Dentistry for Your Whole Family in Valencia West
First Dental Center serves the cosmetic and medical dental needs of families living in Valencia West. We’re easy to access from your neighborhood, and we provide treatment for people of all ages. Here’s what we can do to support your family’s dental health.
Family Dental Checkups and Cleanings
Have you been booking an appointment for a checkup and a cleaning? You should be. Most people need at least two dental appointments a year to keep their mouth healthy. These regular appointments can help Dr. Yang spot small issues before they become big problems. The beginning stage of cavities and the onset of tooth decay can even be reversed if they’re caught early enough.
Your children also need their dental checkups. You should start taking your children to the dentist as soon as their teeth begin to come in. Your child should have regular dental appointments so that Dr. Yang can make sure their permanent teeth are coming in the way they’re supposed to.
Have a Toothache? We Offer Emergency Visits
If there’s pain in your mouth, something is wrong. It’s better to treat it early than it is to put it off until your next dental appointment. You don’t want an abscess to develop or tooth decay to spread. Most of the time, Dr. Yang can offer same day emergency appointments to people experiencing tooth pain.
If you have an infection in your mouth, you might need antibiotics to clear it up. In some cases, you’ll need to wait until the antibiotics have cleared up the infection before your tooth can be repaired or removed. Dr. Yang will let you know at your emergency appointment.
Seamless Composite Fillings
Dental fillings used to be very obvious. They were a dark silver color, and they stood out when people smiled or spoke. New composite fillings are just as safe and durable as the old fillings, but they’re nearly indetectable. They’re made to match the shade of your tooth, and no one will be able to see your fillings when you smile.
Fix Your Tooth with a Root Canal
Root canals can help you repair your teeth instead of removing them and replacing them with dental implants or bridges. Root canals are relatively simple, and they’ll stop the source of your tooth pain or tooth decay.
Dr. Yang prefers to use extractions as a last resort. If a tooth absolutely needs to be removed, she’ll perform an extraction. This is usually the case with wisdom teeth, because your mouth doesn’t need wisdom teeth to be healthy or work properly. Wisdom teeth should be removed the moment they begin causing discomfort. Taking them out early can prevent infections or other dental health complications.
Reverse the Symptoms of Gum Disease
Gum disease is very common. If you catch gingivitis early, you can reverse most of the symptoms and restore the health of your mouth. If you notice bleeding when you floss or swelling of the gums, make an appointment immediately. Dr. Yang can help you cure your gingivitis, and good dental hygiene habits can keep it from coming back.
Advanced gum disease can cause significant oral health issues, including the loss of teeth, gums, and jawbone. If you have advanced gum disease, Dr. Yang can work to restore the health of your mouth and discuss solutions for repairing or replacing your teeth.
Crowns and Bridges to Fill the Gap in Your Smile
Chipped, cracked, or broken teeth can be repaired with crowns. Crowns fit over your broken tooth and restore its appearance. If you’re missing a tooth, you’ll need a bridge. A bridge is one or more realistic false teeth that are permanently placed in your mouth. A bridge sits between two crowns and is cemented in place.
You’ll be able to talk and chew normally with a properly fitted crown or bridge. You’ll also feel more confident, and confident people smile more.
Dentures and Dental Implants for a Whole New Smile
Dental implants are a great option for people with a healthy mouth that are missing a tooth or two. Dental implants are realistic false teeth that are secured permanently into the jawbone. They look exactly like a natural tooth.
Dentures or partial dentures are an option for people with ongoing dental health complications or many missing teeth. New dentures are so realistic that most people would never be able to tell that your perfect smile isn’t your natural smile.
Make an Appointment at First Dental Center
Call to book an appointment with Dr. Kimberly Yang at First Dental Center. We’re easy to find from Valencia West, located one exit south of Spectrum Shopping Center. We’re available from 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Thursday for your family’s oral health needs.
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