General and Preventive Care
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General and Preventive Care
Maintain Your Beautiful Smile
Your oral health is an integral part of maintaining your overall physical health, as many serious illnesses can stem from untreated problems inside the mouth. That is why in addition to cosmetic dentistry, our experienced dental team at our Corona Del Mar Dental Office offers an array of advanced general dentistry treatments designed to help you maintain clean and healthy gums and teeth. Dr. John Aguilera wants to ensure your smile remains healthy by addressing current dental issues and taking measures to prevent future problems. We want to help you not only have a beautiful smile, but also maintain complete oral health!
If you are interested in any of the treatments available at our practice, please contact us for more information, or to schedule a consultation.
Did you know that an estimated 40 million Americans avoid dental care because of fear and anxiety? Without regular trips to the dentist, your smile’s brilliance may diminish and your oral health can suffer.
This option is designed for patients who have anxiety or fear associated with going to the dentist and who often allow their fears to stop them from receiving necessary dental care. With only one small pill, you can ease into a calm and relaxed state of mind, allowing us to provide you with the dental treatment you need while experiencing a virtually painless procedure.
While brushing and flossing at home are important in maintaining optimal oral health, regular oral exams and routine cleanings by your dentist are even more important. To prevent gum disease and tooth decay, our office utilizes advanced technology to clean your teeth and gums more thoroughly than you would at home. Our comprehensive oral exams also include oral cancer screenings. Early diagnosis and treatment of oral cancer are critical aspects to raising the chances of survival.
Periodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the care and maintenance of the gums and other soft tissues of the mouth. Proper gum care is essential to the overall health of your teeth and mouth. It is especially important to establish good gum care routines early in life, because gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Dr. Aguilera and his team always pay special attention to the gums of their patients to ensure that they are healthy, and we are vigilant in educating our valued patients on the proper ways to care for their gums.
Laser Gum Therapy
A very important part of our overall gum therapy and smile improvement is the use of a laser to shape tissues, kill bacteria, and promote a long-term environment for improved cosmetics and health. A laser can often replace other surgical techniques to enhance these tissues. Recovery is usually very fast and virtually pain-free, without the need for surgery, incisions, or sutures. The laser is an integral part of our long-term, overall cosmetic excellence.
Endodontics / Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy may be necessary for severe cases of tooth decay. Deep cavities, injury, fracture, or gum disease can be a few potential causes of bacteria developing in the tooth chamber that might cause an infection. If your teeth become sensitive to heat or cold, you experience gum swelling or pain, or have a constant bad taste in your mouth, you may have an infection. An infected tooth will never heal on its own. Without treatment, your tooth could fall out, you could develop an abscess, and/or you may experience bone deterioration surrounding the infected tooth. As the infection worsens, it can weaken the immune system and may plague other parts of the body, potentially causing heart attack, stroke, or other serious conditions.
The good news is we can help you avoid tooth loss and further damage to your health with root canal therapy. This procedure is designed to remove the infected tissue, sterilize the nerve chamber, destroy all bacteria, and seal the nerve chamber and the tooth. After cleaning and sterilizing the infected area, we will place a custom-made crown on your tooth created to reinforce it and even improve its appearance. It should give your tooth added support while looking and feeling natural.
Please take a look at other pages on this website to learn more details about the procedures we offer. If you have any questions, or if you are interested in scheduling a consultation, please contact us today.