Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Monroe, LA
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Nothing is more important to Dr. Roberson than helping you feel comfortable during your time with us at the dental office. Over the years, we’ve heard questions from patients regarding all aspects of dentistry. The more we can answer them and help you stay informed, the better. Below, you just may find the answer your looking for in our FAQ section. If you do not, please give us a call!
How often should I visit for a routine checkup?
Without routine exams and cleanings, it’s difficult to call your oral care complete. That’s why we suggest visiting our dental office twice a year to have a checkup and cleaning performed. During these visits, we’ll confirm your at-home oral hygiene is working as intended, make sure no underlying issues are present, and provide treatment recommendations if necessary. Furthermore, we’ll have an opportunity to remove hardened plaque (tartar) that cannot be cleaned at home.
Can you help me replace missing teeth?
Dr. Roberson is happy to be your partner in your tooth replacement journey. Our dental office often recommends dental bridges to replace single or multiple consecutive teeth to rebuild smiles. However, we also partner with trained specialists in the area to replace teeth with modern dental implants. Upon finishing your surgery and healing, you’ll come back to our dental office to have a personalized restoration attached.
What if I’m not happy with my smile’s appearance?
Having a healthy smile doesn’t always mean you’re happy with how it looks. If you find yourself in this situation, Dr. Roberson has you covered. From take-home teeth whitening to metal-free restorations to direct bonding, chances are if you want to change something about your smile, you can get it done here.
Can I bring my family members in for appointments?
As a family dental office, our dental office welcomes patients of all ages for dental appointments. Whether you’re a family with young children in need of dental care or you have older folks looking for tooth replacement options, they have a home here with Dr. Roberson and our team.
Is it possible to avoid metal fillings?
We understand if you do not exactly find dental fillings to be very appealing because of their silver appearance. That’s why we offer an alternative; tooth-colored composite fillings. These are not only designed to match your natural enamel exactly, but they require substantially less removal of tooth to place (in certain cases no removal whatsoever). Since they are not made from metal, they also won’t trigger sensitivity when exposed to hot and cold temperatures like silver amalgam fillings typically do.
Can I visit for an emergency dental appointment?
We do everything possible to accommodate patients in need of emergency dental care. On top of being open five days a week, we’ll work quickly to get you seen the same day for urgent care, especially if you are experiencing pain. With that said, make sure to call us as soon as you notice something doesn’t feel quite right.
I’m nervous about treatment. Do you offer sedation?
If you’re feeling anxious or nervous about an upcoming treatment, we understand why you may feel this way. This is one of the reasons why we offer nitrous oxide sedation at the dental office. By gently inhaling a gaseous mixture combined with nitrous and oxygen, you’ll feel incredibly relaxed throughout the entirety of your appointment. And, once your treatment is complete, you can resume your regular day-to-day activities without interruption.