Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions
Taking care of your family’s oral health is extremely important, so of course, our patients have a lot of questions when it comes to dentistry. Our team is always ready to answer them, so people can have all the information they need to achieve and maintain healthy smiles. Below, you’ll find answers to some of the most popular questions we hear every day. If you have a question that hasn’t been touched on here, be sure to give us a call!
How often should I go to the dentist?
Dr. Gromling recommends that patients of all ages should attend a checkup and cleaning at least twice a year. Some patients may require more frequent visits, but for most, two is enough to adequately prevent the most common dental problems.
My gums bleed every time I brush. Should I be concerned?
Not necessarily. A little oral bleeding is normal if you’ve recently started flossing or are cleaning your teeth and gums a little too vigorously. Try brushing/flossing with a lighter touch for about a week and see if this helps. If not, then you may have early-stage gum disease, which means you should give us a call. We’ll be able to take care of the infection right away before it can cause you any real trouble.
I think that I might have a cavity. What should I do?
If you’ve noticed a discolored spot on one of your teeth or are experiencing some minor tooth pain, it’s best to go ahead and call Dr. Gromling. You won’t be able to do anything about a cavity yourself, and it will only get worse over time. Fortunately, for minor cavities, he’ll likely be able to fix it in just one quick appointment with a tooth-colored filling.
My dentures won’t stay in place! What should I do?
Many denture wearers deal with this problem, and Dr. Gromling can help by providing an implant-retained denture. Rather than being held in place using small metal clips or denture adhesive, the prosthetic is secured directly to the jawbone using multiple dental implants. Once in place, you won’t have to worry about your teeth moving unexpectedly again. To learn more and see if you’d be a good candidate for this treatment, contact us today.
How can a dentist help with sleep apnea/snoring?
Sleep apnea/snoring physically occur in the mouth and throat, and having a working knowledge of these parts of the body is essential to effectively treating them. A dentist like Dr. Gromling is extremely familiar with these areas, plus he has taken advanced training specifically dedicated to providing custom-made sleep appliances. Thanks to this, he can confidently treat patients dealing with obstructive sleep apnea and chronic snoring so they can rest easy.
Will you accept my insurance?
Yes, we accept virtually all dental insurance plans and can even use medical insurance to help offset the cost of a sleep apnea appliance. Our team will make using your benefits nice and simple, and we’ll even file the claim on your behalf. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can use your particular plan.