Frequently Asked Dental Questions
Stay Informed On Your Future Dental Care
Has it been a long time since you’ve been to the dental office? Not sure which treatments you need or whether or not we can serve your family? We’ve included a series of the most common questions our office receives, regarding everything from types of care to recommendations for long-term oral health. If you have other questions, give us a call!
How often should I visit for a checkup?
We recommend all patients come in at least once every six months as it gives us a chance to confirm if any underlying dental problems are present. We’ll also perform a detailed cleaning and remove all harmful plaque and tartar from the surface of your enamel. Keep in mind that the early signs of gum disease and tooth decay are largely unnoticeable by the untrained eye.
Can you replace teeth?
We have multiple options available for replacing your missing teeth and making your smile complete. This includes dental bridge and dentures, both of which offer cost-effective solutions for tooth replacement. You can also have your implants restored with our high-quality, tooth-colored restorations, whether you have single or multiple implants to cover.
How can you make my smile look more attractive?
Cosmetic dentistry offers multiple solutions for hiding cracks, chips, stains, and gaps in your smile, making it look truly flawless. Our custom-made porcelain veneers, metal-free restorations, take-home whitening kits, and gum recontouring can all make your smile truly radiant. As long as you have no current dental problems (i.e. tooth decay or gum disease), you can get started enhancing your smile!
If my tooth hurts, does it need to be removed?
Not necessarily. Tooth removal is hardly our first treatment recommendation, especially if we can save the natural tooth with a crown, dental filling or root canal therapy. However, if the tooth is severely damaged, either from decay or from physical injury, we can remove it in-office if needed.
What if I’m afraid of dental treatment?
We understand if you have fear or anxiety when coming to the dentist, which is why we offer nitrous oxide to help keep you at ease. This method is incredibly easy to receive, provides nearly immediate effects, and comes with little to no side effects following treatment. That means you can continue your day without interruption.
Can I bring my family?
Absolutely! We’re happy to accommodate all members of your family, including children as young as one year of age. We recommend that you bring your child in for their first dental appointment when their first tooth erupts or by their first birthday.
Do you accommodate children with special needs?
Caring for all patients is incredibly important to us at West End Dental Group, including children who have special needs. Our team is very patient and willing to make accommodations for those with developmental or physical disabilities. We only ask that you give us a call ahead of time so that we can be thoroughly prepared for your arrival.