Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Midland, TX
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Whether you’re considering a treatment you haven’t had before or it’s been a long time since you’ve visited the dentist and you aren’t sure what to expect from your appointment, Dr. Courter and his team want to answer your questions and make you feel comfortable when you arrive. If you have a question but don’t have time to call, take a look at our detailed FAQ section on our website. If your question isn’t listed, feel free to call us directly.
How can I make my smile straighter?
Dr. Courter has experience in not only traditional orthodontics for younger patients in need of straightening their smile, but also ClearCorrect aligners for teens and adults looking to do so without metal hardware. He has hundreds of hours in continuing education solely dedicated to orthodontics, so your future smile is in good hands.
Can you replace missing teeth?
While we can replace teeth via traditional dental bridges, we can also place dental implants right here in our dental office if you’d prefer a more long-term solution. Both come with their own pros and cons, but they are both incredibly effective at making your smile look and feel complete once again.
I’m unhappy with my smile’s appearance. How can you help?
Porcelain veneers can easily hide multiple imperfections at a time, but metal-free restorations and tooth-colored fillings can also be effective, especially if you intend on restoring teeth that are already in need of repair. We even offer digital imaging software so you can see exactly what your new smile will look like prior to treatment!
Is there a treatment for my gum disease available?
If you have advanced levels of gum disease, there’s no reason to despair. Our dental office can perform scaling and root planing, an incredibly effective treatment designed to dramatically reduce your symptoms and lower the risk of your gums becoming infected again later.
What should I do if I feel afraid of my dental appointment?
While we work hard to create a calming and welcoming environment for all of our patients, we understand that anxiety can be too much for some. That’s why we offer both nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation, two strengths of dental sedation designed to keep you calm throughout your entire appointment.
My back teeth hurt. Is it my wisdom teeth?
It could possibly be your wisdom teeth, especially if you are between the ages of 17 and 25. Through a detailed exam, we can confirm the direct cause of your tooth pain with advanced diagnostic tools. This includes our digital X-ray machine as well as the CT/Cone Beam Scanner, which captures even more detailed images of your teeth.
Can I visit you for a dental emergency?
Absolutely! The last thing you should do is put off treatment when you have tooth pain, facial swelling, or a damaged/knocked-out tooth due to a physical injury. We’ll do everything we can to get you out of pain, whether that’s through root canal therapy, tooth extraction, or something else.