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Best Dentists in Laguna Niguel

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Laguna Niguel Dentists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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25500 Rancho Niguel Road, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

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4.0 (33)
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4.7 (4)

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Smile Solutions offers outstanding dental care for patients throughout Laguna Nigel and the South Orange County area. Dr. Sean Thompson and his talented team have more than 80 years of combined experience providing dental services to patients of all ages. The practice focuses on cosmetic, general, and restorative dentistry including a variety of sedation options. Those sensitive to pain or unease at the dentist may choose from nitrous oxide, oral sedation, or IV sedation to make dental treatment more bearable. Patients enjoy the professional and friendly environment that Dr. Thompson provides and the excellent results of each visit to the office.

28221 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

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Serving the Orange County area in California, Mint Dental is managed by Dr. Johnny Tran. He is a graduate of the University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. Dr. Tran is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and the Orange County Dental Society. Areas of expertise include but are not limited to routine cleaning, dentures, extractions, root canal therapy, metal free fillings, crowns, tooth adjustments, bridges, and Invisalign® braces. Published site testimonials praise Mint Dental for its professionalism, welcoming environment, and "the best cleaning job in 46 years" for one older client.

32341 Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

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4.0 (93)
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4.5 (26)
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4.7 (19)

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Sea Country Dental is a clinic treating patients in Laguna Niguel and the surrounding areas since 1998. The company's team of dentists strives to meet its patients' needs through dentistry techniques and technology. Patients can choose from a range of services that include inlays and onlays, partial dentures, complete dentures, and tooth extractions. Sea Country Dental also offers things like cosmetic bonding, porcelain veneers, fillings, sealants, and teeth whitening services.

Niguel Road, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

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5.0 (16)

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Kristy Vetter, DDS, Inc has been serving the Laguna Niguel area since 1996. Dr. Vetter is committed to providing her patients with quality dental care in a friendly and comfortable environment and specializes in offering comprehensive family care. Her staff has over 50 years of combined dental care experience that is delivered with a caring attitude. Dr. Vetter is a graduate of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California and has taken post-graduate courses in implants, orthodontics, and esthetics while continuing her dental care education. She provides a wide range of family and cosmetic dental treatments for all oral health needs. Free consultations are available.

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Dentists are medical professionals who diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that occur with the teeth, oral mucosa, and disorders of the jaw, such as TMJ. There are several areas of dentistry that include orthodontics, pediatric, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and cosmetics.

    People visit the dentist for basic wellness check-ups and exams, dental treatments for issues such as gum disease and periodontitis, and restorative cosmetic procedures. Dentists help patients with various issues, ranging from filling cavities and straightening teeth with braces to tooth extractions and treatment for conditions such as bruxism, also known as teeth grinding.

    When left untreated, conditions such as cavities and damaged or cracked teeth can lead to abscesses and infections, and dentists help by treating and preventing further damage.
  • Is it safe to go to the dentist?

    It's safe to go to the dentist, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to the strict infection control guidelines that dentists have followed for many decades. At all times, dentists follow ADA and CDC protocols to ensure patient safety.

  • When should a baby go to the dentist?

    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry advises parents to schedule the first dental visit within six months of the first tooth erupting and one year of age for all infants. Babies should also visit the dentist for emergencies, such as cracked or broken teeth.

  • Why does a child need sealants?

    Pediatric dental sealants are applied to the teeth to work as a barrier and provide protection from decay and bacteria. Sealants also work to prevent small food particles from settling in the grooves of the teeth, which can lead to the development of cavities.

  • Can you go to the dentist while pregnant?

    It's safe for women to continue with regular dental visits while pregnant. During pregnancy, hormonal changes can affect the gums and teeth, leading to inflammation and gingivitis. Regular cleanings and checkups can help keep hormonal dental issues at bay.

  • How do dentists pull teeth?

    Dentists pull teeth through simple and surgical extractions. Simple extractions are performed at the dentist's office with local anesthetic and forceps. Surgical removal is required for broken teeth and teeth that have not erupted, such as wisdom teeth. Surgical procedures require stronger anesthetic or sedation, and forceps are used to remove the teeth.

  • What kind of dentists are there? 

    There are seven primary areas of dentistry.

    1. General dentistry covers a wide scope, with procedures ranging from general exams and X-rays to deep cleanings and simple extractions.
    2. Pedodontists, or pediatric dentists, have a primary focus on infants and children.
    3. Orthodontists handle braces and other procedures that straighten the teeth.
    4. Periodontists treat the gums and structures that support the teeth, such as bone and ligaments.
    5. Endodontists perform dental pulp treatments, such as root canals.
    6. Oral pathologists, or oral surgeons, focus on surgical procedures that include wisdom teeth extraction and dental implants.
    7. Prosthodontists handle highly complex restorative dental procedures, including bridge and denture placements.