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We are proud to bring the highest quality orthodontic care to patients of all ages.
Endodontists are dentists who specialize in maintaining teeth through endodontic therapy – procedures, involving the soft inner tissue of the teeth, called the pulp. The word “endodontic” comes from “endo” meaning inside and “odont” meaning tooth. Like many medical terms, it’s Greek.
All dentists are trained in diagnosis and endodontic therapy, however, some teeth can be especially difficult to diagnose and treat. That’s why you may have been referred to an endodontic specialist.
In addition to dental school, endodontists receive two or more years of advanced education in this kind of treatment. They study root canal techniques and procedures in greater depth, for diagnosis and treatment of more difficult cases. For this reason, many dentists choose to refer their patients to endodontists.
Dental Implants are artificial teeth that replace missing or damaged teeth.
Unlike removable dentures, which rest on the gum, or fixed bridges, which anchor to adjacent teeth, dental Dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone to provide a foundation for replacement teeth. Dental implants look and feel like real teeth. With good dental care they can last a lifetime.
Dental implant surgery typically involves threading a titanium support post into the jawbone in the location of the missing tooth, and attaching the new tooth onto the support.
A periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants.
Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. Periodontists receive extensive training in these areas, including three additional years of education beyond dental school.
They are familiar with the latest techniques for diagnosing and treating periodontal disease, and are also trained in performing cosmetic periodontal procedures.
The Westside Orthodontics medical professionals are highly trained in anesthesia and sedation.
We are licensed in the administration of medications to control pain.
Some surgeries require general anesthesia (deep sedation) while other procedures can be comfortably handled with a local anesthesia. Depending on your medical history, medications and the surgery that will be performed, Dr. Ferrer and his team will work closely with you to utilize the best and safest anesthesia to meet your needs and provide you the greatest comfort.
Some dental procedures require a very specific set of dental skills and fall into a branch of dentistry called oral surgery. Oral surgery treats a wide range of diseases and conditions, including:
Wisdom teeth extraction
Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)
Unequal jaw growth (malocclusion)
Cleft lip and cleft palate repair
Extraction of teeth
Treatment of endodontal diseases
Esthetic aspects of the oral and maxillofacial regions
You’re one step closer to achieving the smile you’ve always wanted!