Savitha Siddappa DMD AEGD MS
Background and Credentials
- Diplomate American Board of Orofacial Pain
- MS: Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine, Univeristy of Southern California
- DMD: Boston University, Boston, MA
- AEGD: Lutheran Medical Center, NY
- BDS : Government Dental College, Bangalore, India
- Fellow of American Academy of Oral Medicine
- Fellow of American Academy of Orofacial Pain
- USDI Orthodontic Training Graduate
A practicing professional since 2001, Dr. Siddappa’s passion for dentistry is reflected in her dedication to providing patients with state-of-the-art, minimally invasive procedures and evidence-based treatment strategies leading not only to great cosmetic results, but also to improve quality of life for her patients.
Dr. Siddappa has in depth knowledge of various fields of dentistry including specialty training in orofacial pain and oral medicine from University of Southern California. She is a skilled provider of non-surgical/no needles approach to treat your temporomandibular joint(TMJ) disorders and headaches using FDA approved techniques.
Her knowledge and understanding of facial anatomy enables her to provide precise Botox injections into the muscles, Steroid or PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections into temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) that produce excellent results, minimizing treatment complications.
Outside of dentistry she enjoys spending time with her husband Ravish, Son TJ and daughter Trisha, hiking, and traveling.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are your tips for better oral hygiene at home?
Generally, a good at-home oral hygiene routine consists of brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and rinsing with suitable mouthwash. We recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush because hard bristles can cause damage to your teeth and gums.
If you’d like personal recommendations on at-home dental products that would benefit your unique smile, Dr. Siddappa can help. At your next appointment, simply ask for tips regarding your at-home oral hygiene.
What questions should I ask a new dentist?
Asking questions before choosing a new dentist is essential, and it’s the best way to decide whether they’ll be a good fit for you. Some questions you should ask your dentist may include:
- What dental specialties does your office provide?
- Do you take X-rays for diagnostic purposes?
- Do you offer payment plans?
- Do you accept my insurance plan?
What qualifications should my dentist have?
When looking for a new dentist, you should seek a dentist that’s professionally educated through an accredited dental program. You’ll also want to look at your dentist’s further education, accomplishments, and experience.
Dr. Siddappa prides herself in her work and has in-depth knowledge of multiple dental specialties. She strives to continue her education, giving her patients the highest quality of dental care.