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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Jonesboro, AR

We’re Happy to Answer Your Questions!

Do you have questions about dental insurance coverage, at-home oral hygiene, or dental emergencies? Our team is big on patient education, and we’re always happy to provide you with the information you need to make the best decisions for your smile. Below, we’ve compiled answers to a list of common questions that we receive from patients for your convenience.

Will my insurance cover an emergency dental visit? 

Every dental insurance plan is different, so there’s no way to know your exact coverage unless you contact your provider directly and ask. However, most insurance companies will cover at least a portion of the cost of your examination and treatment, depending on what procedure you need.

Do root canals hurt?

Root canals are a widely misconceived procedures, and many patients who hear that they need one immediately panic. Dr. Smith uses the latest techniques and technology to make the treatment virtually painless. Before he begins, he’ll administer a local anesthetic to the area to make it completely numb. From there, he’ll work quickly and efficiently to treat your tooth so you can continue enjoying it for the rest of your life.

How often should I change out my toothbrush?

It’s recommended that you change your toothbrush out once every three months, after you get sick, or once you notice the bristles are beginning to fray. This will prevent bacteria from accumulating on the head of the brush and keep it from damaging your gums.

Do you treat children?

Yes, Dr. Smith sees patients of all ages.

Are dental implants better than a traditional bridge?

It’s true that dental implants offer a variety of unique benefits that no traditional restorative treatment does. However, it doesn’t always mean that’s the best option for every patient. Dr. Smith will take time to go over the pros and cons of each treatment so you can choose the one that will best fit your needs.

What should I do if I have a dental emergency?

If you have a dental emergency, immediately contact our dental office. Our team will provide you with first aid guidance to help minimize the risk of you smile sustaining even more damage than it already has. We also offer same-day emergency appointments, so we’ll schedule your visit for as soon as possible so you won’t have to wait in pain.