A. You are not alone in this area. 1 out of 2 Americans are afraid of the dentist for many reasons. The best way to overcome this fear is to come in. Ask as many questions as you feel you need to ask no matter how ridiculous you may think those questions sound. Ask for as many details as you need to calm your mind and when you are satisfied, enjoy our massage therapy chair.
A. It depends on the type of cleaning you require. There is more than one type of professional cleaning and only the doctor can determine for sure what type you will need based on the results of your x-rays and exam.
A. It depends on the benefits provided by your insurance or discount plan. If paying privately, the fee will vary depending on whether you provide your own x-rays, the type of cleaning you require, and if you have any applicable coupons. Always check our Facebook Page
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A. Bacteria grows on the teeth that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Your dentist has the tools needed to spot these bacteria and to treat them in order to keep them from spreading to your gums and other places in your body. This spreading of bacteria beyond the teeth is called gum disease and has no cure. It can only be controlled. Your dentist can help you keep these harmful bacteria from spreading to your heart and other organs, thus helping you avoid other health issues such as heart disease and stroke to name a few.
A. In the absence of any periodontal issues, cleanings are done every six months. However, if there is a history of periodontal disease, it is recommended that a periodontal maintenance cleaning be done every three months in order to keep the condition under control and from progressing.
A. If in the past you had to have treatments such as Periodontal Maintenance, Scaling, or Osseous surgery, you should see your dentist every three months to keep your periodontal condition under control.