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By Pacific Dental Care
August 23, 2021
Category: Oral Health

Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums that destroys the soft tissue and bone that supports the tooth. Gingivitis is the mild form of gum disease, while advanced periodontitis, in which the gums pull away from the tooth, is the most harmful. Periodontal disease develops in people who don't brush, floss, or visit the dentist regularly to remove dental plaque. Bacteria from the plaque causes an inflammatory reaction to these sensitive areas. Diabetes patients, as well as pregnant women, are at a higher risk of developing this condition. Periodontal disease prevention and treatment in Palmdale, Rosamond, and Lancaster, CA, is available from the dentists at Pacific Dental Care.

If left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth decay and tooth loss. Keep an eye out for the following signs and symptoms:

  • Mouth sores
  • Bite changes
  • Gum recession
  • Dental abscesses
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Loose or separating teeth
  • Red, swollen, tender gums
  • Bleeding while brushing and flossing

Scaling and root planing, a deep cleaning performed in two appointments, is used to treat gum disease in Palmdale, Rosamond, and Lancaster, CA. Once this cleaning is complete, your dentists will most likely recommend a regular dental cleaning afterward, in addition to a three-month follow-up visit, to ensure the gums are still in good shape and healing well. You will be responsible for at-home maintenance, which includes brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day or after every meal.

To learn more about periodontal gum disease in Palmdale, Rosamond, and Lancaster, CA, call the professionals at Pacific Dental Care. You can reach us at (661) 256-2500 in Rosamond, (661) 267-5700 in West Palmdale, (661) 948-8187 in Lancaster, or (661) 285-8600 in East Palmdale.

By Pacific Dental Care
April 22, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Teeth Whitening  

Brilliant white teeth might be the confidence boost you need. Allow the skilled professionals at Pacific Dental in West Palmdale, East Palmdale, Rosamond, and Lancaster, CA, to help you achieve a sparkling smile.

At-Home Teeth Whitening

At-home teeth whitening, like the name implies, refers to processes you can carry out from the comfort of your home to brighten your teeth.

You could get your home whitening kits from online vendors or your dentist. Popular kits for whitening your teeth at home include:

  • Teeth whitening toothpaste
  • Teeth whitening strips
  • Teeth whitening trays
  • Teeth whitening lights

Most tooth whitening kits contain peroxide that degrades and removes stains on your enamel.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Professional teeth whitening takes place in your dentist's office. If you stay in Palmdale, CA, your professional teeth whitening journey could begin with a consultation at Pacific Dental.

During your session, your dentist will assess your teeth' discoloration to see if it would benefit from the teeth whitening process. They will also want to find out if your teeth discoloration could be due to underlying medical conditions.

Once you get the go-ahead for your teeth whitening procedure, your dentist begins by protecting your gums and teeth root with a protective barrier. They also separate your lips and cheeks with a retractor. The protective gear shields your teeth from the harsh teeth bleaching agent during the process.

Your dentist applies the bleaching gel to your teeth and allows it to sit for about an hour before removing it to reveal your results.

Differences Between At-Home and Professional Teeth Whitening

Time

Professional teeth whitening takes about an hour to be complete. You also get your results immediately after your dentist removes the bleaching solution.

On the other hand, home teeth whitening kits might require multiple sessions, spanning days or weeks, to achieve your desired results.

Location

The most obvious difference between both procedures is their location. At-home procedures have the advantage of being right in your comfort zone.

If you're getting professional teeth whitening in West Palmdale, East Palmdale, Lancaster, or Rosamond, CA, you would need to go into your dentist's office at Pacific Dental.

Longevity

Professionally whitened teeth last longer than teeth treated at home. That's because the more concentrated professional solution penetrates your teeth deeper for better results.

Cost

Home kits are significantly cheaper than professional teeth whitening services. Despite being cheaper, you would need multiple kits and sessions to observe results at home.

If you want to restore your brilliant smile, call Pacific Dental to book an appointment on the following lines:

Rosamond: (661) 256-2500

West Palmdale: (661) 267-5700

East Palmdale: (661) 285-8600

Lancaster: (661) 948-8187

By Pacific Dental Care
December 31, 2020
Category: Oral Health

Have you been dreaming about a smile makeover but nervous about leaping? At Pacific Dental Care, we can help you change what you dislike with our cosmetic dentistry services. We offer several techniques that improve the shape, size, color, and spacing of teeth and are more than happy to discuss them in detail upon your initial visit to one of our conveniently located offices. If you're ready to receive the Hollywood Smile you desire, please call our Palmdale, CA, Lancaster, or Rosamond locations today.

What To Know About Our Cosmetic Dentistry Services

Cosmetic dentistry preserves natural teeth, keeps oral health in primary shape, and encourages you to fall in love with smiling once again. At Pacific Dental, our staff offers an array of services from whitening and bonding to more complex procedures like fillings, crowns, and bridgework, sealants, dentures, as well as inlays and onlays. Dr. Jonathan Won, Dr. Kirk A. Linn, Dr. Glenn S. Roeder, Dr. James Habashy, or Dr. Nadia Tabachnik may recommend different services for different reasons. But the overall objective of our cosmetic dentistry services is to restore the condition of teeth and gums, reinforce bite, and prevent teeth from developing severe decay.

When to Visit our Dentist

If you can visualize your smile goals and are ready to achieve them, our dentists at Pacific Dental Care can help you get started in one of our Palmdale, CA, Lancaster, or Rosamond locations. However, it's important to note that cosmetic procedures aren't always elective. If you experience an injury to the mouth that chips, cracks, or fractures one or multiple teeth, the problem won't repair itself. These types of issues may require bonding, crowns, or veneers to restore full-function in your bite and facial appearance, depending on your specific needs.

Cosmetic dentistry can upgrade your physical, mental, and emotional health in many ways. Let our team of professionals brighten your day and elevate your mood by discussing each of our options with you. For more information about cosmetic dentistry services provided by Pacific Dental care, visit our website. For appointment scheduling with Dr. Jonathan Won, Dr. Kirk A. Linn, Dr. Glenn S. Roeder, Dr. James Habashy, or Dr. Nadia Tabachnik, please call (661) 267-5700 or (661) 285-8600 for our Palmdale, CA, office, (661) 948-8187 for our Lancaster location, and (661) 256-2500 for our Rosamond, office.

By Pacific Dental Care
December 30, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Crowns  

In an ideal world, our teeth would last forever. But damage due to trauma or decay can make that ambition an unlikely one. Thankfully, via a variety of treatments, your dentist can restore your smile. A lot of these treatments depend on dental crowns to give your teeth back their appearance and function. You can learn a lot more by contacting the professionals of Pacific Dental Care, who service the areas of Rosamond, West Palmdale, Lancaster, and East Palmdale, CA.

Protecting Your Tooth

Crowns are made to look like the tooth they are replacing, often improving on the original's appearance. They are in essence protective caps for your teeth, often made of porcelain, but your dentist can best advise you on the most appropriate type of material for your case.

A tooth may need the protection that a dental crown provides after the trauma has compromised the outer enamel layer. Crowns are also applied after a root canal treatment, where the nerves inside the tooth are removed and their connections down the roots severed to eliminate chances of infection and pain. A crown is necessary because so much of your tooth is removed to achieve the treatment.

Replacing Your Tooth

If you are missing a tooth your dentist will recommend filling this gap to prevent the other teeth from shifting and causing further problems.

The type of treatment will vary depending on several factors, but dental crowns will be a key component of the procedure.

Bridgework uses the teeth adjacent to the gap as support for the crown that replaces your missing tooth. It requires that these other teeth be reshaped so that they too will accept a crown. Dental implants do not, but the entire procedure does need a larger investment of time. A dental implant is a titanium post that is implanted onto your jaw, and the bone heals around it, making for a very strong bond. Once the implant is attached, an abutment that will hold your new crown in place.

Cosmetic Dentistry in Rosamond, West Palmdale, Lancaster, and East Palmdale, CA

Dental crowns protect teeth that have somehow become compromised, and just as importantly, they return to you your smile when in conjunction with some of the treatments available to you at Pacific Dental Care. Make an appointment today, dial (661)256-2500 for the Rosamond, CA, office, (661) 267-5700 for West Palmdale, CA, (661) 948-8187 for Lancaster, CA, and (661) 285-8600 for East Palmdale, CA.

By Pacific Dental Care
November 25, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Gum Disease  
Periodontal gum disease is a serious health issue that may lead to tooth loss if left untreated. At Pacific Dental Care, dentists at West Palmdale, East Palmdale, Lancaster and Rosamond, CA, can help.
 
What is periodontal gum disease?
 

Periodontal gum disease is when bacteria attacks tissues around teeth. People who do not maintain proper oral hygiene are likely to develop gum disease and with aging, you risk losing teeth.

How does gum disease lead to tooth loss?

Pockets of bacteria manifest between teeth and gum tissue. Bacteria increases, increasing the space or gap between teeth and gums. With time, periodontal disease advances leading to bone loss and tooth loss.

Other than poor hygiene, genetics plays a role in periodontal disease development but the good news is that periodontal disease can be controlled, even during advanced stages.

Signs and Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Redness or swelling of the gums
  • Receding gums
  • Sensitivity
  • Periodontal abscess
  • Loose teeth
  • Poor lifestyle choices: smoking and chewing tobacco

Unfortunately, symptoms of gum disease are not always apparent, which is why regular checkups to your dentist's office are important.

Treatment Options
  • Mechanical removal of bacteria at the dentist's office using a technique known as scaling, root planing or debridement
  • Locally applied antimicrobial products or antibiotics to treat periodontal gum disease and heal pocket-depth reduction
  • Surgical procedures
Preventive Strategies
  1. Brush and floss your teeth effectively every day
  2. Regular dental checkups twice a year use x-rays to detect gum disease
  3. Professional cleanings every six months
  4. Eating right
  5. Reducing stress in your life
  6. Quit smoking
Do you need to speak to a dentist?

Are you interested in learning more about periodontal gum disease? Call Pacific Dental Care at West Palmdale, East Palmdale, Lancaster and Rosamond, CA. Here is how to reach each office:

  • (661) 256-2500 - Rosamond
  • (661) 267-5700 - West Palmdale
  • (661) 948-8187 - Lancaster
  • (661) 285-8600 - East Palmdale




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