All Coast Dental

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Root Canals

Drs. Julie Boulos and Joesph Boulos offer endodontic services at All Coast Dental, located in Pacific Beach, CA. Endodontic refers to the nerves or roots of the teeth. The most common of these endodontic procedures is the root canal. Tooth infections are often located in the roots. A root canal allows Drs. Boulos access to the root, allowing them to remove infected materials.


At the start of the procedure, a local anesthetic is applied to the tooth. This will keep the area numb, making it as painless as possible. Drs. Boulos will drill into the tooth to reveal the root canal. The infected roots will be removed and sanitized. The entire area will be cleaned out. After, the opened space is filled with a sealant. In most cases, a dental crown is placed after. Dental crowns provide a higher chance of a successful recovery.


Don’t be alarmed if you experience pain and soreness following the procedure. This is completely natural. Take over-the-counter pain relievers as directed. If your pain is severe, contact our office. In certain cases Drs. Boulos will prescribe stronger medication. Try to avoid physical activity while healing. With modern day technology and procedures, there are little to no complications or pain involved with root canals. Remember to follow the post-operative instructions given by Drs. Boulos.


Once you’re completely healed, you will be able to enjoy all food and beverages without pain or sensitivity. If you or someone you know is in need of a root canal, don't wait to make an appointment. A tooth infection, when left untreated, can have deadly consequences.


All Coast Dental is located in Pacific Beach, CA. To schedule an appointment with Drs. Julie Boulos and Joseph Boulos, visit our website or call 858-270-4904.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Occlusal Adjustment

Do you wake up in the morning with a sore jaw? When you bite down, do your teeth feel lopsided or off? If yes, then you may need an occlusal adjustment.

At All Coast Dental, Dr. Julie Boulos, D.D.S. and Dr. Joseph Boulos, D.D.S. will determine if you’re a good candidate for an occlusal adjustment. This adjustment corrects the alignment of your bite. Misalignment can occur from loose, shifting, crowded, or missing teeth. The adjustment is virtually painless, with just a small amount of discomfort.

At your appointment Drs. Boulos will use imaging technology to locate the areas that need adjustment. Once these areas are recognized, Drs. Boulos use a dental drill and removable mouthpieces to correct the alignment.

If left untreated, a misalignment can lead to serious health effects. Patients who clench or grind their teeth end up wearing down their enamel. This can expose the dentin, and give way to bacteria. Your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, connects your lower jaw to the base of your skull. Overexertion of this joint can lead to temporomandibular disorder or TMD. Acute and chronic pain arising from TMD, along with problems eating and speaking, pain when opening your mouth, etc. If you suspect you may need an occlusal adjustment, schedule an appointment.

All Coast Dental is located in Pacific Beach, CA. Dr. Julie Boulos, D.D.S. and Dr. Joseph Boulos, D.D.S. can assist with any dental needs. To schedule an appointment, visit our website or call 858-270-4904.