Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to visit the dentist two times each year?
The American Dental Association highly recommends patients visit the dentist at least two times each year. Dental health issues often present subtle early warning signs, and they become progressively worse when left untreated. Regular preventive dental care visits allow your dentist to examine your smile and diagnose and treat concerns in their earliest stages.
How do I know if I have oral cancer?
Oral cancer kills one patient every hour in the US. The warning signs of this deadly disease are difficult to detect in their early stages, so regular oral cancer screenings at Sunset Smile Creations are essential. Signs to look for include white or red sores in the mouth that do not heal within two weeks, changes in the color of soft tissue, pain or numbness, lumps, swelling, and inflammation.
I have a toothache and sensitivity to heat and cold. Do I need a root canal?
You might, but that’s nothing to worry about. Root canal therapy has a bad reputation, but actually, patients report significant pain relief following treatment. The painful part of root canals is the infected tissue. Once we remove the infection during root canal therapy, most patients note that their toothache is diminished. Recovery time and discomfort associated with root canal therapy is similar to recovery following a filling, crown placement, or other dental restoration.
Who should consider porcelain veneers?
Porcelain veneers are an excellent cosmetic dentistry solution for patients with chips, cracks, stains, or unevenly spaced teeth. By placing these thin sheaths of dental grade porcelain over patients’ smiles, a number of irregularities can be concealed.
Can I get a dental crown in just one visit?
Using the CEREC system, the team at Sunset Smile Creations offers patients full dental crown restoration in just one visit. The CEREC system makes the dental crown restoration process seamless. Utilizing digital impressions, a custom dental crown is milled in our office, and placed in one visit.