About Our Dental Office
We all work together to create healthy, functional and beautiful smiles for each and every one of our patients. We do everything we can to ensure you have a positive experience at every dental visits.
Experience a unique dental visit in a compassionate, caring and patient-oriented environment. Dr. Walker and his staff are ready to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Our treatment room amenities include blankets, pillows and music. We use digital X-rays, the safest form of radiography available, while you are protected with a lead apron. Dr. Walker uses computer-assisted injection for local anesthesia called The Wand® to alleviate discomfort for our patients. It's just another way Dr. Walker strives to make his patients' dental visits anxiety-free and comfortable!
Dr. Walker wants to ensure your smile is healthy, functional and beautiful. We can improve the look of your smile through teeth whitening. We offer dental veneers to lighten and improve your smile. We offer crowns to cover teeth to restore and strengthen the tooth. Dr. Walker also offers tooth replacement options including implants, fixed bridges and removable bridges, as well as full dentures. Also, we recommend preventive dentistry through dental hygiene visits at least once every six months to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. Dr. Walker is available for consultation to determine your needs to improve, enhance or recreate your smile and boost dental function for a lifetime.
At the Kernersville dental office of Zack Walker, DDS, we offer advanced dentistry services that make use of some of the latest technologies to make your treatment more comfortable and effective. You may not think of technology right away when you think of great dentistry, but these innovative tools allow us to offer care that exceeds even the highest patient expectations. Contact our team to find out more or schedule an appointment with Dr. Walker and his dental team.
Needles may be the only thing patients find scarier than going to the dentist. Whether you already suffer from dental phobia or anxiety, are scared of needles or just want the most comfortable and targeted numbing available, the Wand® allows our team to provide better and more comfortable local anesthesia.
The Wand® looks similar to a pen. You will never see or feel a needle. Instead, you’ll experience gentle, localized numbing. Traditional local anesthesia numbs large sections of the mouth, making it difficult to speak clearly, chew or even breathe for hours after a procedure. The Wand® allows us to numb only the parts of the mouth necessary to perform a procedure. That means you won’t feel anything during your treatments, and you’re able to get back to your daily routine right away. We use the Wand® to make your dentistry experience better, more comfortable and more effective.
Digital X-rays allow us to capture higher resolution images of the underlying structures of patients’ smiles than traditional X-rays without the high levels of radiation, time consuming film development process, or need for lighted X-ray viewing boards. Instead, digital X-rays are quickly captured and available to view right away on our chairside computer monitors. We can examine these X-rays with you as part of your regular checkup, use them to help you understand oral health concerns and partner with you to create a plan for your ongoing oral health care. Unlike the low-quality film images produced by traditional X-ray systems, our Dexis digital X-ray system produces high-definition X-ray images that can be expanded, color coded and otherwise enhanced to make understanding your oral health care needs completely clear.
Oral Conscious Sedation
If you experience dental phobia or anxiety so severe you don’t even want to leave home for your dental appointment, you’re not alone. That’s one of many reasons why oral conscious sedation is so popular. This prescription medication is taken about an hour prior to treatment and starts working before you ever leave home. You’ll need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from our office as the effects of sedation are strong and can last as much as 24 hours following your initial dose. Once you arrive at our office, you’ll already be relaxed, pain-free and ready for treatment. As the name suggests, you’ll remain conscious during the procedure, but most patients don’t remember their visit to our office when the sedation wears off. You should plan to rest for at least 12 hours following your treatment.