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Frequently Asked Dental Questions

Dentistry is a big topic, and our patients may understandably have questions or concerns about what to expect, even after looking through the rest of this website. For added convenience, we’ve taken the time to compile some of the frequently asked dental questions we receive below, along with their answers. Do you still not see the information you’re looking for? Not a problem – just contact us directly here in Alexandria, IN to speak to a team member or one of our doctors.

Do you see children?

Yes! We’re proud to be a family-friendly dental office that can accommodate smiles at every stage of development, and our big menu of available services features several options that are perfect for little teeth, including dental sealants, fluoride treatment, custom mouthguards, tooth-colored fillings, and much more.

What’s the best way to replace missing teeth?

Every patient’s circumstances and goals are different, which means that it’s basically impossible for there to be a service that’s truly perfect in all cases. That said, whenever possible, Dr. Martinez recommends dental implants for tooth replacement because of their exceptional longevity, esthetic quality, and health benefits! This modern service faithfully replicates every part of your tooth’s natural structure, leading to strong, seamless results.

Will I need to see a separate doctor for dental implants?

No. At Martinez Dentistry, we’re happy to provide every stage of the dental implant process – including the surgical placement of the implants themselves – right here in our Alexandria, IN dental office. This saves you valuable time and helps you stay comfortable with doctors and team members you already trust.

Can you help me improve the way my smile looks?

Absolutely! Our dental office offers several cosmetic dentistry services that are specifically designed to elevate the physical appearance of teeth, including professional teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, metal-free restorations, and much more. During an initial appointment, one of our dentists will sit down with you and go over your unique goals in further detail so that he can recommend the option that best represents the gorgeous smile you see in your future.

Do you see dental emergencies?

We certainly do. Whenever you contact us for help with a serious toothache, a fracture, or a knocked-out tooth, our team will make time as soon as possible for an emergency appointment. In many cases, we can even provide relief on the same day as your initial call! Don’t wait – call us now here in Alexandria.

My gums bleed when I brush and floss. Should I be worried?

Bleeding in any form is typically not a good sign. The most likely explanation is that you’re experiencing periodontal/gum disease, which is a common infection that starts out mild but can quickly grow to threaten your healthy smile. If you notice oral bleeding on a regular basis, contact Martinez Dentistry to schedule an appointment. We can review your current oral health and prescribe more frequent cleanings if needed to protect your smile.