Dentistry of Del Mar
Our dental office is located in beautiful Del Mar, CA. We strive to provide you with excellence in dentistry. We offer general dentistry and specialize in cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. Years ago we realized that the county desperately needed emergency dental services. We still to this day offer same day and emergency appointments to those in need. We accept most PPO dental insurance with appropriate copay. Please feel free to contact us with any question you may have.
Cosmetic Dentistry includes procedures including Porcelain Crowns, Implants, Porcelain Veneers, Invisalign, Bonding, White Fillings, Teeth Whitening, Porcelain Bridges, crown and bridge restoration, implant placement, pull wisdom teeth, teeth cleaning, root canals and more.
What do we offer at Dentistry of Del Mar?
Cosmetic and restorative dentistry treatments, including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, teeth bonding, dental crowns and composite fillings
Cleaning and preventive treatments
Periodontal care and deep cleaning
Dental implant surgery and bone grafting
Wisdom tooth extractions
Most dental problems don’t have any symptoms until they reach more advanced stages, so don’t wait for things to hurt! It is best to get a thorough dental exam in order to diagnose and treat problems early. Waiting often makes problems more difficult and more expensive to fix.
Root canal therapy is intended to be a tooth saving procedure that removes the pulp, or living tissue from inside a tooth. Each tooth typically has from 1 to 3 roots and each root has 1 or 2 tunnels or canals that stretch the length of the root. In a healthy tooth, these canals are filled with tissue (consisting of the nerves and blood vessels) that keeps the tooth alive and provide sensations like hot and cold. Sometimes the tissue can become damaged or diseased due to decay, fracture or trauma. This in turn can cause a toothache or there may be no pain at all.
During root canal treatment a hole is created in the top of the tooth to locate the canals. The dentist cleans and disinfects these canals and seals them with a special filler material. Root canal therapy is highly successful and with today’s technology. Dr Rutley has performed over 7,000 root canals over the last 30 years.