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General dentistry is specific and highly technological at McElroy Smiles by Design. Dr. Greg McElroy and his associate dentist, Dr. Constantine Reppas, prevent, diagnose and treat simple to complex oral health problems and rebuild aesthetically-compromised smiles, too. Your Encinitas, CA dentist has your best interests and comfort in mind each time you walk through the door.

Prevent and treat oral health problems

At-home brushing twice a day and flossing in between teeth removes plaque and bacteria that cause decay and gum disease. Preventive dentistry with your Encinitas, CA dentists expand on this discipline with thorough oral exams and hygienic cleanings semi-annually. Small problems are caught early and treated with the best of materials and technology. Plus, the dentists formulate comprehensive treatment plans to keep healthy smiles bright and functional from childhood through senior years.

At McElroy Smiles by Design, patients enjoy low radiation x-rays, gentle Cavitron plaque and tartar removal and dental laser treatment of gum disease. Additionally, Drs. McElroy and Reppas restore teeth with composite resin fillings that are metal free and tooth-colored. CEREC same-day crowns rebuild failing tooth structure in just about an hour right in the office. TMJ, bruxism (tooth grinding) and sports mouth guards alleviate and protect from misalignments, wear and injury.

Precise diagnostics and patient comfort measures

Cone beam technology aids the dentists in visualizing soft tissues, teeth and bone for the best restorations possible, including the gold standard in tooth replacement, the dental implant. Intraoral cameras visualize hidden areas of the mouth to detect decay and gum problems. Digital impressions eliminate gooey trays and stimulation of the gag reflex when modeling the patient’s mouth for dentures, bridgework or a crown.

Perhaps best of all, McElroy Smiles by Design take patient comfort seriously. Dental phobia occurs in individuals of all ages, but the Encinitas dental team ensures relaxed and pain-free procedures with:

  • Local anesthesia, or numbing injections
  • Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas
  • Oral conscious sedation

The dentist explains sedation options before complex procedures. Administered via nasal mask, nitrous oxide gas helps patients feel so at ease they are many times giddy. Oral sedation–Halcion, Valium, Versed or other pills–allow patients to nap during their treatments. The doctors monitor vital signs and level of consciousness and comfort with all sedation.

Create a winning smile

General dentistry includes modern cosmetic services. Dr. McElroy may even show the patient what his refurbished teeth will look like after treatments that include:

  • Professional teeth whitening
  • Clear Correct or Invisalign clear aligners for discreet orthodontic correction
  • Cosmetic resin bonding and porcelain veneers to cover defects such as stains, gaps and chips

General dentistry that is anything but general

McElroy Smiles by Design provides superior dental services that key in on individual needs and desires. If you would like to have the best care for your teeth, gums and overall well-being, contact the staff at the Encinitas office for a personal consultation.

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