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Do you have some questions for our Rochester, MN dentists at Northwest Dental Group? Here are some of the questions we hear most often.

 

Q: What Is Sleep Dentistry?

Sleep dentistry is a great option for those with dental anxiety. Using one of several forms of dental sedation available at Northwest Dental Group, we can administer a relaxant that will calm you but leave you fully conscious and responsive.


Q: Can I Be Sedated During My Dental Procedure?

Yes! In addition to the conscious sedation option mentioned above, our caring team can administer nitrous oxide through a small mask to give you a mild sense of euphoria. Or we can provide you with an oral sedative to take prior to your procedure. We can even intravenously administer a dental sedative. Our dentists will help determine which form of dental sedation will work best for you.


Q: What Is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition in which tissues in your throat block your airway while you are sleeping. When you 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.


Q: How Quickly Can I Be Seen for a Dental Emergency?

We can almost always see you within hours for a dental emergency, even outside our usual business hours! At least one of our five doctors is always on call. Our answering service routes dental emergency calls to the on-call dentist. 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.


Q: How Soon Can I Schedule a Dental Exam and Teeth Cleaning?

Need to get your kid 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 two Rochester, MN dentist offices that same day! We offer extended hours at both locations to make it even easier to book a visit.


Q: What Is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a tooth replacement option that, when combined with a dental crown or a denture, looks, feels, and functions like your natural teeth. Our Rochester, MN dentists have experience in performing several types of dental implant procedures.