Learn more about the dentistry services provided by Dr. Paul DeMan Dentistry. Take a look at this page to see frequently asked questions and browse videos about dental procedures and treatments. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us.
Orthodontics – Braces and development guidance of teeth and jaws
Periodontics – Gum maintenance, gum surgery and laser therapy
Endodontics – Root canal therapy
Prosthodontics – Specializing in crowns, bridges, dentures for complicated situations.
Why do I need X-rays?
There are areas of your teeth and bone that cannot be seen with just a visual exam. Now that we use digital imaging, we can expose with as much as 90% less radiation than with regular film based X-rays. We follow the principal of “as low as reasonable possible” for taking radiographs. X-rays can be taken in three different ways depending on what needs to be seen. Examples: A panoramic would be taken to look at growth and development, wisdom teeth, jaw joints and a multitude of other structures. A periapical would be taken to view the crown, root and surrounding bone of a single tooth or teeth. A bitewing view is taken to view in between the teeth called the flossing space. Most often X-rays are taken for prevention. We recommend every 12 months for children, 12-24 months for adults and more often if an area is under observation.
Why do I need to go every 6 months?
The maintenance of your teeth and gums on a regular interval is much like getting regular oil changes and tune ups for your vehicle. Some people who have good homecare meaning brushing correctly and flossing on a daily basis can have an annual checkup; others require a 3 month interval due to periodontal disease. Your dentist and dental hygienist can determine your ideal interval based on your individual needs. However, 6 months is a good rule of thumb.
How do I choose a dentist?
The relationship you have with your dentist is much like that of your family physician. It is usually a long term, loyal and “built upon over time” type of professional relationship. It is built on a foundation of trust, dignity and a genuine sense of well-being. The dentist you choose may have some of the listed attributes that are important to you. Make a list of your wants and needs, this also includes the types of services offered, hours of operation and convenience. Ask to take a tour of the office. Check for cleanliness, organization and accessibility to name a few. Most importantly; don’t be afraid to ask questions!
At Dr. Paul DeMan Dentistry, we want to keep our patients informed about the dental procedures and treatments we perform at our office. Browse through our educational videos to learn more about these dental practices and what we can do for you.