FAQs

How often should I see a dentist?

The American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines recommend visiting a dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and professional cleaning. Our office also recommends a minimum of two visits per year.

What should I expect during my appointment?

One of our staff members will compile your medical and dental history during your first visit. We will then examine your teeth and gums, screen you for oral cancer, take x-rays of your teeth as needed and complete a TMJ (temporomandibular or jaw joint) exam. After we review your dental profile, we will discuss a diagnosis with you. If treatment such as a root canal (endodontics), braces (orthodontics) or oral surgery is needed, we will plan to treat you in our office or refer you to a specialist. We will discuss your options for treatment and fee payment and help you determine the best plan to fit your needs.

During regular follow-up visits, we will examine your teeth and gums, screen you for oral cancer, clean your teeth and make plans for treatment, as needed. We will discuss any pain or problems you may be experiencing and answer any questions you may have.

To learn more about your First Visit, please visit our First Visit page.

What does “painless dentistry” mean?

Painless dentistry is a means of ensuring your experience in our office is as stress-free and pain-free as possible. We will discuss treatment options that may require no local anesthetic and whenever possible, alleviate pain by the means most comfortable to you.  We offer "Single Tooth Anesthesia" and Nitrous Oxide to provide comfort and reduce anxiety.

What if I have an emergency?

Please call our office as soon as you determine that you have a dental emergency. We will be glad to work you into our schedule if you have a dental emergency during regular business hours. After hours, over the weekend, and during holidays, please call our office for the doctor’s emergency contact number.

Call 414.332.6010

Are payment plans available for my dental treatment?

Yes. We accept many types of dental insurance and will process your claim for you upon receipt of your co-payment. We offer a low interest rate payment plan and also accept most major credit cards, including MasterCard and Visa. Visit our Financial & Insurance page to learn more about our payment options.

Can a dentist whiten my teeth?

There are several methods available for whitening teeth: in-office, overnight, or daily. Opalescence whitening is done in our office. One session generally lasts one and a half to two hours, and you can read or relax during the treatment. For overnight whitening, we make an impression of your teeth and create whitening trays that fit your bite. Each day you fill the trays with a small amount of whitening gel and wear it overnight or for a few hours during the day. The overnight whitening process takes approximately two weeks.

Other over-the-counter daily whitening products are available, but it is important to use any whitening product only under the supervision of a dentist. To achieve the whitening results you desire, the ADA recommends that you seek the professional advice of a dentist, including examination and diagnosis of the cause of tooth discoloration, before you begin any whitening program. Ask us about all of our whitening options.

What if I have a gap in my teeth, a chipped tooth, or teeth that do not respond to normal bleaching methods?

Porcelain veneers are designed to look like your natural teeth and are individually and permanently attached to the front of your existing teeth. Bonding utilizes a composite material made of composite quartz resin to fill in areas of your teeth and correct chips and shape problems. Both porcelain veneers and bonding are color-matched to the rest of your teeth.

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