Spokane Dentist - Dr. Andrew Biggs

Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in North Spokane, Washington

For excellent family and general dentistry in Spokane, contact Andrew Biggs, D.M.D.

Andrew T. Biggs, D.M.D.
1625 W. Francis
Spokane, Washington 99205

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Phone: 509-326-2621
Fax: 509-325-5796

Comprehensive General and Family Dentistry in Spokane

At our general and family dentistry practice in Spokane, we strive to help our patients become independently healthy. This commitment means that we will work with you and your family to maintain your oral health and to preserve your natural teeth for your entire life.

On your first visit to our office in North Spokane, you will meet with Dr. Andrew Biggs to discuss your complete medical and dental history. Dr. Biggs will then conduct a thorough examination of your mouth, during which he will request only the x-rays he considers necessary, many of which he can take with state-of-the-art digital x-ray technology. Dr. Biggs can also use the high-tech DIAGNOdent® system to show you any damage or problems he may encounter during this examination.

After your examination, Dr. Biggs will work with you to formulate a treatment plan that will address your dental needs in the fewest visits possible. He will also discuss with you the proper ways to care for your teeth and gums at home. If you are considering any cosmetic or restorative dentistry procedures, Dr. Biggs can use digital dental imaging to show you how your smile will look after such procedures as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, or even dental implants and stem cell collection. Using all of these methods together, Dr. Biggs and his general and family dentistry staff in Spokane can help you protect and perfect your smile.

Preventive Care: Maintain Your Teeth for Life

Although Dr. Andrew Biggs is accomplished in implant dentistry and other restorative dentistry procedures, his primary goal is to avoid the necessity of any dental restorations by helping his patients protect and preserve their natural teeth. This goal is accomplished via a combination of vigilant care by Dr. Biggs and thorough home-care by the patients themselves. Dr. Biggs and his team stress the importance of preventive dental care by educating their general and family dentistry patients in Spokane on the proper ways to maintain oral health at home. This education includes an explanation of the proper way to brush and floss, as well as advice on the most effective home-care products, including toothbrushes, toothpastes, and rinses.

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Many patients are unaware of how much the condition of the teeth, gums, and mouth affects the whole body. In fact, oral health is so crucial to overall health that certain periodontal diseases have been linked to such serious health threats as heart disease and even some forms of cancer. Because of these links, Dr. Andrew Biggs and his team of hygienists stay vigilant in their fight against gum (periodontal) disease. At his general and family dentistry practice in Spokane, Dr. Biggs uses Arestin® to treat gum disease by reducing bacteria growth, bleeding, and inflammation in the gums. If your gums are tender, swollen, bleeding, or otherwise unhealthy in appearance, you may be at risk for tooth or even bone loss. Contact Dr. Andrew Biggs for a periodontal consultation today. He can help arrest the damage caused by gum disease and aid you in preventing such problems in the future.

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Endodontics and Oral Surgery

Unlike many dentists who must refer patients in need of root canals, extractions, or oral surgery to nearby specialists, Dr. Andrew Biggs is able to complete many of these procedures right there at his general dentistry office in Spokane. This versatility allows our patients to relax in our comfortable and familiar atmosphere, take advantage of such anxiety-reducing aids as profound anesthesia, and receive any endodontic (root canal) or oral surgery procedure they require without the hassle, time, and expense of traveling to another office.

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Stem Cells in Teeth are the Best to Use!

Stem cells are unique in that they are the only cells in our body that can regenerate. Certain types of stem cells have the ability to 'differentiate.' This allows stem cells to turn into a broad range of specialized tissue types. This means that stem cells can regenerate organs, tissues, bones and much more. As a result, we are witnessing stem cell therapies being developed to treat disease and trauma such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, diabetes, MS, arthritis, heart disease, spinal cord injuries, joint replacement, genetic diseases and many more.

Did you know that there are powerful stem cells in your teeth?

The stem cells that exist in teeth are very compelling for a number of reasons:

  • They are 'plastic', meaning they can differentiate into other types of tissue such as muscle, neurons, bone, insulin producing pancreatic beta cells, etiepithelia skin and cartilage to name a few. This means they could potentially be used to treat a wide range of disease and injury.
  • Virtually no chance of rejection - Saving your own stem cells from your teeth, otherwise known as your own autologous tissue, means that once they are reintroduced into the body during a treatment, they will not be rejected as foreign tissue as the body recognizes them as their own. Reintroducing your own tissue during treatment virtually eliminates the chance of rejection and the need for anti-rejection drugs.
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It is important to note that stem cells age along with the individual. It's one of the reasons we physically grow old - after we reach full adulthood, our stem cells fail to keep up with the degradation our bodies endure over time. Hence, the younger the stem cells, the better. That is why baby teeth are such a great source of stem cells. Recovering stem cells from baby teeth ensures the stem cells are young, strong and vital. Wisdom teeth from young adults also present an excellent opportunity to collect stem cells.

Here at Dr. Biggs office we are working with a program called StemSave. At your request we can preserve you or your child's wisdom teeth and baby teeth and they will be stored for future use to help cure different diseases and heal traumatic injuries. This is very exciting news for the dental and medical community. If you would like to know more, please feel free to ask at your next dental appointment.

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Contact Dr. Andrew Biggs

Dr. Andrew Biggs and his team take pride in providing the most comprehensive and compassionate care possible to each of their patients. If you and your family seek excellent general dentistry in Spokane, contact the office of Dr. Andrew Biggs today to schedule a consultation.