Find Answers To Frequently Asked Questions In Spokane Valley, WA
At Family Dental of Spokane Valley, we’re happy to answer any questions or address concerns you might have about your dental care. You may even find answers you’re looking for when you read through some of our most frequently asked questions:
Q: Should I go to my dentist appointment during Coronavirus?
It is completely understandable to feel nervous about going to the dentist during a pandemic. That’s why we have taken extra measures to keep you and our staff safe, which you can read about within our COVID-19 protocols. By following these measures, we can keep you safe when you visit our office, so there’s no reason to delay care! Call today to make your next appointment.
Q: How Often Should I See You for Dental Exams?
We recommend that you visit our office for a dental exam and professional cleaning every six months. During your exam, we’ll check your mouth for signs of trouble like cavities and gum disease. Treating problems in their early stages prevents them from becoming larger and more expensive issues.
Q: Can you help with my dental emergency?
We would be glad to help you through your dental crisis. There isn’t a dental emergency Dr. Ellsworth hasn’t seen and treated in his many years of practice. We offer same-day appointments whenever possible so you can count on fast relief. Plus, we’re open at 7 a.m. four days a week and don’t close until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We make it easy to get good dental care!
Q: Are Clear Aligners Really Better?
When it comes to straightening teeth, there is a big difference between traditional orthodontics and clear aligner treatment. Clear aligners are more comfortable to wear, practically undetectable by those around you, and can often accomplish your desired look faster than traditional braces.
So in other words, yes, clear aligners are better for most people, and we offer two types: Invisalign and ClearCorrect. Call us today to schedule a consultation.
Q: Can You Replace My Missing Teeth?
Absolutely! We offer a number of ways to replace missing teeth so you can choose the method that best suits your dental needs and budget.
You can replace one missing tooth with a dental crown or get an entire arch of teeth supported by dental implants. If you’ve lost too much bone mass to be a good candidate for traditional implants, we even offer mini dental implants, as well as high-quality dental bridges and dentures to meet your needs.
Q: Do You Offer Orthodontics?
Yes! You can choose from several different orthodonticsoptions for straightening your family’s teeth. With either Invisalign or ClearCorrect, orthodontic systems that use clear plastic aligner trays instead of braces, you can straighten your teeth inconspicuously.
We also offer Six Month Smiles, which relies on clear brackets and tooth-colored wires to move your teeth into the right position in a fraction of the time of traditional braces.
You can bring your child in as early as age 7 for an orthodontic exam so we can screen for any potential problems with their bite development for earlier intervention and a more successful outcome.
Q: How Can You Help Ease My Dental Anxiety?
Spokane Valley, WA dentist Dr. Craig Ellsworth and members of our team are trained in a method called conscious sedation. We’ve found this method to be quite effective in easing dental anxiety in fearful patients.
Oral sedation relaxes your body without putting you to sleep, so you can still respond to any questions we may ask during your procedure. Even awake, you’ll be comfortable enough to not care that you’re being treated.
Call Family Dental of Spokane Valley at 509-850-3217 to get all your questions answered or to schedule an appointment for you or a family member.
Q: When Should I Bring My Child For A First Visit?
According to the American Dental Association, you should bring your child to the dentist when their first tooth erupts or by their first birthday, whichever comes first. Regardless, you can have peace of mind knowing your child’s earliest experiences with our Spokane Valley, WA dental family will be comfortable and positive in the care of our kid-friendly staff.