Frequently Asked Dental Questions - Philadelphia, PA

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If you have questions about your dental care, you’re always welcome to give the Dentex Dental team a call. Before that, however, we recommend taking a moment to look over the page below, where you’ll find our responses to some of the most common questions we receive every day.

How long will my first appointment take?

Assuming you just need a checkup and cleaning (as opposed to a restorative or emergency treatment), we recommend that patients set aside at least an hour for their first appointment with us. This allows us plenty of time to examine your mouth and fully understand your dental goals so we can provide completely personalized care.

How often should I get a checkup and cleaning?

The average person should get a checkup and cleaning about twice a year, or once every six months. Most dental issues develop very slowly, so this is often enough that our team can catch many issues before a patient ever notices anything. These services also go a long way in helping a patient avoid cavities and gum disease in the first place.

How long will it take to replace my teeth?

The answer to this question depends on a few factors, such as how many teeth you are missing, what is the current health of your mouth, and what type of restoration will be placed (such as a bridge, denture, or implants). Rather than giving you a timeline here that has nothing to do with your situation, we recommend scheduling an in-person consultation where we can go over your options and let you know how long each will take.

Should I be concerned about my bleeding gums?

While gums that bleed during brushing and flossing are common, this isn’t a symptom people should ignore. It’s a sign that someone is either brushing too hard or has a minor gum infection. If lightening up on your oral hygiene doesn’t stop the bleeding, be sure to give us a call. You likely have gum disease, but we can take care of it right away before it becomes worse.

How much will my treatment cost?

Every service we provide is personalized based on the specific needs of the patient, and because of this, the cost can vary from person to person. After we give you an exam, we can discuss the finer details of any additional treatment you might need and the costs involved so you can decide what is best.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

Yes! Dentex Dental is in-network with all PPO dental insurances and most state insurances as well. Just give us a call with your policy information handy, and we’ll discuss how we can help you save at your next appointment.