Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Carefree, AZ

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Have questions about your dental care? Rather than searching the internet to get information that has nothing to do with your situation, all the knowledge you need can be found locally, right here at Carefree Dentistry. We’ve answered some of our most popular questions below, but if there is anything else you’d like to ask, you’re always welcome to give us a call.

How often should I visit for a checkup?

We recommend patients visit our dental office at least once every six months. During this checkup, we’ll perform an exam to confirm your current oral health and recommend any treatments if we see fit. With time permitting, we’ll also perform a detailed cleaning to remove missed plaque and tartar. While at-home brushing and flossing are essential, no routine dental care is complete without a dedicated team to catch problems before they turn into dental emergencies.

Should I worry about my bleeding gums?

Try brushing and flossing with a lighter touch for a few days, and if the bleeding persists, go ahead and give us a call. This is often a symptom of early-stage gum disease, and we can treat it before it becomes much worse.

I have a toothache. What should I do?

Most toothaches are caused by something being stuck between the teeth, a cavity, or a crack in the enamel. If rinsing and flossing around the tooth don’t solve the problem, then it’s time to come see us. You won’t be able to handle the other two issues on your own, but we can fix them right away to prevent the pain from progressing.

How long will it take to fix my tooth?

If you have a minor cavity, probably just one appointment, as this is the time it takes to place a tooth-colored filling. If the damage is more extensive, we may recommend fitting you for a crown instead, in which case the process usually requires two appointments.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

Most likely yes! Carefree Dentistry is in-network with most plans, and we’ll work with your policy to make sure you’re saving as much as possible. To go over your benefits with us, give us a call today with your membership information handy.

I don’t have insurance. Is there another way I can pay for my dental care?

Yes, you can sign up for our Carefree Dentistry Dental Plan. It offers many of the same benefits as regular insurance, but for a lower price and with less red tape. Signing up only takes a few minutes, and you can learn more about the savings by giving us a call today.