Advanced Dental Care of Ocala
1500 SE 17th Street, Building 400, Ocala, FL 34471

Top 7 Affordable Dental Care Questions and Answers

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Whether you’ve lost all of your teeth or you have a radiant smile, it’s important to take good care of your oral health. An affordable dental care provider can help you prevent most serious dental problems with routine exams and timely intervention. Your dentist can even spot signs of some systemic diseases in their earliest stages. Sadly, many people haven’t seen a dentist in years. If you’re one of them, you may feel hesitant about returning, or you may have questions. Here are some helpful answers:

1. What Happens During a Checkup?
After a dental hygienist cleans your teeth, your dentist will ask questions about your medical and dental history and perform a visual and manual exam of your teeth, gums, and mouth. X-rays may be taken if needed. Your provider will evaluate your overall dental health and recommend a treatment or maintenance plan.

2. How often should I Visit My Dentist?
Most general dentistry experts recommend seeing your dentist once or twice every year. If you have chronic tooth or gum problems or certain medical conditions like heart disease or diabetes, you may need more frequent exams.

3. How Should I Go about Finding an Affordable Dental Care Provider?
Ask your family, friends, and neighbors for recommendations, or visit the ADA online, and use their Find-a-Dentist tool to investigate your general dentistry care options.

4. How is a DDS Different from a DMD?
They are identical. Both titles indicate the same level of general dentistry education, experience, and credentials.

5. What Signs Indicate that I Need to Get to the Dentist Soon?

  • Pain or swelling in your teeth, mouth, face, or neck
  • Problems chewing or swallowing
  • A history of gum disease or tooth decay
  • A history of immune dysfunction, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or HIV
  • Jaw pain or popping
  • Problems with existing dentures or restorations
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Swollen or bleeding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • An unusual oral sore or painless lesion

6. What Do I Want to Look for when I Choose a Family Dental Ocala Dentist?
You should look for a dentist with the proper credentials, convenient hours, a clean office, emergency care options, and a caring and professional manner. Be sure to check with your insurance provider to determine that a certain dentist is within its network. Call your family dental Ocala office to verify that your dentist is a member of the ADA.

7. Do I Really Need to See a Dentist Even if I Don’t Have Symptoms?
Not all dental conditions have noticeable symptoms in the early stages when they are most treatable, so it’s important to get regular affordable dental care even when your mouth feels fine. Early detection and treatment produces the most favorable and affordable outcomes.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Ocala today at (352) 502-4381 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Ocala. With 20 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Ocala, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Ocala.

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