Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Carrollton, TX

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Is there something you want to know about dentistry? Check our collection of frequently asked questions below. We’ve put together answers for many of our patients’ top concerns, and we hope that you find the information on this page both informative and helpful. You can also ask your important questions directly by calling us or visiting our office in person.

 

When Should I Visit the Dentist?

If your mouth isn’t in pain and there aren’t any dental issues that you’re aware of, you should schedule a dental visit every six months so that Dr. Dillard can clean your teeth and check for cavities. If you’re experiencing symptoms that point to a dental emergency – such as a toothache or a lost tooth – call our office so that we can make arrangements to see you right away.

What Should I Do If My Jaw Hurts?

You shouldn’t ignore jaw pain for too long. Oftentimes, it’s a result of a TMJ disorder, which is a problem with the joint responsible for moving your jaw. TMJ disorders can get worse as time goes on, but if we diagnose them, we can relieve your pain and help your jaw recover with treatments such as occlusal splint therapy.

I’m Afraid of the Dentist, Can You Help?

Absolutely! Our office specializes in helping patients who are anxious or afraid of receiving dental care, and we have multiple sedation options that can make your visit an enjoyable one. Oral conscious and IV sedation are recommended for those with strong dental fears, but those who are only a little anxious and don’t want to interrupt the rest of their day can get nitrous oxide instead.

Do You Place Dental Implants?

Yes, we place dental implants in-house without needing to refer our patients to an outside oral surgeon. Not only does this save you an extra trip across town, but you’ll be receiving the roots of your dazzling new teeth from a team that already knows you and what steps they need to take to make sure you’re comfortable during the entire process.

What Do I Do If I Have Bleeding Gums?

Even if your bleeding gums don’t hurt, you shouldn’t delay treatment for too long, as it’s very likely that you have an early form of gum disease. Untreated gum disease can eventually turn into periodontitis, threatening your teeth and your overall oral health. If we intervene early, we can potentially get gum disease under control very easily.

How Can I Get Rid of Tooth Stains?

Brushing your teeth won’t be enough to remove stains beneath your enamel, and the whitening products you might find at the store may not work on every kind of discoloration. We can give you whitening kits that work on all kinds of dental stains, even those below the surface of the tooth.

Will You Take My Insurance?

YES! We accept all PPO insurances and will file everything for you making the process easy.