Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question for us? Then you’ve come to the right place! Below, our own Dr. Artino has taken the time to answer some of the most common dental questions our team receives every day. We believe that the more you know, the better you’ll be able to take care of your smile. Of course, if you have a question that we haven’t answered here, feel free to give our dental team a call anytime.
How often should I visit the dentist?
According to the American Dental Association, the average healthy person should receive at least two professional dental checkups and teeth cleanings each year, or one every 6 months. These appointments enable our team to catch and treat issues during their earliest stages, plus they go a long way in preventing many dental problems from developing in the first place.
Do you treat children?
Yes! Lakewood Complete Dentistry is able to treat entire families under one roof, including their youngest members. We’re able to serve children of all ages and have a variety of treatments that are specially-designed to safeguard growing smiles and ensure proper dental development.
Do you accept dental emergencies?
Yes. If you or a loved one are in a lot of dental pain because of an accident or severe toothache, just give our dental office a call, and we’ll work to see you right away. We’re often able to treat emergency patients the same day, so don’t hesitate to reach out for the care you need.
Why would I get Botox from a dentist?
This is a question we hear very often! In order for Botox to be safe and effective, a doctor needs to be very familiar with the location of the facial muscles and how they work together, and this is well within the knowledge of a trained dentist. Dr. Artino has specifically undergone special training to administer Botox and dermal fillers and many patients enjoy the one-stop convenience of being able to improve their smile and get rid of wrinkles at the same appointment!
How long will it take to fix my broken/decayed tooth?
In most cases, we’re able to fully repair a compromised tooth in a single appointment. For slightly damaged teeth, a tooth-colored filling can often do the trick, but for more severe cases, we can use CEREC technology to create a custom-made porcelain dental crown in just about an hour.
Will you accept my dental insurance?
Yes, we accept many insurance plans from a long list of providers, and we do everything we can to maximize our patients’ benefits to help get the most out of their dental insurance. To learn how we can use your particular plan to help you save, contact us today.