General Dentistry

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General Dentistry2018-08-28T17:47:40+00:00

General Dentistry for All Ages

Dr. Mark Sanford Talk to PatientOur office offers a comprehensive menu of general dental care for all ages. You play a vital part in co-planning your treatment at Monrovia Family Dentistry. We believe that every person deserves to choose the right treatment for them, and actively engage you in the planning process.

Preventive Dental Care and Cleanings

Woman looking up with mouth open as dentist checks gumsThe best way to a healthy smile is through prevention of common oral disease conditions. We offer several ways for our patients to enjoy cleaner, stronger, healthier teeth:

Comprehensive Exams

Thorough dental exams allow us to screen for conditions at very early stages. Our patients can then take advantage of minimally invasive therapies to treat their conditions and enjoy less dental treatment over time.

Dental Cleanings

Child receiving dental careAll cleanings are performed by a Registered Dental Hygienist. Our hygienists will remove tartar, biofilm and stain from your teeth above and below the gumlines. We then discuss a personalized oral hygiene plan based on your individual smile needs.

Digital X-Rays

High definition digital x-rays allow us to diagnose conditions like bone loss, abscesses, cavities and abnormalities within the bone that cannot be seen during a clinical exam. These enlarged images also make it easier for us to share information with our patients during the exam or consultation.

Oral Cancer Screening

Effective cancer treatment begins with diagnosis as early as possible. Unfortunately most oral cancers are asymptomatic until they are very progressed. Our dentists screen for precancerous and abnormal tissues so that we can provide earlier biopsies and a better chance at successful treatment.

Periodontal Screening

Screening for gum disease is an important step in retaining your teeth for an entire lifetime. Our periodontal assessment involves a thorough exam of all attachment levels of the gums to each tooth in the mouth.

Night Guards

Grinding and clenching your teeth at night can cause TMJ pain, broken fillings and worn teeth. Our custom fitted guards prevent premature tooth wear.

Fluoride Treatments

Even the healthiest teeth sometimes need a little help against fighting cavities. Our fluoride treatments are applied after a dental cleaning and help remineralize enamel as well as reduce sensitivity.

Root Canal Therapy

Step by step how root canal therapy worksMonrovia Family Dentistry offers in-house root canal therapy so that there’s no reason to have to go off-site for your oral health care. While some dentists refer root canal treatments to 3rd party providers, our dentists are confident practitioners that prefer to completed them right here in our office.

When do teeth need a root canal?

  • A Fractured Root

  • An Abscess

  • Decay that Extends into the Nerve

Preserve Your Natural Tooth

Patient ready for root canal procedureA root canal is a therapy that treats the inside of the tooth, rather than the outside. They involve removing the infected nerve tissue and then medicating the nerve chamber before sealing it off to prevent reinfection. After the root canal, a permanent restoration like a crown is placed over the tooth.

Endodontic Treatment in Monrovia

Enjoy all of your dental care in one place. See one of Monrovia Family Dentistry’s dentists today to find out whether or not you need a root canal to preserve your smile for several more years.

Dental Extractions

Woman teeth being examined by dentist before tooth taken outWhen possible, we try to retain natural teeth that can be treated or preserved. Unfortunately some teeth cannot. It may be needed to remove a tooth when it:

  • Is Impacted

  • Severely Decayed or Broken

  • Interferes with Orthodontic Alignment

  • Is Necessary for Denture Treatment

  • Has Severe Bone Loss around It

Comfortable Options

Our extraction patients can elect to take advantage of our sedation options, enjoying a more comfortable procedure.

Wisdom Teeth

Man receiving dental anesthesia before extractionFor some people, wisdom teeth can create moderate to severe discomfort. They can also interfere with the health of teeth that they have become impacted against. Removing these wisdom teeth is the most effective way to alleviate pain and preserve other healthy teeth.

Do you need to have a tooth removed? Monrovia Family Dentistry offers in-house extraction options so you can access all of your dental care in one place. Contact us today.

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