Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Littleton, CO
Your Questions Answered
It’s normal to have questions about dental care. If you want to properly maintain your smile, there is no harm in asking your dentist about various details concerning your treatment plan or dentistry in general! Here you’ll find some answers to frequently asked questions from our dental patients that we’ve answered.
Do I have to visit the dentist every six months?
You don’t have to, but our team recommends checkups two times each year in order to preserve the optimal level of oral health. This is also the recommendation of the American Dental Association to ensure patients maintain their healthiest smiles.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease causes the soft tissue to become inflamed, infected, or break down over time. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among US adults, and affects millions of people every year.
Why do I need an oral cancer screening if I don’t smoke?
Oral cancer claims one life every hour on average, and as much as 30% of those diagnosed do not engage in any of the high-risk behaviors like smoking. That’s why we consider oral cancer screening to be an integral part of every checkup for every patient.
Do you offer emergency care?
We are happy to help patients whenever they are in need, and we do our utmost to provide same-day treatment for patients experiencing dental emergencies. Call our dental office line and follow the after-hours contact instructions to find out more.
Do I have to have my wisdom teeth extracted?
Not necessarily. There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution, especially when it comes to determining whether or not to extract teeth. We may recommend wisdom tooth extraction if there is inadequate space to accommodate these teeth or wisdom teeth are impacted (unable to erupt from the gumline).
Are all root canals painful?
Not at all. In fact, most patients report experiencing significant relief from the toothache that precedes root canal treatment immediately following their root canal.
Do you take my dental insurance?
We are happy to process and file claims from most dental insurance providers, and we are in-network with Delta Dental Premier.