At PhD Dental, we are delighted to see patients of all ages. Whether your little one just sprouted a new baby tooth or you have an elderly parent with unique concerns, we are here to serve you.
As general dentists in LA, Inglewood, Lynwood, and Pico Rivera, our job is to oversee all your oral health needs. We perform all services from routine dental exams and cleanings to advanced tooth replacement with dental implants.
We genuinely enjoy getting to know new patients and building relationships that last a lifetime. Providing you with excellent oral health care is our priority. But we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how caring our team is and how we go out of our way to make every visit with us pleasant and stress-free.
Our mission at PhD Dental is simple: To treat you as we would wish to be treated – with honesty, respect, and genuine concern for your needs.
How Often Do I Need a Dental Exam and Cleaning?
If your teeth and gums are generally healthy and you have no ongoing dental concerns, visits for exams and dental cleanings every six months are usually enough to maintain a problem-free smile. However, if you have gum disease or other conditions we need to monitor, we might need to see you three or even four times a year.
What Happens during a Dental Exam?
Our doctors perform comprehensive dental exams that include:
- Visually checking the condition of your teeth
- Noting areas of concern or changes since your last visit
- Examining the health of your gums
- Taking digital x-rays as necessary
- Performing an oral cancer screening
If we find problems that we need to address, we’ll explain what they are and how treatment will benefit you. In dentistry, it’s always better to treat problems early. Putting off treatment lets conditions worsen to the point where you may face discomfort and the need for more complex procedures to correct.
What Services Are Included in General Dentistry?
PhD Dental is a full-service, comprehensive dental practice. Not only do we have experienced general dentists to serve you, but we also have periodontists and orthodontists on staff, so we rarely have to refer patients for treatment. Some of the services we provide are:
- Preventive exams and dental cleanings
- Digital x-rays as needed
- Tooth-colored fillings
- Dental crowns and bridges
- Root canal treatment
- Tooth extraction
- Emergency dentistry
- Patient education
Are Dental X-Rays Safe?
Your safety is of tremendous importance to us, and we understand the concerns that you may have about too many x-rays. But dental x-rays are an invaluable tool because they let us view what’s happening inside your tooth and under your gums where most problems begin.
At PhD Dental, we use state-of-the-art digital x-rays that reduce your exposure to radiation by as much as 70 percent compared to film x-rays. We never take unnecessary x-rays and will always explain why we recommend them and how they will help us provide you with appropriate treatment.
Please Call Us to Schedule an Appointment
We are pleased to accept Medi-Cal and most PPO insurances and will work with your insurance provider to ensure that you receive the maximum benefit you're entitled to.
Our team looks forward to welcoming you to our dental family, and the first step is to call us for an appointment. Our team of skilled dentists in LA, Inglewood, Lynwood, and Pico Rivera are here to serve you and help your family enjoy happy, healthy smiles.