Protect Your Healthy Smile
Preserving your oral health is key to avoiding serious health complications. However, sometimes it can be difficult to protect your healthy smile on your own. That’s why the dental professionals at Southern Cal Smiles offer general dentistry. These services are offered to ensure your smile is healthy, beautiful, and protected against unhealthy bacteria.
Our skilled dentist, Dr. Fredericks, provides general dentistry treatments in Woodland Hills, Hidden Hills, and Calabasas, CA to maintain your smile’s appearance and functionality. Read on to learn more about our dental treatments and how Dr. Fredericks provides the best general dental care in all of Southern California.
Our General Dentistry Services
It’s recommended that you undergo routine dental examinations at our Woodland Hills office at least once every six months. Many oral health conditions can develop quickly and without noticeable symptoms. Dr. Fredericks can detect underlying problems and prescribe proper treatment. A dental examination consists of a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and jaw. At the first sign of a problem, our Southern California dentist will take action. Routine exams will give you peace of mind about your oral health.
Thanks to our advanced dental technology, we’re able to take digital x-rays to help in identifying underlying oral health issues. Digital X-rays allow Dr. Fredericks to collect more information about the health of your teeth, gums, and jaw to determine if treatment is needed. Our state-of-the-art technology can be used to detect even the earliest signs of an oral health issue.
In addition to dental examinations, dental cleanings are another routine service you should undergo at least once every six months. Even if you practice good oral hygiene, plaque, bacteria, and tartar can build up quickly, leading to serious oral health complications. This is especially true for hard-to-reach areas like your back molars.
Using special dental instruments, Dr. Fredericks will meticulously clean your teeth and gums, removing bacteria before it can result in gum disease or cavities. You’ll be able to leave our office with a cleaner, healthier smile.
If your teeth have been affected by cavities, decay, or damage, a tooth-colored filling can help restore your smile’s function and natural look. Fillings can repair dental cavities by sealing and protecting the surface of the tooth, preventing further oral health complications.
We’re proud to offer tooth-colored fillings to ensure a natural-looking restoration. Unlike silver (amalgam) fillings, the composite resin of our fillings offers an attractive and long-lasting solution to damaged dental cavities.
Scaling and Root Planing
For patients suffering from the early stages of periodontal (gum) disease, scaling and root planing can remove built-up plaque and tartar from the gum pockets and smooth the enamel. When performed early, these treatments can help stop gum disease in its tracks and restore your oral health.
These non-surgical gum disease treatments are virtually painless and can be completed in just one appointment at our Woodland Hills office. However, it’s crucial to seek treatment for gum disease early on before the effects become irreversible.
While no patient wants to hear they need a tooth extraction, sometimes it may be the best option to preserve their oral health. Simple or surgical tooth extractions can be performed to remove teeth that are damaged, infected, or impacted. We also perform wisdom tooth extractions.
Our caring dentist Dr. Fredericks will take all necessary precautions to ensure your extraction procedure is as painless and stress-free as possible. We offer both local anesthetic and dental sedation methods for your convenience.
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal treatments have a bad reputation for being complex, painful procedures. However, root canal therapy can help alleviate the painful symptoms associated with tooth infections. Dr. Fredericks is dedicated to providing a painless and stress-free experience for all patients, so you can rest assured knowing you’re in good hands.
During a root canal treatment, the infected pulp of the tooth is removed to stop the infection and preserve the tooth’s natural structure. If left untreated, the infection could spread to your surrounding teeth, putting your oral health at serious risk. This treatment is often the last resort to tooth extraction.
Frequently Asked Questions
We recommend replacing your toothbrush every three to four months. Continued use of your toothbrush past this time can lead to the bristles fraying and wearing down. This can result in your toothbrush becoming ineffective in clearing away plaque.
Routine dental exam appointments typically include a professional teeth cleaning, digital x-rays when needed, and a checkup by your dentist. We’ll carefully work with you to ensure you’re aware of any concerns we have, and create treatment plans as needed. To schedule your appointment with our Woodland Hills Dentist, call our office at (818) 346-3337.