Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions
If you have dental questions, then we have answers! What should you do if one of your teeth is hurting? Should you be concerned about bleeding gums? Will we accept your insurance? What should you do if you DON’T have dental insurance? You’ll find answers to these and more of our most popular FAQs below. If there is anything else you’d like to ask, don’t hesitate to call us any time.
I have a toothache. What should I do?
First, clean the area around the tooth to make sure the pain isn’t being caused by a piece of food that’s stuck between the teeth. If this doesn’t help, take an OTC medication, and give us a call right away. Reaching out for professional help quickly is the best way to prevent the problem from becoming worse.
Should I worry that my gums bleed every time I clean my teeth?
This could be a sign that you’re cleaning your teeth too aggressively, or you might have early-stage gum disease. If the bleeding continues despite lightening up on your oral hygiene and switching to a soft-bristle brush, go ahead and give us a call. We can effectively treat gum disease in our dental office before it has a chance to spread throughout your mouth.
What is the best option to replace my missing teeth?
The answer to this question will vary depending on how many teeth you are missing, the state of your oral health, and your budget. For patients with relatively healthy jawbones, Dr. Jafari often recommends dental implants because they are the most complete and long-lasting option available today. However, the only way to truly find out the best method to rebuild your smile is to come see us for an in-person consultation.
Can you get rid of this gap between my front teeth?
Yes! Direct bonding can help build up the enamel on these teeth to close the gap, or Dr. Jafari can place porcelain veneers on your front teeth to improve their shape, size, and color at the same time. He can even use Invisalign clear braces to fix more complicated spacing issues. Which option would be best for you? It really depends on your unique situation, so give us a call to schedule a consultation.
Will you accept my dental insurance?
Yes! Queen Creek Complete Dental accepts and is in-network with many, many different insurance plans, and we’re happy to work with out-of-network providers as well. Give us a call to learn how we can use your plan to help you save at your next appointment!
I don’t have dental insurance. Are there other options to make my care more affordable?
Yes! With CareCredit or LendingClub financing, you can easily break up the cost of your needed services into smaller monthly installments. They each offer many plans that include little-to-no interest, and you can sign up for one right through our website! Just follow the links on our For Patients page.