Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Azle, TX
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Picking a new dental office for you and your family is a big decision, and you likely have questions about Rubal Dentistry. Below you’ll find some of the frequently asked dental questions that we get from patients. Please take a couple of minutes to review them. If you have concerns that aren’t discussed here, we invite you to call our team.
How often should I visit the dentist?
Like the American Dental Association, we recommend at least two dental visits per year. At these appointments, Dr. Rubal will check your mouth for any signs of trouble, and we’ll clean your teeth using professional-grade tools. When you attend these simple, routine appointments, you’re more likely to keep your smile healthy with fewer or even no serious oral issues.
Does a root canal hurt?
Often, a patient who needs to have a root canal performed comes in feeling tooth pain. However, the root canal procedure itself involves no pain at all. In fact, it is a tooth-saving treatment that relieves pain, especially when performed by seasoned experts like our dentists.
How is a root canal performed?
After Dr. Rubal administers a local anesthetic, which feels the same as getting a cavity filled, he or she will remove the infected portion of the tooth and the pulp, or tooth’s center. Then, he or she will seal it off and place a dental crown to prevent future decay.
Do you place dental implants?
Yes, we do! Our dentists have decades of experience and advanced training and rarely have to refer patients to specialists for the placement portion of the dental implant process. In fact, we handle it from beginning to end right here in our Azle dental office.
What are fillings made of?
In the past, fillings consisted of amalgam material, including silver, mercury, and other metals. However, our team uses composite resin, which bonds very well with your tooth. Not only does this mean that your tooth will be better protected against future infection, but this material can be shaded to match your enamel color for a seamless repair after decay.
Do you offer same-day appointments for dental emergencies?
We certainly do. When you’re dealing with a toothache or a broken tooth, we know that time becomes precious, and you want help as soon as possible. That’s why we do our best to see you on the same day as your phone call.
Do you accept my dental insurance?
Absolutely! We are proud to be in-network with basically all dental insurance plans. We also accept Medicaid and offer our own in-house membership plan to help more patients have affordable dental care.