Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Midland, TX
Get the Answers to All of Your Dental Concerns
Do you have questions about at-home dental hygiene, dental insurance coverage, or receiving a specific treatment? Our team is here to answer your concerns and provide you with the information necessary to keep your oral health on the right track and make great decisions for your smile. Below, we’ve included some of the most common questions we receive from our patients.
Do you see children?
Yes. Dr. Drisdale and his team believe in practicing family dentistry. His dental office caters to adult patients and children of all ages to help them maintain great oral health. We are happy to provide gentle checkups, refreshing cleanings, dental sealants, fluoride treatments, brushing and flossing instructions, and other personalized services for our patient’s children.
I’ve lost some teeth. What are my options for replacing them?
Here in Midland, our dental team offers several solutions for tooth loss so patients can select the option that best fits their unique situation. In most cases, Dr. Drisdale strongly recommends dental implants or All-on-4 dentures because they fully replicate lost tooth structure and provide valuable health and aesthetic benefits. Dental bridges provide valuable stability to lacking smiles as well, and some patients prefer the convenience of traditional dentures.
Above all else, it’s important to remember that there’s no one solution that’s right for everyone. After a thorough evaluation of your dental needs, Dr. Drisdale can sit down with you and devise a treatment plan that works.
Why should I choose All-on-4 dentures?
All-on-4 Dentures are often the right choice for patients who’ve suffered extensive tooth loss and don’t have adequate jawbone density for traditional implants. This state-of-the-art procedure prevents further deterioration while restoring your full, beautiful smile so seamlessly that patients often look many years younger!
If you think you might be the right candidate for All-on-4, let Dr. Drisdale know. He can perform a thorough evaluation and give you his professional opinion regarding whether or not this service will meet your needs.
Going to the dentist makes me really nervous. Can you help me relax?
Definitely. Our team understands dental related fear and anxiety very well, but we also want to ensure that patients receive the revitalizing care their smiles need to thrive. With sedation dentistry, Dr. Drisdale takes the edge off negative emotions and helps you feel genuinely comfortable throughout your procedure. Nitrous oxide is available for patients with mild phobia, while oral conscious sedation works best for moderate cases. Our team would be happy to recommend the right choice for you after an initial appointment.
Are porcelain veneers the right cosmetic solution for me?
Porcelain veneers can be ideal for patients who’d like to give certain teeth or even their entire smile a full makeover all at once. These thin pieces of customized dental porcelain fit directly over natural teeth hiding multiple flaws like chips, cracks, stains, gaps, and more. The veneer treatment is considered irreversible as their placement requires some removal of enamel, but they are a popular makeover solution. If you are interested in undergoing a cosmetic consultation, contact our Midland, TX dental office today!
I don’t want silver or gold restorations. Do you have an alternative?
Of course! Dr. Drisdale’s artistic talent translates well to his cosmetic and restorative work. This results in lifelike, all-ceramic crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and other restorations that are beneficial for both your health and your self confidence.
Do you see emergency cases?
Yes. If you or a loved one is experiencing severe dental pain or injury, don’t hesitate to contact our Midland, TX location right away for emergency assistance. Our team will do everything in our power to see you on the same day as your initial call, and Dr. Drisdale can provide assistance over the phone if you are unable to reach us right away. Our goal is to give you relief as soon as possible!