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Frequently Asked Dental Questions - Denver, CO

Ask Your Denver Dentist

At Pearl Dentistry, we don’t just provide a wide variety of hands-on services, but plenty of patient education as well. One of our goals is to empower everyone who comes to see us with the knowledge they need to achieve their ideal smile. We’ve gone ahead and answered some of our most popular questions below, but you’re always welcome to call us if there is anything else you’d like to ask!

How often should I go to the dentist?

On average, a person should visit the dentist at least twice a year for a checkup and cleaning. This is often enough that our team is able to catch most dental problems before they become serious, and regular cleanings allow us to stop many cavities and infections before they ever begin.

How can I know if I have a cavity?

Sometimes, cavities are very obvious, in that they cause pain or obvious discoloration on a tooth. They can have more subtle symptoms as well, such as slight sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. If you’re experiencing new dental pain that occurs consistently, go ahead and schedule an appointment. Acting quickly will allow us to address the problem before it turns into a terrible toothache.

I haven’t been to the dentist for a LONG time. Can you still help me?

Definitely! Dr. Walker and Dr. Pooler can provide patients with several decayed, broken, and missing teeth a service called full-mouth rehabilitation. This involves combining multiple treatments into a customized plan designed to restore both the health and appearance of the teeth at the same time. It’s not too late for your smile—give us a call today to get your oral health and confidence back on track!

Which cosmetic treatment is best?

What would you like to change about your smile? Do you have a single stained tooth or multiple gaps and chips? Our team can give you an exam and go over your options to help you find the treatment that is perfectly suited to you and your goals.

How long will it take to fix my tooth?

It really depends on the type and extent of the damage. Small cavities can usually be repaired in a single visit with a tooth-colored filling, but for more extensive decay or trauma, we may recommend covering the tooth with a crown, which usually takes two appointments. Thankfully, our crowns are made by our local lab, so we’re able to drastically cut down on the time between visits compared to other practices!

Will you take my dental insurance?

Pearl Dentistry is happy to file claims for our patients’ dental insurance plans, but it should be noted that we do NOT participate in any networks. We do this so our care decisions are solely based on what a patient needs, not what their insurance will cover. We can still use people’s policies to help them save significantly on their care, and you can learn how we can use your specific plan by giving us a call.