Cleanings & Checkups

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Gentle, knowledgeable dentistry for a beautiful, healthy smile.

Dr. James Spalenka knows how important it is for you to keep your mouth healthy, and to retain your natural teeth for as long as possible. No matter what condition your teeth are in, right now is the best time to take care of them.

Pain-Free, Gentle Treatment

Dr. Spalenka is gentle and thorough in all his treatment, using latest technology to make your visit painless and efficient. He uses topical anesthesia and warm injections. Additionally, he uses a PH neutral anesthesia which is gentler on the body than the usual anesthesia.

Thorough Checkups

Even if you have been afraid to visit the dentist, please come and see us. Dr. Spalenka will give you a very careful evaluation and help you to take care of and preserve your teeth, one step at a time.

Dr. Spalenka gives very thorough checkups which include the following:

  • Comprehensive exam, including broken teeth and cavities examination
  • Digital X-rays
  • Comprehensive periodontal exam
  • Smile evaluation
  • Screen for jaw (TMD) problems, clenching and grinding
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Discuss your options
  • Get all your questions answered
  • Bite evaluation

For a limited time Dr. Spalenka is offering this checkup for new patients only $79, usual value is $315.

To make an appointment, call us at 858-487-9444 or click here to request an appointment online.

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Lisa, our friendly hygienist, gives gentle, thorough cleanings.

Gentle Teeth Cleaning

Our hygienists are very trained and experienced and conduct gentle, thorough cleanings. They also educate the patient on best care of teeth and gums.

Good oral hygiene is important to prevent a variety of dental and medical problems. Recent research has shown that the bacteria present in gum disease are also found in the plaques clogging arteries in people with heart disease.

Therefore, a good professional cleaning is essential not only for the health of your teeth, but also for your general well-being.

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The Odyssey Laser gives gentle, effective gum disease treatments.

Gum Disease Treatment

If the dentist diagnoses any gum disease, our hygienists are trained to treat mild to moderate gum disease with deep cleaning (root planing and scaling), followed by Arestin® Therapy, antibiotic irrigation to kill bacteria; or potassium nitrate, a natural solution, for sensitive teeth.

You will be recommended on how to prevent gum disease and which rinses to use.

A follow up visit is recommended to ensure that your gums remain disease free.

For more severe gum disease, Dr. Spalenka uses a special soft-tissue laser to remove infected tissue.

Learn more about gum disease here.

To make an appointment, call us at 858-487-9444 or click here to request an appointment online.

Pain-Free, Tooth-Colored Fillings

Dr. Spalenka only uses tooth-colored material for his fillings. For larger cavities, or for more durability, Dr. Spalenka uses onlays and inlays, porcelain restorations milled in his in-house laboratory that either overlay the tooth (onlay) or go in the indented portion of the tooth (inlay).

Learn more about onlays and inlays.

If you require an injection for fillings, Dr. Spalenka uses topical anesthesia to numb the site and then a pH neutral anesthetic that avoids vassal constriction and doesn’t make your heart race. He even warms up the solution so you don’t notice that injection. This is especially great for kids – they don’t feel anything.

To make an appointment, call us at 858-487-9444 or click here to request an appointment online.