If you are one of Dr. Axthelm’s patients, please contact our office for an appointment. Dr. Axthelm has retired due to personal reasons and has sent over your records to our office. We are prepared to continue your care. Please reach out with any questions or concerns. Thanks!   – Dr. Graham

SERVING You

 

Your Family | Your Smile | Your Health

It is our mission at Graham Family Dental to provide high quality dentistry for the entire family that is reasonable, individualized, patient-focused, and all with a gentle touch.

How We Can Help

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Maintenance on your teeth is the #1 factor that reduces your chances of developing cavities and issues in your mouth. Your teeth and gums will benefit from the cleaning, and it will lead to a more steady-state in your oral health.

Do you have a wedding coming up? High school prom? Or just simply want a whiter smile? We can provide whitening services that will transform your smile in a short amount of time!

This is the most common type of procedure performed in a dental office because cavities are more common than any other disease in the world! We have options between a white (composite/synthetic) filling or a silver (amalgam) filling.

We offer crowns and bridges in a few different materials, depending on the situation you are in. Crowns help by protecting the tooth from further wear and/or cracking, or it gives you a tooth that you have not been chewing on for a while. Crowns/bridges are also excellent options to restore teeth that have been missing.

 Implants can be used in a variety of different circumstances. There are two parts to a common implant: the implant body and the implant crown (looks like a tooth). If you are interested in an implant, please come in for an evaluation and you may be a candidate for one!

Commonly known as “false teeth”. We can restore a smile with either a full denture or a partial denture. Please ask about all options when you are considering replacing your teeth.

We understand that emergencies come up and we are here to help!

Also known as “thin caps” over your teeth, veneers (similar to crowns) are a type of cosmetic restoration that requires minimal preparation on your teeth with a predictable result.

Wisdom teeth commonly cause more trouble than benefit. They can be misaligned, impacted, or partially impacted and cause mild to severe discomfort. If you suspect that this is the cause of your sensitivity, please come in for an evaluation.

 It is helpful to get multiple professional opinions on treatment, especially when it boils down to a tough decision. We are here to provide a professional opinion and there is no obligation to start treatment until you are ready.

Most people do not know that they clench/grind during the day or night. We provide services to reduce muscle fatigue, unnecessary wear to your teeth, and potentially reduce discomfort in the jaw joint(s).

This service provides relief to a tooth that has been causing sensitivity and discomfort. Using advanced rotary technology, this service can be completed efficiently and predictably with an accurate diagnosis.

Cleanings & Deep Cleanings

Maintenance on your teeth is the #1 factor that reduces your chances of developing cavities and issues in your mouth. Your teeth and gums will benefit from the cleaning, and it will lead to a more steady-state in your oral health.

Whitenings

Do you have a wedding coming up? High school prom? Or just simply want a whiter smile? We can provide whitening services that will transform your smile in a short amount of time!

Fillings

This is the most common type of procedure performed in a dental office because cavities are more common than any other disease in the world! We have options between a white (composite/synthetic) filling or a silver (amalgam) filling.

Crowns & Bridges

We offer crowns and bridges in a few different materials, depending on the situation you are in. Crowns help by protecting the tooth from further wear and/or cracking, or it gives you a tooth that you have not been chewing on for a while. Crowns/bridges are also excellent options to restore teeth that have been missing.

Implants

Implants can be used in a variety of different circumstances. There are two parts to a common implant: the implant body and the implant crown (looks like a tooth). If you are interested in an implant, please come in for an evaluation and you may be a candidate for one!

Dentures & Partials

Commonly known as “false teeth”. We can restore a smile with either a full denture or a partial denture. Please ask about all options when you are considering replacing your teeth. 

Emergency Services 24/7

We understand that emergencies come up and we are here to help!

Veneers

Also known as “thin caps” over your teeth, veneers (similar to crowns) are a type of cosmetic restoration that requires minimal preparation on your teeth with a predictable result.

Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth commonly cause more trouble than benefit. They can be misaligned, impacted, or partially impacted and cause mild to severe discomfort. If you suspect that this is the cause of your sensitivity, please come in for an evaluation.

Second Opinions

It is helpful to get multiple professional opinions on treatment, especially when it boils down to a tough decision. We are here to provide a professional opinion and there is no obligation to start treatment until you are ready.

Clenching & Grinding Therapy

Most people do not know that they clench/grind during the day or night. We provide services to reduce muscle fatigue, unnecessary wear to your teeth, and potentially reduce discomfort in the jaw joint(s).

Root Canals

This service provides relief to a tooth that has been causing sensitivity and discomfort. Using advanced rotary technology, this service can be completed efficiently and predictably with an accurate diagnosis.

Up-To-Date Technology

Graham Family Dental stays on the cutting edge by implementing the best new technologies including a Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), 3D Radiographs, Primescan Intraoral Scanner, Integrated Implant Planning Software, digital radiographs, Soft Tissue Diode Laser, and much more! 

Tyler Graham, D.D.S

Tyler Graham, D.D.S

Tyler Graham grew up in Riverton, WY and enjoyed playing football, basketball, and doing track in high school. He is the middle kid and has an older brother and younger sister. After graduating high school, Tyler attended Central Wyoming College and earned his Associates of Health & Science degree. He then later graduated from the University of Wyoming with his Bachelors of Arts and Science degree, majoring in Physiology. He was accepted into dental school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry and graduated in May of 2020. He met his lovely wife, Lucy, while in dental school and she has a passion for Biomedical Cancer Research and playing the violin. They both moved back to Riverton in June of 2020 and Tyler took over Dr. Guy Menefee’s practice, to which Dr. Menefee still enjoys practicing a couple days a week. When Tyler is not working, he loves to go hunting, ice fishing, camping, farming/harvesting corn in Nebraska, and watching Wyoming Cowboy and Cornhusker football games.

Meet Our Staff

Jane Stanbury

Jane Stanbury

   Dental Assistant

Chrissy Heskett

Chrissy LaMar

    Office Manager

Brittney Lynch

Brittney Lynch

    Dental Hygienist

Taryn Yeates RDH

Taryn Yeates

    Dental Hygienist

Our Vision

It is our vision that our patients will have the freedom to choose a lifetime of optimal dental health. We provide only the highest quality dentistry here at Graham Family Dental and we believe in continuing education that will allow us to practice at the forefront of modern dentistry. It is my personal vision that people will recognize me not only as a healthcare professional, but as a follower of Christ. I use my talents that He has given me to serve my community. I will strive to build a relationship with my patients so that trustworthiness, honesty, and selflessness are the pillars of my professional practice.

Patient Experiences

“Dr. Graham and his staff are friendly, professional and helpful.  I hate going to the dentist but they have helped me to be more at ease when I am there.”

Sarah R.

“I would highly recommend Graham Family Dental.  Dr. Graham was very thorough with his exam and communicated the treatment plan so I could understand exactly what I needed. His whole staff made me feel very comfortable.”

Karen S.

“Thank you to Graham Family Dental for taking such good care of your patients.  My 6-year-old son was very afraid to have his teeth checked and Dr. Graham was so gentle and patient with him.  He had a great first experience!  I will definitely be taking my whole family back.”

Kevin D.

FAQs

What kind of insurance does Graham Family Dental take?
    1. Delta Dental
    2. Blue Cross Blue Shield
    3. Cigna
    4. Aetna
    5. Medicaid
    6. VA Dental Insurance Program
    7. Complimentary submittance of insurance claims of other insurance companies
What payment plans are available to me?
  • Payment in full is expected at the time service is rendered. We accept all forms of payment: Cash, check, debit, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover.  
  • Available office financing – Ask us about our financing options when you come in for your appointment!
How can I prevent getting cavities?
  • Regular cleanings every 6 months is the best way to prevent getting cavities. Each time a cleaning takes place, we recommend getting a boost of extra-strength fluoride on your teeth to make them strong. Toothpaste has a small amount of fluoride in it, but the in-office fluoride is more concentrated. We can professionally apply the fluoride on your teeth and cover every surface effectively.
  • Sealants on baby teeth (and sometimes adult teeth) are a type of non-invasive filling material that can help keep cavities from forming on the teeth.
  • Proper brushing and flossing techniques can help prevent cavities. We will personally show you how to properly brush and floss to minimize the amount of plaque that builds up on your teeth throughout the day.
What is gingivitis?
Gingivitis is a reversible inflammation reaction that is going on next to your tooth. A paralleled, yet good example is like when you get a wood sliver in your finger: your finger gets red, possibly swollen, and may have some discomfort because your body is trying to fight the sliver and get it out of your finger. This is the same example with your teeth. Plaque builds up on the surface of your teeth and your gums become swollen, tender, and red. The best way to prevent this from happening is proper brushing and flossing techniques.
What is periodontal disease?
A dentist may say that you have periodontal disease, but you are still confused on what he/she means. There is a major difference between gingivitis and periodontitis: gingivitis is reversible and periodontitis is irreversible (to a simplified extent). The bone around your teeth is an excellent support structure and is crucial for proper oral health. Periodontal disease can be genetic, environmental, and most commonly due to inadequate maintenance of your gums/teeth. It is extremely crucial to treat and manage periodontal disease early on because the dentist can slow down and possibly arrest the progression of the bone loss. What does this mean for the patient? We recommend you have more frequent dental cleanings and appointments to control this disease and if we all work together, we can greatly manage this disease!
Why should I go to the dentist every 6 months for a cleaning/exam?
Regular maintenance is essential for oral health. The hygienist will clean your teeth and recommend additional treatment as needed. The dentist does an exam on each tooth, surrounding oral structures, and recommends what treatment is needed (if any). One of our goals at Graham Family Dental is to get our patients to a steady-state in oral health so they are comfortable, functional, and happy with their smile!
When should my son/daughter first see the dentist?
Within 6 months of their first erupted baby tooth, or before they turn one year old. An examination of the erupting teeth can be completed and preventive measures can be taken. The earlier we can create good brushing, flossing, and adequate oral hygiene habits, the better the overall health of the child. Graham Family Dental has plenty of resources and instructions for caring for your son/daughter’s teeth, so please ask what we can do to help treat your child holistically!
Why do I need a root canal?
Unfortunately, many events can lead to the diagnosis of a tooth needing a root canal. The reason for having a root canal is because the nerve in the tooth is irreversibly damaged and needs to be removed. The dentist removes the nerve gently, replaces the space of the nerve with a material that is compatible with the body, and this in turn leads to more patient comfort. Root canals are very successful when properly treated and managed.
Are implants a viable option to replace missing teeth?
Implants have been around for many decades and the dental community is striving to make them more predictable and readily available to their patients. Implants are a viable option to replace missing teeth and should be considered among the other treatment options. This isn’t to say that implants don’t come with their own set of challenges. We will do our absolute best to explain how to take care of your implants so they will last a long time! Please don’t hesitate to ask about implants and caring for them because they are an amazing replacement to teeth that are missing.
What is the difference between Veneers and Crowns?
Veneers and crowns are similar but have their own circumstances when they can be used. Veneers are commonly known as the “thin caps” that go on your front teeth to make them look beautiful. They require minimal preparations and look amazing when done properly! Crowns, in contrast, require more tooth preparations and are used when a veneer cannot successfully get the same result as a crown. Both options will be discussed and considered when a patient presents for a consult. Veneers and crowns can change a person completely, anywhere from the cosmetic standpoint, to self esteem, and to even smiling again because of more confidence in oneself!
Why do my face muscles hurt after I wake up in the morning?
This is due to grinding and/or clenching your teeth during sleep. Most people are unaware of this phenomenon and it happens subconsciously. The side effects of clenching and grinding are: muscle soreness on the side of the head, slight to severe wear patterns on the teeth, damage to existing fillings and crowns, and soreness in the jaw joint(s). There is no cure for this parafunction, but with proper diagnosis and treatment, most people can benefit from a custom-made mouthguard worn at night.
Why do I have to take a premedication before dental treatment?
Some people are more at risk for dental treatment due to their personal medical history. These individuals may have congenital heart defects, heart valve replacements, or have had a joint replacement recently. Please disclose all medical information to the dentist and allow him/her to make a judgement on whether or not to premedicate before dental treatment. Most of the time the dentist will consult with the patient’s physician and make a decision on how/when to premedicate.
Do dental x-rays harm me?
No. With extensive research in this area, dental X-ray machines have been designed and inspected to meet the standards set by the Center for Devices and Radiological Health of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These guidelines are backed by the American Dental Association. If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are suspect that you might be pregnant, let the dentist and his/her staff know so that we can take every precaution to ensure your safety. Safety is one of our top priorities at Graham Family Dental.
What should I do if I am pregnant and still need dental treatment?
During pregnancy, there are many, many changes that occur, and your teeth and gums may change as well. You are more than welcome to get treatment done during pregnancy, but we kindly ask that most of your dental treatment be completed in the second trimester. This is the safest time to perform dentistry, and we take every precaution to ensure the safety of your developing child. We understand that emergencies come up and dental treatment is urgent, and radiographs and numbing agents are completely safe for the mother and child. If you feel uncomfortable seeing the dentist for any reason while pregnant, please bring this to our attention so we can be as accommodating as possible.

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307-856-5210

325 W Main St. Suite G Riverton, WY 82501

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We gladly provide emergency services

Call 307-840-5038