Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I visit the dentist?
The Valley View Dental team and the American Dental Association encourage patients to visit our office at least two times each year in order to maintain their healthiest smiles. These regular preventive checkups make it possible for our skilled dentist and team to diagnose and treat oral health concerns in their earliest stages.
What is gum infection?
Periodontal (gum) disease occurs when plaque and tartar build up above and below the gum line, which irritates soft tissues and leads to bleeding, inflammation, and bone loss. The early form of gum disease, gingivitis, can be reversed with more frequent professional cleanings, but left untreated the advanced form, periodontitis, can be extremely detrimental to oral health and requires more advanced treatments.
Do dentists treat sleep apnea?
In many cases, dentists offer effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. We use oral appliances to gently shift the jaw forward opening the airway and allowing patients to breathe easily and sleep soundly through the night.
Can I call if I have an emergency?
Absolutely. We are happy to help patients whenever they need us. Simply call our office, and we will do our utmost to see you right away. We also offer first aid and pain management tips to help patients until they arrive at our office.
What are dental lasers used for?
We use dental lasers for a number of treatments on both hard and soft tissues. The laser aids in healing canker sores, cold sores and gum disease. If you are interested in finding out more about laser dentistry, ask our dentist during your next visit or give us a call today.
Do you take my insurance?
We are happy to process and file dental insurance claims from several providers, and we are in-network with a number of plans including Delta Dental, Health Partners, and Metlife.