Our Comprehensive Top Down Dental Approach
When you visit Top Down Dental, you can count on getting a comprehensive evaluation of your oral health. To make sure we’re fully assessing you, we will perform these six screenings during every visit.
Health Risk Assessment: Your oral health is closely linked to your overall health. We want to make sure that oral health problems are not putting your health at risk.
Head and Neck Cancer Screening: Early detection is critical to successful cancer treatment. We look inside and outside your mouth and throat for cancer.
Airway Health Screening: Most people with sleep breathing problems don’t know they have it. We check for signs that your airway may become obstructed during sleep.
Occlusion and Bite Analysis: Your teeth and jaw need to work together harmoniously for proper health and function. We look for signs of imbalance in the system.
Restorative Teeth Screening: We check your teeth and any old restorations for signs of decay, wear, or damage. Early detection helps you avoid expensive treatments later.
Periodontal Screening: Most adults lose their teeth due to an infection of the gums and jawbone. Our exam reveals symptoms that can be hard for you to detect.
A General Dentist with Distinction
Dr. Nehawandian’s focus is always on ensuring the patient’s health, and she has the education to ensure her method as a general dentist is comprehensive and contemporary. She balances this with a caring and compassionate manner that will give you an entirely different sense of what it means to visit the dentist. Dr. Nehawandian is one of only 1% of dentists in the US to be honored with a Mastership from the Academy of General Dentistry. To achieve this honor, she had to meet a demanding set of requirements involving education in all 16 dental disciplines. This means she is fully prepared to handle all your dental concerns, from basic prevention to the most complex restorations involving dental implants and full dentures.
A Cosmetic Dentist with Vision
In addition to her extensive education as a general dentist, Dr. Nehawandian has trained at some of the most respected and leading-edge cosmetic dentistry programs, working as a cosmetic dentist to master the newest and best techniques for achieving an attractive, healthy smile. This includes earning the rank of Fellow from the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. But more important than her cosmetic training is her eye for aesthetics. She can design beautiful smiles that look natural–and she has the talent to execute those designs. Her results speak for themselves–look at her smile gallery and you’ll see what we mean.
A Neuromuscular Dentist with Compassion
Dr. Nehawandian’s belief that a dentist should treat the whole health of her patient is intertwined with her training as a neuromuscular dentist. Neuromuscular dentistry is a discipline that looks at the mouth system as an interconnected whole whose components–muscles, nerves, bones, teeth, and soft tissues–must work together harmoniously to achieve proper function. When disharmonies exist, a condition called TMJ, a dentist is in an ideal position to treat the resulting jaw pain, headaches, earaches, neck pain, and other symptoms, no matter how farflung. She knows that many TMJ sufferers are not being well-served by their current doctors, and that complaints of pain are often ignored. As a neuromuscular dentist, she will listen to your complaints and take them seriously. If she can treat them, she will, but if she can’t she knows a large network of health professionals in the Los Gatos area, in both Western and traditional medicine. She will do her utmost to help you get the care you need. If you are looking for a dentist with comprehensive training and singular talent, please call (408) 354-5600 for an appointment at Top Down Dental in Los Gatos.