Frequently Asked Dental Questions
We know patients don’t always look forward to visiting the dentist, and one way we try to put them at ease is by answering their questions. We’re happy to discuss anything you would like to know more about when you visit our dental office, but the answers to some of the questions we frequently hear can be found here.
How often should I visit the dentist?
Patients should visit the dentist for preventive checkups and teeth cleanings at least two times each year in order to maintain their healthy smiles. This is the standard of care set forward by the American Dental Association, and our team always provides care that meets or exceeds ADA standards.
Do I need an oral cancer screening if I don’t use tobacco?
More than 25% of patients diagnosed with oral cancer do not engage in any of the high risk behaviors associated with the disease, so every dental checkup includes an oral cancer screening for every patient.
What is CEREC?
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, and it is a computer assisted design and manufacture (CAD/CAM) system that allows our team to design, craft, and a place a dental restoration in just one visit.
How can I tell if I need a root canal?
The only way to know for sure that you need a root canal is to visit our dentist, but some of the most common symptoms include severe toothache, sensitivity to temperature changes, and tooth discoloration.
Are dental implants better than other tooth replacement options?
There is no one right treatment for every patient, but dental implants offer a solution that most closely mimics natural tooth structures.
What if I have a dental emergency?
Contact our dental office right away if you experience a dental emergency. We’re happy to help patients whenever they need us most. In most cases, we’re even able to see patients on the same day that they call.
Do you take my insurance?
We are happy to process and file claims for any dental insurance plan, and we are in network providers for a number of the major insurance companies.