Washington Dental is your caring oral health partner in Walnut Park. We offer you modern and non-invasive dental care at an affordable price. We have made ourselves the one-stop place for all your dental care needs.
We source our team from the best in the industry, both in terms of education and expertise. Out top doctors are from UPenn, USC, and UCLA. In addition to their medical training, the doctors keep up-to-date on emerging trends in dentistry.
Our team strives to bring our patients the best dental care services they can afford. We seek to inform our clients about each procedure, the benefits, potential effects, and the cost before they sign up for our services. We are upfront about our fees, expectations, and offerings.
We offer services such as dental exams, dental x-rays, cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, tooth extraction, teeth whitening, among others. We serve the communities in and around Walnut Park. Our services are accessible to individuals as well as families.
When you come to us on your first visit, we make you feel at home by explaining to you what we do and how we do it. As part of our welcome package, we give you and your family a free dental exam. The dental exam provides us with information about your oral health and that of your family.
From the results, we can recommend the most appropriate care and procedures you may need. We also give you tips for caring for your teeth at home.
We let our services define us at our Walnut Park dental offices. We offer our clients a wide variety of services ranging from cosmetic dentistry to dental surgery. Our comprehensive services cover all age groups; therefore, you will be at home with us. Our comprehensive care package includes services such as:
At Washington Dental, we perform certain dental procedures to improve and enhance the appearance of your teeth and smile. Some of these procedures include:
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
- Teeth whitening
- Teeth straightening
Dental fillings are a form of restorative care which we offer to patients whose teeth have a fracture, are lost, or have suffered damage due to decay. Repairing the tooth sooner protects your teeth from further damage and retains the structure of your mouth.
We understand that you cannot always plan your dental visits. We offer emergency care services 24/7 to people who require urgent dental care. Some of the dental emergencies we deal with include:
- Knocked-out teeth
- Sudden toothaches
- Broken or cracked teeth
- Dislodged teeth
- Abscessed teeth
- Facial pain and tissue damage
Washington Dental is a dental service provider in Walnut Park and the surrounding areas. Our team of dentists and dental assistants exploit our accumulated years of experience to bring you the dental care of the highest quality. We strive to make our services convenient and available to you by using a wide range of payment methods and offering all our dental services under one roof. At Washington Dental, our clients matter to us, which is why we commit to giving them the best. Visit us today for quality dental services.
Who We Are
Dr. David Ganji and Dr. Sam Ganji are our full-time dentists with top-notch education from USC and UPenn. In addition to their medical training, they have practical skills from treating dental problems. In addition, they are up to date with the latest trends in dentistry and seek to improve their practice with their knowledge and expertise.
We have dental assistants with state approval and expertise, as well. They also keep abreast of emerging issues in the dentistry field, through various educational programs.
What We Do
At Washington Dental, we focus on improving the oral health of all our patients. We do this by providing extensive dental exams and relevant treatment. In addition, we educate our patients about the care practices they can apply to keep their teeth and mouth healthy.
We believe in making detecting and fixing problems before they can worsen. We give free dental exams for our first-time clients to help them understand the state of their oral health.
How We Help
Our extensive range of services is designed to diagnose existing and potential problems, prevent the occurrence of dental problems, and restore damaged teeth. In addition, we provide cosmetic services to make your smile better and brighter. Our services are supplemented by 24/7 customer support and emergency dental services for emergency issues.
Our Services at Washington Dental
At Washington Dental, we strive to bring residents of Walnut Park and the neighboring regions, a full-service stop for all dental care needs. We focus on providing the best dental care services, which is why we venture into practices of which others are afraid. In addition, we dedicate our time, expertise, experience, and top-notch technology to give you the best smile and care we can. Our emergency care services are available 24/7. Some of our services include:
Free Dental Exam
We offer a free dental exam for each of our new clients. We recommend that you get a dental exam every four to six months. These dental exams are a thorough examination of your teeth and mouth using advanced tools. It allows the dentist to check for the health of your teeth, gums, and tissues in the mouth. Detecting any sign of trouble soon gives you a better shot at reversing the problem or dealing with it before it worsens.
Dentures are important in replacing missing teeth. Regardless of how you lost your teeth, we can find the perfect partial or complete denture for your teeth. Our dentures are both functional and aesthetic. We design them to provide the best fit for your facial structure and your jaw. We take your jaw measurements to provide you with the best-customized fit. After fixing the dentures, we advise you on how long to wear them, how to care for them, and warning signs for which to watch.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you take your child for their first dental visit, six months after the appearance of the first tooth. At Washington Dental, we cater to the dental needs of infants to teens through our pediatric practice. We offer dental exams, preventive, restorative, and cosmetic treatments to children and teens. In addition, we offer you and your child guidance on the best care habits and nutrition for healthy and strong teeth.
Additional Services & FAQs
When an infection affects the pulp of the tooth, root canal therapy is necessary. A root canal involves the removal of the pulp tissue. The dentist will then insert an inert substance in the area previously occupied by the pulp, then place a crown on the teeth for added protection
When you come to our Walnut Park office for a root canal, the dentist will conduct a dental x-ray before numbing the area. He or she will then place a rubber dam around the tooth to prevent the buildup of saliva. After that, he or she will drill into the tooth, remove the pulp, and clean the tooth. The final process includes sealing, filling, and other restorative procedures.
What are the Symptoms of Pulp Infection?
The pulp of the tooth consists of blood vessels and nerves. When bacteria infiltrate the pulp, it causes damage or infection to the area. You may experience symptoms such as swelling, bone loss on the affected tooth, and drainage problem. The most telling sign that you need a root canal therapy is the severe pain you experience. Other key symptoms to look out for include:
- Prolonged tooth sensitivity
- Tooth discoloration
- Swelling of the gum
- Recurring pimples on the gum
Most people desire to have white teeth. A bright smile adds to your confidence and elevates your standing among people when you come across as one who cares for your dental hygiene. However, it is hard to maintain the whiteness of our teeth with regular brushing and flossing. At Washington Dental, we make it our pursuit to ensure that residents of Walnut Park can enjoy the best whitening services around.
Teeth whitening is a gradual process that depends on the current state of your teeth. Deeply stained teeth take longer to whiten, which is why we encourage you to get whitening sooner.
We use Zoom Technology to make the process faster. Zoom technology uses a zoom light and hydrogen peroxide to make your teeth whiter and brighter. It is a non-invasive procedure, which begins with the preparation of a custom tray for your teeth. The dentist then applies bleach and focuses the zoom light until your teeth achieve the desired whiteness.
Zoom whitening is not for everyone, which is why we first conduct a thorough dental examination to determine the health of your teeth and gums. After the examination, we will recommend the best whitening technique that will work for you.
How Should I Care For My Teeth After Whitening?
Teeth whitening is not a permanent process. Gradually, your teeth will stain and darken. However, the rate at which they stain depends on how you care for them and your eating habits.
After the procedure, you should refrain from taking colored foods, as they will stain your teeth. In addition, you will receive a dental tray that you can apply to your teeth on a monthly basis to keep your teeth white. You can also choose to make regular visits to the dentist to have the whiteness maintained. You can help your teeth remain white by brushing and flossing at least twice a day to remove food particles. You should also avoid foods and beverages such as black tea, coffee, wine, sports drinks, carbonated beverages, berries, and sauces.
If you do have them, brush your teeth immediately or rinse with water to prevent the color from attaching to your teeth.
During the dental exam, we examine the tissues in your mouth to identify symptoms of oral cancer. Oral cancer shows symptoms such as:
- Swellings or lumps in the mouth
- Speckles, red or white patches in the mouth
- Unexplained oral bleeding
- Sores that do not heal within two weeks
- Ear pain
- Changes in voice (becomes hoarse)
- Sudden and unexplained weight loss
If the dentist notices signs of cancer, he or she will collect a sample of the suspicious tissue for further testing. If the test comes positive for cancer, the dentist may recommend treatment options such as surgery followed by radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
At Washington Dental, we perform oral surgery both as an emergency and as a treatment procedure. Our dentists are skilled in performing oral surgery to fix issues as follows:
- Impacted teeth
You get impacted teeth when some of the teeth (mostly wisdom teeth) fail to come out of the jaw completely or remain under the jaw. Impacted teeth can cause soreness, pain, and infection in the gum. When not corrected sooner, they can cause damage to other teeth and the jaw. Impacted teeth require surgical removal.
- Jaw-related problems
Some of the common jaw-related problems that require surgery include unequal jaw growth, an improper fit of dentures, and temporomandibular joint disorders. Recurring jaw problems that affect the quality of your life can be treated with oral surgery.
Overbite or underbite can affect chewing, swallowing, and may cause sleep apnea. Depending on your situation, we may need to perform surgery to align your teeth. If you suffer from sleep apnea, you may need surgery to expand your airway or remove the blockage in your mouth or nasal cavity.
Replacing missing teeth requires the skills of an oral surgeon. Dental implants replace the root of a missing tooth and serve the same purpose as the tooth.
What to Expect During an Oral Surgery
When you visit Washington Dental, the first activity after the reception will be a thorough oral exam. If you require any form of oral surgery, we will examine the health of your jaw and gums and recommend the best way forward. Your dentist can recommend one of the following procedures:
- Tooth extraction to correct overcrowding, trauma or disease in the mouth
- Prosthodontics to reshape teeth, apply crowns, veneers, bridges, implants, and dentures.
- Maxillofacial surgery to correct the jaw and facial deformities such as a cleft-lip palate.
Your dentist will also examine your medical history and take digital x-rays of your mouth. You can prepare for surgery by avoiding food or drink for eight hours prior to surgery.
After the surgery, our team will inform you about the aftercare practices, the types of food you can eat, and organize follow up visits to track your recovery. The recovery time depends on the type of surgery you had. During the recovery period, you should return to our office if you feel something is not right.
A dental crown is placed on the teeth to protect broken or worn out teeth. The dental crown serves various functions, including the following:
- To provide support to weak teeth
- To restore broken teeth
- To hold dental bridges and implants
- To cover discolored teeth
- For cosmetic modifications
We offer various types of dental crowns, including stainless steel, metal, porcelain-fused-to-metal, all resin, ceramic, porcelain, and temporary and permanent crowns.
Before placing the dental crown, you will have to go through a dental examination and tooth preparation process. During the preparation, the dentist will check the state of your teeth and any treatment required. For example, if your pulp is damaged, you will need a root canal first.
In addition, the dentist will file your teeth to allow for the crown. In case your tooth is so worn out, he or she will recreate your tooth will fillings. The dentist will then take an impression of your tooth for the preparation of the crown. Once ready, the dentist will attach it to the tooth/teeth using dental cement.
We understand your desire for a better smile. We offer orthodontic treatment, which begins with an evaluation to give you the information that will help you make the right decision about the treatment you need. Some of our orthodontic treatment options include metal braces, Invisalign and retainers.
At Washington Dental, we have tailored our services to meet the needs of every family member. You can come in with your spouse, children, or parents and find dental care services for each one of them. Our charges are affordable. We also have oral health education sessions after every visit, teaching about good dental practices that you can embrace as a family.
Contact Us Today
At Washington Dental in Walnut Park, we focus on ensuring that your oral health and that of your family is the best it can be. We offer a diverse range of services, including emergency care, orthodontics, and special dentistry. We pay attention to all our clients, making them feel comfortable throughout the procedure. Contact us today at 213-765-0004 for a consultation and a free dental exam.