Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Jefferson, OH

Answering All of Your Dental Questions

If you have questions about dentistry, our team at Dental Group of Jefferson is more than happy to help you get the answers you need so you can make the best decisions for your oral health. Below, we have compiled a list of our answers to the most common questions we receive from our patients. If you still don’t find the information you’re looking for, feel free to call us directly.

When should I get my regular checkup?

The American Dental Association, along with our team in Jefferson, recommend visiting your dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning. These appointments can help reduce your risk of experiencing a dental emergency and preserve your natural smile, as well as your overall health.

How do I know if I have gum disease?

Gum disease can develop in two stages—the earliest being gingivitis, and the advanced is called periodontitis. Symptoms of gingivitis are typically less severe and include chronic bad breath and bleeding gums whenever you brush or floss. Periodontitis shows other symptoms, including gum recession and permanent tooth loss. In any case, it’s important to act quickly to minimize the damage that this disease can do to your smile.

Will a root canal help my toothache?

If your toothache is a result of an infection, then a root canal may be able to help. This treatment involves us accessing the inner chamber of the tooth to remove the infected pulp, or a cluster of soft tissue and nerves. Many patients report that they feel much better after treatment, and most are able to continue enjoying their treated teeth for countless years to come.

Can I really get a permanent crown in a single office visit?

Yes. Our team uses advanced CEREC technology to build a blueprint and craft dental crown in-office, within a single appointment. They’re made from natural-looking, beautiful dental porcelain and have the ability to last for over a decade with the proper care.

Why do I need to replace my missing teeth?

Missing teeth won’t just have an impact on your self-confidence—they’ll also make basic daily tasks like eating and speaking difficult and ultimately affect your quality of life. Our team at Dental Group of Jefferson offers several advanced tooth replacement solutions, including dental implants, bridges, and full and partial dentures to help get your smile back on the right track.

Are porcelain veneers a good option to cosmetically enhance my smile?

If you’re looking for a permanent cosmetic dental solution to fix discoloration, damage, or gaps between teeth, then porcelain veneers may be an excellent option for you. Visit our office today to learn more about the procedure and whether you’re a good candidate.