Frequently Asked Dental Questions
We hear many of the same questions come up from our patients and have compiled answers to some of our most frequently asked dental questions below. Click one of the questions to expand the answer and learn more. If you have an inquiry not mentioned below, do not hesitate to contact our dental office - we are always happy to answer any questions you may have
How often should I visit the dentist?
The American Dental Association and the Boyles General Dentistry team encourage patients to visit the dentist at least two times each year. During these six month checkups, we’re able to carefully examine patients’ smiles, answer questions, help patients prevent common oral health concerns, and diagnose and treat those unpreventable dental health issues in their earliest stages.
Why does it matter where my dentures are made?
Typically, the dentist designs a partial or full denture in the dental office, and sends the diagnostics and designs to a dental lab where the denture is made. It can take months of back and forth between the lab and the dental office to get the dentures to fit well, and in many cases, even this final result is less than ideal. We craft dentures at our dental office, and this means we have the tools and skill necessary to make the most precise adjustments offering patients superior comfort and more natural looking and feeling results.
What’s the difference between regular and implant dentures?
Traditional dentures are held in place by suction between the custom crafted denture base and patients’ natural gum and jawbone tissue. However, this tissue breaks down over time and dentures become less comfortable and stable. Dental implant supported dentures resemble traditional dentures, but they are connected to four or more dental implant posts for improved stability and support.
How can I tell I need a root canal?
The only way you’ll know for sure is by visiting our dental office where we can examine your tooth. However, the most common warning signs of root canal infection are severe toothache, lingering sensitivity to changes in temperature, darkening or discoloration of a specific tooth, and infection in the gum tissue around a specific tooth.
Can you help if I get nervous at the dentist?
We work hard to make sure that patients are free of stress, pain, and fear throughout their treatment in our dental office. For many, the warm, welcoming environment and personalized care are enough to put them at ease. For those patients with more significant dental phobia, those who have sensitive oral structures, and those in need of extensive treatments, we may recommend sedation dentistry.
What if I have a dental emergency?
Contact Boyles General Dentistry right away. We’re happy to offer same day appointments during dental emergencies whenever possible, and thanks to our on-site dental lab, many of our patients’ oral health concerns can be correct in just one visit with a custom restoration from our lab.
Do you take my dental insurance?
We’re happy to process and file insurance claims for most dental insurance providers, and we always work with patients to fully understand their coverage, out of pocket expenses, and financing options as part of the treatment planning process.