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Compassionate Dental Care for Your Family’s Smiles

It can be challenging to find a friendly family and pediatric dentist that provides comprehensive dentistry to meet the needs of your entire family. At John M. Chaves, DDS, you’ll meet a dentist in Woodland Hills, CA that loves providing state-of-the-art dentistry to people of all ages. As a family-focused practice, Dr. Chaves understands a comfortable space and caring touch is as important as delivering first-rate dental care. We use the latest technology to provide the best dental care possible for you and your family, in a warm and welcoming environment. From professional cleanings and gentle tooth extractions to crowns and bridges and cosmetic dentistry, we’re dedicated to providing family-friendly and clinically excellent dentistry. Because the unexpected can happen, we offer same- or next-day emergency appointments. If you’re looking for an experienced dentist near you in Woodland Hills, CA and a caring team dedicated to giving you the smile you deserve, we hope you’ll schedule a visit today!

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To help you maintain exceptional oral health that lasts a lifetime, we offer a full range of preventive dental care. We recommend that all of your family members get a checkup and professional cleaning every six months. Professional cleanings and a thorough exam help preserve healthy teeth and prevent the onset, progress and recurrence of dental decay and disease. We use digital X-rays and an intraoral camera to painlessly detect problems early and prevent the need for more invasive procedures.

Developing a fear-free and positive relationship with toddlers sets the stage for a lifetime of good oral health. Being treated by a kindhearted pediatric dentist that understands the needs of young children provides a solid foundation for maintaining a healthy and functional smile throughout life. In addition to cleanings and dental exams, we offer fluoride treatments and dental sealants in molars to further protect your child’s teeth. Studies have found that dental sealants prevent 80% of cavities for a period of two years in molars, where nine out of 10 cavities occur.

Composite materials are strong, durable and offer the most aesthetically pleasing and natural-looking results. Composite fillings are made of a combination of biocompatible resins and finely ground, glass-like filler materials. They’re available in a full range of shades to match natural teeth, provide a more attractive option than traditional silver amalgam fillings and also eliminate potential sensitivity to metal fillings.

If you experience a dental emergency, such as a sudden toothache, a knocked out tooth or a family member has any other painful dental symptom, please contact John M. Chaves, DDS as soon as possible. Dr. Chaves has experience providing compassionate emergency dentistry in Woodland Hills, CA and can treat a comprehensive range of non-life-threatening dental issues under one roof. Our caring front office team will work you into our schedule so our dentist can alleviate your pain promptly—the same or next day.

Our team helps countless patients overcome dental fear every year with sedation dentistry in Woodland Hills, CA. Sedation alleviates dental anxiety and enables our dentist to perform complex procedures more comfortably and in fewer appointments. We’ll review your medical history to determine if sedation is a safe option and monitor you closely during treatment to ensure your comfort and safety. If your child has anxiety, our pediatric dentist has expertise administering nitrous oxide. This is the mildest type of sedation and safe for children in the hands of a trained dentist.

Dental crowns are caps that cover and replace your outer tooth enamel. They’re an optimal choice for replacing large, failing fillings and restoring broken, chipped, misshapen, decayed and severely worn-down teeth. Dental crowns are also used to preserve a tooth after root canal therapy or to restore a permanent dental implant. A dental bridge consists of dental crowns placed on adjacent, modified natural teeth, with a false tooth attached/bridged in between them.

Looking for a family dentist in Woodland Hills, CA with the eight combination of advanced cosmetic dental skills and technology to improve your smile beauty? We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services, including inlays, onlays, composite fillings and bonding, teeth whitening and porcelain veneers to help perfect your smile and boost your confidence!

Tooth extractions are commonly required when a tooth can’t be restored because it’s severely decayed or damaged. Before pulling your tooth, our dentist will numb the area with a local anesthetic and provide a stronger sedative if you need it. Dr. Chaves also has experience extracting impacted wisdom teeth (third molars), which often require an oral surgery procedure and removing the tooth in pieces.

Root canal procedures are highly effective for saving and retaining a tooth that has been severely compromised by dental decay, infection or injury. During a root canal procedure, our dentist removes the diseased dental pulp, cleans the internal portion of your tooth and then fills the treated canals with a biocompatible filling material. Although root canal therapy is typically performed under local anesthesia, we also offer additional sedation options to reduce dental anxiety and boost your comfort. A root canal increases the tooth’s vulnerability to stress and fracture, so a permanent crown is required to protect it from further damage and restore function.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), is the most common form of sleep apnea. It occurs when an obstruction in your airway interferes with the flow of oxygen through your nose or mouth during sleep. Symptoms include loud snoring, episodes of breathing cessation, abrupt awakening, periodic gasping for air and difficulties getting a good night’s sleep. Sleep apnea can lead to a morning headache, excessive daytime sleepiness, difficulty concentrating and irritability. For mild to moderate cases, our dentist offers customized mouth guards. This device helps alleviate OSA by gently shifting your jaw into a position that keeps your airway open as you sleep.

If you wake up with a sore jaw or achy jaw muscles, you might be clenching and grinding your teeth at night (bruxism), which exerts excessive pressure on your TMJs. To alleviate TMJ-related symptoms such as jaw pain and chronic headaches, Dr. Chaves can customize a night guard that you’ll wear while you sleep. The appliance is designed to fit over your teeth and keep your jaws slightly apart to restore harmony between your bite, TMJ and the muscles that move your jaw.

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By getting to know you better, we’re able to offer a better overall experience and tailor treatment to address your unique needs.

Compassionate, Gentle and Affordable Family Dentistry

At John M. Chaves, DDS, we don’t just offer family dentistry, we build lasting relationships through a combination of clinical excellence and considerate care. By getting to know you better, we’re able to offer a better overall experience and tailor treatment to address your unique needs. The same philosophy applies to our pediatric patients, who we handle with extra TLC and understanding. Caring and gentle regular dental check-ups during childhood coupled with proper oral hygiene at home can inspire excellent life-long oral hygiene habits. We offer highly competitive prices, accept insurance from many insurance carriers and offer third-party financing in Woodland Hills, CA because everyone deserves access to outstanding and affordable dental care. Our team looks forward to providing the exceptional dentistry you and your family need to maintain great oral health and brilliant smiles for years to come!

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