Monrovia and Duarte Dentist

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Teeth are usually the last thing Monrovia and Duarte patients consider when they think of their health. Unfortunately, avoiding the dentist is the last thing you want to do because your teeth can get worse without routine cleanings and necessary treatment.

As a general and cosmetic dentist, Dr. Q focuses on helping her patients maintain healthy teeth so that they don’t need additional procedures. By taking a preventative and proactive approach to dental care, Dr. Q provides you with the information and knowledge you need to take better care of your teeth even after you leave our office.

What Will Happen During My First Appointment?

With all new Monrovia and Duarte patients, we perform imaging with state-of-the-art tools such as digital X-rays and CariVu, an infrared camera that detects decay that are missed by conventional dental exams. This is followed by an oral exam, checking that the teeth and gums are normal.

After the oral exam and imaging are complete, Dr. Q will review your results and recommend treatment options to preserve the long-term health of your teeth as well as your smile.

What Procedures Are Available at Our Dental Office?

We are equipped to provide patients with a wide variety of procedures at our office. The general and cosmetic procedures include:

In addition to Dr. Q, our office has an oral surgeon and endodontist on staff to perform more complex surgical procedures.

Cosmetic Dentist

Sometimes cosmetic dental problems can cause as much trouble as more painful ones. For  Monrovia and Duarte patients who want to improve the appearance of their smile, Dr. Q offers:

All procedures are performed in the office with advanced techniques that ensure you’ll look your best.

Pediatric Dentist for Families

In addition to care for adults, Dr. Q is happy to treat children with her gentle touch and cheerful approach. Her second job as a mom has taught her how to make children comfortable before the procedure so that they remain calm during it. By talking to them in a language kids can understand, many Monrovia and Duarte patients have been with Dr. Q since her private practice opened over a decade ago.

What Options Are Available for Anesthesia

Part of making patients feel comfortable about their procedure is offering a variety of safe and relaxing options for anesthesia. If you have dental anxiety or trouble sitting through most dental procedures, we offer:

  • Sedation: A pill given before your procedure puts you into a state of deep relaxation. You will be awake and alert but will feel very happy throughout the procedure.
  • Nitrous oxide: A gas administered by placing a mask on the patient’s nose and keeping it on throughout the procedure, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) helps nervous patients stay calm during their treatment.

While both of these options are available for adult patients, children will only receive nitrous oxide to avoid any possible complications. 

Advice That Extends Beyond Most Dentists

Dr. Q is a dedicated and committed member of the Monrovia and Duarte community who promotes positive change for her patients. While most dentists will give you general advice about healthy habits such as brushing and flossing, Dr. Q takes a more personal approach.

She helps you identify changes that affect the health of your teeth to help you form better habits. By explaining what causes your cavities and other dental problems, Dr. Q steers patients towards excellent long-term dental health.

Emergency Care When You Need It

Sometimes, dental problems can’t wait and you need to see a dentist immediately. As part of Dr. Q’s commitment to patients, she provides an emergency number to help you when you need it most. Monrovia and Duarte patients should call if they are experiencing:

  • Severe pain
  • Tooth loss
  • Cracked or chipped teeth

After hearing the symptoms, Dr. Q will advise you on what to do and whether you need immediate treatment and what you can do in the meantime.

If you are searching for a Monrovia and Duarte dentist who goes above and beyond for her patients, call Dr. Q at (626) 599-9818 to schedule your appointment.