Dentist – Elk Grove, CA
Laguna Star Dental of Elk Grove, CA specializes in Family Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Implant Dentistry and all your dentistry needs. Our Elk Grove Dentist, Dr. Karan Pannu, is a highly trained cosmetic and family dentist with over 12 years experience running successful dental practices in Modesto, CA. If you are looking for a dentist in Elk Grove, CA, our Elk Grove Dentist, Dr. Karan Pannu, has a brand new dental office equipped with the most modern dental equipment in the greater Sacramento area.
Our brand new, State of the Art Elk Grove dental office has the most advanced dental technology in Elk Grove, CA. We feature a cutting edge digital dental x-ray system by Gendex, and industry leader in digital dental x-ray technology. In addition to that we also feature a one of a kind Cone Beam 3D CBCT 3D Imaging technology that allow us to see the relationships between bones, teeth, airways, nerves and tissues. All that is required is standing in the unit as a scanner moves in one complete circle around your head.
Give us a call and schedule an appointment today. Our dentist in Elk Grove, CA is Dr. Karan Pannu, although he is new to Elk Grove, he is not new to dentistry. Dr. Pannu has ran several highly successful dental practices in Modesto, CA. At Laguna Star Dental, you can rest assured knowing that our Elk Grove Dentist is highly trained and has over 10 years experience providing quality dental care.
The health of your teeth and mouth is very important to the well-being of your entire body, and while routine brushing and flossing at home is necessary to keep your smile looking its best, visiting your dentist for a comprehensive exam and cleaning is essential. The American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist every six months to ensure your teeth stay healthy and your smile stays beautiful.
Dental X-Rays & Preventative Dentistry
Preventive dentistry emphasizes the importance of ongoing hygiene procedures and daily practices to prevent tooth decay and other dental diseases and conditions. Effective preventive dentistry combines at-home oral care by patients with chairside treatments and counseling by dental professionals.
Restorative Dentistry & Fillings
A dental restoration or dental filling is a dental restorative material used to restore the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from carries or external trauma. It is also lost intentionally during tooth preparation to improve the aesthetics or the physical integrity of the intended restorative material. Dental restoration also refers to the replacement of missing tooth structure that is supported by dental implants.
Endothonics & Root Canals
Has your dentist or endodontist told you that you need root canal treatment? If so, you’re not alone. Millions of teeth are treated and saved each year with root canal, or endodontic, treatment. Learn how root canal treatment can relieve your tooth pain and save your smile. To understand a root canal procedure, it helps to know about the anatomy of the tooth. Inside the tooth, under the white enamel and a hard layer called the dentin, is a soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue, and helps to grow the root of your tooth during development. In a fully developed tooth, the tooth can survive without the pulp because the tooth continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.
Dentures (Complete & Partial)
Complete dentures can be either “conventional” or “immediate.” Made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, a conventional denture is ready for placement in the mouth about eight to 12 weeks after the teeth have been removed.
Unlike conventional dentures, immediate dentures are made in advance and can be positioned as soon as the teeth are removed. As a result, the wearer does not have to be without teeth during the healing period. However, bones and gums shrink over time, especially during the healing period following tooth removal. Therefore a disadvantage of immediate dentures compared with conventional dentures is that they require more adjustments to fit properly during the healing process and generally should only be considered a temporary solution until conventional dentures can be made.
A removable partial denture or bridge usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a pink or gum-colored plastic base, which is sometimes connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. A fixed bridge replaces one or more teeth by placing crowns on the teeth on either side of the space and attaching artificial teeth to them. This “bridge” is then cemented into place. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from changing position. A precision partial denture is removable and has internal attachments rather than clasps that attach to the adjacent crowns. This is a more natural-looking appliance.
When it comes to dental procedures, tooth extraction — or having teeth “pulled” — is among patients’ most dreaded prospects. Also referred to as exodontia, tooth extraction involves removing a tooth from its socket in the jaw bone. Before your dentist considers extraction, every effort will be made to try to repair and restore your tooth. However, sometimes a tooth extraction is necessary.
When you hear the words oral surgery, you may think of a hospital setting, general anaesthesia, and one or more days in recovery from this type of dental procedure; but you might be surprised to know what is actually considered oral surgery in dentistry. Many procedures done in a general dental office are considered oral surgery and patients that require such procedures are booked for the procedure without the inconvenience of being put on a waiting list for treatment.