Nicole E Pagonis DDS
Dentistry in Los Gatos, CA

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

We always encourage patients to ask questions and share their concerns. Below, please find a few of the questions we hear most often. If you have a question that is not covered here, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our dental team today. We firmly believe that the only silly question is one that goes unasked!

If you are due—or overdue—for a checkup, give us a call and make an appointment at Nicole Pagonis, DDS, today.

Children's Dentistry

two young girls smiling | Dentist Los Gatos CAYes, we do see kids! Dr. Pagonis and her entire team love seeing children and believe kids should start coming to the dentist when their first teeth begin to erupt. This usually happens around the age of one. If you have concerns about your child’s oral health before this age, be sure to give us a call.

Child's First Visit to Our Los Gatos Office 

These early appointments are primarily to help get kids accustomed to visiting the dentist, and we do everything we can to ensure your child has a great experience at our Los Gatos, CA children’s dentist. Dr. Pagonis will never do anything that your child is not comfortable with. We want to help your child develop a healthy attitude toward the dentist. Studies have shown that kids who go to the dentist regularly grow up into adults who continue this good habit. Nothing pleases Dr. Pagonis more than setting your child up for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Contact Our 95032 Dental Office

If you have questions about bringing your children to the dentist, you are welcome to give us a call. We see patients of all ages in Los Gatos, CA, as well as the surrounding areas of Saratoga, Campbell, Monte Sereno, and San Jose. Call today to make an appointment!

General Dentistry

Absolutely! Dr. Pagonis and her team realize that dental anxiety is very real for some people in Los Gatos, CA, and they will do everything they can to help ensure you have a comfortable experience while you are here. Dr. Pagonis is well known by patients for her gentle, compassionate care as well as her friendly demeanor.

Caring and Comfortable Dental Care in 95032

We never want anyone to avoid getting routine dental care because of dental anxiety. Let us know when you make your appointment that you are anxious about your visit. We can tell you more about what you can expect while you are here, and we find that it is often enough to help alleviate fears.

We treat patients in Los Gatos, CA, as well as the surrounding areas of Saratoga, Campbell, Monte Sereno, and San Jose. Give us a call to make an appointment. Our office hours are:

  • Monday 8am to 5pm
  • Tuesday 8am to 5pm
  • Thursdays 8am to 5pm

Keep in mind that we are closed from 1pm to 2pm for the lunch hour.

Contact Our Los Gatos, CA Dental Clinic

If you have a question, you can call us during normal office hours, or during our administrative office hours on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8am to 1pm.

We look forward to seeing you!

We will ask that you fill out three forms when you come to Nicole Pagonis, DDS, for your dental appointment.

  1. Patient registration form
  2. Medical history form
  3. Nicole Pagonis DDS financial policy
  4. Nicole Pagonis DDS privacy policy
  5. Records release form (if needed)

Download Patient Forms

You may download these from our website and fill them out before coming in if you’d like to save time. If you plan to fill them out while you are here, please arrive for your dental appointment about 15 minutes early to give yourself enough time.

Our Hours and Dental Services

We are open for patient visits on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 8am to 5pm, and closed for lunch from 1pm to 2pm. We have administrative office hours on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 8am to 1pm, so we are here to take your calls on those days. Dr. Pagonis offers the general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry your family needs to maintain healthy smiles, including checkups and cleanings, children’s dentistry, teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, dental implants, and treatment for TMD and bruxism.

Contact Our Los Gatos, CA Dental Clinic

If you have further questions, you are welcome to give us a call. We see patients of all ages in Los Gatos, CA, as well as the surrounding areas of Saratoga, Campbell, Monte Sereno, and San Jose. Call today to make an appointment!

We look forward to seeing you.

Woman holding jaw from pain | Dental Emergency Care Los GatosDental emergencies usually happen at the most inopportune times, and we understand that they can be scary. The first thing to remember is not to panic. We are here for you at Nicole Pagonis, DDS, and we recommend that you just give us a call. We can talk to you about the situation and advise you on the best course of action. We always keep time in our schedule to see dental emergencies.

First Steps in a Dental Emergency

Our first order of business will be to provide palliative care to ensure that you are not in pain, so we will do what we can to alleviate any discomfort. Dr. Pagonis will do a thorough examination and make treatment recommendations. Then we will schedule a follow-up appointment.

If you are bleeding uncontrollably or think you might have broken your jaw, we recommend that you call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

Contact Our 95032 Dental Clinic for Emergency Dental Care

If you have a dental emergency or if you are not sure if your situation is urgent, just give us a call. We welcome patients of all ages in Los Gatos, CA, as well as the surrounding areas of Saratoga, Campbell, Monte Sereno, and San Jose. We will do our best to see you as soon as possible!

Preventive Dentistry

Absolutely! Dr. Pagonis and her team realize that dental anxiety is very real for some people in Los Gatos, CA, and they will do everything they can to help ensure you have a comfortable experience while you are here. Dr. Pagonis is well known by patients for her gentle, compassionate care as well as her friendly demeanor.

Caring and Comfortable Dental Care in 95032

We never want anyone to avoid getting routine dental care because of dental anxiety. Let us know when you make your appointment that you are anxious about your visit. We can tell you more about what you can expect while you are here, and we find that it is often enough to help alleviate fears.

We treat patients in Los Gatos, CA, as well as the surrounding areas of Saratoga, Campbell, Monte Sereno, and San Jose. Give us a call to make an appointment. Our office hours are:

  • Monday 8am to 5pm
  • Tuesday 8am to 5pm
  • Thursdays 8am to 5pm

Keep in mind that we are closed from 1pm to 2pm for the lunch hour.

Contact Our Los Gatos, CA Dental Clinic

If you have a question, you can call us during normal office hours, or during our administrative office hours on Wednesdays and Fridays from 8am to 1pm.

We look forward to seeing you!

Some people wonder why they should go to the dentist if they aren’t in pain or don’t have any other oral issues. Because good oral health is based on prevention, routine visits to the dentist are crucial.

Preventive Dentistry Can Help Us Discover Dental Issues

Many dental issues, including gum disease and tooth decay, are present without any signs or symptoms. When people don’t address these issues in their earliest stages, they will only get worse. For example, if Dr. Pagonis discovers a small cavity forming, she can fill it to prevent it from growing. If left untreated, a small cavity will get bigger. Eventually, you might develop an infection if the tooth root and find out that you now need a root canal.

Gum Disease Treatment

In the case of gum disease, if we catch it early enough, we can sometimes reverse it. But if you wait to see the dentist until your gums are bleeding and sore, we can only manage the condition. If you ignore those signs, you might notice your teeth are loose, and eventually, you will begin to lose your teeth.

Schedule An Appointment Today

Preventive care is key to maintaining good oral health, and routine visits to our Los Gatos, CA general dentist, as well as good home care, can help you keep your smile healthy for a lifetime.

Woman getting her teeth cleaned | Dentist Los Gatos CAAt your first dental appointment with Nicole Pagonis, DDS, you will get a thorough examination, and Dr. Pagonis will go over your medical history as well as your goals for your smile. Because this examination is so thorough—usually lasting over an hour—we will schedule you for a follow-up appointment for a teeth cleaning. Your first examination will reveal to Dr. Pagonis the current state of your oral health, so we can plan the type of teeth cleaning you’ll need. Dr. Pagonis will also talk to you about other dental treatments you might need, including tooth-colored fillings, dental crowns, and periodontal care.

Contact Our Los Gatos, CA Dental Clinic

If you have further questions, you are welcome to give us a call. We treat patients in Los Gatos, CA, as well as the surrounding areas of Saratoga, Campbell, Monte Sereno, and San Jose. Give us a call to make an appointment. We are open for patient visits on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 8am to 5pm, and closed for lunch from 1pm to 2pm. We have administrative office hours on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 8am to 1pm, so we are here to take your calls on those days if you should have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you!

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