As with any field, dentistry can be confusing. That’s why you can always call our Jeffersonville, IN dental office with any questions or requests. Here are some of the more common questions we hear and their answers.
- Does Invisalign Really Work?
- How Often Should I Visit The Dentist?
- What Is CEREC?
- Do You Offer Solutions For Sleep Apnea?
- Are Root Canals Painful?
- What If I’m Really Anxious About My Visit?
- What Is The Best Toothbrush To Use?
- What Should I Do In A Dental Emergency?
- Does Invisalign Really Work? A:
For minor bite problems and slightly crooked teeth, Invisalign is a fantastic orthodontic alternative to metal braces. It uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gently, but effectively, straighten teeth fast!
To find out more about Invisalign in Jeffersonville, IN, call Kirchner Dental today at 812-913-6093 to set up an orthodontic consultation!
- How Often Should I Visit The Dentist? A:
We want to see you about every six months for dental cleanings and exams so that one of our skilled hygienists can remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth. For those undergoing gum disease therapy, however, we will want to see you more frequently. Once the gum disease is under control, you’ll be able to resume your usual twice annual checkups.
- What Is CEREC? A:
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, which is basically a fancy phrase for same-day dental restorations.
That means while you relax in the chair, we will use digital software to design your new dental crown, walk it over to our milling machine that crafts the crown in about twenty minutes, then we place it in your mouth and make any necessary adjustments until it’s the perfect fit.
What does all this mean?
It means you arrive at an appointment for a dental crown, and you leave the appointment with your permanent crown in place! No temporary, no waiting – just quick, convenient restorative care!
- Do You Offer Solutions For Sleep Apnea? A:
We sure do!
In fact, we can provide you with a sleep test that you can try in the comfort of your own home. This is much more convenient than typical tests conducted in a lab or hospital.
If your results reveal sleep apnea, we can create a custom oral appliance that will make it easier for you to breathe consistently all night long for deeper rest, more energy, and better health!
Call us today at 812-913-6093 for more information or to set up an appointment.
- Are Root Canals Painful? A:
For root canal therapy, Dr. Kirchner will make a small hole in the tooth. He then removes the infected pulp, seals the tooth, and protects it with a dental crown. All in all, this procedure is only as painful as getting a filling. With local anesthesia, you should not feel any discomfort. Because these infections create powerful toothaches, not having a root canal is the painful choice.
- What If I’m Really Anxious About My Visit? A:
Dental anxiety is a real thing. People often worry because they had visits that went poorly in the past or another dentist’s office treated them coldly. At our Jeffersonville, IN dental office, we go out of our way to ensure your comfort and relaxation. You can rest in a massage chair with a pillow, blanket, and and iPad headphones. If these aren’t enough, you can also get sedation dentistry with nitrous oxide. This gas induces a feeling of relaxation and calm. You can get through almost any treatment without anxiety or worry.
- What Is The Best Toothbrush To Use? A:
When it comes to your toothbrush, you need to worry about two things: the size and the type of bristles.
Your toothbrush needs to reach all areas of your mouth, including the teeth in the very back. That means you probably need a toothbrush on the smaller side. A big toothbrush might look like it cleans more, but if it’s so big you can’t use it to clean your back molars, then what’s the point? The type of bristles are also important. You want soft ones. The harder the bristles, the more likely they will hurt your enamel or gums.
- What Should I Do In A Dental Emergency? A:
If you have a bad injury like a cracked tooth, one knocked loose or out, or a deep cut in your mouth, you should first try to stop any bleeding. Then call us at 812-913-6093. If you call before 9:30 a.m., we will be able to see you that same day for an emergency appointment. You are always welcome to call after that time, and we will do our best to get you seen.