Considering getting ClearCorrect in Encinitas? Here are some of the most frequent questions we hear from prospective patients: Do Clear Aligners Hurt? Most people complain about discomfort from braces because of the metal wires or brackets that rub the inside of their mouth, or the monthly adjustments where their wires are tightened. But ClearCorrect […]Read More
Many people cringe at the thought of getting root canal therapy, but that all changes once they feel the relief this treatment provides. Although root canals are a routine treatment at Encinitas Family Dentistry, complications sometimes occur due to rare circumstances. Here are some signs of infection after root canal therapy that you should look […]Read More
Root canal therapy (endodontic treatment) is an extremely safe procedure used for preserving your natural teeth. Oftentimes, it is one of the last options that is available to avoid losing a tooth altogether. Dr. Skeens may recommend a root canal if you’ve had an abscess, severe traumatic injury, cracked root, or chronic tooth pain. […]Read More
Is it possible to safely get a dental X-ray while pregnant? Will a dental X-ray during pregnancy be harmful to your baby? Understanding how modern digital imaging works and the protective measures that we take will help you feel more comfortable should you need dental X-rays. Encinitas patients of Dr. Skeens can rest assured […]Read More
Are you, your teen, or your college student experiencing pain or infection around your wisdom teeth? Wisdom tooth removal, complications, and concerns are common issues that our dentist in Encinitas sees in young adults. Why do so many people need to have their wisdom teeth removed? Because of complications that lead to infection, pain, […]Read More
Considering straightening your teeth? Clear aligners offer an amazing advantage over traditional braces. At Encinitas Family Dentistry you can enjoy complete invisible orthodontic trays as well as cosmetic dentistry under one roof. Translucent aligners work great for adults of all ages, including teens. You can use them alone or even combine them with a […]Read More
Did you know that the most common cause of tooth loss in adults is periodontal (gum) disease? Without healthy gums, your teeth won’t have a healthy foundation to keep them stable in the years ahead. Understanding the symptoms and who to see for treatment can help you save your smile. But who can diagnose […]Read More
With life finally “back to normal” and most of us spending time with the ones we love, it’s a great time to focus on our health and appearance. Especially when it comes to smiling in photographs, taking family portraits, or even showing up at that long-awaited holiday office party or wedding. Whether you’re looking […]Read More
Did you know that your dental insurance annual benefits expire on December 31st? Anything you haven’t used before then will reset on New Year’s Day, January 1st. Since most insurance plans are set up on a calendar year, you’re usually allowed a specific range of benefits from January through December. Typically, it consists of two […]Read More
Welcome to the Encinitas dental office of Gregory Skeens, JR., DDS. We are your home for caring dental treatment that supports superior oral health and helps you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Our modern facility is equipped with cutting-edge technology and our team is here to make your visit enjoyable and relaxing.
We take a truly individualized approach to dentistry, which is why our practice is so popular. After every treatment, Encinitas dentist Dr. Skeens personally makes follow- up phone calls to patients to ensure that they are feeling well. Your comfort and well-being are of ultimate importance.