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Wisdom Teeth Extraction Silicon Valley/San Jose
Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
General Sedation/I.V. Sedation/Oral Sedation/Nitrous Oxide

Your wisdom teeth, also called third molars, usually begin to erupt between the ages of 17 and 21. Because they are the last to emerge in the mouth, wisdom teeth are the most common teeth to become impacted. This may happen because a wisdom tooth is turned to the side, tilted or otherwise positioned incorrectly in the jaw. Wisdom teeth also become impacted when there is not enough room in the jaw or the mouth for them to emerge.

An impacted tooth can be painless, and you may not even realize it's there. However, when an impacted wisdom tooth tries to erupt, the overlying gum may swell and cause pain, which may also be felt in nearby teeth or the ear on that side. A partially erupted tooth can collect food and other debris, which can lead to gum swelling and an infection called pericoronitis. If untreated, this infection can spread toward the throat or into the neck. Impacted teeth also can cause problems if they develop decay or if they push on the neighboring molar, which could lead to tooth movement or decay, as well as changes in the bite (the way the teeth come together). Impacted teeth also can cause cysts and other benign (harmless) jaw tumors. These can lead to bone destruction. However, this is rare.

Symptoms
Swelling of the gum in the back of the mouth or on the side of the jaw
Difficulty opening the jaw
Bad breath
An unpleasant taste in the mouth
Pain or irritation when you open your mouth
Pain when chewing or biting
Pain can occur for several days and then disappear for weeks or months before returning.
Diagnosis
Your dentist will examine the area and take X-rays if needed. X-rays can show where your wisdom teeth are and if they are impacted.

Expected Duration
Symptoms caused by a problematic tooth are relieved when the tooth is extracted.

Prevention
There is no way to prevent an impacted tooth, but careful dental hygiene - brushing, flossing or the use of water-jet devices - can reduce the risk of infection.

Treatment
You can sometimes relieve minor irritation by rinsing with warm salt water (1/2 teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of water) or by taking over-the-counter painkillers.

If the tooth continues to cause pain, is infected or is interfering with nearby teeth, the usual treatment is for the tooth to be extracted. This can sometimes be done in your dentist's office with a local anesthetic, depending on how far the tooth is under the gum. Extracting one tooth can take 5 to 30 minutes, depending on the position of the tooth.

Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc.-Top Best 8 San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers
Please call us at 408-TOP-BEST or 408-259-2900.



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Sedation Dentist San Jose/ Silicon Valley

Sedation Dentistry
Benefits of Sedation Dentistry
One of the major benefits of sedation dentistry offered by San Jose general and cosmetic dentists at Top Best 8 San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers - Jonathan H. Kim, DDS, Inc. is that people often feel like their dental procedure lasts only a few minutes, when in fact it might have taken hours to perform. Therefore, complex dental procedures such as smile makeovers or extensive rebuilding procedures that normally require multiple visits can often be performed in fewer appointments.

If you are reluctant to change the appearance of your smile because you are afraid or anxious about undergoing long or complicated dental procedures, sedation dentistry can make you feel comfortable during the treatment process and help you achieve a smile you can be proud of.

Also, because sedation dentistry offered by San Jose general and cosmetic dentists at Top Best 8 San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers - Jonathan H. Kim, DDS, Inc. addresses some of the fears that keep people from going to the dentist on a regular basis, sedation dentistry patients are more likely to receive recommended routine care. As a result, they are less likely to neglect their oral health or allow oral health problems to build to the point when drastic dental treatments become necessary.

Please call us at 408-TOP-BEST or 408-259-2900.


Niki Boloorchi, D.D.S.

Dr. Boloorchi is a graduate from Loma Linda University’s Dental Anesthesiology program, a two year hospital based Anesthesiology program. Her medical training included Loma Linda University Medical Center and Riverside County Medical Center. She also received further specialized training at the Special Care Dentistry Clinic at the Loma Linda School of Dentistry, which sees nearly five thousand patients annually, primarily comprised of pediatric and adult special needs patient. Prior to her training as an anesthesiologist, she obtained her under graduate degree from UCLA and her doctoral degree from USC School of Dentistry.

Her goal is to provide the fastest care in the safest possible environment. For this reason, while the dentist concentrates on high-quality dental work, she will be focused on your child’s safety. She monitors your child’s heart rhythm/rate, blood pressure, breathing, and oxygen saturation during every second of the dental procedure while you are in the comfort of your familiar dental office.

She is committed to continuing education and advancing the field of dentistry in all aspects and has lectured at Loma Linda’s Annual Continuing Education Program. She currently holds certification in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

Education

Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry, Dentist

Anesthesiologist

University of Southern California, School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery
Dr. Boloorchi is a member of:
American Dental Association
California Dental Association
Contra Costa Dental Society
Marin County Dental Society
LA Dental Society
American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologist
International Anesthesia Research Society

Orthodontist San Jose

Specialist in Orthodontics
University of Penn Dental School-4yrs.
University of Penn Dental School- 3yrs in Orthodontics

Children with braces
Children with braces should brush their teeth after every meal. It is recommended that children hold the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle and brush along the gum line. Brushing often and properly, in addition to dental cleanings every six months from San Jose orthodontists at Top Best 8 San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers - Jonathan H. Kim, DDS, Inc., is an important way to reduce the risk of cavities and gingivitis (bleeding of swollen gums).

Children should also floss at least once a day. San Jose orthodontics by Top Best 8 San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers - Jonathan H. Kim, DDS, Inc. recommends the use of floss threaders in conjunction with standard floss or super floss to help floss under and between brackets and wires.

On the day your child has his or her braces put on, detailed instructions will be given on brushing, flossing and diet.

Orthodontic appliances from San Jose orthodontics by Top Best 8 San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers - Jonathan H. Kim, DDS, Inc. must be in place and intact at all times for the treatment to work properly. If your child's bands, brackets or wires break, please contact our office for an appointment as soon as possible. If your child's wires break and your child is experiencing some discomfort, we recommend that you use wax to cover the sharp end of the wire.

During treatment your child may wear elastic bands to aid in tooth movement. If your child runs out of elastics or misplaces them, please contact our department and we will be happy to mail more elastics to you. Please remember that children need to wear their elastics at all times.

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Root Canal Dentist San Jose/Silicon Valley
Root Canal Specialist

Soo Kim, D.M.D., PhD
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
UCSF Dental School

Who Needs Root Canal Treatment?

Root Canal Therapy is needed for two main reasons: infection or irreversible damage to the pulp. The common cause of pulp infection is an untreated cavity. The decays wear away the enamel and dentin of the tooth, causing the tooth to opens into the root canal system. This allows bacteria to infect the pulp and will lead to inflammation. The inflammation will restrict the blood supply to the tooth which will limit the pulp’s ability to heal itself.

When a tooth’s nerve tissue or pulp is damaged, it breaks down and bacteria begin to multiply within the pulp chamber. These bacteria and other decayed debris can cause an infection or abscessed tooth. An abscess occurs when the infection spreads all the way past the ends of the roots of the tooth. In addition to an abscess, an infection in the root canal of a tooth can cause swelling that may spread to other areas of the face, neck or head; bone loss around the tip of the root or drainage problems extending outward from the root.

In many cases, when the pulp is inflamed but not infected, it can heal itself and return to normal. Your dentist at Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc – Top Best 8 San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers will monitor the tooth to see if this happens before doing root canal therapy. It is better to keep your natural teeth if at all possible. If a tooth is missing, neighboring teeth can drift out of line and can be overstressed. Keeping your natural teeth also helps you to avoid extensive and more expensive treatments, such as implants or bridges. If an infected or injured tooth is left untreated, not only you can lose the tooth but also the infection can spread to other parts of your body.

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Endodontist San Jose
Soo KIm, D.M.D., PhD
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
UCSF Dental School

Why Choose Endodontists over General Dentists?

Endodontists limit their practices to do only root canal therapy and other endodontic treatments. The treatment performed by endodontist is focused on retaining the natural teeth as long as possible. Endodontists not only graduate from dental school but also complete a minimum of two years of postdoctoral specialist education. They are the dentists who are trained to perform not only the root canal procedure but also in repairing teeth with perforations, bleaching of discolored enamel and dentin, and to do microscopic surgery to save the teeth.

General dentists refer their patients to an endodontists when they feel that the treatment may be more challenging or when the diagnosis is complicated. Here, at Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S.,Inc – Top Best 8 San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers, not only the endodontist is available to help patients but also equipped with the specialized Operating Microscopes which enhance the capability of technical precision during the root canal therapy.

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Braces San Jose
Savings for Braces/Invisalign

When you sign up for Orthodontic Treatment, you will receive:

$500 off Total Orthodontic Treatment Cost
$550 value CT Scan and 3D X-Ray Images
(Fee of $550 applies to copies, CD or emails of 3D X-ray images)
$160 value Oral-B Electrical Toothbrush w/ Cash Rebate
$350 value impression, Panoramic x-ray & Cephalometric x-ray for Records
FREE 2 Teeth Cleanings Per Year
$600 value In-Office Teeth Whitening upon completion of orthodontic treatment
$1800 value Cosmetic Gum Treatment, if necessary, after completion of orthodontic treatment
Call Today for dental services
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EMERGENCY DENTIST SAN JOSE

Emergency dental care is a service we hope you’ll never need – but if you do, it can be a lifesaver. At Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc. – Top Best 8 San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers, we understand that tooth pain and oral injuries can happen at any time. This is why we offer emergency dentistry services to address dental issues that simply cannot wait until regularly scheduled office hours. We are proud to go the extra mile for our patients and when you call us unexpectedly needing our help, you can rest assured that you won’t be overcharged or ignored. There are many reasons to seek emergency dental care. Tooth damage – broken tooth, broken dentures, lost fillings or crowns – should be taken care of immediately. Sometimes, the pain from existing problems such as abscesses, swollen gums or infected mouth cuts can cause severe pain and need to be taken care of immediately as well. If you are in need of emergency dental service, please do not hesitate to contact us, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are open 7 days, including holidays from 9 A.M. to 10 P.M. (weekdays), 9 A.M. to 6P.M. (weekends). We’ll have you smiling again in no time!

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SAN JOSE DENTIST OPEN HOLIDAYS!
Open Memorial Day.
We have been open for more than 28 years. We are open 7 days a week, from 9am to 10pm on weekdays and 9am to 6pm on weekends. We welcome new patients and families for regular appointments and we also have an immediate emergency care. In order to provide better service our staff is fluent in many foreign languages, including Spanish. Our emphasis in quality and care drives us to learn better techniques to meet your highest expectations. It is a privilege to serve you and your family. Come and be part of our family by calling 408-259-2900 or 408-TOP-BEST.

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Memorial Day Special Dentist San Jose California,
Memorial Day event Dentist San Jose Ca,
San Jose Memorial Day Saving Dentists California are having ridiculously huge deals for their loyal patients! To honor the Memorial Day, Top Best 8 San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers is offering special deal during the month of May. Top Best 8 San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers practice comprehensive dental care with a conservative and gentle approach. The practice is comprised of many doctors with the nicest and the kindest personality with the greatest respect for their patients. Also the office is equipped with the highest and the latest state-of-the-art technology. We'd like to guide you on your path to a lifelong beautiful and healthy smile so please come in for an initial appointment and you will receive the following:
For $88 you will receive
Ÿ $150 value Crest Toothpaste (24pkgs.)= $62 profit
Ÿ Comprehensive Oral Exam
Ÿ Teeth Cleaning
Ÿ Full Mouth Intra- oral x-ray series
Ÿ Panoramic x-ray
Ÿ $150 value Orthodontic Exam by Specialist
Ÿ $150 value Dental Implant Consultation by Specialist
Ÿ $150 value Sedation Consultation by Specialist
Ÿ $150 value Gum Surgery Consultation by Specialist
In addition,
When you sign up for Orthodontic Treatment, you will receive:
Ÿ $500 off Total Orthodontic Treatment Cost
Ÿ $160 value Oral-B Electrical Toothbrush w/ $95 Cash Rebate
Ÿ $350 value impression, Panoramic x-ray & Cephalometric x-ray for Records
Ÿ 2 Teeth Cleanings A Year
Ÿ $600 value In-Office Teeth Whitening upon completion of orthodontic treatment
Ÿ $1800 value Cosmetic Gum Treatment when necessary after completion of orthodontic treatment
When you sign up for Dental Implant Treatment, you will receive:
Ÿ $1800 off Total Implant Treatment Cost (Implant, Abutment & Crown)
Ÿ $160 value Oral-B Electrical Toothbrush w/ $95 Cash Rebate
Ÿ $1000 value Extraction and Bone Grafting of one tooth if needed
When you sign up for Dental Sedation, you will receive:
Ÿ $500 off Total Sedation Cost
When you sign up for Gum Surgery, you will receive:
Ÿ $500-$800 off Total Gum Surgery Cost
Also, a chance to enter American Braces/Invisalign Idol 2 Contest to win Free braces up to $6800 value, Trip for two to Hawaii, 3D TV, iMac computer, iPad, XBox game console, $150 value Digital Makeover and many more prizes...
Call our office today to schedule an appointment and get the beautiful smile you've always wanted.
Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S. Inc. -- Top Best *8*San JoseDentistsSpecialistsCenter
www.DrJKim.com
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