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Advanced Dental Care

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): General Dentistry

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Here at Advanced Dental Care, we do everything possible to support your goals for a healthier smile. No matter where you are with your dental health, our priority is to get your smile healthy and then take steps to keep it that way.

We encourage you to be an active part of this process, and that includes asking questions. Our goal is to ensure that you receive personalized dentistry that fits all your needs. When you ask questions, no matter how large or small, you help us understand what is important to you and how we can help.

We’ve shared below some of the questions we hear most frequently at our office. But you may have others that aren’t answered here, so please don’t hesitate to call us or reach out to us using our convenient online contact form.

General Dentistry

The American Dental Association recommends visiting a dentist two times a year - about every six months. However, depending on your specific needs you may need to be seen more frequently. By making regular visits to your dentist we can often catch problems while they are small and less expensive.

You are not alone! Many patients have some level of fear or anxiety when seeing a dentist.

But what you may not realize is that we in the dental profession are sympathetic to your feelings. We continually look for new ways to make your visits as comfortable and stress-free as possible so you can get the essential care you need.

State-of-the-art technology streamlines your visits so you can spend as little time as possible in the dental chair. Our team understands that our office may not be your favorite place to visit, so we pay attention to details that allow you to receive your care in a warm, soothing environment. Before your treatment begins, we will make sure you are comfortable with a warm blanket and pillow.

Even with all our attentive care, we realize you may still face your visits with anxiety. The most important thing for you to do is to talk to us about your concerns.

We can tailor your treatment to your needs, and Dr. Young will prescribe a calming sedative for you to take before you arrive at our office. Most patients find that this extra help is all they need to take the edge off of their anxiety so they can get the care they need.

Please don’t let your fear compromise your oral health. At Advanced Dental Care, we will work with you to find the solution that puts you at ease.

Dental sealants are a protective coating placed over teeth that help to seal the tiny grooves on the top
of the teeth. These grooves are often so tiny that the bristles of your toothbrush will not fit inside them.
Sealing teeth helps to protect these grooves from getting cavities.

A root canal is a procedure that is needed when an infection develops, causing severe pain and threatening the health of your tooth. If we don’t save the tooth by performing a root canal, the only remaining option is extraction.

During a root canal, Dr. Young opens up a small hole in your tooth that he uses to access the infection. Using state-of-the-art instruments, he gently and thoroughly cleans out the inner portion of your tooth, clears away the infection, then seals the tooth with a filling material.

After a tooth has had root canal treatment, it tends to become brittle and will require a restoration like a dental crown to strengthen it and protect it from damage.

The team at Advanced Dental Care understands that even though a root canal infection can be painful, you may be tempted to avoid treatment. You should know that we always put your needs and comfort first. Our team will go out of their way to support you during your procedure, and Dr. Young can also prescribe a calming medication for you to take beforehand.

If you have a toothache, tenderness, and sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, you may have a root canal infection. Please call us and we will be sure to get you on our schedule right away, often the same day.

We recommend electric toothbrushes. Electric toothbrushes have a timer ensuring that you brush for
the full recommended 2 minutes. Additionally, most electric toothbrushes have a sensor that will let
you know if you are brushing too hard so you don’t damage your gums.

Flossing is important to clean in between teeth where your tooth brush cannot reach. For patients who
have difficulty flossing we recommend a Waterpik water flosser. The Waterpik’s head can angle to go
under the gum line, further than floss, making it ideal for cleaning around bridges, implants, and
periodontally involved areas.

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