Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. We perform a variety of simple and complex dental treatments and procedures, though there are some procedures we aren’t equipped to complete. When necessary, we refer our patients to our trusted, high-quality and respected specialty partners that handle unique cases that present with our patient’s dental needs.
Some of the dental specialists we refer to actually work directly in our office to make it more convenient for our patients who need their care. You may even see some familiar faces from our team who also work with our specialists to make your visits an easy transition for you.
Without a proper examination, it is difficult to determine exactly which tooth replacement procedure may be right for you. Implants, crowns, and bridges are all great ways to treat tooth decay and loss, yet our dentists need to make a careful assessment of your unique situation before deeming a procedure appropriate and best suited for your oral health.
There are many factors to consider before moving forward on an implant, crown, and or bridge treatment. A comprehensive exam by our dentists will allow them to determine which method can provide the most benefit for your teeth and your future.
Contact Us to schedule an appointment today! One of our friendly and qualified dental professionals will make sure you get the answers you need to get your teeth in optimal condition.
Though generally not an emergency, a lost crown can be annoying, perhaps even painful, and there are a couple of ways you can reduce your pain and sensitivity while protecting what’s left of the original tooth. We do recommend scheduling an appointment with our office immediately, though we understand that extenuating circumstances don’t always make this possible.
In the meantime, we recommend the application of a small dab of clove oil with a cotton swab. This should help to relieve your pain and mitigate any sensitivity in the affected area.
If you still have the crown it may be also possible to temporarily reinstall it over the damaged tooth. You can use tooth cement or denture adhesive to carefully reapply the crown to its proper area. This short-term fix can provide the protection and support the damaged tooth needs until we are able to see you.
Dental implantation is a common and relatively simple procedure that generally produces little to no pain in most of our patients. If you are considering dental implants to improve your smile, yet you’re apprehensive about the treatment, we can prescribe medication that will effectively relax you during the procedure as well as reduce any pain or discomfort you might experience after its completion. Implants are favored by some patients as a more permanent way to solve your tooth loss and take your smile to the next level. Contact us today to discover all the benefits dental implants may have for you!
Both bridges and partial denture treatments use prosthetic teeth to repair or fill in the gap between one or more missing teeth. While both methods rely on existing teeth for support and placement, bridges are permanently cemented into the gap, whereas partial dentures are removable.
Each treatment is designed to fit and work within your mouth’s unique specifications. Ask us today which dental procedure may be right for you!
Tooth pain and sensitivity are perhaps the best and most obvious signs that you need to schedule a visit to our office, but there are other dental symptoms that probably warrant the need for an appointment.
Bleeding gums, for one, are generally a sign of plaque and tartar build-up, an indication that you may be developing gum disease. Gum disease can lead to infection, tooth decay, and potentially even complete tooth loss, so it’s important to see us as soon as you begin to notice any bleeding from or around your teeth or gums. Abscesses and/or unusual swelling in your gums, face, neck, or head may be a sign that you’re in need of a root canal. If you spot a small white abscess or bump anywhere on your gum line, or are experiencing swelling anywhere near your mouth, a diagnosis and immediate treatment may be necessary.
The loss of either a crown or bridge is also a good indication that you should soon schedule an appointment. A missing crown or bridge can lead to greater tooth damage and decay and potentially affect your teeth’ basic structure and oral health.
If you are experiencing anything unusual with your teeth or gums or have further questions about what to look for, please contact us today. We will do everything we can to get you back to great oral health.
Certainly! We seek to provide dental services that are easy on your wallet, and that’s why our office offers CareCredit Dental Financing to any patient seeking a payment option that will fit within their family’s budget. Visit their website at www.carecredit.com to receive more details on the options they offer and how to apply.
We also offer helpful dental savings plans for our uninsured or under-insured patients. The plans provide discounted services during a 12-month membership and are available for individuals and families. Ask our front desk team for details!
We accept a large majority of dental plans, though we recommend you contact our office or your dental insurance provider to verify compatibility.
You bet! We provide the same high-quality pediatric dental care to children of all ages, and would love to do the same for yours! From their initial examination to long-lasting preventative care and more, we are there to deliver your family the same high-quality dental treatments we provide to you. Contact us today!