Frequently Asked Questions
How often should I visit the dentist?
For whatever reason, many adults think twice-annual visits to the dentist really aren’t all that necessary — but these regular appointments are truly vital. While some patients have reasons they need to come in more often, everyone should come in at least every six months and help us help you fight gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral issues for years to come.
I’m nervous visiting the dentist — can you help?
You’re not alone! Dr. Mariya Barnett provides sedation options for patients who need a little help relaxing in the dental chair.
Can you handle my root canal?
Dr. Barnett performs some root canal cases from the comfort of our well-equipped DFW office. More complex root canals will still be referred out to a specialist for the best care for that situation.
What type of tooth replacement do you offer?
Dr. Barnett offers the traditional crown and bridge, dentures and partials, and dental implants. While the first two offer a fast, affordable solution, eligible patients are encouraged to consider investing in dental implants — the very best in tooth replacement.
How can you help my snoring?
Your chronic snoring could be caused by obstructive sleep apnea, which Dr. Barnett can treat with a removable oral appliance. It works by holding your tongue and lower jaw in place, preventing their collapse and allowing for the smooth flow of air through the throat during the night.
How do clear braces work?
Invisalign works using a series of clear plastic aligners that gradually realign your teeth. Over a period of one year, on average, you advance through the treatment — without the need for bulky, noticeable metal hardware.
Do you speak Spanish?
Yes! We are proud to have several Spanish-speaking staff members who can help to ensure you fully understand every aspect of your dental care as well as payment, financing, and anything else you need to know. Contact our DFW office today!