Carlsbad Dentist
3144 El Camino Real, Ste. 103
Carlsbad, California 92008 US
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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Chemical Sciences, Wichita State University
    Dental: DMD, University of Louisville School of Dentistry

Treatments offered at Polished General Dentistry

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Should I get a root canal or an implant (early 50s)

Without seeing your radiographs and knowing the periodontal health of the tooth it is hard to definitively give you an answer. Trismus is usually due... READ MORE

When I was younger and had tooth pain, I waited until I couldn't stand it anymore and would end up getting extractions?

Hello, Short answer, you will be fine, as long as you do replace them. But remember that bone is lost overtime and face shape relies on bone. Budget... READ MORE

What's the best way to keep your teeth nice and clean?

Hello. The best routine is.... Floss, brush, rinse with mouth wash. If you are going to do your morning hygiene after your breakfast, you need to... READ MORE

What treatment would be the best way forward for me? (Photo)

Based on the photos you have not had dental care for a while. It is urgent for you to see a professional to have a comprehensive exam including perio... READ MORE

To implant or not? What are my options?

The immediate concern should be to address the chronic infection. It seems that the tooth has a hopeless prognosis even after root canal treatment, so... READ MORE

I don't like my veneers! I don't know why! Can you help so I can fix them? (Photo)

Keep in mind they are temporaries, temporaries do look fake and bulky. My hope is that now you have the permanent veneers and they are translucent and... READ MORE

Help. What veneer is best for tetracycline stained teeth? (photo)

Preparation for a tooth with tetracycline stain can be very complex. The underlayer is actually much darker than your enamel. Is your goal to address... READ MORE

Can I get veneers on my front teeth or implants instead of braces or Invisalign? (photo)

Hello, I would highly recommend getting a consult with a cosmetic dentist and a wax up of a smile design for you. They can show you what your smile... READ MORE

What is better, a denture for a single front tooth, or an implant? What is the average cost of both?

I'm sorry to hear about your accident! If you put finances aside, and have ideal bone, the answer is easy, an implant. The implant will cost more, but... READ MORE

What treatment would more feasible in having straight teeth? Was advised to get implants or veneers. Advice? (photos)

Implants or Veneers will not address your goal of straight teeth. Seek out orthodontic consults to find out what your options are, clear aligners,... READ MORE

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