Frequently Asked Questions

Raleigh Dental Group is here to make your dental experiences as easy and streamlined as possible. Below are some common questions that we receive as well as their corresponding answers. Don’t see your specific question? Feel free to contact us, and we’ll be glad to help you!

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We recommend that patients visit our office at least twice per year for routine cleanings and exams, even if their teeth and gums are in great shape. This allows our team to clean and polish your teeth, diagnose any issues that may have arisen, and answer any questions you may have.

Yes! Our office accepts patients of all ages, and we enjoy working with families. It should be noted that children must always be accompanied by a parent or guardian in our office except while receiving treatment.

Regular cleanings are recommended for patients who have relatively healthy teeth and gums. Deep cleanings are added to a patient’s treatment plan when periodontal disease has developed and scaling and root planing treatments are required to remove built-up plaque and tartar from the gum pockets and keep the gums as healthy as possible.

Tooth decay in its very early stages can actually be reversed through the use of a preventive service like a fluoride treatment. However, once a cavity has developed, the decay must be removed and replaced with a filling before an infection or further damage occurs.

Our practice utilizes digital X-rays, which emit up to 80% less radiation than traditional X-rays. This technology is more effective and efficient, and also much safer for both our patients and staff.

Raleigh Dental Group offers a variety of excellent tooth-replacement options, including dental bridges, full and partial dentures, and dental implants. Dr. Ford would be happy to assess your unique situation and make a personalized recommendation for you.

Patients who receive surgical procedures are required to have a friend or family member wait for them in our lobby for the duration of their treatment to drive them home afterward. The patient should not plan to return to work or school post-treatment and instead head straight home to rest.

Our practice offers nitrous oxide sedation for patients who want to relieve their dental anxiety or just feel more relaxed during their treatment. If you are interested in adding sedation to your treatment plan, please let our team know, and we will be happy to provide you with additional information.

Patients should stick to eating soft foods, like blended soups, oatmeal, and yogurt post-surgery. Never drink anything through a straw right after having a tooth removed, as it can result in a painful complication called a dry socket. Our team will also provide you with a detailed list of post-op instructions.

Our office accepts walk-in appointments, especially in cases of dental emergencies. To schedule a same-day appointment with our team, please give us a call at 901-372-1221.

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