You have dental questions, and we have answers. Here are some of the more common questions we get from our patients at our Las Cruces dental office.
- Q: What is the best tooth replacement option
- Q: Is sedation dentistry safe
- Q: How often should I visit the dentist
- Q: What are some common dental emergencies
Q: What is the best tooth replacement option?
The best tooth replacement option for you will depend on your condition and your dental needs. For instance, dental implants are often recommended because they are a permanent tooth replacement option that prevents bone loss. If you do not have enough bone in your jaw, however, you may find that implant-retained dentures or removable dentures are better options. Dr. Reiter offers free consultations for dental implants and dentures to help you make the best decision possible.
Q: Is sedation dentistry safe?
Yes. Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective method to provide stress-free, painless dentistry. Sedation allows you to relax throughout your dental procedure, and Dr. Reiter will monitor you throughout the entire procedure to ensure your safety at all times. He will also review your medical and prescription history to ensure you will have no potential drug interactions or side effects.
Q: How often should I visit the dentist?
We recommend that you visit the dentist every six months, or twice a year, for dental cleanings and exams. This is the right amount of time for us to clean plaque and tartar buildup that you cannot get rid of on your own. If you have a dental condition that requires extensive treatment, such as gum disease, you may need to come in more often for appointments. We will advise you of our recommendations when you visit our office.
Q: What are some common dental emergencies?
There are a variety of dental emergencies that can occur at any time, which is why we offer same-day emergency appointments. Some of the common emergencies we see in our office include a knocked-out tooth, loose teeth, teeth infections, and severe dental decay. If you have a dental emergency or are experiencing dental pain, call us immediately at 575-680-1037.