Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Jeffersonville, IN
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It’s only natural to want to learn more about dental care so that you can give your teeth and gums the best protection that you can. On this page, we’ve compiled the answers to some of the questions and concerns that we’ve heard from our patients most often. Call us if there’s anything else you want to know.
How Many Appointments Will I Need Each Year?
You’ll need at least two dental appointments every year, which translates to one visit every six months. Even if you don’t have cavities or gum disease, you can still benefit from regular preventive checkups that reduce the risk of oral health issues developing at all.
What are the Warning Signs of Gum Disease?
Bleeding gums, red and swollen soft oral tissue, loose teeth, and persistent bad breath are all potentially signs that you have gum disease. Sometimes you might not notice any symptoms until it’s too late; fortunately, we can diagnose gum disease in its early stages during your regular appointments.
What Should I Do If I Have a Toothache?
Floss gently and rinse your mouth out with warm water; this should dislodge anything caught in your teeth. If you’re still experiencing pain after that, make an emergency appointment. It’s important to receive prompt attention.
Can I Make an Appointment for My Children?
Yes, we’re happy to accept patients of all ages, and we love the opportunity to give children positive early dental experiences. Please let us know if your child has special needs so that we can accommodate them accordingly.
What If I’m Unhappy with My Smile?
We can enhance your smile using veneers, crowns, direct bonding, and professional whitening kits. We encourage you to tell us about the improvements that you’ve always wanted to make to your teeth.
Are Sensitive Teeth an Emergency?
By themselves, sensitive teeth aren’t necessarily an emergency, but they can point to problems like cracked teeth, gum recession caused by gum disease, and advanced decay. We recommend that you schedule an appointment for your sensitive teeth right away so that we can figure out what the cause is.
Do You Take My Insurance?
Odds are that we take your insurance plan regardless of whether we’re an in-network or out-of-network provider. Call us to confirm that your policy is accepted at Limestone Dentistry.