General Dentistry San Diego

Comprehensive Dental Care

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Scripps Center for Dental Care offers a full range of sedation dentistry options at our La Jolla, San Diego office. When patients are sedated or relaxed, our team of specialists and general dentist can complete all their treatment in the same period of time.  Scripps Center for Dental Care offers a full range of sedation dentistry options at our La Jolla, San Diego office. When patients are sedated or relaxed, our team of specialists and general dentist can complete all their treatment in the same period of time. Enlarge Video View All Videos

At Scripps Center for Dental Care, our cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry practice in San Diego, we have distinguished our practice by bringing together a group of specialists who are able to provide a comprehensive range of preventive and appearance-related dental treatments under a single roof. We focus on providing this care in a five-star-service environment. Our signature feature is our staff of certified dental specialists supporting all aspects of adult dentistry, from basic oral hygiene to complex oral surgery.

Hygiene — Cleaning and Prevention

Video: Healthy Gums for a Healthy Mouth

At the Scripps Center for Dental Care in La Jolla, we believe that keeping patients’ gums healthy is truly important. Our San Diego office has a great team of dental hygienists and a specialist periodontist to make sure that all of our patients have healthy gums. At the Scripps Center for Dental Care in La Jolla, we believe that keeping patients’ gums healthy is truly important. Our San Diego office has a great team of dental hygienists and a specialist periodontist to make sure that all of our patients have healthy gums. Enlarge Video View All Videos

These prevention-focused services are provided by specially trained and certified registered dental hygienists. Our goal is primarily to improve and maintain the soft tissues and supporting structures of the mouth. Doing so results in better overall health and contributes positively to tooth preservation.

The following treatments are provided by our excellent team of dental hygienists:  Penny Mulligan, and Loree Oberle-Edwards and Andrea Morrison:

  • Adult prophylaxis/cleaning
  • Child prophylaxis and fluoride
  • Deep cleanings with anesthesia
  • Periodontal maintenance
  • Plaque control
  • Breath control
  • Occlusal sealants
  • Counseling for dry mouth and nutrition
  • Counseling for smoking cessation
  • Counseling for dental anxiety

Periodontics — Gum Surgery

General Dentistry San DiegoA periodontist is responsible for the treatment and prevention of diseases of the supporting structures of the teeth, which include the gums and bone. These treatments are routinely performed under local anesthesia or mild sedation. At our general dentistry practice in La Jolla, our goal is to help correct problems that have already developed and prevent further damage, which can help patients keep their teeth for many years.

The following treatments are provided by periodontist George A. Crow:

  • Laser periodontal disease treatment
  • Deep cleaning with anesthesia
  • Soft tissue grafting
  • Antibiotic therapies
  • Crown lengthening
  • Osseous surgery
  • Bone grafting
  • Guided tissue regeneration
  • Dental implant placement

Oral Surgery — Dental Implants and Wisdom Teeth

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon treats injuries and deformities, extracts teeth, and performs surgery of the mouth, jaw, and face. Our goal is to provide ultimate patient comfort during any dental procedure by utilizing outpatient general anesthesia administered by highly trained personnel in a comfortable office setting.

The following treatments are provided by our La Jolla dentists:

  • Anesthesia consultation and needs assessment
  • General anesthesia, IV sedation, and nitrous oxide sedation
  • Placement of dental implants
  • Wisdom teeth assessment and treatment
  • TMJ/facial pain consultation and treatment
  • Diagnosis and treatment of oral lesions and pathology
  • Reconstructive and orthodontic jaw surgery
  • Hospital and emergency care

Endodontics — Root Canal Therapy

Endodontics is the realm of certified specialists who provide treatment for the roots of teeth. This therapy most often involves a comfortable procedure completed in one sitting. Our goal is to relieve discomfort, provide proper restorations, and allow patients to keep their teeth indefinitely.

The following root canal treatments are performed as part of our general dentistry services by La Jolla endodontist Dr. Katherine Thomson:

  • Dental pain diagnosis and management
  • Root canal therapy
  • Re-treatment of failing root canal therapy
  • Post removal
  • Apical retrofilling
  • Apexification/apexogenesis

Orthodontics - Braces and Invisalign

Orthodontics is the realm of certified specialists who re-align teeth and improve bite relationships while improving ones smile. The use of clear bonded brackets and temperature sensitive wires provide fast accurate treatment times with minimal discomfort and fewer visits. This allows our patients to retain their teeth for a lifetime.

We also offer the following orthodontic treatments:

  • Bite diagnosis and correction
  • Pre- and post-surgical treatment
  • Re-treatment for adult crowding
  • Placement of temporary anchorage devices
  • Self-ligating brackets
  • Child, adolescent and adult braces

Prosthodontics - Crowns, Bridges, and Implant Restorations

A prosthodontist is one who treats complicated cases involving missing teeth and jaw deformities. Typical cases are beyond the scope of most general dentists and can involve implants along with multiple missing natural teeth. Cases are planned and administered by a highly trained specialist in a comfortable office setting.

The following treatments are provided by La Jolla prosthodontist Dr. Robert L. Bosworth:

  • Denture consultation and needs assessment
  • Full mouth reconstruction
  • Restoration of dental implants
  • Dental Implant assessment and treatment planning
  • TMJ/facial pain consultation and treatment
  • Partial denture treatment and implant supported partials
  • Hospital based and interdisciplinary care

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To make a general dentistry appointment at our La Jolla practice, please contact Scripps Center for Dental Care today.

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La Jolla Office
9850 Genesee Ave
Ste 620
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: (858) 535-8300
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