Frequently Asked Dental Questions - El Reno, OK
Ask Your El Reno Dentist
Have a question? Before you go searching online and find information that has nothing to do with your situation, be sure to look over our responses to some of the most popular questions we receive below. If there is anything else you’d like to ask, you’re always welcome to give us a call for a personalized answer.
How often should I go to the dentist?
For the average person, they should visit the dentist for a checkup and cleaning at least twice a year to prevent the most common dental issues. Of course, if someone experiences any out of the ordinary oral symptoms, like pain, then they should go ahead and schedule a visit right away as well.
Should I be worried about my bleeding gums?
Gums that easily bleed, usually while practicing oral hygiene, could mean that you have a minor infection, or you might just be brushing and flossing too hard. Lighten up for a few days and see if this helps. If the bleeding continues, then you’re likely dealing with periodontal disease, in which case you should give us a call so we can take care of it quickly.
How long will it take to fix my tooth?
This depends on the extent of the damage. A small cavity can usually be fixed in a single appointment with a tooth-colored filling, while more severe decay or trauma may require a crown to be placed, which typically takes two appointments.
How long will it take to replace my tooth/teeth?
The time it takes to replace teeth can vary quite a bit from patient to patient depending on a number of factors, including how many teeth are missing and the current health of the mouth. We recommend coming to see us for an in-person consultation so we can go over your options and give you a definitive timeline for each.
I’m afraid of the dentist…can you help?
Yes! We offer a selection of sedation options that are specifically designed to help patients curb any nerves. We have methods that are perfect for children and adults, and you can learn which one would be best for you by giving us a call.
Will you take my dental insurance?
Yes! El Reno Family Dentistry accepts ALL dental insurance plans, and we’re even in-network with Delta Dental. To get a rough estimate of how much you’ll be covered at your next appointment, be sure to give us a call.