General Dentistry

There is no magic formula for maintaining a healthy smile. If there is a secret, it is the same thing you have heard your entire life – good oral hygiene, a healthy diet, and semi-annual checkups and cleanings with your San Jose dentist.

Dr. Trung Pham knows that patients who are aware of the choices they have in dentistry tend to enjoy better oral health. For this reason, he’s a strong advocate of patient education that helps you understand how to manage your oral health and make informed decisions when it’s time for treatment.

As a general dentist, Dr. Pham also offers a wide array of dental services for families in San Jose designed to help every member of the family get the dentistry they need in one convenient location. Whether you'd like to enhance your smile with cosmetic dentistry, repair broken teeth with restorative services, or protect your dental health with preventive appointments, our team can take care of you.

Exceptional Dentistry for All Ages

Dr. Pham welcomes all patients, including seniors and children to our dental office. Are you living with a cracked or broken tooth? Would you like brighter, whiter teeth? Or perhaps it's just time for your next routine dental checkup. We encourage you to contact your San Jose dentist Dr. Trung Pham today at (408) 287-8880 to get started on the path to your best smile.

Some of the general dental services we offer are:

  • Preventive dentistry
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Emergency dentistry
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Tooth extractions
  • Cosmetic dental services

The Importance of Prevention

It seems that nearly every week we learn of a new study that shows the effects that poor oral health and chronic gum disease can have on virtually every system of your body. You may not give it a lot of thought, but imagine your mouth as the gateway to your body.

These studies prove that poor oral health puts you at risk for complications associated with heart and lung disease, diabetes, stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease, to name just a few.

It’s a common misconception that brushing and flossing alone is enough to prevent decay and disease. Keeping your teeth healthy isn’t difficult, but it is a team effort. You must commit to brushing and flossing conscientiously on your own, then support those efforts with routine exams and dental cleanings at our San Jose dental office. By consistently visiting Dr. Pham for preventive care, you are also protecting your overall health and well-being.

Preventive Dental Exams and Cleanings

We recommend that patients who have no ongoing dental conditions have preventive check-ins every six months. However, we customize treatment schedules for each patient because everyone has unique needs. What this means is that we may recommend more frequent visits to ensure that your smile is as healthy as it can be.

Before we begin, Dr. Pham meets with you one-on-one to talk about your concerns and answer your questions. Next, he performs a visual exam and notes any changes since your last visit. Another part of protecting your overall health is providing you with routine oral cancer screenings. Oral cancer is aggressive, but if Dr. Pham can detect it in its earliest stages, survival rates are as high as 90 percent.

In some cases, we may decide that an x-ray would be beneficial. You can feel comfortable knowing that we only use safe digital x-rays that minimize your exposure to radiation. We also use intraoral cameras during our exams that allow you to see in detail what we see and better understand why we recommend specific treatment procedures.

During your cleanings, one of our hygienists will check the condition of your teeth and gums to look for signs of periodontal disease, an infection of the gums. When in its early stage (gingivitis), gum disease is relatively easy to eliminate. But if you skip appointments and gum disease advances (periodontitis), we can’t cure it, just manage it with more frequent cleanings and exams.

Comfortable Restorative Dental Services

Preventive dentistry helps you avoid many dental concerns; however, Dr. Pham and his team are also here to help when things go wrong. If you have a lost or broken tooth, a restorative dental procedure such as a dental implant or porcelain crown may be the right solution.

Every patient has their own specific goals for their smile, so Dr. Pham will evaluate your situation, educate you about your options, and help you select the treatment that best suits your needs. The final decision on your dental care or treatment is always up to you.

We want you to feel comfortable about the treatment you've chosen and throughout your procedure. Dr. Pham is gentle, and he uses state-of-the-art technology to ensure that your comfort is a top priority.

Cosmetic Dentistry: The Journey to a Beautiful Smile

Are you satisfied with the appearance of your teeth? Have you ever considered making changes to how your smile looks? Many people feel that cosmetic dentistry is expensive and out of their reach; however, Dr. Pham offers a full range of cosmetic dental services that can help you achieve your best smile no matter what your budget is.

Some of the cosmetic services you'll find at our San Jose dental office are:

  • Tooth-colored restorations - both dental crowns and fillings
  • Gum reshaping to eliminate "gummy" smiles
  • Dental veneers
  • Cosmetic bonding
  • Dental implants
  • Teeth whitening - both in-office treatment and custom take-home trays

If you are considering cosmetic dentistry in San Jose, CA, we encourage you to meet with Dr. Pham to discuss your ideas for your smile and learn more about what may be possible for your teeth.

Emergency Dentistry: We're Here When You Need Us

When you experience a dental emergency, it can be frightening, and it is the time when you need a trusted dental team most. Dr. Pham leaves time in his schedule to help emergency patients, and in many cases, we can even offer same-day treatment.

It's important to note that most dental emergencies won't resolve on their own, so please don't hesitate to contact your emergency dentist in San Jose right away so we can get you feeling better and back on the path to wellness again.

Making Dentistry Affordable for All Patients

Dr. Pham believes that all patients should have access to an excellent dentist and that sometimes cost is a concern. He works with many dental insurance plans and also companies like CareCredit for patients who would like to pay for their treatment with monthly payments.

We also offer a dental savings plan called the Bay Area Dental Plan that allows patients without dental insurance to have access to affordable preventive care and savings on other preventive procedures for one low membership fee. Contact our dental office to learn more about your payment options.

Please Call to Schedule Your Exam

As you can see, it’s easy to spare yourself many dental problems once you commit conscientiously to good oral hygiene, a healthy diet, and routine preventive visits to our San Jose dental office. Please call us so we can schedule your next dental appointment with Dr. Pham.