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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Sarasota, FL

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Do you have questions about dental implants, full mouth rehabilitations, or want to learn how to optimize your at-home oral hygiene routine? If you’re looking for dental-related questions, our team has all the answers you need. Below, we’ve compiled some common questions that we receive from our patients for your convenience.

How many times should I visit my dentist each year?

The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist twice a year, once every six months to ensure that your teeth and gums stay healthy.

How often should I change out my toothbrush?

It’s recommended to change out your toothbrush or the head of your electric toothbrush every three months, once you begin to notice that the bristles are fraying, or after you get sick.

Can dental implants fail?

Yes. Dental implants boast an impressive 98 percent success rate, but it’s still crucial to avoid certain habits that can prevent them from properly fusing with your jawbone. To increase the chances of a successful dental implant procedure, we recommend stopping alcohol consumption, smoking or tobacco use, and developing a good oral hygiene routine. This will prevent infection and improve the outcomes of your treatment.

What’s the different between a general dentist and a prosthodontist?

Dr. Rojas is a prosthodontist, which means that she has completed an additional three-year residency after dental school to learn specific skills and treatments having to do with replacing missing teeth and restoring the function and health of the entire mouth. General dentists aren’t always required to complete a residency to practice, so they don’t necessarily have any specialized training for certain treatments.

I’m anxious about visiting the dentist. Is there anything you can do to calm my nerves?

Yes! Dr. Rojas offers dental sedation, including nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation. These are all forms of conscious sedation, which means that, although you may not be able to remember your treatment, you’ll still be able to respond to our questions and anything we ask of you during your procedure.

What is a full mouth rehabilitation?

One of Dr. Rojas’ favorite types of cases to work on are full mouth rehabilitations. These can include a variety of restorative treatments that address both aesthetic and underlying oral health concerns, including fillings, crowns, dental implants, and removable prosthetics. If you’re interested in learning more about this process, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with our team today!

Are you able to place dental implants at your practice?

Yes! Thanks to Dr. Rojas’ specialty training in restorative treatments, we can complete the entire dental implant procedure in-house, including the placement of your implants. This streamlines the process and ensures that there won’t be any gaps in communication from step-to-step.