Frequently Asked Questions
Making regular appointments at your San Jose dentist’s office is essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy, along with maintaining excellent overall oral health. The more frequently you see your dentist, the more likely it is that small oral health problems can be caught early before they have the opportunity to develop into large problems. Comfort Dental offers a wide range of essential dental services to the community, including 24-hour emergency services.
How often should I get a dental checkup?
We recommend that you schedule an appointment at our dental clinic once every six months. During the checkup, we’ll do a thorough cleaning along with polishing and flossing. We’ll also check for any symptoms of possible oral health issues such as gum disease. If you have noticed any changes in your teeth or gums, be sure to tell us.
When do I need dental X-rays?
Getting X-rays of your teeth, gums, and jawbone every two to three years is essential for finding problems that might otherwise be missed, like jawbone issues or impacted wisdom teeth. We will recommend X-rays on an as-needed basis, depending on your age, health, and whether you have any chronic oral health issues.
What should I do if I have a toothache?
Toothaches can have a number of causes, including tooth trauma, an infection, and irritation of the pulp inside your tooth. You may experience it as anything from a sharp pain to a dull ache to unusual sensitivity. If you have a toothache, you should call us right away to schedule an emergency appointment.
What happens if I have missing teeth?
Having missing teeth changes the appearance of your smile, and it can even change the shape of your face by causing your cheeks to look sunken. A missing tooth can also cause misaligned teeth, trouble chewing your food, and gradual bone loss. If you have any missing teeth, we can recommend and provide viable solutions such as dental implants.
How do I know if I have gum disease?
Early treatment is essential for keeping gum disease from developing into periodontitis. If you notice any of the symptoms of gum disease, see us right away. The warning signs of gum disease include chronic bad breath, gums that swell or bleed when you brush or floss, receding gums, and teeth that are becoming loose.
Our San Jose Location
Comfort Dental proudly serves the community of San Jose, California. San Jose has an estimated population of more than a million people and is known as one of the hubs of America’s tech industry. It is home to numerous well-known regions, such as Burbank, Winchester, and Silver Creek Valley. When you’re in need of comprehensive dental care you can always depend on, call our dental clinic at 408-249-8888 to schedule an appointment.