Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Mt. Pleasant, WI

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People are always calling our office or sending their questions, and we always enjoy giving them the answers that will help them take care of their own teeth while also getting the best possible oral care for their families. On this page, we answer some particularly popular questions that we’ve heard on a regular basis. This is, of course, just a few things that might be on your mind regarding dental care. Be sure to give us a call if you have other questions.

How Often Should I Get a Checkup and Cleaning?

We strongly recommend that everyone in your family gets at least two checkups and cleanings every year. You might not think there’s anything wrong with your smile, but a lot of dental problems develop silently and can cause a lot of damage before you catch them on your own. Biannual cleanings allow us to find decay and gum disease while they’re still small.

Can I Bring My Child to Your Office?

Yes! We’re more than happy to greet patients of all ages, including the youngest members of your family. Our practice focuses on family dentistry, and that means we offer everything that children and adults alike might need to enjoy full, healthy smiles in one convenient location.

What Should I Do If I Have a Dental Emergency?

If there are no life-threatening complications (such as a broken jaw, unstoppable bleeding, or anything that makes it hard to breathe or swallow), you should call our office instead of the local ER. We’re in a better position to treat painful toothaches or dental injuries, and we’ll always make arrangements to have you treated as soon as possible to help you find relief.

Do I Need to Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants?

Dental implants are not your only option for replacing teeth, but they do offer advantages that bridges and dentures don’t. Specifically, they act as new tooth roots to offer your dental prosthetics improved stability and durability. Dental implants are often the best solution for filling in gaps in your smile, but the only way to know for sure is to visit our office for a consultation.

How Will I Know if I Have Gum Disease?

Sometimes you can tell you have gum disease thanks to swollen gum tissue, persistent bad breath, frequent bleeding, and visible gum recession (meaning the gums seem to shrink and expose more of your teeth). However, you may not notice anything early on while the disease is still in its early stages. We can identify warning signs of gum disease that you might not catch by yourself during a regular checkup.

Do You Take My Dental Insurance?

We accept many insurance plans and are in-network with several major PPOs. To check whether we take your insurance, please call our office before the day of your appointment. We also have an in-house discount plan for those who don’t have insurance, and we allow for third-party financing through CareCredit.