Best Downtown Los Angeles Dentist Helps Patients with Preventive Dentistry
One third of American adults don’t even see a dentist once a year, so their problems build up until a lot of damage has to be repaired (periodontal or gum disease is painless even in advanced stages). Preventive dentistry can help you avoid the pain and expense of having to restore good oral health.
Downtown Los Angeles dentist Kourosh Yousefzadeh, D.D.S. (Dr. K) would prefer to see patients for semi-annual oral health checkups. Ideally, everyone should properly brush and floss to keep both teeth and gums in perfect health. Our experienced hygienists will teach patients the correct brushing and flossing techniques to prevent cavities and gum diseases.
Everyone need to have a professional teeth cleaning at least three times a year to prevent periodontal gum disease, which can cause teeth to fall out and raise your risk for diabetes, heart disease, or some cancers. Our highly-trained hygienists can provide regular cleaning using special hand tools and the Piezoelectric device to remove the plaque (the hardened film left by food and drink), while minimizing damage to the teeth structure.
If there is gum disease, the hygienists will need to do a painless deep cleaning. They will first use hand tools to scrape and plane the teeth. A soft tissue laser is then utilized to reduce the bacteria, while helping the gums to heal. They may also recommend that Arestin antimicrobial pellets be inserted to release the medicine gradually.
If these techniques are not effective in preventing further infection, our periodontist may need to do
periodontal surgery (see our discussion under Periodontal Gum Surgery).
In the meantime between your professional hygiene visits, the most important practice for optimum oral health is to brush for two minutes twice a day and floss once. Twice a day, use a soft bristle toothbrush or, even better, an electric one (hard bristles can wear down the gums).
In addition, you can use an over-the-counter periodontal mouthwash with the ingredient
cetylpyridinium or a special formula prescribed by “Dr. K” for your particular needs.
If you have not had an oral hygiene examination in the past four months, including dental x-rays which can show how healthy the roots of your teeth are and your jawbone, give Smile L.A. Downtown Los Angeles Modern Dentistry a call to set a no-obligation appointment: +1 213-DENTIST (336 8478).
We are located in a beautifully restored historic building near the new Pershing Square convenient to bus lines and Metro stations (we validate for parking in the building; check directions at www.SmileLA.com).
Top-Rated Downtown Los Angeles Dentist Provides Better Smiles With Dentures and Dental Bridges
Downtown Los Angeles dentist KouroshYousefzadeh, D.D.S. (Dr. K), knows how missing teeth can affect one's confident when smiling, even if it's just one tooth. Many of us have lost more due to inadequate training in how to care for our teeth. He can help restore your oral health and a happy, full smile with dentures or dental bridges. What they have in common is the ability to keep remaining teeth from moving to fill the gap and getting out of alignment or the jawbone from deteriorating due to periodontal disease.
Dentures come in a number of types and can last for numbers of years if prepared by a top dentist with the aid of a highly-skilled dental lab:
★ Complete Dentures: These are for those who need replacement for a full set of upper or lower teeth or both (patients with few healthy teeth usually prefer to have them extracted painlessly for the best fit).
★ Overdentures: These are placed on top of dental implants for stability.
★ Partials Dentures: If you still have many health natural teeth, having a fixed or removable partial appliance will keep them from moving and creating gaps that will trap food particles, resulting in gum disease.
★ Immediate Dentures: These are molded right after teeth are extracted and allow the patient to have the full ability to chew, speak, and smile when they leave the office. They need to be adjusted during the first months as the mouth heals and fully relined 6-8 months after extraction for a permanent fit.
Dental bridges are an inexpensive alternative for those who are only missing one or a few teeth. There are various types that can be bonded to the teeth or implants adjacent to the missing ones, including fixed and removable bridges.
Downtown Los Angeles dentist “Dr. K” invites you to meet with his team of experts for a comprehensive exam to determine your current dental health and the best options for your optimum smile. Call +1 213-DENTIST (336 8478)
Our office is near bus stops and Metro stations in the beautifully restored landmark Sentry Building near the renewed Pershing Square (get driving directions at www.SmileLA.com and we validate for parking).
Downtown Los Angeles Dentist Relieves Tooth Pain With Root Canal Therapy
Root canals treatments are needed when a tooth have become badly decayed or infected. Without timely treatment, the area surrounding the tooth can become infected as well and lead to further complications. Several symptoms that can occur when a root canal is needed include:
★ Major toothache (often along with a headache)
★ Swelling of the face or gums around a tooth.
★ Pain when you chew in that area.
★ Sensitivity there when you drink/eat something cold or hot
What these may indicate is the need for root canal therapy and an immediate examination is advised. The hollow channels or canals of the tooth’s root can carry the infection into the jaw and bone loss can cause the tooth to fall out.
Dr. K has taken many advanced courses so that he is highly-trained to treat any type of infected root canal to preserve the natural tooth. This can be done gently and comfortably by removing the infected tissue. The area is then sterilized, filled with artificial pulp, along with medication to prevent another infection, and sealed. Sometimes a crown is placed over the remaining part of the tooth to strengthen it.
Root canal procedures are complicated and don’t always work perfectly. The recovery needs to be
monitored and in that event of failure, retreatment may be needed. Sometimes this may also involve
the infection of the root tip, in which case an incision will be made, called an apicoectomy, to take out the damaged tissue.
To set up an exam to determine if you need root canal therapy, call Smile L.A. Downtown Modern Dentistry +1 213-DENTIST (336 8478).
We are located near bus and Metro stations and validate for parking in our building near Pershing Square (directions at www.SmileLA.com).
Top Downtown Los Angeles Dentist Helps Patients With Sleep Disorder
“Dr. K” can diagnose and treat dangerous sleep apnea, often indicated by frequent snoring
Sleep Apnea is a common disorder that pauses your breathing or cause shallow breaths while you sleep. Downtown Los Angeles dentist KouroshYousefzadeh, D.D.S., says that most people who suffer from sleep apnea are not even aware they have this or its impact on their overall health. Over 20% of adults have it. The most common symptom is snoring, so if your partner complains that you keep him or her awake, you should have a diagnosis as soon as possible.
Risks of not treating sleep apnea may include:
★ Higher incidence of high blood pressure.
★ More likelihood of heart failure.
★ Higher probability of having a stroke.
★ Greater chance of having diabetes.
★ Higher percentage of Alzheimer’s.
★ Weight gain.
★ Lower sex drive.
★ Impaired driving skills (it is a major cause of car accidents).
★ Sleepiness and fatigue during the day, even after enough hours in bed at night.
★ Problems with concentrating, fuzzy thinking, and poor memory.
★ Morning headaches.
★ Frequent waking in the night gasping for air.
The disorder occurs when either there is excess tissue in the throat restricting intake of each breath or a failure of the brain to send the correct signal for breathing when asleep. This results in sleep disruptions hundreds of times during the night, without the sufferer being aware. There are few specialists treating this problem and the most common solution is very uncomfortable. The Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device is a tank of air that feeds into a mask that is worn over the nose while sleeping, requiring the individual to lie on her or his back all night. It adds to the discomfort by causing dry eyes, mouth, and nose, as well as a feeling of claustrophobia for some.
So why is “Dr. K” the best doctor to diagnose and treat sleep apnea?
This leading downtown Los Angeles dentist can examine you and have you tested. If the results are positive, you have three better solutions:
• Some types can be remedied with a medication, which will be prescribed.
• Other cases require minor throat surgery to remove the blockage, which is painless.
• Most commonly requested is a night guard, a custom-made appliance that fits comfortably in the mouth at night to hold the tongue and jaw in their proper place, so you can breathe easily without any disruptions.
Top-rated Downtown Los Angeles Dentist Provides Painless Tooth Extractions
Downtown Los Angeles dentist Kourosh Yousefzadeh, D.D.S. (Dr. K), knows that many people connect the word "extraction" to pain and hesitates on seeing the dentist to get proper treatments. However, today with all the advances in ways to alleviate pain, even tooth extractions can be done gently.
One of the most common extraction procedures is wisdom teeth removal, they usually appear between the age of 17 and 25, after all the others. Resulting in problems such as over crowding of teeth, improper chewing, or misalignment. Having those teeth extracted are the routine solution and should be done sooner, rather than later, to avoid further problems. Other reasons for extraction could be a severely infected, broken or damaged tooth that cannot be repair with other treatments. In some cases of any tooth extraction, it may be necessary to also do a bone graft to add bone that is necessary for supporting the neighboring tooth.
Downtown Los Angeles dentist “Dr. K” and his expert team can give you a comprehensive exam to determine all your oral health needs. Call Smile L.A. Downtown Modern Dentistry for an appointment at your convenience +1 213-DENTIST (336 8478).
We are located in a beautifully restored historic building near the new Pershing Square, convenient to bus lines and Metro stations (we validate for parking in the building; check directions at www.SmileLA.com).
Downtown Los Angeles Dentist Dr. K Is an Experienced Emergency Dentist
Downtown Los Angeles dentist KouroshYousefzadeh, D.D.S. has worked in local emergency rooms and understands the whole range of dental problems that need treatment right away, as well as the emotional roller coaster they create for patients. If you believe the crisis may be best resolved by a highly-rated emergency dentist with some delay, “Dr. K” will be alerted by the after-hours medical exchange if you call his regular office number: 213-627-5895.
You can take over-the-counter pain medication while waiting for an emergency appointment with Dr. K, or he can call in a prescription for something stronger plus antibiotics if needed, depending on the situation.
Any dental condition that causes major pain or discomfort, severely impacts your ability to eat or speak, or otherwise requires immediate attention should be best treated by going to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Many emergencies can be avoided with good preventive care, so be sure to have regular check-ups and get advice on how best to maintain your oral health. Call downtown Los Angeles dentist “Dr. K” for a comprehensive exam during regular office hours: +1 213-DENTIST (336 8478).
Smile L.A. Downtown Modern Dentistry is located near Pershing Square convenient to bus stops and Metro Stations (we validate for parking in the building; check www.SmileLA.com for directions)