Preventive Dentistry in Tucson

Dr. Carson is a teacher and is passionate about helping people start with prevention first. He and his team work with you to develop a program to prevent damage and to make sure that you have a plan that will fit your lifestyle. It’s important to note that good oral health starts at a very young age. Dr. Carson teaches all his patients about good oral hygiene and encourages them to take care of their smile now so that it will not be a health problem as they get older. Poor oral health can affect an adult’s overall health picture. Don’t wait! Start getting a healthy smile today!

Gum Treatment & Periodontal Disease

You may not realize it, but most Americans experience some form of periodontal disease in their lifetime. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease or gingivitis, is an infection of the supportive tissues of the mouth due to toxic bacteria found in plaque.

Teeth Cleaning & Exams

Maintaining good oral hygiene is more than brushing and flossing your teeth. It involves caring for your gums and maintaining regular dental appointments as well.

During your first visit, Dr. Carson and the hygienist will examine your teeth and gums to evaluate your oral health. From this initial examination, we will develop a plan to help you maintain your oral health for the rest of your life.

Dental Sealants

Dr. Carson uses sealants to help prevent tooth decay. Dental sealants are a great preventive treatment that uses a thin resin coating that is applied to the grooves of the teeth to help protect them from decay. Sealants protect teeth by keeping food particles and bacteria out of these grooves which helps to protect the teeth from decay.

Sports Guards

Mouthguards protect the upper and lower teeth from potentially damaging blows and minimize the risk of injuries to the tongue, lips and cheek lining.

Digital Radiography

Experience this innovative technological advancement providing you with higher quality pictures and increased safety from the reduction in radiation exposure. Unlike traditional, film-based radiographs, digital x-rays allow you to see your teeth in more detail and can be saved in the Dr. Carson’s system for future reference and better dental records. Because digital radiographs are very efficient, you enjoy a more comfortable visit with less waiting and faster treatment.

Oral Cancer Screening

Dr. Carson and his hygienist perform a oral cancer screening on a regular basis.

Treatment for Tooth Sensitivity

Do you experience sensitivity when drinking something cold? What about cold air? What about when eating or drinking hot things? If so there are many treatments for tooth sensitivity depending on the cause or reason for the sensitivity. Let Dr. Carson evaluate your sensitivity and determine the best treatment for you..



Keeping Our Patients Safe and Healthy at John R. Carson D.D.S., P.C.

Dear Patients,

As all of you know, our vision here at John R. Carson D.D.S., P.C. is to partner with patients to achieve the best for their long-term oral and overall health. We are honored to serve you. In light of current coronavirus/COVID-19 concerns affecting the world and an order from the Arizona Governor we, like all dental offices in Arizona, are closed for anything other than dental emergencies until April 3rd.

If you have a dental emergency, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are committed now and always to your needs.

The offices of John R. Carson D.D.S., P.C. continues to employ the most up-to-date infection control procedures and our record proves that they work really well! Rest assured that the infection control and standard precautions that we always employed are excellent deterrents to COVID-19 and every other virus. In addition to the routine steps we take, we are being even more vigilant of all the areas in the office. Surfaces in the reception area, front desk area, consultation area and restroom, which would normally be cleaned and disinfected daily, are now being disinfected throughout the day. Hand sanitizer is readily available in all areas of the practice for your use.

During this confusing and stressful time, staying healthy helps you fight off any challenge! Know that we take our role as your healthcare partner very seriously and are here to help! For the latest information and guidance, please refer to the CDC’s COVID-19 situation webpage, the Department of Public Health website, or ADA.

Stay safe and healthy—we look forward to seeing you soon.