Dr. Zak Family Dentistry Dental Crew

Dr. Zak Family Dentistry in Simi Valley assembled well-trained and highly credentialed dentists and competent and caring dental assistants whose standards of quality in dental care enable us to provide the most personalized, superior dental services.

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Nonsteroidal Drugs in Dentistry

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are prescribed by the dentists to relieve the preoperative and postoperative pain.  These drugs can manage the pain of procedures that create an inflammatory response.

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Prescribing Antibiotics

Dr. Kopel explains when and why the dentists prescribe antibiotics prior to dental procedures.  After many years of research the amount of antibiotics has been reduced to just one dose an hour before dental procedures begin. In addition, no antibiotics are necessary for heart murmurs any more.

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Narcotic Pain Medication in Dentistry

Dr. Olga Karnakova speaks about the administration of narcotic pain medications and emphasizes these medications addictive qualities. In many situations, your dentist may prescribe you narcotic pain medications as a pain reliever when over-the-counter medications are not sufficient. It is important for patients to take narcotics only when prescribed by their doctor, and to follow his or her instructions carefully.

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Premedication with Antibiotics

For many years patients have been routinely prescribed antibiotics before dental procedures if they had some health conditions. After many years of research the amount of antibiotics has been reduced to just one dose an hour before dental procedures begin.

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Loss of Vertical Dimension

Dr. Kopel discusses the loss of vertical dimension as relating to adult aging and provides examples such as shorter facial proportion, crack at corner of lip, etc. as well as how to restore the patient back to a youthful appearance.  

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