Dental Care

The Wand
The Wand is a high tech, computerized anesthetic delivery system, and we are proud to offer it in our practice. Prior to its introduction, the syringe, a 150-year-old technology, was the primary method of delivering anesthesia.

What does this mean? In plain English it means we can deliver a shot to a patient and they almost always say, “I didn’t feel a thing!” Additionally, the Wand provides a more accurate and safer delivery of anesthesia. You no longer have to be fearful or anxious of the traditional dental needle when you visit our office.

Intra Oral Dental Camera La Canada Flintridge CaIntra-Oral Camera Makes You a Part of the Team
The doctor works hand-in-hand with patients to create a bond of teamwork. One of the ways we bring this about is through the use of a high-tech tool, the Intra-Oral Camera. This amazing device is a miniature video camera that displays a close-up picture of the inside of your mouth. You can see for yourself what work needs to be done and which teeth are doing fine. You then become a participant in each dental decision. You'll love how this works!

Root Canal Treatment La Canada Flintridge CASaving Hopeless Teeth
Teeth with roots that have been damaged or infected used to require extraction, which can cause a lot of problems and should be done as a last resort. When dental decay reaches the nerve of the tooth (or the tooth has become infected), a simple filling does not suffice. A root canal can save the tooth by removing the pulp of a tooth and replacing it with a filling material. Root canals of the past were quite painful and gained a reputation as something to be avoided. However, with today’s modern anesthetics and technology, we can perform root canals that are quite tolerable and often times even painless!

Dental Digital Imaging La Canada Flintridge CA90% Reduction in Radiation
Introducing digital imaging, available at our practice. With this technology, an image is taken of your mouth with a digital sensor and downloaded into our computer, where it is immediately available. This method results in 90% less radiation than conventional X-rays. No more waiting for images to develop and no more chemical waste to pollute the environment.

Do You Have Pain in Your Temples or Jaw Joint?
Dental Treatment La Canada Flintridge CAAre Your Teeth Sore or Sensitive?Has your dentist ever asked you to bite down on what looks like a piece of carbon paper? The dentist was checking your “occlusion” or how your teeth mesh together. Improper meshing can lead to pain in the teeth, muscles, and jaw joint. It can also cause fractures in teeth and crowns and can even lead to nighttime teeth grinding. Aligning the teeth properly can be incredibly complex, since interference the thickness of a human hair can cause problems. That’s why Flintridge Dental Studio is proud to be one of the first dental practices in the country to use a state-of-the-art instrument called the Tekscan™. This computerized bite analysis ensures your teeth are properly aligned so you won’t have the problems that come with a “bad bite.”

Dental Mouthguards, Sports Mouth GuardsWorried About Your Child Knocking Out a Tooth?
Did you know that 5 million teeth are knocked out each year in the United States alone? Many sports can be dangerous without the proper protection. The one-size-fits-all mouthguards found in stores just don’t fit very well. Wearing these, how can you breathe while running during soccer or basketball? On the other hand, custom-made sports mouthguards fit well, protect well, and can be worn for any sport, including soccer, baseball, basketball, and, of course, football and hockey.

Beautiful Dentures for Confident Smiles
If you select dentures as a replacement for missing teeth, we can design and fit natural-looking dentures that won’t slip. Recent technology allows us to anchor a denture plate so securely that you no longer have to worry about the foods you eat and your slipping and shifting dentures. If you are already a denture wearer, we invite you to ask us about this procedure. It will make your life so much easier.

Dental Hygiene and Preventive Care
Everyone knows that regular visits to the dental hygienist for teeth cleaning are essential for maintaining optimum oral health. Professional teeth cleaning and the prevention of dental problems go hand in hand.

Here in our practice we are very interested in heading trouble off BEFORE it happens. This saves you time and expense.

  • We have a soft tissue management program (soft tissue = gums). Part of this program is regular cleanings, LASER gum treatments when needed, and the latest in medications to prevent gum disease. 
  • You will also receive home care instructions and at least three follow up examinations to make sure you’re doing fine.
Dentists and hygienists are also your first line of defense in detecting and treating oral cancer. This is so important that we offer a ViziLite examination. Read more about ViziLite here

Stop Snoring Dental Treatment Dentist La Canada Flintridge CAStop Snoring and Sleep Better!Are you or a loved one unable to get a good night’s sleep because of snoring or sleep apnea? We have a simple, effective way to treat not only snoring but sleep apnea that is an alternative to the bulky CPAP machine. Our dental device you wear at night can reduce annoying snoring and sleep apnea without surgery or medication. You CAN sleep better! Just ask us how.

Flintridge Dental Studio
4542 Rinetti Lane
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011