Below you will find answers to our most commonly asked questions. If you still have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!
We recommend that you brush and floss at least twice a day.
It is recommended, for most people, that you come in for a dental hygiene cleaning and examination every six months. Many situations require dental cleanings every 3-4 months.
We recommend you first bring your child in around 3 years of age, or once they will allow the dentist and hygienist to look at their teeth. We suggest you begin bringing your child with you to your appointments before that so they can become accustomed to the dentist’s office. You should begin teaching your child to brush their teeth and gums as soon as they start getting teeth.
It is important to brush not just your teeth, but also your gums and tongue. You also need to floss regularly to reach places the toothbrush cannot.
Your tooth has just had “surgery,” therefore the ligaments surrounding the tooth have been bruised and will be somewhat sensitive following the root canal. Try to avoid eating on that spot for a while after to give the area time to heal.
To do the filling, the dentist had to inject the area near the tooth with an anesthetic. As a result, the area will be achy for a short time. We recommend taking Ibuprofen to help with the soreness.
There are a variety of medical conditions that require some patients to take premedication. The purpose of premedication is to prevent bacteria from getting into the bloodstream causing an infection in another area of the body.
We recommend that you wait to eat until after the numbness wears off, so you do not bite yourself.
We take cavity-detecting x-rays once a year. Every 3 to 5 years we will take a panorex (a full mouth series of x-rays).