Del Rey DentalFrequently Asked Questions - East Dallas, TX

Dentistry can be a big and confusing topic, especially if you’re not sure what to expect when visiting a new dental office for the first time. Here at Del Rey Dental, our team members are always happy to answer your questions – in fact, we’ve taken the time to compile some of our frequently asked questions and their answers below for added convenience! If you don’t see what you’re looking for further down the page, feel free to contact us directly here in the East Dallas neighborhood.

Absolutely! Dr Tadros likes seeing kids. He uses positive reinforcement, and wants to make sure your kids are comfortable at their appointment. Caring for kids is a big part of our practice, and it’s very important to Dr. Tadros that he helps them have positive, enjoyable experiences at the dentist’s office from a young age – far too many cases of lifelong dental fear begin early, after all. Our waiting room features plenty of fun touches for little patients, including video games, and we also partner with a pediatric specialist when needed to ensure that your loved one’s care is the right fit for their unique needs.

Dr. Tadros’ usual recommendation is two professional checkups and two dedicated cleanings every calendar year – one each six months on average. This gives our team the valuable chance to check out the patient’s smile at regular intervals and pinpoint any strange changes or signs of damage that may have developed in the interim. We can also clear away decay-causing plaque and tartar from every last crevice, leaving the teeth healthier and safer.

If the patient is experiencing moderate gum disease or is especially sensitive to tooth decay, undergoing these visits every 3-4 months may be encouraged instead so that we can provide more diligent, supportive care. We’ll be sure to let you know if this is the case!

Yes! We do our very best to make time in our schedule to accommodate serious dental injuries, extreme oral pain, and other frightening situations right away for new and current patients alike. Don’t wait – contact us today to schedule an emergency appointment.

Not at all. At Del Rey Dental, we only capture X-rays on a necessary basis and use all of the proper safety equipment to ensure a smooth and comfortable diagnostic experience. Better yet, Dr. Tadros has invested in state-of-the-art digital radiography, which minimizes radiation exposure by up to 80% when compared with traditional film! It’s a very safe process for children and adults alike.

Absolutely! Mondays through Fridays, we’re open until 6:00pm at night in order to accommodate professional adults and families who don’t want to pull their kids out of school unnecessarily. Better yet, we have Saturday hours available too if you don’t have the free time during the week.

Yes – we are very insurance-friendly! Our practice is in-network with most PPO providers. To learn more, please visit our new patients page or contact us directly.

No! Modern-day denture options are designed to be convenient and straightforward to take care of. Your dentist will give you a guide to properly caring for your dentures at home, and it’s important to follow these guidelines carefully to get the most out of your appliance. A few other quick tips include:

  • Keep your dentures clean by gently brushing them every day with a soft-bristled brush. Be sure to always rinse your dentures before putting them back in your mouth after cleaning.
  • Always keep your dentures in water or denture solution when they aren’t being worn. This prevents them from drying out and becoming damaged.
  • Soak your dentures every night while you sleep. This allows them to soak away any bacteria that may have built up during the day.
  • Remember that while dentures are resilient, they can still chip or break if dropped on a hard surface like the floor. Take them off to clean them, and always handle them with care. Do your best to avoid dropping them in the first place!

Your dentures will need to be relined or replaced every few years. If you notice that your denture is not as secure as it used to be, you may need a new one. We can inspect your dentures to make sure they are still fitting well and performing well for you.

Dental crowns can be used to cover and protect teeth that are severely cracked, broken, discolored, misshapen, or misaligned. They are also often used with dental implants to replace missing teeth or protect the tooth from further damage after a root canal.

Receiving a dental crown is actually a relatively comfortable procedure. A local anesthetic will be administered before the procedure to ensure that there is no pain during the appointment. However, once the anesthetic wears off, you may experience some discomfort that can be alleviated by taking medications. It is also common to experience minor swelling after a dental crown is placed. If the discomfort does not go away after a few days, you should call your dentist’s office to discuss treatment options.

Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums. While there are a number of risk factors, such as smoking and genetics, plaque buildup is the leading cause of periodontal disease. Plaque is a sticky biofilm that continuously forms on the teeth. If it isn’t removed through proper oral hygiene, it will eventually harden into tartar, which can only be removed by a dentist or hygienist. The bacteria found in plaque irritate the gums and cause them to pull away from the tooth. This creates a pocket between the base of the gum and the gum line, which can become infected and cause gingivitis and other serious gum diseases.

There are many things that you can do to reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease – including brushing and flossing every day, visiting the dentist for regular checkups, and avoiding tobacco use. You can also reduce your risk by maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle. This includes eating a balanced diet and limiting your intake of sugary foods and drinks. You should also avoid tobacco altogether. Smoking can make it more difficult for your gum tissue to repair itself after it has been damaged.

In addition to practicing good oral hygiene at home, you should also keep up with regular professional care. Professional exams and cleanings help to remove plaque buildup that you can’t remove on your own during your daily home care routine. Also, your dentist may discover that you need further treatment (such as scaling and root planing) in order to treat any gum disease that you may have.

Teeth that are severely infected or decayed may need to be removed through endodontic therapy, commonly known as a root canal. During a root canal procedure, the dentist removes the entire pulp of the tooth and then replaces it with a filling material to protect what remains of the tooth from further damage and restore its strength and function. Without treatment, the affected tooth will become brittle and will almost certainly break or become extremely painful.

There are a number of reasons why a tooth may become damaged to the point that it must be removed. Some common reasons include severe tooth decay, a deep crack in the tooth that extends below the gum line, a fractured cusp, repeated dental treatments on the same tooth that have weakened its structure, and trauma to the tooth. In some cases, pain may occur without any visible signs of damage. The dentist will be able to determine the cause of the symptoms and if your tooth needs to be treated through a root canal.

After your root canal treatment, we recommend scheduling a follow-up appointment with your dentist to review the results of the procedure and make sure that there are no complications or further treatments that need to be done. Once any necessary treatment is completed, and the healing process is complete, you can resume your normal oral hygiene routine but avoid disturbing the treated area for a few days following your appointment. Brushing your teeth gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush will help to remove food debris from the teeth and reduce the risk of infection. You will likely experience some soreness following the procedure, but this should resolve within a few days of the treatment. If pain continues or if the tooth feels tender, contact your dentist immediately.

If you don't have dental insurance, you may still be eligible for some financial assistance for dental care treatments. Here at Del Rey Dental, we offer the DRD Loyalty Plan to help our patients who need extensive care at an affordable price. This plan is priced at $199 per year and offers 20% off all restorative procedures. It is typically available to help patients pay for fillings, extractions, deep cleaning, bridges, crowns, partials, in-office whitening, and more.

You can also pay us with CareCredit. CareCredit is a healthcare credit card that is used to pay for necessary medical and cosmetic procedures. It's similar to a regular Visa or Mastercard and can be used for expenses like dental care, LASIK, and cosmetic surgery if you want a way to pay for these treatments over time.

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  • Monday10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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