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Find Answers to Frequently Asked Questions in Plano, TX

At My Dentist in Plano, we want to empower you to take control of your oral health. That starts with providing you the best resources to make informed decisions about your dental care. You can begin by browsing through some frequently asked questions from our Plano, TX patients:

 

Q: I have a dental emergency. What should I do?

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A. A dental emergency is when you’re in pain, you have damage to one or more teeth (or a dental appliance such as a bridge), or a tooth has been knocked out of its socket. The bottom line is that a dental emergency is an emergency. Call our office at once. Dr. Dickson and our team will make every effort to see you the same day to relieve your pain and address any issues.

Q: Are Dental Implants Really My Best Option?

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If you have a missing tooth and an otherwise healthy mouth, a dental implant is almost definitely your best option! An implant restores full function and beauty to your smile without causing damage to your remaining teeth. Most people who receive an implant forget which tooth has been replaced!

Q: When should my child visit the dentist for the first time?

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Most children are ready to establish routine cleaning appointments when they are around 2 years old. We make that first visit a fun time with something we call a “happy visit”. Your child will get to know us and our office. We’ll talk with them and count their teeth. It’s a really fun first appointment. If you’re not sure that your child is ready, bring them to one of your appointments!

Q: Can I visit the dentist during Coronavirus?

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Yes! We completely understand why you might hesitate to visit, but we are taking precautions to keep our patients and team members safe! In fact, we’ve followed strict guidelines for years, and we are following the recommendations from the ADA and CDC so that we are able to continue seeing patients safely and effectively. If you have specific questions about the measures we take to prevent the spread of disease, please give us a call before your appointment!

Q: Can you help me overcome dental anxiety?

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We can! Thanks to our options for dental sedation and our various comfort amenities like massage chairs, warm neck rolls, aromatherapy, and relaxing music, you can expect the ultimate patient experience.

We’re here to support and guide you toward a healthy, beautiful smile for a lifetime. For a dentist who takes the time to listen to your concerns and answer your questions, call 972-737-7039 now.

Q: Do you offer alternatives to metal braces?

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Yes! Depending on your specific dental needs, you can straighten your teeth without the hassle or discomfort of metal braces with porcelain veneers. These lifelike shells are placed over your crooked, gapped teeth to give you immediate, lasting results.

If your teeth need more extensive orthodontic treatment, you can choose between our more discreet alternatives to metal braces. Clear ceramic braces and Invisalign are barely noticeable, and Invisalign can even work for your smile in a fraction of the time as standard treatment!

Q: How can you help me get a whiter smile?

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We use the widely trusted Zoom teeth whitening system to brighten smiles in Plano, TX. It uses a special light to effectively whiten teeth quickly and safely. If you want to hide more than just stains, like chips, cracks, or gaps, you can schedule a consultation for dental veneers.

Q: What are my options for replacing missing teeth?

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We combine skill, artistry, and state-of-the-art tools to restore beautiful, healthy smiles at My Dentist in Plano. With our computer-assisted technology and in-house lab, we can replace your missing teeth with precision and convenience. Your options include dental bridges, dentures, dental implants, and even implanted-retained and implant-supported dentures.

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