Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Powell, OH
The Way to Learn More About Dental Care
Knowledgeable patients are ones that are better prepared to take good care of their smiles. Every day, our Wedgewood Complete Dentistry team answers all kinds of fascinating questions; don’t be afraid to reach out to us with your own concerns! If you’d like to get a head start, however, we’ve listed some of the most popular questions we’ve heard below; before you call, check to see if we’ve already addressed your inquiry on this page.
How Often Should I Visit the Dentist?
Even a healthy smile still requires regular cleanings and examinations to make sure that decay and disease don’t have a chance to develop. Because bacteria are constantly building up in your mouth, we recommend that you come in every six months so that we closely monitor the health of your teeth and gums.
How Long Will It Take Me to Get a Crown?
The normal process of designing and placing a dental crown can take weeks, but at our office, we have CEREC same-day crown technology. Not only can we create our dental crowns in-house, but we can complete the process over the course of a single visit so that we can restore your smile right away!
How Will I Know If I Have Gum Disease?
Bleeding gums are a key symptom of gum disease; you should take notice if you regularly find blood on your toothbrush or dental floss. Other symptoms can include redness and tenderness of the gums, and you might experience bad breath. However, there are often no symptoms during the early stages of gum disease – at least not ones that you’re likely to notice on your own. Hence, it’s important to keep up your regular checkups so that we can detect the issue as early as possible.
What Should I Do If I Have a Toothache?
Floss thoroughly and rinse with salt water to remove anything caught in your teeth. If that doesn’t help, call our office; there’s a good chance that you have a tooth infection that might require root canal therapy. Don’t ignore a toothache for too long, or you could be putting your smile at risk!
How Can You Improve My Smile?
In addition to protecting your teeth from cavities, we can also offer a number of cosmetic procedures – including veneers and teeth whitening – to correct and hide any number of flaws that have appeared on the enamel over the years.
What Should I Do to Replace My Teeth?
The traditional forms of tooth replacement include dental bridges and dentures, but if you want new teeth that feel like your old ones, dental implants come the closest as they replace both the roots and the tops of the teeth. We’ll discuss all of these options with you during a consultation.
Will You Take My Insurance?
We take a variety of dental plans. If you call us with your policy information, not only will we be able to confirm whether we take your plan or not, but we can go over the type of coverage you can expect.