Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Santa Clarita, CA
Helping You Better Understand Your Oral Health
Finding the answers to all your oral healthcare questions shouldn’t take hours. Instead, come to our trusted professionals at A New Smile Dental Canyon Country. We have years of experience, training, and knowledge that allow us to provide greater insight and further explanation regarding ways to improve the health of your smile, how certain procedures are performed, and what you should do when it comes to paying for your dental care. View the list of questions and answers below and call us if you do not see yours listed.
How often should I see my dentist?
The American Dental Association (ADA) as well as our team at A New Smile Dental Canyon Country recommend that you see your dentist every six months for regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings. Because tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer can arise at any time, it’s important that you commit to these twice-yearly appointments so that we can review your smile and make recommendations for treatment if necessary.
Will root canal therapy hurt?
The actual root canal procedure will not cause you any pain. You’ll receive local anesthesia beforehand so that you remain pain-free throughout your visit. However, once the anesthesia wears off, you will likely experience some soreness. The good news is that this will dissipate over time and can be alleviated with an over-the-counter pain reliever. With root canal therapy, our endodontist will remove the pain caused by the infected or damaged pulp, leaving your smile to thrive.
Will you see my child?
Yes, we have a children’s dentist on staff who will be happy to care for your little one’s smile. Offering an array of kid-friendly dental services, we can ensure that their teeth, gums, and bites remain on track. Whether it is a checkup and cleaning, pulp therapy, or the application of silver diamine fluoride, we’re here to keep young smiles growing and developing at a healthy rate.
Do I need a referral for dental implants?
No, you do not need a referral for dental implant surgery. Dr. Ramtin and our team are skilled and professionally trained to provide this type of procedure in-house so that you can avoid going elsewhere for treatment. We know it matters that you are able to stay with the same professionals you trust, which is why we make it easy to replace your missing teeth all in one convenient location.
If I have a dental emergency, what should I do?
The first thing you should do if faced with a dental emergency is to call our office. A member of our team will ask questions about your situation to determine the severity of the problem. If necessary, we will identify a time for you to come in on the same day for treatment. We’ll also provide you with helpful tips to manage the pain while at home so that you do not sustain further injury.
Will you accept my dental insurance?
Yes, we are in-network with several PPO dental insurance plans, and we’ll be happy to file paperwork and claims on your behalf. This helps to lower the stress that often comes with the financial side of dentistry. We’ll also find ways to maximize your benefits, allowing you to get the most out of your policy.