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Frequently Asked Dental Questions - Jacksonville, FL

Answers to Your Burning Dental Questions

Have a question about your dental care or some of the services we offer? Great, we’re happy to answer them! In addition to numerous hands-on treatments, education is also a big part of what we provide so our patients can have all the knowledge they need to safeguard their oral health. Give us a call to ask anything that’s on your mind, but first, be sure to read our answers to some of our most frequently asked dental questions below.

How often should I go to the dentist?

As often as you need! Typically, we recommend getting at least two checkups and cleanings a year to avoid the most common dental issues, but some patients (particularly those with gum disease) may benefit from more. You should also contact us immediately whenever you experience any pain or problems with your teeth.

Is it normal for my gums to bleed whenever I brush my teeth?

While this symptom is common, it’s not exactly normal—your gums shouldn’t bleed during regular oral hygiene! Be sure to use a soft-bristled brush and clean your teeth with a light touch for the next few days. If the bleeding continues, then you likely have early-stage gum disease, which we can take care of before it causes any lasting damage, so call us sooner rather than later!

One of my teeth hurts. What should I do?

Do you have some food caught between your teeth? Try to remove it by rinsing and flossing the area. Does it still hurt? You might have a cavity, and the best thing you can do is get in touch with our dental office right away. If necessary, we can schedule you for a same-day appointment to make the pain stop and fix your tooth before it gets worse.

How long will it take to fix my tooth?

This answer can vary quite a bit from patient to patient depending on their particular situation. Minor cavities can usually be filled in a single appointment, but if the tooth ultimately needs to be removed and replaced, the entire process may take a few weeks or months. The only way to get a definitive answer is to simply come see us!

Will you take my dental insurance?

Carlson Dental Group is in-network with many PPO dental insurance plans, so probably yes! Give us a call today so we can answer this question and let you know how we can use your particular plan to help you save big at your next visit.