Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Sinton, TX

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Do you have questions about any of the treatments we offer or the best oral hygiene practices? Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most commonly asked questions we get from our patients, along with our answers. If you still don’t see what you’re looking for, please call us!

How does a cavity detection system work?

Our dental office features a modern piece of dental technology, called a cavity detection system. This small, pen-shaped device emits fluorescent light that we can shine into the mouth that will provide our dentists with a reading between one and 99. The higher the number, the more bacteria located in the area that it’s being shined on, which means the more extensive the decay. This is especially helpful to spot cavities that are smaller or located in less noticeable areas of the mouth.

I’m anxious about visiting the dentist. Can you help?

We regularly see patients who experience dental-related anxiety and fear, and we offer sedation to help combat it. For adults, we can provide nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation, and for children, we offer nitrous oxide sedation.

How can I tell if I have gum disease?

Gum disease can be identified by a variety of symptoms depending on the stage of its progression. Some of these include:

  • Bleeding gums when you brush or floss.
  • Bright red or dark purple gums.
  • Gums that are tender.
  • Chronic bad breath.
  • Pockets of pus between the teeth and gums.
  • Gum recession that makes teeth appear longer.
  • Loose permanent teeth.

Do you see children?

Yes! In fact, many of the children that Dr. Anthony Garza used to treat nearly 30 years ago now bring their children to our office today!

What should I do if I have a dental emergency?

If you have a dental emergency, contact us immediately. We offer same-day emergency appointments during our office hours and will work quickly and efficiently to get you out of pain and restore your smile.

How often do I need to visit the dentist?

The American Dental Association, along with our team of dentists, recommends visiting us every six months for routine checkups and cleanings. This will help keep your dental health on the right track and allow us to treat any early signs of issues before they have an opportunity to become worse.