Dental FAQs | Cedar Village Dentistry

We’ve got answers to all your dental questions

Welcome to Cedar Village Dentistry’s FAQ section!

Here, we’ve compiled straightforward answers to the questions we often hear. From general dental care to specialized treatments, we’re here to provide clear and concise information. Your oral health and understanding are our priorities, so take a moment to explore the commonly asked questions below.

How often should I schedule regular dental cleanings and exams?

Regular visits allow our dentists to catch problems early, provide preventive care, and ensure your smile remains healthy. The recommended frequency of these visits can vary based on individual needs and oral health conditions. As a general guideline:

  • For most individuals with good oral health: It’s recommended to have a dental cleaning and exam every 6 months. These routine visits help prevent the buildup of plaque, tartar, and potential dental issues.
  • For individuals with specific dental conditions: If you have gum disease or a history of dental problems, your dentist may recommend more frequent visits to closely monitor and manage your oral health.
  • Children and teenagers may need more frequent visits as their teeth and oral structures develop.

Ultimately, the best schedule for dental cleanings and exams will be determined through a discussion, taking into account your oral health history, risk factors, and specific needs.

How much does treatment cost?

At Cedar Village Dentistry, we’re open about the costs of treatments. Meet with our dentists, discuss your concerns, and get a detailed treatment plan with options. We accept most types of payments, including cash, checks, and credit cards. We also offer long-term, flexible financing through CareCredit. You can then decide what’s best for you, considering your situation and budget.

What’s the difference between regular cleaning and deep cleaning?

Regular cleaning is for routine maintenance, while deep cleaning is a more extensive procedure targeting gum disease and plaque buildup beneath the gums. Your dentist will determine which type of cleaning is appropriate based on your oral health condition.

What's the difference between clear aligners and traditional braces?

Clear aligners and traditional braces are used to straighten teeth but differ in their approach. Clear aligners use a series of removable aligners that gradually shift your teeth into place. Traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to achieve the same goal.

Do you offer emergency appointments?

Sure thing! Whether you’re a new or regular patient, you can get quick, high-quality emergency dental care by booking a same-day appointment.

Can I visit your practice even if I don’t have insurance?

Absolutely! We believe everyone deserves high-quality dental care regardless of whether or not they have dental insurance or their financial situation. We welcome both insured and uninsured patients.

Is there a connection between sleep apnea and dental health?

There is, sleep apnea impacts both sleep quality and overall health. Dentists can help by creating oral appliances that keep the airway open during sleep, particularly for mild to moderate cases.

At Cedar Village Dentistry, our treatments for sleep apnea include:

  • CPAP Machine: Effective for severe cases, this device maintains an open airway by gently adjusting the lower jaw.
  • Oral Appliance: Suitable for mild to moderate cases or those who can’t use a CPAP, this custom device repositions the jaw to prevent airway obstruction.

Do you offer sedation dentistry?

Yes! We offer various levels of sedation dentistry to ensure your comfort during dental procedures. The type of sedation recommended for you depends on the procedure and your level of anxiety.

How do I schedule a dental appointment?

We make it easy. You can schedule your visit anytime through our online booking system. You can also call us at (513) 770-4370.

What is considered a dental emergency?

A dental emergency is when you have a pressing issue with your mouth, teeth, or gums that need urgent attention from a dentist. This could be to relieve pain, stop more problems, or handle a sudden oral health issue. Examples:

  • Toothaches
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Broken crowns and fillings
  • Abscesses or swelling
  • Loose teeth
  • Bleeding or swollen gums

How does holistic dentistry differ from traditional dentistry?

Holistic dentistry looks at how oral health affects your whole body. Unlike traditional dentistry, which mainly treats teeth and gums, holistic dentists consider how treatments can impact your overall well-being.

Do I need a night guard, and how can it help protect my teeth?

A night guard might be recommended if you grind your teeth at night (bruxism) or have jaw joint issues. A night guard is a custom-made device you wear to protect your teeth from grinding against each other while sleeping. It can also help alleviate jaw pain and prevent dental problems caused by bruxism.

When is a tooth extraction necessary?

Tooth extraction may be necessary if a tooth is severely decayed, damaged, infected, or causing crowding issues. Wisdom teeth may also be extracted if they’re impacted or causing problems. We’ll carefully evaluate the situation and recommend extraction if it’s the best course of action to preserve your oral health.

This is the future of health awareness!

And it’s happening right now at Cedar Village Dentistry. Enjoy the latest dental technology as part of your treatment.

Office Information

Phone: (513) 770-4370

Monday / Tuesday / Thursday: 7am - 7pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 7am - 4pm
Every other Saturday: 8am - 1pm

Follow us!

facebook icon instagram icon youtube icon google plus icon

5212 Cedar Village Dr. Mason, OH 45040

Get Directions

Request an Appointment

We take our patients’ privacy seriously. Please refrain from providing any personal health or sensitive information.

Mason dental implants dentist Dr. Dooley

“In just a few appointments, you can have a completely natural, permanent tooth restoration. Schedule your appointment and let’s talk about how dental implants can improve your smile and your health.”