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    FAQ

    Frequently Asked Dental Questions

    How often should I visit the dentist?

    At Lakeshore Oasis Dental, we recommend scheduling routine check-ups and cleanings every six months. This helps us monitor your oral health, detect issues early, and provide professional cleaning. If you have specific concerns or conditions, we’ll tailor a visit schedule to your needs. Don’t forget to maintain good oral hygiene at home with regular brushing, flossing, and mouthwash use

    What indicators and symptoms help identify when a toothache qualifies as a dental emergency?
    • Severe Pain: Intense and persistent pain that does not subside.
    • Swelling: Swelling of the gums, face, or jaw may indicate an infection.
    • Bleeding: Uncontrolled bleeding from the gums or around a tooth.
    • Trauma: If the tooth is damaged due to an injury or accident.
    • Prolonged Sensitivity: Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold that persists and intensifies.
    • Signs of Infection: Symptoms such as fever, a foul taste, or pus drainage.

    If you encounter any of these signs, it’s crucial to seek prompt dental attention to address the issue and prevent potential complications. At lakeshore oasis dental we try to accommodate all dental emergency needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 519-727-0070 if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.

    Is charcoal toothpaste effective, and what potential risks could it pose to gums and teeth?

    Charcoal toothpaste might not really work, and it could even be bad for your gums and teeth! The charcoal is like a scrub that can wear away the outer layer of your teeth, which might not be good for keeping your teeth strong in the long run.

    When is my Child’s first dental visit be?

    Ensuring optimal oral health in children begins prior to the eruption of their first teeth. It is paramount to maintain healthy gums, laying the groundwork for a favorable environment for subsequent tooth development. At Lakshore Oasis dental we emphasize the principle of “first tooth, first visit,” underscoring the importance of scheduling a dental appointment once the initial tooth emerges. Early visits contribute to the proactive monitoring of oral development, provision of guidance on appropriate care practices, and the establishment of a positive foundation for lifelong oral health.

    Do you offer same day emergency visits?

    Absolutely! Our team is here to assist you. While it may not always be possible to complete treatment on the same day, we are committed to doing everything within our means to alleviate your pain and address your dental needs as promptly as possible.

    How does Lakeshore Oasis Dental cater to the unique dental needs of elderly patients?

    Lakeshore Oasis Dental is dedicated to comprehensive dental care for our elderly patients. We specialize in the fitting, maintenance, and adjustment of dentures, ensuring optimal comfort and functionality.

    Additionally, our experienced team provides consultations and procedures for dental implants, offering a reliable and long-lasting solution for those seeking to restore missing teeth. Our approach is tailored to the unique oral health challenges faced by seniors, promoting both comfort and confidence in their smiles.

    What tooth replacement options are offered at Lakeshore Oasis Dental to address a missing tooth?

    At lakeshore oasis dental we have several options to replace a missing tooth. The most common tooth replacement options include:

    1. Dental Implants: Implants are artificial tooth roots surgically placed into the jawbone, providing a sturdy foundation for a crown. They offer a natural look and feel.
    2. Dental Bridges: Bridges consist of one or more artificial teeth anchored to adjacent natural teeth or dental implants. They bridge the gap left by a missing tooth, restoring both function and appearance.
    3. Dentures: Dentures are removable prosthetic devices that replace multiple missing teeth. They can be full dentures (replacing all teeth) or partial dentures (replacing a few missing teeth).
    4. Partial Dentures: Similar to full dentures, partial dentures are removable appliances that replace a section of missing teeth. They are often secured with clasps attached to adjacent natural teeth.
    5. Resin-Bonded Bridges (Maryland Bridges): This option involves bonding a replacement tooth to the adjacent natural teeth with a composite restoration. It’s a conservative option suitable for specific cases.
    6. Removable Dental Flipper: A temporary, lightweight partial denture often used during the healing process after tooth extraction or before a more permanent solution is applied.
    7. Temporary Dentures: Immediate dentures placed immediately after tooth extraction, allowing patients to have teeth during the healing period before a permanent solution.

    The choice of the best option depends on factors such as the patient’s oral health, preferences, and budget. At lakeshore Oasis Dental we carefully evaluate each case to recommend the most suitable tooth replacement option for the individual’s specific needs. Please contact us to determine which option is best suited for you.

     

    I’m very anxious about the dentist, what does lakeshore Oasis dental offer to help manage my anxiety?
    1. Open Communication: at Lakeshore Oasis Dental we encourage patients to express their fears and concerns. This helps build trust and allows us to address your specific worry
    2. Establish Trust: at Lakeshore Oasis Dental we focus on creating a trusting and supportive environment. Building a rapport with our patients which can alleviate anxiety and enhance their overall experience.
    3. Educate Patients: at Lakeshore Oasis Dental we provide clear explanations about procedures, steps involved, and expected sensations. Knowledge can ease the process and reduce anxiety.
    4. Gradual Exposure: at Lakeshore Oasis Dental  we introduce patients (especially children) gradually to the dental environment and procedures, starting with less invasive treatments. This can help ease anxiety over time and establish trust with our well experienced dental team
    5. Pain Management: At Lakeshore Oasis Dental, we recognize that pain is a major contributor to dental anxiety. Our paramount concern is ensuring your comfort during dental treatments while working towards accomplishing your dental goals. Through the implementation of effective pain management techniques, we place your well-being at the forefront of our commitment to providing exceptional dental care.
    6. Offer Sedation Options: at Lakeshore Oasis Dental we can discuss and provide sedation options for patients with severe anxiety, please consult with out dental team about all the options available to you.
    7. Create a Comfortable Environment: At Lakeshore Oasis Dental, we purposefully design our office environment to foster a serene atmosphere for our patients. Utilizing calming elements such as soothing colors, comfortable seating, and background music, we strive to create a relaxing ambiance that enhances the overall experience for those in our care.
    8. Distraction Techniques: With our technology-driven approach to treatment, we have integrated distraction techniques to enhance the patient experience. Features like TV screens and music are utilized during procedures to divert patients’ attention and alleviate anxiety.

    By implementing these strategies, Lakeshore Oasis Dental strives to provide a more positive and comfortable experience for individuals dealing with dental anxiety.

    What signs and symptoms I should be looking for that suggests I have gum disease?
    1. Bleeding Gums: Gums that bleed during or after brushing and flossing.
    2. Swollen or Tender Gums: Gums that appear swollen or feel tender to the touch.
    3. Receding Gums: Gums that are pulling away from the teeth, making them look longer.
    4. Persistent Bad Breath: Chronic bad breath that doesn’t improve with oral hygiene practices.
    5. Changes in Tooth Alignment: Teeth that start to shift or loosen without apparent cause.
    6. Pain or Discomfort: Persistent pain or discomfort in the gums.
    7. Pus Between Teeth and Gums: The presence of pus when the gums are pressed.
    8. Changes in Bite: A noticeable change in how your teeth come together when you bite.

    If you observe any of these signs, at lakehosre oasis dental we can provide you the proper evaluation and diagnosis to address your concern. Early detection and treatment are essential to manage and prevent the progression of gum disease. Call us today to book your appointment.

    What teeth whitening services do Lakeshore Oasis Dental offer, and what are the key differences between in-office Zoom whitening and take-home whitening kits?

    Zoom In-Office Whitening:

    • Quick: Achieve immediate results in a single, hour-long office visit.
    • Professional: Administered by a dental professional for efficient and supervised whitening.
    • High Concentration: Uses a higher concentration of whitening agents for more rapid and noticeable results.

    Take-Home Whitening Kits:

    • Flexible: Whiten teeth at your own pace with customized trays and a lower concentration gel.
    • Gradual: Results develop over days or weeks, offering a more controlled whitening process.
    • Convenient: Enjoy the comfort of whitening your teeth in the convenience of your home with professional guidance.