Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Plainville, CT
What Do You Need to Know?
Is there anything you’ve always wanted to know about dental care? Our team is listening! Patient education is an important pillar of the care we provide; we want you to feel empowered to make your own decisions about your smile. On this page, you’ll find the answers to many questions that patients often ask at our practice. Is there anything you want to know that isn’t addressed on this page? Give our office a call to speak to one of our friendly team members.
How Often Should I See My Dentist?
You should visit your dentist two times a year for checkups and cleanings. A lot can happen in just six months, and you should always be proactive about protecting your smile from decay and disease. If you already have signs of gum disease, you might need to schedule appointments more frequently.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you’ve lost at least one tooth, have a mouth that’s free of gum disease, are healthy enough for minor surgery, and are willing to undergo a process that can last several months, then you most likely are a candidate for dental implants. We can confirm whether implants are the right choice for you if you visit us for a consultation.
What Does It Mean If I Have Bleeding Gums?
If your gums tend to bleed easily – such as when you’re brushing your teeth – it could be a warning sign of gingivitis, the earliest form of gum disease. Untreated gingivitis turns into periodontitis, which puts the teeth at risk. Protect your gums by scheduling a periodontal appointment with us as soon as possible?
What Should I Do During a Dental Emergency?
Your first instinct may be to call the emergency room, but they likely won’t have the equipment or training to deal with damaged or missing teeth. Instead, you should call our office so that we can schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible. We offer wide range of services designed to stop your pain and keep your smile intact.
I’m Scared of the Dentist, Can You Help?
Yes, we can administer nitrous oxide sedation during your appointment to calm your nerves. For many patients, nitrous oxide is enough to take the edge off during their visits so that they can relax while their smiles are treated. Let us know if you’re interested in having dental sedation performed at your next checkup.
Will You Take My Insurance?
We are in-network with Delta Dental as well as Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield. If you call our office with your insurance information, we can go into specific detail about what kind of coverage you can get under your plan at our office.