Dental Cleanings & Exams in Los Gatos, CA
Welcome to Nicole E. Pagonis DDS, the Los Gatos, CA dental practice—a place where every patient can feel at home. With our dual focus on communication and education, we aim to empower our patients to achieve a lifetime of superior oral health and bring them into our dental family one smile at a time.
Why You Should Care About Preventive Dental Care
Many people wonder why they should see their dentist when they are not experiencing any dental issues. We like to tell our patients—that is the best time to see the dentist! When Dr. Pagonis and her hygienists can monitor your oral health through regular examinations, she is better able to detect potential problems while they are still in their earliest stages.
For example, a tiny amount of tooth decay spotted in a dental x-ray can quickly be fixed with a filling. Left alone, it won’t bother the patient, but it will continue to grow, allowing bacteria to seep inside the tooth. Suddenly, a small cavity becomes an infected tooth in need of a root canal. This could have been prevented with routine visits to the dentist.
Gum disease is another risk. Without regular cleanings and comprehensive exams, it's not possible to know whether gums are healthy or not. We can treat early-stage gum disease; in its later stages, the disease will continue to progress, and we can only manage it. Given that gum disease is the main cause of tooth loss among adults in this country, it’s crucial that you protect your gum health.
The Oral and Systemic Health Connection
The mouth is the gateway to the body, and if your teeth and gums are not healthy, this can pose threats to your overall health. More and more studies are revealing a strong connection between oral and systemic health, and at Nicole Pagonis, DDS, a Los Gatos, CA top dentist, we take this seriously.
Oral health issues, such as gum disease, have been tied to the development of serious health conditions, including heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, uncontrolled diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and some types of cancers.
The Preventive Services We Offer in 95032
There are many ways you can protect your oral health; you'll find all the dental services you need at our Los Gatos, CA dental office.
- Comprehensive exams
- Complete medical history review
- Oral cancer screening
- Head and neck exam
- TMJ evaluation
- Bite evaluation
- Sleep apnea screening
- Professional cleanings
- Ultrasonic scalers
- Digital x-rays
- Laser therapy
- Individualized oral hygiene recommendations
We also see young children because kids who go to the dentist regularly tend to grow into adults who do the same. It’s never too early to build a foundation for good oral health.
Our Emphasis on Patient Education
As one of your partners in healthcare, we want to make sure you understand the importance of good oral health as well as how to achieve it. Preventive examinations and teeth cleanings are crucial, but so is proper home care. We can instruct you on the proper way to brush and floss your teeth, and we can also make recommendations for the tools you can use to make it easier. We take our time at each appointment so you can get answers to all of your questions.
What Makes Dr. Pagonis Stand Out Among Dental Practitioners?
Dr. Pagonis has built her practice on the tenets of trust, transparency, communication, and knowledge. Patients who are not looking for a cookie-cutter approach to dentistry will appreciate the comprehensive care she provides.
We warmly welcome new patients. Give us a call to make an appointment today!