Root canals involve cleaning out the infected pulp area inside your tooth root. During the procedure the bacteria is removed, and the area is sealed to prevent future bacteria from entering. Root canals can save your teeth, and in some cases a crown is placed on top to restore the tooth. Any dental procedure involves
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Most often patients turn to jaw surgery to correct their appearance, or to improve speaking and chewing. Many don’t realize that jaw surgery can also help patients that suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is when a patient stops breathing while sleeping and tends to gasp for air. This happens when the muscles
Patients that choose to move forward with the dental implant process wonder how painful the procedure will be. Dental implants look and feel natural in the mouth, and are a great restorative solution for those that have missing, cracked, or broken teeth. Our customized treatment plans work for each patient’s needs, and we work closely
Our gums are sensitive, and if we do not practice good oral hygiene habits, they can become inflamed, painful, or infected. Gums are important and help to hold our teeth in place and protect our tooth roots. If gums are not taken care of, bacteria can spread and cause gum disease or other health problems.
Oral pathology is the identification process of certain diseases or disorders of the mouth or jaw. Thorough examination and accuracy in diagnosis are extremely important to ensure the patient is treated properly. Our dentist in San Clemente have years of experience in oral pathology and treating disorders. Our detailed examination process allows our team to
Platelet Rich Fibrin or (PRF) is a by-product of blood plasma. This substance is rich in platelets, and is now used in many dental or oral surgery procedures. New technology allows the doctor to draw blood from the patient, and produce PRF to be used during surgery. Platelet Rich Fibrin allows the body to heal
When you have oral surgery, the recovery is important to ensure you heal properly. During the healing process, it is important to eat the right foods. If you are well prepared at home your recovery will go smooth. We recommend patients plan ahead and purchase soft food items prior to their surgery, so they have
A dental bone graft is typically used for patients that have jawbone issues. Bone grafts are a common procedure and have been done for years. The procedure is relatively minor and can be done quickly. If patients have lost a tooth or have severe gum disease, bone grafts can be used to help restore your
Dental surgery is needed for many reasons such as a smile makeover, or to correct an injury. Other dental surgery may be a simple extraction such as wisdom teeth removal. Dental surgery allows doctors to correct conditions or to improve a patient’s smile. Typically, dental surgery is outpatient, and your dentist may have referred you
An underbite is a condition where the lower teeth extend out farther than the upper teeth. Some feel like this resembles a bulldog and many are self-conscious about their smile. Unfortunately, there are no devices that can cover an underbite. Underbite cases can be mild or severe, and the good news is this condition is