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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Englewood, FL

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There’s no shame in asking questions during your dental visits. On the contrary, teaching patients more about our practice and dental health in general is something we always love to do! On this page, we have listed some of the most common questions that we’ve heard from various patients. We hope that you find the answers helpful! You can also call our office if there’s anything on your mind that isn’t addressed on this page.

How Often Will I Need a Checkup and Cleaning?

The American Dental Association recommends that children and adults have their teeth checked and cleaned by a professional every six months so that minor issues can be found and treated early on. More frequent cleanings might be necessary if you have gum disease or are vulnerable to oral health issues in general.

Should I Be Worried If My Gums Bleed While I Brush?

Bleeding gums might seem like a relatively mild symptom, but in many cases they’re an early warning sign of gingivitis – which could develop into full-blown periodontal disease if it’s not treated in the near future. Fortunately, if you act quickly enough, we can often reverse early gum disease with a thorough cleaning.

How Can You Help Me Relax During My Appointment?

In addition to our relaxing office atmosphere and our friendly dental team, we can make special accommodations for patients who need extra help staying calm during their dental visit. Be sure to ask about oral conscious sedation or IV sedation for yourself or anyone in your family who is anxious about an upcoming appointment.

What Should I Do About a Toothache?

Until the root cause of a toothache can be determined, you should treat it as a potential emergency. We may find that the pain is coming from an infection that’s destroying the nerves beneath the enamel; in that situation, we would need to perform root canal therapy to save the tooth. Of course, different solutions might be needed depending on the nature of your toothache.

How Can I Replace a Lost or Extracted Tooth?

A single tooth or a row of teeth can be replaced with a dental bridge. Partial dentures may be recommended for tooth loss in various areas, and full dentures are used when an entire arch has been lost. And if your jaw is healthy enough, dental implants can be used to replace any number of teeth. To discuss your options in more detail, you can schedule a consultation.

Is Dental Financing Available?

Yes! You can apply to CareCredit for third-party financing in the event that you are unable to pay the full cost of your dental care right away. Our team will be happy to explain how the process works and help you figure out whether you qualify.