Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Dallas, TX

Important Facts on Dental Treatments

We understand if you have questions or concerns about dentistry in general or specific treatments regarding your future care. Over the years, we’ve answered countless questions on a variety of dental topics, some of which are addressed below for your convenience! If yours is not listed, please let us know so we can help you out.

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 about 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.

My jaw pain is really bad. Can you treat it? 

Chronic jaw pain with no clear, singular cause is often the result of undiagnosed TMJ disorder. Dr. Barnett can assess the condition of your jaw and how your teeth fit together, noting problematic areas. Teeth can be adjusted with quality restorative solutions like dental crowns to help correct imbalances, and custom-made oral appliances can also provide much-needed relief, making jaw pain a thing of the past! 

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 dental office today!