Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Altavista, VA

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Even after perusing the rest of our website, it’s likely that you may still have questions about our dental office and the care options that are available to you here in the Altavista area. Thankfully, the Miller & Wolf Family Dentistry team has plenty of answers! Take a look at our frequently asked questions below for more information, and feel free to contact us if you still don’t find the info you’re searching for.

Do you see children?

Yes, we do! Like the name of our dental office strongly suggests, we’re open to treating all of your loved ones here in one convenient dental office location, whether they still have baby teeth or they’re ready to be fitted for a denture. Our doctors offer several kid-friendly services in particular for growing smiles, including dental sealants, nightguards, fluoride, and more.

I’m having a dental emergency! Can you help?

Definitely. We see emergency cases as soon as possible during our regular business hours, and someone from our team will always be on call as well if you contact us at night or on the weekends. Our goal is to alleviate your oral pain and help you achieve the relief you need as soon as possible.

How do I know if I have gum disease?

There are several symptoms associated with the onset of gum disease, and patients are encouraged to sound the warning bell when they pop up. They include:

  • Gum tissue that regularly bleeds after the patent has brushed and/or flossed.
  • Gum tissue that looks overly red in color, swollen, or tender to the touch.
  • Excessive, lingering bad breath, even after diligent brushing and/or mouthwash use.
  • Teeth that appear excessively long over time.

I get nervous in the dentist’s office. Can you help me relax?

Of course. We offer multiple kinds of sedation dentistry that can soothe the nerves and help the patient achieve a genuine state of relaxation throughout their treatment.

Does your dental office refer out often?

No! We know how frustrating and time-consuming constant referrals can be to patients in need, which is why our doctors strive to offer a comprehensive menu of services here in-office. While we may need to involve other doctors on rare occasions, our goal is to personally handle your smile transformation from beginning to end in one, comfortable location for your benefit.

Will you take my dental insurance?

Our dental office is in-network with Cigna, and we’re also happy to take several major PPO plans as well. Our team members are experts when it comes to filling claims and helping you receive the biggest reimbursement possible. To learn more, you can visit our new patients page or contact us directly.