Frequently Asked Dental Questions in Carson, CA

At Carson Dental, we know that you might have various questions about your dental health and procedures. We have put together an extensive list of FAQs to address some of the most common concerns. If you cannot find the answer to your question here or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mina Abraham, please feel free to get in touch with us at 310-835-5550. We are happy to assist you!

What should I do in case of a dental emergency?

If you are experiencing a dental emergency, such as severe pain, a broken tooth, or bleeding, please call our office immediately at 310-835-5550. We offer emergency appointments and will do our best to see you as soon as possible.

How often should I visit the dentist?

We recommend that patients visit the dentist at least twice a year for a routine checkup and cleaning. These visits help prevent dental issues and maintain overall oral health. Depending on your specific dental needs, we may recommend more frequent visits.

What are the signs I might need a root canal?

Signs that you might need a root canal include severe tooth pain, prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums and darkening of the tooth. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact us to schedule an evaluation.

How can I schedule an appointment?

You can schedule an appointment by calling our office at 310-835-5550 or booking online. We are here to accommodate your schedule and provide you with timely dental care.

Are digital X-rays safe?

Yes, digital X-rays are safe and an important part of your dental care. They use significantly less radiation than traditional X-rays and provide a valuable diagnostic tool that helps us detect issues that may not be visible during a regular dental examination.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept various forms of payment including cash, major credit cards, and dental insurance. We also offer financing options to ensure you can receive the care you need comfortably.

What should I expect during my first visit?

During your first visit, you will be asked to complete a medical and dental history form. Our team will then perform a thorough dental examination, which may include digital X-rays. We will discuss any dental issues and propose a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

How do I know if I am a candidate for dental implants?

Dental implant candidacy depends on several factors including your overall health, jawbone density, and oral hygiene. Schedule a consultation with our dentist to discuss if dental implants are the right solution for your dental needs.

How can I maintain my dental health between visits?

Maintaining your dental health between visits is crucial. We recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily and using an antiseptic mouthwash to reduce plaque. Avoiding sugary snacks and drinks and not smoking are also important to prevent dental problems. Additionally, wearing a mouthguard during sports can protect your teeth from injury.

What should I do if I have a dental phobia?

If you experience dental anxiety or phobia, please let us know so we can make accommodations to increase your comfort. We offer various sedation options to help make your dental visits in Carson, California, more relaxed and anxiety-free. Communicating your fears will allow us to tailor your treatment experience to your needs.