Suzanne Haeri DDS

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Dr. Suzanne Haeri is available to help people in Los Angeles, California, and the surrounding area, improve their oral health and prevent problems in the future. And fortunately, one of the services she provides is tooth extraction, in particular wisdom teeth removal. Let's discuss what you can expect from this procedure. 


Why You Would Need Wisdom Teeth Removal 


You may need tooth extraction on your wisdom teeth if you don't have enough space for your wisdom teeth to come in. In this case, they could become impacted or affect the positioning of your other teeth. 


In general, even if you aren't having issues, you may still want to have them removed because they no longer serve a purpose, and they're hard to take care of. As a result, they're prone to decay, which can spread to your other teeth. Not to mention, if you have bacteria around the gumline where your wisdom teeth are, it can be hard to clean. It'll remain there, irritate the gums, and lead to gum disease. 


What to Expect During Wisdom Teeth Removal


The first step of the process is to determine if you should have your wisdom teeth removed since not everybody needs to have this procedure. Then, our dentist will decide on the best way to remove them in your situation. 


For some people, wisdom tooth removal may be done using an elevator. In this case, tooth extraction is performed like other tooth removals. However, if the tooth hasn't broken through the surface at all or enough, our dentist may recommend surgical removal, which is when a practitioner makes an incision in the gums to remove the tooth. 


Why Choose Us 


We're available to those in Los Angeles, CA, and the nearby region, so we're a convenient option for many. Our dental specialist has extensive training and experience, which can give you peace of mind you're in good hands for this type of procedure. 


We understand that this process can be stressful, and our dentist tries to make it as comfortable for you as possible. One way we do this is by answering all your questions and trying to keep you calm. If we know you have dental anxiety, we can figure out a way to keep you more comfortable, such as by giving you a sedative prior to the treatment. 


When you visit Dr. Haeri, serving Los Angeles, CA, and the neighboring communities, you can have your wisdom teeth removed to prevent problems in the future. We'll do it in a manner that's most suitable for your situation and will take steps to ease your stress and discomfort. 


Book an appointment today by calling us at 310-657-2200.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Dental Hygiene for Diabetics

Dr. Suzanne Haeri in Los Angeles, CA, helps diabetics in the city and surrounding California area to improve their dental hygiene. Unfortunately, when you have uncontrolled blood glucose levels, it creates the perfect breeding ground for bacteria in your mouth. Not to mention, diabetes can interfere with your body's ability to fight against any bacteria. Let's discuss how we can help. 


Common Dental Problems for Diabetics 


Your high blood sugar levels aren't just high in your bloodstream; they're high in your saliva as well. This can feed the bacteria that cause gum disease. In fact, it can feed any bacteria in your mouth, which can also increase your risk of tooth decay. 


With diabetes, you may have dry mouth. Since saliva is necessary for your mouth to clear food debris, bacteria, and fungi, these can build up in your mouth and lead to thrush or gum disease. 


Because diabetes affects your white blood cells, your body can't fight infections as well as someone without diabetes, which can lead to these oral health problems lingering. 


Importance of Routine Dental Care


Routine dental hygiene is a vital component of oral health for anyone, but it's especially vital for diabetics due to the fact that they're more at risk of oral health issues because of their condition. 


During regular oral health visits, our dentist can evaluate the health of your mouth and identify any problems early when they're more manageable. 


Besides screenings, we also provide a thorough routine cleaning. At this point, our hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth using a special dental-grade toothbrush and toothpaste. The cleaning will even target any debris or bacteria in between your teeth. This reduces the build-up of bacteria in the mouth, which can ultimately prevent diabetes-related teeth and gum problems. 


How We Help 


As a general rule, you need to have at least two visits per year with a Los Angeles, CA, dentist if you have diabetes. People who have serious cases of uncontrolled diabetes may need to visit the dentist more often, but your practitioner will provide you with recommendations when you visit. 


Routine visits include cleaning, x-rays, and thorough evaluation of the inside of your mouth to assess for problems. If any are detected, our dentist will inform you, and you and her can make a decision on how to correct the issue.


Part of your appointment will also include information about how to better manage your diabetes for better oral health. 


Dr. Haeri of Los Angeles, CA, helps diabetics have a lifetime of good oral health, despite their diagnosis. We work to find you a program tailored to your specific needs. 


Contact us today by calling 310-657-2200. 

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

The very bottle that gives your child the nutrients he or she needs to grow and thrive, whether you give your little one formula or breastmilk. Both contain sugar that can feed bacteria in your little one's mouth and cause decay. Fortunately, you can prevent baby bottle tooth decay in the future with some pediatric dental hygiene education. Not to mention, Our Los Angeles, California, pediatric dentistry specialist, Dr. Suzanne Haeri, can treat it. 


What's Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?


Baby bottle tooth decay is from any sugary substances given to your child in a baby bottle that come in contact with his or her teeth. This could be either breastmilk or formula, or it could stem from juice or soda, 


The sugary drink gets on your child's teeth, and it will feed any bacteria in his or her mouth. These bacteria will continue to multiply in your kid's mouth. And as they do, they're also releasing an acidic waste that's decaying the enamel on your child's teeth. 


Preventing Baby Bottle Tooth Decay 


You can take steps to keep baby bottle decay at bay by never letting your child go to bed with a bottle in his or her mouth unless it has water in it only. Make sure you're wiping off your child's teeth with a clean washcloth or using a toothbrush, depending on his or her age. Do this at least twice per day as soon as your child's teeth come in. Once your little one has a tooth, schedule an appointment with a pediatric dentistry professional in Los Angeles, CA, to look for any problems and receive any education about pediatric dental hygiene to keep your little one's teeth healthy.  


It's best to only put water, formula, or breastmilk in a child's bottle.  


Treating Baby Bottle Tooth Decay


The treatment for this problem depends on the severity of your child's tooth decay. Sometimes, it's enough to use a fluoride treatment that encourages remineralization. This is only effective when a cavity is extremely small. 


Other larger cavities may need a filling or cap. This begins with the dentist removing any decay and then placing a material in the tooth to stop any future decay. The cap will cover the entire tooth. 


Teeth that have severe damage or have developed an infection may need to be pulled. This will stop the discomfort for your child and prevent the issues from worsening any further or spreading. 


Dr. Haeri helps patients with baby bottle tooth decay and will work with you to prevent it from happening again. Our Los Angeles, CA, dentist will provide an appropriate treatment as well as education. 


Contact us today at 310-657-2200. 

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Implants can complete your smile


Your smile is what the world sees first. If you are not happy with the first impression you are making, it may be time for dental implants. If you need a full-service dentist in West Los Angeles, CA, you can count on Dr. Suzanne Haeri to have all the dental services you require, both preventative and cosmetic.




Your self-confidence can really be eroded when you lose teeth. People lose teeth for many reasons, including poor dental hygiene and accidents. If the teeth are large molars way in the back of your mouth, you may not feel the impact on your smile, but if the tooth or teeth are in the front or within the range where the empty spot is visible, the appearance can be less than optimal. Dental implants are an option that allows you to have a permanent solution that has all the visual appeal of your natural teeth.




Dental implants are not the solution for some people with very severe gum disease that has damaged the underlying bones, and those who take certain medications that compromise the immune system. Some health conditions make dental implants impossible. If you grind your teeth, you may also not be an ideal candidate, but dental implants can complete your smile.




What is a dental implant?


In the simplest terms, a dental implant is a permanent crown but, unlike a crown, the natural tooth is removed. After the tooth is extracted, there is a waiting period. Then a titanium screw is placed into the jaw. This is done under local anesthesia. The implant must be allowed to heal. This takes between 4-6 months. When it is healed, an impression is made which allows a tooth to be created that fits perfectly into the open space. The color of the new crown is created to match the color of your natural teeth.




Once the crown has been created, it is placed onto the screw with an abutment. It is a simple procedure that only takes a few minutes, and you will leave the dentist's office with a complete smile and a gorgeous new tooth. The total time between extraction and completion is less than a year.




Dental implants can make all the difference. If you are ready for the smile you once had, contact Dr. Haeri in West Los Angeles, CA. We proudly serve Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Carthay, South Carthy, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Santa Monica, and Brentwood. Call our office at 310-657-2200 or use the form on our website.




Thursday, September 1, 2022

Your child's first dental visit


Did you know that children aged 1-4 have the fewest dental visits? Maybe it's because parents don't think a visit to the dentist is necessary for their child. Not only is a trip to the dentist for your child necessary during their first year, (experts recommend a visit six months after the first tooth comes in or 12 months at the very latest), but a good and efficient children's dentistry provider can be found in West Los Angeles, CA at the clinic of Dr. Suzanne Haeri.




Your Child's First Dental Visit


Before and during your child's first dental visit, Dr. Haeri may educate you and give you valuable information in regard to your child's:




  • Teething




  • Finger Sucking Habits




  • Pacifier Habits




  • Tooth Decay




  • Feeding Practices




  • Cleaning






Before the visit, ensure you have your child's complete health history to give to the dentist. Dr. Haeri in West Los Angeles takes children's dentistry very seriously, as oral health is an important factor in a child's overall health. Plan on being with Dr. Haeri for 30 to 45 minutes for your child's first visit. 




For more information about your child's first visit to the dentist or children's dentistry in West Los Angeles, CA, contact Dr. Haeri at (310) 657-2200 or (310) 854-0600. Dr. Haeri can also be reached via email at haeridds@aol.com. Contact Dr. Haeri today, and give your child something to smile about.




Thursday, August 25, 2022

Transform Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry


Consult with Dr. Suzanne Haeri in Los Angeles, CA for all your cosmetic dentistry needs.




What Can Cosmetic Dentistry Do for You?


Cosmetic dentistry is the branch of dentistry that prioritizes the appearance of the mouth, teeth, and gums. If you are unhappy with those elements of your physical appearance, a cosmetic dentist can do something about them. You can pick and choose from the available options depending on the specific issues you’re dealing with.




Teeth whitening is the most basic of the procedures that cosmetic dentists typically perform. This procedure involves the dentist removing plaque and tartar from your teeth. After that, they will use a bleaching agent to restore your bright smile.




If you have missing teeth, a cosmetic dentist can replace them with dental implants. Those dental implants are so realistic that no one can tell they are not natural.




If you’ve had crooked or damaged teeth for most of your life, you’ve probably never felt truly comfortable with your smile. Being self-conscious about your smile can be physically and emotionally draining. You can free yourself from those worries by securing the services of a cosmetic dentist.




Send an email to dr@suzannehaeridds.com and book your cosmetic dentistry appointment with Dr. Haeri of the Suzanne Haeri DDS Dental Practice in Los Angeles, CA.




Thursday, August 18, 2022

5 Steps to Take in a Dental Emergency in West Los Angeles, CA


A dental emergency can be very painful and very serious. Oftentimes, a dental emergency is due to a chipped tooth, a broken crown, a toothache, or even an abscess. But whatever your dental emergency, Dr. Suzanne Haeri in West Los Angeles can help!




Here are five steps to take in a dental emergency in West Los Angeles, CA.




Step One: Rinse out your mouth.


Use alcohol-free mouthwash to rinse out your mouth. An alcohol-free product will be gentler on your teeth and gums. If alcohol-free mouthwash is unavailable, use warm saltwater. Rinsing out your mouth will disinfect it.




Step Two: Manage the pain.


Take over-the-counter pain medication such as Advil or Tylenol as directed. This will ease the pain, help with swelling, and prevent fever in case you have an infection.




Step Three: Alternate between applying heat and cold compresses.


Use a hot compress for a few minutes against the sore area, and then repeat with a cold compress to relieve the pressure in your mouth. This will help, especially if your mouth is throbbing.




Step Four: Apply pressure.


Use a clean gauze or tissue to put pressure on the affected area in your mouth. This will help reduce the pain you are experiencing.




Step Five: Call Dr. Haeri.


Dr. Haeri of West Los Angeles, CA can help you with your dental emergency. So, don’t wait.




For more information about what to do in a dental emergency in West Los Angeles, CA, contact Dr. Haeri at (310) 657-2200, or (310) 854-0600. Dr. Haeri can also be reached via email at haeridds@aol.com.