Dental FAQs

If you have a dental question, Cooper City Family Dentistry has the answer. Your smile begins here!

How Can I Avoid Dental Emergencies?

Many people make the mistake of only visiting the dentist when they have a problem. However, instead of coming in for crisis treatment, you can avoid your dental emergency altogether, saving you time, money, and pain in the long run, by visiting your dentist regularly and receiving preventive care.

How Can I Make Dental Services More Affordable?

Since insurance maximums have not kept up with inflation, a Blueprint or Direct Reimbursement plan is an effective way to make any necessary dental services more affordable.

Are Dentures Comfortable?

Thanks to recent advancements in dentistry, dentures are significantly more comfortable than in the past. However, if they do cause any discomfort or pain, it’s a sign that they don’t fit correctly and should visit your dentist for a fit adjustment. Furthermore, if you have enough jaw bone to support dental implants, you can guarantee a secure fit and no slippage with implant supported over-dentures.

What Should I Do If I Have Tooth Pain?

If you experience tooth or mouth pain, it is typically a sign that something is wrong. As a result, once pain begins, it’s essential to visit your dentist as soon as possible. Ibuprofen is the best over-the-counter drug for dental pain it is recommended to take that as well.

What Should I Do If I Have Dental Swelling?

Gum swelling, whether it is one area or your entire gums, is quite common and can be due to anything from minor causes, such as hypersensitivity to gum, reactions to prescription medications, or a stuck popcorn kernel, to more serious ones, such as gum disease or health problems.

However, no matter the root cause, it is always best to receive a complete examination from your dentist as soon as you experience swollen gums, bleeding while brushing or flossing, or any other abnormal symptoms in your mouth.

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

If you are missing teeth and are interested in restoring your smile with dental implants, chances are they are right for you. However, you may not be a candidate for dental implants if your jawbone is still growing, are pregnant, smoke heavily, abuse alcohol or other substances, have received high-dose radiation treatment of the head or neck, have chronic diseases or systemic problems, take certain medications, severely grind or clench their teeth, and more.

The best way to find out if dental implants are right for you is by visiting your dentist for a dental implant consultation.

What Are the Warning Signs of Gum Disease?

Because gum disease is often painless and requires specific examinations to detect, you may unknowingly have it for years. However, there are some tell-tale signs once it hits the more advanced stages including pockets in gums, bleeding gums, redness of gum tissue, gum swelling, bad breath, receding gum, and loose teeth.

If you are experiencing any of the warning signs of gum disease, it’s essential to schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.

How Can I Keep My Child’s Smile Healthy?

A lifetime of oral health begins as soon as your child’s first set of teeth erupts. You can help keep your child’s smile healthy with fluoride treatments, sealants, regular brushing and flossing, not sharing bottles, and visiting your dentist for regular visits by the time they turn 1.

How Does My Oral Health Change as I Age?

As we age, we tend to have less saliva and take more medications, both of which dramatically affect our oral health. Some oral changes that occur as we become seniors include, dry mouth, tooth decay, gum infections, and more. As a result, a vigilant oral care routine and regular visits to your dentist are crucial throughout our entire lives.

Is Tooth Whitening Right for Me?

While teeth whitening is tough on stains but gentle on your teeth, it may not be right for you if you have sensitive teeth, gum disease, teeth with worn enamel, or if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. However, the best way to find out if tooth whitening is right for you is by visiting your dentist for a consultation.

Can I Replace My Silver Fillings with Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Yes, you are able to replace your silver fillings with tooth-colored fillings if your fillings begin to corrode and leak, if you feel self-conscious about the silver appearance, and if you are scared of mercury exposure.

Why Do I Need a Dental Crown?

Your smile can benefit from a dental crown for a variety of reasons. Dental crowns help restore the appearance of your teeth and face, support face muscles, prevent teeth from shifting, keep your jaw and bite aligned, and bite and chew efficiently.

Why Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?

While root canal therapy may seem scary, there are three major reasons for it: to stop tooth pain, to prevent bacteria and pain from spreading to your jaw, and to save your tooth.

Office Hours

Monday:9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tuesday - Thursday:8:30AM - 6:00PM
Friday:8:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturday:Open one to two Saturdays per month by appointment

Office Location

Cooper City Office - 954.252.8257
5900 Hiatus Road, Suite 300
Cooper City, FL 33330