Marietta Family Dentist Frequently Asked Questions
We’re sure you have many questions about family, restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatments. We’ve collected some of the most popular questions our Shining Smiles Family Dentistry patients ask us. If you need further assistance, please contact our Marietta family dental office directly.
The Most Common Dental Questions
What are the best methods for dealing with dental anxiety?
How will my dentist reduce pain during dental treatment?
Dr. Mohip has various methods for providing pain-free dental treatment. Topical and general anesthetics can limit pain and discomfort. Nitrous oxide relaxes patients, taking their minds off of an examination or dental cleaning. Additionally, the use of laser dentistry (when possible) provides a gentler alternative to old-fashioned drills.
What can I do if I am experiencing tooth pain?
Why are my gums swollen?
Swollen gums are usually a symptom of gum disease. A buildup of plaque can cause inflammation that could lead to periodontitis. If you also experience gum pain, you may be brushing too hard, or it might indicate infection. Speak to your dentist for closer analysis.
Is a dental issue causing jaw soreness?
Dental issues may be the cause of soreness in the jaw. These issues could be caused by tooth decay, abscesses, teeth grinding, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder or jaw misalignment. A dental examination or X-ray may be required for a diagnosis.
Could my earache be caused by a dental issue?
Can my teeth be the cause of frequent headaches?
What are my best options for fixing a broken tooth?
Is it dangerous to have a missing tooth?
Missing teeth can cause changes to your face shape and may destabilize surrounding teeth. Missing teeth can also lead to problems with eating and speaking. Options for replacing a missing tooth include dental implants, bridges or dentures.
Is all tooth staining the same?
No. The superficial stains on the surface of the teeth are called extrinsic stains. Stains to the dentin beneath the enamel are called intrinsic stains. Home whitening products target superficial stains, whereas professional teeth whitening treatments address both types of staining.
What are the common symptoms of a misaligned bite?
What conditions are regarded as dental emergencies?
How can I tell if I have a cavity?
The clearest signs of a cavity will be a visible hole in the tooth, a dark stain on the tooth, or sensitivity to hot or cold fluids. However, it is often difficult to spot a cavity. Maintaining regular dental appointments will ensure your dentist can discover tooth decay and other potential issues in the early stages.
Why have my teeth become sensitive all of a sudden?
Will wearing a sleep apnea intraoral appliance hurt my jaw?
The intraoral appliance used to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea is safe and won’t have negative side effects for your jaw or teeth. Using an intraoral appliance is also proven to reduce or prevent sleep apnea, thus providing a health benefit for users.
What should I do if I get a canker sore?
Have Another Dental Question?
If you have any further questions or would like to visit our clinic for a routine examination or dental treatment, contact us today. Call Dr. Mohip-Chahwala at Shining Smiles Family Dentistry at (770) 420-8550 or request an appointment now.