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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Brick Township, NJ

What Do You
Want to Know?

We always love having the opportunity to teach our patients more about their oral health. Taking the initiative in learning about dental care will generally result in a brighter, healthier smile. On this page, you’ll find the answers to some of the most popular questions that patients tend to have about dentistry. Do you have any other concerns on your mind? Feel free to get in touch with us and let us know; we’re always happy to help!

How Often Do I Need to Visit the Dentist?

Regular checkups and cleanings are necessary for preventing minor oral health issues from becoming major ones, and they can stop tooth decay and gum disease from occurring at all. Usually, two appointments a year (or one every six months) is enough, although some patients may need more.

What Can I Do to Relax During My Appointment?

We know that plenty of patients feel anxious about seeking dental care. Our team will go out of their way to accommodate your needs during your visit so that you find it easier to stay calm and comfortable throughout your appointment. Don’t forget to ask about our different forms of sedation dentistry. Nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation have helped many patients conquer their dental fears.

Is a Toothache an Emergency?

It may be tempting to see if tooth pain goes away on its own, but you should never wait too long before seeking treatment. You should rinse and floss thoroughly to rule out the possibility of a piece of food stuck in your mouth. If that doesn’t stop the pain, you shouldn’t wait more than 48 hours to call; many toothaches are linked to infections that the body can’t fight on its own, meaning professional treatment is required.

Are Braces the Only Way to Straighten Teeth?

Not at all! In many cases, adults and older teens can get Invisalign instead. Instead of metal brackets and wires that catch the eye, you’ll wear a virtually undetectable clear plastic aligner. Not only will it not get in the way of your dazzling smile, but it can also be removed during meals and won’t prevent you from enjoying your favorite foods. Be sure to ask Dr. Gizachew about Invisalign if you have any concerns about crooked teeth or an uneven bite.

What’s the Best Way to Replace Missing Teeth?

That depends on how many teeth were lost and how healthy your mouth is. In general, though, we’ll recommend dental implants for the most natural-looking, longest-lasting results. Only implants can replace a tooth’s entire structure and continue functioning after 30 years or even longer.

How Can I Improve My Smile’s Appearance?

You have multiple options for addressing the various cosmetic flaws in your smile, including porcelain veneers, metal-free crowns, cosmetic bonding, and professional tooth whitening. If your teeth are healthy but have a few imperfections you want to correct, call us for a cosmetic consultation today!

Will You Accept My Dental Insurance?

We are in-network with a number of dental insurance plans, but we can offer out-of-network savings as well. If you call us with your policy information, we can outline what kind of coverage you can expect to receive. Feel free to ask us any other questions about your insurance that are on your mind.