagnose and treat existing problems.

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Intraoral Cameras

The Parker Dental Group utilizing a special camera designed for dental photos, which leverages the power of full motion video with the ease of USB technology. This lets the dentist view difficult-to-see areas of the mouth quickly, easily and conveniently.

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Laser Dentistry

The AMD Picasso diode laser helps the dentist cut and treat soft oral tissue efficiently. It also speeds patient healing time, and it’s an effective tool in the treatment of periodontal and endodontic procedures.

Camlog Guided Implant Surgery and Anatomage digital implant placement software helps the dentist plan and execute this important dental procedure smoothly and accurately. Guided implant surgery, as provided by the Parker Dental Group, improves patient outcomes with better precision and predictability.

Call the Parker Dental Group for a consultation, and let our staff and dentist demonstrate our unappalled care through our cutting-edge technologies. From fitting the perfect crown to providing outstanding preventive dental care with the latest x-ray technology, The Parker Dental Group is your source for quality dental care.

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Sedation Dentistry

Whatever your individual level of anxiety may be, our office is committed to making sure that your visit is as comfortable, quick and easy as possible. There are many solutions for dental anxiety, and we are ready to help.

3 Levels of Sedation

Nitrous Oxide

Also commonly referred to as “laughing gas”, this method is ideal for those requiring quick recovery following a procedure. Nitrous oxide can be administered and quickly flushed out by oxygen within minutes. Nitrous oxide is FREE for all patients during operative produces. Following a nitrous oxide treatment, the patient will be as alert and bright-eyed as upon arrival. Nitrous oxide sedation is extremely safe and works great for both kids and adults.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation dentistry comprises of a tiny pill(s), which is safe and will allow you to undergo multiple procedures at once, and you won’t even know you went to the dentist! These tiny pills calm all nerves and takes you into a twilight sedated state. While you’re sedated, our team of dentists performs your procedures. When you “wake up” you’re back home and comfortable. It’s that simple! All we request is the patient to have a driver on the day of the procedure. As with the nitrous, oral sedation at our office is FREE of charge. A prescription will be given to the patient and he or she can have it conveniently filled at a pharmacy of their choice, usually covered under their medical insurance.

IV Sedation

The most comprehensive – and safest – sedation procedure. By having direct access to your circulatory system, we can take you to a deeper level of sedation by using modern sedation medications, such as Versed, Fentanyl, and Toradol, etc. Your blood pressure, heart rate, and the amount of oxygen in your blood are continuously monitored by the Parker Dental Group team.

Here are a few popular methods for easing anxiety in the dental office

  • Communication : Informing us as to what you are afraid of is a great place to start. Often we can quell a fear simply by giving you correct or updated information. We will always keep you informed before, during and after your procedure, making sure that you understand what is going on and why we are doing it.
  • Calming Techniques : Many patients find it helpful to practice controlled breathing or to find distraction inside the room.
  • Listening to Music : With most procedures, the use of personal headphones and music is allowed. This is a great way to keep calm and pass the time while in the chair.
  • Oral Sedation/IV Sedation : Depending on the nature of your procedure, various types of sedation may be available to you including oral sedation.
  • Taking Breaks : Let us know if you would like to take a short break during your treatment by signaling with your left hand.

Sedation dentistry is also a great option for the elderly, the disabled, or simply- the fearful!

Sedation Dentistry for the Fearful

Dental phobia is a real, often overwhelming reality for thousands of people. Negative previous dental experiences, fear of needles or drills, and severe gag reflexes are just some of the reasons people feel extreme anxiety when thinking about visiting the dentist.

If you suffer from dental phobia- fear no more! At the Parker Dental group, we are committed to understanding the very real nature of your fears. Not only will our staff treat you with delicacy and care, our sedation options will allow you to experience dentistry in a whole new way.