When you have a toothache, you know it is time to visit a dentist or seek the help of an emergency dentist in Tampa. But what you should expect during your visit and how often should you visit the dentist even before that excruciating toothache? What else does your dentist offer and how can your dentist enhance your smile, or help you restore missing teeth with dental implants? These are just some of the questions that many of our patients ask when they come to see us. Please read the paragraphs below to learn more about general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and other important oral health topics.
During regular follow-up visits, with your Tampa cosmetic dentist will examine your teeth and gums, screen you for oral cancer, clean your teeth and make plans for treatment, as needed. We will discuss any pain or problems you may be experiencing and answer any questions you may have.
A. Please call our office as soon as you determine that you have a dental emergency. We will be glad to work you in to our schedule if you have a dental emergency during regular business hours. After hours, over the weekend and during holidays, please call our office and our answering service will contact your doctor and he will call you back shortly.
A. Yes. We accept many types of dental insurance and will process your claim for you upon receipt of your co-payment. We offer a low interest rate payment plan and also accept most major credit cards, including MasterCard and Visa.
A. There are several methods available for bleaching the teeth: in office, overnight or daily. Zoom bleaching is done in our office. One session generally lasts one and a half to two hours, and you can read or relax during the treatment. For overnight bleaching, we make an impression of your teeth and create a mouthguard that fits your bite. Each day you fill the mouthguard with a small amount of bleaching gel and wear it overnight or for a few hours during the day. The overnight bleaching process takes approximately two weeks.
Other over-the-counter daily bleaching products are available, but it is important to use them only under the supervision of a dentist. To achieve the whitening results you desire, the ADA recommends that you seek the professional advice of a dentist, including examination and diagnosis of the cause of tooth discoloration, before you begin any bleaching program.