Placerville Dentist | Mallard Lane Dental, Ike Rahimi, DMD (DDS)
“We are composed of unique and empathetic individuals who love interacting with people. We constantly strive to reduce patient anxiety by using treatment methods that greatly reduce discomfort and provide a welcoming environment. Everyone in our office is skilled in dentistry and strives to keep up-to-date with modern treatment options that have been clinically proven with years of research. Once you enter our office and see the kind of warm and caring interaction that takes place here, you will feel at home.”
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After graduating From The University of Pennsylvania Dental School, I returned to California to attend to the failing health of my father. I worked in many different places, but mainly devoted my time to non-profit clinics in smaller rural areas, which allowed me time to be closer to my family, as well as work with those who did not have the benefits of living in a large city. After a few years of working for other dentists it was time to have my own office. I considered many different towns for my practice but Placerville caught my eye because of its hard working people, beautiful landscape and close proximity to Lake Tahoe and Sacramento.
Today, as I look back at my history; where I came from, the people I have met in my journeys, and so on, I can say that I am truly blessed. I have taken the best of two cultures and used them every day to better my life and the lives of others. Life is what you make of it and this is very true of my own life. Each and every day that I work, I give thanks to what I’ve learned over the years and sincerely enjoy interacting with people.
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Dentist in Placerville
Are you new to the Placerville area and looking for the best dentist in town? Well, look no further than Mallard Lane Dental! You name the dental service that you need done on you or your child’s mouth and leave the rest to us. Here are some of our services just to name a few:
- Dental Cleaning
- Teeth Whitening
- Root Canals
- Wisdom Teeth
- Gum Disease Treatment
Deep cleaning, plaque removal, or just a check-up we can do it all. Dental cleaning is important to have done on a regular basis because cavities need to be checked for routinely. Also, getting your dental cleaning done regularly will help prevent cavities from forming in the future. Included in all of our dental cleaning appointments are screenings for oral cancer, gum disease, as well as personalized dental hygiene education so that you can better take care of your mouth. With our deep cleaning option, we remove plaque and tartar from every periodontal pocket as well as smoothing the root surfaces so that we can help aid the healing of sensitive gums. We were in your shoes once too as hard as it is to believe. So, we offer everything in our dental cleanings that we wanted when we were you. Dental cleaning is important for a consistently healthy mouth. Schedule your cleaning with us today! Dial (530) 622-0701 now.
Are your teeth turning yellow? Have you maybe not been brushing as consistently as you should? Maybe you are trying to whiten your teeth on your own and nothing seems to work. Don’t worry, we’ll take it from here. We understand that having a white smile is very important to our customers and with that understanding, we have developed our own cutting edge whitening services. No, we won’t turn you into Ross from friends, but we can promise that our teeth whitening service will give you that extra boost in confidence you need to feel comfortable smiling. There are multiple ways to go about whitening. The first if you haven’t tried it yet would be the 3D crest whitening strips. These can have great results if used as directed. We can also create your own custom tray with whitening gel that fits perfectly against your teeth. Of course, this stuff is top notch and can’t even be bought over the counter in stores. Another service we offer is our 40-minute solution. This is where we use a super-strong bleaching gel that delivers massive results. If you have any questions at all, we would love to get on the phone with you and help answer those.
Ugh, root canals are such a headache. Literally. Root canals are probably one of the most complained-about services that are offered everywhere. Our Placerville dentists and orthodontists understand this and your comfort is our priority in these situations. Root canals need to take place when tooth decay has damaged or already killed the tooth. Tooth decay can work itself down into what’s called the pulp. The pulp is the soft interior of the tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels. If the pulp becomes infected or worse, abscessed, then it is imperative that the root canal is performed. The steps we take in our root canal procedures are as follows. First, we want to ease your pain so we inject you with numbing medicine that numbs the teeth, gums, and sometimes surrounding skin. The second thing we do is separate the tooth from all the others using a sheet of rubber. This is done so that the dentist is focused on that tooth alone, and it protects tooth chips and liquid from entering your throat during the operation.
Lastly, we remove the pulp, fill the hole with medicines and materials, and finally a root canal filling. We know its not the most enjoyable operation to have, but we take your comfort throughout it very seriously and will do whatever it takes to make it as painless as possible.
Who knew seniors in high school could be so wise? All those years in school just to lose all the wisdom at the end of their time. Are high school seniors being wise? What a joke. Unfortunately what isn’t a joke is the effect wisdom teeth can have on your mouth if not removed on time. If you are a part of the insanely lucky 20% that doesn’t need their teeth removed just keep on scrolling, please don’t laugh at our pain. Wisdom teeth need to be removed when there is no space for them to come down.
Everyone has them but sometimes people have enough space to not have to get them removed. 80% of the time though, wisdom teeth need to be removed or they will commit painful damage in your mouth by crowding. After your wisdom teeth are removed we recommend not drinking from a straw for a while as the pressure could mess with the stitches. We also understand that you have a busy schedule so we use stitches that fall out naturally when healing so that you do not have to come in again other than your follow up. If you need wisdom teeth removal in Placerville to look no further!
We are also experienced in the field of orthodontics with braces and retainers. We examine all oral cavities and leave nothing unchecked.and untreated. We are also responsible for straightening and realigning teeth. When you are an orthodontist paying attention to detail is very important. In fact, it is almost the whole job. Some of our duties are checking up with patients and reviewing their progress. This is important especially with areas like braces because we all know you want to get those off as soon as possible. We also create molds so that we can see and practice with what we are dealing with before we make any sudden changes. Our orthodontists also have large background knowledge in dentistry since you really do have to be experts in both. If you have any questions regarding our Placerville Orthodontist feel free to give us a call at (530) 622-0701, we’ll be happy to help.
Braces are very important to have a great smile. We understand that they can be painful and having a mouth full of metal is uncomfortable but it needs to be done in some cases. In fact, we try to do everything we can to help you not to have braces. However, if you do need them, we would be happy to help. Our braces process is really simple, you come in for your pre-appointment where we do the molding (this is important because it gives us a model to work with and prepare). Next, you will come in and we will begin the installation process. Your teeth will be really sensitive the next few days but then the feeling will pass and you will be well on your way to a perfectly straight smile.
Towards the end of your time with braces and after we remove them we will prepare a removable retainer for you that we ask you to wear whenever the orthodontist recommends. This is so that the teeth don’t shift back to where they were originally. For all your braces and retainer needs, give the dentists in Placerville a call at (530) 622-0701!
Having gum disease is not fun. So let us help you take precautions so that you never get it. To give yourself a fighting chance against gum disease make sure that you brush your teeth 3 times daily. This will help ensure that you are removing most of the plaque and bacteria that can lead to gum disease. It is also in your best interest to stop smoking because it is linked to gum disease according to leading studies. This also means no smoking during treatment either as the treatment may not work. So what are some treatments? Aside from brushing your teeth, it is a good idea to get deep cleaning on a regular basis so you can remove the plaque you can’t quite get yourself. There are also plenty of antibiotic gels and mouth rinses that can help treat and prevent gum disease. If you have any more questions shoot a call our way today!
We offer complete and partial dentures. Our complete dentures package is for those who do not have any remaining teeth on the top or bottom of their mouth. Rest assured that by working with us you will be looking better than ever in no time. We also offer partial dentures. These are used when you still have some teeth left. There are some important reasons as to why to get partial dentures too. For example, any space that is left from a missing tooth may have another tooth try to shift into its place and that won’t look good. Also, this empty space can increase damage to tissue in your mouth as well as impede your speech. There is also a greater risk of gum disease and your other teeth falling out. Both of our packages are extremely affordable, we want to help you feel confident again!