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New clients : +1 626-466-9596
232 N. Azusa Ave, Azusa, CA 91702 | Directions

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Patient Reviews

5.0 97 Google Reviews
I recommend this Dentist if you are This is by far the best dental care experience i have ever had. From the front desk to the doctor herself......very professional and humane and they didn't charge an arm and a leg too......Great dental outfit!!!
5.0 97 Google Reviews
They say the perfect dentist doesn’t exist; they’ve never been to Gentle Care Dentistry. Dr. Luu is the best dental practitioner around. Scared of the dentist? Dr. Luu is so good you won’t even know she’s started, she once extracted my molar in two minutes flat. Want comprehensive care? Dr. Luu doesn’t just cover up cavities as they appear, she looks at the whole picture and takes proactive steps to ensure that your teeth are going to be healthy for years to come. In addition to just being the best at what she does, Dr. Luu is constantly improving. She always has a new gadget to improve my experience at her office and my overall health; she attends conferences and stays on top of advancements in her field. All in all, I can brag about Dr. Luu all day, but it comes down to this: if your teeth are important to you but you’re afraid of the dentist, stop looking and come to Gentle Care Dentistry where you will be cared for like you’re one of Dr. Luu’s kids.
Zoila B. - 5 Star Review
5.0 97 Google Reviews
Coming to the Dentist is not fun for me, I have been coming to Dr Luu and let me tell you she is amazing. She treats you like family and her staff are super friendly. It is always a good experience when I come to her.❤️❤️
5.0 97 Google Reviews
After many different visits to many different doctors, and a raging fear of the dentist that was so bad we could barely get out of the car - this place is heaven. The staff is gentle, calm, funny, and willing to work with whatever fears you have. True professionals. Whether a dentist has hurt you in the past, it's been 10 years, or you can't stand the drilling - Gentle Care Dentistry will help.
They've been great about working in our budget, allowing payments, and helping keep our dental anxiety in check. I love this place.
5.0 97 Google Reviews
If I can give 10 stars I would! I have had root canals before and each one was just an awful experience - 2 to 3 hour procedures and would feel the on and off pain of the drilling. This place is amazing!!! Words cannot express how happy I was to get my root canal treated here - 45 minute root canal and did not feel a thing!!! I definitely recommend this dentist.
5.0 97 Google Reviews
I always dreaded smiling because my teeth were messed up. I never really went to the dentist. When I first came to this dentist I was nervous. After the work I got done I wanted to cry with happiness. I could smile again. She is not only caring and sweet but she takes her time. She did an amazing job and I'm so glad I chose this dentist.
5.0 97 Google Reviews
I decided to come to this dentistry because Dr. Luu specializes in safe amalgam removals. She and her staff are very professional and kind. I never wait long and the doctors procedures is very unique, she uses a anesthetic wand that is painless and not frightening like the big painful needle you typically get when getting anesthesia in your mouth. Dr. Luu and her staff always make sure I’m comfortable and I’m happy with the service I’ve been receiving. I would recommend them to my friends and family.
Eduardo R. - 5 Star Review
5.0 97 Google Reviews
Dr. Luu and her staff are absolutely awesome!!! Very professional and make the visits fun. I am new to the area and am very pleased to say that my family and I found a new family dentist for us. Thank you Dr. Luu and to your staff for all your help.
5.0 97 Google Reviews
Let me start off by saying they have the nicest staff and customer service of any dentistry I’ve come across. I chipped my tooth around 10pm and so I called them wanting to set up an appointment. Even though they were closed at the time by almost 4 hours they still managed to pick up the phone. Because it was an urgent repair they managed to fit me in after hours the NEXT DAY. When I went into the office they were just as nice in person as they were on the phone. They took my X-rays and fixed my tooth all in the same day for a reasonably inexpensive price. Making sure my tooth was as perfect as I wanted it to be the whole process was quick and painless. Thank you Gentle Care for making me feel comfortable.
Joe H. - 5 Star Review
5.0 97 Google Reviews
I have WHITE teeth again...finally, thanks to Dr. Luu and her great staff recommending CORE Whitening system to me! After needing a new Dentist for some major work on my teeth, I chose Gentle Care Dentistry and have been nothing but pleased since; definitely smiling now!
De. Luu, Joanna and Ruth are fantastic and caring and always make me feel comfortable and despite the major work done, I am fine and don’t feel any pain or discomfort afterwards.
I would highly recommend Gentle Care Dentistry and Dr. Luu to anyone looking for the best dentist possible and take advantage of the CORE Whitening system too!


Glendora, CA area dentist teaches patients all about dental extractions

Dental Extractions in Glendora CA area

Do you know that there are a variety of situations in which dental extractions may be required? Are you interested in orthodontic work but have been told that the overcrowding requires adult teeth to be removed? Are you experiencing dental anxiety when it comes to removing teeth from your smile for the placement of full dentures?

Dr. Brianne Luu is the dentist at Gentle Care Dentistry in the Glendora, CA area and she provides dental extractions for new and existing patients. Take the time to learn all about dental extractions, including the dental situations that may require them, the process needed to complete them, and the ways in which they can improve your dental health and wellness.

What is a dental extraction?

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Our dental team describes a dental extraction as the simple or surgical removal of a natural tooth from the bone of the jaw. This may be done for a variety of reasons. Dental extractions may be recommended in these following scenarios:

  • A natural tooth has experienced severe damage from either an injury to the tooth structure or an extremely large cavity that has left it unable to withstand natural chewing forces
  • Root canal therapy has been unsuccessful in saving a tooth and there are no other treatment options available
  • A patient has a “baby tooth” that will not come out on its own and needs extra assistance
  • A patient is preparing for orthodontic work and overcrowding is a concern
  • A wisdom tooth (third molar) is impacted and needs to be removed to address discomfort
  • A wisdom tooth is leaving the smile susceptible to periodontal disease because it is too far back in the mouth to clean properly
  • A patient is preparing for full dentures and it is required that all the teeth in the dental arch are removed in order to place the dentures

Why choose dental extractions?

Dental extractions may be necessary in order for patients to obtain treatment that they need to improve their oral health and wellness. It is best to speak to a dental professional about the situations in which removal may be considered and discuss with the dentist whether or not other treatment options exist. In many situations, dental extractions are done as a “last resort” when no other services remain to save the natural tooth and its structure.

What types of extractions are available?

Dr. Brianne Luu of Gentle Care Dentistry is pleased to provide both simple and surgical extractions.

  • Simple extraction – a simple extraction is a fast and effective way to remove a natural tooth that is present outside of the natural gum line. These teeth are easy for the dentist to hold with a special instrument and wedge out of the jaw bone in just seconds. This is done with proper anesthetics and sedation to ensure patients don’t experience discomfort during the extraction.
  • Surgical extraction – a surgical extraction is a more invasive procedure. It requires the dentist to cut into the gum line because the tooth is not able to be reached by the dental provider to quickly remove it. Surgical removals may require the dentist to break down the tooth and remove it in pieces if it is well-situated in the bone of the jaw. This type of procedure is often done for impacted teeth such as the wisdom teeth.

Why are wisdom teeth removed?

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Many patients who are advised to have their wisdom teeth removed may be worried about taking permanent teeth out of their smile. However, Dr. Luu will not recommend removal of the wisdom teeth unless it is necessary. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt through the gum line. Because of this, there is often not enough room for them and they can become impacted, or stuck, under the gums. This can result in unwanted pain. By removing the wisdom teeth, patients can eliminate the pain and also worry less about the wisdom teeth coming through the gum line and causing unwanted shifting of the teeth within the dental arch. Another reason why a dentist may remove a wisdom tooth is because it is so far back in the mouth that it can be difficult to brush and floss. This makes it susceptible to decay and the formation of periodontal disease. By removing the wisdom tooth, it makes it easier to maintain good oral health.

Determining the need for dental extractions

It is important that patients maintain routine visits with their dentist. Dr. Brianne Luu follows the standard advice from the American Dental Association, suggesting that most patients come in for cleanings and examinations every six months. By visiting the dentist twice a year, patients can be proactive about their oral health and wellness and have their smile monitored by a professional for the signs and symptoms of new or progressing problems with the teeth.

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Dr. Brianne Luu evaluates each patient closely and when problems are identified, she will determine the best treatment options available. Sometimes a patient will benefit from having natural teeth extracted. In most situations, the removal of natural adult teeth is not done unless there are no other options available.

Thanks to the team at Gentle Care Dentistry, patients can rest easy knowing they are in good hands. Our professionals will talk with patients about their dental health needs, the options available to them for treatment, and help walk them through so they can make a knowledgeable decision. The team is dedicated to assisting patients with their needs and helping them by educating them on the solutions available for their smile. Patients can obtain a healthier, more beautiful smile with the assistance of Dr. Brianne Luu and her staff.

Do you believe you could benefit from dental extractions?

Speak to the team of Gentle Care Dentistry today to learn more about tooth extractions and determine if your smile may require the removal of natural teeth. Dr. Brianne Luu and her team service patients in the areas of Azusa, Glendora, Covina, and West Covina, CA. Call +1 626-466-9596 today and speak to our professionals at 232 N Azusa Ave, Azusa to discuss your options. From general to cosmetic dentistry, our practice offers a variety of services that can benefit our patients.

 



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Patient Reviews

5.0 97 Google Reviews
I recommend this Dentist if you are This is by far the best dental care experience i have ever had. From the front desk to the doctor herself......very professional and humane and they didn't charge an arm and a leg too......Great dental outfit!!!
5.0 97 Google Reviews
They say the perfect dentist doesn’t exist; they’ve never been to Gentle Care Dentistry. Dr. Luu is the best dental practitioner around. Scared of the dentist? Dr. Luu is so good you won’t even know she’s started, she once extracted my molar in two minutes flat. Want comprehensive care? Dr. Luu doesn’t just cover up cavities as they appear, she looks at the whole picture and takes proactive steps to ensure that your teeth are going to be healthy for years to come. In addition to just being the best at what she does, Dr. Luu is constantly improving. She always has a new gadget to improve my experience at her office and my overall health; she attends conferences and stays on top of advancements in her field. All in all, I can brag about Dr. Luu all day, but it comes down to this: if your teeth are important to you but you’re afraid of the dentist, stop looking and come to Gentle Care Dentistry where you will be cared for like you’re one of Dr. Luu’s kids.
Zoila B. - 5 Star Review
5.0 97 Google Reviews
Coming to the Dentist is not fun for me, I have been coming to Dr Luu and let me tell you she is amazing. She treats you like family and her staff are super friendly. It is always a good experience when I come to her.❤️❤️
5.0 97 Google Reviews
After many different visits to many different doctors, and a raging fear of the dentist that was so bad we could barely get out of the car - this place is heaven. The staff is gentle, calm, funny, and willing to work with whatever fears you have. True professionals. Whether a dentist has hurt you in the past, it's been 10 years, or you can't stand the drilling - Gentle Care Dentistry will help.
They've been great about working in our budget, allowing payments, and helping keep our dental anxiety in check. I love this place.
5.0 97 Google Reviews
If I can give 10 stars I would! I have had root canals before and each one was just an awful experience - 2 to 3 hour procedures and would feel the on and off pain of the drilling. This place is amazing!!! Words cannot express how happy I was to get my root canal treated here - 45 minute root canal and did not feel a thing!!! I definitely recommend this dentist.
5.0 97 Google Reviews
I always dreaded smiling because my teeth were messed up. I never really went to the dentist. When I first came to this dentist I was nervous. After the work I got done I wanted to cry with happiness. I could smile again. She is not only caring and sweet but she takes her time. She did an amazing job and I'm so glad I chose this dentist.
5.0 97 Google Reviews
I decided to come to this dentistry because Dr. Luu specializes in safe amalgam removals. She and her staff are very professional and kind. I never wait long and the doctors procedures is very unique, she uses a anesthetic wand that is painless and not frightening like the big painful needle you typically get when getting anesthesia in your mouth. Dr. Luu and her staff always make sure I’m comfortable and I’m happy with the service I’ve been receiving. I would recommend them to my friends and family.
Eduardo R. - 5 Star Review
5.0 97 Google Reviews
Dr. Luu and her staff are absolutely awesome!!! Very professional and make the visits fun. I am new to the area and am very pleased to say that my family and I found a new family dentist for us. Thank you Dr. Luu and to your staff for all your help.
5.0 97 Google Reviews
Let me start off by saying they have the nicest staff and customer service of any dentistry I’ve come across. I chipped my tooth around 10pm and so I called them wanting to set up an appointment. Even though they were closed at the time by almost 4 hours they still managed to pick up the phone. Because it was an urgent repair they managed to fit me in after hours the NEXT DAY. When I went into the office they were just as nice in person as they were on the phone. They took my X-rays and fixed my tooth all in the same day for a reasonably inexpensive price. Making sure my tooth was as perfect as I wanted it to be the whole process was quick and painless. Thank you Gentle Care for making me feel comfortable.
Joe H. - 5 Star Review
5.0 97 Google Reviews
I have WHITE teeth again...finally, thanks to Dr. Luu and her great staff recommending CORE Whitening system to me! After needing a new Dentist for some major work on my teeth, I chose Gentle Care Dentistry and have been nothing but pleased since; definitely smiling now!
De. Luu, Joanna and Ruth are fantastic and caring and always make me feel comfortable and despite the major work done, I am fine and don’t feel any pain or discomfort afterwards.
I would highly recommend Gentle Care Dentistry and Dr. Luu to anyone looking for the best dentist possible and take advantage of the CORE Whitening system too!

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Dr. Luu welcomes patients of all ages into her dental practice.Dr. Luu has the knowledge and experience to provide for you and your family the care you need to enjoy long-term smiles that are healthy and beautiful.

Dr. Luu welcomes patients of all ages into her dental practice.

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