Frequently Asked Questions – Newbury, OH
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When caring for your smile and choosing a dental practice for you and your family, many questions can come to mind. Below are our responses to some of the most common questions we get every day from patients. We hope these help you and give you an idea of the kind of experience you can have with us. Do you have other questions that aren’t discussed here? Just give us a call and ask our helpful team. We’ll be happy to help however we can.
How do I know when it is time to come in for a checkup?
We recommend that those with relatively healthy smiles come see us every six months for dental checkups and hygiene visits. If you have a problem that requires more frequent attention, such as gum disease, we’ll provide you with a recommendation for treatment. Checkups are important because, even if you’ve noticed no signs of a problem, we may find issues that need to be addressed to keep your smile healthy. There are early warning signs for decay, gum disease, and oral cancer that you might miss. At your hygiene appointment, we’ll remove plaque and tartar and polish your smile.
My gums bleed after I brush. Is this something to be concerned about?
Bleeding is usually a sign of a problem. When gums bleed, the cause usually stems from the patient brushing too hard or from early-stage gum disease, called gingivitis. We can consult with you to determine the cause of your bleeding gums and provide you with suggestions for taking care of the problem. If the problem is gum disease, we can provide laser periodontal therapy to treat the problem effectively and comfortably at our Newbury, OH dental office.
What happens if missing teeth are not replaced?
Missing teeth can lead to a host of other problems, including additional tooth loss. Research shows that if a missing tooth is not replaced, up to 20% of adjacent teeth will fall out in the next 4 to 8 years. Missing teeth also cause remaining teeth to shift, causing spaces between teeth, food impaction, bite collapse, chewing alteration, and TMJ pain. You’re also more susceptible to gum disease, a serious health condition that can significantly shorten your life span.
What are my options to replace missing teeth?
We offer bridgework, partials, full dentures, and dental implants to replace missing teeth. Learn more about these services on our services page, then call for a consultation. With X-rays, intraoral photos, and a thorough assessment of your dentition, the dentist can help you decide which replacement option will be best for you.
What role does technology play at your office?
A big one! We use a lot of modern dental technology to make sure your care is complete and advanced. Our office uses CEREC technology for one-visit porcelain dental restorations, a soft-tissue laser for better gum disease treatment, and digital X-rays. Dr. Majors understands how dental technology can enhance your oral health.