Cosmetic Dentistry in Lakeside, CA

Anxiety-Free Dentistry

Are you apprehensive about going to see the dentist? Do you have sensitive teeth, hate needles or have a bad gag reflex? Introducing anxiety-free dentistry with Dr. Russell's gentle touch
Anxiolysis" or sedation dentistry is an effective technique to reduce and manage the common fear and anxiety that many patients experience. This is why this common and popular procedure is called "conscious anxiety-free dentistry." To ensure your complete comfort for a restful and relaxing experience, we provide you with the following...
  • Patient Education - You will receive detailed information about all dental procedures. Why? Because the more informed you are, the more at ease and relaxed you will feel.
  • Patient Comfort - You can enjoy your dental visit by sitting back and enjoying soothing music played on our CD player. Many of our patients get so relaxed that they literally fall asleep in their chair!
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Cosmetic Dentistry

One of the first things people notice is your smile. Nothing conveys good health and enhances your smile more than healthy white teeth.
Whether your teeth are damaged, decaying or stained and discolored, Dr. Russell can give you a movie star smile with a "smile makeover."
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Having a beautiful smile can improve your life both professionally and socially.

Now you can get that perfect smile through porcelain restorations, veneers, teeth whitening, and other state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry treatments.
The results of cosmetic dentistry are dramatic and immediate. Imagine coming in for an appointment or two and emerging with the smile you've always wanted. Plus, our sedation dentistry practices make your procedure completely painless and relaxing.

Dental Implants

Do you have missing or badly damaged teeth and need a "smile restoration?"
What's the solution?
The smile restoration technology called "tooth implants" or "dental implants" that offers you the following:
  • An attractive new smile that is completely natural-looking
  • Feeling great about your smile and enjoying a new sense of confidence
  • A permanent solution to tooth loss
  • Anxiety-free dentistry makes this a pain-free procedure
  • A complete "smile makeover" in just 2 convenient appointments
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If you have lost some or all of your natural teeth, dentures can be used to replace your missing teeth � improving your health as well as your appearance. Dentures prevent the sagging of facial muscles, which can make a person with missing teeth look much older. Dentures also enable you to eat and speak normally, little things often taken for granted until natural teeth are lost.
Every morning before you insert your dentures, brush your gums, tongue, and palate with a soft-bristled brush to stimulate circulation in your tissues and to help remove plaque. Regular dental checkups are needed so we can examine your mouth and dentures to ensure a healthy and comfortable fit.

Oral Surgery

After an initial oral examination, it may be determined that the patient needs to see an oral surgeon for a surgical procedure beyond the scope of the general dentist. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are the surgical specialists of the dental profession. After dental school, they complete at least four additional years of training encompassing anesthesiology, diagnosing and treating diseases found in the mouth, and the prevention, reconstruction or emergency care for teeth, jaws, mouth and facial structures. Oral Surgeons are best known for extracting wisdom teeth, but in reality they do much more. During an initial consultation, the general dentist may conclude that the patient's needs go beyond his or her scope. Reasons may include, but are not limited to.
  • Impacted teeth (usually third molars, a.k.a. wisdom teeth) - the tooth is moving either into or against an adjacent tooth, and it has not fully erupted out of the bone.
  • A possible lesion Some pathological tissue that needs further investigation.
  • A biopsy tissue is removed and sent to a laboratory for microscopic examination to determine the proper treatment.
  • The tooth has broken to the gum line, or there are pieces of roots that must be removed.
  • Full mouth extraction for a denture.
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Wisdom Teeth Extraction
Third molars begin to erupt in the teenage years coinciding with adulthood and, to some, the age of wisdom thus the term "wisdom teeth." Unfortunately, these teeth are usually erupting into a jaw too small to hold them, and thus are determined to be "unnecessary." When this occurs, teeth are considered "impacted," meaning they are prevented from fully erupting through the gumline and are not in a normal position to function properly.
When teeth are impacted, they're not only useless in helping us chew, but they actually can cause damage. Since they can't be cleaned properly, food debris, plaque and bacteria collect around them resulting in tooth decay, gum disease, infection and even abscesses. These issues are not limited to wisdom teeth they can affect adjacent molars and surrounding gum tissue. Cyst formation and other destructive pathology are also common around impacted wisdom teeth


The sooner you eliminate this threat to your dental health, the better. The good news is that Dr. Russell can quickly and painlessly help you detect "perio" early so it can be controlled. We call this our "soft tissue management treatment program".

Frequently asked questions about periodontal gum disease:

Besides the common cold, dental diseases are the most common diseases affecting people. In fact, even healthy looking teeth may have gum disease. 75% of the population has some form of periodontal disease, but the most do not even realize it! Left untreated, periodontal gum disease can cause serious loss of teeth and bone. Plus, it has recently been linked to heart disease and stroke.

Here are the ADA early warning signs of Periodontal Disease:

  • Gums that are red, swollen or tender.
  • Gums that bleed when you brush your teeth.
  • Gums that are pulled away from teeth.
  • Permanent teeth that are loose or separating.
  • Pus between teeth and gums when gums pressed.
  • Change in the way your teeth fit together when biting.
  • Any changes in fit of partial dentures.
  • Persistent bad breath.
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About periodontal gum disease treatment:

This treatment consists of our professional in-office care that detoxifies your tooth surfacesbelow the gum line and in between the teeth. Then a medicine is used to flush out the bacteria that caused the infection.

A gentle pain-free dental procedure:

Don't let this procedure make you nervous. This is a gentle non-surgical treatment and we offer you the ultimate in patient comfort with our anxiety-free dentist services.

Maintaining your teeth and gums:

After this treatment is conducted, we will recommend the appropriate interval of maintenance care. You will probably need to increase your hygiene visits from two to maybe 3 or 4 times per year to maintain the health of your gums and teeth, but our affordable prices and easy financing make this convenient for you and your family.
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Preventive Care

Think you have healthy teeth and gums? If you're not seeing a dentist regularly for routine preventive care, you might want to think twice.
Preventive care dentistry is the only way to ensure that you maintain the healthy teeth and gums that will keep you looking and feeling great.

Taking Care of Your Teeth and Gums

If you want to treat and prevent common problems such as: ---

Restorative Dentistry

If you want to...
Do you have damaged, chipped, decayed or missing teeth?
  • look younger,
  • feel more confident,
  • strengthen your teeth,
  • replace a missing tooth,
  • restore your chewing ability,
  • reduce bleeding gums or bad breath...
If your teeth are damaged, chipped, decayed or lost now you can have restorative dentistry that makes your teeth look fabulous and function properly as healthy teeth once again. Today, restorative dentistry offers you the natural beauty that wasn't available just a few years ago, and the process makes your smile look great.
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Teeth Whitening

Do your teeth suffer from ugly stains or unsightly discolorations? Want to have dazzling white teeth that make you feel and look great? Now you can have the white teeth you've always dreamed of with Opalescence Tooth Whitening.