Frequently Asked Dental Questions - Shelton, CT
Quick Answers for Your Important Dental Questions
Sharing our knowledge is one of the key ways we serve our community, because the more you know about oral health and your dental care options, the healthier you and your family will probably be! You’ll find our responses to some of the most popular questions we receive below, but don’t hesitate to give us a call if there is something else you’d like to ask!
How often should I see a dentist?
The average person should visit a dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning, though Dr. Graber typically recommends coming in every four months so that common problems can be caught and treated as early as possible. We’ll let you know how often you should come in after your initial appointment.
Why does my tooth hurt?
Dental pain can be caused by a wide variety of factors: enamel wear, decay, infection, physical trauma, and more. If your pain is slight and goes away quickly, it likely isn’t a big deal. But, if your toothache is persistent and seems to be getting worse, be sure to contact us right away so we can take care of the problem before it becomes severe.
How long will it take to fix my broken/decayed tooth?
In most cases, just one appointment! We can repair small cavities with tooth-colored fillings and even provide same-day dental crowns using CEREC for more advanced damage.
How can a dentist treat sleep apnea/snoring?
Dentists like Dr. Graber are specially trained to provide custom-made mouthguards that help a patient maintain an open airway during the night, preventing snoring and sleep apnea symptoms that can rob someone of their rest and health. His familiarity with the orofacial muscles enables him to determine what is causing someone’s sleep problems and treat it directly using proven methods.
How long will it take to replace my tooth/teeth?
The timeline for teeth replacement depends on a number of individual factors, such as how many teeth you are missing, what method you choose to restore them, and the current health of your mouth. Dr. Graber will give you a timeline estimate when you come to see him for a consultation so you’ll know what to expect as he rebuilds your smile.
Will you take my dental insurance?
Most likely yes. Dental Center of Huntington is a very insurance-friendly dental office--we’re in-network with several popular plans and actively work to help our patients get the most out of their coverage. Give us a call to learn how we could use your policy at your next appointment!