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Frequently Asked Dental Questions – San Ramon, CA

Answering All of Your Questions About Dentistry

Do you have questions about taking care of your teeth and gums at home or a certain procedure that you’re interested in? Our team is more than happy to provide you with the answers you need to keep your oral health on the right track. Below, we’ve outlined some of the most common questions that we receive from our patients for your convenience. If you don’t see the information you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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Absolutely. We enjoy creating gorgeous, healthy smiles for patients of any age. If we find that your child – or you, for that matter – would benefit from seeing a specialist, we'll refer you to a trusted colleague. We also refer patients who have extensive dental problems, like advanced periodontitis or problematic root canals, to a specialist for optimal care. As a general dentist’s office, our preventive, restorative, prosthetic, and cosmetic dental services include treatments suitable for patients of all ages.

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Bleeding gums is typically one of the first signs that patients experience during the earliest stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis. It can also occur if you use an abrasive hard-bristled toothbrush or brush your teeth too hard. Either way, it’s important to visit your dentist for a checkup to ensure the health of your gums and get any necessary treatments that you require to keep your oral health on the right track.

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Dental implants are small titanium posts that can be inserted below your gums to hold a restoration in place. They can eliminate the instability of traditional solutions as well as provide your restorations with added strength, because the implants are anchored to your jawbone. To learn more about how you can restore the entire structure of your missing teeth and how this procedure works, call our dental office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Deol.

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We offer bridgework, partials, full dentures, and implant restorations to replace missing teeth. Learn more about these services on our restorative services page, then call Oak Ridge Dental for a consultation. With X-Rays, intraoral photos, and a thorough assessment of your dentition, the dentist can help you decide which replacement option will be best for you.

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In the past, taking X-ray images of your mouth involved radiation exposure and the use of harmful chemicals that weren’t good for the environment. Today, many dentists use digital X-ray imaging technology because it’s safer and more convenient for patients. It produces clear images, reduces radiation exposure by up to 90 percent, and is significantly faster.

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If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your smile, we invite you to take a look at our cosmetic dental services page. Dr. Deol offers a variety of treatments that can transform your smile from drab to fabulous, including professional teeth whitening, direct bonding, and digital smile design. To learn which of these treatments can provide you with the smile of your dreams, visit our dental office for a consultation today!

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Over-the-counter whiteners are not as efficient as professional-grade treatments. The whitening kits you buy at the drugstore are not customized to fit the shape of your teeth, making them messy and ineffective. In addition, they typically only whiten two to three shades. With professional whitening, you have more options. We have home teeth whitening kits that are custom designed for maximum comfort and efficiency. Each night for a week or two you’ll need to apply our professional-grade whitening gel to the trays, and then wear them at night. Within just a few days, you’ll notice a difference, and by the time treatment is complete, you’ll smile with confidence.

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Yes! We work with many insurance companies and are in network with Delta Dental. Simply bring your card or claim into our dental office, or call to speak with our friendly insurance assistant. We'll be happy to tell you what your insurance will cover and file your claim for you.

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Our dental office accepts cash, check, and all major credit cards. Interest-free financing for those who qualify is available through CareCredit.

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