Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Rocky Hill, CT

Answering All of Your Dental Questions

If you have questions about any of the services we offer or want to learn more about how to optimize your oral hygiene routine, just ask us! Our team is happy to educate our patients in any way they need. Below, we’ve compiled a list of common questions we receive from our patients. If you don’t see the answers you’re looking for, you can call our dental office and ask us directly.

What ages of children do you see?

Dr. Rachel sees children two years and older, and our team provides several kid-friendly treatments, including:

  • Custom-fitted athletic mouthguards
  • Dental sealants
  • Silver diamine fluoride
  • Pulp therapy

We’re also happy to see children who have special needs and provide them with the quality, understanding care they deserve.

If I have a dental emergency, can you see me the same day I call?

Yes! We have built-in availability in our daily schedule to see both new and existing patients the same day for dental emergencies.

I’m a little nervous about visiting the dentist. Is there anything you can do to help?

Dr. Rachel had a lot of dental work done as a child and completely understands why patients may have anxiety or fear surrounding visiting the dental office. That’s why she helps soothe her patients’ concerns by providing gentle, attentive care. We also offer several comforting amenities, like stress balls, noise-cancelling headphones with music, and pillows.

Why do I need to visit the dentist every six months?

Regular, bi-annual visits to the dentist for checkups and cleanings are an important part of keeping up with the health of your smile. The American Dental Association recommends these appointments to maintain healthy teeth and gums and prevent serious oral issues from arising, like tooth infections and the need for extractions.

Is it necessary to get X-rays at each of my bi-annual dental checkups?

Dental X-rays are an important part of every patients’ preventive checkups because they allow Dr. Rachel and Dr. Mike to spot signs of oral health issues that aren’t visible to the naked eye. Some of the problems that we regularly diagnose thanks to digital X-rays include:

  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Tooth infections
  • Interproximal cavities
  • Tumors
  • Cysts

Are dental implants the best way to replace missing teeth?

While dental implants are a highly recommended option for replacing missing teeth because they’re the only treatment that restores the entire structure of teeth, including the roots—they’re not always the best solution for every patient. That’s why we recommend visiting us for an initial consultation so we can walk you through all of your treatment options and go into greater detail about the pros and cons of them, as it pertains to your unique oral situation.

Do you take my dental insurance?

We’re proudly in-network with five major dental insurance companies and are happy to file claims on behalf of our patients who aren’t in-network with us to maximize their benefits.