We understand how a dental problem, be it an emergency or not, is never pleasing. Dental problems arise without caution, and they come with severe repercussions for patients. Also, we understand that many people don’t like visiting dentists for dental checkups or even treatment. For this reason, Washington Dental strives to establish an environment that will make you feel comfortable and safe while getting the best services. We also aim at ensuring our patients get the best experience when they visit our clinic.
Our dentists understand how valuable a person’s smile is. Usually, it’s the first noticeable aspect of a person. Since you have one chance to make a first impression, our dentists will ensure your smile is a perfect one.
If you need emergency dental care, Washington Dental is the best clinic for you. Our dentists and staff will attend to you as quickly as possible, and they will do the necessary work without a hassle or pain. We treat patients in Compton and the surrounding areas of Los Angeles. Call us immediately in case you need a qualified dentist to work on your emergency. Scheduling appointments with our dentists is effortless and fast thanks to our excellent customer service.
Services We Offer
We offer all-inclusive dental care to all of Compton residents and the surrounding areas. We are a full-service office providing quality and affordable dental care that will leave our patients comfortable and pleased. We can be the reason you smile. Our services include:
Dental crises are frequent in Compton. They could happen any time and unexpectedly. Having a dental emergency means you must seek relief as quickly as possible. At Washington Dental, we are an emergency dental clinic where emergency dental care is readily available.
The thought of visiting a dentist ought to make you and your family feel comfortable rather than scared. A great experience is only possible with dentists that value their clients and strive to create trusting relations with them. With family dentistry, we build a solid rapport with our patients.
Our special dentistry services include:
- Oral surgery, for example, teeth extractions.
- Prosthodontics which include dental implants and dentures
- Endodontics like root canals
- Periodontics (treating gum disease)
- Orthodontics, for example, Invisalign and braces
- Pediatric dentistry (for children)
We are a full-service provider clinic offering high-quality dental treatment. Apart from operating in Compton, we also have offices in Lomita, Carson, and Downtown LA. Our dental techniques are advanced and contemporary, and we are committed to offering the best quality care to our patients. We provide a variety of dental discounts, payment, and financing options. This will ensure that you receive the care you deserve without straining. Additionally, we have no extended terms or interest in our fees. We accept most major credit cards and dental insurance plans.
Who We Are
Our facility boasts of two on-staff dentists that are fully trained and are very competent in what they do. Our dentists, Dr. Sam Ganji, and Dr. David Ganji are both honors graduates. They graduated from highly-ranked United States dental schools. Dr. Sam Ganji studied at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DDS) degree. Dr. David Ganji studied at the University of Southern California, where he attained a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree.
Dr. Sam and Dr. David Ganji have profound real-world skills and experience in a variety of dental problems. Additionally, they continuously keep themselves updated with the most recent evolvements in dentistry. One of the effective ways they stay updated is by taking part in educational programs.
In addition to our two dentists, we also boast of skilled dental assistants. These assistants are approved by the State board and have all the essential educational background. Their experience is high enough that they will make your visit to our office as pleasing as possible. Even better, customer service in our firm is the priority. Our customer service is excellent and fast. In case you need help or have questions, any member of our helpful and friendly staff would be pleased to help you.
What We Do
We strive to be the best choice in providing local dentistry services in the Compton area. Our daily work is towards earning your trust. We also strive to improve your oral hygiene and health in different ways. What we do is, we partner with our patients to care for their mouth (gums and teeth). Caring for gums and teeth keeps them stronger and healthier for the longest time possible during their lifetime.
We have a single, convenient location where you can go for all your dental treatment. Quality care should never be your worry once you visit the Washington Dental clinic. We understand how difficult it is to land an experienced dentist and yet how crucial it is to find one. Therefore, our duty is towards being the ‘ideal dentist’ to all our patients.
How We Help
Our primary duty is to help you maintain optimum oral health. We do this by offering comprehensive individual services, as we shall mention in the next sections. However, generally, we help by providing diagnostic, restorative, cosmetic, and preventive care. This helps to counter periodontal (relating to gums) and dental issues plus diseases of various descriptions.
Our Dental Services at Washington Dental
The aim of all the services we offer at Washington Dental is to promote the functionality, health, and aesthetic appearance of your smile. Thus, we provide a wide variety of dental processes to ensure we meet the different needs of our patients. We use only the best-quality dental appliances, materials, and tools.
We will look in detail at the primary dental services we provide. They include emergency filings, free dental exams, and digital x-rays.
Free Dental Exams
A consistent dental exam every four to six months is crucial. This will help our dentists to notice dental problems early enough to prevent them from spreading. It also helps prevent other dental issues from arising. During your initial visit, we will examine your teeth to see if there are signs of weakening or decay. We will also check your gums to ensure they’re healthy. We will review your dental well-being and provide whatever care you require. Even better, we will expound on everything one by one so you can decide in the best way possible.
Suffering from extensive cavities, severe tooth decay, or damage to your teeth can cause you immense pain and discomfort. We provide quick and effective treatment for these conditions. We use innovative materials for the removal of far less of your damaged or decayed teeth.
While ordinary fillings are typically done using silver, we use a resin polymer because silver may be sensitive to different temperatures, and it appears ugly to several patients.
The resin is white and identical to your teeth’s natural color. Resin is a stain-resistant, durable, and stable material that fits into the pre-existing teeth structure easier than silver.
Washington Dental clinic uses advanced digital x-rays that produce best-quality images instantly. The images are displayed on an LCD monitor so that you and your dentist can view it. Our high-technology X-rays are detailed and produce up to 90% less radiation. Also, we have intraoral mini-cameras, which we use to take photographs of your teeth. We do this because we want you to see how exactly your gums and teeth change in case they have a problem.
Terms and Frequently Asked Questions
For anyone that wants to replace a missing or broken tooth, dental implants are the ideal choice. They are fixed, permanent, and aesthetic. We will design your dental implants and their crowns. The reason being we want them to match the contours and color of the remaining teeth.
Often, a general dentist can also perform cosmetic dentistry. Our general dentists are also experts in cosmetic, implant, and family dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry creates a positive change to your teeth and smile. We provide several cosmetic dentistry procedures that will help you regain your beautiful and natural smile.
Teeth whitening by a professional dentist brightens a smile since it eliminates teeth stains. Whitening your teeth also boosts one’s confidence. While teeth whitening kits are readily available in pharmacies, their results won’t be efficient compared to what our dentists will deliver.
Dental Extraction (Exodontia)
If you need your tooth extracted, Washington Dental will do a great job. Our dentists will ease your mind as they take you through what to expect from the procedure. Additionally, they will discuss any medications you are using to see if there’s any complication that may occur.
Chipped/ Cracked Teeth
Chipped teeth may happen because of dental trauma. Apart from damage and pain, a cracked tooth may cause much embarrassment. In case you’ve got a chipped tooth, don’t be afraid because you are not alone. Presently, chipped teeth have become a common problem when talking about dental injury. A chipped tooth may vary in damage and size. Any form of dental trauma needs immediate medical care.
Even though, in most cases, a slight chip won’t cause pain, you have to see a dentist. This ensures that there’s no extensive damage to the structure of the tooth. Your dentist will rule out any accompanying internal dental issues like cracks when checking the chipped tooth.
Significant damage shouldn’t be ignored. Broken teeth may lead to exposed nerves, which can lead to considerable pain. Also, note that you can save a knocked-out tooth in case you act immediately. Irrespective of what your dental emergency is, you should contact a dentist right away.
Treating chipped teeth varies based on the extent of the damage. At Washington Dental, we have several procedures we employ to correct a chipped tooth. Many of the procedures can be done in a single dental visit. Chipped teeth treatments available at our clinic include dental bonding, dental veneers, enamel shaping, dental crown, and root canal.
What are Deciduous Teeth?
Every human being is born with two sets of teeth. The first set is known as deciduous teeth. It can also be referred to as lacteal, milk, or primary dentition, or baby teeth. Milk teeth begin to sprout at any time once an infant reaches six months. This is known as teething. The teeth usually sprout in pairs. The first pair that often erupts is the lower central teeth. When a child reaches two years, he/she should have the whole set of milk teeth.
Is it Necessary to Care for Milk Teeth?
There’s a misconception about deciduous teeth, that because they will ultimately be replaced, it is not essential to care for them. However, cavities are the main reason we should be concerned even for milk teeth. Children that experience dental cavities in their deciduous teeth will most likely suffer from cavities in their permanent teeth. Habits of practicing oral hygiene should start in childhood. Thus, you must take care of your baby’s milk teeth for as long as they can’t do it themselves.
Proper dental care starts at teething. Rubbing your baby’s gums using a wet cloth will develop a habit that he/she will need in his/her lifetime. After the first lower teeth erupt, start brushing them two times a day. When more teeth erupt, you can begin to floss as well. Set up the first dental visit for your child as soon as the primary teeth appear or if he/she reaches one year.
What Are Wisdom Teeth?
Wisdom teeth refer to the lower and upper third molars. They are the very last teeth to sprout. They are called wisdom teeth because it’s believed that by the time they grow, you would have attained a great extent of wisdom. Wisdom teeth will cause specific dental issues. The most common is impacted wisdom teeth.
How Do You Know You Have an Impacted Wisdom Tooth/Teeth?
For wisdom teeth to be valuable and helpful, they must be fitting and healthy. However, to some people, wisdom teeth may not be fit. If your jaw isn’t big enough for the wisdom teeth to fit, the teeth could become impacted. Impacted teeth can grow sideways, remain entirely trapped underneath the jaw bone and gum, or grow only halfway from the gum. If any of these scenarios happen, you will experience problems such as:
- Tooth decay
- Gum infection
- Pressure pain
It may be impossible to persevere these signs keeping in mind the discomfort and pain they bear. Thus, you should see your dentist as soon as you experience the symptoms to determine whether or not it is necessary to extract the wisdom tooth/teeth.
What Causes Tooth Discoloration?
Tooth stains/discoloration can lead to considerable embarrassment and prevent a person from smiling. The answer to what causes the discoloration of teeth is not that simple. Nobody’s teeth are purely white. To a certain degree, our teeth will turn duller with age. Discolored teeth may appear brown or grey. Tooth discoloration differs from one person to another. One person can have overall stains, while another may have dark spots on his/her teeth.
We have two forms of tooth discoloration: intrinsic and extrinsic. Extrinsic stains refer to surface stains. They are as a result of outside elements affecting the tooth’s surface. Intrinsic stains occur when interior tooth sections darken.
Extrinsic staining is caused by:
- Foods and drinks
- Bad oral habits
Intrinsic staining is caused by:
- Dental fluorosis
- Aging and genetics
- Dental fillings
How Do You Treat or Prevent Tooth Discoloration?
Even though some tooth stains are inevitable, we have ways to avoid them. For instance, avoid regular consumption of drinks and foods that cause teeth stains, don’t chew or smoke tobacco, and maintain good oral hygiene. Also, have your dentist perform dental x-rays during dental exams to check any symptoms of trauma.
In case your teeth are already stained, and brushing does not work, we can help you to remove the stains. Cosmetic dentistry has availed several ways of covering or getting rid of tooth stains. They include:
- Ultrasonic cleaning
- Teeth whitening
- Dental veneers
- Laser teeth whitening
What Causes Tooth Decay?
Tooth decay refers to an oral disease that damages teeth. It mostly affects children and the elderly. Everybody has suffered tooth decay at one stage or another in their lifetime. If you have tooth decay, it will most likely lead to tooth extraction.
Mainly, tooth decay is a result of what we consume and how we keep our oral hygiene. The disease arises after dental plaque accumulates on the teeth. Plaque is a sticky substance that continually forms on teeth. It harbors bacteria that results in tooth decay. Once the bacteria come into contact with starch or sugars, they create acids that harm teeth.
Failure to remove the plaque may result in dental tartar or calculus. Tartar cannot be removed by brushing. With time, it becomes a breeding place for additional bacteria. The bacteria continue to form acids that harm teeth. Ultimately, the acids destroy tooth enamel leading to holes in teeth known as cavities.
Contact Washington Dental Today
Washington Dental provides optimal dental care to its patients. We emphasize on emergency procedures to help relieve pain. We serve patients in Compton, California, and neighboring areas. If you have a dental emergency or any other dental problem that needs to be addressed, call us at 310-217-1507. Everyone we attend to is served with the utmost dignity, respect, and compassion, and we also use high-tech equipment. Let us be the reason you smile!