Frequently Asked Questions
The world of dentistry is vast and oftentimes confusing, so don’t hesitate to let our Charlottesville, VA and Crozet, VA teams know if you have any questions about what to expect when visiting us. Below, you’ll find answers to several of the queries we hear on a regular basis. We’re always happy to help patients feel more confident about improving their oral health and happiness.
Do you see children?
Yes! Our practice is family-family and can accommodate younger and older patients alike. In fact, our large number of treatment chairs is perfect for block appointments that save parents much-needed time in their busy routines.
What’s the best way to replace missing teeth?
In most cases, our doctors will strongly recommend dental implants. This modern reconstructive service is unmatched in terms of longevity, aesthetic value, and lifelike durability, not to mention oral health benefits. However, there’s no such thing as a perfect dental service for every single patient in need. During an initial consultation, we would be happy to help you explore this transformative option in greater detail and also introduce you to alternatives so that you can select the plan of action that best fits you.
Do you treat dental emergencies?
We definitely do! Our offices always have space for emergency situations on short notice, and we’ll do everything in our power to relieve your pain right away. We even have a 7-day-a-week emergency service. Have a problem on the weekend? Call our office and be redirected to our emergency line. You always have the support you need at Charlottesville and Crozet Blue Ridge Dental.
I’m experiencing a lot of jaw pain. Can you help?
Chronic jaw pain could be a sign of bruxism (teeth grinding) or the more serious TMJ disorder. We recommend that you schedule an appointment in either Charlottesville, VA or Crozet, VA as soon as possible so that our doctors can diagnose your condition and help you discover the ideal therapy option, such as a custom-made oral appliance.
My teeth look really long. Should I be worried?
This symptom is usually a sign of periodontal (gum) disease and/or excessive gum recession. It’s important to have significant recession treated as soon as possible because it can also lead to serious oral sensitivity and pain once the vulnerable tooth roots are exposed to the elements. Thankfully, our skilled dentists offer the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique, which can restore your gum tissue’s original position in a minimally invasive fashion.
Visiting the dentist makes me really anxious. How can I feel better?
Multiple techniques are available to help calm nerves and create a relaxed environment for treatment to proceed smoothly. Patient comfort is always our top priority, so don’t hesitate to let us know if you need a little extra help feeling at ease!
Do you take my insurance?
Our two practices will work with virtually all PPO plans, and we’re in-network with most of the major providers here in Virginia. To learn more about our financial options, please visit our new patients page.