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Frequently Asked Dental Questions

Dentistry is a big field with various services, technology, and outcomes – therefore, it makes perfect sense that our patients likely have questions about what they can expect. Below, you’ll find several of Eaddy Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, PLLC’s most popular FAQs and answers from Dr. Winston and Dr. Daniel. Do you not see the information you’re looking for below? Contact us here in Lakeway, TX to talk to a team member directly.

Why are checkups recommended every six months, even for people with great oral health?

You’ve probably heard the saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” A lot of complicated oral health issues can be avoided completely with regular trips to the dentist. Your appointments give us the chance to remove toxins that contribute to disease and decay, strengthen your teeth against cavities, and keep an eye out for early signs of problems. If we catch a problem like gum disease early enough, the treatment will go much more smoothly, comfortably, and successfully. In fact, if you remain regular with your checkups and cleanings, You will be able to enjoy a 10 year warranty for all dental work.

Who makes a good candidate for dental implants?

The vast majority of patients who desire dental implants are good implant candidates. Implants allow you to have teeth that function, feel and look like natural teeth. Check out a few of the implant cases on this website and give us a call. Dr. Winston has been surgically placing dental implants successfully since 1984.

What happens if missing teeth are not replaced?

Missing teeth can contribute to many other problems, including the loss of more teeth. Increased risk of decay and gum disease, a shift in remaining teeth, bite problems, TMJ pain, and cosmetic problems with the loss of facial support are some additional consequences that can occur.

What are the benefits of digital X-rays over traditional radiographs?

Digital X-rays offer a number of benefits in comparison with traditional radiographs. They’re convenient, good for the environment and safe. They also offer the patient a chance to see his or her oral health more clearly. Digital X-rays emit about 80% less radiation than traditional film.

How does gum disease affect the body?

We are not certain we know that. C-reactive proteins (CRP) are produced by the liver in response to inflammation. Blood levels or CRP are also elevated in the presence of disease and cancer and are used as a general screen for these processes. CRP levels are elevated with atherosclerotic disease and those who have elevated levels are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, increased blood pressure and diabetes. A direct cause and effect linkage between periodontal disease and other diseases (including cancer) has not been established, even though all contribute to elevated blood levels of CRP. However, we still strive to eliminate all infections through the body to prevent damage caused by periodontal disease.