Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do if I have a chipped tooth?
Treatment for a chipped tooth varies according to the amount of damage. There are several options for treating a chipped tooth. Depending on your situation, any one of these treatments may be an option for you:
- Smoothing out chipped area
- Full coverage crowns
Call us at the office to schedule an appointment.
What do I need to bring to my first visit?
New patients should bring their insurance card and new patient forms.
What do I do if my temporary crown comes off?
If your temporary crown comes off you should be able to put it back on as long as it has not broken. If your temporary has broken call us at the office if it has not broken, click the link below for instructions on steps for putting your temporary back on.
When do my children need to start going to the dentist?
The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry suggest taking your child to the dentist within the first 6 months after your child’s first tooth erupts.
What do I do if I lose a permanent tooth?
Gently rinse off the knocked out tooth without removing any attached tissue. If possible, hold the tooth in place in the socket. Otherwise, put the tooth in a glass of milk and get to an emergency dentist right away.
Are dental x-rays safe?
The amount of radiation used to obtain dental x-rays is very small. Bitewing x-rays from 2-4 films expose a patient to about 0.005 millisieverts (mSv) of radiation. So because radiation is part of our environment, people in the United States are exposed, on average to 3.2 mSv every year. Dental x-rays are safe, however they do require very low levels of radiation exposure which makes any harmful risk very small. It is estimated that dental x-rays contribute to approximately 1% of radiation exposure in the health care setting.