Frequently Asked Dental Questions - Uniontown, PA
Answers for Your Pressing Dental Questions
Patient education is a big component of what Edward L. Witek, Jr., DMD, MAGD, and our team provide, and that’s because we strive to empower people with the knowledge they need to take great care of their smiles. Below, you’ll find our answers to many of the most common questions we receive every day, and if there is anything else you’d like to ask, you’re always welcome to give us a call.
How often should I go to the dentist?
This answer will be different from person to person, but on average, we recommend that everyone should get at least two checkups and cleanings each year. These services help us find minor dental problems early so we can take care of them quickly, and they even enable us to stop many before they ever begin.
One of my teeth hurts. What should I do?
Is there some food stuck between your teeth? If rinsing and flossing the area doesn’t help, take an over-the-counter medication and then give our dental office a call. Even minor dental pain shouldn’t be ignored, as it can often be the sign of a much more serious dental problem.
Does Dr. Witek accept child patients?
Yes! Dr. Witek is happy to take care of entire families, and he has been doing it long enough in Uniontown that many of his child patients now bring their own children to come see him. From toddlers to teenagers and everyone in between, if you have any growing smiles at home, they are always welcome to visit us to get the personalized care they deserve.
Is it normal that my gums bleed whenever I brush/floss?
This could be a sign that you’re cleaning your teeth too forcefully, or you might have a minor gum infection. Try brushing/flossing with a lighter touch for a few days and see if this helps. You should also be using a soft-bristled brush if you aren’t already. If the bleeding continues, go ahead and give us a call. Treating early-stage gum disease is relatively simple, and acting quickly will save you from bigger headaches down the road!
How long will it take to replace my missing teeth?
The answer to this depends on your specific situation and wants. How many teeth are you missing? How healthy are your gums? Are you interested in getting dental implants or another type of restoration? When you come to see Dr. Witek for a consultation, he’ll go over all your options and give you approximate timeframes so you’ll know exactly what to expect as he rebuilds your smile.
Will you take my dental insurance?
Our dental office is happy to accept many different dental insurance plans and help patients maximize their coverage no matter their provider. To get a better idea of how we could use your coverage at your next appointment, give us a call today.