Dr. Dennis Nagata is a Dentist practicing in Honolulu, HI. Dr. Nagata specializes in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases and conditions associated with the mouth and overall dental health. Dentists are trained to carry out such treatment as professional cleaning, restorative, prosthodontic, and endodontic procedures, and performing examinations, among many others.
Education and Training
University of Southern California School of Dentistry Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree 0
Dr. Dennis T. Nagata, DDS's Expert Contributions
Yes, it can. It depends on the extent and depth of the decay and how close the decay came to the nerve pulp chamber. READ MORE
Depending on the bite on the opposing arch, if the implant is placed in a strategic position, it can help with the bite by placing a larger implant. In general, it is normally and 1 implant : 1 tooth. READ MORE
With proper anesthesia, the surgical root canal procedure is comfortable. Post-operative discomfort may occur and for that, Tylenol extra-strength will help alleviate the discomfort that may last 2-3 days. READ MORE
Yes and a water irrigation device like a water Pik is beneficial for good hygiene around implants. READ MORE
I have no real answer but with no gravity it can be challenging. Maybe NASA has information for the public on astronaut hygiene in space. READ MORE
When you floss you are removing bacteria from your mouth. Bacteria produce waste called Volatile Sulfer compounds. This is the source of the odor from flossing. So keep flossing daily to prevent gum disease. READ MORE
There is no difference in cleaning. Treat them as if they were natural teeth. What you need to avoid is abrasive toothpastes such as tartar control; it may alter the surface of the veneers. Dr. Dennis Nagata READ MORE
If there is bone loss around the top of the implant, you will have some gum recession. READ MORE
It’s residue because of tongue geography. Please purchase a tongue scraper to clean your tongue and prevent bad breath READ MORE
It could last for weeks without treatment. Get it treated with a simple mouthwash solution. READ MORE
Extractions in general are painless with proper anesthesia. There may some post-operative discomfort which can be alleviated with Tylenol or advil. READ MORE
It is unusual for an infected tooth to cause a tongue problem unless the infection is so severe that it travels down the neck and surrounding oral areas. Get it treated as soon as possible ! READ MORE
The blood clot should remain in place as all the healing factors for good healing are in the clot. Do not dislodge the clot. READ MORE
Avoid sticky and hard foods when you wear dentures. READ MORE
Please visit your dentist to find out why the gums are swollen. As a temporary measure, warm salt water rinses and an over-the-counter antibacterial rinse will help. READ MORE
It's best to take the denture out of the mouth and clean the denture. Be careful to do it over a sink so it doesn't drop on the floor and crack accidentally. READ MORE
Salt water is a natural antibacterial agent and daily rinses with warm salt water is therapeutic and reduces inflammation READ MORE
It is difficult to give an exact number, it also depends on the type of filling material, it can range from 5-10 years on average. Teeth grinding and clenching can adversely affect the life of the filling. READ MORE
Yes, it should be in your mouth 21/7, only remove when eating and please brush and floss before replacing aligners. READ MORE
White fillings aka composite resin fillings are cured by a curing light at the correct wavelength to set the material hard. READ MORE
Gum sensitivity can heal ..usually spicy foods can cause gin irritation so avoid these types of food. Anti-bacterial mouthrinses can help as well. READ MORE
If the wisdom tooth has erupted partially out of the gums and it is difficult to clean, it is susceptible to decay. READ MORE
There are two types of resorption, internal and external ..the process is difficult to control/stop READ MORE
It’s not necessary but the patient can request it but there will be an additional cost. It is recommended for patients nervous about the procedure. READ MORE
Pain and swelling. READ MORE
6-8 weeks as long as you are a non-smoker. READ MORE
Dentist will use a composite resin filling matching the shade of your teeth after removal of the decay. READ MORE
Yes if the gums are tender from the recently placed crown wait a few days but flossing will insure the life of the new crown. READ MORE
This depends if the wisdom teeth are impacted in the bone, which may lead to a cyst around the tooth. Sometimes if it's partially erupted and difficult to clean, the tooth in front may get decayed. Proper diagnosis with digital images is key to proper treatment. READ MORE
Conventional braces using brackets are used for complex cases where there requires a lot of tooth movement required to achieve aesthetic and functional results. Clear aligners are a good alternative, but only for mild to moderate crowding cases. READ MORE
If the cracked tooth one of the bicuspid or molar tooth on the upper arch, it could cause “referred pain“ to the ear. The symptoms of a cracked tooth is sensitivity to hot and cold and tenderness to the bite. Ear pain may be due to a TMD joint issue. READ MORE
It is better to sleep with your dentures in to maintain a good airway when you sleep. Make sure the dentures are clean before you sleep with them in your mouth. READ MORE
Teeth do not fall out with receding gums. If you have periodontal disease associated with the recession and there is bone loss, you may lose your teeth. READ MORE
There may be an infection from the extraction of there is pai associated with bad breath. Dry Socket Syndrome READ MORE
There is no evidence based documentation that Turmeric will relieve a toothache. READ MORE
Listerine is fine as an antibacterial for immediate relief. Please visit your dentist for a diagnosis as to why the gums are swollen. Dr. Nagata READ MORE
Local anesthesia is what is used for root canal treatment. General anesthesia involves sedation where you are asleep or lightly asleep. Local anesthesia is adequate anesthesia for root canal therapy. READ MORE
The length of orthodontic treatment depends on how misaligned the teeth are and if you are using conventional brackets or clear aligners. I would say on average 18-24 months READ MORE
Grinding of teeth during sleep is common. It can be due to several factors, stress and an unbalanced bite can cause teeth grinding, aka "bruxism." Another factor may be related to sleep apnea, the patient may be grinding to open the airway during sleep. READ MORE
Gum disease is another name for Periodontal disease. If you search this, it will give you more information. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss so periodontal treatment is necessary to save the involved teeth. READ MORE
Get a bite splint fabricated at a position that will help the muscles heal. READ MORE
1-2 weeks depending on the type of extraction necessary. If it is a surgical extraction which may involve the bone, it is a longer recovery, 2-3 weeks. Each case is different but I would ask the dentist/surgeon READ MORE
Chewing tobacco can cause bad breath, it is one of the major causes of mouth cancer and survival rate is poor once diagnosed. READ MORE
It depends on the type of implant surgery ..usually 2-3 days at the most READ MORE
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Clinical Instructor Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies -
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics
- International Academy of Comprehensive Aesthetics
- International Association of Orthodontics
- American Dental Association
- Hawaii Dental Association
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Get to know General & Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Dennis T. Nagata, who serves patients in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Dr. Dennis Nagata was born and raised in Honolulu. He is a graduate of Iolani School. He was inspired to pursue dentistry by his mother Nancy who worked with the military at Schofield Barracks Dental clinic as a dental assistant. Dr. Nagata received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Southern California in 1979.
Dr. Nagata founded the Hawaii Center for Cosmetic and Laser dentistry in 1979. Dr. Nagata was a former clinical instructor at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies where he helped dentists learn advanced and specialized techniques to help patients in need of complex treatment. He continues to lecture and present cases and participates in numerous post graduate programs.
Dr. Nagata is a general & cosmetic dentist who has over 40 years of experience in his field. He is currently serving patients’ dental needs at Landmark Dental Group in Honolulu, Hawaii. Established in 1980, Landmark Dental Group offers numerous dental services, including biocompatible dentistry, general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, TMJ treatment, and sleep apnea. “Our dental team is committed to excellent oral health for our patients. We offer comprehensive dental care and brilliant cosmetic dentistry to Honolulu, Hawaii and the surrounding areas. Our facility is large, with 12 operatory rooms and a big waiting area, kept clean and fresh for your convenience and comfort. We do all that we can to keep you comfortable and relaxed at every stage of care, and we strive to engage with our patients on a personal level to meet your oral health needs” as stated on the dental practice’s website.
Dr. Nagata specializes in Comprehensive Cosmetic Dentistry, TMJ problems, Implantology and Sleep Dentistry. Dr. Nagata also is a Premier Provider for Invisalign Clear Aligners. Dr. Nagata has served as a Clinical Instructor at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dr. Nagata’s expertise and dedication combine artistry and technology to give his patients a Smile that exudes Confidence , Beauty and Well-Being. Dr. Nagata is also deeply involved with Sleep Dentistry and is trained and certified to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea using Oral Appliances and Nightlase Snoring Reduction therapy.
In 2018 Dr. Nagata was honored to be inducted into the Pierre Fauchard Academy. The Pierre Fauchard Academy recognizes dentists who uphold the highest standards of professionalism in dentistry and provide excellence in all phases of dentistry for patients and continue to mentor other dentists to strive for excellence in the dental profession.
Dr. Nagata is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry American Dental Association (Life Member), Hawaii Dental Association, American Academy for Oral-Systemic Health, International Association of Orthodontics, American Academy of Cosmetic Orthodontics, Hawaii Board of Dentistry, The Commission of Dental Competency Assessment, International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, Academy of Laser Dentistry, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity. As a general & cosmetic dentist, Dr. Nagata has the skills needed to complete an array of procedures that are simple or complex in nature.
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