Ottawa Cosmetic and General Dentist Tel: 613-232-0550
Fax: 613-232-9160

FREQUENTLY ASKED DENTAL QUESTIONS

We are happy to answer any questions you may have before, during or after your dental treatments. The following are questions we regularly encounter in our practice. Please feel free to contact us if you do not see the answer to your question here or if you need further clarification.

 

1. Do you accept referrals?

Yes, we look forward to meeting friends and families of our patients.

2. I have a temporary crown in my mouth. What happens if it comes off or breaks?

Please call us. Depending on the situation, the temporary crown may not have to be repaired or remade.

3. What different payment options do you provide?

We accept cash, cheque, debit, visa and m/c. We also accommodate larger treatment procedures with payment plans.

4. What makes you different from any other dental practice I can visit?

We emphasize patient education and a team approach to dental care. Please see our practice philosophy.

5. My gums bleed after I brush. Is this something to be concerned about?

Your gums should not bleed after brushing or flossing. It is a sign of infection or gingivitis and should be treated properly. Would you be concerned if your scalp bleeds after brushing your hair?

6. I really do not like visiting the dentist. Is there anything you can do to help me relax?

We provide a calm and gentle environment. We offer ipods, DVD glasses, blankets and refreshments. We also offer sedation which will allow you to sleep through your appointment.

7. I brush my teeth every day, but my breath is just not fresh. Is there anything I can do?

Proper brushing and flossing as well as cleaning your tongue is the first step in eliminating bad breath. However, bad breath can be a sign of infection in your mouth such as periodontal disease or decay. You should be evaluated. We also have a new mouth rinse, Closys, that is specially formulated for bad breath.

8. Why do teeth get cracks?

Teeth can crack from trauma, grinding, clenching, decay or large fillings. Cracked tooth syndrome refers to a variety of symptoms caused by a crack or multiple cracks in a tooth. Early diagnosis is needed to improve the chances of saving a cracked tooth. Protection of the tooth is necessary with either a crown or onlay.

 

 

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