Do you have some Rochester dental questions for our dentists at Northwest Dental Group? Here are some of the questions we hear most often. If your question isn’t answered here, or if you need to make an appointment, call one of our locations:
- Am I Too Old for Orthodontics?
- What Is a Smile Makeover?
- Can I Be Sedated During My Dental Procedure?
- What Is Sleep Apnea?
- How Quickly Can I Be Seen for a Dental Emergency?
- How Soon Can I Schedule a Dental Exam and Teeth Cleaning?
- What Is a Dental Implant?
- When Should I Bring My Child To The Dentist?
- Am I Too Old for Orthodontics? A:
Everyone deserves to love their smile, no matter your age! Adults prefer the discretion, speed, and comfort of Invisalign to straighten crooked teeth. You could complete your orthodontic treatment in as few as 12 months!
- What Is a Smile Makeover? A:
A smile makeover is different from patient to patient. That’s because it’s a completely customized cosmetic treatment plan agreed on by you and one of our skilled dentists. We begin with a consultation where you talk to us about the things you don’t like about your smile, and then we explore all your cosmetic and restorative options to correct those issues. When your makeover is complete, you’ll have a healthy, bright smile and renewed confidence!
- Can I Be Sedated During My Dental Procedure? A:
Yes! Our caring team can administer inhaled sedation through a small mask to give you a mild sense of euphoria, or we can provide you with an oral sedative to take before your procedure. Our dentists will help determine which form of dental sedation will work best for you.
- What Is Sleep Apnea? A:
Sleep apnea is a condition in which tissues in your throat block your airway while you are sleeping. When your airflow is blocked, you may jolt awake and gasp for breath. Our dentists can create a custom oral appliance for you that may relieve your apnea symptoms and help you sleep better. We can also work with the Mayo Clinic and other area physicians to get you tested for sleep apnea.
- How Quickly Can I Be Seen for a Dental Emergency? A:
We can almost always see you within hours for a dental emergency, even outside our usual business hours! One of our doctors is always on call, and our answering service routes dental emergency calls to them. We also have a same-day service guarantee during business hours. If you call us in the morning, we will see you that day – whether it’s for an emergency or a more routine service.
- How Soon Can I Schedule a Dental Exam and Teeth Cleaning? A:
Need to get your child to Northwest Dental Group for a dental exam before summer camp? Want to get your teeth cleaned before your business trip? Or just have an opening in your busy schedule and want to come in? If you call us in the morning, we can see you at one of our three dentist offices that same day! We offer extended hours at all locations to make it even easier to schedule a visit.
- What Is a Dental Implant? A:
A dental implant is a tooth replacement option that, when combined with a dental crown, bridge, or denture, looks, feels, and functions like your natural teeth. Our dentists have experience in performing several types of dental implant procedures.
- When Should I Bring My Child To The Dentist? A:
You should bring your child to the dentist before their first birthday, according to the American Dental Association.
Though that may sound a bit early, caring for your child’s baby teeth is an important part of their dental development!
Learn more about how our kid-friendly team makes dental care a fun, safe experience for our youngest patients!
Call Northwest Dental Group today at 507-315-2932 to schedule your child’s first visit!