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Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions

At the Glendale Dental Wellness Center, education is a very important part of our care approach. We want to teach our patients how to preserve their dental health and enjoy teeth that truly last a lifetime! If you have any questions or concerns about the services we offer, don’t hesitate to contact us so we can discuss the matter with you in greater detail. We’ve also compiled some of our most popular FAQs and their answers below for added convenience.

How often should I come in for a dental checkup and cleaning?

We recommend that patients of all ages plan to attend a professional dental checkup and cleaning at least twice each year, or one every six months on average. These visits give us the valuable opportunity to assess your oral health and catch any signs of trouble in their earliest, most harmless stages. If Dr. Sue has determined that gum disease is present or the patient has a particularly potent sensitivity to tooth decay, he may recommend cleanings every three to four months instead so that our team can better support your smile.

I’m afraid of the dentist’s office! Can you help?

Absolutely. We offer multiple forms of sedation dentistry – both nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) and oral conscious sedation – so that even the most nervous patients can truly relax in the treatment chair throughout their procedures. These professional techniques are very safe and soothing, and after we’ve explained the different options to you, you’ll be able to select the one that best fits your needs and preferences.

Do you offer emergency dentistry?

Yes. Dr. Sue will do his best to accommodate serious dental injuries and/or pain as soon as possible for both new and reoccurring patients. In many cases, he will be able to fit you in for a visit on the same day as your initial call! Don’t hesitate to contact us right away with details about you or your loved one’s dental emergency.

Is it true that a dentist can treat sleep apnea?

If they have the proper training, yes! Dr. Sue has extensively studied dental sleep medicine; in fact, he is an Elite Member of Dental Sleep Masters, which is an organization that specifically focuses on relieving treatments for sleep apnea. If a patient has been professionally diagnosed with mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), they may be able to achieve higher quality rest with a custom oral appliance instead of the dreaded CPAP machine. Don’t wait – contact us today in Glendale, CA to schedule a visit.

What’s the best way to replace missing teeth?

While every patient’s circumstances, personal preferences, and available budget are different, Dr. Sue is likely to recommend modern dental implants as the clear frontrunner for long-lasting tooth replacement. Because implants faithfully replicate every part of the natural dental structure (including the root), they successfully preserve jawbone health while also creating a seamless reconstruction of the original tooth. Better yet, Dr. Sue provides every stage of this transformative treatment process right here in-office! For a complimentary consultation, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Can I straighten my smile without metal braces?

We do offer ClearCorrect, which uses a series of clear aligners to gradually move teeth towards their designed positions without the need for noticeable brackets and wires. The subtle nature of the aligners is barely noticeable within the mouth, which means our patients can continue smiling confidently throughout the entire treatment process!