Like most people, you’re probably a little nervous about going to the dentist. You may have heard of some scary stories or seen some cringe-worthy images online. Whatever your fears are, it’s important to take care of your teeth and gums so that they can last a lifetime. And if something goes wrong with your mouth—whether it’s an accident or something more serious—the right dental procedures can help get things back on track. That’s why we’ve put together this list of common questions about dental health:
How often should I floss?
It’s easy to forget, but flossing is important for overall health. Every day you should:
- Floss before brushing your teeth. Most people do not brush their teeth long enough to remove all of the plaque from between their teeth. Flossing helps remove this plaque and reduces the risk of dental caries, gum disease, and other oral health problems like bad breath or heart disease.
- Suppose you have implants or orthodontic devices like braces or retainers (devices that keep teeth in place). You may need to floss more often if you wear these dental appliances because they can trap food particles between them and create a perfect environment for bacteria growth.
Why does my dentist ask about my medical history?
Your dentist wants to know about your medical history because it can affect how they treat you. For example, if you have heart disease or a thyroid condition, they may recommend taking certain medications before a procedure to reduce the risk of complications. They also need to be aware of any allergies or reactions that might occur when given certain drugs during dental work.
How often should I get fillings?
A filling is a dental procedure to repair a tooth damaged by decay or injury. A filling is done to repair a tooth damaged by decay or injury. Fillings are an inexpensive way of restoring teeth that have cavities and preserving healthy teeth. It can be done at the same time as other treatments such as crowns, veneers or root canal therapy if necessary. It usually takes less than one hour to complete the procedure, and you will usually not feel any pain during this time!
Should I have my wisdom teeth taken out?
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt, usually during early adulthood. Even If they erupt properly, they can still cause problems such as pain, infection and cysts. If they don’t erupt properly, they can become impacted or trapped in your jawbone and cause pain to your face or neck. If you have any problems with your wisdom teeth, it’s usually best to get them removed before they worsen.
What are the most common dental procedures performed?
The most common dental procedures are fillings, extractions, root canals, crowns, bridges and veneers. Dental implants may also be needed in some cases.
When you come to our office for an appointment, you will be asked by the receptionist to complete a new patient form that includes medical history questions such as allergies, past surgeries and medications you take regularly. This information will be reviewed by our staff, who will schedule an appointment with one of our dentists to discuss your oral health needs and establish treatment options that best fit your individual situation.