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Dr. Mireya Ortega

Dentist

Dr. Mireya Ortega is a top Dentist in South Lake Tahoe, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Mireya Ortega is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Mireya Ortega is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Mireya Ortega is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In South Lake Tahoe, California, Dr. Mireya Ortega is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Mireya Ortega
  • South Lake Tahoe, California
  • UCLA
  • Accepting new patients

I never grew out of my buck teeth. What should I do?

Yes, it is never too late to have orthodontics (braces). I would suggest you reach out to an orthodontist in your area.

I suddenly have a gap in between my front teeth. Why?

Hard to say why this is happening to you without an examination. Sometimes, people develop gaps between teeth due to cavities, teeth fracturing, or gum disease. In the case READ MORE
Hard to say why this is happening to you without an examination.

Sometimes, people develop gaps between teeth due to cavities, teeth fracturing, or gum disease. In the case of gum disease, the bone supporting the teeth is lost and the bite flares the upper front teeth outward towards the lips, which causes the gaps to develop. I would strongly recommend you see a dentist.

What are the most visible signs and symptoms of a gum disease?

Great question. The signs of gum disease are subtle in the beginning and often over looked or excused. The initial sign is usually bleeding gums when brush or floss. This is usually READ MORE
Great question. The signs of gum disease are subtle in the beginning and often over looked or excused. The initial sign is usually bleeding gums when brush or floss. This is usually diagnosed as gingivitis or inflammation of the gums. Left untreated it progresses and when the individual starts to loose bone it is diagnosed as periodontitis. Bad breath can also be an indicator. The best manner to care for your families dental health is to find a dental home and see the dentist regularly. I sincerely hope my response was of assistance to you.
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Is a root canal in pregnancy safe?

Your condition is already advanced. Waiting is only going to let matters get worse. The pain and the infection will increase and this is not good for the baby. Emergency treatment READ MORE
Your condition is already advanced. Waiting is only going to let matters get worse. The pain and the infection will increase and this is not good for the baby. Emergency treatment should be done at any time during a pregnancy. Elective treatment is best during the second trimester or after the delivery. Hope this helps you decide.

Do dentists offer services to the uninsured?

Yes to both of your questions. Each office is different with regards to what payment plans they may offer and you will need to contact them directly in order to find out what they READ MORE
Yes to both of your questions. Each office is different with regards to what payment plans they may offer and you will need to contact them directly in order to find out what they offer.
I hope my response was helpful.

Front tooth cavity

If the filling is small, composite/bonding is recommended. Bonding is conservative and least expensive. If the filling is large, you should discuss the possibility of porcelain READ MORE
If the filling is small, composite/bonding is recommended. Bonding is conservative and least expensive. If the filling is large, you should discuss the possibility of porcelain veneers. These are more color stable, but also require preparation and are more expensive. The best information you can receive would be to have a consultation with your dentist.