Q: I’m anxious about receiving dental care. How can you help me to overcome this issue?
A: We do offer nitrous oxide sedation and can prescribe anti-anxiety medication. Once patients find out how gentle we are, they usually wonder why they were so worried in the first place. If you’ve had a bad experience or just think it will hurt, prepare to be pleasantly surprised.
Q: I am not a current patient, and I have a chipped tooth, toothache, or other emergency. Is it possible for a Brightwork dentist to see me sometime soon?
A: We offer prompt evaluation and appropriate treatment or referrals if needed.
Q: Does Brightwork do cosmetic dentistry?
A: The short answer is yes, we offer most types of cosmetic dentistry. The longer answer is that in our view, all dentistry is “cosmetic” in one way or another. A crown should look just like your other teeth. Today, there is no reason to do dental work that looks bad. We want you to have a healthy mouth, and that not only looks better; it feels better, too.
Q: Does Brightwork do restorative dentistry?
A: Yes. We perform everything from simple fillings to full mouth reconstruction.
Q: Does Brightwork remove wisdom teeth?
A: Oral surgery is a specialty, and we refer patients to appropriate doctors for treatment.
Q: Does Brightwork do orthodontic work (braces?)
A: Orthodontics are another specialty, and we refer patients to appropriate doctors for treatment.
Q: Does Brightwork perform root canals?
A: That’s yet another specialty, and we refer patients to appropriate doctors for treatment.
Q: What is gingivitis?
A: Reversible gum disease. The symptoms are usually tender gums that bleed easily.
Q: What is an abscessed tooth?
A: This is an infected tooth and needs immediate treatment. The symptoms are pain in the jaw, swollen gums, bleeding gums, and/or headache.
Q: Do I need to floss between visits?
A: Yes. Though, to be honest, it’s probably better if you floss between your teeth. (Ha!)
Q: What are Brightwork’s rates, and do you accept insurance?
A: Please call Sue in our office for detailed information.