A Battle Between The Sexes During Men’s Health Month

June marks Men’s Health Month, a 30 day awareness extravaganza, nation wide, focusing on the wellness of boys and men alike. Shifting the focus onto the male population in June from the women in May raises quite a few questions for everyone. Who has better health awareness? Which are the healthiest? Who keeps up with their oral health more consistently? Well, the numbers are in. Women, on average, schedule, attend, and keep up with their oral health over men two-fold, according to a study completed by the American Dental Association. Dr. Hofkes would like to encourage men to become active in their oral health endeavors with some general information on the services he and his team at Cerritos Dental Surgery in Cerritos, CA offer.

Oral Surgery

A procedure to mend, alter, or fix something in your mouth is usually called oral surgery. The reason for such a treatment revolves around your oral health and what would best suit your needs. Dr. Hofkes offers wisdom teeth extraction or gum grafting to ensure the integrity of your oral cavity. 

Cosmetic Dentistry

No longer should you feel the need to hide your smile. It’s never to late to correct any smile imperfections. Dr. Hofkes offers ceramic crowns, white veneers, and porcelain fillings to restore, correct, or improve your beautiful grin. 

Sedation Dentistry

If nerves or fear keep you from visiting the dentist, our team at Cerritos Dental Surgery in Cerritos, CA provide state-of-the-art dental sedation treatment to ease your anxiety. The following sedation techniques are professionally administered in our office: 

Nitrous Oxide: “Laughing Gas” calms the effects of anxiety, and the patient remains coherent and able to respond to the doctor’s instructions and requests. 

Oral Sedation: Taken as a pill prior to you sitting in the dental chair, Dr. Hofkes recommends this for those who are opposed to the small, comfortable mask used for nitrous oxide, or if the patient feels wary about being in the office for any particular reason. 

Oral Sedation/Nitrous Oxide: Administered as a combination, the oral and nitrous oxide sedation techniques are combined to induce a more relaxed state than either on their own. The patient feels as though they are in and out of sleep, but remain conscious and able to adhere to instructions from the doctor. 

IV Sedation: This treatment is administered intravenously to induce the deepest sedation offered in the Cerritos Dental Surgery Office. The patient will remain conscious, but remember very little to nothing about the procedure. 

Implant Dentistry

A comprehensive exam will be completed prior to the placement of an implant to ensure that it is the best option for your oral integrity. An implant fills the existing socket, replacing a tooth with a post that fuses to your jawbone after insertion. Once healing has completed, Dr. Hofkes places a crown to restore your smile to its original beauty. 

About Cerritos Dental Surgery

Shawn Hofkes, DDS is qualified to provide comfortable, advanced dental care from our state-of-the-art dentist office in Cerritos, CA. To schedule your appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today. We proudly serve patients of all ages from Cerritos, Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and all surrounding communities.