Frequently Asked Dental Questions – Pensacola, FL

The Answers to
Common Dental Concerns

A good dental office is one where you can feel comfortable asking any dental questions that might be on your mind no matter what they are. Below you’ll find our responses to X of the most common dental questions that we’ve received at Patriot Dental. Of course, this is just a small sampling of some of the things that patients ask; for anything that’s not listed here, you can contact our team and set up a consultation.

How Often Do I Need to Visit the Dentist?

If you’re currently in good oral health, you should still visit our dental office every six months for a checkup and cleaning so that we can look for cavities and any other problems that might be developing. We can then intervene as needed and schedule follow-up appointments so that small issues don’t turn into emergencies.

Can You Place Dental Implants In-House?

Yes, Dr. Lisonbee is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and is able to personally place and restore dental implants. The convenience of having the entire implant procedure performed under one roof can save you a lot of time, and you’ll have a familiar face by your side all the way.

How Can I Improve My Smile?

Veneers, teeth whitening, cosmetic bonding, and metal free restorations can all be used to correct any number of flaws on your teeth. To figure out which cosmetic option is best for you, we invite you to schedule a cosmetic consultation so that we can discuss your goals and examine your teeth. A smile makeover plan will be developed based on

Is a Toothache an Emergency?

If a toothache does not go away or becomes extremely painful, it should be treated as a dental emergency. Call us right away to schedule an appointment. We may find that the pain is caused by an infection, which might call for root canal therapy to save the tooth.

What Should I Do If I’m Scared of the Dentist?

If your dental anxieties are bad enough to actively discourage you from seeking care, ask us about having sedation performed at your next appointment. With oral conscious sedation, you’ll be completely relaxed by the time your treatment begins, so you won’t be worried about the sights and sounds of a dental office.

Do You Accept Dental Insurance?

We are not in-network with any dental insurance companies, but we do accept a variety of plans, and we can file claims on your behalf. Call our dental office with your insurance information so that we can confirm whether we take it and help you figure out what benefits you’ll be entitled to.