Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Fresno, CA
Everything You Wanted to Know About Dentistry
Before your appointment, it’s important to make sure that all your needs will be met and that you know what kind of care you need. On this page, we’ve answered some of the most common questions that we hear from our patients so that you can better prepare for your visit. Of course, we realize that everyone has their own concerns and that not everything you want to know may be on this page; naturally, we invite all of our patients to call us with any questions on their mind.
How Often Should I Have a Dental Appointment?
Patients of all ages should visit our dental office at least twice a year for regular checkups and cleanings. If we can examine your teeth and gums on a regular basis, we’ll be able to arrange for treatment quickly in the event that you’ve developed cavities or an infection. We’ll also remove accumulated plaque to avoid future problems.
Is There an Easy Way to Fix Multiple Flaws in My Smile?
You might imagine that the only way to correct multiple chips, stains, and gaps in your grin is to undergo multiple procedures, but with porcelain veneers, we can make numerous corrections in just two visits, completely transforming your smiles. We can determine whether veneers or another kind of cosmetic treatment is right for you during a consultation.
When Should I Start Bringing My Child to the Dentist?
According the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, children should either visit the dentist by age 1 or within six months after they receive their first baby teeth, which typically occurs around the six-month mark. Depending on the state of your child’s health, this first visit will likely include a full examination of the oral cavity as well as a gentle cleaning. Remember: if your child is old enough to have teeth, they’re old enough to have cavities.
How Serious is Gum Disease?
Early gum disease usually manifests with mild symptoms such as bleeding while brushing or swollen gum tissue. You might think that you’re able to ignore it at first. However, at some point the infection will reach the underlying bone in your jaw and start to destroy the tissues holding your teeth in place. Visiting our dental office regularly so that we can catch gum disease as early as possible will help protect your smile from long-term damage.
Is a Toothache Really an Emergency?
There are numerous causes of toothaches, and we need to examine your mouth before we can determine whether your particular case truly qualifies as an emergency. In many situations, a toothache is directly linked to a dental infection, so it’s best to make an appointment as soon as you can so that we can take the appropriate steps as soon as possible.
Do You Accept Dental Insurance?
We accept most traditional insurance plans and will file the claims for you so that you can get the benefits without having to worry about paperwork. We recommend getting in touch with us ahead of time to confirm that we accept your plan.