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Preventative Dentistry Palo Alto

Preventative dentistry is the area of dentistry aimed to help people prevent oral disease and its further development. Preventative dentistry includes not just in-office dental care, but at-home treatments as well.

Some examples of at-home treatments include:

  • Regular brushing – the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing two times a day and directly after meals, when possible.
  • Regular flossing – the ADA recommends flossing at least once a day.
  • Rinsing with anti-bacterial mouth wash – recommended after each brushing

Some examples of preventative dentistry you might receive in-office include:

  • Prophylaxis (cleaning of the teeth- removes built up calculus (plaque).
  • Inspection of the teeth, mouth, and gums- using visual and tactile exams, x-rays, and oral cancer screening, the overall health and presence of oral cancer can be revealed.

Restorative Dentistry Palo Alto

The root canals of each tooth house nerve tissue and dental pulp, which contain blood vessels that provide nourishment. When this tissue becomes infected, a tooth may be in danger of dying. Without a root canal, patients may experience severe swelling, bone loss, inflammation, toothache, darkening of the tooth, gum soreness, and drainage problems.

A root canal procedure is usually recommended after other dental treatment options have been considered. It is a treatment that is used to save a tooth from extraction, an absolute last-resort option at our practice. Root canals are common in cases where large cavities have done too much damage to fix with a tooth-colored filling or dental crown. They are also used in cases where a tooth infection is simply too invasive to control.

Cosmetic Dentistry Palo Alto

Palo Alto Dental Care offers state-of-the-art endodontic treatment to Palo Alto dental patients who need a solution to severe tooth damage right away.

• After a thorough X-ray session and evaluation, we can begin the root canal procedure. The first step in a root canal is to numb the area of the mouth being treated with local anesthesia.

• A rubber dam is placed over the tooth to isolate the treatment area.

• Next, our team will drill a small hole in the wall of the tooth.

• The tissue inside the tooth root, the nerve and pulp, are gently extracted using root canal files.

• The canals are then cleaned well, flushed with a special sterilizing solution, and sealed off.

• During the next visit, the empty root canal is filled with a rubber compound called gutta percha.

• We will add an onlay or inlay to the tooth, followed by a dental crown to protect the enamel.

If you are searching for a comprehensive dental team that can take care of all your family’s dental needs, please contact us at Palo Alto Dental Care our root canal services are performed with a high level of quality and attention to detail. Trust the dental center that truly cares about creating beautiful, healthy smiles for life.

 

Endodontic Dental Services Palo Alto

Endodontics is a branch of dentistry recognized by the American Dental Association involving diagnosis and treatment of the pulp (root canal) and surrounding tissues of the tooth. When you look at your tooth in the mirror, what you see is the crown. The rest of the tooth, the portion hidden beneath the gum line, is called the root. Though the outer portion of the root is a hard tissue called dentin, the inside channel or “root canal” contains a pulp of soft tissue, blood vessels and nerves.

The endodontist examines, diagnoses, and treats diseases and destructive processes, including injuries and abnormalities of dental pulps and periapical tissues of the teeth.

Periodontal Dental Services Palo Alto

Periodontists are dentists who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease as well as the placement and maintenance of dental implants. A periodontist is one of the eight dental specialists recognized by the American Dental Association and has had extensive training with two additional years of study after dental school.

As specialists they devote their time, energy, and skill to helping patients care for their gums.

Palo Alto Dental Care specializes in conservative and surgical treatment of gum disease including cosmetic procedures to aesthetically enhance your smile, including:

  • Crown Lengthening
  • Osseous Surgery
  • Gingivectomy
  • Dental Implants, to replace single or multiple missing teeth

Orthodontics Palo Alto

An orthodontist prevents and treats alignment problems in the mouth, teeth, and jaw. Using braces, retainers, and other devices, an orthodontist helps straighten a person’s teeth and correct the way the jaws line up.

Orthodontists treat children for many problems, including crowded or overlapping teeth or problems with jaw growth and tooth development which can be genetic. These tooth and jaw problems may also be caused by tooth decay, losing baby teeth too soon, accidents, or habits like thumb sucking.

Orthodontic problems require specialized care. Patients who have dental and facial irregularities should see our Palo Alto Orthodontist.

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Meet Palo Alto Dentist Dr. Galina Nasakin DDS

Galina Nasakin Palo Alto Dentist

Doctor Name: Galina Nasakin DDS

Dental Specialty:
Cosmetic and Family Dentisitry

Biography:

Dr. Galina Nasakin graduated in 1983 from the School of Dentistry at The Moscow State University. After successfully completing National and California State board requirements, Dr. Nasakin began her dental practice in California in 1995. Dr. Galina Nasakin has over 25 years of invaluable clinical experience which has allowed her to excel in accomplishing predictable, esthetic, and functional results in patients who have extensive restorative needs. Her philosophy is to treat dental problems early, thus preventing extensive and costly treatment later on of importance in order to make her patients comfortable with their treatment decisions. Hence, she makes sure that her staff at the front desk is resourceful, competent and helpful in providing information to her patients.

Meet Palo Alto Dentist Dr. Mikhail Nasakin

Mikhail Nasakin Palo Alto Dentist

Doctor Name: Dr. Mikhail Nasakin

Dental Specialty:
Cosmetic and Family Denstistry

Biography:

Dr. Mikhail Nasakin, the older of two siblings, was raised in the Bay Area and attended the University of California at Davis graduating in 2005 with a B.S. majoring in the field of Neurology, Physiology, and Behavior. Following in his mother’s footsteps, Dr. Galina Nasakin, he enrolled at New York University College of Dentistry obtaining his credentials of Doctorate of Dental Surgery graduating class of 2010. Prior to returning to the Bay Area in hopes of joining his mother’s practice, Dr. Nasakin spent an additional two years completing his General Practice Residency training at Staten Island University Hospital.

Palo Alto Dental Care

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Palo Alto, CA 94306

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