Frequently Asked Questions
At Trusted Dental Care, Dr. G and our team members are always happy to address your questions and concerns. We want every patient to feel fully confident about choosing us for their next dental checkup or procedure! For added convenience, we’ve compiled some of the most popular FAQs we hear on a regular basis below. If you’ve read through this page and still haven’t found the information you’re looking for, please contact us in Wylie, TX. Be sure to let you know if we think you fit into this category!
How often should I be visiting the dentist’s office?
Children and adults alike should be attending a professional checkup and cleaning every six months or twice each calendar year. These regular visits give our team a chance to catch any dental problems early on in their development and also get rid of decay-causing plaque and tartar, leaving patients’ smiles safer and stronger. In some cases, a person may benefit from visiting Trusted Dental Care every three to four months for these same services.
I’m missing teeth. What are my options for replacing them?
Dental implants are the ideal choice for lifelike, long-lasting tooth replacement in today’s modern world. Unlike more traditional services, they will rebuild every part of the natural structure, improving health in addition to aesthetics. Of course, Dr. G also understands that no service can be the perfect choice for every single patient in need. Here in Wylie, we also offer traditional bridges and dentures for rebuilding smiles. An in-depth consultation will help our team better determine which option best fits your particular preferences, and budget.
Do you see dental emergencies?
Absolutely! Dr. G will accommodate dental injuries, severe oral pain, and other dire situations on the same day as your initial call – don’t hesitate to contact us.
I want a straighter smile, but I don’t want to have to wear metal braces. Is there another way?
Yes. Invisalign® Clear Braces are a revolutionary orthodontic system that does away with the traditional “bracket and wire” system we’re all so accustomed to. Instead, patients will wear clear, comfortable aligners that are barely noticeable within the mouth, helping them stay confident throughout the treatment process.
My gums bleed when I brush and floss. Should I be worried?
Bleeding gums is a symptom that should never be disregarded as “probably nothing.” In most cases, it indicates the presence of gum disease, which is a dangerous oral infection that can eventually threaten healthy teeth, the jawbone, and even your overall wellbeing. If you regularly see blood in your saliva after practicing oral hygiene, please schedule a checkup at Trusted Dental Care so that Dr. G can assess your condition.
My jaw regularly hurts. What could be causing it?
Bruxism (habitual teeth grinding) can lead to chronic jaw pain over time, as well as the presence of TMJ disorder. Thankfully, both of these conditions can be successfully addressed with focused therapy, such as the use of a custom-made oral appliance/nightguard. Scheduling a consultation here at Trusted Dental Care should be your next step in these circumstances.
I want to improve the way my smile looks. Can you help?
Definitely! Dr. G offers several cosmetic services that are specifically designed to correct common dental flaws and help teeth shine, including teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, metal-free restorations, and more.
Do you accept dental insurance?
Yes. Trusted Dental Care is in-network with most major PPO plans, and we will be happy to help you navigate your available benefits in an affordable manner. Please visit our new patients page to learn more.