Some dentists focus on one specialty or another, such as pediatric dentistry or periodontal disease. As a generalist, Dr. Pak is a primary care dentist who provides dental care to all age groups. His warm and friendly personality and extensive skills make him an excellent choice for family and children’s dentistry as well as senior dental care. His professional training equips him to diagnose, treat, and manage all aspects of your overall dental care.
While Dr. Pak may choose to refer you to a specialist for certain complex surgical procedures, his general dentistry services include:
A crown (or cap) encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens the tooth, giving the tooth a longer life than those restored with fillings. Dr. Pak may recommend a crown for:
Composite fillings consist of a blend of glass or quartz and plastic resin that’s colored to blend with the remaining part of the natural tooth. Unlike amalgam fillings used in the past, composite fillings are mercury free. Other advantages of using composite fillings for cavity repair include:
When a tooth is not repairable, Dr. Pak may recommend extraction. He keeps your comfort a priority during extraction and uses numbing agents liberally when necessary to prevent pain. For more complex procedures, he may recommend conscious sedation with nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help you relax. Dr. Pak is also very selective when it comes to tooth extractions, and doesn’t hesitate to refer you to an oral surgeon if he feels that’s your best treatment option.