Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Newington, CT

Everything You Want to Know About Dentistry

Our team at Cedar Mountain Dental is here for all of your dental needs, and that includes answering any questions you might have, whether they’re about oral health or about specific services that we offer. We’ve heard some questions more than others, which is why we’ve composed a list of answers on this page for your convenience. Is there something you wanted to ask that isn’t listed here? Call us today to let us know.


How Often Do I Need to See the Dentist?

You should schedule a checkup every six months so that we can remove plaque and tartar while also checking for signs of cavities and gum disease. Seeing a dentist regularly makes it less likely that you’ll be caught off guard with a severe dental emergency in the future. If you have a persistent dental problem like gum disease, you may need more frequent appointments.

What If I’m Afraid of the Dentist?

Let us know about any anxiety or fears you have related to dental care when you make your appointment. We can offer nitrous oxide sedation to keep you calm long enough for a routine appointment; if you have a severe phobia or are undergoing an advanced procedure that will take time to complete, oral conscious sedation may be preferable.

How Will I Know If I Have Gum Disease?

When gum disease first occurs, you might see some swelling and redness in your mouth, and you may notice that your gums often bleed when you brush and floss. However, there is a chance that you won’t notice any symptoms until your condition has reached its advanced stages. We can check for gum disease during your biannual checkups, so if you don’t want to lose your smile to an infection that wasn’t caught until it was too late, make sure you keep up with your appointments.

Is a Toothache an Emergency?

There’s more than one possible cause of tooth pain. If your discomfort doesn’t go away after a couple of days becomes excessively painful, you should treat it as an emergency. Make an emergency appointment with us immediately so that we can narrow down the source of the problem. For example, if there’s an infection, we may have to perform a root canal before the tooth is completely compromised.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

You can think about getting dental implants if you’ve either lost at least one tooth or are planning to have teeth extracted. Some patients are not currently viable candidates for implants, but they might ultimately be able to undergo the surgery after certain steps are taken.

What Can I Do If I’m Unhappy with My Smile?

Veneers and cosmetic bonding can be used to make a variety of changes to your smile. Invisalign allows you to straighten your teeth without braces. Teeth whitening gets rid of the stains that have set in below the enamel. There are many cosmetic services to choose from, and we can customize your treatment plan according to your needs.

Will You Take My Insurance?

We are in-network with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Delta Dental Premier, Cigna, and United Healthcare; we can also take insurance plans from a number of other providers. Call with your insurance information today to see what kind of coverage you can receive.