Frequently Asked Dental Questions Yarmouth

What Do You Want to Know About Dentistry?

How can you be sure that you’re making the right decisions for your oral health? Our team at Forest Falls Dental recommends learning as much about dentistry as you can – and we’re ready to help you do so! Below, you’ll find brief yet informative answers to a number of common dental questions. If there’s anything else you want to know, don’t be afraid to get in touch with our team at our dental practice in Yarmouth.

How often should I see the dentist?

You should pay your dentist a visit at least two times a year, which means one appointment every six months. Our team can check for warning signs of tooth decay and gum disease that you might have overlooked. By catching these problems early, we can improve the odds of being able to treat them with more conservative measures. Keep in mind that many dental insurance plans will pay most or all of the cost of regular checkups and cleanings.

I have a chipped tooth; does that count as an emergency?

A chipped tooth doesn’t always need to be treated right away. That being said, there’s a chance that the damage could grow worse if it isn’t properly dealt with by a professional, so you should still pay our office a visit in the near future. To protect the tooth until our team can see you, avoid hard foods that can damage the enamel further, and be sure to exercise great care when brushing and flossing.

Will it hurt to have root canal treatment performed?

According to many patients, root canal treatment is actually no more painful than receiving a filling. This is thanks to the fact that a local anesthetic will be used to keep your mouth numb during the procedure. Once your root canal treatment is complete, you may experience some discomfort, but it will only be temporary, and taking pain medication should help. Bear in mind that one of the goals of root canal treatment is to put a stop to any pain you may be suffering due to an infection.

What will my smile look like after I get dental implants?

One of the advantages of getting dental implants is that they can be made to look very natural. The implant posts will be completely hidden under your gum tissue, so the only part that most people will see will be the restoration, which will be made out of material that closely matches the appearance of your real teeth. You can feel fully confident when showing the world your new implant-supported smile.

Should I have a smile makeover performed?

The answer to this question depends on the current state of your smile and what kinds of improvements you would like to make. We can determine your candidacy for a smile makeover if you schedule a consultation with our team. After learning more about your goals and considering your situation, we can help you decide whether a smile makeover is worth pursuing. Then we can start going over your options for treatment and help you put together a plan that fully addresses your cosmetic concerns and ultimately gives you plenty of reasons to smile.

Will you take my dental insurance?

There are many different dental insurance companies to choose from. To confirm whether we take your particular plan, we encourage you to give our office a call. Note that we are in-network with various PPOs, and we want to do whatever we can to help our patients save as much money on their care as possible. Please let us know if you have any uncertainties regarding your benefits.