Dental Services in Long Beach
Knowledgeable, high-quality dental care
Dr. Pakiz is a knowledgeable, experienced dentist who provides a comprehensive array of dental services. Our friendly, caring staff are gentle, kind and professional, and pride themselves on providing thorough, high-quality care.
Below is the list of services we provide:
We provide thorough, comprehensive examinations to all our new patients to get a good idea of their dental situation. Our New Patient Exams typically include x-rays, a full intraoral scan, oral cancer screening, blood pressure check, and more, and take around an hour to complete.
We offer free consultations to new patients who are considering having cosmetic work done, such as Invisalign, veneers, teeth whitening and more. The doctor will do a basic visual exam of your teeth, take digital x-rays and photos, do an intraoral scan, and then use the exam results to come up with a treatment plan and discuss options with you.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment device that uses a series of transparent aligners to straighten your teeth. The aligners are comfortable, and unlike metal braces you can easily remove them so you can clean your teeth or eat just like you would normally.
Dr. Pakiz is an Invisalign Preferred Provider and is very experienced in straightening his patient’s teeth using the Invisalign system. He offers free Invisalign consultations so you can see if Invisalign is right for you.
Also known as full-mouth restoration, full-mouth reconstruction is used to repair or replace a full mouth of damaged, decayed or missing teeth, and often includes combining several procedures to restore full health, function and beauty. Common treatments used in full-mouth reconstruction include teeth and bite alignment, crowns, bridges, fillings and implants.
Gum disease can lead to bone and tooth loss, so it is very important to detect it early and to handle it as soon as it is detected. We provide treatment for mild to severe gum disease using gentle but thorough methods such as advanced laser treatment, ultrasonic scaling, antibiotic therapy and oral DNA testing.
Root canal therapy is a procedure done on an infected tooth in order to save it. It involves cleaning out the infected tooth and restoring it with a porcelain crown as needed. Dr. Pakiz has many years of experience doing root canals and will restore your tooth so it can last many more years.
Dental implants are titanium posts inserted into your jawbone as artificial tooth roots. They can be used with dentures, crowns and bridges to replace one or more missing teeth.
Also known as dental caps, crowns are a type of restoration that completely covers a tooth. They are usually made out of porcelain and are used to protect and restore the structure of an existing tooth, or in conjunction with an implant to replace a missing tooth. Dr. Pakiz has 25 years of experience designing beautiful crowns to enhance our patients’ smiles.
A dental bridge is a type of restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. It is constructed of two crowns with one or more false teeth between them, and is placed on top of the natural teeth on either side of the gap so the false tooth or teeth fill the space.
Veneers are thin sheets of porcelain or acrylic placed over the teeth to correct cosmetic imperfections and minor structural flaws. We use porcelain veneers to correct chips, gaps, discolored teeth and more. Dr. Pakiz offers complimentary cosmetic consultations, which you can take advantage of if you’re interested in learning whether or not veneers are right for you.
Dental bonding is a more affordable alternative to veneers. It involves placing a layer of tooth-colored resin which is sculpted, polished and hardened to make the tooth look natural and blemish-free. Like veneers, dental bonding can be used to correct chips, stains, discolorations and more.
We offer professional teeth whitening to help our patients improve the aesthetics of their smiles. Using the Sinsational® Smile whitening system, we can make your smile several shades brighter in just twenty minutes. We also offer custom at-home bleaching trays and gel if you prefer to whiten your teeth at home.
Our hygienists are knowledgeable and thorough, and provide professional cleanings and excellent at-home care education to our patients. We strongly recommend regular cleanings to help prevent gum disease and other problems, and work to accommodate your schedule so you can easily fit in your treatments.
If you have a dental emergency, it is important to get it treated as soon as possible. Please call us at 562‑449‑4001 right away for an appointment so we can get you seen quickly.
TMJ Disorder Treatment
TMJ disorders are a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the temporomandibular joint (jaw joint), which can lead to headaches and trouble opening and closing the mouth. We custom-make mouth guards and bite splints to help relieve jaw pain and headaches caused by TMJ. Because TMJ is often caused by a bite alignment issue, we can sometimes treat it with Invisalign as well.
Tooth-colored fillings are made of a composite resin and are a great alternative to amalgam (metal) fillings. They replace tooth decay in order to conserve tooth structure and improve the strength of your tooth.
We provide night guards that can be worn during sleep by patients suffering from sleep apnea or teeth grinding.
To make an appointment, call 562‑449‑4001 or click here to request an appointment online.