Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Port Charlotte, FL

Get Your Dental Questions Answered

Having the right information helps you make the best decisions about your dental health. Dr. Villescas knows that you’re likely to have questions before your appointment, so he has decided to answer some of our most frequently received inquiries on this page. Read the information below to learn more about dental care, and don’t be afraid to call us with additional questions; the more you know about our practice and your own oral health, the better.

How Often Should I See the Dentist?

We recommend visiting our office at least once every six months for a routine examination and cleaning so that we can diagnose and treat dental issues in their earliest stages. We may ask you to come in more often if you have gum disease or another persistent oral health issues.

How Can I Safely Whiten My Teeth?

The whitening products you get at the store may not work on certain stains, and using them improperly could potentially damage your smile. With a professional whitening process, everything is in the hands of a qualified expert, and even stains below the surface of the enamel can be removed. Call us today to learn more about how professional whitening works and to set up a consultation.

What Can I Do If I’m Anxious About My Dental Appointment?

If you’re generally so nervous about dentistry that it often stops you from making important dental appointments, you can ask to have sedation dentistry performed at your next visit. Sedation puts you in a relaxed state where you are awake but unbothered by your treatment. We’ll give you instructions on how to prepare as well as whether you’ll need to make arrangements to have someone else drive you home.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants can replace any number of teeth, and you may be eligible for them if:

  • You have no health conditions that would prevent you from getting a minor surgery.
  • You do not have gum disease or another oral health issue that could lead to implant failure.
  • Your jawbone has enough density to support implant posts.

Schedule an implant consultation with us so that we can evaluate you as a potential candidate for the procedure. It may be possible to use bone grafts and other procedures to make dental implants a viable option.

Is My Toothache an Emergency?

If the pain is due to something caught between your teeth, you can probably resolve the issue yourself with dental floss. Otherwise, tooth pain should be treated as an emergency if it turns severe or if it lasts more than a couple of days. We can arrange a same-day appointment to evaluate your tooth to see if a root canal or another procedure is needed.

Do You Take My Insurance?

We are in-network with Cigna and Premier Group. We may accept other plans as well, so please call with your insurance information to confirm.