Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Lakewood, TX
Answers That Will Help You Smile
Patient education is a big part of what we provide the community here a Dental Center of Lakewood, because the more you know, the healthier your teeth will probably be! You’ll find our team’s answers to some of the most popular dental-related questions below, but if there is anything else you’d like to ask, you’re always invited to give us a call.
How often should I visit a dentist?
On average, we recommend coming in for a checkup and cleaning at least twice a year. This is often enough that we can catch most dental problems before they become too serious, plus we can clean your teeth and remove tartar from those hard to reach spots you frequently miss while brushing and flossing.
I’m really nervous about going to the dentist. Can you help?
Yes, we offer multiple sedation options that are specifically designed to help patients overcome their dental nerves. Just give us a call, explain your situation, and we’ll go over each type of sedation and suggest which one might be best for you. Plus, you can let us know about anything else we can do to help you feel comfortable during your visit.
I haven’t been to the dentist for a LONG time. Can you still help me?
Yes! Even if you haven’t been to the dentist for years and are suffering from several concurrent dental problems, our team is still able to help. Our experience enables us to handle even the most complex cases. With a full-mouth reconstruction, we can help even debilitated smiles completely recover their strength and appearance for decades to come.
Why does my tooth hurt?
A lot of things can cause dental pain, but if your toothache persists for more than just a few seconds, or if it’s getting worse, please contact us right away. This will allow us to take care of your issue quickly and stop it from causing any lasting damage. Same-day emergency appointments are available for urgent situations!
Are metal braces the only way I can straighten my teeth?
No! Invisalign uses fully transparent mouth trays to straighten the teeth gently and discreetly. It’s ideal for both adults and teens who don’t want to get metal braces, and it’s often able to work faster than traditional orthodontics as well! You can learn more and sign up for our Invisalign financing special by clicking here.
Will you accept my dental insurance?
Most likely yes. Dental Center of Lakewood is in-network with Delta Dental Premier and accepts many out-of-network policies as well. Just give us a call with your insurance information handy, and we’ll let you know how you’ll be covered at your next visit.