Frequently Asked Dental Questions - Plano, TX
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Are you wondering about the best way to handle your own dental care? Or do you have questions about the kind of services you can expect to find at Vitality Dental? On this page, we’ve listed many of the answers that our patients are looking for; call us if there’s anything we’ve missed.
Why Do I Need a Checkup Every Six Months?
Even if you’re brushing and flossing every day, plaque and tartar might still build up in the spaces you’ve missed on accident, and cavities can form without you realizing it. Biannual dental visits give us a chance to remove harmful substances from your teeth and check for oral health problems before they pose a serious threat.
Is It Okay to Ignore a Missing Tooth?
It’s never a good idea to leave a gap in your smile alone for very long. Otherwise, the other teeth might start to drift out of place and lead to additional health problems; meanwhile, the jawbone will start to break down and will eventually lead to the collapse of your facial structure. If your tooth is being extracted or has already been knocked out of your mouth, we recommend getting an implant or another type of replacement as soon as possible.
I’m Unhappy with How My Smile Looks; What Can I Do About It?
We’re more than happy to help you create the smile of your dreams. Our cosmetic services include veneers and direct bonding, which are extremely useful for addressing a wide variety of flaws. If you’re specifically worried about color, however, we can recommend a whitening treatment using products more effective than anything you can find at a store.
How Serious is My Toothache?
If you can relieve the toothache simply by flossing or rinsing your mouth, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about. Otherwise, you should make an emergency appointment if the pain becomes severe or lasts more than 48 hours; you may have an infection that requires immediate attention.
What Can I Do If I’m Scared of the Dentist?
Tell us immediately! Working with anxious patients is our specialty, and we have plenty of ways to help you relax while being treated. Mild fears can generally be dealt with using nitrous oxide, but if you have a full-blown dental phobia, you should ask about oral conscious sedation instead.
Can You Still Help Me Even If I Haven’t Visited the Dentist in a While?
Absolutely! It’s not uncommon for patients to avoid the dentist for a long time out of inconvenience or fear. No matter how many dental issues you might be suffering from at the moment, we can address them all with our wide variety of restorative services. We’ll be able to reverse any damage that has occurred, and we’ll do everything we can to save your teeth over the long term. The hardest part is making the call!
Will You Take My Insurance?
Dental insurance is important for helping many Americans receive quality dental care. That’s why we’re happy to accept policies from many different carriers. Check our insurance page to see if your insurance company is listed; if you don’t see it, get in touch with us to ask if it’s accepted at our practice.