Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Ramsey, NJ

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Want a dentist who won’t beat around the bush but instead offer clear answers to your questions? Dr. Vahid understands that vague and convoluted explanations are unhelpful, especially when it comes to the state of your smile. This is why he has compiled some of the most frequently asked dental questions in Ramsey below along with concise, transparent answers that will serve to provide the information you need to feel confident about your decision to pursue dental treatment.

Do I need to see my dentist every six months?

Yes, you will need to see your dentist every six months for regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings. These visits are important if you want to keep your teeth and gums looking and feeling their best. With tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer affecting patients of all ages, twice-yearly appointments can help to detect problems early on so that proper attention and care can be provided before symptoms worsen.

Will a root canal hurt?

No, the actual process of undergoing a root canal should not cause any pain. You will receive local anesthesia beforehand, and the removal of your damaged or decayed pulp will actually help to solve the problem of discomfort. After the anesthesia wears off, though, you can expect to feel some minor pain and soreness. Fortunately, over-the-counter pain medications or prescribed medicines from Dr. Vahid can help.

What kind of tooth replacement options are available?

At AV Dental Associates of Ramsey, we are pleased to offer three tooth replacement options: dental bridges, dentures, and dental implants. During a consultation, Dr. Vahid and our team will go over the differences between these solutions as well as the price and required state of oral and overall health. Depending on your preference, budget, and current well-being, we will recommend which option is right for you.

How can I know if I need a tooth extraction?

Only Dr. Vahid will know if you need to have a tooth extracted. While it is never the first course of action when suffering from tooth decay or damage, it is recommended if you experience severe facial trauma, spreading decay that is posing a risk to nearby healthy teeth, your pearly whites are crowded and orthodontic treatment is required, or impaction is beginning to affect your nearby tooth structures.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

Yes, we are pleased to be in-network with a wide array of PPO dental insurance plans. Our team will be pleased to review your policy, help you to better understand your coverage, and maximize any benefits you might have. We will also file any necessary paperwork and claims on your behalf.

If I’m uninsured, how else can I pay for my dental care?

We offer two alternative payment options for patients – flexible financing and an in-house dental savings plan. Either solution can help if you are uninsured, as they allow you to stay within budget and keep your oral health a priority.