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Signs You May Need Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom tooth removal is a very common dental procedure. In fact, it seems that most people have their wisdom teeth out in their late teens. However, while many patients do require extraction, the procedure is not necessary for everyone. Dr. Georgaklis will not recommend removal if it is not necessary. He can often help you to manage your teeth, so you will never need an extraction. Through regular exams, he can monitor the development of your teeth and look for any complications. You may also notice symptoms that could indicate the need for removal. For example, if you suffer from third molar pain, an extraction at our San Diego practice may be the optimal solution. If you do require this treatment, Dr. Georgaklis will use extremely gentle techniques, resulting in minimal discomfort. […]

By | November 26th, 2014|family dentist, tooth extraction, wisdom teeth|0 Comments

6 Things that Make Dr. Georgaklis Stand Apart

If you are searching for truly outstanding dental care, you do not want to walk into just any dental office. You want a practitioner who offers clinical excellence, advanced technology, and true compassion. Dr. George Georgaklis provides all of this and more. That is why he consistently receives some of the best dentist reviews in the San Diego area. When you undergo treatment at our office, you will receive gentle care, tailored to meet your dental needs and enhance your overall wellness. In fact, at Dr. Georgaklis’ office, you will enjoy many benefits that other area practitioners simply cannot provide. […]

5 Unexpected Benefits of Adult Braces

If you are considering a visit to your San Diego orthodontist, you may hesitate, believing you are too old for orthodontic care. Although you dislike your crooked smile, you feel that you would be even more embarrassed spending months with braces on your teeth. “No,” you think. “I’m too old for that. Braces are for teens or young adults who have not yet reached their professional stride.” The truth is that more and more adults are enjoying the immense benefits of braces. Orthodontic treatment will not only improve your appearance – it could have untold benefits for your overall quality of life. Additionally, your La Jolla orthodontist offers many different treatment options. Therefore, you may be able to enjoy these benefits with no need for noticeable metal braces. […]

By | November 24th, 2014|braces, Invisalign, Orthodontics|0 Comments

Orthodontics Quiz: Which Treatment Is Right for You?

As one of the area’s leading orthodontic dentists, Dr. George Georgaklis offers a variety of treatment options. You can choose from traditional braces, Invisalign®, and accelerated teeth straightening at his San Diego office. Although each of these treatments can be extremely effective orthodontics, the right one for you will depend on your lifestyle, budget, personal preferences, and, of course, your health needs. Dr. Gerogaklis will provide a complete exam and consultation to help you choose the right treatment for your smile. In the meantime, take this quick quiz to begin learning about your treatment options and which one may benefit you. […]

By | November 21st, 2014|accelerated orthodontics, braces, Orthodontics|0 Comments

Do I Need a Root Canal?

Like many patients, when you feel the first twinges of a toothache, you may panic, wondering, “Do I need a root canal?” Root canal therapy has a notorious, though unwarranted reputation, for being quite unpleasant. In reality, the treatment will eliminate the often severe discomfort of your infected tooth. Nevertheless, although a root canal at our San Diego practice can be a highly effective way to preserve your smile and dental function, Dr. Georgaklis will never recommend the treatment if it is not necessary. He will carefully analyze your symptoms and use advanced imaging to determine if root canal therapy is right for you. […]

Are You a Candidate for Straight Teeth in Six Months?

Like many adults and teens, you may feel quite self-conscious about your crooked or gapped teeth. Your misaligned smile may even be holding you back in some area of your life. Perhaps you avoid smiling in social settings, or maybe you stay away from public speaking at work. Either way, you know you could benefit from orthodontic treatment, but you are a bit concerned about spending an extended period of time with metal braces. Fortunately, Dr. George Georgaklis offers Straight Teeth in Six MonthsSM at his San Diego practice. Accelerated orthodontics can be a very effective – and subtle – treatment option, but it is not right for everyone. Read on to find out if you are a candidate for Straight Teeth in Six MonthsSM . […]

By | November 18th, 2014|accelerated orthodontics, Orthodontics|0 Comments

Are Clear Braces Right for You?

As a renowned orthodontic expert, Dr. George Georgaklis offers several different options to achieve a straighter and healthier smile. Like many patients, you may be wondering about Invisalign® vs. braces at our San Diego practice. Both treatment options can successfully treat a range of orthodontic issues. However, you may be more suited to one treatment over the other, depending on your health needs, personality, budget, and several additional factors. At your consultation, your La Jolla orthodontist will explain more about Invisalign® vs. braces, and he will help you select the right treatment for your needs. […]

By | November 13th, 2014|braces, Invisalign, Orthodontics|0 Comments

4 Benefits of Composite Restorations

Dr. George is not only committed to providing you with a stunning, healthy smile. He is also dedicated to your overall health. For this reason, he is proud to be a top holistic dentist in San Diego. He uses state-of-the-art materials that will benefit your comprehensive wellbeing, the environment, and the appearance of your smile. One of the most important materials he uses is composite resin. This material, a mixture of plastic and glass, can be used to create a lifelike crown or a sturdy dental filling. Dr. Georgaklis is proud to be on the forefront of dental technology. He has been using amalgam fillings since 1985, when they were first introduced. In this post, your La Jolla holistic dentist explains some of the many advantages of composite resin restorations. […]

Your Tooth Replacement Options: Implants & Bridges

Does a missing tooth detract from your appearance? Do you long for a beautiful smile and healthy dental function? If so, you naturally want the most effective, lifelike, and durable dental restoration available. If you are exploring your restorative options, you may be wondering about an implant vs. a bridge at our La Jolla practice. Although both restorations can give you a more complete smile, implants offer numerous benefits that older bridges simply cannot provide. Nevertheless, although implants are typically the optimal choice, in some cases, bridges can be a great solution. Your = dentist will explain more about an implant vs. a bridge in San Diego, and he will help you select the right treatment for your needs. […]

6 Reasons to Consider Invisalign®

Misaligned teeth can be a huge burden. Not only do they impact the look of your smile; they can also affect your overall oral health and even your facial structure. Fortunately, Dr. Georgaklis offers a full range of orthodontic treatments. Traditional braces, lingual braces, and six-month orthodontics are all available at our practice. La Jolla Invisalign® is another state-of-the-art treatment that may be a great option for your smile. This treatment uses a set of custom-fabricated aligners to straighten your teeth and improve your bite alignment. If you are researching your orthodontic options, there are a number of reasons to consider Invisalign®. At your initial consultation, Dr. Georgaklis will determine your candidacy for this treatment, and he will explain the many benefits of clear braces. The advantages include: […]

By | November 6th, 2014|Invisalign, Orthodontics|0 Comments

Porcelain Veneers vs. Dental Bonding

If you want to enjoy a brighter, more stunning smile, you have a number of cosmetic dentistry options to choose from. Two of the most popular and versatile treatments are porcelain veneers and dental bonding. Both treatments can achieve similar results, and they each have their own unique advantages. For example, if you are looking for a cheap dentist in San Diego, you may want to consider bonding. Although Dr. Georgaklis will provide outstanding results, this treatment typically costs less than other cosmetic procedures. On the other hand, if you want the most lifelike results possible, porcelain veneers may be a better solution. […]

Determining Your Candidacy for Porcelain Veneers

If you are considering cosmetic dentistry in San Diego, veneers may be an excellent option. Veneers, made of incredibly thin, yet durable porcelain, will adhere to the front of your teeth. Dr. Georgaklis can apply veneers to treat a diverse range of aesthetic flaws. However, with so many cosmetic treatment options to choose from, it can be difficult to know if veneers are truly the right choice for you. Ultimately, your choice will depend on your aesthetic goals, overall dental health, and Dr. Georgaklis’ recommendations. […]

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