We know that even if you feel comfortable about your dental care visits, you may still feel a bit shy or distracted during your appointment. We are also all too familiar with the fact that as a result, patients commonly have things they would like to ask us about but aren’t sure if their preventive care visits are the right times to ask questions. You should know: During your dental checkup and cleaning is the best time to bring up inquiries, concerns, and to ask for demonstrations. Wondering where to begin? Consider some questions we are always happy to answer and go from there.
If you’re thinking about replacing missing teeth with dental implants, you may find that you feel completely certain about the benefits associated with this tooth replacement solution. However, there may be other aspects of implants that cause you to feel somewhat worried about giving us a final, “yes” to move ahead with treatment. In many cases, patients are simply concerned that the future dental hygiene requirements will become too complex or time consuming. Rest easy – caring for your smile will remain straightforward and simple.
If we suggest a dental extraction to protect your oral health, you can rest easy knowing we have done everything we can to find a solution to keep your tooth right where it is. Not sure you’re familiar with the reasons behind extractions? By becoming more familiar with some common types of concern or damage that may require you to say goodbye to a permanent tooth, you will have a clearer appreciation for this treatment. Keep in mind – we will plan the replacement of your tooth, as well, so you can look forward to a complete, gorgeous, healthy smile.
Your instinct when you learn that you have an infected tooth may be to run and hide. Unfortunately, attempting to avoid your root canal treatment may bring with it dire consequences. First, let us reassure you that this restorative treatment to save your tooth is exceptionally comfortable. You can expect a numb tooth and surrounding tissues, thanks to local anesthetic. We also offer sedation dentistry, so if you feel quite nervous about treatment, you can instead experience a very relaxing visit. As for scheduling and keeping your appointment, we encourage you to learn more about the potential problems that can occur with postponement.
A dental crown, which is a replica of the top portion of your tooth, is designed to accomplish a number of different things, depending on your exact needs. If a tooth is cracked or misshapen, then a crown can improve its appearance and/or protect it from further damage. If your tooth has recently received a tooth filling or root canal therapy, then a custom crown can fortify the tooth so it can continue to function. Whatever your need is, there are often several benefits of porcelain dental crowns that make them the preferable choice for restoring your tooth. (more…)
When it comes to restorative care, we typically suggest that you make (and keep) your appointment as soon as possible. We find, however, that when it comes to fillings, patients often have a very laid-back reaction, feeling that addressing tooth decay is not something that requires immediate action. This could not be further from the truth. By learning more about why receiving an immediate dental filling is important, you may feel compelled to act with urgency the next time you learn you have a cavity, so you can keep your smile in top-notch condition.
Did you know that if you break your tooth, if something goes wrong (like a cavity), or if you need other types of repairs, we offer restorative dentistry to solve your problem? You may have answered, “yes” but that does not mean you’re fully aware of the long list of restorative treatments we offer to improve your smile when things are not going so well. Whether you currently need help fixing a concern or simply like to feel educated and prepared, learning more about what you can expect from us can shed light on how well protected we keep your smile.
When you’re looking for a way to achieve a more relaxing experience at your dental visit, it’s important that you take a detailed look at your options. We offer a variety of sedation dentistry solutions that will assist you in feeling extremely calm, while you find yourself enjoying dental care that is tranquil rather than stress inducing. If you’ve been doing a bit of research, you may have come across an option called oral sedation. By allowing us to answer your questions about this type of sedative, you will become more familiar with which type of sedation will work best for your particular needs.
If you have ever wondered to yourself whether it matters where you bring your child for dental care, we can say with great certainly that it does. You see, the oral healthcare needs of your child are unique. In some cases, your little one needs some of the same things you need (like protection against plaque and potential damage). However, you are an adult and have had many years of practice with home hygiene and dental visits. Your child is a brand new person who is becoming introduced to this brand new world. By choosing a family dentist to care for your child’s smile, you can expect the compassionate, focused care that is essential for creating a solid foundation for years of healthy teeth and gums.
Perhaps you know what to expect from your dental checkup. You know the types of instruments and equipment we will be using and you understand why you’re seeing us once every six month on a very general level. Since your oral health is important to you and we like for our patients to feel informed, we encourage you to become a bit more familiar with the overall goals of checkups. This will provide you with an even broader understanding of what’s going on, so you come to realize just how comprehensive these exams are and how they benefit your smile and supporting structures.