One of the most important services you need to maintain and improve your dental health is preventive dentistry. Preventive dentistry helps you prevent serious dental problems from occurring in the first place. Think of it as an investment in your oral health. If you want to profit off the teeth you were born with, you will protect them by taking advantage of preventive dentistry services.
Preventive dentistry protects your mouth from cavities, tooth infections, decay and gum disease. When those problems arise, they increase your risk of heart problems like heart disease, stroke, heart attack, dementia, and other related problems. With proper dental hygiene and preventive dentistry, you can avoid these serious health risks.
Some of our preventive dentistry services include:
If you have a family, don’t worry, we can treat the entire family. It’s important for parents to set a good example for children, especially when it comes to dental hygiene habits. We can treat your family as a whole to improve all your dental health at once.
Preventive care isn’t just visiting the dentist regularly but also taking action to prevent serious problems in the first place. Mouthguards are an easy way to protect your teeth if you participate in contact sports. If you’re prone to grinding or clenching your teeth while you sleep (bruxism), Dr. Safarian can provide you with a nightguard to protect your teeth from wear and damage.
Aside from brushing and flossing your teeth at home, it’s also important for your general dentist to give your professional dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar from underneath the gum lines to prevent cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. During your appointment, we will also take dental x-rays. Not every dental problem is visible to the naked eye. Dental x-rays give your general dentist a peek inside your teeth to see what’s really going on. We take dental x-rays to diagnose and plan treatments accurately.
General Dentistry Restorations
As part of our general dentistry services in San Diego, we also offer a selection of restorative dentistry treatments. Restorative dentistry repairs damaged teeth, improves the function of teeth, and oftentimes improves the appearance of the smile as well. Our restorative dentistry treatments include:
- Composite tooth fillings
- Dental crowns
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
- Gum lift
- Periodontal treatment
When a cavity develops, we will remove the decay and then fill your tooth with tooth-colored composite fillings. If the tooth becomes infected, a root canal becomes necessary to clean the infection and save the tooth from needing an extraction. Following the procedure, it’s common practice to place a dental crown to further protect the tooth.
In some cases, a tooth might need an extraction because it’s not savable. In this case, Dr. Safarian will recommend a dental implant or a dental bridge to replace your tooth.
Gum disease can harm your dental health as well as your heart health. If you have gum disease, Dr. Safarian will give you a periodontal treatment to restore health back to your gums. Oftentimes, gum disease results in unsightly receding gum lines. To restore your gum line back to normal, we can provide a gum lift.
If you’re interested in scheduling a general dentistry treatment with Dr. Safarian, please contact our San Diego office by calling (619) 656-6785. You can also request an appointment with our contact form. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the healthy and beautiful smile you have always wanted.