We emphasize the Guest
Education aspect of our practice. We try to leave no stone unturned in
explaining why we need to do the recommended treatment. We feel it is
necessary for you, the guest, to be able to make an informed decision and
together bring your mouth and self to optimum function.
just some of the questions that we have been asked and feel necessary
covering and will include more as time passes.
Questions ( FAQs )
Click on the Links below to get a full
description of each FAQ.
- What is Root Canal
- RCT is a method of saving a tooth by cleaning out a damaged nerve
and filling in the resulting chamber.
- What is Gum
(Periodontal) Disease ?
- Periodontal disease is the deterioration of the supporting
structures of the teeth.
- What are Dental Implants ?
- Dental implants are titanium screws or cages that are surgically
placed in the bone of the mouth to which a tooth, bridge, or denture can
attach to make a stable restoration.
- Why should I Replace a
Missing Tooth ?
- The empty space in your mouth starts to cause many problems
including decay and periodontal disease, an unbalanced bite, and stress
on the remaining teeth.
- Why do I need a Crown (Cap)?
- A crown is needed on a tooth when the tooth is weakened by either
decay, a fracture or a very large restoration.
- I don't like my Smile
is there anything I can do?
- Besides Braces, there are three common procedures available;
bonding, bleaching, and veneering.
- Why does the Floss shred and get
caught in my teeth?
- Floss can shred if the contact between the teeth is tight or there
is a rough or broken surface between the teeth.
- How can I avoid getting Cavities?
- The best way to avoid cavities is by eating right, brushing with a
fluoridated toothpaste, flossing daily and visiting your dentist every
six months. Children and some adults can benefit by having Sealants
- At what age should I start taking my Child to the dentist?
- At 1 year of age or when the first tooth develops.
- What should I do if my Child's Tooth is Knocked Out?
- Place the tooth in cool milk or if the child is old enough, under
the child's tongue. Be real careful not to swallow the tooth and get to
the dentist within 30 minutes so it can be reimplanted.
- When do those Baby and Permanent teeth erupt?
- Teeth erupt at different times in all individuals . Your child's
tooth should erupt eventually unless your dentist tells you that there
is no replacement permanent tooth.