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Frequently Asked Dentistry Questions

Dentistry is a big field, and many patients understandably have questions and concerns about what to expect from certain treatment options. At ABQ Wholistic Dentistry, we’re always happy to shed much-needed light on the facts – in fact, we offer answers to many of our most frequently asked dental questions below! If you don’t see the information you’re looking for on this page, don’t hesitate to contact our team directly in Albuquerque, NM so that we can assist you.

Why is it important to visit a “wholistic” dentist?

Holistic dentistry focuses on providing conservative, biocompatible solutions to dental problems that promote whole-body health and wellbeing while preserving as much natural tooth structure as possible. This is why Dr. Giron offers services like the safe removal of amalgam fillings and sensitivity testing. However, her top priority is helping patients discover the treatment options that work best for their specific preferences, needs, and goals, whether they’re holistic or more conventional in nature. At our dental office, there multiple choices of treatment and endless opportunities!

How many dental checkups and Teeth cleanings do I need each year?

In most cases, we recommend scheduling visits twice in a calendar year, or one per every six months on average. These appointments give Dr. Giron the regular opportunity to review your oral health and take note of any concerning changes that may have arisen between visits. Because she is able to diagnose damage in its earliest stages, patients can save money and protect their smiles much more effectively over the years!

What is the best way to replace missing teeth?

ABQ Wholistic Dentistry offers several options for rebuilding the strong, attractive dental structure, and there is no “perfect” option that will be the best fit for every patient in need. Dr. Giron will be happy to help you explore all available treatments in further detail during an initial consultation so that you can feel wholeheartedly confident about your final decision. With that said, we do encourage most patients to consider dental implants because of their ability to preserve the healthy jawbone and seamlessly replicate the entire structure of the natural tooth.

Can you help me improve the way my smile looks?

Of course! Our Albuquerque dental office offers several cosmetic services that are uniquely designed to erase common imperfections and help your smile’s natural beauty flourish, including professional teeth whitening, metal-free restorations, conservative direct bonding, porcelain veneers, and more.

I’m afraid of the dentist’s office. Can you help?

Yes. Patient comfort is a top priority for our team, which is why we’ve worked so hard to create a soothing, spa-like environment for every appointment here at ABQ Wholistic Dentistry. If needed, professional sedation can be provided that helps anxious patients achieve genuine relaxation throughout even the most extensive procedures. Nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) can promote a mild, pleasant effect, while oral conscious sedation offers stronger results for patients who would prefer not to remember much about the experience.

Do you see dental emergencies?

Definitely! Don’t hesitate to contact our Albuquerque dental office right away if you’re experiencing a severe dental injury and/or pain – Dr. Giron will do her best to accommodate your needs as soon as possible. In many cases, we can even schedule same-day appointments.