Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Burke, VA
Dr. Ashraghi Provides the Answers You Need
When patients come to us with questions, we’re expected to be able to provide clear, concise answers. As professionals in the field of dentistry, we are pleased to be the go-to experts for dental questions our patients have. We will continue to expand our knowledge, skillsets, and capabilities to ensure everyone who entrusts us with their smiles receives the answers needed to make the right decisions about their oral health. To help prospective patients like yourself become more familiar with us and our knowledge base, we invite you to review the frequently asked dental questions and answers below.
Do I need to see a dentist every six months?
Yes, it is important that you see a dentist every six months to avoid tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer. They’ll also check for any damage that might put your smile at risk of further deterioration. It is these visits that make it possible to detect issues early on and deliver timely care that minimizes the potential for worsening symptoms and overall health.
Will undergoing a root canal hurt?
The process of an actual root canal should not cause any pain. Because the discomfort you feel is from the infected or damaged pulp that is being removed, you will actually feel relief after it is complete. However, immediately following your procedure, you are likely to feel some soreness but can be remedied with the help of over-the-counter pain medications.
Can you help me to get better sleep?
Yes, we are pleased to offer sleep apnea therapy for individuals who are suffering from a lack of sleep and the inability to breathe freely throughout the night. After a formal sleep study and diagnosis, which are performed under the direction of a local physician, we can provide oral appliance therapy (OAT) that will serve to improve your sleep-breathing patterns and improve your quality of life. Based on the severity of your sleep apnea, we can discuss the effectiveness of OAT and how you can begin to see a noticeable difference in the way you breathe and sleep throughout the night.
Will you see my child?
Yes, Dr. Ashraghi and our team are happy to see young patients and offer kid-friendly dental services that are designed to prevent tooth decay and cavities at an early age. We will not only administer regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings but also deliver helpful tips that can be used at home to improve oral hygiene and help your little one get excited about brushing and flossing.
What should I do if faced with a dental emergency?
If a dental emergency should arise, the first thing you need to do is call our Burke dental office. We will work quickly to identify the severity of the problem before scheduling an appointment for you to come in right away if possible. We’ll do our best to alleviate any pain as fast as possible before developing a treatment plan to address the underlying cause.
Will you accept my dental insurance?
Yes, we are in-network with most PPO dental insurance companies, so we are happy to welcome your plan. We’ll even work with you to identify ways to get the most out of your benefits so that you save more each time you visit our office.