Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Dublin, CA

Delivering Clear, Honest Answers

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We know that getting clear, honest answers isn’t always easy. With so much misinformation readily available these days, our team at Waterford Dental Group is here to help. With multiple doctors and specialists on staff who have dedicated their lives to helping others achieve better oral health, you can count on us to provide the answers you need so that you can make the right decision about your and your family’s oral healthcare needs.


Is it necessary to visit the dentist every six months?

Yes. Visiting the dentist twice each year gives you the best chance to maintain a cavity-free smile. Using specialized instruments that are designed to remove plaque and tartar, and capturing digital images that make it easy to see beneath the gumline, we can pinpoint problem areas in their earliest stages. As a result, you’re less likely to experience severe symptoms that require complex restorative treatment.

Do you offer emergency dental help?

Yes. We are pleased to provide our patients with 24/7 emergency assistance. We know that a dental injury can occur at any time, which is why it’s important that you have a trusted professional you can call. When a situation arises that requires the help of our team, make sure to call our office right away, and we’ll work quickly to get you in so that you can be free of pain.

Why are dental implants considered a superior form of tooth replacement?

Unlike traditional bridges and dentures, dental implants effectively restore the roots and crowns of missing teeth. This is unattainable with any other form of tooth replacement, making dental implants far superior in their ability to provide continuous stimulation to the jawbone. But apart from their root-to-crown replacement, they also require no food restrictions and can last 30 years or more as long as you commit to taking proper care of your new smile.

Should I expect the removal of a tooth to hurt?

No, you should not worry about being in any pain when having a tooth removed. The reason is that we will administer local anesthesia to help numb the mouth so that you remain calm and comfortable. Once the anesthesia wears off, though, you can expect some soreness and discomfort, but you can manage the pain with over-the-counter medication.

Why is a custom nightguard better than a store-bought variety?

Although many dentists recommend that patients purchase store-bought mouthguards to combat bruxism, the truth is that these oral devices are considered one-size-fits-all and often feel uncomfortable. Because they are boil-and-bite appliances, you may not achieve a comfortable fit the first time and as a result, find it difficult to wear. With a custom nightguard, though, we will take impressions of your teeth to ensure that the new device is comfortable and properly protects your teeth throughout the night.

Will you accept my dental insurance?

We are pleased to be in-network with many dental insurance plans and will do our best to find ways to maximize your available benefits. Because they are often only good for one calendar year, we will recommend ways to use your plan so that you do not lose valuable dollars at the end of the year, but we’ll also help you keep more money in your pocket.