Pasadena Dentist FAQ's
At Genesis Dental Esthetics we accept all major credit cards including, Mastercard, Visa, Amex, Discover, as well as patient Flex Account cards.
We accepted all major PPOs and HMOs, please call our dental office in Pasadena at (626) 314-3550 to inquire about your specific plan.
Yes! We accept cash patients, please call (626) 314-3550 to make your appointment today!
You will need your Photo ID card, insurance card, as well the information on your medical and dental history.
We have a very calm and relaxing atmosphere. We do not overbook our clinic and make every effort to take time and see each patient at a comfortable pace. We can also offer oral sedation, nitrous sedation (laughing gas), and are also permitted to adminster conscious IV (intra-venous) sedation or IV general anesthesia if necessary.
Most patients need to come in every 6 months for a cleaning and check-up. Some patients will need to come in more often such as every 3 to 4 months due to specific oral health needs. The dentist in Pasadena will determine if coming in more often than every 6 months is appropriate.
Brushing and flossing should be done twice a day, in the morning and the evening. If possible, a third mid day brushing can really help with oral health.
Specific bacteria unqiue to the oral cavity can accumulate and either directly or indirectly lead to demineralization and decay of tooth structure. As soon as decay sets in, it should be treated in order to prevent progression. "Watching" a cavity grow into a larger one only serves to later necessitate more tooth destruction during treatment. Prevention is key.
Yes! We offer a full range of sedation options from oral sedation, inhalation sedation (laughing gas), as well as more extensive IV (intravenous sedation) conscious sedation or general anesthesia.
Silver fillings should be replaced if they are structurally failing due to wear and tear and no longer sealing the tooth properly. If silver fillings are intact, then they do not need to be replaced unless for specific cosmetic reasons. Scientific studies have shown silver fillings to be a safe treatment modality.
Yes! Surface stains can be removed using in office whitening treatment.
Yes! In office whitening is far safer, healthier, and more effective for teeth versus over the counter whitening strips due to reduced exposure time of teeth to whitening agents.
Over the counter whitening exposes teeth to low concentration whitening agents for an extended period of time which slowly degrades enamel. While intially safe, repeated use can cause errosion of tooth enamal, in office whitening is far superior.
Yes! Hot/cold sensitivity usually is an indicator of an underlying problem with tooth health, possibly an abscess or infection. The doctor can determine the cause and treat it appropriately.
Yes, our dentist in Pasadena is accepting new patients by appointment only, please call (626) 314-3550 to schedule your visit.
Yes, our dental office in Pasadena sees patients on Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm.