Scripps West Dental is Proud to Offer Dental Specialty Services in Our San Diego Dental Office
A versatile team of specialists all under one roof equals outstanding dental care.
What happens when your child has a cavity at the same time that you need a dental implant? Maybe your elderly parent would benefit from a new denture and your husband needs a root canal. Typically, all of these appointments would require driving around town to see different dental specialists in their separate private practices. However, a multi-specialty dental practice makes it possible for you and your family to receive the dental care you need in one convenient location.
A multi-specialty dental practice is a team of dental specialists who work together in the same office. Not simply a convenience, there are several benefits to using a multi-specialty dental clinic.
A Team Approach
Many times, a dental check-up and cleaning are all you need, but occasionally you might require additional dental work. At our multi-specialty dental practice in San Diego, your dentist can refer you to an in-house specialist. There’s no need to transfer your records or travel to a new dentist’s office. Our specialists work together in a team setting and can easily share patients’ records and history. This team approach is much less stressful for patients and ensures you won’t have to repeat paperwork or diagnostic tests when a specialist is necessary.
It’s common for specialists to consult with each other on difficult cases. For example, a root canal may be necessary before having a dental crown, or sometimes a sinus lift is required before placing a dental implant. The convenience of a multi-specialty dental practice allows specialists to collaborate on complicated cases. Our team of specialists share their knowledge and expertise with one common goal in mind: providing you with excellent patient care.
The multiple specialists at Scripps West Dental can save you time and deliver optimal dental care for your entire family.
What Specialties Are Available at Scripps West Dental?
In addition to routine x-rays and dental exams, the General Dentists at Scripps West Dental provide preventive cleanings and other services including Invisalign®, Zoom! teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, same-day crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers, partials and dentures, and more!
Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry
Our cosmetic dentist in San Diego can improve the appearance of your smile with cosmetic dental procedures like teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and crowns, bonding, and can replace missing teeth with dental implants or other dental prosthetics. With a wide array of cutting-edge tools and techniques at their disposal, our team can help give you the smile of your dreams.
Restorative Dentists work to restore damaged, broken-down, or missing teeth to a healthy, functional, and beautiful state. Our restorative dentists in San Diego have and are highly skilled at restoring and maintaining your smile, no matter how complex the case. The Scripps West Dental team performs a variety of procedures, including dental crowns, dental implants, implant-supported partials and dentures, and full mouth reconstructions.
A successful preventive dentistry program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and dental team to preserve your natural teeth and the supporting structures by working together to prevent the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental disease. The prevention of dental disease starts at home when you practice good oral hygiene and eat a balanced diet. It continues in the dental office with your dentist and dental hygienist’s efforts to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health.
Specialty: Periodontal Dentistry
A periodontist is a dentist who has specialized in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease and the placement of dental implants. At Scripps West Dental, our periodontist is also an expert in the treatment of oral inflammation. Our periodontist in San Diego received extensive training, including three additional years of education after completing dental school. He is familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease and is skilled at performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.
Our periodontist often treats more problematic periodontal cases, such as those with severe gum disease or complex medical histories. Scripps West Dental offers a wide range of treatments, such as scaling and root planing (in which the root’s infected surface is cleaned and smoothed) or root surface debridement (in which damaged root tissue is removed). We can also treat patients who have severe gum problems using a range of specialized surgical procedures. Our periodontist is also specially trained in the placement, maintenance, and repair of dental implants.
Because patients today are more commonly exhibiting signs of periodontal disease, periodontal treatment may require a trained specialist’s increased level of expertise. Current research supports a relationship between periodontal disease and other chronic diseases, including heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and pre-term, low birthweight babies. Patients who present with moderate or severe periodontal disease, or patients with more complex cases, may ideally be managed by a partnership between the dentist and periodontist.
Specialty: Endodontic Dentistry
Less than three percent of all dentists are endodontists, having completed an additional two or more years of specialty training. Our endodontist in San Diego is focused on root canal treatment and other procedures relating to the interior of the tooth and is skilled at finding the cause of oral and facial pain, even if it has been difficult to diagnose in the past.
At Scripps West Dental, our endodontist uses cutting-edge technology, materials, and equipment to make your treatment more comfortable and ultimately successful.
Book an appointment with our Dental Specialists in San Diego today!